Outlaw industrial band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce the release of their new video, “Black Vulture.” The single appears on the band’s latest release, “Wrtchd Thngs.”
For fans of: KMFDM, Ministry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
“Black Vulture” is the story of a guy who did something terrible….he killed his lover. Then he wanders down to the local distillery and dulls the pain of what he’d just done with vodka. My hometown of Branchville, NJ has a great distillery in it, Milk Street Distillery. They make “Black Vulture Vodka”….They even serve a drink called the “Chmcl Str8jckt”! So it was fun to write them into the song.
During the first half of the song, the main character is comparing The Vulture (vodka) to religion…..basically, saying that the Vulture IS Jesus/religion because it gives comfort and hope. In the second half the main character is in a drunk frenzy….feeling god-like and quite manic! He is a terrible character. “
– Kevin Snell (Chmcl Str8jckt)
The “Black Vulture” video was filmed at the Milk Street Distillery and directed by Katana Visuals.
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Northern New Jersey’s Chmcl Str8jckt fuse old school metal guitars with classic Wax Trax! era industrial music to bring you sinister Industrial Rock with a vintage flavor.
Releasing their self-titled debut in 2017, they quickly got many excellent reviews and airplay on countless radio stations and internet platforms. In 2018, while writign their new material, they offered up their debut tracks for remix to other international industrial artists and put out the 18 track remix release, called “RMX”. Featuring artists like Leaether Strip and Adoration Destroyed, this also came out to rave review and much airplay.
Chmcl Str8jckt has become known for a strong, engaging live show, with dark imagery and select theatrics to enhance the disturbing themes of their songs. They have been direct support for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and opened for acts such as Orgy, Christian Death and Skold.
Chmcl Str8jckt has recently finished recording their new CD Wrtchd Thngs with John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke) producing. Wrtchd Thngs is available now on CD and digital formats.