SANTA CRUZ Release “Here Comes The Revolution” Music Video

Author Flavia Andrade - 23.6.2022

Internationally acclaimed ‘80s-influenced hard rockers Santa Cruz have revealed the music video for “Here Comes The Revolution”, the second single from the group’s upcoming new album, “The Return Of The Kings”. Featuring performance footage from the world-famous Whisky a Go Go gig, the new song showcases a heavier and more in-your-face sound showing the diversity of their new album.

Singer/guitarist Archie Cruz states:

“Probably the heaviest Santa Cruz song released so far. First song written for the record. True fuckin’ metal!”

About the album, Cruz says:

“I feel like this is my absolute best work so far. Having written all the songs, played all the instruments, and co-produced the record I feel like this album truly represents me as a musician and an artist. I don’t think anybody will be disappointed on this banger of a record.”

“The Return Of The Kings,” featuring cover art by Tim Lenoir (Guns n’ Roses, The Rolling Stones), will be released on CD, digital and limited-edition colored vinyl (200 copies) on Aug. 26th.

Archie Cruz recorded this album as a one-man studio project through 2020 and 2021 in his native Finland, with co-producer Otto Halonen (Apocalyptica, Hevisaurus, Wheel) and mastered by Svante Forsbeck at Sonic Pump Studios.

To fully enact the vision for the new record in the live setting he has turned to the modern Los Angeles hard rock revival which sees Finnish frontman/guitarist and founding member Archie Cruz now joined by the Los Angeles-based trio of guitarist Jerry Jade (Bad Gvy), bassist Tommy Bradley (Revelry Gang), and drummer Randy McDemian (Abrahadabra Clothing) paying tribute to the old-school Sunset Strip influences while also reinforcing the updated take on the sound that has allowed Santa Cruz to win over audiences worldwide.

The first single of the album, “Under The Gun” is “a nod to some of metal´s all-time greats like Ozzy and Dokken”, in Cruz’s words. The music video is inspired by Sergio Leone´s Spaghetti Western movies and Tarantino’s cinema. Archie Cruz described it:

“The video was shot in Joshua Tree on April 7th with Industrialism films and director Vicente Cordero. The plot is about four gunslingers having a Mexican stand-off for a suitcase full of cold hard cash.”

Santa Cruz also made a cover of One Direction‘s “Drag Me Down”, which was recently featured on the hit HBO MAX/DC Universe series “Peacemaker”. The band also has new merchandise available through Rebellion Republic, which you can find here.

You can watch the video for “Here Comes The Revolution” below:

You can also check out the video for “Under The Gun” below:

You can pre-order “The Return Of The Kings” here.