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Anthrax release NSFW, ‘Game of Thrones’-like “Blood Eagle Wings” video

Posted by on March 2, 2016

anthraxvideoAs I wrote in my review of Anthrax’s For All Kings, the highlight of the album is “Blood Eagle Wings,” an eight-minute epic that slowly unfolds. And while “Evil Twin” and “Breathing Lightning” have already been released as singles, the first track from the album to get a video is “Blood Eagle Wings,” which premiered earlier today on Rolling Stone. And the video is as epic as the song. It’s a pretty unsettling watch that looks very much inspired by Game of Thrones. Some kind of skeleton King lords over the torture and killing of people as a city is destroyed and rises again.. There are some pretty brutal scenes of torture in the clip, which was directed by Jack Bennett. James Duval, who was in Donnie Darko and Greg Akari’s Teen Apocalypse Trilogy, stars in the video.

Here’s what Ian says about the song:

“Any great city, whether it’s London, Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles — these cities are alive because of how many people were killed to make these cities what they are, how much blood was spilled over time.”

And director Bennett weighed in on the video as well:

“We created this torture chamber, sitting below this horrible king’s hall,” says Bennett of the video’s setting. “This guy gets to play with his toys and look through the grate in the floor and see this group of people that he’s essentially crushing. The idea is that this power is built on top of these people. It’s brutal and there’s a lot of amazing torture gags happening, but it all serves this concept that progress is brutal. Civilizations progress in a way that is violent.”

 

Check out the video over at Rolling Stone.

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