David Knight - 11th Oct 2012

Shane Davey returns to directing music videos after a hiatus - coming back in gore-drenched style for metal supergroup Axewound's Exochrist.

That girl casting spells in the Satanist pentagram is asking for trouble and it duly arrives - in the form of a succubus from Hell, gallons of blood, and a fair amount of flesh-eating, all excellently shot by Sara Deane, with a propulsive edit by Vid Price and a sumptuous grade by Aubrey Woodiwiss.

"I was buried in my second feature script when I got the call about a metal supergroup," says Shane. "I hadn't shot a video in six months and was enjoying the break but the lure of Axewound was too great.

"I'd previously shot Matt (guitar & vocals) in his other band Bullet For My Valentine's video Bittersweet Memories (and was chuffed to hear they regard it as their best video), Joe (bass) had been in Rise To Remain and I'd shot two successful videos for them last year, and Jason the drummer also drums for Pitchshifter whose tune Hidden Agenda I love and have had on my ipod gym playlist for years, so it was impossible not to get involved.

"I submitted a fun treatment featuring blood, guts and painted backdrop of hell. The label said yes, yes, yes and to forget about TV. I got my favourite team involved, along with Will (freelance producer), two girls & one priest, and then we had some fun shooting in Halliford. During the edit Vid reigned us back in and balanced out all the elements as only he can, then we polished it off with an awesome Aubrey grade. It is definitely Not Safe For Work and probably Not Safe For Church either."

Watch 'Axewound 'Exochrist' by Shane Davey' here

Credits

DirectorShane Davey
ProducerWilliam Borthwick @ Face Films
EditorVid Price
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss
CastAnita & Lyvia @ Spirit Models
CommissionerSony Music
CommissionerRaw Power Management

David Knight - 11th Oct 2012

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