STELLAR CORPSES SHOOT VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM “DEAD STARS DRIVE-IN” (SANTA CARLA RECORDS), “VAMPIRE KISS“; VIDEO PREMIERE IS OCTOBER 30 AT LA’S VIPER ROOM
Los Angeles, CA: Since we last heard news from STELLAR CORPSES, there has been success after success for this up-and-coming band. They had a very successful mini tour, shot an amazing video for “Vampire Kiss,” the first cut to be released from their upcoming album Dead Stars Drive-In (Santa Carla Records), played with various punk rock luminaries, and cannot wait to release the album on January 24, 2012.
Stellar Corpses started out the summer by opening for punk rock legends TSOL, then Nekromantix, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and look forward to upcoming gigs supporting Tiger Army, Agent Orange and The Misfits. The Corpses also played a truly amazing LA show at The Viper Room, packing the house early on a Monday night, not usual for the notoriously jaded LA music crowd.
According to Stellar Corpses front man Dusty Grave, “Our shows with those amazing bands were great. They were so cool to us, and I think we made a lot of new fans. We also recently had the honor of headlining at 924 Gilman Street, the longest standing volunteer-operated punk rock venue, which was home to legendary bands like Rancid, Green Day, Operation Ivy, Tiger Army and of course AFI when they were first starting out.
“Our show at the Viper Room was a great success…thanks to our kick ass team and to Dayle Gloria (booker for The Viper Room). We had an outstanding turn out and we were invited back on October 30th to premiere our new (and first) music video!”
The video for “Vampire Kiss” is a wink and a nod to a certain cult classic movie that was shot in Santa Cruz. “Shooting a professional video was a new experience for us, so we didn’t know what to expect,” Dusty continues. “We knew director Justin Janowitz was good, but we didn’t know he was THAT good! Watching him pour himself into his work was truly inspirational. He is a real artist, fully present in every aspect of the project from casting to location scouting to set design to making sure each shot was perfect. He made it really easy for us to get into our roles as artists and entertainers. It being our first pro video, we were all pretty nervous, but Justin and his awesome crew helped us relax and deliver the best performance possible.”
The video also boasts cameos from producer Joe McGrath (Tiger Army, Offspring, Alkaline Trio, AFI, etc.), who produced Dead Stars Drive-In, and AFI’s Hunter Bergan, who sings backup vocals on the track. “Working with Hunter Burgan was amazing. He took the video to a deeper, darker level, which was perfect… way more than we expected. When I heard he was going to do a cameo, we thought he would just walk by in the background and then bail, but he didn’t. He fully embraced his role and brought some serious intensity to the set.”
Coming up, Dusty reveals, “We get to open for The Misfits on Sep 29 at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. We’re thrilled to open for one of the bands that has inspired us more than any other band. On October 29, we have the tremendous honor of sharing the stage with Tiger Army and Agent Orange for their 4th annual ‘Octoberflame.’”
“When Stellar Corpses was first getting started, we set a goal to follow in the footsteps of three bands: The Misfits, AFI and Tiger Army. Now it’s six years later, and we are working with all three bands. Life is good…it pays to follow your dreams.”
Links: www.stellarcorpses.com, www.facebook.com/StellarCorpses, www.myspace.com/stellarcorpses, www.youtube.com/stellarcorpses, www.reverbnation.com/stellarcorpses, http://twitter.com/#!/@StellarCorpses.
UPCOMING SHOW DATES:
Sep 21 – Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA with Voodoo Glow Skulls
Sep 29 – Avalon, Santa Clara, CA with The Misfits
Oct 8 – Visalia Zombie Ball, Visalia, CA
Oct 29 – The Grove, Anaheim, CA with Tiger Army and Agent Orange
Oct 30 – The Viper Room, Hollywood, CA, “Vampire Kiss” video premiere