Video: As Hope Welcomes Death by Gone In April!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Gone In April - Threads of Existence - As Hope Welcomes DeathDo you remember Gone In April? Back in 2016 the US/Canadian band unchained their sophomore album Threads of Existence. A sturdy, yet dark Gothic and Symphonic Metal piece that garnered quite some attention in the RockmusicRaider officescape.

Well, they continued to work on their material and just unlocked the doors to their new video As Hope Welcomes Death – located at mid-point in the track list. Shot in a pretty dramatic, action-laden World War II inspired setting, the clip captures the essence of the track really well. A great screen performance, combined with a sound that fits the action. Well done!

‘Nuff said, check it out:

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Video: Deviser feature Black Mass with Sakis Tolis!

RockmusicRaider Video - Deviser - Black Mass - Howling FlamesSometimes marriages actually do work. Deviser – the Greek Black Metal band – and Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ teamed up and released this tasty little video called Black Mass. All this ably supported by Sleaszy Rider Records

Whilst a bit simplistic and repetitive on structure, the raw Black Metal power and inherent melodic elements exert a pull that will make you come back for more. And don’t we like this kind of flavor. Dark, sinister and very ritualistic – with a hint of delicious evil just lurking around the corner, somewhere in the dark shadows behind the altar.

That said, the RockmusicRaider crew looks forward to the release of Deviser‘s upcoming EP Howling Flames.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Godhead Machinery Praise The Flesh!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Godhead Machinery - Praise The Flesh - Song CoverMusic videos are legion. You find all sorts, usually with bands showing off in egocentric theatrics. Jumping about in wild metal bliss, as if the punk movement got some sort of satanic revival.

Only some bring real sustenance to a metal heart with its sometimes unholy hungers. Those deliver stellar film work, supported by their trademark tune. And others just bring you an intriguing sound that will stick to you like this elemental living in your attic, to haunt you every night.

Godhead Machinery just released such a piece called Praise The Flesh. This eerily melodic Extreme Metal mix oscillating between the unholy disturbances of Darkend and the incantations of Dark Portrait just irresistibly draws you in.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Lion’s Share have Another Desire!

RockmusicRaider Video - Lion's Share - Another DesireSometimes they do wake up again after all from their endless beauty sleep. Like the proverbial mummy returning from the dead, Imhotep and all. Metal bands sometimes take a hiatus – a pause to reflect. Not that the band members themselves personally do nothing. It’s just that band activity dies down to an inanimate state in suspension, very much like death itself. 

So happened with the Heavy Metal outfit Lion’s Share from Sweden. For long years since their 2009 album Dark Hours got unleashed we have not really heard back from them in terms of new releases. Now they plan to come back, but as a duo this time.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Words that Burn launch Mirror Perfect Mannequin!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Words That Burn - Regret is for the Dead - Mirror Perfect MannequinJudging by their former video work, this is the Irish band Words That Burn‘s most elaborate project yet. And indeed: Mirror Perfect Mannequin from their late album Regret is for the Dead (Wormholedeath Records) dazzles with a stunning choreography.

Hints of threats lurking in the shadows somewhere around you. Colors ranging only from white over a gazillion shades of grey to black the story exude an expertly orchestrated sense of menace that will not leave you throughout the length of the clip. You won’t see any frenzied drummer hitting their kit like the Animal from the muppets. Nor do we have to watch some exaggerated theatrics by some guitarist.Got hooked? Raid this some more...