Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Swedish death metal band Vampire to bring you the exclusive music video premiere of “The Fen”! The video, which was directed by Daniel Garptoft, tells the story of several malicious children who blindfold a young girl and take her deep into the woods to torture and ultimately kill her. However, things don’t end the way they expect…
Singer Hand of Doom states:
Working with Daniel Garptoft for the first Vampire video certainly fleshed out the aesthetics already in place on our 2014 album. We wanted something that gives off a classic horror film vibe, and that resonates with the recurring style of ‘Scandinavian Gothic’ present in much Swedish horror and thriller fiction from recent years.
The video for ‘The Fen’ elaborates loosely on the content of the song lyrics, but also does a good job at accentuating the moods of the music. To us in the band, it refreshes one of our favorite tracks off the album, and reinforces the status of a popular live song as an essential aspect of the Vampire experience.
I am proud to say that with the release of Daniel Garptoft’s ‘The Fen’, the Vampire logo not only stands for hair-raising music. This broadens our horizon and raises the bar for future projects.
With strong influences of Village Of The Damned, The Wicker Man, and Evil Dead, this video is 100% up any horror fan’s alley, so be sure to give this a watch!
Director Garptoft states:
The video for ’The Fen’ is where old school horror goes hand in hand with an evil soundtrack of old school death metal. Influenced by Italian horror and classics like ‘The Bad Seed’, it portrays a gang of awkward children with sinister plans in an eerie nature setting. Our goal was to put together something that isn’t your average metal video, but something else. A horror short seemed to be the perfect match to a band like Vampire that dwells anonymously away from the light.