CHANT Music Video: NEED banned from YouTube
I received email notification last week that my collaboration with VJ Greekfire for the NEED music video had been “flagged as inappropriate” and a ‘strike’ issued against my account. Subsequently, I then received notice that “the video content was in violation of their Community Guidelines” and was permanently removed. I knew we pushed limits, but there’s no mistaking that the ‘Need’ video is an Art film and Art by nature needs no censorship. The video was set to the proper YouTube guidelines, viewable by mature audiences only, and if I were an established artist making coveted ad revenue for YouTube – this would not have been an issue.
Expect a full press release tomorrow, but for now: To quote Bill Hicks: ‘I almost forgot this was the USA… the United States of Advertising!’
UPDATE: APRIL 17, 2013: Press Release sent to the wires this Morning: READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE. CHANT’s NEW VIMEO channel featuring the NEED video, uncensored, launches Friday, April 19th, 2013.
Bradley B. – CHANT
KMFDM invites CHANT on entire 2013 US Tour!
So excited and honored that after a few shows, KMFDM has invited CHANT to continue as support for their entire US TOUR! Now underway throughout March 2013 – it’s not too late to catch CHANT’s Tribal Apocalyptic Rock opening for KMFDM’s Ultra Heavy Beat! FULL TOUR DATES and ticket sales at: www.kmfdm.net and www.chantproject.com/shows See you out there!
Mar 17: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Mar 18: Falls Church, VA – State Theatre
Mar 19: Philadelphia, PA -Trocadero Theatre
Mar 20: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Mar 21: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Mar 22: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mar 23: Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Mar 24: Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
Mar 25: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Mar 26: Omaha, NE – Waiting Room Lounge
Mar 27: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Mar 28: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Mar 29: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Mar 30: Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
WIN CHANT Box Set & Signed Cymbal – ENTER NOW!
CHANT is hosting two contests to celebrate the KMFDM tour!
CONTEST 1: WIN the CHANT BOX SET: CHANT is giving away a Limited Ed Box & Poster Set to a lucky fan attending one or more of the KMFDM/Legion Within/CHANT shows [see full list of KMFDM dates which include CHANT HERE.]
To enter: Simply post a picture of the KMFDM/CHANT tickets you’ve purchased in your Facebook newsfeed and tag CHANT’s Facebook page [Physical or *online confirmation of purchased tickets] for one of the 11 shows CHANT is opening. We will draw from all entries posted by March 6th at Midnight – Winner will be notified by email/Facebook and may pick up the prize at the CHANT merch booth at their respective show!
*Make sure any Ticket Confirmation # and CC/personal information does not show!
CONTEST 2: WIN CHANT’s China Cymbal – signed by Bradley: This cymbal was used while recording the first two CHANT albums: That Which Divides & Strong Words For Strong People, as well as percussion for the Pigface track ‘Dulcimer’ on Pigface 6. Also used in the Evil Mothers reunion shows, CHANT tours, and many of my past projects… it is/was one of my favorites…
To enter: Pre-Purchase any copy of a:
- CHANT Strong Words or That Which Divides CD -HERE-(equals 1 entry)
- Limited Edition Revolt Poster set -HERE-(equals 3 entries!)
- Limited Edition Revolt DVD/Remix Pack -HERE- (equals 3 entries!)
- Limited Edition Need Digital Video/Remix Pack -HERE-(equals 3 entries!)
…on Chantproject.com/store between now and March 6th and enter to “pick up on tour” under shipping details (or regular shipping if you aren’t in a city on the tour). We will draw from all sales entries and notify winner by email/Facebook and present you with the Cymbal and your purchases at the CHANT merch booth at your respective show!
Question: I already have those items but want to enter to win the cymbal anyway… click HERE.!
CHANT Supporting KMFDM in North America – March 2013!
We’re honored and excited to be invited out to support KMFDM, as well as Legion Within, on their March 2013 US tour. As always, you are in for a heart pounding and energetic assault – come early so CHANT can get you warmed up and your blood pumping to protect you from having a stroke when KMFDM annihilates you with the Ultra Heavy Beat!
