New York based metalcore band MASSiVE have released the official music video for their track ‘Still Alive’, showcasing their expert blend of thrashy metalcore, high-energy nu-metal and progressive rock.
The video is directed by Sam Link (Sleeping With Sirens, Bruised But Not Broken, and Crown The Empire) with the song being produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria, and We Came As Romans).
Everything came to us very naturally… I mean, we’ve been playing music together since we were little kids, so the whole writing process is a breeze. We all get along so well, it’s like the songs write themselves sometimes! As far as the music itself, we wanted to create something that sounded very powerful, hence the name MASSiVE. Something huge, but fast, thrashy, and energy-driven. I think the most important part of all of this is the message that we want to send to our listeners. We didn’t want to just sing about girls or being sad or whatever. The songs are all about our passion, both for music, and for life as a whole. That ties into the theme of MASSiVE as well. We left the ‘i’ lowercase, which can stand for this group being about more than ‘i’, more than us. It’s about everyone that wants to be a part of it. With the songs we’re releasing this year, I think it’ll all become very clear. – Craig Johns Jr.
5-piece metalcore band MASSiVE was founded in late 2012 by Craig and Anthony, who were initially starting a pop-rock group until they made the decision to go back to their roots in hardcore. Joey was then invited to audition for the band, as they were familiar with him and his vocals from the local music scene. The trio wrote several songs together, which eventually got the attention of several producers and management companies. Not more than a year later, Rob and Emmett joined MASSiVE as the last and final additions to the group. By blending elements of thrashy metalcore with the high-energy of nu-metal and progressive rock, the band set out to create their own sound, unique among the rest. MASSiVE grabbed the attention of producer Joey Sturgis in the Fall of 2013, who then worked with them on several songs at 37 Studios in Detroit, MI. The band is currently working with director Sam Link on a series of music videos to be released Fall/Winter 2014.
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