Slayer Orchestrate Bloody Prison Riot in ‘Repentless’ Video
After an intense buildup and the promise of a blood-drenched music video, Slayer have finally unleashed their clip for "Repentless." The video prominently features Machete madman Danny Trejo as one of many prisoners let loose in a prison while Slayer rip their thrashing track out in the yard.
Slayer unleashed their Repentless album yesterday (Sept. 11), 14 years to the day after God Hates Us All hit shelves in 2001. It's the perfect time to introduce a video for the album's title track, and in typical Slayer fashion, violence is top priority.
“We’re telling the story that we’ve always told about society and how humans treat each other,” Tom Araya tells Rolling Stone in the video. “It can get pretty violent. It can get pretty stupid. But that’s OK. That’s human nature.” "I'm probably the most excited I've been for a video that we've ever done," adds guitarist Kerry King.
"Repentless" is about four minutes long, so fitting in an entire prison riot interspersed with footage of Slayer jamming calls for density. To put it simply, lots of people die. LOTS of people. Prisoners, guards; no one in the prison is safe. The prisoners even storm Slayer themselves while they jam "Repentless" out in the Los Angeles heat.
Watch Slayer's video for "Repentless" above and be sure to grab a copy of the band's 11th studio album, out now.
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