SKID ROW has released the official music video for its latest single, “Time Bomb”, taken from the band’s upcoming album “The Gang’s All Here”. The clip was helmed by director Dale “Rage” Resteghini (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GUNS N’ ROSES) whom SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan sought out to realize his artistic vision for the song about humanity’s continuing struggles with self-indulgence and monotony.
Rachel said: “Co-directing the video with Dale was a great learning experience. His energy is infectious, and his knowledge is vast. It was something I had never done before and probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for [SKID ROW guitarist] Scotti Hill saying, ‘You should direct our next video.’ It was a lot like writing a song, but the characters are real. It was all about making my vision come to life.”
Rage, known for his ability to get extremely visceral performances and coming up with eye catching visuals, collaborated with Rachel while using the film world’s latest breakthrough in cinematography, the brand-new Arri Alexa 35 and handcrafted MasterBuilt Classic Lenses helping create the stellar look for “Time Bomb”.
Regarding the lyrical inspiration for “Time Bomb”, Rachel said: “What would it be like to be in that position? Just be completely going about life, your normal everyday thing, but you’re thiiiiis close to just completely losing your shit?”
“The Gang’s All Here” will arrive on October 14 via earMUSIC. The group recorded most of the LP in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others.
Recently SKID ROW shared the music video for “The Gang’s All Here” title track and also for ‘Tear It Down’
“‘The Gang’s All Here’, for me, represents the brotherhood of this band,” said guitarist Scotti Hill. “And with the addition of [new singer]Erik [Grönwall], our bond is more solid than ever. Our fans have always been part of the family, so when it was time to shoot a video, we handed the camera work over to them. After all, they have the best perspective to capture the excitement of a SKID ROW show.”
The album is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including CD Digipak/1LP Gatefold (black, 180g); Ltd Splattered 1LP Gatefold (splattered black/white/red, 180g); Ltd Colored 1LP Gatefold (red transparent, 180g); Ltd Colored 1LP Gatefold (white, 180g). Pre-order it HERE.
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo said in a statement: “We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. The addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights. Add all this to the fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the SCORPIONS residency this Saturday at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that SKID ROW is going to have a great year.”
“The Gang’s All Here” track listing:
1. Hell Or High Water
2. The Gang’s All Here
3. Not Dead Yet
4. Time Bomb
6. Nowhere Fast
7. When The Lights Come On
8. Tear It Down
9. October’s Song
10. World’s On Fire
Grönwall sang on H.E.A.T.‘s last four studio albums — “Address The Nation” (2012), “Tearing Down The Walls” (2014), “Into The Great Unknown” (2017) and “H.E.A.T II” (2020) — before exiting the group in October 2020.
SKID ROW Tour Dates:
Oct. 08 – Shelton, WA – Little Creed Casino
Oct. 11 – Perry, GA – Georgia National Fair
Oct. 13 – Kingston, NY – Ulster PAC
Oct. 14 – Bethlehem, PA – Wild Creek Casino
Oct. 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino