by Music-News.com Newsdesk
Slayer has unveiled Pride In Prejudice, the third video in their trilogy, directed by BJ McDonnell.
“It was a pleasure working with BJ on this project,” said Slayer’s Kerry King. “Slayer is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc. By doing this we get a completely unique perspective that never really strays far from our own. Get ready for video three. It’s my favorite!!”
The video was filmed during mid-year 2016 in the mountains of Wrightwood, CA
“I’m particularly excited about this third video,” said McDonnell, “because we played with stylistic differences with the trilogy. Where one video plays like an action film, this third one is more of a dramatic piece. The final story takes us into the world that is especially sinister in tone, with the dark and the light colliding. The conclusion is visually cinematic and harsh, with Slayer conducting us through it all with ‘Pride In Prejudice.'”
With the premiere of Pride in Prejudice, Slayer completes the Repentless music video trilogy.
The first video, Repentless, was released 9/11/15 and has accumulated more than 9.8 million views to date.
Repentless introduced us to Wyatt, the eye-patched rebel inmate (Jason Trost/Hatchet III), and a host of nefarious prisoners played by some of today’s most iconic horror film actors including Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn) Tony Moran (Halloween’s Michael Myers, American Poltergeist), Derek Mears (Predators, Friday the 13th) Tyler Mane (Halloween), Sean Whalen (Men In Black, Halloween II), and Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2, Commando, Weird Science). Repentless was shot at the Sybil Brand Institute in East Los Angeles and has Slayer performing the song in the prison yard while a riot breaks out, blood flowing in abundance, inmates, and prison guards brutally slaughtered.
Next came You Against You, the gore, the violence, the carnage begins and just never ends. While the second video in the trilogy, it is the prequel to Repentless, telling the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt’s erroneous arrest and imprisonment. Slayer’s performance for You Against You was shot at a graveyard of jets, airliners and helicopters in California’s Mojave Desert.
According to Slayer, “the Repentless video trilogy was conceived and directed by BJ McDonnell who directed the 2013 horror film Hatchett III. His rich resume as a motion picture cameraman includes Jack Reacher, Tomorrowland and The Interview, and just wrapped filming for the upcoming Annabelle 2.
In September 2015, Slayer released Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, the first without founding member Jeff Hanneman and first with producer Terry Date, to widespread rave reviews and the highest chart debut of the band’s career. The band – Tom Araya/vocals & bass, Kerry King/guitars, Paul Bostaph/drums and Exodus/Slayer touring guitarist Gary Holt – has toured near-non-stop since the album’s release, and heads out on the road starting September 9 with a seven-week North American trek with Anthrax and Death Angel. This fall, Dark Horse Comics will publish a three-issue comic book series based on McDonnell’s original concept for the Repentless video trilogy and written by Jon Schnepp. In addition, October will see the release of Slayer’s Cradle To Grave BMX Bikes/Subrosa four-bike collection. Comprised of the Slayer Balance, Slayer 20, Slayer 26 and the Slayer Urban Terrain Bike, all are intended for BMX riders to “use and abuse.”
Slayer Pride In Prejudice credits"
- Directed by BJ McDonnell
- Produced by Felissa Rose
- Edited by Ed Marx and Andrea Porter
- Director of Photography – Eric Leach
- Tony Gardner/Alterian FX for Special FX Makeup
- Jason Trost (Hatchet III) – Wyatt
- Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Til Dawn)
- Bill Moseley – the Dad (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects)
- Caroline Williams – the Mom (Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, Hatchett III)
- Richard Speight, Jr. – returning as the ultimate Bad Guy (CSI, Jericho, Supernatural)