MACABRE release animated video for 'Joe Ball Was His Name'
Two weeks ago MACABRE released their album, Carnival Of Killers via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveal the video for “Joe Ball Was His Name” which was created by Sweden’s Amanda Odenlid who previously made MACABRE MINSTELS (Macabre unplugged) videos for “The Cat Came Back,” “Found A Peanut,” “The Geins,” & “Tom Dooley”.
Watch Joe Ball Was His Name” below.
MACABRE‘s Corporate Death comments, “Joe Ball was a serial killer called the Alligator Man. I started writing this song around our Grim Scary Tales era, but never actually finished it until getting things in place to record Carnival Of Killers. Reading more about him and his evil deeds from way back in the 1930’s I tried to give the song an old-time ragtime feel. I hope you like it, it’s a little different, but so are we.”Amanda Odenlid quote: “I made the Macabre Minstrels videos just for fun, back when my interest in true crime had really taken off full force (thanks to discovering Macabre, actually).
The “chibi”-style I used first saw the light of day when I started making a sort of tongue-in-cheek webcomic about Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer living together. I like the style because it is simple but expressive, and I also like the clash that occurs between the cartoony VS the grotesque and morbid. Having listened to Macabre for 10+ years has made me realize that, while morbid, there is also quite a lot of dark humor in their music as well. Kind of like my own art, in a way.
As for this new video about Joe Ball; making it basically forced me out of an art-block I’d been having, also making me rediscover how fun it was to draw in this old chibi-style of mine. I went from only having heard of Ball’s name somewhere, to almost knowing everything about him that there is to know (except his exact body-count). Despite the grim subject-matter, it was really fun to learn something new and to revisit my old passions for drawing and video-making!”
Watch the previousy released, age restricted video for ‘The Wheels On The Bug‘ below.
Also watch the previosuly released ‘Your Window Is Open’ and ‘The Lake Of Fire’ below.
MACABRE‘s Corporate Death comments, “In our music, we tell true stories about different killers and you will gather information from our songs. It is like reading a newspaper article about these people but we tell stories via our music. I like to call it creative story telling about very bad people.
My mother used to buy me children’s records, from an early age, she saw that I liked to sing along. ‘The Wheels On The Bug’ is based on a song from a record my mother bought for me when I was young. I used to sing that song on the school bus. It must have stuck with me, as all these years later I’m still singing it, only we changed it up and made it more MACABRE.”
The band also restocked their “Bundy” shirt which can be purchased on the band’s webstore: http://murdermetal-com.3dcartstores.com/
Order your copy of “Carnival Of Killers” in the format of your choice AT THIS LOCATION.
“Carnival Of Killers” is available in the following formats:
-Carnival Edition (Milky Clear w/ Red, Blue, Green & Yellow)
-Strangled Sky Edition (Blue/White Cloudy)
-Clown Splatter Edition ( Milky Clear with Rainbow splatter)
“Carnival Of Killers” tracklist:
2. Your Window Is Open
3. Joe Ball Was His Name
6. Tea Cakes
7. Them Dry Bones
8. Richard Speck Grew Big Breasts
9. Slaughter House
10. Breaking Point
11. The Lake Of Fire
12. Warte, Warte
13. Now It’s Time To Pay
14. The Wheels On The Bug
15. Corpse Violator
16. The Murder Mack
MACABRE released their full catalog which can be heard here: geni.us/MacabreCatalogue
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