The Dead Daisies have announced their arrival onto the International rock circuit with the release of a brand new interactive short film to accompany their heavy hitting debut single Lock ‘N’ Load featuring Slash.
Jon Stevens’ trademark vocals are plastered powerfully atop signature guitar riffs from Slash, however that’s as far as the familiarity goes.
The Lock ‘N’ Load film tells a wrenching post-apocalyptic story using a concept that makes clever use of the interactive capabilities of the YouTube platform.
A split ending to the film allows the viewer to dictate the fate of the story’s warrior & protagonist in a style reminiscent of the once popular ‘choose your own ending’ novels. The most popular ending will also be used in the Official TV release of the video, making Lock ‘N’ Load a truly interactive experience for fans.
The lead role was played by 15 year old up & coming actor from Melbourne, Australia, Rory Trobbiani, who said he was rapt to be a part of a music project featuring one of his favourite guitarists, Slash. An avid skater and musician, Trobbiani has also been featured in shoots for top fashion labels and photographic art projects around the country.
Lock ‘N’ Load was directed by award winning Melbourne filmmaker Summer De Roche, daughter of screenwriter Everett De Roche, whose work has been seen & embraced right across the globe. The clip was produced by Oh Yeah Wow, a creative powerhouse of unlicensed pyrotechnicians, unappreciated comedians and unknown celebrities who have worked alongside internationally renowned artists such as Gotye, Clubfeet, Bombay Bicycle Club, Aloe Blacc and Wax Tailor.
Watch the official ‘Lock 'N’ Load’ Trailer here:
Lock ‘N’ Load’ is available for download on
iTunes internationally now.
‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ iTunes link here:
Listen to a full stream of ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ here:
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