Jun 082013

Never trust a masked woman with a claw hammer. That’s just a bit of wisdom I’m passing on for you to file away. It may come in handy someday.

As I write this, it’s late on a Friday night and I haven’t finished the main thing I wanted to post on Saturday morning. I also don’t really want to get up at the ass-crack of dawn to finish it either. So I’m leaving you this before I go pass out.

It’s a new video by a band named Temple of Thieves. The band includes former Nile members Chief Spyres on bass and John Ehlers on guitar, plus Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mournier. But the music’s not metal. Though this threesome could punch holes through you like a high-machine-gun if they felt like it, they’re delivering hard rock this time — and it’s really catchy, kind of a throwback to some of what I was listening to in the mid- to late-90s.

And vocalist Michael Rock can fuckin’ sing this kind of music. And the video by Max Stewart, Sean Costello, and Sammy Smith is well done, though it’s a non-stop strobe-fest that epileptics would do well to avoid.

The song in the video is “Species”, and it’s from the band’s debut album Passing Through The Zer0s, which was released by Goomba Music in May. So check it out below, and remember what I said about masked women with claw hammers.  I’ll be back in a few hours.


  6 Responses to “TEMPLE OF THIEVES: “SPECIES””

  1. Lot of Tool sound here. I like it though. Tool fans have nearly ruined Tool themselves for me. They’ve become some sort of ass-hole magnet. I’ll be looking into these guys a little further.

  2. Damn! I was listening to this the other day. This is a good band but i’d say Soen is much better than these guys. These guys are more sort of a A Perfect Circle type

  3. very cool, i like it

  4. Can’t help but think they used a Skyrim screenshot with ENB for the above photo.

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