Dance Of The Dead
OTTTO, the Los Angeles-based trio featuring Triko Chavez (drums), Bryan Noah Ferretti (vocals/guitar) and Tye Trujillo (bass), have released a second single from their new album, Life Is A Game, along w/an eye-catching accompanying music video.
The elaborate, carnival-themed clip, directed by special effects wizard Norman Cabrera (“The Walking Dead,” “Hellboy,” The Misfits), finds the young musicians visiting a muerte-infused side show. Professional skateboarders Andy Anderson, Matt Berger and Jake Familton play some of the key characters, with Robert Trujjllo making a cameo as “Pa,” and Chloe Trujillo appearing as one of the dancers.
“’Dance Of The Dead’ takes a more punk approach to the sound,” explains Bryan Noah Ferretti, adding: “This video is sick! We cannot wait for everyone to see it and a big thanks to those that made it happen.”
OTTTO’s previously single, “My Pain”, a track that Revolver described as “a punchy, melodic, Helmet-esque cut.”, was added into rotation at a number of tastemaker radio outlets, including Sirius/XM’s Octane and Liquid Metal channels, KILO in Colorado Springs, and it received substantial airplay on the syndicated Full Metal Jackie radio show.
Life Is A Game, produced by Tim Harkins (Korn, Jerry Cantrell), was a new experience for the young band. “We were opening our eyes to what could be done,” says Bryan about the experience at Los Angeles’ famed Henson Studios. Tye explains further: “In 2020, our self-titled release included lots of tunes we had sitting around for a few years. With this record, the experience was different. We really took the time to find a vibe for each track.”
OTTTO released their self-titled debut EP in 2020, followed by multiple live outings, including slots at Lollapalooza and Bottle Rock, opened for Suicidal Tendencies, and even saw Tye contribute the guitar parts for the cultural phenomenon, Eddie Munson in “Stranger Things.” The band also issued the Record Store Day-exclusive Live EP, Locos Live In Venice, which was recorded at the venerable Juice Magazine headquarters, right off of the Venice Beach boardwalk.
The band will return to the road this Spring, with several festival outings including Welcome to Rockville, and Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival.