Excerpt from a press release:
Today Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced their highly anticipated new album, ‘Scoring the End of the World’, due out Friday, June 10 via Roadrunner Records, home of Slipknot, Korn, Coheed and Cambria, and other great artists.
It is now available to pre-register on all major streaming platforms, with exclusive merchandise bundles offered in their official store.
To announce their arrival, the quintet also shared the lead single, “Cyberhex,” which comes with an official music video directed by the band’s guitarist Ricky Olson and Logan Beaver.
Frontman Chris “Motionless” Cerulli explained the ambitious new project, saying, “‘Cyberhex’ is my love letter to you, our fans, for all you’ve done for me during some of the most trying years. mentally. had to cross. At times when I felt like my world was coming to an end, as well as the world around us, I always had in mind that I was able to turn to the special relationship we created together to get some help, and I can’t thank you enough for that. . Outside of my own personal experiences, it has been equally gratifying for me to see that in the face of tireless forces that continue to try to perpetuate the hatred and negativity towards so many of us co-existing on this planet, we have all united to resist and fight back knowing that love and compassion will always prevail. We are resistance. We are Cyberhex. I love you. Thank you.”
On “Cyberhex,” an ominous synth melody kicks in like the click of a trigger in a glitchy, punchy guitar riff as Cerulli warns, “There’s no tomorrow.” Its apocalyptic verses give way to a robotic sample, “Initiate Cyberhex”, before the cataclysmically catchy chorus sets in. Ropes pierce the militaristic bridge and screams cut through the chaos. In what is perhaps their most cinematic visual yet, the song’s story comes to life on screen under Olson’s skillful direction.
‘Scoring the End of the World’ fully encompasses the scope of the band’s dynamic, deep and dark vision and marks their first feature film in three years since 2019’s ‘Disguise’. The latter has quietly had a major impact on music. and heavy rock culture. The single “Another Life” stands out as their most-streamed song of all time, with over 23 million views on YouTube on the music video. The record claimed a spot on Loudwire’s “50 Best Metal Albums of 2019,” and it sparked the creative renaissance that would pave the way for this statement-making new album.
Later this month, Motionless In White will kick off a massive triple co-headlining North American tour. The Trinity of Terror Tour will feature the unholy triumvirate of MIW with Black Veil Brides and Ice Nine Kills, making it the first time fans can see them all on the same stage each night. The coast-to-coast outing, which will see the three acts alternate closing sets each night, is set to begin March 17 in Mesa, Arizona and make stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Orlando, and more before wrapping it up with a performance at Norfolk, Virginia’s Chartway Arena on April 27. Hometown fans can catch them at The Fillmore (29 E. Allen St., Philadelphia) on Saturday, April 16, and later this year they join the massive lineup at the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas.
Last year, the quintet released the single “Timebomb”. It garnered 5.7 million Spotify streams and 1.6 million YouTube views on the music video. Critically acclaimed, Loudwire hailed it as “dark yet uplifting – and heavy” while Kerrang urged listeners to “prepare your neck”.
In 2006, Motionless In White was born out of Scranton with an inimitable conjuration of sharp metallic rock, nocturnal, magnetic industrial melodies and larger-than-life visual imagery. Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Olson (guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums) and Justin Morrow (bass) have quietly made their way to the hard rock forefront, garnering nearly a half -billion cumulative streams and views to date.
After the success of “Creatures” (2010) and “Infamous” (2012), “Reincarnate” (2014) sunk its teeth into the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, losing to No. 9 and capturing No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Their Roadrunner debut “Graveyard Shift” (2017) and follow-up “Disguise” (2019) made it into the Top 5 Best Hard Rock Albums and Best Rock Albums. The latter yielded the group’s biggest hit to date, “Another Life”, followed by “Brand New Numb” and “Disguise”.
Along the way, they sold out headlining tours and supported everyone from Slipknot and Korn to fellow northeast Pennsylvania native Breaking Benjamin. Not to mention that they’ve collaborated with Jonathan Davis from Korn, Maria Brink from In This Moment, Dani Filth from Cradle of Filth, Tim Sköld from KMFDM, Caleb Shomo from Beartooth, and more.
The five musicians kept busy throughout 2020 with the “Deadstream” performance of “Creatures” for its ten-year anniversary, a cover of “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers and the standalone single “Creatures X: To the Grave”. “. They returned to the studio and on the road once more in 2021 as they perfected the poetically hard-hitting sound they had patented, as evidenced by their second “Deadstream” from Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pennsylvania.
“Scoring the End of the World” Tracklist:
2. Sign of life
5. Slaughterhouse (featuring Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose)
7. Cause of death
8. We become the night
9. Burned at Both Ends 2
ten. Stream Beyond the Grave: Corpse Nation
12. Red, White & Boom (featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo)
13. Scoring the End of the World (with video game music composer Mick Gordon)