"Cut Dem", the new video from the Welsh "ragga metal" act SKINDRED, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Tim Fox, who previously worked with the band on the "Warning" video.
"I've always wanted to see what Victorian London was like," vocalist Benji Webbe tells Kerrang.com, "so we thought it would be fun to make a video set in that period, with added zombies. The Victorian lifestyle really appealed to me; everyone was smartly dressed and drunk on gin. Total madness!"
He adds, "During the video, one of the dead bodies is full of black smoke which turns us all into raging zombie voodoo bastards! It's a pretty dark video but it was a lot of fun to make."
"Cut Dem" comes off SKINDRED's fourth album, "Union Black", which came out on April 25 via BMG/7pm Records. The CD was recorded at Britannia Row Studios in London with producer James Loughrey.
"I don't think I've been this happy with songs for years," bassist Dan Pugsley told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. I know everyone always says that, but I'm just so happy to be doing the album in the U.K. We've never actually recorded in the U.K. [before]. Working with a British producer, who knows the more British reference points we have, is great. American producers are all about American radio and how you fit into that; if you put something 'different' out, radio just won't play it. We've had more freedom to 'create' on this album. It's not like we're going to be doing self-indulgent, wacky things, just stuff that people thought wouldn't work on American radio that we're not trying out and it's working! The drum 'n' bass thing, the dancehall thing we're embracing all the things that make us different."
Regarding the new album title, singer Benji Webbe previously said, "'Union Black' is a celebration of the diversity of the U.K. We're all from different backgrounds, but there are so many of us here on this little island from the Commonwealth and beyond we're all kindred spirits of old Blighty. And it's 'black' because when you mix every color together, you get black!"