Review: Industrial metal band SOCIETY I’s video/single ‘As I Die’

VIdeo/Single Review


L.A.-based Industrial Metal band SOCIETY 1 has revealed the official music video for “As I Die.” Written by front-man Matt Zane and late, legendary bassist DV Karloff, “As I Die” is off of the band’s new album, Black Level Six.  According to Matt Zane, “The music was recorded in 4 days and guitar solos performed by Justin Manning were an additional day. Mixing took 5 days and was done by punk legend Greg Hetson of The Circle Jerks and Bad Religion.”

Rock At Night Says: Listening to “As I Die”, we are transported back to the early-90s. Sounding very grungy like Alice In Chains, the heavy dark riff permeates as the lyrics “lies…lies…you gotta do it again…take control as I die.” The video shows the band live with a red swirling background, creating a dark, almost “bloody” feel to the video. Considering the lyrics and tone, it is even more tragic that DV Karloff co-wrote this with Zane and is indeed gone from this earth.



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The Matt Zane directed The Altered Noise follows Karloff through various phases of his career and also touches upon his incredibly successful profession as a tattoo artist that saw him inking up celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Steve-O.

“His life really was interesting, regardless if you’re a fan or not. He was this young guy from the cornfields of Indiana that came out to Hollywood and within eight months he’s touring the world and that was just the beginning of the story,” says Zane.

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Catch SOCIETY 1 LIVE With Static X, Fear Factory, & DOPE 2023:
02/25 @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
02/27 @ Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
02/28 @ The Showbox – Seattle, WA
03/01 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, CA
03/02 @ Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
03/03 @ Revolution Concert House and Event Center – Garden City, ID
03/04 @ Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
03/05 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
03/07 @ The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
03/08 @ The Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
03/09 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/10 @ House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
03/11 @ The Aztec Theater- San Antonio, TX
03/12 @ House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
03/14 @ Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
03/15 @ The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
03/16 @ The Underground – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
03/17 @ Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
03/18 @ Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

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