This is the best concept ever! Combining doom metal with fantasy imagery and theme. Oh, it’s been done? Well, that doesn’t mean that Pilgrim‘s new for “The Paladin” isn’t awesome as hell. It doesn’t hurt that the trippy low-fi masterpiece was directed by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Venture Brothers).
Pilgrim’s Jon “The Wizard” Rossi (guitar and vocals) comments:
We feel so lucky to have gotten to work with Jon Schnepp. He was amazing and fun to work with. We have always been huge Metalocalypse fans so it was a dream come true to add that show’s style and art to our music. It truly is an honor.
We shot the video about a year and a half ago, and since then we’ve been waiting eagerly and impatiently to see its release. We are more than happy with the end results and, quite frankly, pretty shocked – it’s really far out.
Director Jon Schnepp adds:
Making the music video ‘Paladin’ for Pilgrim has been a blast! The band was totally down with me taking a literal D&D visual approach, and letting it get crazy! Rossi and the entire band performed incredibly in dual roles, as the Wizard and the Paladin, with great backgrounds by Sam Shearon, and special effects make-up by Cig Neutron and Rannie Rodil as the Demoness. I’m very excited for the rest of the world to experience ‘Paladin’ by Pilgrim!
“The Paladin” is contained on Pilgrim’s 2014 album II: Void Worship, which is available for purchase here. The album was recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by Mike Moebius and its eight tracks center on tales of swords and sorcery.
Rock Hard \m/