A recent video clip posted by Society 1 on their TikTok (@Society1lives) has gone viral with over 1 million views. The post is an excerpt of their song “Slacker Jesus” from their 1999 debut album being performed while vocalist Lord Zane suspended by metal hooks pierced through his flesh.
“I know Maynard from TOOL said bands should focus on maintaining their art and older bands reek of desperation that get on TikTok. It’s kind of difficult to think like that when you’re being seen by millions of people in an entirely new generation.” said Zane
Society 1 has been experiencing somewhat of a resurgence since joining the site and posting clips that span their 25 year career. The majority of the interactions have come from Generation Z to the surprise of the band and there doesn’t seem to be any slowing down in terms of new interest.
Zane continues, “Dagon Destroyer and I are filming Shock Rock Movie right now and we thought it would be a trip to incorporate the perspective of the younger generation. I’m getting inundated with videos from fans on TikTok (as young as 18), telling me I represent a sort of liberation for them. We’ve learned during the filming of this movie, and from our TikTok presence, that Gen Z wants to break the chains of the politically correct environment they’ve been raised in, and that’s why shock rock is so intriguing to them.”
Society 1 will be on the first half of the Rise Of Machine Tour in 2023.
Watch some of the outtakes from the soon to be released sizzle reel for the movie here:
For more info go to ShockRockMovie.com
02/24 @ TBA – Fresno, CA
02/25 @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
02/27 @ Roseland – Portland, OR
02/28 @ Showbox – Seattle, WA
03/01 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.
03/02 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
03/03 @ Revolution Music Hall – Boise, ID
03/04 @ Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
03/05 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
03/07 @ Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
03/08 @ El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
03/09 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/10 @ House of Blues – Dallas, TX
03/11 @ The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
03/12 @ House Of Blues – Houston, TX
03/14 @ Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
03/15 @ Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
03/16 @ Underground – Charlotte, NC
03/17 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
03/18 @ T.L.A. – Philadelphia, PA