Electronic artist deadmau5 premieres his “Professional Griefers” music video today, Wednesday, August 29 at www.youtube.com/deadmau5. The “Professional Griefers” video—which also features vocalist Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance—directed by Paul Boyd and Jeff Ranasinghe and produced by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment with Method Studios as the visual effects company. In it, deadmau5 and Gerard Way engage in a futuristic Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) bout, where both parties battle it out in a post apocalyptic Octagon™ with massive CGI mau5 robots (see attached promo poster). Check out behind the scenes footage at: http://youtu.be/hfDoZ9dVuuY.
The single—which appears on an album due out September 25 (Ultra Music)—is building momentum at radio currently sitting at #39 on the Alternative chart. Supporters include WRXP New York, Los Angeles’ KROQ, Live 105 in San Francisco, KNDD in Seattle, Q87.7 Chicago, KNDD Seattle, KXRK Salt Lake City, WBRU Providence and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. At iTunes, “Professional Griefers” was a Top 100 debut on the Top Songs chart.
Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released three critically acclaimed albums: 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title, with a fourth album, >album title goes here . . . .
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