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  • No Absolution - Thy Art Is Murder
    In regards to the song "No Absolution", guitarist Andy Marsh states: "'No Absolution' is a rich tapestry, intertwined in faith, scripture and doctrine, and a story about the process that we have endured throughout the last year..We recorded this during the session for Holy War but quite simply ran out of time to finish writing lyrics and recording vocals for it in ord...
  • Better Off Without You - Mallory Knox
    Mallory Knox are releasing their new single 'Better Off Without You'. The song details issues around mental health and bassist Sam Douglas' personal struggle with anxiety - he says he found it difficult to talk to doctors ("basically strangers") about what he was going through, and felt "palmed off" when their solution was to prescribe him medication. This song is by ...
  • Like A Nightmare - Never Say Die
    This week on Octane’s Test Drive I’ve got a new band I found out from Matt Walst of Three Days Grace. The message to me was like ‘Hey I’ve got this new band for you to check out’ so I did! We listened to it here on Octane and I thought you know what, let’s put this in the test drive and see how it does… ok, so the band is called Never Say Die, they’ve got some touring...
  • Wild Flowers - Frank Carter & Rattlesnakes
    Legendary artist, master of confrontational imagery and one-half of the Chapman Brothers, Jake Chapman, throws about thirty stock photos into a digital blender in what can only be described as art. Loosely following the lyrical themes of the song, Chapman cares not for the formal rules of broadcast quality, as the video skews between various aspect ratios without stop...
  • Knees Are Clean - Murmur Tooth
    Murmur Tooth blend grunge, pop and doom into a grimy and beautiful din. Sometimes dark, sometimes light, the three piece combines a driving rhythm section with dirty guitars and soaring female vocal harmonies. They are currently the 46th best band in the world. From 'The Room' EP....
  • Little Something - Amazons
    Hotly-tipped rock outfit The Amazons' rehearsal space is broken into by an invasive superfan and their handicam in this tense performance clip for Little Something, directed by Libby Burke Wilde. But the tension is subtle, hinged on whether or not the band will spot the intruder, discover the stalker's obsessive behaviour, and locate the creeper's voyeuristic collecti...
  • Guilty Crown - Inertia
    This video is to help raise awareness on domestic violence and show the type of harm that can be caused from it, in any form. This video is to help end domestic violence, you can always stand up for yourself and you can stand up for your friends when they can't or don't know how to stand up for themselves. Inertia is a alt rock band with metal roots. We write songs ab...
  • Bedridden & Hellbound - Dead Bronco
    Dead Bronco was formed in 2012 by frontman and Florida native Matt Horan. The band has gone from playing the street corners to being one of the most sought after bands in Europe. In 2012 they were awarded “Best Music Video” by CineMad… which lead to the band's recognition by the BBC as one of the most promising bands of 2013. They have two albums and one ep (In Hell, ...
  • Bleeding Frenzy - Iron Reagan
    Thrash metal outfit Iron Reagan, which features current and former members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour, are set to release their third studio album titled Crossover Ministry on Feb 3 via Relapse Records. The 18 track release, which was mixed by Kurt Ballou and runs at 30 minutes, features the previously releases songs "Grim Business" and “A Dying World”. Today...
  • Surprise Vacation - Surprise Vacation
    An ode to the original Twilight Zone series, and filmed at the famous Vasquez Rocks, Surprise Vacation were NOT thrown to their deaths by evil robot versions of themselves. Side note: when purchasing the canteens seen in the video, they befriended Mr. T. Influenced by both classic '77 punk (Generation X, Ramones, The Clash) as well as late '80s/early '90s Chicago band...
  • Hellfire - Megalmodas
    Influenced by the classic Fritz Lang Movie "Metropolis", which also delves into the themes of "dehumanization" and the fractioning of society, the song and the video try to illustrate the fight of the individual to stay afloat and relevant despite the pull of the masses. Megalmodas is the solo project of Tobias Walter, which dibbles in different musical styles (Indust...
  • I'll Make It Worth Your While - Artificial Pleasure
    Dylan Holmes Williams' Artificial Pleasure clip is an exercise in bad medicine. A man, clearly in pain, is being restrained by Doctors seemingly against his will, whilst screaming the refrain of 'let me out'. For the longest time we're left to wonder what the hell is wrong with him, and then the diagnosis explodes onto the screen in graphic, naked glory. Williams mana...
  • Irrational Friend - Mourn
    Blink and you'll miss this brilliant little barrage of cool from Mourn and Roger Guàrdia. Over in under two minutes, but cramming in as many ideas as they possibly can, the video combines great performance clips with impossibly cool visual tricks that barely stick around long enough to make sense of. Coming off the back of videos like Battles' The Yabba, this shortfor...