"Scornstar", the new video from Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen, who has previously worked with UNEARTH, CARNIFEX and AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, among others.
"When you film a metal video, and the special effects artists are actually excited about the amount of carnage, you know you've done it correctly," commented Hansen.
Added special FX guru Ryan Moore: "After recruiting a team of special-effects artists, including myself, David 'Bull' Watson, and Rebecca Tilner, 100 cutthroat ARSIS fans, we were ready to roll... well, almost. We still had to make 75 gallons of blood, acquire 15 lbs. of raw meat, air tanks to propel the bloody goodness everywhere, $500 bucks worth of FX supplies, and some 'homemade' explosives... THEN we were ready for destruction.
"The video is really unlike anything out, really. It's an homage to good old-fashioned '80s horror movie gore meets 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot'. Everyone had a blast, got trashed, and saturated in blood. The fans were total troopers, as expected; but even then I have to admit I was impressed with their eagerness to take part in some of the 'stunts.'
"This is definitely one of the must-see music videos of 2013 and will open a lot of eyes that a death metal video can be brutal, entertaining, and fun all at once."
The follow-up to 2010's "Starve For The Devil", "Unwelcome" was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). The artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick.