"Ex You", the new video from the Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH, can be viewed below. The shoot went down during the band's performance as part of the Montreal Assault Tour which also featured DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, BLIND WITNESS and THE LAST FELONY. The live footage captured at the show was combined with the band's studio shoot happening April 24-26.
"Ex You" comes off the band's latest album, "Spectrum", which came out in May 2009 via Ironclad Recordings (Trevor Phipps of UNEARTH's label).
Commented guitarist Matt Zadkovich: "We wanted 'Ex You' to be our first video because felt it to be a short and sweet, honest, in-your-face representation of the band and the album. It was filmed in our dank hole of a jam space, which we felt was perfect for the shoot to show who STARRING JANET LEIGH is and what we're all about it. We wanted the video to showcase how the live experience with STARRING JANET LEIGH is, shooting in a place we're all too familiar with. It was filmed over the course of three days with our good friend Mike Molloy from Static Studios here in Toronto. Mike's input on this video was invaluable and we're stoked to release it."
"Spectrum" was recorded in June and September 2007 with producer/engineer Greg Dawson of BWC Studios, who has previously worked with MARE (Hydrahead), THE END (Relapse), MONEEN (Vagrant) and many others. Mastering of "Spectrum" was handled by Alan Douches at West West Side who has worked with CONVERGE, THE END, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, UNEARTH, and NILE, just to name a few.
"Compared with previous songs written, the cohesion and understandability of our music has allowed us to push the level of intensity and technicality to new levels while still maintaining a very listenable and atmospheric presence," Zadkovich previously said. "We hope that listeners will be able to take away something new each and every time they listen to the album, while still knowing and feeling the songs as they did the first time they were heard."
Formed in 2003, the Canadian metal act began with creating music the band found both interesting and challenging with no compromise to musical integrity. Fusing death metal, hardcore, and modern jazz to create a sound that can best be described as progressively technical death metal, STARRING JANET LEIGH's aural onslaught is a fine blend of artistry, fury, passion and precision. Combine the band's musical fervor and dexterity with their unforgettable live show and what you end up with is no need for gimmicks or clichés.
Stated Trevor Phipps of Ironclad Recordings: "We are excited to be working with STARRING JANET LEIGH as we feel they have a lot to offer the world of heavy music. Their technically proficient blend of death metal and various forms of aggressive music is something we can fully back and get excited about."
STARRING JANET LEIGH is:
Matt Zadkovich - Guitar
Aaron Pozzer - Drums
Matt Nimmo - Vocals
Chris Sokoloski - Guitar
Justin Brown - Bass
For more information, visit www.starringjanetleigh.com.