German thrash metallers of Destruction presents a new video for ”Betrayal”, song taken from the band’s new album Born To Perish, which will be out via Nuclear Blast records on August 9th.
Director Achilleas Gatsopoulos comments on the “Betrayal” clip: It was my honor to be entrusted by such a historic band to create a fresh visual aesthetic for their new album.
It was important for me to strip things down and start with the basic raw and powerful visual elements that derive from their trademark logo: sharp angular shapes, high contrast and a monochromatic color palette of red, black and white.
Inspired by Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece ‘Suspiria‘ as well as by the existential portraits of Francis Bacon and mythology, we create a dark tableaus of archetypal forms of betrayal: two-faced/deceit, back-stabbing, infidelity, garden of eden, wartime snitch and we close with none other than the iconic kiss of Judas.
It was an immense pleasure to work with the guys and I am really looking forward to next time. ‘Til then, enjoy the audiovisual onslaught that is ‘Betrayal’.
Says Schmier: This is maybe my fave song from the new album ’cause of its classic thrash feel and the very catchy chorus. Randy is all guns blazing here and Mike and Damir have an awesome solo battle!
We all have our experience with ‘Betrayal’ and wanted an emotional, atmospheric and different video!