Murder, cannibalism, Satanic rituals… Sounds like a pretty good way to kick off the week, right? Well, that’s exactly what we’re bringing you by premiering “Death Valley (Not ’69)” from Symbols, who pretty much defy classification. With elements of House of 1,000 Corpses and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this video might be a little NSFW, so be careful where you watch it. Head on down and check out this video!
Vocalist John Richters explains, “I wrote this song for a friend that was having a difficult time with the end of a relationship. It’s sort of the reverse of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, a man that has preserved love by killing his lover and preserving her corpse, “she’s always at home for you, she’ll never leave your bed.”
Director Ates Isildak adds, “I wanted to make something that fell somewhere between Gummo and Natural Born Killers, the way it looked and felt. And the story behind the video was inspired by the Miranda Barbour case, the implied satanic prostitution murders, committed by a couple. It was evil but sweet. It reminded me of Symbols in some way.”