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Formed: 2001
From: Marignier, France
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BlackRain Posts Animal Activism Video

French retro-influenced metal band BlackRain dropped a full-length UDR music offering titled "Released" earlier this year. Today, BlackRain is revealing an animal activism music video for the album track "Run Tiger Run," which voices the band's concerns about the poaching industry.

Joining in the music video is French comedian Remi Gaillard, who portrays a tiger being hunted in the woods, running for his life. He is eventually rescued by fellow guest star Gilles Lartigot.

Bassist Matthieu De La Roche states, "The idea behind this video was to collaborate with Remi Gaillard and Gilles Lartigot as we've recently discovered we share the same concerns in animal welfare. It was great fun to create a video that sees the mutual collaboration of an internet sensation, a writer and musicians.

"Activists have much more to tell about the subject and possibly in a much better way we could ever do. We just wanted to express in our own way our feelings about the drama that appears every day in this world: 150,000,000,000 animals are killed just for food each year. Can you imagine that?" More...

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BlackRain Posts "Killing Me" Video

Last month, French retro-influenced metal band BlackRain unleashed latest full-length UDR Music offering, titled "Released." Now, the band posts a brand new music video for the track "Killing Me." Check it out below.

After spending over a month recording "Released" at Spitfire Studios in the Hollywood Hills with Aerosmith sound engineer Warren Huart and producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, The New York Dolls, John Lennon), the members of BlackRain knew that out of all of the tracks, "Killing Me" needed to be shot for a music video. There was no question that the video should be filmed with the vast scenery of desert California as the backdrop.

Vocalist and guitarist Swan Hellion states,"Everybody felt something special about the song 'Killing Me.' It sounded a bit different than the rest of the album with those keyboards and double kick, and as we planned to make a video clip while in the States, we all decided to pick that song. It was important for us to film something in California since we don't have those beautiful landscapes and big open spaces in France.

"We had only a few days left to spend in L.A., so we had to quickly plan the video shoot and also the photo shoot with Dean Karr. Matthieu De La Roche (our bass player) directed the whole thing and shot most of the video himself with the help of Delaney Ashley, who came to the set to fly his drone over the band! It took the whole day to shoot and we actually stopped filming right before it started to rain!"

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Blackrain Posts "Released" EPK

French glam/hard rock act Blackrain issued an EPK preview video for the band's upcoming fifth full length studio album "Released." The album is set to drop via UDR Records on March 25, 2016.

The track list for the album is:

1. Back in Town
2. Mind Control
3. Killing Me
4. Run Tiger Run
5. Puppet on a String
6. Words Ain't Enough
7. Eat You Alive
8. Home
9. For Your Love
10. Fade to Black
11. Electric Blue
12. Rock My Funeral
13. One Last Prayer More...

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