CraveOnline is proud to present the exclusive premiere of the video for “Kiss Tried To Kill Me” by Black Spiders. The Sheffield, UK outfit is rapidly making waves on U.S. shores with their high-octane rock dynamic, just in time for the U.S. release of their full-length opus Sons Of The North on April 17th via Dark Riders/Red Eye.
The song is actually inspired by a strange nightmare, about the legendary band Kiss: the classic line-up of the band was trying to kill frontman Pete 'Spider' Spiby. “It was a strange dream but it made for a strong visual, Kiss would have been perfect serial killers with an alibi as a touring rock band during the 70’s, disposing of victims on each tour stop,” he muses.
Stranger still perhaps is the actual Kiss and their fans' approval of the track as Paul Stanley mentioned the song while guest-editing UK’s Classic Rock Magazine and the song being posted on the official Kiss Army Website. You could definitely say the invasion has begun.
Check out the awesome Warriors-inspired video below!
"The main reason we decided to do this idea for the video was because we felt we had a kinship with the Warriors quest," Spiby told CraveOnline in advance of the video's debut. "Metaphorically 'bumping' our way back home through the (mostly) unfriendly state of the industry…"
"This all happened in our home town of Sheffield, where there is a lack of any underground transport, it's all about boards and trucks or skates. We did almost come to blows with some unfriendly and aggressive 'ravers', who were obviously not high on ecstasy, but probably 'Miao Miao', 'Whoof' or 'Grrrrrr!' Needless to say no fracas, or melee occurred… And we spared them their lives."
The band – who consist of Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby (vocals and guitar), Ozzy ‘Owl’ Lister (guitar) Mark ‘Dark Shark’ Thomas (guitar) Tiger Si (drums) and Adam ‘the Fox’ Irwin (bass) have spent the last few years playing for audiences across the UK and main land Europe, and are now setting their sights on U.S. shores – and not a moment too soon.
Propelled by rowdy rockers like “Just Like A Woman” (replete with retro-classic metal video featuring appearance by Games Of Thrones actress Esme Bianco) and adrenaline fueled anthems like “Stay Down,” their album Sons Of The North delivers ten tracks of head-banging fury with a confidence and strut that's sorely lacking from American rock these days.
We'll be bringing you more from the band very soon – in the meantime, keep up with the Black Spiders at their official site!