German metallers MOB RULES
recently filmed a video for the song "Ice & Fire"
with director Ronald Matthes
), who previously worked with such bands as AVANTASIA
, PRETTY MAIDS
and ICED EARTH
Commented MOB RULES
: "We decided to use 'Ice & Fire'
, an atmospheric track, for the video and the clip will very much reflect a special mood. That's why we were filming outside, on a huge green field. But this bucolic ambience will not really be in the focus in the end. You will see soon...""Ice & Fire"
comes off MOB RULES
' seventh album, "Cannibal Nation"
, which will be released on October 19 via AFM Records
. According to a press release, the CD "is a varied, hook-oriented and energetic record. By building their own studio, a whole lot of new possibilities opened to the band. So the Dwelling Mound
studio of guitarist Sven Lüdke
became the place for MOB RULES
to compose their new material. The result: every song on 'Cannibal Nation'
appears sophisticated and right on point. From the prog metal-influenced opening track 'Close My Eyes'
to the following 'Lost'
with its strong hookline, the first single 'Ice & Fire'
(inspired by the story of the abducted Colombian politician Íngrid Betancourt
), which features atmospheric orchestral parts by Michael 'Miro' Rodenberg
), to 'Scream For The Sun'
(lyrically dealing with the first ascent of Mount Everest) and the album's final song 'Sunrise'
, every track was arranged with passion and reason. With 'Tele Box Fool'
also a song whose lyrics criticize today's dull TV/media culture, can be found on the album.""Cannibal Nation"
01. Close My Eyes
03. Tele Box Fool
04. Ice And Fire
05. Soldiers Of Fortune
06. The Sirens
07. Scream For The Sun (May 29th 1953)
08. Cannibal Nation
10. Children Of The Flames
(live in Atlanta) (digipak bonus track)MOB RULES
will celebrate the release of "Cannibal Nation"
with a live release party on October 20 in their hometown of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. MOB RULES
in 2010 parted ways with longtime keyboardist Sascha Onnen
and replaced him with Jan Christian Halfbrodt
. MOB RULES
- VocalsMatthias Mineur
- GuitarSven Lüdke
- GuitarJan Christian Halfbrodt
- KeyboardsMarkus Brinkmann
- BassNikolas Fritz
– DrumsMOB RULES
's latest album, "Radical Peace"
, was released in November 2009 via AFM Records