NSFW: Whitechapel "Let Me Burn" Video Premiere (Exclusive)

NSFW: Whitechapel “Let Me Burn” Video Premiere (Exclusive)

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No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse.” – George R.R. Martin (source)

Those words matter a great deal when it comes to the videos of director Mitch Massie. This is the man who was behind Cattle Decapitation‘s “Forced Gender Reassignment”, one of the most notorious music videos ever released. And now he’s back with yet another visual tale of pain, rage, and violence, this time bringing us the story behind Whitechapel‘s “Let Me Burn”.

Vocalist Phil Bozeman states:

The basis of the video is about a man, his wife and daughter. The story depicts the degradation of the man and him going insane. He kills his wife and makes his daughter kill him. He douses himself in gasoline and begs her to strike the match. But the whole point of the story is that the man has everything he wants and needs, but has no control over his mind and suffers with clinical insanity/schizophrenia and kills his wife and regrets everything. His daughter lives on as he burns alive in his house.

The video may be difficult for some to watch, especially due to themes of abuse, strong gore, and self harm.

“Let Me Burn” comes from the band’s latest album Our Endless War, which you can purchase via iTunes, Amazon, or Indie Merch.

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Guitarist Alex Wade adds:

We’re really excited to release the official video for Let Me Burn. It’s our first time trying a story based video versus a performance video with us playing and we’re really happy with how it came out. Phil’s idea for the concept of the video mixed with Mitch Massie’s directing developed a very dark and sinister video that represents the song well.

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Tour dates:
02/28 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
03/01 St.Louis, MO Firebird
03/02 Merriam, KS Aftershock w/ Lorna Shore, Damp, Sedlec Ossuary
03/03 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
03/05 Murray, UT Murray Theater
03/07 San Bernardino, CA NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest)
03/08 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
03/09 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/10 Lubbock, TX Jakes Sports Cafe
03/11 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
03/12 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
04/11 Austin, TX Empire Garage *Texas Independent Fest

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  • Shannon Halt Hammerzeit

    meh