“Open Your Eyes”, the new video from Birmingham, Alabama hard rockers MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, can be seen below. The clip, which stars the one and only Danny Trejo, is stylized as a short film.
Commented MAYLENE frontman Dallas Taylor: “We’ve always been huge fans of Danny Trejo. We were on the same flight a few years ago but I didn’t get a chance to meet him. Ever since then, I’ve wanted him to be in one of our videos. Never in a million years did I think it would happen, so this is really special for us.”
As it turns out, video director Scott Hansen had worked with Trejo before and was able to make it happen.
The video was shot in one day in Los Angeles, and stars Trejo as a sadistic mechanic.
The hard rock innovators are gearing up for a nationwide headlining tour in support of their acclaimed new album “IV”, out now via Ferret Music. The four-week trek will kick off January 25 in New Orleans and take the band to both coasts, with support from LIONIZE.
Produced by Brian Virtue (JANE’S ADDICTION, DEFTONES, AUDIOSLAVE), “IV” is a departure from MAYLENE‘s previous albums, shining a spotlight on the band’s sleek songcraft, virtuosic prowess and depth of musical identity. The primal-scream therapy of underground star frontman Dallas Taylor takes on a much more multidimensional sense of atmosphere and texture on the record, finding the perfect balance of heavy-meets-euphoric while the band’s strong, fluid rock features big riffs, shifting tempos and a spot-on sense of balance. The new saga of MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER‘s compelling concept has been called “catchy, southern-infused hard rock” by MetalSucks and the band’s “most mature and unadulterated album” by Prefix.
On the record, the band continues its focused conceptual and lyrical bent which plots MAYLENE as renegade outlaws from a 1920s gangster / prohibition era real-life crime family. The record’s gritty musical shootouts are filled with intricate guitar riffing and whiskey drenched grooves, while the lyrics take your imagination back to a time when the exploits of gangs of criminals gripped the American people and press.
MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER features Dallas Taylor (vocals), Chad Huff (guitar), Jake Duncan (guitar / vocals) and Brad Lehmann (bass).