Battle Royale: Like a Storm + Offspring Charge, But The Darkness Rule Video Countdown
A house of voodoo, a clown fight club and some animated comic strip warriors -- this week's Battle Royale video countdown has it all. Let's start with The Darkness, who cleaned up again as the Battle Royale champ with their comic strip styled video for "Barbarian" leading the way. Their biggest challenge this week came from Like a Storm, who made a big jump in their second week by putting a spell on the competition with their voodoo inspired clip for "Wish You Hell." Not far behind was the brutally violent clowns and mimes that make up The Offspring's "Coming for You" video.
The Offspring actually had the biggest debut of the week, coming in at No. 3, but they weren't alone as as the countrified rockers Steve 'N' Seagulls hopped in with their cover of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" at No. 7, coincidentally one spot behind the real AC/DC who slipped to No. 6 with "Rock the Blues Away." The other debut this week comes in the No. 9 spot where Memphis May Fire channel their best '80s hair metal personas for "The Rose" video. Check out the full Battle Royale Top 10 rock and metal videos of the week below.
Who will crash the video countdown Top 10 next week? We've got new videos from Atreyu ("So Others May Live"), King Parrot ("Like a Rat"), Seek Irony ("The Devil in Me"), Sworn Enemy ("No Mercy"), Torche ("Annihilation Affair") and Veil of Maya ("Mikasa") entering the voting. See those clips, plus all of the videos eligible for voting, by clicking the link in the Battle Royale poll at the bottom of this post. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Friday, April 3 at 11AM ET, so vote now and vote often.