You’ve heard the song, but the video is brand new.
I’m not sure what the longest span of time between a song and its video is, but German thrash metal legends KREATOR damn sure took their sweet time making a video for their ‘Pleasure to Kill.’ The track, featured on the same-named album that was released way back in 1986, only got a video this week… over 30 years after the song was first heard!
Directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz and Rafal Szermanowicz, the long-awaited ‘Pleasure to Kill’ music video is inspired by gory slasher films from the time period in which the song was recorded, and it was whipped up due to the recent re-release of the album and three others from the KREATOR library: “Endless Pain,” “Pleasure To Kill,” “Terrible Certainty” and “Extreme Aggression,” all remastered and available now.
The premise? An attractive young woman meets a murderous madman, of course!
“I came up with the idea to add a trashy storyline that captures the vibe of the year 1986,” frontman Mille Petrozza explains. “The album concept was loosely based on a fake documentary called Faces of Death, and everyone in the band was a big fan of early slasher movies made by directors like Hershel Gordon Lewis, Lucio Fulci, and Tobe Hooper. This is our tribute to the glorious times of that genre.”
Check out the decades-in-the-making video below!