It’s Friday and, for many of us, we’ve got a three day weekend ahead of us thanks to Presidents Day! So, I say kick up the volume, blast those tunes, and get your party on! But maybe first watch this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week to know how to dial it back a bit, alright? So, as an example to NOT follow, here’s Prodigy‘s HIGHLY NSFW uncensored video for “Smack My Bitch Up”, which drew a lot of controversy towards it upon release. Give it a watch below and make sure to stick around for the twist ending!
This is one that I KNOW you’ve all been wanting for a while and it’s finally time to deliver! I bring to you Aphex Twin‘s “Come To Daddy”! Considered one of the scariest music videos of the 90′s (or possibly ever), the video is nothing short of a pure nightmare. Directed by famed music video visionary Chris Cunningham, the video features glitched out environments (that were also used in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), dog piss that activates a demon television, and quite possibly the most hideous horde of children you’ll ever see. Definitely not safe for those who suffer from seizures, this video is bound to leave images in your head for, well…the rest of your life? READ MORE
Friday! The weekend is almost upon us! So to kick things off, I wanted to go a little more surreal by choosing eclectic Icelandic singer Björk and her video for “Army Of Me”, which was directed by famed music video guru Michel Gondry. The song comes from her 1995 album Post. The video is a surreal story of a truck breaking down, a gorilla dentist, a gigantic diamond, and more.
In an interview, Björk commented on the gorilla dentist, stating, “When Michel gets his strokes of genius and, in the video for ‘Army of Me’, wants a dentist that’s a gorilla to find a diamond in my mouth, some people call it nonsense. But it’s probably the most realistic way of expressing what situation I’m in – all these people trying to take things away from me, and the gorilla finding a diamond that I don’t know I have and then stealing it. ‘Army of Me’ is so much about me actually learning that I have to defend myself. I have to stand up and fight the fucking gorilla. Once I’ve got the diamond and I run away with it, it becomes massive ‘cos it’s mine. But if the gorilla had kept it, it would have gone really tiny. That’s surrealism for me.”
Last night I was reminiscing with some friends about the past and the shenanigans that I used to get into. Hell, I’m already past my 10 year high school reunion, so there’s a lot to look back on and remember, alternating between laughing and cringing at how stupid I was. But sometimes you gotta do some stupid things in order to grow. However, I can safely say that my shenanigans never involved me getting turned into some horrific demon monster and attacking my friends to turn them into something equally as gruesome. Wait, what?
Yeah. That’s what this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week is bringing you readers. We’re presenting, for your viewing pleasure, the video for “Fantasy” from DyE (iTunes). Directed by Jérémie Périn, the video follows several high school students who break into their school pool after hours to drink a few beers, get their mack on, and ultimately turn into something that no prescribed cream could help with. Enjoy! READ MORE
If we’re gonna kick off 2014′s Twisted Music Video Of The Week series, you better be damned sure I’m going to do it right! So, with that in mind, I wanted to bring a video whose visuals AND music are batsh@t crazy: Mr. Bungle‘s “Quote Unquote”. The song, originally titled “Travolta”, comes from the band’s 1991 self-titled album. The video, as I stated above, is just as insane as Bungle’s music. It’s full of strange images, dead bodies, creepy dolls, BDSM gear, and much, much more. Head on below and enjoy the first Twisted Video of 2014! READ MORE
It’s the last Friday of 2013 and I wanted to bring a twisted video that has both horror and a bit of celebration. So why not make it Red Fang‘s recent wildly entertaining video for “Blood Like Cream”, which stars SNL alum Fred Armisen? The video shows the band fending off hordes of zombies who are after their beer (the horror!) and includes some lovely gore-filled moments. My personal favorite is the keg bomb, which ends in a shower of viscera. Check it out below!
It’s Black Friday and I’m guessing some of you braved the throngs of sale-crazed people and went out to get some deals, either for yourself or for someone else. And I’m guessing that you probably felt like a rat in a maze at every turn, pushed and crowded, unsure of which way is out. Well, turns out you’re not alone. This week’s video is for Ratty‘s “Sunrise (Here I Am)”, which takes the rat in a maze theme and turns it 180 degrees, making people the rats and the rats the masters. Head on below to check it out! READ MORE
It’s been a SUPER hectic week and I needed some music that reflected that insanity. So for this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week I’ve taken a suggestion from a reader (I can’t remember who, so please state your name in the comments to be recognized) and I’m bring you Buckethead‘s “Spokes For The Wheels Of Torment”! Using scans of Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings as well as originals, directors Syd Garon and Eric Henry created a surreal, violent expression of Buckethead’s music.
