For some reason, I’ve been finding myself eager to go to a circus or a carnival of some sorts. Something about getting a giant elephant ear and going on rickety, possibly dangerous rides is rather appealing. However, the snow and ice that is just outside my window is a constant reminder that this is simply not a possibility. Alas, I have months to go before I can even entertain the very thought.
So that’s why I turned to an outside source to get my circus thrills vicariously: Avatar‘s “Black Waltz” music video! And so I share it with you as the Twisted Music Video Of The Week! The video features singer Johannes Eckerström as ringleader to a host of twisted performers, including a woman who steps on glass, swallows fire, and lays on a bed of nails, and a man who power drills his nose as well as inserts a condom into his nose and pulls it out of his mouth. Meanwhile, the chorus is starkly disconnected, as Eckerström violently howls, “Life is so wonderful/life is so beautiful/Just smile/No one gets out alive“. Give it a watch below and enjoy your weekend!
Black Waltz can be purchased on iTunes. READ MORE
A band that I’ve been getting really hooked into lately is Swedish avant garde metal group Avatar, who released their fourth studio album Black Waltz (iTunes) last year. Songs like “Torn Apart” and “Smells Like A Freakshow” sank their teeth into my ears and are nearly impossible to get out since.
Then, when I found out that guitarist Tim Öhrström is a horror fan, I knew I had to get him to get Bloody-Disgusting a list of some of his favorites! Head on below to see which films made the cut! READ MORE
Swedish avant-garde metal band Avatar have released an official video for “Smells Like A Freakshow”, which comes off their fourth studio album Black Waltz. The Johan Carlen-directed video shows each member of the band playing the role of the tormenter and the tormented, inflicting one horrific pain after another upon themselves. Check it out below.
Frontman Johannes Eckerström states, “The video illustrates inner conflict in an explicit manner, using abuse of unjust power in different contexts. The lyrical themes of downfall, embracing of decadence and failed attempts to escape are pointed out by the fact that ultimately the bad guys win.” READ MORE