“You Can’t Stop” This New Suicide Silence Video
Suicide Silence’s video for the title track from their forthcoming You Can’t Stop Me may be their first with new vocalist Eddie Hermida, but it’s gloriously old-fashioned. It features the band performing in a very odd situation (an Indiana Jones-esque death trap) which — wait for it!!! — can’t stop them from playing the song all the way through. And then, for seemingly no reason other than that they were in a position to make it happen, there’s a c-list celebrity cameo at the end which will mostly be appreciated by metalheads over the age of thirty (I mean, I don’t wanna give it away, but I don’t think this dude’s name carries very much weight amongst the younger set). I know that probably all sounds like I’m slamming the clip, which was directed by Nathan Cox, but I honestly love it: like I said, it’s a throwback. With budgets depleting and every third schmuck in the world being able to access high-quality moviemaking technology, videos have increasingly been reduced to “dudes in a room and that’s it there’s no variation whatsoever,” a.k.a. the dreaded “warehouse video.” This is kind of that, but not really at all — think Ugly Kid Joe’s “Neighbor” video and you’ll have some idea what I’m talking about.
Watch “You Can’t Stop Me” below. It is, according to the press release, “the very last song with lyrics penned by late vocalist Mitch Lucker.” The album comes out July 14 on Nuclear Blast.