Goth rockers Ashestoangels have unveiled a new video, the politically themed ‘Not In My Name‘. The video is based around the metaphor of ‘Blood on your hands, you can never clean’ and depicts a young couple locked in battle, with tragic results.
Vocalist Crilly explains:
“Not in my name. It’s a powerful statement. I think it’s important to say this is not an omission of guilt. It is a rejection of all the horrible things that are done by those we trusted to protect us, on a global scale, a national scale and in our day to day life.
When taking away tents and blankets is seen as a solution to homelessness you know something is wrong. When we refuse to support the same people we have displaced you know something is wrong. I feel like by not speaking out then I am being complicit through inaction. It may just be a punk rock song, but words have power and if I can use that to make even the smallest difference, then I have too. I won’t be complicit through inaction.
Things may carry on regardless, but not in my name.”
You can watch the video below:
The release of ‘Not In My Name’ comes as Ashestoangels prepare to unleash album ‘How To Bleed‘ on the 15th of April 2016. ‘How To Bleed’ is Ashestoangels most mature album to date, and shows real progression both musically and lyrically. The album was recorded on location at Hell’s Half Acre in Seattle with Aiden frontman William Control. From the devilishly delightful first single Find Hell, to fan anthem Horror Cult and delicate ballad Ghost In The Machine, prepare yourselves for the ride of your life!
You can pre-order ‘How To Bleed’ on the Ashestoangels Big Cartel which includes a lot of exclusive packages including t shirts, handwritten lyrics, singing lessons with Crilly, necklaces and more. The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes and comes with an instant download of Horror Cult.
How To Bleed tracklisting
1. Horror Cult
2. Not In My Name
3. Find Hell
4. I Could Never Miss You
5. I Remember When
6. Down We Go
7. Nothing Lasts Forever
8. Bound And Broken
9. Something To Believe
10. Light Me Up
11. Ghost In The Machine
12. How To Bleed
Never ones to stay still for long; goth punks Ashestoangels recently announced they will be hitting the road again in April for their first headline tour of 2016 with support from SAINT[THE]SINNER. The 8 date tour will finish up with the party to end all parties at The Borderline in London.
Those all important dates are:
21.04.16 Newcastle, Think Tank
22.04.16 Glasgow, The Garage Attic
23.04.16 Leeds, Key Club
25.04.16 Bristol, The Exchange
26.04.16 Manchester, Sound Control
27.04.16 Chester, Live Room
28.04.16 Birmingham, Rainbow Courtyard
30.04.16 London, The Borderline
Tickets are priced at just £7.50, and are on sale now.
Horror Cult VIP tickets are also available which give fans early entry to the show and an exclusive acoustic performance, horror cult laminates and an instant download of new track ‘Ghosts In The Machine’. You can pick up tickets from the Ashestoangels Big Cartel store.
The exciting news comes following the announcement that Ashestoangels will be lighting up the fourth stage on Sunday at Download Festival as well as appearing at Camden Rocks Festival in London.
Ashestoangels are taking their years of experience and painting the town black.
Praise for Ashestoangels:
“Ashestoangels take no prisoners, erupting out of the gates with Six Six Six’s ferocious gallop. Crilly and his ghoulish comrades are on crushing form”
“Quirky, erratic and downright fun”
“Ashestoangels awed audiences with an exhaustingly energetic performance that shrieked DIY punk while revelling in the macabre”
“The band are on top form, with breakneck riffs and head pounding drums being the order of the day, served to a Michelin Star standard. Heads banged, the crowd jumped and stage divers dived”
Hit the Floor
Crilly Ashes – Vocals
Adam Falkor – Guitars
Josh Jones – Guitars
Nico Venere – Bass
Jim Baber – Drums
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