Quick Hits & Clips: Bring Me The Horizon, Renaissance, Motionless In White, Safe Passage Clause, Ernie Ball 2008 Battle of the Bands, Lizzy Grant

posted December 12, 2008

  • Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is guest blogging on MTV's Headbangers Blog. The band's new album Suicide Season is out now and the band will be playing Rockstar's Taste of Chaos tour with Thursday in February.
  • Cherry Red has announced the January 20th release of Renaissance's "Song of Scheheezade," their first ever DVD. Song Of Scheherezade features 2 classic live shows: One from a 1976 US tour (Capitol Theatre - Passiac, NJ), and another show from 1979 (Convention Hall - Asbury Park, NJ). Renaissance were originally formed in the late 1960 s by ex-Yardbirds members Keith Relf, and Jim McCarty but both eventually departed leaving the classic line-up of Annie Haslam (Vocals), John Tout (piano), Jon Camp (bass pedals/Vocals) and Terence Sullivan (drums). The later line-up were responsible for the groups most recognized albums Prologue (1972), Ashes Are Burning (1973) and Turn Of The Cards (1975) and Scheherezade and Other Stories (1976) which gained the group a significant fanbase in the US and led to hits in many other countries including UK top ten single Northern Lights.
  • Fearless Records is excited to announce the signing of Motionless In White. This six piece band from Scranton, PA, has been busy touring with numerous artists; Alesana, Greeley Estates, A Static Lullaby and others over the last couple of years, including both 2007 and 2008 Warped Tour festivals. Motionless In White will continue this busy schedule as they prepare for their debut full-length album, to be released on Fearless Records late in 2009. Recently the band has recorded an EP titled "When Love Met Destruction" which Tragic Hero Records which will release in early 2009.
  • Check out the new music video from The Safe Passage Clause. The first single, "Chartreuse," is captured elegantly in this surreal "David Lynch like" homage directed as a collaboration between vocalist Christopher Morales and Maverick Seattle Video Director Corey Perkins.
  • Check out a video from the Ernie Ball 2008 Battle of the Bands which features four bands -- Red Car Wire, Settings, The Scenic, and From Aphony -- that were chosen out of 14,000 to compete in this showcase. The video includes performance clips as well as interviews with each of the bands.
  • The darling Lizzy Grant has finally put out a music video for her single, "Kill Kill." This multi-talented songstress not only sings like a bird, she also makes music videos. Watch her creation here, reminiscent of candid, home movies you've accidentally stumbled on.