Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Coming quickly on the heels of their just-released, utterly vicious thrash metal album ‘Enter The Arena‘ [review], Texas act Warbeast now unleashes THIS!
Disguising the band’s music video for the track “Hitchhiker” within an 18-minute plus mini-horror film! ‘Enter The Arena‘ was released via Housecore Records, and the video premiering today stars Ed Neal from ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ as the title character, the Hitchhiker. Warbeast 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’ album is out now through Housecore Records.