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Montreal, QC – August 28, 2019
Bluesy, Yet Incendiary, MOKOMOKAI Reveal Music Video ‘World of Sorrow’
MOKOMOKAI have released their latest music video for their banging track ‘World of Sorrow’ off the 2018 release “Shores of The Sun”.
Taking a new age hard rock sound with a taste of some old school influences such as Diamond Head, Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Black Sabbath,MOKOMOKAI’s explosive lineup starts with originals John Ellis on high-octane guitar and Halfordesque vocals matched by the heavy bottom of bassist Jermy Pastic along with Bobby Deuce (of east coast heavyweight quartet Iron Giant). MOKOMOKAI recently firmed up their assault with the addition of JJ Tartaglia (of renowned Toronto bands Skull Fist and Final Trigger).
“When it comes to good old Canadian thrash that is new and, frankly, still relevant, there is only one band to turn to… Peterborough, Ontario’s Mokomokai” – rockandrolljunkie.com
The music video for the track, ‘World of Sorrow’ is incendiary and artistic capturing the well-refined range of the vocals alongside the bluesy bass lines, and tight guitar work that rounds out into a gripping heavy rocking ballad.
Stepping it up from inner-city Toronto, Canada by way of the province of Ontario’s pastoral Lakeland frontier of Peterborough, MOKOMOKAI is a hard-rocking foursome whose thundering stage assault has set the Canadian rock and metal tour circuit alight since first forming in 2011.
Watch the video for ‘World of Sorrow’ on YouTube here.
1. Come Down (4:11)
2. Empty As My Pockets (5:05)
3. Shadow In The Storm (3:20)
4. World Of Sorrow (3:35)
5. Blood Drunk (3:00)
6. Enemy (2:37)
7. Our Love Is Murder (3:10)
8. Shores Of The Sun (4:36)
Album Length: 29:38
Stepping it up from Inner-city Toronto, Canada by way of the province of Ontario’s pastoral Lakeland frontier of Peterborough, Mokomokai is a hard-rocking foursome whose thundering stage assault has set the Canadian rock and metal tour circuit alight since first forming in 2011. Critics and fans alike have been astounded by Mokomokai’s white-hot brand of rock and roll, which takes influence from the likes of Motorhead and Judas Priest, and pushes it fast and further into incendiary territory.
If you are a lover of all eras and aspects of heavy metal then look no further than Mokomokai’s newest album “Shores Of The Sun”. This album is yet another seemingly impossible merger between the classic and the modern. From the bluesy stadium vibes of World of Sorrow to the full tilt Ride the Lightning infused power of Shadow in the Storm, this album truly stands on the shoulders of every corner of the heavy metal universe. Produced at Pro Gold Studios in Toronto ON by mastermind Ian Blurton, the follow-up to their debut album “Poison Whiptail”, this is yet another hook, line and sinker in a way that only these boys can deliver.
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“Hot damn, but does Ontario’s Mokomokai fucking rock!… Whatever band you want to name or you’re a huge fan of from that era [NWONHM}, guess what? Their sound and stamp is on this somewhere be it Diamond Head, Tygers Of Pan Tang, UFO, Jaguar, Whitesnake, Praying Mantis, or __________ (insert NWOBHM band here)” – Metal Nexus
“Mokomokai boasts a singer, John Ellis, with that rare set of pipes that can scale traditional heavy metal heights à la Dio and then clench the end of a line with a thrillingly nightmarish Halfordian screech” – Now Magazine
“The vocalist sounds like a cross between Diamondhead, Angel Witch and Ian Gillan era Deep Purple.” – Hellbound.ca