Mr. Bones And The Boneyard Circus has released a new single off their upcoming third album “The Grand Phantasma” titled “Bedlam.” The song, as well as its official music video, was released on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and other leading digital platforms on July 21, 2019 by Tower Of Doom.
“Bedlam was actually the first song written for The Grand Phantasma” said guitarist Alvin Chan, one of the founding members of the band. “After our second album (2014’s The Great Fall Onto Madness), it was a way for us to return to the storytelling style of songwriting from our first album (2010’s Horror Scene).”
“Bedlam is pretty much about my relationship with vices” said vocalist and lyricist Bones Frankenstein. “I had some turbulent times a few years ago and I was indulging myself a lot to deal with that. Bedlam is me exploring how the grand monstrosity that was this past riddled with vices led me to understand who I really am.”
In contrast to their previous music videos (Take Me Down , Blood On The Road , Maria ), the video for “Bedlam” is a purely animated feature. Directed by Alvin Chan and illustrator Fabo, and animated by Ceoman, the video tells the story of a girl trapped in a living “Boner Haus” with a malevolent Warden and his clientele of otherworldly monsters. Despite the cartoon visuals however, the video notably starts with a viewer discretion warning.
“The video actually connects to our previous videos (Take Me Down and Blood On The Road) on Tower Of Doom’s YouTube channel” said guitarist Karl Kliatchko. “It is definitely its own story though, and can be enjoyed as a standalone piece – if you’re ready to watch it.”
Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus is Bones Frankenstein (vocals), Alvin Chan (guitar), Karl Kliatchko (guitar), Paige Buan (bass), Karl Vito Cruz (keyboards), Aldreen Alcantara (drums), and Xombie (backup vocals). For more information and upcoming tour and release dates, check out the band’s social media pages: