Hard rocking country outlaw Cory Marks has unleashed a rowdy new collab with some heavy-metal friends, dropping the hammer on “Blame It On the Double.”
Featuring Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly and Jason Hook, the guitar-wielding madman who was formerly with Five Finger Death Punch, the track features all the booze and hell raising fans can handle. And a new video sets the scene.
An aggressive hard-rock anthem of letting loose and thinking only about the next round, the metal-influenced track pairs crunchy guitars and pounding drums with lyrics that nod to country greats — especially icons like Waylon Jennings. Marks and Connolly trade howling verses, while Hook shreds guitar solos in between.
Meanwhile, the track’s video was filmed at a drive-in theater and finds the Canadian-born trio getting loose, with bar fights and brawling interspersed by scenes from the upcoming horror-thriller film, The Retaliators. The track will appear in the film later this year, and Marks will make his big-screen debut with a special cameo.
“‘Blame It on the Double’ is the perfect country-rock anthem going into the weekend,” Marks says of the anthemic track. “I grew up on Merle Haggard, Waylon, Pantera and Ozzy, and I think this song really reflects those influences. It has that country storyline, soulful vocals, and a rock edge and attitude that makes it stand out and show you the range of who I am as an artist. And I couldn’t have accomplished that without Tyler and Jason, who both really brought that epic rock energy. We had a lot of fun shooting this video in L.A together. I’m also excited for everyone to see the song (and me!) in THE RETALIATORS, as it really takes on a new life in the context of the film.”
“I love what Cory is doing,” Connolly added. “I think he is the future of outlaw country music. When asked to be on this track, I jumped at the chance.”
And Hook continued, “I feel honored to be asked to contribute to this fantastic song written by my dear friends Cory Marks and Kevin Churko.”
“Blame It On the Double” is part of the singer’s 2020 album debut, Who I Am, and Cory Marks broke out with another collab feature all-star rockers (“Outlaws & Outsiders” featuring Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Travis Tritt and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe). A new album is in the works.