For All Those Sleeping – “Mark My Words” Inspired By VH, Vai, And Nirvana? [VIDEO]

I’m from the Midwest, so maybe I should like For All Those Sleeping, but I don’t. That’s not to say that a lot of you won’t either, because they’re good at what they do. And the latest thing they’re doing is offering up the video for “Mark My Words.”

Director Cody Blue Snider must have been inspired by three other classic videos when he conceived of this video: Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher,” Steve Vai’s “The Audience Is Listening,” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” If you watch those three, you’ll get what I mean. But, Snider did have the decency to add some hardcore dancing. Also, I think the 7-year-old kid was singing the clean vocals.

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Mike Champa, vocals, had this to say about the shoot:

“We shot the video in an actual elementary school during a school day so our song was blaring the whole day and was echoing through out the halls of the school. We even had a class come to watch while we performed the song, so we were playing this heavy song with swearing in front of all these young kids and their teacher, it’s crazy we didn’t get kicked out. It was a lot of fun working with all the kids and actors and working with Cody and the Snider family on this video.”

Guess it doesn’t take much to feel like a rebel these days.

The track is featured on the band’s second full-length album, Outspoken, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart and hit #1 on the Alternative New Artists Chart. The album is available now on iTunes. Check out the behind the scenes photos revealed via Revolver and AOL Noisecreep.


For All Those Sleeping Tour Dates:

w/ I See Stars, Get Scared, Palisades, & Upon This Dawning

Feb 4 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
Feb 5 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Feb 6 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Feb 7 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Feb 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Feb 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
Feb 11 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Feb 12 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s

w/ Get Scared, Ice Nine Kills, & Upon This Dawning

Feb 14 – Newport, KY @Thompson House
Feb 17 – Fayetteville, AR @ NWA Showcase Theater
Feb 18 – Oklahoma, OK @ The Conservatory
Feb 20 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall

w/ I See Stars, Capture The Crown, Get Scared,
& Ice Nine Kills

Feb 22 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Feb 23 – Dallas, TX @ Tomcats
Feb 24 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Feb 26 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
Feb 27 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Feb 28 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie’s
Mar 1 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
Mar 2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

Rock Hard \m/

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