In celebration of release week and their favorite holiday, alternative goth rockers DEATH VALLEY HIGH have unleashed yet another single from their new album, CVLT [AS FVK], out this Friday, November 4 via Minus Head Records. Today, the band offers up the music video for “ICK SWITCH” – a crunchy, crawling industrial club banger perfect for any Halloween party.
The video for “ICK SWITCH” puts the band inside of a semi-gory horror movie, a concept that connects to their first CVLT [AS FVK] music video for “WARM BODIES” (you may see some familiar faces towards the end). The video was directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films (All Hail the Yeti, Hollywood Undead, Gemini Syndrome) and also features Creighton Emrick of electronic industrial rockers Orgy assisting on vocals for the visual.
Watch the video now via Billboard Magazine and also read a band Q&A here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7557810/death-valley-high-ick-switch-video
Vocalist Reyka Osburn states, “ICK SWITCH is about the love of horror movies… that feeling of wanting to be startled or pushed to the edge of your seat; the basic desire to get face to face with your fears. We discussed making a more abstract video by stringing a slew of icky images together with director Brian Cox. The question was how to present them. Right after our chat, he filmed a live performance in LA and kept the footage. As always, he did a bang up job of working it all together.
The video is a “prequel” of sorts to our first single “WARM BODIES” which featured the Skittles Song character, BRUBE. It was the perfect tie in for all these horrifi-ICK images to be presented by a possessed-looking gore fanatic.”
Pre-orders for CVLT [AS FVK] are available via Amazon and iTunes, the latter of which includes “WARM BODIES”, “GROEI DONKER (GROW DARK)”, “PSALM BITCH” and “ICK SWITCH” as instant grat tracks with your pre-order. You can also stream “WARM BODIES” now via Spotify.
Right now, you can also view an official “WARM BODIES” guitar playthrough/gear rundown with Reyka Osburn via Music Radar, and a “WARM BODIES” bass playthrough/gear rundown with Huffy Hafera via Bass Player. Gear Gods also posted up an in-studio conversation with Reyka Osburn and CVLT [AS FVK] producer Ulrich Wild (Deftones, White Zombie, Dethklok) here.
CVLT [AS FVK] track listing:
1. SUNSHINE CLEANERS
2. WARM BODIES
3. PSALM BITCH
4. ICK SWITCH
5. PLAY DEAD
6. GROEI DONKER (GROW DARK)
7. THE BAD BOOK
8. MERCI [FVKT]
9. 12:13 [AS MANY FVKS]
10. FLOWERS FOR AMY DEVILLE
11. TIPTOE THRU THE 2 CRYPTS
12. THERE WAS AN OLD LADY
CVLT [AS FVK] promises new wave/dance beats, cinematic rock instrumentation and gritty, sensual pop hooks amidst its 12 solid anthems. With one listen its clear – DEATH VALLEY HIGH‘s CVLT [AS FVK] stands at the forefront with an offering of the catchiest, most unforgettable songs of the band’s career. DEATH VALLEY HIGH has always incorporated a gothic sensation, but they fully embrace it on CVLT [AS FVK]. Since the release of 2013’s Positive Euth, DEATH VALLEY HIGH has logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and Crosses to Filter, Orgy and Vampires Everywhere! These experiences left a permanent imprint on the band.
DEATH VALLEY HIGH is on tour with Killing Joke in Europe this fall. Check out the tour dates below:
Oct 30 – DUBLIN / THE ACADEMY, IRELAND
Oct 31 – BELFAST / THE LIMELIGHT, UK
Nov 2 – YORK / FIBBERS, UK
Nov 3 – ESSEX / COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE , UK
Nov 4 – LONDON / BRIXTON ACADEMY, UK
Nov 6 – KARLSRUHE / SUBSTAGE, GERMANY
Nov 8 – UTRECHT / TIVOLIVREDENBURG, HOLLAND
Nov 9 – PARIS / ELYSEE MONTMARTRE, FRANCE
Nov 11 – ZURICH / DYNAMO, SWITZERLAND
Nov 12 – GENEVA / L’USINE, SWITZERLAND
Nov 13 – MILAN / LIVE CLUB, ITALY
Nov 15 – ROME / ORION, ITALY
Nov 16 – BOLOGNA / ZONA ROVERI, ITALY
Nov 17 – VIENNA / SZENE, AUSTRIA
Nov 19 – MUNICH / THEATERFABRIK, GERMANY
Nov 20 – PRAGUE / PALAC AKROPOLIS, CHZ
Nov 21 – KRAKOW / KWADRAT, POLAND
Nov 23 – HAMBURG / FABRIK, GERMANY
Nov 24 – COPENHAGEN / PUMPEHUSET, DENMARK
Nov 26 – STOCKHOLM / DEBASER MEDIS, SWEDEN
Nov 28 – HELSINKI / TAVASTIA, FINLAND
Nov 30 – OSLO / ROCKEFELLER, NORWAY
Dec 1 – MALMO / KB, SWEDEN
Dec 3 – KOLN / KANTINE, GERMANY
Dec 4 – BERLIN / HUXLEY’S NEUE WELT, GERMANY
Dec 5 – RASSELT / MUZIEKODROOM, BELGIUM