The Three Tremors Go Into Battle With 'Bullets for the Damned' Video: Premiere
The world gets a look at how the Three Tremors can, well, make the earth shake in the new video for "Bullets For the Damned," premiering exclusively below from the heavy metal trio's just-released debut album.
The CGI-heavy clip, which features the Tremors -- the brainchild of Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (Cage, Denner, Shermann, Death Dealer) and including Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples) and Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Titan Force) -- trading vocal licks on a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, where they also do battle with giant, scorpion-like alien creatures. "It was all green screen stuff. I felt like Arnold Schwarzenegger for a second," Owens tells Billboard. "It's kind of a throwback, like the whole CD is -- it comes straight at ya, a lot of stuff going on and really a power punch of everything. That's what this (group) is -- the video's over the top, the music is over the top, everything.
"That's something that's been gone for a while, so we're trying to bring it back."
The Tremors formed during 2018 and planned to release the self-titled album before a European tour last fall. The 14-song set finally surfaced on Feb. 22, and Owens says the three singers recorded two versions of it -- one with all three sharing vocals as well as individual renditions featuring each of them as the sole performer. "We didn't wimp out and just do little parts," Owens says. "We each recorded the whole thing individually and then Sean and David Garcia, the guitar player, put it together in the studio. It made it harder to rehearse for the tour, though, 'cause I didn't know what parts I was going to sing. We had to make a kind of script so we knew, 'OK, here's what you did. Here's what I did. Here's where you sing...' We can just release those three records next, as our own records, if we want."
The Three Tremors is in the midst of a U.S. tour that runs through March 11 in Pittsburgh, and Owens expects more dates to be announced for later in the year. And though the each of the Tremors has other commitments, Owens is confident this group will be a going concern moving forward. "I don't think there's any doubt about it," says Owens, who also has new releases coming with Spirits of Fire and A New Revenge, as well as more Dio Disciples touring with a Ronnie James Dio hologram. "I think we're all looking forward to what we can do with the next (album). We wouldn't be hitting it this hard if it wasn't something we all felt committed to. If it wasn't for me going out on the Dio hologram tour we'd be hitting it even harder, but we're all ready to make as much time as we can for this."