SLAYER - Repentless Video Trilogy (interview)

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When the members of SLAYER were approached by Nuclear Blast America's General Manager Gerardo Martinez to make a music video for "Repentless," the title track of the band's 2015 label debut, they thought it was going to be a cool, one-off music video. Little did they know.

Martinez put the band together with up-and-coming director BJ McDonnell who turned in a storyline that the band really liked. McDonnell made his living as a motion picture and television camera/ steadicam operator, having worked on features such as "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "The Interview," and "Jack Reacher," and had one directing project under his belt, 2013's "Hatchet III."

"Repentless" was shot on August 25 & 26, 2016 at the Sybil Brand Institute, a women's prison in East Los Angeles. BJ and producer Felissa Rose ("Camp Dread," the upcoming "Death House") put together an all-star cast of instantly-recognizable bad guys: 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"), Vernon Wells ("Mad Max 2," "Commando," "Weird Science"), and Jason Trost ("Hatchet III"), who starred in all three videos. They then brought in a killer, all-pro crew - stunt coordinator Don Lee ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Star Trek Beyond"), director of photography Eric Leach ("The Neighbor," "What Lola Wants"), Special FX makeup artists Tony Gardner and Adrienne Lynn ("Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse," "Zombieland," "The Bad Batch"), and editors Ed Marx and Andrea Porter ("Hatchet III").

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Repentless, the release of the trilogy video, and the massive tour that Slayer has embarked on through North America, Nuclear Blast will be offering the album to U.S. customers via iTunes at a sale price from Monday, September 19 through Sunday, September 25. 

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