September 11, 2015


Slayer's "Repentless" Video Is a Gory Prison Horror Story

Today, Slayer unleashed their 12th studio album, Repentless, which gets a boost of promotion via an insane-yet-deep new music video for the LP's title track. 

Watch "Repentless" above; it acts out a horrid prison nightmare where one prisoner gets loose and lets free all his inmates. That inspires a killing spree between the convicts and the guards. Look out for cameos from Machete actor Danny Trejo, who stabs a few guards in the midst of all the chaos. 

Among the gory prison scenes, frontman/bassist Tom Araya leads the Slayer shredders in the prison yard as more orange uniform–wearing cons mosh around them, at one point leading to the S.W.A.T. team showing up

But the visual has a deeper meaning past full-on shock value. Araya told Rolling Stone:

"We're telling the story that we've always told about society and how humans treat each other. It can get pretty violent. It can get pretty stupid. But that's OK. That's human nature."

"Jailhouse Rock" this most definitely is not.