Friday, 18 March 2016
March 18, 2016 - Los Angeles, California based Hard Rock band Blacklist Union have released a music video for their track "Evil Eye" from their latest album "Back To Momo" which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video, which originally premiered with REVOLVER Magazine, was directed by Matt Zane (John 5, Wayne Static, Zakk Wylde, DMC, Orgy) of Lord Zane Productions.
This song is about the abuse I suffered from my mother as a kid and throughout my life and how I let it destroy me for many years. I just had to let it go and realize she is a sick woman who didn’t and still doesn’t know any better.
The video was extremely emotional for me. The part when my son acted as me when I was nine suffering abuse was so real and so life-like I actually cried a few times. Matt Zane [director] really brought it to life and I absolutely love the guy and love working with him. - Tony West
About Blacklist Union:
Now based in San Francisco, hard rockers Blacklist Union are back with their new single & video “Evil Eye”. This is the second release off their fourth CD entitled ‘Back To Momo’ which has been receiving massive airplay. Tony West and Todd Youth, two of rock n’ roll’s most controversial outlaws teamed together to write 13 blistering tracks for the CD. You are guaranteed inspiration with this brand of street rock with songs like “Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell,” “Superjaded,” and “Evil Eye” which is a tale of abuse Tony suffered as a child from his mother & how that haunted his life until he finally just let it go.
Formed in 2004 by frontman Tony West, Blacklist Union released their debut ‘After The Mourning’ in April of 2006, which was met by critical acclaim all across the globe. From Memphis to Melbourne to Louisiana to London, Blacklist Union instantly made a mark throughout the rock n’ roll underground. Their follow-up in 2008 ‘Breakin’ Bread With The Devil’ with tracks including the title track, along with “Sixty-Five Steps Away” and “Wicked Love Song,” received the same amount of critical acclaim and put them on the map in the rock n’ roll world yet again. The band’s third full-length CD entitled, “Til Death Do Us Part” was released in 2012 and features amazing tracks including “Alabama Slammer” & “Diggin’ 4 Gold” was received yet again with the highest ratings and reviews in the press. Blacklist Union released their fourth CD, ‘Back to Momo,’ in July 2015, which has without a doubt has been received with as much or even more enthusiasm as their prior 3 releases & has certainly been exposing them to a larger audience around the world.
Blacklist Union have toured nationally receiving five star reviews from music industry magazines, fanzines, webzines, and has a continuously growing fan base both domestically and internationally. With all of their hard work and perseverance, Blacklist Union are a true rock n’ roll band that continuously push themselves to the limit in every aspect of their music. Singer/songwriter Tony West tackles real life situations that affect each and every one of us in one form or another. From character assassination, to name dropping, addictions, sexual innuendos, romance, friendships, birth, death and living on the edge of destruction is just a fraction of what is touched on in their music.
Blacklist Union previously worked with Doug Goldstein and When Pigs Fly Entertainment. The former Guns n’ Roses manager and now former Blacklist Union manager has said that ‘Back to Momo’ is “The best record that he’s heard since ‘Appetite For Destruction’ and that “Tony West is the hardest working frontman he knows.” Hailed worldwide as the next “big rock band”, Blacklist Union are clearly on their way from the street to the elite.
(Written by Alison “MetalBabe” Cohen and Craig Brzezinski)
GalleryX – the new Dublin space for unsettling art – is delighted to introduce to Ireland the work of French digital artist Nihil.
Nihil is a writer, photographer and digital artist living in Norway. Inspired by ancient sacred texts, psychedelic trips and life experiences in hospitals and medical research centres, his texts and images reflects on transcendence, identity and individuality.
His work has been featured in two personal exhibitions in Paris and Berlin and he participated in numerous collective shows in USA and Europe. His artworks have been published in art books and magazines and are part of the permanent collection of the Contemporary art museum in Sicily. He first showed in Ireland as part of GalleryX’s Anniversary Show in December 2015.
The exhibition will include digital prints on dibond and on paper, and will be opened on 7 April at 6PM in the presence of the artist. A performance TBA will take place during the opening.
Nihil does not create for you, nor for anyone, he does not target any audience and does not respect any pre-established rule. With no stylistic pretension in mind, he does not profess to launch a new trend or to illustrate such or such critical or aesthetic concept. He has no goal of completion, no deadline, no publishing obligation, no plan of achievement other than the one to create congruence between his own will and the artistic object he is designing. Failure, whether temporary or definitive, is accepted. He has no ambition to be recognized in any way, or to inspire any radical and revolutionary manifestation, but rather an existential ambition: the point is for him, like Beckett’s character in The Unnameable, to “do what I have to do, the only way that can put an end to it, do what I have to do.”
Approaching and confronting Nihil’s work demands asceticism. You need to get lost and forget yourself, lose your bearings, accept no truce and take no rest. Only then will you emerge as a different person. The pictures and the texts will not leave you indifferent but they will not strike you either. They are an immense yet quiet power, with no appeal to lyricism; they will slowly crush you, fill you and impose themselves, flooding you. At first you will believe you will drown, and then you will learn how to swim, and finally you will be able to breathe. We can call it ambient art, as in “ambient” music. Humbly accept that there is nothing to understand, see or feel everything at once, accept to fall apart and then become, maybe, a the end, a figure from Nihil’s work.
— adapted from Jean Delesquif’s introduction to Nihil’s upcoming art book. [Ventre]
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