• Axl Rosenberg

Obey the Brave, the new project featuring former Despised Icon vocalist Alex Erian and ex-Blind Witness guitarist Jon Campbell, have released their first music video, for a song called “Live and Learn,” and I find that kinda silly, since we haven’t even been able to stream one single entire song by the band anywhere yet. Maybe OtB figured more people would check out a video online than would stream a tune? I’m not sure I agree with that logic, but fuck do I know?

ANYWAY, the video/song. Look. The song isn’t bad — but it is pretty generic 21st century metallic hardcore, and I’d be lying if I said I like it nearly as much as I like Despised Icon, who were one of those bands that actually gave deathcore a good name. I’m not sure I even would have made it through this whole clip if not for my respect for Erian and the work he did with his former outfit.

But watch the video below and make up your own mind… ’cause, as always, opinions are like assholes, blah blah blah.

Obey the Brave have also announced a bunch of tour dates to take place in and around their native Quebec. If you live in the area and wanna check ’em out, said dates are after the jump.

02/17/11 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
02/18/11 – St-Hyacinthe, QC @ L’Espace Temps
02/20/11 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
03/02/11 – Kemptville, ON @ Leslie Hall
03/03/11 – St-Jerome, QC @ Cafe d’en Face
03/09/11 – Kingston, ON @ TBA
03/10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile
03/15/11 – Quebec, QC @ L’Agitée
03/16/11 – Chicoutimi, QC @ TBA
03/17/11 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ L’App-Art
03/23/11 – Victoriaville, QC @ Club Aramis
03/24/11 – Rimouski, QC @ TBA
05/06/11 – Gatineau, QC @ Heart Fest


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