Last Halloween — which I believe happened approximately 300 years ago — Bleach Everything and Integrity released paying homage to Septic Death and Rocket from the Crypt. SDK x RFTCC (Septic Death Karaoke x Rocket from the Crypt Covers) via Dark Operative. Fortunately, some extra time alone with his thoughts in lockdown, helped inspire Bleach Everything fromtman and Dark Op head honcho Brent Eyestone to rally his bandmates into something, if not traditionally “productive,” at least a fun way to pass several hours.
“I think one of my favorite aspects of being in this band is that we can kind of just grunt at each other and things get made,” says Eyestone. “After having a very dumb idea in the shower, I sent the equivalent of maybe five monosyllabic words in a group text with the band and my brother. Within 10 minutes, Kelly started sending photos of his glock, Graham was sharpening a machete and talking about hot tubs, Ryan drove to the practice space to get drum takes, and I was putting on grease paint while my dogs gave me ever-judging side-eye. Little did I know that dozens of people all around the country were making equally bad life decisions in that moment, all in solidarity to create a short piece of art that hopefully others can find kinship in during a time of cultural insanity. This video is dedicated to anyone stupid enough to go get a massage in a pop up strip club at a gym right on the beach during the height of spring break.
“Also, Rocket from the Crypt is inherently better than anything you’ll ever see on cable news.”
“When Brent brought up the idea to make an energetic stay-at-home video utilizing phone clips of our friends going stir crazy in their houses, I was pretty confident that we could collect some fun clips,” says Mark Eyestone, the coordinator between all the participants and the editor of the video. “We are friends with a bunch of skateboarders, after all. It’s not exactly hard to fill up a minute-long song, but we wanted to cover a range of folks and actions. Much to my joy, my inbox was completely flooded very soon after we put word out on social media.
“And so, to the new homie in Atlanta, whose name we haven’t a clue on: you’re a real one for putting your trust in a friend like that. We all owe you one.”