"Witch Hunt", the new video from Cleveland metallers ALTERNATE REALITY, can be seen below. The infamous lawyer-fronted metal band is known for producing 2011's viral video sensation "The King That Never Was", which was declared one of the greatest metal videos of all time and also voted the No. 1 worst video of 2011 by Yahoo! Music, beating out such high-profile videos as Rebecca Black's "Friday". It also was named No. 1 video in the recently published "The Merciless Book of Metal Lists".
The "Witch Hunt" clip was once again directed, edited, and produced by ALTERNATE REALITY frontman and Cleveland-area lawyer Steve Delchin.
"Halloween is coming, there's a chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to change color," says Delchin. "Naturally, we thought this would be the perfect time to release ALTERNATE REALITY's newest video for 'Witch Hunt', which sees the band traveling back to Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 to explore the mass hysteria of the Salem witch trials."
"The new video features a ton of witches, cemeteries, religious fanaticism, and a renegade judiciary," adds guitarist Bob Delchin. "Basically, everything that makes for a good heavy metal video."
The role of the chief judge is played by Auburn Records president Bill Peters.
"Last time I played the role of the infamous wizard," says Peters. "This time I'm the chief judge of a Salem court in 1692.
"I never know what I'm going to be doing next. I just show up on location and one of the ALTERNATE REALITY band members hands me a script and costume! My daughter Lily also lends her superlative acting talents to the video, along with some blood-curdling screams, as she plays the role of a young Salem witch who is brought before the court for imposition of final sentence. Thankfully, Lily gets to cast all the magic spells in this video, not me."
The "Witch Hunt" video features over 75 actors and was shot in several historic Cleveland locations, including the venerable Riverside Cemetery and the iconic Cuyahoga County Courthouse, which is the same courthouse where the 2012 Hollywood blockbuster movie "The Avengers" was shot.
ALTERNATE REALITY is:
Steve Delchin - Vocals
Bob Delchin - Guitar
Jon Engeman - Bass
Bob Schwartz - Drums