We’ve teamed up with North Carolina dark rock band Bloody Hammers to premiere the video for “Blood”, which comes from their upcoming EP The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers. For this video, the band used footage from the 1922 Benjamin Christensen documentary/fiction horror film Häxan. The end result is a music video that marries the band’s sinister and immediate presence with deeply unsettling imagery.
Vocalist/guitarist/bassist Anders Manga tells Dread Central:
“Ultimately, the song is about the quest for freedom from oppression in any form. Many people blindly accept oppression simply because they were told to, or out of fear of retaliation from family or eternal damnation. Some never question it, because they don’t even realize they are being oppressed. If constant fear and threats prevent one from simply enjoying their life, then something needs to change.
The budget was a little tight on this EP so we turned to Häxan, one of our favorite movies of all time, for additional footage. I remember ages ago, renting a documentary on satanism and the occult (on VHS by the way) from a local mom & pop video store. It was just a dumb typical satanic panic 80’s style documentary, but they had footage from Häxan in it, which fascinated me. It wasn’t credited on the video so it took me a long time time to find out what it was from. When I learned it was made in 1922, I was shocked. The visuals were better than some of the effects I was seeing in modern movies.“
Check out the video below and make sure to pre-order The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers EP through Bandcamp.