If the name “A Place to Bury Strangers” wasn’t enough to turn your head, then maybe their music will get your attention. The band’s live performances are said to be fear-inducing, making the audience feel that element of danger resonating from the bass line and every slam of the drum.
Oliver Ackerman (guitar and vocals), Dion Lunadon (bass guitar), and Robi Gonzalez (rocking those drums) combined their talents of noise rock when they banded together in New York back in 2002. Since then, they’ve had a collection of killer albums like their debut A Place to Bury Strangers (2007), Exploding Head (2009), Worship (2012), as well as countless EPs. Their latest album, Transfixation, released this August is no different. Now, with tracks and videos like “Now It’s Over”, you can be scared from the comfort of your own home!
The thrash graphic style of this video perfectly reflects the feeling you would get from a band called “A Place To Bury Strangers”. It’s creepy with a sort of film-noir angle, like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari met with The Maltese Falcon. It’s brilliantly done with the sullen, drawn-out song being the perfect mate for it.
It’s not quite Halloween, but it’s never too early to feel a fearful rush from your music: check out A Place to Bury Strangers and Transfixation on their official website. See what they’re up to on their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @APTBS.