By on June 14, 2011



Astral Rejection Album Pre-order Starts Thursday June 16th

Experimental rock band I Set My Friends On Fire teams up with Adult Swim Director Jon Schnepp of the popular animated series Metalocalypse to release a brand new video for their title track “Astral Rejection.” Fans are invited to pre-order the band’s latest album Astral Rejection starting Thursday, June 16th at the Epitaph Store before it hits streets on June 21st.

Watch the new video for “Astral Rejection” HERE.

“Making a video for I Set My Friends On Fire was a very fun experience,” says Schnepp. “They gave me total creative control, and I made an action-packed, freaky short film featuring scantily clad beautiful ladies and a space wizard! The band is a strange musical mixture, and their lyrics make me laugh, so I was happy to make something for them.”

Jon Schnepp is well known for his work is on Metalocalypse, an animated show on Cartoon Network about Dethklok  – “the world’s most popular death metal band” –  where he designed and created the look of the five band members and directs the bulk of each season. The new video was written, directed and produced by Schnepp in Los Angeles and takes fans to a place where visual fantasy meets musical innovation to form a perfect audio-visual match.

“It’s truly a great honor to work with a real wizard like Jon,” says drummer Chris Lent. “Blood, space, partial nudity, and wizards are what I’d like to think of as a perfect video.”

“Astral Rejection” teems chaotic moments, brutal breakdowns, electronica interludes and melodic choruses that set the tone for the album and music video. The band—vocalist Matt Mehana and drummer/keyboardist Chris Lent have crafted a metallic masterpiece withAstral Rejection and have raised the bar for sonic innovation and experimentation without sacrificing an ounce of the identity that has already endeared ISMFOF to fans all over the world.

I Set My Friends On Fire will hit the road hard this year, taking on Van’s Warped Tour all summer long.

6/24/2011 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas TX
6/25/2011 The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Houston TX
6/26/2011 AT&T Center San Antonio TX
6/29/2011 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces NM
6/30/2011 Union Plaza Las Vegas NV
7/1/2011 Pomona Fairplex Pomona CA
7/2/2011 Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco CA
7/3/2011 Seaside Park Ventura CA
7/6/2011 Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS
7/7/2011 Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis IN
7/8/2011 Comerica Park Detroit MI
7/9/2011 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park IL
7/10/2011 Canterbury Park Shakopee MN
7/12/2011 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center NY
7/13/2011 Comcast Center for the Performing Arts Mansfield MA
7/14/2011 Toyota Pavillion@Montage Scranton PA
7/17/2011 Comcast Theatre Hartford CT
7/19/2011 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee WI
7/20/2011 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls OH
7/21/2011 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ
7/22/2011 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown PA
7/23/2011 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale NY
7/24/2011 Monmouth Park Racetrack Oceanport NJ
7/26/2011 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD
7/27/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach VA
7/28/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte NC
7/29/2011 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando FL
7/30/2011 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach FL
7/31/2011 Vinoy Park St. Petersburg FL
8/1/2011 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta GA
8/2/2011 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati OH
8/3/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater- St. Louis Maryland Heights MO
8/4/2011 WestFair Amphitheatre Omaha NE
8/5/2011 Invesco Field at Mile High Denver CO
8/6/2011 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City UT
8/7/2011 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix AZ
8/9/2011 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Chula Vista CA
8/10/2011 Home Depot Center Carson CA
8/11/2011 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Marysville CA
8/12/2011 Idaho CenterAmphitheatre Nampa ID
8/13/2011 The Gorge Amphtheatre George WA
8/14/2011 Washington County Fairgrounds Hillsboro OR

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.