The Scranton, Pennsylvania Goths, Motionless In White, just released their new official music video for “Necessary Evil," directed by Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice & Men) from the group’s fourth studio album, Graveyard Shift. Watch the new music video above.
The song, “Necessary Evil,” features guest star, Korn’s Jonathan Davis. Albeit the track’s guest star does not appear in the video; nonetheless, the video’s unpredictable party atmosphere — resonant with visual poetry, equally stimulating to the eye and the mind — makes one accepting of Davis' physical absence.
The entrancing video depicts singer Chris Motionless, sitting a throne (replete with chained clown slaves at each side), exuding supreme power amidst the dark ceremonial excitement of the gathered alliance. Motionless in White headlines an intense live performance amidst theatrical flames, spotlighting a fire manipulator (Cervena Fox) while entrancing an audience of erotic champagne sipping bacchanalians. Chris Motionless engages, captivates and intrigues his believers, professing lyrically, ”It’s my party, and I'll die when I want to/The monster you’ve made is wearing the crown/I’ll be the king, and you'll be the clown,” while climatically ravaging a symbolic cake adorned with the words "Necessary Evil.”
Graveyard Shift — one of the most anticipated heavy albums of 2017 — was released on May 5 via Roadrunner Records. Following the group’s successful third studio album, 2014s Reincarnate, the new LP is MIW's second consecutive #1 album on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart. Graveyard Shift features the Top 20 Active Rock hit, “LOUD (F*ck It),” and the thunderous single “Eternally Yours.” The band’s new album is available at all DSPs. Vinyl copies of the album arrive Friday, Sept. 29, available here.
Motionless In White, currently comprising lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro will be embarking on their headlining fall U.S. ‘The Graveyard Shift Tour’ starting Sept. 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Brooklyn Bowl. The 27-date killer tour will zig-zag through the U.S. until the end of October where they will wrap up at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Electric Factory for a special Halloween night performance. Joining MIW on the coast-to-coast trek are the Australian metalcore band, The Amity Affliction (Roadrunner labelmates), the electro-pop artist, William Control hailing from Seattle, Washington, and the Ohio metallers Miss May I. Check out the full fall tour list of cities and dates below. Select show tickets available right here on AXS.
01 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom (Click here to get tickets)
03 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (Click here to get tickets)
04 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (Click here to get tickets)
06 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
07 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
08 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
09 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman (Click here to get tickets)
11 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre (Click here to get tickets)
12 - New York, NY - PlayStation Theater (Click here to get tickets)
14 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
15 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! (Click here to get tickets)
17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
18 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre (Click here to get tickets)
20 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s Nightclub
21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
24 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
25 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
26 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
28 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
29 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
30 - Richmond, VA - The National (Click here to get tickets)
31 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (Click here to get tickets)