Direct from the YouTube description by Garon: “So Buckethead has someone send me some mp3′s of his new album without any comment or album art. I am struck by the “Spokes” track and I *instantly* visualize animated Hieronymus Bosch in my head. I scan a few of his paintings in and make a 15 second test animation. A week or so later I drive to Buckethead’s secret headquarters and play him the test. He freaks out and takes me into his recording area, right there on the wall is a huge Hieronymus Bosch poster. Buckethead had been imagining the painting coming to life when he wrote the song. This was one of the most effortless things I have ever done, it felt like it was meant to be.”
Head on below for the insanity! READ MORE
It’s yet another Friday and it’s beginning to get real cold here in Michigan. With frosty images of snowy nights looming ahead, I came across Erasure‘s latest video for “Gaudete” and just knew it was something I had to share as this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week! For me, I see inspirations of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas along with one of my favorite games, Clive Barker’s Undying (That whole monastery section? Yeah, looks almost identical here). The video was directed by Martin Meunier (James And The Giant Peach, Coraline) & Tonya Hurley (author of ghostgirl). Head on below to check it out.
Friday has arrived!!! It’s time to cut loose, have a few drinks, pick up a lady or two (Who am I kidding? I’m alone all the time), and then get handcuffed to her bathtub and chainsawed in half!
Wait, what?!?! Oh yeah! That’s the premise of the new music video from Canadian punk rockers The Creepshow! Head on down below to check out their latest fare in the form of “The Devil’s Son”, which comes from their upcoming album Life After Death (out October 22nd, so pre-order here). Oh, and keep your eyes peeled to the site on Monday as we’ll have a very special treat for all you fans of the band! READ MORE
It’s Friday and I’m in a playful mood! That’s why I’m bringing back a classic video that originally premiered in 1993 and was heavily rotated. I’m talking, of course, about Green Jellÿ‘s awesome and unforgettable video for “Three Little Pigs”, their hit track from Cereal Killer. The song features TWO members of Tool, Mr. Danny Carey on the drums and Senor Maynard James Keenan on guest vocals. Check out the claymation ridiculousness below and relive those clasic days when MTV played music videos (and good ones at that!). READ MORE
Today is Friday and it’s gonna be a long, crazy weekend ahead of me (including the likely possibility of meeting and hanging out with controversial music video director Mitch Massie!). I need something with a bit of energy and a bit of craziness to get me ready for everything that is coming. That’s why this week’s Twisted Music Vide Of The Week is “First Sight”, the brand new video from The Devil Wears Prada! The track comes from the band’s brand new album 8:18, which came out just a few weeks ago via Roadrunner Records.
The video was directed by Maria Juranic, who hails from Belgrade, Yugoslavia. It’s pretty obvious that the stop motion films of that regions past have had a profound effect on her approach to this video, with some parts reminding me of Věra Chytilová’s Sedmikrásky (Daisies) as well as the works of Jan Svankmajer. Check it out below (courtesy of Blabbermouth). READ MORE
It’s pretty amazing to think that the Twisted Music Video Of The Week series has reached its 100th volume. There’ve been 99 twisted music videos brought to you by yours truly over almost two years. But for this special 100th edition, I’ve decided to hand over the reins to three music video directors who are constantly challenging the genre, pushing the envelope and raising it back to an art form that moves beyond simple performance videos. So after the jump you can see which videos Phil Mucci (Huntress, Stone Sour, High On Fire), Michael Panduro (Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage), and Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, Child Bite) chose as their favorite Twisted Music Videos! READ MORE
I’m gonna head back a little bit for this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week by bringing you the visually inventive and darkly surreal video for “Solitaire Unraveling” from industrial metal band Mushroomhead and their fourth studio album XX. The video was directed by Dean Karr in an airplane hangar and features striking images, such as a trojan rabbit, a man pushing a gigantic wheel that spells “Condemned” in the ground (calling to mind the Greek myth of Sisyphus), and more. Head on below to check it out! READ MORE
It’s Friday and BOY am I glad that the weekend is ahead! I may not be getting much rest (gotta keep up that Mayhem coverage, ya know?) but I will at least go to a party, have a few drinks, and make sure to scream! And that’s why I brought you lovely readers this week’s edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week, which features classic horror punk band The Misfits and their video for “Scream!”
The song comes from the band’s 1999 album Famous Monsters and the video was directed by none other than horror legend himself George A. Romero! Head on down to check out this awesome video! READ MORE
It’s Friday and my weekend is gonna be full of horror movies, picnics, and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! So I wanted a twisted video that was intense but playful, twisted yet awesome. So who better to turn to than one of the best music video directors of today: Mr. Phil Mucci! This is the man who brought such amazing videos as Opeth‘s “The Devil’s Orchard”, Pig Destroyer‘s “The Diplomat”, and much, much more. He’s also currently working on Huntress‘s “Zenith”, which will be released soon (check out the trailer here).
