BoneHawk Post Video for “Los Vientos”

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I’m pretty much working with a caveman brain here, but let me see if I’ve got this right: Kalamazoo, Michigan, heavy rocking post-Red Fang good-timey dual-guitar four-piece BoneHawk released their debut album, Albino Rhino, in 2014. Sold out vinyl, gatefold 2LP, purple and bone versions, the whole bit. Very nice. They have a second pressing of that record coming out next month. Meanwhile, Ripple Music has stepped in and is going to release the same album on CD on April 22.

Seems straightforward enough until you get around to BoneHawk‘s new video for “Los Vientos.” It’s loaded with stonerly charm, pizza, an oracle in what appears to be a Pulp Fiction-style briefcase, beards, etc., but that track isn’t on Albino Rhino, and even as BoneHawk get ready to reissue their debut album, they’re putting out this new song, which will be included on an installment of Ripple‘s The Second Coming of Heavy split series later this year.

Again, caveman brain, but I’m pretty sure that’s the deal. So what you wind up with is a new release coming and a new video out now but the two things are not really connected. You think that’s quirky, you should go ahead and check out the video. It was directed by Three Goats Moving Pictures, and if you’re up for a little lipreading, it has all kinds of WTF-ery going on.

More background under the player below. Enjoy:

BoneHawk, “Los Vientos” official video

BONEHAWK: Hard hitting Michigan quartet to release debut album through Ripple Music | Stream and share new video for ‘Los Vientos’

Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Michigan quartet Bonehawk, and with it the worldwide CD release of their debut album, Albino Rhino.

The story of BoneHawk is one that started as early as third grade, in an unassuming Kalamazoo school, where guitarist/vocalist Matt Helt and guitarist Chad Houts first met and bonded instantly over a shared appreciation of video games, pizza, poster girls and rock and roll. At the age of fourteen, Helt, already an accomplished drummer would jam along with Houts in the family’s basement to songs handpicked from the pair’s ever growing record collections. As the years passed by with each feeding the other on a steady diet of thrash metal and classic rock, when Helt eventually succumbed to the bug and traded in his drum set for a guitar, the duo quickly discovered that being in a band meant everything.

Recorded and mixed by Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit and initially released as a limited run of ‘Albino vinyl’ through Hornacious Wax Records in 2014, with newly appointed personnel in the form of drummer Jay Rylander and bassist Taylor Wallace (formerly of Wilson) the band played packed out local shows in support of the record. In less than two months all double LP copies of Albino Rhino had sold out, calling for a second ‘Ultraviolet Purple’ pressing and leaving Ripple Music boss Todd Severin in no doubt about the band’s true potential.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Bonehawk,” explains Severin. “From the moment I heard their two guitar blitz I was hooked on their sound. Albino Rhino is a masterwork of modern harmony guitar and post NWOBHM heaviness, with real stoner grit. A true gem of an album and we’re excited to be involved in the worldwide release of this CD.”

BoneHawk’s Albino Rhino is officially released on CD through Ripple Music on 22nd April 2016 and is preceded by the release of ‘Los Vientos’ as part of the label’s Second Coming Of Heavy series which will be released later in the year.

Matt Helt – Guitars/Vocals
Chad Houts – Guitars/Backing Vocals
Jay Rylander – Drums/Backing Vocals
Taylor Wallace – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

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