Category Archives: Videos

VIDEO: Toy Called God – “Down”

Brentwood, California’s got a powerhouse on their hands. Toy Called God just released their new music video, “Down”. Directed by Mike Sloat of The King Must Die, it tells the story of something almost anyone can relate to – a bad relationship.

From video description:

Toy Called God Official video for the song Down, from the 2014 release Guns God and Steel. Directed and produced by Mike Sloat. Copyright 2014 Toy Called God All Rights reserved.

Band Website Bio:

\m/ (◣_◢) \m/ Destroying entire towns in single nights, warping your minds and sucking your brains dry, keeping chiropractors in business performing neck-cranial adjustments. \m/(⋋▂⋌)\m/
Toy Called God is a groove Metal band from Brentwood California that mixes crushing distortion, great hooks and an amazing ability to make your head bang involuntarily. The band was started when Tyson Cliff, Patrick Donovan, Zack Cliff and Mike Rukavina met at Zack’s house for the first time. The four then placed an ad for a bassist, and soon Dustin Phillips was added to the Toy Called God mix. Soon after Mike was dismissed from the lineup. TCG released our demo “Only One Menace” in Jan 2011. We went onto win William May’s Rock N Roll Pages’, Band Of The Year, Best New Band, Song of the Year, Guitarist of the Year behind that demo and a relentless schedule of shows and a strong marketing campaign in 2011. The band released our Debut CD August 5th 2012 with Kill Devil Hill in Oakland California. The band would release the Only One Menace video soon thereafter. Having played shows all over the west coast as well as well other places, the band won Top Overall Honors in the 2013 Project Independent contest and will be playing dates on the Project Independent Tour in 2014. Radio Riff also voted Only One Menace from the band’s debut album Song Of The Year “Riffie” award for 2013. Since inception the band has developed relationships with and endorses and recommends, Fireplant Guitars, Warwick Basses, HomeWrecker Pickups, Steve Clayton Picks, Knucklehead Strings, Pick Caddy, Soul Tone Cymbals and Sure Fuck Cologne. Our second cd Guns God and Steel is due this April. We hope to see you all soon.Toy Called is Tyson Cliff, Dustin Phillips, Patrick Donovan and Josh Reynolds.

VIDEO: HUGElarge – “Castaway” (Derailed Freight Train cover)

Check out HUGElarge playing “Castaway” by Derailed Freight Train live at The Last Record Store July 12th, 2014.

Video by Burning Token Records

VIDEO: Nescience – “Take Control”

Nescience, a progressive rock band from Santa Rosa California, just released their first music video. “Take Control” tells the songs story with exquisite, haunting imagery. An unforgettable sonic fingerprint, present in all songs off of their debut album, declares Nescience a one-of-a-kind progressive powerhouse in the Northern California music scene.

From video description:

Music written and performed by Nescience.
Video directed and edited by Nathan Schellerup.
Additional camera work by Ryan Schellerup and Lois Schellerup.
Actress: Lyric Gabel

Nescience is an independent band from Santa Rosa, California formed in 2009. This is our first music video and we proudly produced it ourselves. The budget for this video was $500 and it took over 100 hours to edit. Enjoy!

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VIDEO: Cuban Cigar Crisis – “The Cad”

SoCoRock favorites Cuban Cigar Crisis have done it again. Check out their latest music video, entitled “The Cad”. A seemingly odd time signature gives a tug+pull effect, yet reveals itself as standard 8/4. A great song accompanied by a very well made ‘rustic’ video with a colonial/oppressive theme – 2014 alternative rock at its best.

VIDEO: The King Must Die – “Your Grip is”

Metalers “The King Must Die” have come out with a brand spanking new video, called “Your Grip is”. This is the first music video from TKMD, directed by Mike Sloat, shot by Mike Collins, Jason Pedri & Joey Famelli.

New Music: Simple Creation, “Celebrate”

What better way to ring in the new year than with some reggae with our friends Simple Creation right down the street in Roseville? Their new single, “Celebrate”, on their brand spanking new CD dropping on February 24, 2014, is sure to please all of you that enjoy reggae and “going green”! Check it out, give them a Like and keep following us for the latest in everything rock!!

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VIDEO: The Know Nothings – “Abolition”

Here’s another new metal video for you, this time from The Know Nothings out of Santa Rosa, CA called Abolition! From description: ‘Abolition’ recorded by The Know Nothings at NB Recording, in Santa Rosa, Ca. Video by Mark Of The Bear Media.

VIDEO: Thought Vomit – “Couchlocked”

Check out this new video from local metalheads Thought Vomit!

VIDEO: PUSH – “Professional Gold Digger” (Acoustic) @ The Phoenix

Local Petaluma power punk/alternative trio Push met up with us at The Phoenix to show us an acoustic version of a song from their new album “Destroying Suburbia”. Check it out!

VIDEO: VX36 – Satan’s Fury

Check out this official music video from VX36, titled “Satan’s Fury”. Off of their album “A Violent Existence”, this track will chew you up and spit you out!

VIDEO: Victor Wooten – “Music as a Language”

Multi-Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten gives a truly inspiring talk about his life growing up and learning music at a very young age. Definitely worth a watch, and a share with your fellow musicians. Let us know what you think in the comments.