Metalcore/deathcore satirists Chuggaboom are premiering their new video for Mad Skills Brah! exclusively with Metal Hammer. As you can see it depicts the Chuggaboom-mask-wearing protagonist battling his way through various retro 8-bit games in a complete nostalgiagasm.
“Mad Skills Brah! is the story of the rise of online gaming in my life,” says vocalist Levi Taurus. “I didn’t realise it at first, but I’d become addicted. There wasn’t a day that passed where I didn’t think about my impeccable Kill/Death ratio, pwning noobs and yelling at my parents for being annoying. The song outlines my descent into darkness and how I came through it to become even stronger and more powerful than I was before.”
The video for Mad Skills Brah! took a total of six months to animate.
“The true tale of my tribulations would have been far too graphic to recreate in live action and I truly believe; what you see on the screen is remarkably closer to the actual events, than anything that could’ve been caught with a camera,” says Levi.
“A lot of people have a lot of bad stuff to say about gaming and gamers. We are misunderstood. In most cases, we are smarter, better looking and more talented than normal people, we are just constantly fighting a virtual battle that we will never allow ourselves to lose. This video will shine a shiny light on us and illuminate our quest for online domination.”
Chuggaboom are headlining the Tech-Fest afterparty on Saturday 9 July.