Exclusive Premiere: Black Belt KARATE "Kaleidoscope" Video
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:48:57
ARTISTdirect.com has teamed up with Black Belt KARATE to premiere this video for "Kaleidoscope." The band boasts members who've played with everyone from David Bowie to Foreigner and more. Black Belt KARATE features singer Ryan Hanifl and under-the-fingernails guitarist/producer Jason Achilles Mezilis (Chris Wyse of The Cult), who have joined forces with the crack-shot rhythm section of drummer Ryan Brown (Foreigner, David Bowie) and bassist Harry Anthony Ostrem (Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses) to conjure Southern California desert-rock with a New York City-influenced punk attitude. It doesn't get much better than that.
The video for "Kaleidoscope" was directed by Tyler Jackson (Korn, Papa Roach, Nine Inch Nails) and tells a no-holds-barred, unapologetic tale of a relationship gone wrong. The story goes back and forth between metaphorical Day of the Dead festivities and literally burying the past.
Black Belt KARATE guitarist and producer Jason Achilles Mezilis said, "Tyler's got a great combination of old-school experience married with ultra-modern style and focus. Plus, he gets the band's quirky sense of humor and understands how to bring out our best on the screen. 'Kaleidoscope' is the second video we shot with him...and counting!"
The band does not have a specific release date for their debut album, but rather, they have embraced the endless possibilities of the digital age by recording and releasing it song-by-song and shooting a video for each track.
Black Belt KARATE Upcoming L.A. Shows:
11/27 Silverlake Lounge
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