POWERGLOVE – Premiere Batman Video! Plus The Summer Slaughter 2011 Tour Dates!
(New York, NY) — International video game Metal act POWERGLOVE have revealed their brand new video for BATMAN, the lead track off their latest release Saturday Morning Apocalypse which came out late last year.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
Guitarist Chris Marchiel offers his own explanation. “David Brodsky and I just finished our music video for Batman. In typical POWERGLOVEfashion we did things a little differently. After shooting our green screen performance footage we captured tons of “sprite” images of ourselves in the style of Mortal Kombat then processed those into full sets of 16 bit action moves. Then, instead of just animating those, I programmed several video game fight scenarios with the band as playable characters and recorded takes of me playing through the mini games. The result is a combination of green screen performance in original 16 bit environments, traditional sprite based animation and recorded gaming sequences and the end result is silly, unique and just plain fun.
The band released Saturday Morning Apocalypse last year to much critical praise, ”Saturday Morning Apocalypse proves that fast paced Metal guitar solos and riffs can be injected into cartoon theme songs and be extremely fun to listen to,” says cosmosgaming.com. The record features 11 tracks of mind pounding Metal renditions of popular Saturday morning cartoons we all remember.
Saturday Morning Apocalypse – Track Listing:
Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon)
The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Transformers - (Click on “Transformers” to view video!)
Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie the Pooh)
The Simpsons (feat. Tony Kakko)
Gotta Catch Em All (Pokémon; feat. Tony Kakko)
* Preview/Purchase on iTunes for $7.99 HERE
The band is currently shredding on this year’s SUMMER SLAUGHTER Tour. They are supporting THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL alongside SIX FEET UNDER andDYING FETUS. Keep an eye on the official Summer Slaughter Facebook page for more info!
Summer Slaughter Tour Dates:
7/29 San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
7/30 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
7/31 Scottsdale, AZ – The Venue Scottsdale
8/2 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
8/4 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
8/5 Detroit, MI – St Andrews
8/6 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
8/7 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/8 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/9 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8/10 Montreal, QC – Olympia
8/11 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
8/12 Worcester, MA – Palladium
8/13 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
8/14 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
8/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
8/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
8/19 Houston, TX – House of Blues
8/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
8/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
(Source: eOne Music)
* For more info on POWERGLOVE, click on the links below:
LONG LIVE POWERGLOVE.
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