Yesterday, in near 100-degree heat and high humidity, a riot broke out in the exercise yard of the Sybil Brand Institute, the women’s prison in East Los Angeles, where SLAYER shot the music video for the new track ‘Repentless.’ In fact, while SLAYER performed the track under that punishing sun over an eight-hour period, the “prisonersˮ had to stage a riot for somewhere north of twelve takes before director BJ McDonnell finally called it a wrap. But that was all pretty much in keeping with McDonnell’s brutal vision for the clip, a vision that many in the veteran cast and crew referred to as “more like something for a feature film than a rock band’s music video.ˮ
The clip will feature a guest appearance by actor Danny Trejo, the star of Robert Rodriguez‘s “Machete” film series and a frequent collaborator with the director. His previous films include “Desperado”, “Con Air”, the “Spy Kids” movies, and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”. On television, Trejo had memorable roles in “Breaking Bad” and “Sons Of Anarchy”.
SLAYER‘s eleventh studio album, “Repentless”, is due out on September 11th via Nuclear Blast.