Aftershock Spotlight: Nothing More Premiere Video – Go To War

Nothing More premiere the official music video for their new single, “Go To War” today via Monster Energy Aftershock. Directed by Wayne Isham, the video evokes the burning aggression of the track’s lyrics through a passionate bar fight between lovers. Watch it on the festival’s site aftershockfestival.

Directed by Wayne Isham (Metallca, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard) , the video evokes the burning aggression of the track’s lyrics through a passionate bar fight between lovers.

Clay Busch, Vice President of Marketing – Danny Wimmer Presents

I remember being invited to The Roxy because I ‘had to’ see this band from Texas many years ago. They were the first of 5. I had no expectations. And I was blown away. I immediately came back to the office and told the team this is a band that the company needs to get behind. They had their breakthrough moment at Monster Energy Aftershock 2013 and it’s only fitting to premiere ‘Go To War’ from their upcoming sophomore release together.”

Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More commented:

“There’s no such thing as overnight success but there are defining moments. For us, that moment was Aftershock 2013. I can still feel my feet boiling from the sun-drenched, black stage. I still remember my heart pounding from the energy of the crowd. We were given a shot to prove ourselves in front of every label rep from the west coast as well as many bands on the festival. Sink or swim.”

‘Go To War’ is the lead single from the new Nothing More album The Stories We Tell Ourselves, set for release September 15 via Better Noise Records.

Nothing More will perform at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on Saturday, October 21. For more information and tour dates for the band, visit:http://nothingmore.net/. For information on Monster Energy Aftershock, visit:www.aftershockconcert.com.

The Black Queen Release Debut Album, Fever Daydream on Jan 29, 2016

The Black Queen’s integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work. The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band’s music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

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The Black Queen, the LA-based experimental outfit featuring Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN’s Josh Eustis and programmer Steven Alexander, release their debut album, Fever Daydream, on Jan. 29.

“Originally, we had envisioned this project being something much more gauzy and probably guitar-oriented,” said Eustis in an interview with Rolling stone. “At some point it just took a left turn and become very electronic.”  In the same interview Puciato joked, “It was rare to find someone else who I could talk about Death, Leprosy, with as well as a New Edition song.”  It was those seemingly disparate influences that brought the three musicians together, from Puciato’s teenage years of watching MTV’s 120 Minutes while simultaneously knowing all of Jodeci’s lyrics, Eustis’ affinity for Kraftwerk and New Edition, and Alexander’s childhood home, which championed as much metal as they did R&B.

The Black Queen’s integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work. The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band’s music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

“The overall aesthetic to me is as important as the music,” explains Puciato, of the thought and attention that goes into all of the band’s imagery including the previously released video: The End Where We Start”

“We care about every detail of everything involved, and treat every aspect as an opportunity for expression. To make everything intersect. In that way, this feels more like an art project than a band. With the record just happening to be a form. There’s a lot of freedom in that approach, as well as pride and care that develops from it. Caring and attention to detail reinforces itself. ”

The Black Queen will further that intersection of music and graphics with their first live performance, Jan. 29 at Complex LA in Glendale, Calif.