Metal is a global phenomenon and has truly proven what Anthrax in the 1980s said, “Spreading the disease“. Its everywhere! Guess where we got this video release from? South Africa! Yeah metal is not just limited to Europe and America with white dudes chugging down bottles of beer and whiskey. So bringing to you FACING THE GALLOWS‘ all new music video for their single, “Doom II” from their upcoming album, ‘Dead Mindset‘. The album is slated for its release on the 20th February 2018. Doom II was shot by their DOP Mike Bell of Capitol Collective and directed and edited by guitarist Chase Beynon.
The track is a hard hitting, pissed off and high speed product from the SA metal outfit. You can easily tell the song has hardcore, metalcore and thrash metal influences and so does the band reflect the same. Call it what you want, but it is for sure that the track will leave you spellbound once when you give it a spin. It definitely has the chops to survive in today’s unforgiving music industry.
The lyrics in the song is a portrayal of how we should all live in the moment and for yourself, which is evident in the wild party scenes that the video shows. If you’re a party animal, this is your jam! Here is what guitarist, Chase Beynon has to say about the same,
“Simply put, the song is about getting OTJ (on the jol). The lyrics speak about living for yourself in the present, and going balls to the wall partying. We tried to capture this by shooting a full blown, good ol fashioned, house party filled with our closest friends that have supported us since the beginning. Music is something that is meant to be shared, and we feel incredibly grateful to have so many amazing friends and family that love and support the music we have written. Thank you to our bassist Ray and his house mates for letting us turn their humble home into a film set/party/show we will never forget! We hope people will get OTJ with us, and feel the vibe and excitement we felt when filming this music video.“
For your information, FACING THE GALLOWS is a metal band from Johannesburg, South Africa. Formed by vocalist Bryan Binneman, bassist Rayner Abraham and guitarist Chase Beynon in 2007. They added guitarist Ricki Allemann and Nemanja Stanbic on drums, beginning the bands journey that is currently in its 11th year. They released their debut ep ‘What if they run’ in 2009 and have since released ‘This Is Hate City’ (2012) and ‘Chapters’ (2013). To date, the band has finished recording their new album ‘Dead Mindset’ due to be released in February 2018. They are known for their mixed style blending elements of Metalcore, Punk, Thrash and Hardcore. The band currently consist of vocalist Bryan Binneman, bassist Rayner Abraham, guitarist Chase Beynon, drummer Victor Monginho (joined in 2011) and guitarist James Irving (joined in 2014).
The band are well known for their high energy and explosive live performances on small club stages to large festival shows. Having played every major festival including Oppikoppi, Ramfest, Woodstock, Krank’d up, Thornfest, and Splashy Fen to name a few. Since forming the band, FACING THE GALLOWS have opened for international acts such as August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Darkest Hour, Our Last Night, The Ghost Inside, Affiance, Underoath, Asking Alexandria, Have Heart, Shipwreck, Unearth and Protest The Hero. In April 2018 FACING THE GALLOWS are joining Secrets on their South African Tour. For the rest of the 2018 calendar, the band will be working alongside Jam Packed Productions touring with international acts Fit For A King, Dance Gavin Dance, Our Last Night and Hands like Houses in early 2019.
Check their Facebook page(below) for tickets, and check out the video below!