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Alternate Reality

From: OH, United States
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Below is our complete Alternate Reality news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Alternate Reality Posts "Witch Hunt" Video

Cleveland metallers Alternate Reality have released a new video for their song, “Witch Hunt.”

The infamous lawyer-fronted metal band is known for producing 2011’s viral video sensation, “The King That Never Was,” voted the No. 1 worst video of 2011 by Yahoo! Music, beating out such high-profile videos as Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” It also was named a No. 1 video in the recently published "The Merciless Book of Metal Lists."

The band’s latest video was once again directed, edited, and produced by Alternate Reality frontman and Cleveland area lawyer, Steve Delchin.

“Halloween is coming, there’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to change color. Naturally, we thought this would be the perfect time to release Alternate Reality’s newest video for ‘Witch Hunt,’ which sees the band traveling back to Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 to explore the mass hysteria of the Salem witch trials,” says vocalist Steve Delchin.

“The new video features a ton of witches, cemeteries, religious fanaticism, and a renegade judiciary. Basically, everything that makes for a good heavy metal video,” adds guitarist Bob Delchin. More...

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Alternate Reality Posts "Metal Coma" Video

After the infamous "The King That Never Was" music video, Cleveland act Alternate Reality has released a new clip for "Metal Coma." Check out the video below.

"Metal Coma" video was once again directed, edited, and produced by Alternate Reality frontman and Ohio lawyer Steve Delchin.

"The whole world was wondering what we would do to follow up our famous 'King' video," Delchin explains. "Would it be more castles? More wizards? More maidens? Well we decided on a new theme that pays homage to old school metalheads. I'm proud to announce the release of Alternate Reality's 'Metal Coma' video, which was shot on location at the world famous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, and features over 100 actors drawn from Cleveland's metal scene, legal community, and entertainment industry.

"As always, the goal of our videos is to entertain, and I'm extremely grateful to all the volunteer actors in the Cleveland area who gave up their Sunday afternoon in April to be part of our video shoot. The response was overwhelming." More...

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Eternal Legacy To Headline Cleveland Food Drive

WJCU 88.7 FM and Auburn Records will host a food drive for the Cleveland Foodbank and Friends of the Cleveland Kennel with a benefit concert on Friday, December 23rd at The Saw Concert Club (formerly the Jigsaw) in Parma, Ohio. Parma's own Eternal Legacy and Soulles will headline a 7-band billing. The free admission benefit runs from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

Fans attending the third annual Iron Ingo Cleveland Metal Holiday Food Drive are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods to help those in need this holiday season. A donation will be made from the Cleveland Metal community to the Cleveland Foodbank and Friends of the Cleveland Kennel (dogs and cats). The Saw, a popular Cleveland-area music club formerly known as the Jigsaw, had been on hiatus in booking original heavy metal bands since 2009 but recently reopened its doors on December 3rd with a new name and a return to a heavy metal format.

"I am absolutely thrilled to play at the old Jigsaw again," adds Eternal Legacy guitarist Shaun Vanek. "This club had become our home in previous years and we were all very saddened when it closed. We always packed this house full with pure diehard metal heads and I just want to say welcome back to the party. Expect one hell of a return. This show is going to be off the hook."

"We are delighted to once again be doing a show in our defacto hometown of Parma, Ohio," says Soulless frontman Jim Lippucci. "It's been several years since we've been able to thrash in Parma and we are confident that any DNA evidence has long since deteriorated, and that any outstanding warrants are long expired. The fact that the gig is a benefit for not one, but two great causes makes it even sweeter and has nothing to do with confidential settlements or court ordered community service. We encourage, no, we command all ye faithful Cleveland area metalheads to come forth with your canned goods and cash donations! Help a family down on their luck, or even a hungry pup or feline. Support the Cleveland Food Bank and Friends of the Cleveland Kennel by crushing skulls...with kindness!" More...

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Alternate Reality Posts "The King That Never Was"

Cleveland metallers Alternate Reality have released a video for their song "The King That Never Was," which can be found after the jump. The track will appear on the band's forthcoming EP scheduled for release in 2012. The music video was filmed on location at historic Squire's Castle in Willoughby Hills, Ohio between July and November of 2011. Destructor vocalist and guitarist Dave Overkill has a staring role in the video as the character Mordred.

"I'm extremely excited to unleash our new music video onto the world," says vocalist Steve Delchin, who plays the role of King Arthur in the video. "It's about the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the Kingdom of Metal."

"The fact that we have two lawyers in the band is definitely unique," comments guitarist Bob Delchin, who also hosts the long-running "This Is Metal" show on Cleveland State University's WCSB radio station. "Our new video certainly has a legal flavor to it. A number of the actors appearing in the video enjoy careers in the legal field as lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries."

Alternate Reality's new video features special guest appearances from members of the Cleveland rock and metal community. In addition to Dave Overkill as Mordred, the video also includes Chris E. (CELLBOUND) as the evil Pagan Warrior, Dan Ullrich (PINCH POINT) as Sir Lancelot and Bill Peters (Auburn Records) as The Wicked Necromancer.

As Dave Overkill comments, "This video has it all! Tons of swords, blood, killing, medieval wizardry, and beautiful women clad in warrior gear. Talk about metal! My son, Hunter, even makes a guest appearance as the archer,and he lays a serious hurt on the warrior princesses."

"I had a great time shooting the video back in July," says Auburn Records president Bill Peters, "not the least of which included being escorted to Squire's Castle in a special luxury limo. Everyone thought I was an extra for The Avengers movie when some of the limo photos leaked out, which happened to be filming here in Cleveland at the same time, but in fact I was really going to the secret ALTERNATE REALITY video shoot. For anyone who has ever wanted to see me don a wizard outfit and cast magical spells (laughs), this is the video for you!" More...

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