We were stoked to have one of our favorite bands visit the FEARnet studio recently: Philadelphia-based extreme metallers Motionless in White have been kicking much ass since we first featured them on these pages, with the latest landmark being the release of their second full-length album Infamous. This week the band unleashed their latest music video “America,” which joins their growing rogue's gallery of shocking and controversial visuals, and marks their first collaboration Shawn “Clown” Crahan, best known as the percussionist and official artist/chronicler for Slipknot. Motionless previously teamed up with Cody Snider (son of Twisted Sister's Dee Snider) for the stunning “Immaculate Misconception,” which made its world premiere on FEARnet (watch it here if you dare), and their latest is sure to ruffle even more feathers.
Frontman Chris Motionless and keyboardist Josh Balz sat down with us to talk about the shocking “America” video and the ideas behind the single itself (which also appears on the upcoming Infamous Deluxe Edition, hitting iTunes next week), as well as the undercurrents of horror in their music. Of course, Chris and the band are huge horror fans, so naturally we had to find out more about that too. Check out the exclusive interview right here!
Next up, here's the video for “America.” It's technically work-safe, assuming you have a very tolerant employer...
But don't go yet... Motionless in White is also playing the Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour this month, along with Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Job for a Cowboy and tons more. Visit the Mayhem site for a full list of venues.