Video Premiere: SLAYER's 'Pride In Prejudice'

September 6, 2016

SLAYER's video for the song "Pride In Prejudice" can be seen below. The clip was directed by BJ McDonnell, who previously worked with SLAYER on the "Repentless" and "You Against You" videos.

"I'm particularly excited about this third video," said McDonnell, "because we played with stylistic differences with the trilogy. Where one video plays like an action film, this third one is more of a dramatic piece.

"The final story takes us into a world that is especially sinister in tone, with the dark and the light colliding. The conclusion is visually cinematic and harsh, with SLAYER conducting us through it all with 'Pride In Prejudice'."

Added SLAYER guitarist Kerry King: "It was a pleasure working with BJ on this project.

"SLAYER is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc. By doing this we get a completely unique perspective that never really strays far from our own.

"Get ready for video three. It's my favorite!!"

"Pride In Prejudice" was the last song that King put together musically for the band's latest album, last year's "Repentless". "There were like six or eight other songs already done with keeper drums, keeper guitars, and keeper bass," he told ARTISTdirect. "There were no leads or vocals because I had just gotten done writing music. 'Pride' was the last one I made up that actually made the record. I was going to save that for the next record, because I was just done working at that point. Tom [Araya, vocals] wanted to work on it and I said, 'Sure, man, knock yourself out.' He basically did the vocals on his own."

He continued: "That clean intro, I was just waiting for Paul [Bostaph, drums] to come back inside. I think he was outside on the phone at rehearsal. I was just dicking around on guitar playing that clean part. He asked, 'What's that?' I said, 'I don't know. I just made it up.' That's how simple things become SLAYER songs. It's 'remember it, record it on something, and come back to it.' That song's 'BLACK SABBATH heavy.' That's what I call it, because it's just heavy as fuck."

"Tom had most of those lyrics for 20 years," he added. "I remember he wrote them for 'Divine Intervention'. They never panned out. They show up here on this song. Yeah, it's a new record, but that shit's twenty years old."

"Repentless" was released on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "World Painted Blood" was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA, DEFTONES and SOUNDGARDEN. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with Tom Araya and Kerry King.

"Repentless" debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 50,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 17, 2015.

SLAYER's seven-week North American tour with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL will kick off in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the continent.

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