Jeris Johnson Drops “When The Darkness Comes” Video 

The Future of Rock has arrived!

He was not born in a manger, but he is already changing the game. Jeris Johnson is first and foremost a true musician. He has been playing music wsince the age of two and was the drummer and singer in a metal band throughout high school. He has had a love of rock and metal as long as he can remember, but he also developed a love of hip-hop, trap, hyper-pop, and any musical genre that he found progressive and interesting. 

Today, he has shared the video for “When The Darkness Comes.” Watch it here.

“I’ve become obsessed with this idea of modernizing that super classic metal sound,” Johnson shares. “That European metal festival shit with a dash of 808s to piss off the old heads. I want metal to be great. So I listened to the entire ‘Black’ album (by Metallica) and thought, ‘What if I put my own spin on pretty much the best, most iconic shit there is?’ That’s what ‘When The Darkness Comes’ is.”

It follows the summer jam “Take Me Away.” Listen here

Jeris was so dedicated to bringing the world the future of rock music that he sold his guitar in order to be able to work with producer and collaborator SACCO. Together they have already created an urgent and amazing body of work. They have a Gold record for Jeris’ song “damn!.” which was a viral and streaming sensation. Jeris got Chad Kroeger of Nickelback to perform with him on a remix of “damn!,” which also went crazy on the Internet. After Jeris posted a snippet of his reimagined version of “Last Resort” by Papa Roach, the band’s singer Jacoby Shaddix heard it and contacted Jeris to do a whole new “Last Resort (Reloaded)” together and make it the official version to mark the 20th anniversary of Papa Roach’s debut album. This song will soon be Gold as well, with over 52 million Spotify streams, plus over 11 million views of the video. 

This led to the release of Jeris’ first EP My Sword, which included the songs mentioned above as well as fan favorites such as the title track and “Roses Red.” Soon thereafter, Oli Sykes, frontman of Bring Me The Horizon, reached out to Jeris to do a new version of their most popular song “Can You Feel My Heart” and to open for them at a special intimate release show at The Whiskey in Los Angeles. Then, Jeris did a killer collab with massive rapper Trippie Redd on an original song called “Friday.” 

Last year, Jeris released his debut album I WANT BLOOD/i want love, which included “Friday” and 10 other bangers including “Going Ghost,” “BURNING RUBBER,” and his first acoustic ballad “life is underrated.” Collaborations with Point North and Zillakami (on a Reloaded of the Slayer classic “Reign in Blood”) plus another EP followed. Jeris had done a Reloaded snippet of the Three Doors Down classic “Kryptonite,” which got a great viral reaction, and in October of last year ,he released a full version that has also been a viral and streaming success. 

Jeris then went quiet on social media and paused releasing music so that he and SACCO could focus 100% on creating his new album, the details of which are forthcoming!

Jeris is already a battle-tested road warrior despite his brief time as a performing artist. He has toured with Falling In Reverse as well as Korn and Evanescence. He has slain the crowd at every meaningful rock festival and was even the only rock and metal act at the hip-hop festival Rolling Loud a couple years ago.