It's not easy for a band to last more than a decade, but the Darkness seem impervious to the difficulties that plague other bands: they still play with the same unrestrained glee that they brought to their debut, Permission To Land, back in 2003. Today Billboard is premiering the video for "Barbarian," the opening song from the band's fourth album, Last Of Our Kind.
The "Barbarian" clip plays like a graphic novel with an explosive soundtrack. The video opens up in a graveyard, settling on a tombstone that reads, "Edmund the Martyr cut down by a Dane on the orders of Ivar the Boneless." Then a driving, distorted electric guitar signals the start of the mayhem -- musically and visually. The rest of the band falls in behind the lead riff to tell a story of invasion, violence, and, of course, rock n' roll.