(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Coming quickly on the heels of their just-released, utterly vicious thrash album “Enter The Arena” (review here), Warbeast unleash THIS! Disguising the band’s music video for the track “Hitchhiker” within an 18-minute plus mini-horror film!
Premiering today, the video stars Ed Neal from ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ as the title character, the Hitchhiker.
Vocalist Bruce Corbitt comments:
“I’ve actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. So after we knew for sure that we were going to include a song called “Hitchhiker” on the new Warbeast album. Obviously the timing was right to make this old idea become a new reality.
The lyrics for the song are based on Ed’s character from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But this short film / music video is not related to that movie plot in any way. This is really just a silly script and a band having fun working on our final project together. Ed was a complete professional and great to work with… and we are excited to have him starring in this. But like I said… this film isn’t to be taken serious… so I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it.
Thanks to Michael Huebner and 12 Pound Productions for doing a great job filming and editing this video. I also got to give a shout-out to Lee Russell and Gas Monkey Live for allowing us to film the music portion of this film there.“
Warbeast‘s Enter The Arena is out NOW from Housecore Records.