Shows CHANT is included – NOT to be confused with the KMFDM tour: please see www.kmfdm.net for their full schedule and make plans to go – they’ve come a long way to bring you this show. See you out there!
Mar 7: Austin, TX – Elysium – CHANT tour kickoff show!
Mar 8: El Paso, TX – Badlands – CHANT & Dementhia
Mar 9: Tucson, AZ – TBA – CHANT & TBA
Mar 10: Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre -supporting KMFDM
Mar 11: Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory -supporting KMFDM
Mar 12: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom -supporting KMFDM
Mar 14: San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live -supporting KMFDM
Mar 15: Dallas, TX – Trees -supporting KMFDM
Mar 16: Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre -supporting KMFDM
Mar 17: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse -supporting KMFDM
Mar 18: Falls Church, VA – State Theatre -supporting KMFDM
Mar 19: Philadelphia, PA -Trocadero Theatre -supporting KMFDM
Mar 20: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club -supporting KMFDM
Mar 21: New York, NY – Irving Plaza -supporting KMFDM
Mar 22: Columbus, OH – The Circus Bar – CHANT
Mar 23: St. Louis, MO – The Crack Fox – CHANT
CHANT NEED Music Video Film and Remix Digital Package Releases Aug 25th!
The new CHANT video: NEED is debuting at our release party this Friday, Aug 17th and CHANT is releasing a special multi-media package to celebrate!
The Limited Edition Package will be available online right here on August 25th @ 2PM – the same day the film posts on the web. Fans will get a CHANT stylized 2GB thumb drive containing the uncensored VJ Greekfire film with an extended remix of the track, along with a digital photo book and credits, and remixes from John Brown/3G Studios, Ego Likeness, and Angelspit!!! Packaged in a creepy official forensics bag with doll parts/custom art signed and numbered by Bradley (only 40 editions made), one can get a sense of the dark subject matter of this latest release.
Come to the release party in Austin TX to see the video before anyone else and find out how to reserve/purchase your copy!
Read more about the custom art, see pictures of the packaging, and how to get a copy of this very special, rare release: HERE.
CHANT REVOLT Music Video Film and Remix DVD Available May 18th!
The CHANT REVOLT Limited Edition DVD (only 100 copies made!) will be available online for pre-sale Sat. May 12 & at all Video release shows while supplies last. Read about the content, special features, bonus tracks, and custom packaging designed, handmade, and signed by Bradley HERE.
After 7 months, CHANT will be performing their first live shows for Video Release Parties in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, and Horns & Halos Arizona Fetish Ball in Phoenix. All details listed on the SHOWS page.
See you on the road!
CHANT & VJ Greekfire producing Music Films for Revolt / Need
Chantproject.com is excited to issue the official Press Release (HERE) covering the collaboration with underground filmmaker and VJ, VJ Greekfire, on a series of music videos to accompany songs from: Strong Words for Strong People: Revolt and Need! The videos are scheduled to release in May and July 2012, along with a limited edition DVD/Media disk with Behind the Scenes featurettes, Mp3s, and other media for fans.
For sneak peaks into the videos and VJ Greekfire’s home of enticing dark imagery – go EXPLORE!
The REVOLT Video Release Party will be in Austin, TX @ The Elysium on Friday, May 18th!!! We’ll debut the entire 8 minute short film, have some amazing vendors, bands, and acts involved, along with a full headlining CHANT show. Details on this party to be announced soon!
CHANT Announces Addition of Live Band Member
Chantproject.com announced today that Kristopher Robin, drummer of Electro-Rock band ‘Guild’, has joined the live line up of CHANT. Read the full press release HERE!
Kris, longtime friend and colleague of Bradley, will be lending his drumming and keyboard talents as CHANT continues to tour throughout Fall 2011/2012 supporting “Strong Words For Strong People”.
