Chosen by Monk

The Uber Rock Approved stampWith the rays of light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been the past 16 months of isolation and generally being shit upon from great heights growing brighter by the day, the rock ‘n’ roll year that is 2021 now stands with its DMs firmly planted in the mire and muck of the chaos around it. A healthy slew of new music, perhaps more than at any other time in ÜR’s history, continues to ping itself our way, and especially in the continuing tsunami of submissions we receive for our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ award… Yes, as we’ve said on multiple occasions, one constant throughout the vagaries of inconsistent and often hard to stomach lockdowns is the amazing level of adaptive creativity that bands and video directors the length and breadth of the Überverse have continued to show, often in the most adverse of circumstances.

After viewing all of the entries – and, yes, we did watch each and every one of the 100 or so submissions we received this past week alone – at the end of the day (or night, depending on where you are in the Überverse), there could be only one winner… And, yes, we know you were expecting it to be that for Iron Maiden’s epic, and boldly different, new single; and, under normal circumstances, that probably would have been the absolute runaway winner, further ahead of the pack than Usain Bolt on steroids – but our resident Maiden freak has already shared his thoughts on it, so why repeat ourselves?

Instead, we’ve gone to entirely the other end of the rock ‘n’ roll spectrum, with the grossly hilarious and OTT self-described German “electropornpartymetal” act Painkiller Party, who have an extremely unhealthy obsession with plastic penises, pubescent humour and extreme metal growls, as well as unicorns, cotton candy and certain creamy white substances…

Their new single is the in(s)ane ‘I’m Empty, You’re Full’ – and you’ll see why during the clip, which is the first “taster” to be taken from their forthcoming second album, ‘It’s Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood’, which is due out via Dedication Records/Hopeless World Records on 17 September:

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