With today’s premiere of “Pride in Prejudice,” Slayer has completed its Repentless music video trilogy, which began last year in September and was conceived and directed by BJ McDonnell (Hatchet III).
The first video, also titled “Repentless,” introduced us to Wyatt, the eyepatched rebel inmate portrayed by Jason Trost (Hatchet III, All Superheroes Must Die), and a host of nefarious prisoners. “You Against You,” the second video in the trilogy, served as a prequel, telling the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt’s erroneous arrest and imprisonment.
Now it’s time for the conclusion, “Pride in Prejudice,” filmed in the mountains of Wrightwood, CA.
“I’m particularly excited about this third video,” said McDonnell, “because we played with stylistic differences with the trilogy. Where one video plays like an action film, this third one is more of a dramatic piece. The final story takes us into a world that is especially sinister in tone, with the dark and the light colliding. The conclusion is visually cinematic and harsh, with Slayer conducting us through it all with ‘Pride in Prejudice.'”
“It was a pleasure working with BJ on this project,” said Slayer’s Kerry King. “Slayer is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc. By doing this, we get a completely unique perspective that never really strays far from our own. Get ready for video three. It’s my favorite!!”
Here are the full credits: Directed by BJ McDonnell; produced by Felissa Rose; edited by Ed Marx and Andrea Porter. Director of Photography was Eric Leach with Tony Gardner/Alterian FX providing Special FX Makeup.
Along with Trost, “Pride in Prejudice” stars Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), Caroline Williams (Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Hatchett III), and Richard Speight, Jr. (“CSI,” “Jericho,” “Supernatural”).
Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album, is out now worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the first two videos below in case you missed them.