Brick By Brick by Jim Wertman
NYHC brawlers Brick By Brick – featuring guitarist Mike Valente, bassist Andy Parsons, vocalist Ray Mazzolla (Full Blown Chaos) and drummer James Muller – officially dropped their seventh studio album, Hive Mentality, last Friday, February 22nd through Upstate Records.
To celebrate the album’s release, Brick By Brick have just released an official music video for their latest single “Bar is Open,” which features guest vocals by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan). A press release reads, “The video, directed by Kim Cangemi, features Brick By Brick and pals Mitts (formerly of Madball) and Jimmy Gestapo (Murphy’s Law) enjoying what looks to be the party of the century at their local pub.”
“This music video just depicts a day in the life amongst friends,” says guitarist Mike Valente regarding the video. “This is how life should be – carefree and surrounded by loved ones. Sharing good times is what life should be about. The filming came naturally and captured these animals in their natural habitat.”
“‘Bar is Open’ is the sonic embodiment of the band and our lifestyle,” adds vocalist Ray Mazzola. “Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. Live hard, love hard and party hard with our friends and family. The song has its own energy and is a pure personification of the raging spirit in all of us. If you’re bored with life, you’re living wrong.”
Check out the clip below thanks to Kerrang!
Additionally, Brick By Brick have booked European tour dates with Madball, Iron Reagan and more for next month.
BBB are also set to play the two-day Black N’ Blue Bowl at Brooklyn Bazaar on May 19, sharing the stage with Iron Raegan, Leeway, Vatican, and others.
All dates are below.
Brick By Brick w/ Madball, Iron Reagan and more:
3/7 – Leipzig – Conne Island (GER)
3/8 – Amsterdam – Melkweg (NLD)
3/9 – Paris – Le Gibus (FRA)
3/10 – Aarburg – Musigburg (CHE)
3/11 – München – Backstage (GER)
3/12 – Nürnberg – Z-Bau (GER)
3/13 – Essen – Turock (GER)
3/14 – Berlin – SO36 (GER)
3/15 – Hamburg – Kronensaal (GER)
3/16 – Coesfeld – Fabrik (GER)
Brick By Brick U.S. show:
5/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black N’ Blue Bowl
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