It must be Heavy Metal Friday here at Dread Central! Hot on the heels of Creepy telling us about Anthrax’s new horror-themed video, we have one for “You Against You” from the equally hardcore band Slayer to share. It serves as a prequel to last year’s “Repentless,” and you’re sure to recognize more than a few of the names that helped put it together.
The carnage was directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III), produced by Felissa Rose, and co-produced by Harrison Smith (6 Degrees of Hell, Death House) and Christian Ackerman (Hell’s Belles, 2 Jennifer).
Here’s what Slayer has to say about the video:
In “You Against You,” vocalist Tom Araya screams, “Your perfect world is ending this day. So what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.” And so, from the very first frame, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood spewing, and the carnage begins and just never ends.
“You Against You” is the prequel to “Repentless,” Slayer’s brutal 2015 video filmed at an L.A. prison that has logged nearly 7.5 million YouTube views. Like “Repentless,” “You Against You” was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost (Hatchet III, All Superheroes Must Die) as Wyatt, the eyepatched rebel inmate, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt’s erroneous arrest and imprisonment. Slayer’s performance of “You Against You” was shot deep in the heart of California’s Mojave desert earlier this year in a graveyard of jets, airliners, and helicopters.
“After the ‘Repentless’ video,” said Araya, “BJ delivers with ‘You Against You.’ Fucking awesome!!!”
Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, is out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out “You Against You” below along with “Repentless” in case you missed it or just want to see how they fit together.