Bare with me here, because I know this isn't exactly metal news, but this is too shocking not to write about. The Insane Clown Posse is a band that we've probably given more coverage to than we should but this story is too good to pass up. The rap duo is releasing a new album called Mighty Death Pop and the lead single is going to be about Chris Benoit, the former WWE world champion, who murdered his wife and son, Daniel before hanging himself five years ago. Any fans of the Livecast know exactly who he is and what Iron Sheik's feelings are on the matter. Clearly, a subject ripe for controvery. When asked what the song is about, this is what ICP's Violent J said:
“It’s about that loss of sanity,” Violent J said during a break in the shoot. “It’s about the snapping, that moment of panic.”
The band shot a video for the track recently, which includes them rapping in a wrestling ring, while fans surround the perimeter. Here is Violent J's artistic take on what he wanted in the video:
“Chris Benoit” finds ICP ceding creative control for the first time in its two-decade-plus career. The duo had a simple wish list going into the shoot: minimal wrestling scenes, but plenty of slow-motion, blur and artsy abstraction “like an old-school Nirvana video,” as Violent J said Monday.
Personally, I can't wait to hear/see this, and YES this is the first time I've ever said that about an ICP track!
[via Freep / Thanks Anthony G. for the tip]