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Oklahoma City metal innovators Switchblade Rosie are premiering the music video for their song "Nocturnal Guest" online. Check out the video clip below.
"Nocturnal Guest" is the title track off the band's new EP, released this March 17th. The video was written and directed by the band's vocalist, Chris Aaron. The following statement from Aaron describes the details surrounding the production and release of the project:
"I wrote the entire screen play to coincide with the lyrics of the song. The video and song are basically about a man who is possessed not only by his inner anguish but by actual demons. While possessed, the main character beats, tortures, and murder's his victim in a fit of violent rage, he does all this with no remorse or recollection of his malicious acts. Through out the song he has moments of reality where he realizes to an extent what he is actually doing. During the climax of the video he realizes that the only way to get the demon out of his being is by ending his own life and the life of the demonic force within him.
"This song was a lot fun to write because it gave me the chance to write from two different perspectives. You'll notice during the heavier parts of the song there are glimpses of a 'hell like' scene. The success of this part of the video is all due to a local suspension group named SBS (Sick Boyz Suspension) as well as local Sideshow acts such as The Captain's Sideshow, and The Oh No Variety Show. There's live human suspension, a flesh pull, fire breathing, a bed of glass, as well as several girls from a local promotional/modelling group called The Painted Dolls. The great part about this video is that each time you watch it you are going to catch something that you did not see before. More...
Oklahoma City's progressive metal wizards Switchblade Rosie are streaming a track from their upcoming EP, "Nocturnal Guest," due out on March 17th. The song in questions is called "Gale Force Brutality," and can be heard below.
On the day of release, Switchblade Rosie will be performing in OKC, as well as premiering a new music video for the song "Nocturnal Guest." The details of the event can be found on Facebook. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Steeped in their love of jazz, metal, and classical music, the members of Switchblade Rosie have honed their sound into a package that combines influences from all these genres and pushes them one step further. Inspired by everything from John Coltrane to Meshuggah, Death, and even Bach, these forward-thinking gents believe in the idea that music should never be singularly genre-specific. Their unique take on progressive metal places a mélange of classical melodies and jazzy rhythms at the forefront of an aggressive and emotionally delivered assault.
"Following the release of a debut EP and music video in October of 2010, Switchblade Rosie quickly advanced in the ranks of Oklahoma’s music scene as reports of their memorable live performances spread. Taking notes all the while, the band reformed itself in November of 2011, abandoning keyboards for live performances but stepping up the visual and aural impact of the music on all levels. A new EP entitled Nocturnal Guest is set for release on March 17th, 2012, and promises to deliver yet a new level of the energy and innovation Switchblade Rosie have become known for." More...