Combining elements of gothic metal, industrial metal, and metalcore, Motionless in White just released their latest album, Infamous, and the lead , “Devil’s Night” on November 13, 2012. The video itself is pretty horrific, featuring the band converting faceless people, by way of reconstructive facial surgery with a straightedge razor, to their cause. Oh, my god, is my face still intact? Ok, good, I still don’t like metalcore.
However, there are elements in “Devil’s Night” that appeal to me and the video is pretty badass, even if it borrows heavily from certain Marilyn Manson imagery.
On Motionless in White’s sophomore release, Infamous, lead singer Chris Motionless stated the following:
“It’s been two years since the release of Creatures and I am finally here to announce the arrival of Infamous. I’ve never been as happy with anything I’ve ever written for this band as I am with this record. I feel like a lot of bands today stick to these unwritten set of ‘rules’ when writing their songs, as though there’s this barrier that they ‘aren’t allowed’ to break through that prevents them from taking risks. I really wanted to challenge that concept and explore a lot of different styles of music in one record, even more so than we did with Creatures. This record has something for everyone. We really hope you love Infamous as much as we do, and that we all carry on this new chapter in our career together.”
Check out the video (above) and the press release and tour dates (below).
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[sic] MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Horror (guitar), Angelo Parente (drums), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Balz (keys), Ghost (bass) – From underground heroes to internationally acclaimed act, hotly-tipped rockers Motionless In White have slayed audiences worldwide. With the release of their highly-anticipated second album Infamous, the scintillating sextet defiantly strides into a new era, ready to take the spotlight — and truly make their mark. Infamous sees the band embracing the hype and stepping up to the plate, delivering a collection of 12 tracks that has refined, defined and intensified the band’s sound.
The band has been featured on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine, AMP Magazine, Japan’s Geki Rock Magazine, and Frontman Chris Motionless also appeared on the cover of Alternative Press‘ Warped Tour Issue, and on TLC’s reality tattoo show, NY Ink.
Unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate, their ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery that has captivated both fans and media around the globe. Matching the musical elements with equally creative marketing and visual concepts, Motionless In White has constantly challenged the concept of “playing it safe,” and on Infamous, they deftly deploy their most dynamic and diverse tracks to date.
Rockstar Energy Drink presents The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
Nov 13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 15 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 16 – Orlando, FL – Club 57 West
Nov 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Nov 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Nov 24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
Nov 25 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Nov 26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 02 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Dec 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Dec 05 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 06 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Dec 07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Dec 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Dec 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Dec 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Dec 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Dec 15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
UK Tour w/ Asking Alexandria
Jan 15 – Dublin @ The Academy
Jan 16 – Belfast @ Mandela Hall
Jan 17 – Glasgow @ Barrowland
Jan 19 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Feb 10 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Feb 11 – Manchester @ Manchester Academy