Dug Pinnick, Ice-T + Zakk Wylde Unite for ‘Un-Natural Disaster’ Remix Video
Guitarist Michael Ciravolo may not be the household name that some of his collaborators are, but he's at the heart of the Finding Beauty in Chaos album, and he's pulled in King's X's Dug Pinnick, Body Count's Ice-T, Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and the Offspring's Pete Parada to guest in a new video for the remix of the single "Un-Natural Disaster," which centers on the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina.
In the video seen above, Ciravolo and Pinnick perform in a torrential downpour, while Wylde appears shadowed onscreen for his solo, Ice-T turns up on a glitchy TV screen and Parada also plays via inserted video. Bringing it all together in a heavier and edgier new form is producer Statik, who oversaw the "Collide Remix" of the track.
Ciravalo initially gathered a bunch of name talent for his 2018 album, which was released under the group moniker Beauty in Chaos, and he's decided to give the tracks a fresh sheen by re-envisioning them with producer Michael Rozon for the Beauty Re-Envisioned album coming June 21.
"This song really hits close to home as I was born and raised in New Orleans,” Ciravolo told Rolling Stone of the song. “I lived in Los Angeles when Katrina hit, but watched as friends and family lost everything. My elderly aunt was evacuated as the city’s services shut down, and sadly she did not survive the move to Alabama. She, along with at least 1,200 others, lost their lives as a result of this devastating hurricane."
The clip ends with a dedication, "Dedicated to the lives of Ms. Corinne Ciravolo and everyone who lost their lives in Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey."
"The remix of this track is even heavier, more brutal and danceable than the album version, which I love!” Pinnick says in a statement. “I know Michael was from New Orleans … and I lived in Houston for quite a while. I witnessed what Hurricane Harvey did there and saw the good and bad in humanity. I think the video translates the lyrics and what was in my head and heart extremely well. Loved that Ice put his punctuation mark on it as only he can!”
“This song is striking in its imagery,” Parada adds. “The destruction and devastation left behind from these storms is brought to life in the music. I was completely honored to play on a track with both Michael, Dug, and Ice. Then to have Zakk Wylde on the remix really elevated it to a whole new level.”
Look for Beauty in Chaos' Beauty Re-Envisioned album on June 21.
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