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
If the past few Twisted Music Videos Of The Week have left you scoffing a bit, then let’s go ahead and just burst through a f*cking wall here, okay? This week’s video is a no holds barred assault on the senses and is most certainly NSFW. I bring you Chiildren‘s “My Gods”, which comes from the groups The Other People EP (iTunes). Check it out below.
“‘My Gods’ is an agnostic prayer as heard by a demon named Elim, otherwise known as the ‘lord of attrition.’ The video depicts his relationship to three characters and their subsequent deterioration of mind, body, and soul.
We filmed much of the video completely guerilla style in an abandoned house in the San Fernando Valley. A passing hiker spotted us and called 911 to report a possible rape/murder. So halfway through our first day, we were approached by three policemen with guns drawn. The sheriff quickly realized what we were doing and then explained that his children were filmmakers. Amazingly, he allowed us to keep shooting as long as we remained unseen by the public.
In order to continue our good luck, we modified the demonic sigil that we planned to paint on our apartment floor in order to not summon an actual demon.” – Chris Zeischegg / Chiildren READ MORE
I’ve had a really long week with a ton of people talking my ear off in public. I go to the store and people want to chat. I go to a concert and people want to chat. I go to the damn bathroom and people take the next urinal and want to discuss things. ARGH!!!! Why won’t these people leave me alone???
That’s why I resonated with “Argue And Grin”, this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week, which comes from Harm. The video shows the band performing in a rather grungy looking basement while a separate storyline shows a woman getting her mouth sewn shut. Fun fact for those of you who are less squeamish, director Darko Dan confirmed to BD that the actress actually got her mouth sewn shut for this video! Talk about commitment! The song comes from the band’s 2012 release The Nine, which you can snag on iTunes. Check out the video below! READ MORE
FRIDAY! YES! Time to kick back and relax! But I do need to get pumped because I still want to have a good time. And what better way to get pumped than with some jazz-infused insane industrial metal? So that’s why I picked “I Won’t Forget”, the brand new video from Shining as this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week! The song comes from the band’s upcoming album One One One, which will be available digitally worldwide on April 23rd and June 4th on disc via Prosthetic Records.
Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby comments, “This time around, the focus was on writing fun songs that are fun to listen to and fun to play. These are our new Blackjazz hits, one hit after the other.”
Head on below to check out the sci-fi/horror-themed video! READ MORE
A huge joy for me is when readers send me interesting things to check out via twitter or email. Seeing what you readers are interested in musically/visually/whatever is really fascinating and definitely helps me speak to you on a daily basis.
And that’s why I so appreciated getting an email from director Adam Barnick, who sent me a link to “How, Who”, a video that he directed for minimalist acoustic artist Rivulets. It’s a somber, haunting video that shot is shot in black and white and plays out almost like a poem. While turning a Civil War-era burial into a music video might seem like a difficult thing to keep people interested in, Barnick uses fantastic edits, fascinating shots and angles, and moody lighting to create a riveting video. Give it a watch below and let Adam know your thoughts in the comments! READ MORE
I’ve been waiting for Friday since it was Monday. It’s just been one of those weeks, I guess. But now it’s the weekend and I’m gonna get a little freaky, a little twisted, and cause some serious shenanigans! Actually, I’m probably going to watch a few movies and finally open up Bioshock: Infinite, but that’s beside the point.
But since it’s Friday, I’m here to bring you another awesome Twisted Music Video Of The Week! This time we’ve got rockers A Primitive Evolution and their video for “Lord Of Reason”, which features a TON of horror imagery. From people rising out of the ground to witches, flying skeletons to monster mascots, this video is a treat for the horror fan.
True story: I did some hospital clinical trials when I was younger. Why, you ask? Because the money was f*cking great! Three days of my time and I walked out with $500 in cold hard cash. Not bad, right? Sure, I’ve begun tasting colors and hearing tastes, but that’s nothing to be worried about…right?
Well, ANiMAL-MUSIC (feat. Mary Magdalan) are here to show you the horrors of clinical trials with their video for “Jump”.
