"Take This Life" is the roll-out single and video from In Flames' wildly anticipated new album, "Come Clarity." The "Take This Life" video was produced and directed by long time In Flames collaborator Patric Ullaeus (for Revolver Film Company) and features the band (Bjorn Gelotte - Guitars, Daniel Svensson - Drums, Peter Iwers - Bass, Jesper Stromblad - Guitars and Anders Friden - Vocals) performing against the backdrop of New York City's Times Square as an evolving storyline unfolds. In addition to his video work with In Flames, Ullaeus is known for directing the Lacuna Coil hit videos "Heaven's a Lie" and "Swamped". In Flames has been one of the leaders of the underground metal movement for over 10 years. With over 1,000,000 records sold worldwide and coming off a successful tour as part of OZZFEST 2005, where they shared the festival's main stage with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and others, the time is ripe for this Swedish quintet to continue their ascent. The band's recent success, as well as that of their counterparts -- including Killswitch Engage (whom they co-headlined with in 2004), Shadows Fall and Lamb of God -- has paved the wave for metal bands to break through to the mainstream.
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Haley is a young stripper in a world of drugs, prostitution, and violence. Her boyfriend J.J. is a petty thug tired of nickel and diming his way through life. With a huge payoff in mind, he forces Haley to seduce a strip club patron named Big Game James. An ambush quickly follows, but it all goes bad and ends with J.J. bludgeoning James. He takes the phone, a .38 revolver, and Big Game's black 1964 Chevy Impala. Now a wanted man, J.J. slips on his black sunglasses to protect himself from the hostile elements and proceeds to drag Haley down the sleazy streets, past the trashy joints to the scuzziest depths of the City by the Bay.
Haley meets a lonely cab driver named Mark and sees a possible way out of her desperate situation, while J.J. grows even more reckless and destructive. Meanwhile, Big Game James (who was terribly forked over) staggers back upright, and covers himself with bandages. Thinking of nothing but revenge, the bloodied mummified thug embarks on his quest for revenge on the couple who let him live.
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This DVD is the long-awaited tell-all biopic about turntablism's boy wonder. Sunglasses Is A Must takes you from A-Trak's first purchase of turntables with bar-mitzvah money, up to all the battles he entered, all the continents he discovered, all the zoos he visited and all the wonderful people he met along the way. DVD highlights include A-Trak coming up as a 13 year-old DJ, World DMC, ITF and Vestax Championship highlights, practicing and recording with DJ Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike playing host on tour with the Beastie Boys, Behind-the-scenes pranks with The Allies, A-Trak in the lab with Roc Raida (X-Ecutioners) and KLC (Beats By The Pound), making DIY music with Money Mark and Peanut Butter Wolf, shoe shopping and private jet flying with Kanye West, and Globetrotting across China, Italy, South Africa, Japan and Australia. It's funny, impressive, cute and inspired. Through the birds-eye view of a handy cam, Sunglasses Is A Must follows A-Trak's humble induction into hip hop royalty.
A new feature highlighting some of our favorite user-submitted videos, put together by the Download.com Video team and hosted by Katie Whiting. In this episode we have a girl who travels through atmospheric soundscapes, an insightful documentary short about file sharing and piracy, a very scary bedtime story, and a boy in a serene, green enchanted forest. To watch each individual video, follow the links below.
1.) 46bliss: "The Way You Are"
2.) "Illegal Information"
3.) The Twitching Hour
4.) "Ikarus: "Believe"
The Download.com Video team presents highlights from some of our favorite user-submitted videos. In this installment, we've got Birmingham-based UK hip hop, a meditative music video from Virginia, and some LA neo-new wave. To watch each individual video, follow the links below.
1.) Dirty Star: "Negarita Aura"
2.) Phil Snapp: "Relax This Dream"
3.) Pom Pom Diary: "Thursday"
The Download.com Video team presents highlights from some of our favorite user-submitted videos. This time around we've got a video inspired by an abandoned love note, a jaunty tune from Stockholm, Sweden and a soulful song of peace. To watch each individual video, follow the links below.
1.) Autochamp: "Note to Self"
2.) Les Issambres: "Santa Fe"
3.) Allison Crowe: "Whether I'm Wrong"
Think: The Monkeys meets Spinal Tap, and you have summed up this short adaptation of rock band tetra'tum's exploits as they go on tour around the Home Counties of England ... well, a tour of 2 pubs actually! The contents are losely based on actual events! Yes! The band really are as daft as they are portrayed in the film!! The band are being interviewed by Spoof Rock TV reporter, Amanda, whilst on tour. So come with her now into the life and times of a 2-bit pub band and get an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes...
From the mailroom to "Move," to "One A.M." and beyond, Diverse innovates. A self-described poet, his rhymes are true. Shunning the pseudo-hard stance taken by some emcees in favor of everyday human experience, Diverse consistently ups the ante. Over the course of numerous releases and collaborations, his rhymes have shown that flash and substance don?t necessarily have to be adversaries. "Move" was released on Chocolate Industries in 2001, receiving a strong response from critics and listeners alike. A collaboration with Mos Def on the first installment of "Urban Renewal Program" followed soon thereafter; "Wylin? Out" would go on to dominate college radio airwaves for the better part of the summer. The "Certified/Build" 12" was enough to keep heads happy for a minute, but soon the pressure would be on. Diverse?s debut full-length "One A.M." dropped in the latter part of 2003 to critical acclaim, featuring collaborations with Jean Grae, Prefuse 73 and Madlib among others. The tour appearances and showcases that followed packed venues, seeing fans channel the same charismatic energy that keeps our guy in the studio late at night. With a grueling tour schedule and verbal delivery that would make UPS envious, Diverse has still found time to collaborate with other artists and work on fresh releases of his own. Be on the lookout for the next full-length, "Round About," in your area sometime next year.