While many are still recovering from the festivities of the holidays and nursing their week-long hangover, a few bands managed to be productive this week by releasing new music videos. Here are the first five best videos to see in 2017!
5) Forever Still – “Miss Madness”
Forever Still released the new video of the acoustic version for their hit song “Miss Madness” off of the album Tied Down via Nuclear Blast. This emotive video of lead vocalist Maja Shining on the piano was the band’s way to say thank to their fans for supporting them in 2016.
4) From Inside – “Be Yourself”
Hailing from England, From Inside unleashed the second single “Be Yourself” from their upcoming EP The New Era set to release on January 13th. The band described the song “Be Yourself” as,
“Be Yourself’ was born out of the frustration of empathy. As a band and as people, we’ve experienced our fair share of problems that life throws at you. Sadly, you’ll notice that the people who claim that they are there for you never are when you need them most and all that pain & anger you feel goes completely unnoticed; so long as life is peachy in their eyes then nothing else matters. That’s exactly it. You need to focus on your own well being in the end and don’t let anyone live your life for you. You need to bury all that negativity, drag yourself up out of the dirt and realize you need to ‘Be yourself, but for no one else.’ A good mantra for living your life I guess. Obviously we are all metalheads here so we don’t need to worry about not ‘being ourselves’ as that way of life is written in our blood, but it’s nice to be reminded and to have a catchy as balls song to remind you of that fact.”
3) DispersE – “Tether”
Poland’s DispersE released the new song “Tether” taken from their new album Foreward, which will be released on February 10 via Season of Mist. The band described the song as:
“Our song ‘Tether’ speaks of confusion. The need of doing, fixing, and constantly improving what is already marked as a dead end – yet somehow so very difficult to leave. However, if some people have already departed, these are the ones close to us. Musically, this track went through at least 4 or 5 different incarnations – with each new version getting simpler than the previous one. We have definitely spent a lot of time on this song.”
2) Pain – “Coming Home”
As a New Year’s treat for the Painheads, Pain released a video for the title track of their latest album Coming Home via Nuclear Blast. It was filmed by Zoran Bihac during their European tour from October through November.
1) Swampcult “Chapter III – Al-Azif Necronomicon”
Hailing from the Netherlands lives the doom/black metallers Swampcult and they premiered a new music video for “Chapter III – Al-Azif Necronomicon.” The track is from the band’s latest effort The Festival via Transcending Obscurity Records.
Bonus – Doro, “It Still Hurts”
The queen of metal Doro Pesch released the most emotive video, celebrating the life of the late Lemmy Kilmister on December 28, 2016, the one-year anniversary of his death. The video is for the song “It Still Hurts,” which she recorded with Lemmy back in 2012. Doro and Lemmy were very close friends and you can clearly see the video strongly captivates the great times they shared together.