Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Heat Of Damage have released their “Judgment Day” music video from their debut album Open Fire which is available for purchase now on iTunes. The video for “Judgement Day” was filmed at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California, and was edited by Matt Thomas.
Watch Heat Of Damage’s “Judgment Day” Music Video Below:
“Judgment Day” was written to be a powerful ‘F*ck You’ song, plain and simple. The lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who has been wronged, whose response is to be the better person. My contributions to the writing process come from my own experiences of essentially the exact same thing; being wronged and priding myself on being a better person than those who would treat me poorly. The musicality aspect of the song is very heavy, like 80’s era heavy metal sounding (interestingly enough, we called the riff ‘80’s metal’ before the song became Judgment Day). The harmonized guitar solo was thrown in because I am very influenced by the guitar stylings of Iron Maiden, and love the way harmonized guitar sounds. – David Haug
The song started out as just a simple guitar riff that I came up with. As soon as I played it at a rehearsal one day, Julian started pounding away on his drums and the sound of the song started to take form. From the beginning I knew this song was going to be something special, and I was not wrong. We decided to make it the first official single from the album because it strongly represents exactly what Heat Of Damage is, and what this album will sound like as a whole. Personally, I think it’s the best song we have ever written. – Nick Lassalette
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About Heat Of Damage
Heat of Damage consists of Folsom, California high school seniors Julian Bohland, David Haug, Nick Lassalette, and University of California Davis freshman Jared Easter. The band writes and performs an edgy and eclectic mix of rock, metal, and alternative music. Their debut EP Orenda was self- produced in the drummer’s garage and was released in 2013.
Since then, the band has performed at numerous venues in the Sacramento area. The group released their second EP, the Lifestyle EP, in September 2014. The title track was featured on Sacramento’s 98 Rock Local Licks show for three weeks running. Lifestyle’s “Apocalypse” was released soon after and earned the 2nd spot on 98 Rock’s Local Licks Most Liked Songs of 2014 Countdown Show.
Following the local success of the Lifestyle EP, including two 2015 Sacramento News & Review SAMMIE award nominations for best teen band and best hard rock band, the band entered the studio with with producer Matt Thomas in Sacramento to record their first full-length album, Open Fire, which was released in October of 2015.
The group is well-known for their musicality and showmanship. Shows are high-energy, engaging, and solid. Their musical range is impressive: everything from heavy metal to hints of bluesy hard rock to punk rock and melodic ballads. Heat of Damage never disappoints!