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The Burning of Rome Go Psycho in New Music Video [NSFW]

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Just in time for Halloween, San Diego-based quartet The Burning of Rome have unveiled a slickly sick new video for “Norman Bates,” a track from their debut album With Us... and not only to they pay loving homage to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho, but they also manage to throw in a plot twist that just might have brought a twisted grin to the master's perpetually sour face.
 
 
“Norman Bates,” which includes a mix by legendary bizarro rockers The Butthole Surfers, is a definite standout track from an album that's already scoring high marks with critics and listeners, reinforcing the band's rising-star status (they recently scored the Best Alternative Act title at the San Diego Music Awards). Citing Mike Patton, Danny Elfman, Pink Floyd and Phil Spector among their musical influences, the band also offers a wink and a nod to horror themes on the record, with tracks like “Audrey II” and “Why Can't I Stop Killing My Friends?”
 
 
Speaking of killing, let's get down to business and watch Norman Bates do what he does best... or does he?
 
 
Drop by the band's trippy official site for more info, as well as the equally awesome video for “Ballad of an Onion Sprout,” another Butthole Surfers remix from the new album.
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