South African neo-thrashers Deadline have released their new music video ‘Bloodbeast’ in conjunction with Ghost Cult. A self-described member of the “New Wave of South African Metal, the track comes from their recent acclaimed album Black Wolf City, which was released last fall. Watch the clip now!
Vocalist Jessy Switchblade commented:
“This was one of the first tracks we wrote and most probably our most straight forward track. It has an ‘AC/DC / Biker rock’ kinda feel. I had written a poem about a goth girl who returned to her home town to kill all the girls that bullied her in high school and Raven had written a song that needed words. I brought the poem to his house, he thought it would fit the tune perfectly and an hour or two later we had us the ‘Bloodbeast’ a song about revenge and retribution.” The video has real DIY approach it to it as Jessy goes onto explain – “The video was shot and directed by our good friend Marius “Spielberg’ Els. He has a bunch of video equipment which he never uses so whenever we need to shoot stuff we rope him in. It is therefore an amateur shot music video, all done by us and Marius. It was filmed at a good friend’s house. He has a basement that overlooks his pool that has a mini stage and bar here he hosts parties and in fact that is where we played our first live show ever. We roped a few good and close friends in and they joined us for the shoot. We had to change the idea at the 11th hour as we had a couple of cancellations. The idea was for five girls to enter a private party and go on a killing spree thus killing the band and each girl grabbing an instrument and finishing up as Deadline but with two last minute cancellations we changed the idea a bit but stuck to theme of a girl or girls entering a private party and killing the band. We have three with one central girl being the ‘Bloodbeast’ and she has two accomplices who are waiting for her at the party with their ‘pimp’. She beats the bouncer up and a patron who tries to flirt with her and then ‘collects’ her accomplices’ who then get up on stage and kill the band. We had a lot of fun shooting this and we are very happy with how it turned out. (All things considered)”
Deadline is: Vocals: Jessy Switchblade Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals: BazSteel Guitars and Backing Vocals: Raven Chaos Guitars: The Skullprit Drums and Backing Vocals: Dizzy Styxx