The "Programmed to Kill" video starts off with a sleepy Newman dozing off amid his many life-sized zombie mannequins. (Creating the undead mannequins is actually a real-life hobby of Newman's; he has them throughout his house.) The protagonist dreams he's being chased by three of his bloody, half-naked, come-to-life creations, and therefore attempts to flee. But the zombies are just too damned clever. Not-much-of-a-spoiler alert: There's a shower scene! Pushed on by fist-pumping choruses, gutteral, shouting vocals, straight metal riffs, special effects, and the never-satisfied thirst of the undead, both the video and the song are as brutal and artful as you can get on no budget.
Murderous Rampage will play with Lazer Beast. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 13, 9 p.m., 2009