“’All The Roses’ is one of those songs that invokes a feeling within upon hearing its very first note. It immediately made me feel scorned, vengeful, devious and almost evil in just a few heavy strums of the opening riff,” states Ash Costello.
“We did most of our recording in Pasadena California, “The Rose City” for several years. I became obsessed with Roses and taking pictures of them everyday on my walks around the neighborhood. I found them, their symbolism, and their parallel to the fragility to human relationships endlessly fascinating. So, learn to enjoy the pure beauty while it’s in front of you because nothing lasts forever. The song was one of those that wrote itself in 15 mins. I barely remember trying to play or write anything in the song, it just happened. It came through me from somewhere else. Unlike a lot of our songs, we didn’t change one note or word. I think Ash only sang it once. So, it’s all exactly as it landed on earth. Unspoiled by fertilizer,” states Matt “Count D” Montgomery.
Costello adds about the music video, “Our goal was to create a visual that embodied those natural feelings in the song. It’s very fun to play with the mythology of the band and explore where we might have been in a past life and all of the trouble we caused!”
“The video explores the idea that the band and our spirits existed in different moments in time. Which I find really fun in a “Twilight Zone” kind of way,” adds Montgomery.
The Haxans will also be appearing at The Nosferatu Festival in Austin Texas on March 5th, followed by a U.S. tour this Spring opening for John 5. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
A Goth-pop duo, decked out in creep kitsch high fashion and named after a silent film from the twenties about a 15th century German guide to hunting witches, The Haxans sound exactly like everything those images conjure. It’s the psycho-saccharine music of a friendish creep’s fever dream… Classic art-house cinema, b-movie horror, spooky decadence, vintage American myth, and black roses dripping with blood are all tossed in The Haxans cauldron, like so many ingredients from a well-worn book of spells.
The Haxans are Ash Costello, subcultural style icon and leader of New Years Day, a seeming heir-apparent to the glory days of My Chemical Romance and AFI; and Matt Montomery, better known by his alias Piggy D, bassist for over a decade with multi-platinum shock rocker Rob Zombie, guitarist with horror punks Wednesday 13, and sometimes visual and musical collaborator with rock icon Alice Cooper. The Haxans isn’t a side project. It’s the irrepressible, irresistible, and inevitable exorcism of the party-centric Halloween costume shop kicking around inside the brains and bodies of the group’s two co-conspirators.
The Haxans Tour Dates:
March 5 – Austin, TX – Nosferatu Festival*
April 21 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
April 22 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater
April 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
April 24 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
April 26 – Albuquerque, NM. – Sunshine Theater
April 29 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger^
April 30 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live^
May 1 – Katy, TX – The Wildcatter Saloon^
May 4.- Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
May 5 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
May 6 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
May 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
May 8 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
May 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
May 12 – New Bedford, MA – The Vault
May 13 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
May 14 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
May 15 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head Onstage