Phil Mucci, the mastermind behind music videos for bands such as High On Fire, Opeth, Stone Sour, Das Muerte, and more, and Diabolik have been tapped by stoner rock band Monster Magnet to direct their upcoming music video for “The Duke”, which comes from their latest album Last Patrol (which I highly recommend!).
Mucci describes the video: The untold story of the mysteriously unharmed survivor discovered at ground zero, Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6th, 1945 – an innocent young school girl who may hold the keys to the gates of Hell…
We recently premiered Mucci’s incredible “All Those Delicate Cuts” video from Das Muerte, which you can watch here.
You can listen to “The Duke” below as well as read quotes from cast, crew, and Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf! Also, make sure to pick up Last Patrol via iTunes.
Director Phil Mucci explains, “When I got the call from Steve Davis about the gig, I was so psyched– but so busy! I’ve been a fan for years, so I was even more blown away when Dave said he’d wait for the video until my schedule permitted. How awesome is that? I was speechless.”
Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf says, “Mr. Mucci operates in a world all his own. His personal distillation of all things cool shows up in every frame of his work. I can’t imagine a more exciting collaboration than Monster Magnet and Phil Mucci… and I have a very good imagination. Fasten your seat belts!”
Diabolik has once again assembled a top notch cast, including go-to “man of a thousand faces” Ian Mackay (Pig Destroyer’s “The Diplomat”), British indie film darling Chloe Farnworth (The Devil’s Bargain), legendary b-movie maverick Max Thayer (Ilsa Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, No Retreat No Surrender 2), and last but not least, the sensational Kat David (The Used‘s “Cry”) as “The Siren”.
Phil admits, “The Siren was the hardest part to cast, much harder than I imagined. I was beginning to lose hope when Kat finally answered the call. All I can say is we got extremely lucky – Kat David is one in a million. You can work your whole life and never find talent like hers. She’s going to break hearts.”
Kat sounds equally enthusiastic, “I’ve always been fascinated with the nature of evil and so when I read the breakdown I immediately submitted myself. When I first met with Phil and he told me his vision I was blown away with how vividly he could paint a world using just words. Phil Mucci drips passion and his energy is contagious. I’m so honored to have been a part of this incredible team.”