Today we’re gonna be looking at Mucci’s video for “The Rising”, from Nashville artists Five Knives. The video, which is highly influenced by The Strangers, is a one-shot take of three people being accosted by intruders. I particularly liked the fact that the victims were moving to the music while their friend was getting the everliving shit kicked out of them.
It’s Friday, I’m in Montreal for Fantasia Film Fest and it’s hotter than hell out here. Seriously, I’m losing weight at a record pace simply from sweating. For some reason, that reminded me of one of my favorite music videos from my childhood: Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun”, which comes from their fantastic 1994 album Superunknown. The video features some of the most mind-bending and offsetting surrealism that I can remember from that era. Music videos these days can only try to match the feelings I had when I first saw this on MTV (yeah, we’re going WAY back in time here to a point when MTV actually played videos). Let the following .GIF entice you to head on down!
With Pacific out today, I wanted to bring a music video that is weird, visually engaging, and also has the opportunity to be seen in 3D. Therefore, I bring you “Supermassive Black Hole” from UK alt-rockers Muse! The song comes from the band’s fourth studio album, Black Holes And Revelations, which came out in 2006. Head on below for the psychedelic music video! READ MORE
I’m going to go ahead and lay out the warnings right away: If you’re an animal lover, a member of PETA, or simply hate watching animals abused or harmed in any way, do not watch this video. But for those of you who want to test your limits and see how much you are okay with, head on below for Rwake‘s “It Was Beautiful But Now It’s Sour”, which comes from the band’s album Rest (out now via Relapse Records).
For those of you who are curious about the video but don’t want to actually watch it, it’s basically one scene after another of real pig fetuses being horribly mutilated in different manners. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. READ MORE
It’s Friday and I want this weekend to be something that I either remember for a very long time or one that I forget quite quickly. I want it to be wild, crazy, and hectic. I think that’s why I fell upon the classic Rammstein video for “Mein Teil”, the band’s first single from their Reise, Reise album.
Inspired by the case of Armin Meiwes and Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, whereupon Meiwes killed and ate Brandes (who gave his permission), the song has been met with great amounts of controversy since its release. As a matter of fact, MTV Germany restricted the video, allowing it to only show after 11pm.
Head on below to watch this fantastic, demented, nightmare of a music video! READ MORE
It’s yet another Friday and the weekend looms upon us! So why don’t we horror fans kick it off with something a little weird, a little off, and more than a little twisted. For this week’s edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week, we’ve got Queen Of The Stone Age‘s delightfully bizarre and violent animated video for “Kalopsia”, which comes from their latest album …Like Clockwork (iTunes). Featuring people melting, rainbow hallucinations, and one terrifying looking teddy bear, it’s a deliciously creepy video. Give it a watch below and make sure to leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s edition! READ MORE
I’ve been feeling a tad under the weather as of late, which sucks because the worst time to get sick is the weekend. Alas, what can you do? I’m not one to trust those medical types, so I think I need a guy who is wearing a plague mask to come and check up on me. Y’know, give me some strange concoction that is most likely going to do absolutely nothing but harm me even more, pray over me while I suffer (yeah, thanks for that), and even put random animals on me.
Or I could just be talking about this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week “Breakup Songs”, which comes from San Francisco rockers Deerhoof‘s album of the same name (iTunes). Head on below to watch this exorcism-turned-dance-party! READ MORE
I have been wanting it to be Friday since…well, since, like most of you, Monday. Yeah, I didn’t have anything clever for that last bit. However, that isn’t stopping me from being excited about another Twisted Music Video Of The Week. This week brings The Sewing Circle‘s “Ride With Me”, which is very gentle and pleasant musically but quite intense visually. Directed by J Buckner and Zach Shildwachter, and taking inspiration from The Strangers, Scanners, and, if you stretch it a bit, Freddy’s Dead, the video shows three people take their vengeance out on a man who abuses his dog. I could tell you how things end, but where’s the fun in that? Head on down to check it out! READ MORE
It’s friday and I’m feeling a bit witchy! That’s why I’m feeling like giving you all some Huntress and their video for “Eight Of Swords”. Directed by Simon Chan (The Swords, Spindrift, The Mars Volta), the video is full of occult imagery and classic thrash metal, which makes it the perfect way to kick off a weekend that will surely be devoted to sin and debauchery! The song comes from the band’s debut album Spell Eaters, which was released May 8th, 2012 via Napalm Records. Make sure to pick it up on iTunes. READ MORE