The Los Angeles based Dark Metal Carnival Act RAVEN BLACK have released their official music video for single “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars” [see below] taken from their debut EP Seven Sins, out NOW via WURMgroup.
The video was directed by Josh Apple and filmed by Andrew Spirk of Monoblocstudios.
The story of RAVEN BLACK: Once a Voodoo priest known as “The Doctor” came across a little girl on his travels who seemed lost and scared. He cursed her with a magic spell and turned her into a doll. The curse was disrupted and somehow hexxed her into a half human/half doll. Now the astute semi-human hybrid fatale [Raven on vocals] is backed by her twisted knights of sin, including the aforementioned “The Doctor” (lead guitar) “Stitches” (on bass) and with “Muppet” (on drums/vocals.)
We listened to “Twinkle Twinkle…”
Unsurprisingly, this is cabaret metal — in part half-fizzled Dadaism & conceptual Folies Bergère.
The vocals are often spoken or snarled rather than sung and the rhythms seem mechanical even though there’s hidden torsions and lurking passions sunk deep into the clockwork heart.