Rock act Black Map have debuted an all new music video for their track “Ruin,” from their all new LP released earlier this year.
“The lyrics are from the perspective of someone who thinks they see the world collapsing around them,” says vocalist/bassist Benjamin Flanagan, “and wondering the whole time what the true nature of their reality is.”
The video was directed by Frank Door and the second video we’ve seen from the power trio’s new LP In Droves.
Flanagan continues, “When we shot the video it was important to have something with tension and unnerving to match the subject matter of the song. We shot the footage all in one long day at Mt. Davidson in San Francisco. The actor is a 6 year old kid Frank found who got to run around the woods wielding an axe in a giant custom crow mask. This video will probably mark the only time in our career you will ever see anyone in Black Map wearing make up.”
Black Map released In Droves back in March via Entertainment One (eOne). The band has been steadily touring all summer on headliner dates, festival dates and support dates on the Chevelle tour. Black Map recently performed a highlighted set at Chicago Open Air earlier this month, and will perform at Rock Allegiance, Louder Than Life, Houston Open Air and Aftershock festivals scheduled for later this year.
Hollywood Undead have just released the first single/video from their forthcoming album titled FIVE.
“California Dreaming” is powered by neck-snapping guitars and fast and furious bars, cycling between guttural rapping and quick quips. Everything culminates on the choral chant “We never sleep, in California we’re dreaming.”
“It dissects both sides of California,” J-Dog reveals. “You’ve got the glitz, glamour, sun, and surf. Then, you’ve got the super fucked side of people not being able to afford rent, celebrities being assholes, and that fake façade. We wanted to do a heavy song with a Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque chorus. It’s an old school vibe explored in a new way.”
Over this past weekend, Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless returned to the stage to pay tribute to Chris Cornell. It was their first show since opening for Soundgarden earlier last week in Detroit.
Taylor Momsen wrote in an Instagram post that her “heart is broken.”
“Still in a state of shock,” she added. “I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends.”
The Pretty Reckless also posted a tribute to Cornell on the band’s Twitter, writing: “Our deepest sympathies to family and new friends we just had the privilege to join for an all-too-brief moment. Our hearts are with you.”
Paramore have released their first new piece of music after the painfully long wait since 2013. “Hard Times” is the first single release to appear on After Laughter, the group’s new album out May 12 via Fueled by Ramen.
After Laughter is now available for pre-order here!