The “Professional Griefers” video—which also features vocalist Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance—is directed by Paul Boyd and Jeff Ranasinghe and produced by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment with Method Studios as the visual effects company. In it, deadmau5 and Gerard Way engage in a futuristic Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) bout, where both parties battle it out in a post-apocalyptic octagon with massive CGI mau5 robots (see attached promo poster). Check out behind-the-scenes footage at: http://youtu.be/hfDoZ9dVuuY.
The single—which appears on> album title goes here <, due out September 25 (Ultra Music)—is building momentum at radio currently sitting at #38 on the Alternative chart. Supporters include WRXP New York, Los Angeles’ KROQ, Live 105 in San Francisco, KNDD in Seattle, Q87.7 Chicago, KNDD Seattle, KXRK Salt Lake City, WBRU Providence and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. At iTunes, “Professional Griefers” was a Top 100 debut on the Top Songs chart.