(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Set in the band’s hometown San Diego, and the nearby Oceanside, the video was directed by skateboard / visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder T-Spliff (aka Taylor Smith).
Drummer Mario Rubalcaba shared the following about the clip:“Stoked to present to you the very first Earthless video, directed by artist BB Bastidas. We were stoked to work with BB on this as he knows our background as a band and our close roots with skateboarding. His art is amazing and he also has a keen natural eye for film. Having Taylor Smith, aka T-Spliff, in it just makes it even sweeter. He is somewhat of a mythical figure of a skater, an amazing talent but chooses to shred at his own discretion. Those who know, know. This was a blast to be a part of and we hope you enjoy this short high energy rocker that cruises around our hometown of San Diego, and local club, The Casbah.”
Black Heaven was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, CA with Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) handling production and is available for order here.