THE SECRET STATE Premieres The Music Video For 'FIGHT OR FLIGHT' on FoxNews
Today (6/14) as the nation observes Flag Day and the U.S. Army celebrates its 238th birthday, THE SECRET STATE has partnered with FoxNews.com to exclusively premiere the official music video for their new single "Fight Or Flight." Watch the remarkable video here: www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/14/emerging-band-secret-state-granted-unprecedented-access-from-us-army-to-shoot/.
Beginning this Tuesday, June 18, the "Fight Or Flight" single will be available on iTunes and THE SECRET STATE has decided to donate 50% of the proceeds to GallantFew and the Fisher House Foundation.
The official music video was shot at Fort Irwin in California at the U.S. Army's National Training Center (NTC) and features active duty soldiers. Nine of the ten soldiers have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both. This type of access and clearance has never before been granted by the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin and they have given their full support for this project. All footage featured in the "Fight Or Flight" video was shot exclusively for the music video. Additional hyper-realistic combat scenes were shot at Strategic Operations in San Diego, CA, a civilian operated training facility for the military, border guards and police. A behind-the-scenes video was released in advance of the full-length music video and caught fire virally, having receivedover 12 million views to date: http://youtu.be/zUYymeLTndM.
"The cooperative effort between the music industry and the U.S. Army in the production of this video demonstrates the belief and confidence the industry has in our service members and an acknowledgement of the sacrifices military families make every day," Colonel Kurt Pinkerton, Commander of United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin, said. Lieutenant Colonel John Clearwater added, "Brilliantly executed, The Secret State's new video, 'Fight Or Flight,' is a powerful tribute to the spirit and dedication of America's warfighters."
This song and video are very personal to THE SECRET STATE: Dan Martiniano (Lead Vocals, Piano),Josh Jones (Guitar, Vocals), Hunter Schafer (Bass, Backup Vocals), Danny Espinosa (Digital Performer)and Mike Marx-Gibbons (Drums, Violin). The Baltimore-based five-some includes three members who have served in the military. Mike Marx-Gibbons enlisted in the Army on September 12, 2001 and has stayed in the Army National Guard to present. He served in Iraq from December 2003 to May 2005 as aCombat Medic. Band members Josh Jones and Danny Espinosa were in the Coast Guard and laterserved in Afghanistan as defense contractors.