WHIPLASH: Video For Re-Recorded Version Of 'Walk The Plank'

May 26, 2014

"Walk The Plank", the new video from veteran New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH, can be seen at this location. The clip was shot on May 25, 2013 at the Del Putas Fest ("Festival Of Whores") at the Teatro al Aire Libre Carlos Vieco amphitheater in Medellin, Colombia. Filmed and edited by Medellin videographer Juan Molina, of Juanchope Studios, it features concert footage and a montage of scenes from the event.

"Walk The Plank" is a re-recording of the song that originally appeared on WHIPLASH's 1987 album "Ticket To Mayhem". Produced by Tony Portaro, the new version of the track was laid down by guitarist and vocalist Portaro, bassist Dank DeLong and drummer Dan Foord, and mixed and mastered by Kostadin "Mozart" Kamcev at Mozart Studio in Clifton, New Jersey.

According to Portaro, "The majority of the WHIPLASH followers of today were not even born in 1984 when WHIPLASH began. Considering today's production technology and the continued interest that some of our older material still generates, Dan, Dank and I decided to re-record and release a few of the thrash classics that we regularly perform at our live shows." Foord agreed with the approach WHIPLASH took in the studio, saying: "Great to re-record drums to a classic thrash tune. Straight to tape the way it should be done." DeLong noted, "Recording with Tony and Dan is like an amazing adventure. That combined with Kosta's knowledge and state of the art implements of destruction, it is an honor to put my spin on classic WHIPLASH tunes."

WHIPLASH plans to make the re-recordings available on CD in the near future.

Another WHIPLASH classic from "Ticket To Mayhem", "The Burning Of Atlanta", is the soundtrack on the opening sequence of the 2014 Sundance film "Hellion", written and directed by Kat Candler. Starring "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul and actress/musician Juliette Lewis ("Natural Born Killers", JULIETTE AND THE LICKS) this heavy metal-themed drama centers around the extreme sport of motocross.

"Hellion" will receive a U.S. theatrical release on June 13 and will be available on VOD and iTunes.

You can watch the opening scene of "Hellion" featuring "The Burning Of Atlanta" below.

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