Death Valley High Releases Creepy New Video for “Ick Switch”

In celebration of release week and their favorite holiday, alternative goth rockers DEATH VALLEY HIGH have unleashed yet another single from their new album, CVLT [AS FVK], out this Friday, November 4 via Minus Head Records. Today, the band offers up the music video for “ICK SWITCH” – a crunchy, crawling industrial club banger perfect for any Halloween party.

The video for “ICK SWITCH” puts the band inside of a semi-gory horror movie, a concept that connects to their first CVLT [AS FVK] music video for “WARM BODIES” (you may see some familiar faces towards the end). The video was directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films (All Hail the Yeti, Hollywood Undead, Gemini Syndrome) and also features Creighton Emrick of electronic industrial rockers Orgy assisting on vocals for the visual.

Vocalist Reyka Osburn states, “ICK SWITCH is about the love of horror movies… that feeling of wanting to be startled or pushed to the edge of your seat; the basic desire to get face to face with your fears. We discussed making a more abstract video by stringing a slew of icky images together with director Brian Cox. The question was how to present them. Right after our chat, he filmed a live performance in LA and kept the footage. As always, he did a bang up job of working it all together.

The video is a “prequel” of sorts to our first single “WARM BODIES” which featured the Skittles Song character, BRUBE. It was the perfect tie in for all these horrifi-ICK images to be presented by a possessed-looking gore fanatic.”

Death Valley High Crafts Industrial for the Masses with New Album CVLT [AS FVK]

One part Marilyn Manson, another part Deftones and mostly parts all their own, Northern California’s DEATH VALLEY HIGH have crafted true alt-industrial rock for the masses with their new full-length album CVLT [AS FVK], out November 4 via Minus Head Records. The tracks on CVLT [AS FVK] meld traditional goth magic and modern alternative majesty – co-mingling new wave/dance beats, cinematic rock instrumentation and gritty, sensual, macabre-pop hooks.
With one listen it’s clear – with a new movement of industrial on the rise, DEATH VALLEY HIGH stands at the forefront with an offering of the catchiest, most unforgettable songs of their career. Teaming up with producer Ulrich Wild (White Zombie, Deftones), they ignite 12 nocturnal anthems that are impossible to shake and undeniably CVLT [AS FVK].
Pre-order your copy of CVLT [AS FVK] now via Bandcamp. Amazon and iTunes pre-orders are coming soon.
DEATH VALLEY HIGH is wasting no time releasing their first single from CVLT [AS FVK], entitled “Warm Bodies”!
“Warm Bodies” struts along on a creaky synth and deliciously danceable riff. It quickly snaps into an unshakable vampiric declaration, “We need warm bodies.”“It doesn’t matter if you’re an animal, a salesman, a preacher or whatever, you need warm bodies,” singer Reyka Osburn explains. “If you look at it from a horror perspective, vampires need warm blood or it tastes rancid. Sex is all about warm bodies. It’s all encompassing. I like that duality.”
 
The DEATH VALLEY HIGH boys have always incorporated a gothic sensibility, but they fully embrace it on CVLT [AS FVK]. Since the release of 2013’s Positive Euth, DEATH VALLEY HIGH has logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and Crosses to Filter, Orgy and Vampires Everywhere! These experiences left a permanent imprint on the band.
“The tours we’ve done and the fan attention we’ve received made us look inward and ask, ‘What do people respond to about us?’,” Reyka admits. “We could see how the crowd reacted. That definitely had an impact in shaping our next musical evolution. At the same time, we wanted to reinterpret our inspirations and influences in an original way.”
Producer Ulrich Wild originally reached out to the band and the friendship-pairing was instantaneous. The eye-opening process of collaborating with a producer the band was not familiar with prior was an adventure – especially finding the collective voice between the two.
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Death Valley High Announce Covers EP w/Guest Vocals from Chino Moreno/Mark Osegueda; Join Orgy for Tour‏

Death Valley High 31.01.2015 Session
Death Valley High, the Bay Area band Consequence of Sound described as “hook-happy goth rock,” are currently wrapping up work on a five-song EP titled Duel with guest vocals from Deftones’ Chino Moreno, RevCo’s Chris Connelly and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda. The EP arrives in May with a release date to be announced shortly.
Death Valley High joins Orgy for the “Sick Talk Tour” which launches tonight at the Marquis Theater in Denver.  Jay Gordon of Orgy recently said of the line-up: “We’re excited to bring the fans a super-charged, and chaotic show, as well as introduce fans to some fresh new music.”
From Death Valley High singer/guitar player Reyka Osburn: “We are thrilled to be on the ‘Sick Talk Tour’ with Orgy and 9Electric to bring the DVH flav to new crowds. The “cruel summer” is coming (hint) and we’re excited to usher in our newest effort Duel, an EP of covers with some of our closest friends and conspirators.”
Both of Death Valley High’s full-length albums, Positive Euth and Doom, In Bloom are available for $5.99 via Bandcamp (deathvalleyhigh.bandcamp.com).
Tour dates are:
March 25     Denver, CO     Marquis Theater
March 27     Minneapolis, MN     POV’s
March 28     Waterloo, IA     Spicoli’s
March 29     Des Moines, IA     Vaudeville Mews
March 31     Joliet, IL     Mojoes
April 1     Cleveland, OH     Agora Theatre
April 3     Amityville, NY     Revolution Bar
April 4     Winchester, VA     Blue Fox Billiards
April 5     Beckley, WV     Muncheez
April 7     Louisville, KY     Expo Five
April 8     St. Louis, MO     Firebird
April 9     Clarkesville, TN    The Warehouse
April 11    St. Petersburg, FL     State Theatre
April 12     Sanford, FL     West End Trading Company
April 16     San Antonio, TX     Fitzgerald’s
April 17     Houston, TX     Scout Bar
April 18     Austin, TX     Dirty Dog Bar
April 19     Dallas, TX     Tree’s
April 20     Oklahoma City, OK     The Conservatory
April 22     Colorado Springs, CO     Black Sheep
April 25     Spokane, WA     Palomino Club
April 26    Lewiston, ID     3rd Wheel
April 28     Seattle, WA     El Corazon
April 30     Portland, OR     Bossanova Ballroom