Radiohead performing live in Monza (Milan, Italy) the exact same day the album Ok Computer turned 20 (June 16).
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New York-based Nu Metal band JYNX have released a video for their previous single ‘FADE’ which boasts heavy riffs, huge choruses, soaring vocals and a beat you can really get behind… all the things we love about Nu Metal!
JYNX consists of Tommy Roulette (Vocals), Jerry De Lorenzo (Guitar / Vocals), Felix Cruz (Bass), Justin Whang (Guitar), Ray Francisco (Drums), Xermane (Ones and Twos)
“Fade was built around the manipulation and lack of compassion I was going through at the time. It really sucks giving your heart to someone and being completely vulnerable, just to know that they never cared about you in the first place. Writing this helped me be content with being alone.”
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Alternative singer-songwriter Jenn Vix has teamed up with Danny Chavis of shoegaze pioneers The Veldt to present the ‘Into The Veldt Mix’ of ‘Complicated’. Featured on her new ‘Unlocked’ EP, this new version is trippy with psychedelic underpinnings and a very urban gazey vibe.
Here Danny Chavis re-envisions this song, contributing guitar and other instrumentation. As a principal member of The Veldt, he has a rich history of collaborations with the likes of TV On The Radio, Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and touring with Phantogram, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Chuck D, Living Colour, and Schooly D.
The accompanying video for this track was directed, produced and edited by Renan DeAraujo, a 27-year-old, Brazilian filmmaker who loves to tell stories with light and rhythm. The video features Jenn Vix herself, along with actor Michael French. Not long ago, Vix presented the new video for the original version of ‘Complicated Man’, working with the same team.
“My interpretation was to put Jenn’s personality on the screen, and in particular, the overall feeling of the track; a mysterious and delicate mood, at the same time. I was trying to express the character’s point of view,” says DeAraujo.
Based in Rhode Island, Vix is a solo electronic-rock recording artist, songwriter, producer and recording engineer, who has, over the years, ventured into other genres including alternative rock, trip hop, darkwave, modern new wave and electro-industrial.
This five-track release sees Vix at her best. With weighty lyrics surrounding personally challenging experiences, her vocal delivery on ‘Complicated Man’ has earned her comparisons to Shirley Manson of Garbage.
“I wanted to explore different sounds, and it felt good to do so. After my illness, it took me a year and a half to be able to even listen to music again. Change is scary, but it can also be refreshing. I recently had to burn a few bridges, but they say that the brightest light can come from the bridges you burn. I agree,” explains Jenn Vix.
Vix has collaborated with some quite achieved artists in the alternative realm, including two members of The Cure, Tin Machine and David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s bands. The track ‘Unlocked’ features John Ashton, original guitarist of The Psychedelic Furs. Ashton previously collaborated with Jenn Vix twice previously, on tracks ‘The Woman with No Fear’ and ‘Weirdo’, which are found on her five-track EP ‘Strange Buildings’.
“Jenn’s haunting voice draws you in immediately and possesses a vulnerability that feels genuine,” says John Ashton. “Her music is where minimalist groove electronica meets gritty rock guitar and melodic bass, which for me, is far from a bad neighborhood to be hanging around in. It’s dark and vibey.”
On past releases, Jenn Vix has collaborated with Reeves Gabrels, current guitarist for The Cure and former guitarist for David Bowie and Tin Machine, and with Andy Anderson (The Cure and Iggy Pop), as well as Dirk Ivens, Belgian electro-industrial pioneer of Absolute Body Control, The Klinik, and Dive.
Her work with Marco Pirroni (Adam Ant, Rema Rema, The Models, Sinead O’Connor) resulted in her cover version of Shirley Collins ‘Turpin Hero’ being featured on the compilation album ‘Shirley Inspired’. Vix also recorded vocals on tracks by Rodney Linderman (a.k.a. Rodney Anonymous) of The Dead Milkmen.
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Atlanta-based rock/metal/industrial band Inviolate has released their brand new music video for “Broken Cycle”, the second single from their August 2017 full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream. Broken Cycle” was shot by Chance White of White Flame Studios at both the complexity of the Safety Wolf facility and Atlanta’s Big Peach Studios.
“Musically we wanted the song to build from soft and haunted at the beginning to a feeling of resolution and agency by the end. You’re taking a stand and saying ‘I refuse to play the victim to my circumstances’ but there’s acknowledgment that you can’t always go at it alone. You have people in your corner who have your back when you might falter. The imagery of the swordswomen embodies that aspect of the lyrics.”
“Broken Cycle” features seven members of Inviolate’s “2.0” lineup (click HERE to read about Inviolate’s unique band member configuration), as well as the Sisters of Anarchy, a troupe of modern fusion bellydancers wielding scimitars in a choreography that vocalist Kadria created specifically for the video.
“This video showcases for the first time how Inviolate 2.0 works with rotating members on any given 4-person lineup. The final chorus shows every member who played on the video (and album) in single shots of all 7 of us rocking out,” says Kadria. “We’re one huge extended family, and we wanted to visually represent that through the entire video.”
Originally founded with Bryon Brown on guitar, Chris Farmer on bass and vocalist/sample engineer Kadria, Atlanta’s Inviolate continues to create and perform with Kadria at the creative helm, along with an array of the southeast’s finest rock and metal talent for live shows (musicians who play live with the band are part of “Inviolate 2.0“) and in the studio. Inviolate’s sound is multi-faceted, defying the labels of mere “metal”, “rock”, “electronica”, even “industrial” but a sonic blend of all. To visually augment the sonic onslaught, Kadria adds the moves of a bellydancer which, by turns, emphasize delicacy and aggression according to the music’s mood. This combination produces a visual in their live show unlike any other in the rock and metal world.
Inviolate signed to Strange One Records in April 2012 and released a 7-song album titled “Feast of Ashes”, co-produced with Mike Froedge (doubleDrive/Black Label Society) in June 2012, as well as a video for its first single “Condemned, ” directed by Gustavo Montana of At Dusk Media. The album and video garnered Inviolate a trifecta of nominations at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards for Best Metal Band, Best Rock Female, and Video of the Year, and again in 2014 for Best Metal Band and Best Rock Female. “Feast of Ashes” also won Tampa’s Rock Solid Pressure Show’s “2014 EP Of The Year.”
Inviolate has shared the stage with a wide range of hard rock, metal, industrial and even acoustic heavyweights including Static-X, Whitechapel, Butcher Babies, Mushroomhead, Powerman5000, Amaranthe, Epica, SOiL, One-Eyed Doll, Celldweller, Symphony X, and Angie Aparo.
In early 2017, Inviolate returned to the studio to record their full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream with co-producer Jordon Popp (Sky Machine/Seven Day Sonnet) at Glass Wall Studio in Chicago, IL. Their first single, “Sisyphus”, dropped a lyric video in July 2017 and features guest vocals by the Swedish vocal titan Bjorn Strid (Soilwork/Night Flight Orchestra). The Insomniac’s Dream was released worldwide on August 1, 2017, and the band continues to tour the east coast, pushing steadily westward and gaining fans (fondly called Inviolators) at every turn. “I’m super excited about this album,” says vocalist Kadria. “We pushed the envelope on so many levels. And then we got to work with someone like Björn— it’s such an honor to have his voice on one of our songs! And we were thrilled to have Jordon put on his producer’s hat on for our songs. The response we’re getting at every show has been amazing.”
The band continues to tour, with an album of remixes already underway and planned for release early spring 2018. “More shows, more twists, more visual and auditory Inviolations coming your way. We can hardly wait!”Post Views: 259