Video of the Day: NAPALM DEATH’s Barney Greenway Gets Animated

The first music video from NAPALM DEATH‘s new album, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, is now up. Check out “Smash a Single Digit” below:

The video is made up of 1093 unique drawings, each one hand-drawn in ink on paper by artist Lisbet Fredslund (www.facebook.com/ElfShotLameWitch) and actually 225 of the drawings are of the face of NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway, who provided his comments:

“Couldn’t be happier with the ‘Smash A Single Digit‘ video clip. It shows nothing of dignity or life’s fundamental pleasures – only a snapshot of those unfortunate enough to only be deemed as numbers for production quotas in this world. When a ‘digit’ has therefore been expended, it is rubbed out (or consumed leaving no trace, as in the case of this video). In my opinion, Michael Panduro and the team produced a real work of art and I think the general style holds some really nice future artistic possibilities for NAPALM DEATH.”

Apex Predator – Easy Meat is out now.

Remembering NASUM Vocalist/Guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk

It was 10 years ago that the music world lost a great talent in NASUM vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk. He, like many others, died tragically during the great tsunami that hit South Asia. His final act was protecting his girlfriend when the tsunami first hit.

I had a chance to see NASUM once during their appearance at Milwaukee Metalfest 2001. They were awesome and I never forgot the stage presence and power that Mieszko played with.  Let’s revisit those awesome grind albums today.

Check out the memorial page that the band set up in his honor.

Video of the Day: Revisiting MACHINE HEAD’s Nu Metal Period

With the release of MACHINE HEAD‘s debut, Burn My Eyes, during the tail end of metal’s time in the mainstream eye,  the band set its sights on the next big thing with their third album, The Burning Red.  Yup, the band had gone nu metal in sight and sounds.  Check out the video for “From this Day“:

The video really speaks for itself, doesn’t it?  The interesting thing is that The Burning Red is actually a solid album and is better than their second album, The More Things Change.

You’ve got to wonder though that had nu metal stayed big whether MACHINE HEAD would’ve returned to playing straight up metal or continue with nu metal.

Video of the Day: Dani Filth Explores Life Outside CRADLE OF FILTH

CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth is no stranger to side projects (i.e. TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON).  One of his new bands, DEVILMENT, has a new music video for the song, “Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me,” posted online.

The riffing is pretty simple and the song is vocal driven.  The video features a lot of close ups of Dani‘s face.  What do you think?