German metallers MOB RULES recently filmed a video for the song “Ice Fire” with director Ronald Matthes (Roax Media), who previously worked with such bands as AVANTASIA, PRETTY MAIDS and ICED EARTH.
Commented MOB RULES: “We decided to use ‘Ice Fire’, an atmospheric track, for the video and the clip will very much reflect a special mood. That’s why we were filming outside, on a huge green field. But this bucolic ambience will not really be in the focus in the end. You will see soon…”
“Ice Fire” comes off MOB RULES‘ seventh album, “Cannibal Nation”, which will be released on October 19 via AFM Records. According to a press release, the CD “is a varied, hook-oriented and energetic record. By building their own studio, a whole lot of new possibilities opened to the band. So the Dwelling Mound studio of guitarist Sven Lüdke became the place for MOB RULES to compose their new material. The result: every song on ‘Cannibal Nation’ appears sophisticated and right on point. From the prog metal-influenced opening track ‘Close My Eyes’ to the following ‘Lost’ with its strong hookline, the first single ‘Ice Fire’ (inspired by the story of the abducted Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt), which features atmospheric orchestral parts by Michael ‘Miro’ Rodenberg (AVANTASIA), to ‘Scream For The Sun’ (lyrically dealing with the first ascent of Mount Everest) and the album’s final song ‘Sunrise’, every track was arranged with passion and reason. With ‘Tele Box Fool’ also a song whose lyrics criticize today’s dull TV/media culture, can be found on the album.”
“Cannibal Nation” track listing:
01. Close My Eyes
03. Tele Box Fool
04. Ice And Fire
05. Soldiers Of Fortune
06. The Sirens
07. Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
08. Cannibal Nation
10. Children Of The Flames (live in Atlanta) (digipak bonus track)
MOB RULES will celebrate the release of “Cannibal Nation” with a live release party on October 20 in their hometown of Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
MOB RULES in 2010 parted ways with longtime keyboardist Sascha Onnen and replaced him with Jan Christian Halfbrodt.
MOB RULES is:
Klaus Dirks – Vocals
Matthias Mineur – Guitar
Sven Lüdke – Guitar
Jan Christian Halfbrodt – Keyboards
Markus Brinkmann – Bass
Nikolas Fritz – Drums
MOB RULES‘s latest album, “Radical Peace”, was released in November 2009 via AFM Records.