“This psychological horror will leave you shocked and bemused. Influenced by growing up watching Horror-B movies in an attic in Wales. $3000 for a few hours of clinical trials, whats the worst that can happen?…” – Andrew Thomas Mckenzie
“The song is about the fact if there are no barriers when it comes to sick music. Badass is appreciated by everyone.” – Mary Magdalan
You can watch the video below as well as snag a free download. READ MORE
It’s Friday night and things are gonna get creepy and twisted around here! This week I bring you “Swamp Thing”, the latest music video from Colombian rock band Dante. Beautifully shot and incredibly mysterious, this video has inspirations from Evil Dead, Silent Hill, Dracula, Pan’s Labyrinth, and much more. Director Jorge Jaramillo did a fantastic job at creating atmosphere and this is a video that is well worth watching. Head on below to check it out!
I decided to do something a little unique and strange for this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week simply because I was feeling a bit cheeky. Below is YouTube user Monjakure‘s ten movement suite that is an homage to the Castlevania series. I grew up playing the Castlevania games, including my personal favorite Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. The homages here were all done via MIDI except for the guitar and many of the songs have a strong metal vibe going on.
Considering that the Castlevania series has long had some of the best and catchiest tunes in video game history, I thought it was an appropriate fit. Enjoy! READ MORE
It’s another Friday and it’s time to get a bit twisted! For our 75th Twisted Music Video Of The Week we’re taking a look back at Bring Me The Horizon‘s “It Never Ends”, which comes from their third studio album There Is a Hell, Believe Me, I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret..
Directed by Jakob Printzlau (who also goes by the alias Plastic Kid), the video shows singer Oliver Sykes being driven in an ambulance to a rundown hospital, a gang of demonic, vampiric creatures in hot pursuit. Filled with gore, cartoony visuals, gritty filters, and sharp editing, it’s a fantastic video for a fantastic song. Give it a watch below!
All this Nine Inch Nails coverage that’s been going on lately has really put me into a dirty “tech” kinda mood. And since that’s what originally drew me to Walk As Chaos‘s video for “Impasse”, I figured I’d share it once again!
This video has all sorts of influences and inspiration going on within, from Johnny Mnemonic to Tetsuo: Iron Man to Tool‘s video for “Prison Sex”, this Twisted Music Video of The Week is a sci-fi/horror fan’s wet dream! Check it out below and have an awesome weekend! READ MORE
Lately, I’ve been feeling my age a little bit. Things like knowing that the original The Legend of Zelda came out 27 years ago as well as the 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park are sharp reminders that I’m no longer a spring chicken. These thoughts make me yearn for a time when things were a bit more innocent, a bit more simple.
That’s the feeling I get when seeing Bat For Lashes new video for ‘Lilies’, which comes off her latest album The Haunted Man (review“). Watching it, I’m reminded of films like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and books like Where The Wild Things Are. There are strange, outlandish monsters but there is something playful and reassuring about them. Give it a view below and let nostalgia work its way into you. READ MORE
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!
It’s Friday and I’m feeling pretty relaxed as I plan on entering this weekend and put up my feet and do nothing! However, if you think that means I’m gong to slack on bringing you a Twisted Music Video Of The Week, you’ve got another thing coming! I’m just gonna mix my relaxation with my love of horror.
Today I bring you Data Romance‘s “Can’t Keep Your Mind Off”, which blends a mellow, cheery, and quite pretty song with the visuals of a sadistic, conniving, murderous woman intent on getting what she wants. Perhaps this might not have been the best video to show before Valentine’s Day. Hmm…
It’s Friday and it’s time to go out, see some bands, get drunk, and then get eaten alive by zombies! At least, that’s what this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week seems to recommend! If you head on below you can watch the latest video from Killer Moonshine for “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend”. The video also features none other than BD News From The Crypt podcast host Horror Guy Keenan!
The weekend is upon us and it’s time to get twisted! But you know what? I’m feeling a little frisky. I kinda want to get out there and dance a bit. So that’s why I’m kicking off this weekend with Lindsey Stirling as our Twisted Music Video Of The Week! Below you can watch “Moon Trance”, which comes off her self-titled album (iTunes). The video could easily be likened to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in premise and presentation. So, if you’re a fan of that video, definitely give this a chance.
