New York City hardcore vets, REBELMATIC, shared the video for “Blood and Gold” - the second single from their 'Ghost In The Shadows', due out August 28th on Red Right Recordings. “Blood and Gold” stays true to the visceral, call-to-action hardcore and positive mental attitude that has earned the band a dedicated following in their native NYC and beyond. It harkens back to the early days of NYHC with its bouncy guitars and sing-a-long styled lyrics, serving as a reminder to keep going even when you want to stop. The clip also features the band’s track “Fire This Time”, highlighted by shredding guitars and lyrics that serve as a rallying cry.
The video was filmed at legendary Manhattan skateboarder club, Max Fish, where the band’s pre-pandemic residency was a staple of the bar’s calendar and served as home base for Rebelmatic’s fans. It captures the true essence and energy of the band’s live show, which has been described as ‘James Brown in a mosh pit’. It was directed by Steve Pedulla, guitarist of Thursday, and produced by the Red Right Recordings team, Mark O'Connell from Taking Back Sunday and producer Daniel Wallace.
Vocalist Creature about “Blood and Gold”:
Our song "Blood and Gold" symbolizes how we live in a world where blood is spilled over gold. The "Blood" represents life and the "Gold" represents value. The song is about self worth and the value of life. It's a motivational song to overcome trials and tribulations. It's a fight to survive in the world, and you will get knocked down. "Blood and Gold" says no matter what, "Don't stop, Get up."