Hold on to your flamethrowers – the Austin, TX hard rock band, Resisting Vegas, is releasing a “The Thing” inspired music video for their latest single, “Assimilation”. Complete with monster animatronics, raging firepower, and practical 80’s-horror effects; “Assimilation” pays proper homage to John’s Carpenter’s 1982 “The Thing”.
The lyrics of “Assimilation” are based from the creature’s point of view: cold, calculating, and hellbent on conquering nearby lifeforms. The music of “Assimilation” takes inspiration from artists in the vein of Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and Pantera. In the video, the band members play a team of scientists stationed at a quiet outpost in the cold Alaska wilderness. However, once the integrity of the station is compromised, all trust is eroded between them and they must fight to figure out who is still human and who is now an imposter.
Resisting Vegas’s “Assimilation” was directed by Travis Gallagher of Instant Crush Productions and will be the fifth horror-themed music video in support of their recent album, “Malevolent”. The video will be released on Friday, July 29th on the band’s YouTube page.
About the Band
RESISTING VEGAS is a dynamic, theatrical hard rock band formed in 2015 in Austin, Texas. Their influences include Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Pantera, Polyphia, and Deftones.
Resisting Vegas’s latest album, “Malevolent” wastes no time; the songs are short and heavy and they take the listener on a dark journey inspired by classic horror. Lyrically, the songs take on the villain’s perspective; and are meant to inspire the listener to indulge in their more evil side. The core themes of the album are based on films such as “The Exorcist (1973)”, “American Werewolf in London (1981)”, and “The Thing (1982)”.
Magnus Valravn – Vocals
Saint Aria – Lead Guitar
Gonxo – Bass
Cody Griffin – Drums
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