California doom metallers Black Cobra have released the music video for their song “The Crimson Blade” and you can check out the unique, sinister video right here. This is the first official video to be released off their 2011-released Invernal LP.
This video was conceived and constructed by the band themselves and director Greg Downing (Glitter Wizard, Buffalo Tooth). It was filmed in three days for absolutely no money. The plot portrays the concept of the song, following one man as he devolves to a previous state of humanity and resorts to cannibalism in a post-apocalyptic world. During the filming of the gory visual depiction, actor Landon Bates actually ended up accidentally cutting himself multiple times, with actual wounds fueling some of the bloody scenes.
Members of the band stated: “The video’s concept was a collaboration between director Greg Downing and ourselves. We were familiar with his work in the bands Glitter Wizard and Buffalo Tooth and he was enthusiastic about working with us as well. In general, it’s about isolation, paranoia and desperation. The utter darkness also gives it an overall feel of confusion. We’re really stoked on how it came together.”