This marks a significant change in the direction of the live shows, which have always been solo performances by Bradley. Die hard fans of the live shows need not worry – the press release alludes to much planning and preparation to keep the uniqueness of CHANT shows intact.
CHANT’s debut show feature the new lineup is happening Oct 28th, 2011, in Austin, TX for Artstrada Magazine’s 2nd Annual Halloween Event: Bloodbath!
A full list of dates can be found on the SHOWS page.
Bradley playing Drums for special Die Krupps Set
Exciting announcement: Bradley will playing drums for a special Die Krupps set in Austin, TX with Jürgen Engler!
Jürgen is choosing a select collection of Die Krupps favorites for a live show that hardcore DK fans do not what to miss – the only Texas show! Event details and ticket information can be found HERE. Rounding out the live line up will be Alex Virlios of CTRL & Steven Canham of Lucid Dementia, two incredible Texas EBM/Industrial bands in their own right.
● Die Krupps
● Lucid Dementia
Bradley performing Drum/Metal Percussion for Evil Mothers
Texas Industrial legends, Evil Mothers, has regrouped for 3 exclusive reunion shows in their home state of Texas and has asked Bradley to perform Drums and Metal Percussion for their live shows. Featuring lead singer Curse Mackey, who later when on to work with Thrill Kill Kult, form Grim Faeries, and become the lead singer of Industrial Supergroup: Pigface , Evil Mothers spent the early to mid 90′s terrorizing Texas, the US, and then the world, with its twisted, dark extremes, fusing tribal drumming and incendiary guitar noise with a lyrical exploration of the seedier side of human existence.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Evil Mothers experience. After 13 years of rehab since their self-destructive finale – they are back with a vengeance and I have to say, as I’ve rehearsed with them between CHANT tour dates… I just can’t believe this sound… You simply cannot replicate or experience this with today’s bands – you have got to go to one of these shows – don’t miss this opportunity!” – Bradley / CHANT
Dates on the upcoming tour include:
● Thursday, June 9, in Dallas (Trees)
● Friday, June 10 in Austin (Elysium)
● Saturday, June 11, in San Antonio (Nightrocker Live)
CHANT joins Lords of Acid & Angelspit on the Sonic Angel 2011 Tour!!!
CHANT is hitting the road again – this time proudly supporting Lords of Acid, Angelspit, and Radical G on their much anticipated Sonic Angel Tour. Joining up on the final leg – shows will hit cities across the south US (see the tour dates HERE) and feature a pummeling set of new songs from CHANT’s latest release: Strong Words for Strong People. Get ready!
- Facebook fans – check out the Sextreme Ball Tour page at: http://www.facebook.com/sextremeball and take the time to Like/Add the page – comment online about CHANT being a part of the tour – post a story of where you have seen CHANT before – list your favorite CHANT song – spread the word!
- Check out www.sextremeball.com for the exciting updates as the tour news unfolds – follow Lords of Acid on twitter and again, pass on the thanks for allowing CHANT to be a part of this kick ass tour
- View all ticketing outlets @ www.sextremeball.com (for shows featuring CHANT or otherwise) and get tickets now!
See you on the road – Chantproject.com
CHANT: NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!!!: The New Album is complete!
Written and Performed by Bradley Bills
Produced by Chris Telkes and Bradley Bills
Engineered and Mixed by Chris Telkes
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital, Austin, TX
Art Direction and Design by Martin McCreadie
- SWFSP Digital Download: (iTunes / Amazon)
- SWFSP CD: (Includes digital media/lyrics PDF and 1 of 9 limited edition SWFSP Poster inserts!)
- SWFSP Limited Edition CD Box: (Includes CD, Full Set of 9 limited edition SWFSP Posters, SWFSP Sticker set, and CHANT Revolt Stencil – all contained in a hand painted custom box and CD case – signed and numbered by Bradley!) Limited run of 75
- And watch the Strong Words For Strong People trailer HERE!