While both sides of the Atlantic brace themselves for some shopping aisle MMA this Black Friday, here are six songs to soundtrack your weekend and beyond…
TAYLOR HAWKINS – Range Rover Bitch
This new single by the Foo Fighters drummer is a massive throwback, visually and aurally, to the late ’70s/early 1980s. In fact, it’s so authentic, that watching it sends you on a real time warp into a world of weird camera effects and bold hair choices.
PIERCE THE VEIL – Dive In
Pierce The Veil’s new video gives a glimpse of the band’s touring life – both onstage and off. Cue screaming girls, airplane views and the winding corridors of venue backstages, while the song itself is the band’s traditional blend of catchy choruses and heavy breakdowns. Who knew that confetti cannons was like catnip to teenagers?
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Cut Me Loose
One for pyromaniacs, this new song from the Massachusetts metallers features a flailing figure consumed by a fire that he started himself. But with its heavy, muscular soundtrack, self-immolation never sounded so good.
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LAMB OF GOD – Culling
This typically brutal Lamb Of God song is taken from the band’s new EP, The Duke, although the band started writing it for 2009’s The Wrath. It might have taken them a while, but it’s a good thing they finished it, because it’s as bracing as towel whipping in a Nordic forest.
ALICE IN CHAINS – Tears
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rush’s classic 2112 album, a whole bunch of bands have covered of songs by them for the deluxe anniversary edition. This tender tribute by Alice In Chains is one of them, and worth getting the reissue for alone.
FOREIGNER – The Flame Still Burns
Taken from the EP of the same name – a Record Store Day release celebrating 40 years of the band – The Flame Still Burns is a gentle, melancholy track that suggest Foreigner did indeed find out what love is and that, despite some setbacks, they haven’t given up on it yet.