Quick Hits & Clips: Dark Funeral, The Killers, Gnaw, Electric Six, Historics, Ensiferum, From First To Last, Ruby Suns

posted October 6, 2009

  • Dark Funeral recently shot a video for "My Funeral," the fist song off the band's long-awaiting upcoming new full-length "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus." The video was shot in and around an old mental asylum, an environment which, said guitarist Lord Ahriman, "suited the video theme perfectly." "My Funeral" was produced by Standard Film Team (Umeå, Sweden). Due to the graphic nature of the video, there are two versions. View the uncut version.
  • Former manager Braden Merrick and the rock band The Killers have dismissed their breach of contract and other pending claims upon reaching a confidential settlement of all disputes with each other. A spokesperson for The Killers stated: "The Killers are pleased that the matter has been resolved and thank Braden Merrick for his contributions." Braden Merrick expressed his best wishes for the band's continuing success. Merrick is currently a partner at a new label venture called Bright Antenna and quietly developing new talent to be revealed in 2010 under his artist management company From The Future.
  • Gnaw will take part in Manhattan's Apex Fest III: Two Days of Darkness, this November 13th and 14th (Gnaw plays the 2nd day). The two-day festival takes place at Chashama Arts (217 E. 42nd Street) and also features performances by Aderlating (Gnaw Their Tongues side project), Aphelion, The Austerity Program, Hecate, Rise of Because (Rosetta side project), Strom, Unearthly Trance, Xiphod Dementia and more. Admission is $25 per day or $40 for both. The price includes limited festival t-shirt and poster, but due to venue capacity, entry is strictly limited to 50 tickets per day. Advance tickets are available online.
  • Electric Six knows a thing or two about controversy. Originators of such subversive songs and videos as "Gay Bar," "Danger (High Voltage)," and "Down At McDonnelzz," the boys have truly outdone themselves with their new video for the single "Body Shot." Directed by acclaimed director Nabil Elderkin who directed Kanye West's "Welcome to Heartbreak" and "Paranoid" videos (as well as John Legend's "PDA"), this video is unabashedly explicit. Warning: The video is not safe for work and is 18+.
  • Historics have a brand new video out for their cover of Sub Society's "A Lot Less." The track is off their just-released debut album, "Strategies for Apprehension." The clip is a tribute to the original Matt Hensley part in H-Street's Hocus Pokus video (1989) which features the original Sub Society version. It was directed by Patrick O'Dell and features the following skaters: John Rattray, Alex Olson, Braydon Szafranski, Andrew Allen, Heath Kirchart, Mike Rusczyk, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Clark Hassler, Kevin Spanky Long, and Matt Hensley.
  • Ensiferum have released Mobile Twilight Tavern, the virtual hotline between fans and the band from anywhere in the world. Hear what happens on the road and in the backrooms exclusively through your mobile phone, in real time. In addition to viewing and sharing videos, pictures and messages, you can comment and rate material and also connect with other fans. Mobile Twilight Tavern is compatible with most Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones as well as many LGs and Samsungs. iPhone and Nokia touch screen versions will be published later this year.
  • Rise Records has announced the signing of From First To Last. The band is currently in their home state of Georgia recording their new album which will be released in February of 2010. Also, look for them this fall as they headline the US.
  • Academy Fight Song Records have announced the upcoming vinyl release of "Sea Lion," the second full-length album from Sub Pop Records band The Ruby Suns. The LP will be available on October 20th through both the Academy Fight Song webstore and an exclusive pre-order with InSound.