THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed a video for ‘Monster’, the second single from their forthcoming album, ‘Chaos + Bliss’. The clip was recently filmed in part at a nineteenth century fort in Rochester, Kent.
A pulsating, full-throttle and unforgiving blend of hardcore, dance, trance, rap, grime and, yes, r’n’b and hip-hop, the album’s 12 songs spit, shove and snarl their way through the speakers with vicious intent, full of an anger and an energy that few British acts can rival; even more impressive when you consider the band had no expectations when they first started – they were just experimenting with music and trying to make “something different”.
The One Hundred have played festival sets at Sonisphere, NASS, Reading and Leeds, plus Download and Slam Dunk, while tours with Hacktivist, Papa Roach, Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper, Crossfaith and We Came As Romans have cemented their reputation as a phenomenal live band.
“When you’re in the metalcore genre,” says vocalist Jacob Field, “there are all these rules you have to follow. So when we started doing this, we said ‘Sod that!’ If we don’t brand ourselves as anything, then no-one will have expectations as to what we should or shouldn’t sound like. No-one was telling us how to do this, so we ended up just writing for ourselves. We wanted to pioneer our own genre, to do whatever we felt like and to step outside the comfort zone of what’s expected.”