Detroit hard rock band Kaleido has shared the new single “Run.” The song will be available Friday, May 27, 2022, on digital platforms, and the horror-themed music video, directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Body Count), can be seen below.
The band also shared a list of its “Top 10 Favorite Songs from Horror Movies,” which can be found below.
“Every step of the process, from beginning to end, in creating the song and music video has been exhilarating,” frontwoman Christina Chriss said. “From the moment we began writing ‘Run,’ riding high off the energy from just completing three months on the road touring, we knew there was something special and captivating about the song. We’re huge fans of all things horror and spooky, so we were in our element making the music video and it allowed us to bring our love of that world to life.”
Kaleido—Chriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Cody Morales (bass) and Drew Johnston (guitar)—will perform “Run” for the first time to hometown audiences this weekend with two shows: Friday, May 27, at Diesel Concert Theatre in Chesterfield, Michigan, and Saturday, May 28, at The Music Factory in Battle Creek, Michigan. The band last was seen touring in fall and winter of last year as direct support for Sebastian Bach, who handpicked them after discovering them via YouTube. Previously, the band has shared the stage with acts ranging from Aerosmith, Slash and Kid Rock to Butcher Babies, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots and Rob Zombie in addition to appearances at Kiss Kruise Shiprocked!, Summerfest and more.
In 2020, Kaleido shared a deluxe edition of its breakthrough album “Experience,” which debuted at number 11 on Soundscan s “Top New Artists Albums” chart and earned the band various TV placements, including promo spots for the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team. Its hit single “Die Tryin’” peaked at number 22 on Billboard’s “Rock Indicator” charts and reeled in over 200,000 streams.
Kaleido’s “Top 10 Favorite Songs from Horror Movies”
“We all know the most famous horror themes of all time (“Halloween,” “Jaws,” “The Exorcist,” etc.) so we wanted to dig a little deeper and pick 10 of our favorite songs from horror movies. As huge horror fans, these songs stand out and have influenced us in our lives and in our music. While creating the music video for our new single ‘Run,’ many of these horror films served as inspiration for our own concept. We’ve grown up with most of these classic films and they’re not only nostalgic, but they also hold a special place in our dark, creepy little hearts.”
10. From Autumn to Ashes – “The After Dinner Payback” (“Freddy vs. Jason”)
“This was one of the songs that turned us on to heavy music early on, and hearing it paired with the battle between two of the most iconic horror movie slashers of all time is super epic.”
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (“The Devil’s Rejects”)
“Already one of the most well-known songs of all time, hearing it play during that final scene in ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ brought it to a whole new level. Now every time we hear the song, we imagine that ending of the movie.”
8. Ramones – “Pet Sematary” (“Pet Sematary”)
“We love that the Ramones wrote the title track for the 1989 Steven King film adaptation of ‘Pet Sematary.’ This was one of the first scary movies we watched as kids, and it gave us nightmares!”
7. Huey Lewis and the News – “Hip to Be Square” (“American Psycho”)
“Patrick Bateman’s dialogue critiquing Huey Lewis, followed up by the brutal murder while the song plays, is easily one of the most horrifying yet hilarious horror movie scenes of all time.”
6. Luniz – “I Got 5 on It” (“Us”)
“The eerie synth line starting the song pairs perfectly with Jordan Peele’s story in ‘Us,’ and it’s really cool how he brings the song back in throughout the movie.”
5. Dokken – “Dream Warriors” (“Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”)
“Another written-for-film song, Dream Warriors, is a classic 80’s hair metal banger. The title track, ‘Dream Warriors,’ is also one of our favorite sequels in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The music video featuring Dokken flipping the script and haunting Freddy is pretty awesome as well.”
4. Dream Widow – “Lacrimus dei Erbium” (“Studio 666”)
“‘Studio 666’ is one of our favorite new horror films and features one of our favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. Watching ‘evil’ Dave Grohl rip through the doomy guitar riff in the film was killer! We watched this movie not long before shooting our music video and it was really inspiring. RIP to the late, great Taylor Hawkins.”
3. Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” (“Halloween” )
“Easily one of the greatest horror movie scores ever, John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ is our most beloved horror film of all time. ‘The Reaper’ really sticks out, as it’s one of the only songs by a band in the entire movie.”
2. KISS – “God of Thunder” (Rob Zombie’s “Halloween”)
“As big fans of KISS, it was cool to hear this song playing in young Michael Myers’s room in Rob Zombie’s reimagining of ‘Halloween.’ We grew up loving KISS, so it was pretty funny to see our favorite horror icon as a fan as well.”
1. Gerard McMahon – “Cry Little Sister” (“The Lost Boys”)
“‘The Lost Boys’ was a huge inspiration for us while creating our music video for ‘Run.’ We wanted to give a nod and pay homage to one of our favorite movies. The song ‘Cry Little Sister’ is synonymous with ‘The Lost Boys,’ it’s a pairing of two classics and so universally loved.”