Stirling is an internet sensation who combines violin with electronic music all while performing modern dance. She will be embarking on a N. American tour beginning in February. All tour dates are below. READ MORE
It’s time for the weekend and that means things have gotta get a little twisted! This week we bring you Marilyn Manson‘s smash hit “The Beautiful People”, which comes off his 1996 album Antichrist Superstar. The video is full of eerie, disturbing imagery, as is tradition with Manson. Check it out below and make sure to leave a comment with your favorite twisted music video! READ MORE
It’s the last Friday of the year and therefore the last Twisted Music Video Of The Week for 2012. Kinda crazy when I sit back and think about that. Sixty five weeks of twisted videos and I’m not slowing down one bit when it comes to bringing you more.
With that, I bring you this week’s video courtesy of The Linus Pauling Quartet and their song “Crom”, which comes from their eighth studio album Bag Of Hammers (CDBaby). The video is a stop-motion claymation fantasy adventure complete with decapitations, eyes being kicked out by flying kicks, dragons breathing fire, and much more. Check it all out below for the joyous slaughter! READ MORE
So we’ve survived yet another apocalyptic premonition with nary a scratch. Know what that means? Back to business! And that means we need a Twisted Music Video Of The Week!
This week I bring you Michigan hip hop group Passalacqua and their video for “Sirens”, which comes from their album Zebehazy Summer. Directed by Colin Duerr, the video has inspirations from 70′s grindhouse films as well as Pan’s Labyrinth. I have to warn you that it’s VERY NSFW due to bare breasts and a mouth rapping the lyrics where a vagina should be. No, I’m not joking. When you’re in the safety of your home, feel free to check it out below. READ MORE
It’s time for the weekend and let’s get a little twisted in here! This week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week is Orgy‘s “Fiction (Dreams In Digital)”, which comes off their 2000 album Vapor Transmission. The video is an eerie sci-fi phantasmagoria and, admittedly, was a huge favorite of mine when it came out. I freakin’ LOVED this song! And now I want to revisit it and share it with you readers in case you missed it. Check it out below! READ MORE
It’s still a bitter shame that Isis has called it quits. However, their music lives on and so do their videos, many of which are incredibly unsettling and full of eerie, frightening images. However, it’s my personal opinion that their video for “Holy Tears” takes the cake for being the most twisted. And that’s why I chose it for this week’s installment of Twisted Music Video Of The Week!
The video follows the journey of a man who leaps off of a skyscraper, his death inevitable. Right before he hits the ground, the video cuts and shows a life growing from a single cell to a fetus, attaining a moment of self-realization. Then it cuts back to what might be one of the most horrific images imaginable of a personal slamming against the ground at high speeds. It’s truly unsettling.
The song comes from their 2006 release In The Absence Of Truth. The video can be seen on the DVD disc of their recent release Temporal, which collected unreleased demos and rough edits from their musical career. You can snag that release here. READ MORE
Oh boy, it’s Friday! Time to get twisted and share another music video with you! This week we bring you King Diamond‘s “Welcome Home”, which comes off his album Them (iTunes). This classic song will forever be locked into my mind, that opening “GRANDMAAAAA!!!” the culprit. The video mixes blurred shots of the band with eerie images of a haunted house and one truly disturbing geriatric. Check it out below!
As always, leave a comment with a suggestion for next week’s video! READ MORE
Just because I’m still stuffed full of turkey, salads, pies, wine, beer, and who knows what else, doesn’t mean that I’m not going to bring you a Twisted Music Video Of The Week! Jeez!
Below you can watch the official video for “Seven Years Of Bad Luck For Fun” from The Gaslamp Killer feat. Dimlite, which comes off the debut LP Breakthrough (iTunes). With strong inspirations from David Lynch, this phantasmagoric video is disjointed, eerie and kind of unsettling. Check it out below!
As always, leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week! READ MORE