Chosen by Monk

The Uber Rock Approved stampWe continue to receive a veritable tsunami of video clips – more than 120 of them in the past week alone – being sent our way in a bid to be the latest recipient of the coveted title and virtual gong of being named our favourite…

Believe me, we do watch all of the submissions, and, apart from those which don’t meet our criteria – i.e., no lyric videos, no straight performance clips and no “playthroughs” – most of them are of an extremely high quality, but there can only ever be one winner… And, to that end, this week’s selection is one that drives home the message behind it with the force of being hit in the face by a ten-tonne concrete block.

It comes from London-based hardcore/thrash crossover merchants Cage Fight, who deliver an uncompromising commentary on abuse and harassment with this, the second single to be released from their forthcoming, self-titled debut album, which itself is due to impact on 13 May via Candlelight Records.

Frontwoman Rachel Aspe, who delivers a powerful performance both vocally and as the lead role in the accompanying video clip, told us a bit more about ‘Respect Ends’:

“This song is dedicated to men (or in fact anyone) who thinks it’s ok to harass, abuse, make inappropriate comments, or not take no for an answer, both in the real world but also online. It’s also a message of solidarity to those who have been victims of such behavior. The video is symbolic of the frustration and damage this can cause, and it’s something we, as a society, should not and will not accept. The final message is clear. If this is how you behave, stay the f**k away. Otherwise, you will regret it.”

The video’s release coincided with the announcement that Cage Fight will open for Brazilian thrash legends Sepultura on a trio of dates this June.

Until next time, keep ‘er lit, keep ‘er between the hedges and keep on rockin’ and rollin’ with your favourite website \m/

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