CROSSBONE SKULLY Share New “Official” Edited Music Video for Debut Single “Evil World Machine”
DT: DECEMBER 9, 2022
FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR
NEW “OFFICIAL” VERSION OF
THEIR “EVIL WORLD MACHINE” VIDEO
WATCH THE EDITED VERSION
OF THE SONG’S EXTENDED VIDEO HERE
Crossbone Skully’s Debut Album Expected In 2023 via Better Noise Music
Tommy Henriksen, The Mastermind Behind The Crossbone Skully Music, Character And Story, Enlists Johnny Depp And A “Who’s Who” Of Rock Music On This Special Project Including Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx And Joe Perry
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There’s more excitement in the world of CROSSBONE SKULLY, currently buzzing with the pulverizing “Evil World Machine” track and the intense animated video, both of which are setting the stage for the release of a debut album in 2023 via Better Noise Music.
Today (December 9), CROSSBONE SKULLY—an exciting multi-dimensional project that’s the brainchild of guitarist/bassist/vocalist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s Band/Member of Hollywood Vampires which includes Johnny Depp)—have released a new version of the “Evil World Machine” video, directed and animated by Riley Donahue (“Saturday Night Live”). It’s an edited version of the song’s extended video to match the edited version of the track. Watch what is now known as the song’s “official” video here: https://crossboneskully.ffm.to/ewmofficialvideo.
CROSSBONE SKULLY is Henriksen’s carefully crafted character—an avenging superhero—and the character’s world, which inspired its own upcoming graphic novel and animated film, “Thing #1.” CROSSBONE SKULLY begins his journey to rescue humanity on “Evil World Machine,” which confronts the evil currency of the world. Legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) emerged from retirement to serve as executive producer on the album which was written by Henriksen and guitarist/producer Tommy Denander.
Henriksen serves as lead vocalist and bassist on the album. Rounding out the band’s lineup are Denander, keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith) and mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams). For the “Thing #1” animated short film, Henriksen enlisted voiceover talent from Hollywood A-lister and Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp (The Sorcerer), and an impressive list of rock royalty including Alice Cooper (The Bringer of Light), Joe Perry (Big Bad Bone Crusher), Nikki Sixx (The Crooked Crow) and Kane Roberts (Alpha Watchman), just to name a few.
“This has been an amazing journey,” says Henriksen, who began the project almost four years ago. “If you had told me back then that I’d be working with the greatest producer who ever lived, I wouldn’t have believed it.”
CROSSBONE SKULLY will be engaging fans with more music from the album, which delivers a powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers. Additionally, Henriksen’s vision for CROSSBONE SKULLY will continue to unfold, culminating in the release of the band’s debut album in 2023.
Alice Cooper: “It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully. Skully and I go way back. Crossbone Skully has written a galactic masterpiece about one of the most mysterious characters of the cosmos. Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is don’t cross Crossbone Skully. This album rocks every galaxy out there.”
Nikki Sixx: “I’m thrilled to be involved in the Crossbone Skully project. The music is hard hitting and real as it aligns with an original concept. To be part of this project with this group of legends is inspirational and I know it’s gonna kick ass!”
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ABOUT CROSSBONE SKULLY
Crossbone Skully is an avenging superhero from outer space, returning to earth to save the world and reconnect with his lost deity love Piper and Kyd, the son he never knew he had. Evil World Machine is a rock concept album that echoes similar dystopian visions such as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs. The project, influenced by larger-than-life bands such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper, KISS, Iron Maiden and even the Sex Pistols, is the work of a collaborative team headed by veteran rock session bassist/guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander alongside the legendary Mutt Lange, who emerged from retirement to executive produce the project.
With a long history Henriksen has also had a successful side career as a producer/mixer/arranger and songwriter for the likes of Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, Halestorm, Kesha and Daughtry. His metamorphosis into Crossbone Skully started when Alice Cooper’s lighting man, who used to work for AC/DC, heard him singing like Bon Scott and successor Brian Johnson during a sound check–and suggested he build a solo project around it.
The sterling group of supporting musicians includes guitarist Tommy Denander (who introduced him to Mutt Lange after collaborating on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album Paranormal with Bob Ezrin), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams) and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith), who helped get him noticed by Allen Kovac’s Better Noise Records. Making spoken-word appearances are Johnny Depp as the voice of “The Sorcerer,” along with Alice Cooper as “The Bringer of Light,” Joe Perry as “Big Bad Bone Crusher” and Nikki Sixx as “The Crooked Crow,” with Kane Roberts as “Alpha Watchman,” among other guests. Henriksen developed the voice of Crossbone Skully with a vocal app that makes him sound like a disembodied Stephen Hawking. Iconic creative/art director Mark Wilkinson, who designed for Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest and The Darkness, created the Crossbone Skully album cover.
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