A Beastwood Film, beastwood.de
Produced by Pixeleye Interactive, pixeleye.de
Directed, filmed and edited by Dirk Behlau, thepixeleye.com
Client: Century Media Records, centurymedia.com
Reactivated Seattle metal band, Sanctuary, have released the video to their track, Frozen, The track comes off their upcoming album, The Year The Sun Died, the video was and filmed in Germany with director, Dirk Behlau. You can view the video on YouTube here: youtu.be/r_IrbeZfJII
Guitarist, Lenny Rutledge comments:
"This video shoot was a blast. The location was an abandoned coal mine processing plant near Essen Germany. You can see many bizarre birdcage size baskets hanging from the ceiling. There were thousands of them. We were told that they were some type of “laundry management devices”. They appear as something much more creepy and ominous in my opinion. Almost as if they were some sort of medieval torture devices. The entire building seemed to have a very haunting vibe."
The Year The Sun Died, the first Sanctuary album in 25 years, has been met with worldwide critical acclaim. Decibel Magazine (USA) proclaims "You want powerful, progressive thrash metal? You’ll find it here" 8 out of 10 stars. Aardshock Magazine (NL) put the band on the cover proclaiming them the comeback of the year. The band also appeared on the cover of Germany’s Rock Hard with the number 1 album that month.
Sanctuary was formed in Seattle in 1985, they released two studio albums on Epic Records, Refuge Denied in 1987 and Into the Mirror Black in 1989. Worldwide touring with the likes of Megadeth, Warlock, Fates Warning and Death Angel, just to name a few, followed each album. Singer, Warrel Dane’s, sky high vocals combined with guitarist, Lenny Rutledge’s more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated Sanctuary from the throes of metal bands struggling to get noticed as at the time. Simply put, Sanctuary offered something fresh sounding in the muddled world of ‘80s thrash.
SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane – Vocals
Lenny Rutledge – Guitars
Jim Sheppard – Bass
Dave Budbill – Drums
Brad Hull - Guitars