Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor
MOKOMOKAI, Ontario, Canada’s masters of contemporary hard rock with a definitive NWOBHM edge to it, deliver their new official video for the song “World Of Sorrow“.
The track hails from the quartet’s full-length studio album offering, ‘Shores Of The Sun‘, released in December of 2018. Reception for the album has been impressive and far reaching, with fans and critics alike who had been clamoring for a follow-up to to the band’s 2017 album, ‘The Poison Whiptail‘. With ‘Shores Of The Sun‘, those supporters found more of the incredible hard rock goodness that has driven the MOKOMOKAI name to incredible heights in recent years.
Today’s video for “World Of Sorrow” was directed by Rob Viscardis and features special make-up effects by Christie Read. The song wields a solid, stunning measurement of staggering hard rock with riveting influences from bands like Tygers Of Pan Tang, Judas Priest, or UFO. The wide ranging vocals from singer and guitarist John Ellis, tight interactions with guitarist Bobby Deuce (Iron Giant), thumping bottom end by bassist Jeremy Pastic, and the crunching kit work of drummer JJ Tartaglia (Skull Fist, Final Trigger), make for one gripping experience.
Included here is also an audio stream of the latest release from MOKOMOKAI, ‘Shores Of The Sun‘, recorded at ProGold Studio in Toronto under the auspice of producer Ian Blurton. Blurton engineered and mixed the album (with exception of “World Of Sorrow“, mixed by Tyler Martin), which was then mastered by Greg Pastic at Phosphor Studios.