Video: Motionless in White- “Abigail”

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM (PST)

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Motionless in White release “Abigail” to the world today. Taken from their full length debut album “Creatures” on Fearless Records, the song and video is a nod to the historical figure Abigail Williams, who was one of the first girls to accuse people of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Motionless in White released two EPs prior to this album, “The Whorror” in 2006 and “When Love Met Destruction” in 2009. Most of the themes and lyrics for “Creatures” are based on historic murders and horror movies, and have references to Jack the Ripper, Edward Scissorhands, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Click here to view the video for “Abigail” and read singer Chris ‘Motionless’ Ceruli’s comments on the shoot.

Singer Chris Ceruli described the performances in the video as “intense,” which is an understatement considering images of a preacher giving bloody kisses and a sexually abused young girl marking her assailant for death.
According to Ceruli, the massive sound production for the shoot was disrupting another filming in progress, for a movie starring Justin Timberlake. “They tried to get us to shut down, but ended up sending a [production assistant] upstairs with a walkie so we could shoot in between their shots,” Ceruli recalled in laughter.

“Apparently they were doing a very expensive, very ’emotional’ part of the movie and could hear our performance outside. It’s funny to think that our music video was potentially halting production and ruining a major motion picture.”

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