We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy’s music video for “Day One” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s latest EP Mixed Messages, which is available now through All-Core Records. You can purchase the EP on iTunes here.
Adrian Pain comments on the video:
“The band and I are all fans of ‘play through’ videos. Usually you’d see individual play through videos like bassists, drummers, or guitarists by themselves. I had recently watched a few that Luke Holland & Jason Richardson have done together and thought it would be very cool to do a full band play through. We were originally planning on doing another lyric video for ‘Day One’ but the idea fit nicely with this track because of all the great individual parts. We want our friends and fans out there, who may not always have a chance to catch Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy live, see us play and get a feel for what we do as musicians.”
In 2010, vocalist and songwriter Adrian Pain endured events that would have left most men shattered and broken. Unwilling to take prescribed medications for his severe depression, he found inner strength in the form of the lyrics and music that sprang from his suffering. Together with his son and drummer Ethan Clark, formed a new family in the shape of their band, Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy. Adrian describes their music as “torment and triumph, sonic seduction.” They have transcended their initial influences of Deftones, Alexisonfire, and Of Mice & Men, to a genre of metal they have given a name of its own. “We like to call what we do ‘Allcore’ … To break it down as far as metal sub-genres go, I think what best describes us would be a blend of Progressive & Nu-metal, with Post-Hardcore & Metalcore …or NuMetalcore if you’d like!”
The artist Adrian resembles most is Richey Edwards of Manic Street Preachers, another man possessed of lyrical muses and not afraid to gaze into the abyss of his own soul (Richey’s reply to a journalist who once questioned his integrity was to carve ‘4 Real’ into his own arm!). Great art truly can be born from suffering, and Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy’s music has a sincerity lacking in so many artists.
Their new EP Mixed Messages continues their solid chemistry of an ‘Allcore’ metal sound with emotionally stirring and socially conscious lyrics.
Pain describes the Mixed Messages EP:
“This release is like the gateway drug to metal and heavier music in general! We appeal to a very wide range of musical tastes so guys can play us for their girlfriends, and girls can play us for the guys. If you identify another way, you can play us for whomever you’d like. If any negative response comes out of it, it’ll be the fans that expect every song to get heavier with each effort. What I hope they notice is the constant evolution of our sound. The music itself is getting more and more diverse and progressive, while the song structures are also evolving into bigger, more complex arrangements. I want everyone that listens to this record to feel an emotional connection. I want people to relate to, and hear the MESSAGE in each track.”
Evolving from past EPs, 2014’s Picture Day At Night School and their 2013 debut The First One Is Free along with Adrian Pain’s solo full length 2012’s Love Letters & Suicide Notes, Mixed Messages is a mixture of Adrian Pain’s solo work and The Dead Sexy’s band work with subtle messages that they hope would help their fans deal with negativity in different aspects of their lives.
The band comments on each EP track.
#1 – In Time, is the realization of the selfish world around us, and the power within each of us to actually change.
#2 – Mixed Messages, the title track is literally an audio horror movie / Investigation Discovery episode based on your stereotypical long term relationship *feat Cleighton Presutti.
#3 – Say It Like You Mean It featuring Rachel Gosling, the message is to be honest. We wanted to put “I Love You” blatantly out there in a song. It’s almost like there is a fear of saying it. The intent is to inspire people to love more, to use the term properly and not take it lightly.
#4 – Day One feat Kyle Clyma, The day we realize what is really going on in our world is the day it all changes. Hopefully This song is the ‘wake up’ call.
#5 – Somewhere, this is a stripped back version of “Somewhere Out There” off the Picture Day At Night School EP. This song is meant to show our diversity and make us more appealing in the commercial world.
Just as they deliver shock and awe on record, Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy’s live performance is a constant energy exchange. Their sets have a life of their own. One minute the whole room can be bouncing, the next there may be a pit, or there can be a complete hush over the crowd while they catch their breath and listen intently as the band engages them and the fans interact back with them. This showmanship has lead Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy to blow up the Toronto music scene, headlining major clubs such as Sound Academy, Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Hard Rock Café for Hard Rock Rising, Bovine Sex Club, The Rivoli, Lee’s Palace, and The Horseshoe Tavern along with locally supporting touring bands such as Mushroomhead, Wednesday 13, Eyes Set To Kill, Anvil, Killer Dwarfs, Sid Wilson / Slipknot After Party, Die Mannequin, Carol Pope, Sumo Cyco, Dance Laurie Dance, Castle and more. The band has also taken a foot hold of the Southern Ontario touring circuit, performing in cities surrounding the greater Toronto area and festivals such as the Ottawa Field Fest, Landmark Events, Canadian Music Week, Kitchener Music Festival to name a few.