Melbourne’s Coffin Wolf are premiering their latest spooky horror-themed film clip for “Blackout” through HEAVY on November 5.
It is a video guaranteed to chill you to the core, a sentiment shared by vocalist/guitarist Braiden Mann.
“It’s pretty creepy, hey?” he smiled with a wry grin on his face. “We started that little project through our lockdown isolation down here in Melbourne and I decided to get some of the creepiest horror movies that I could find and try and compile it into a film clip for that song. At one point I started to regret it because I was up until 3 in the morning meticulously going through the creepiest footage I could find and sometimes I scared the shit out of myself (laughs) but I think it came to a good product.”
With flashings of different imagery ranging from the macabre to the spooky to the downright terrifying, HEAVY asks if is there is a storyline to follow or is it just meant to be the stuff of nightmares?
“It’s just meant to scare the shit out of you,” Mann laughed. “The song topic is a bit different than the horror imagery that goes with it but the song sounds creepy enough so they go hand in hand.”
Musically “Blackout” explores refreshingly new territory for Coffin Wolf. While still sustaining that aggressive punk rock style there are also more subtle, dare we say, ambient moments throughout the song, a point Mann agrees with.
“It’s a little bit different vibe to what we’ve done in the past,” he nodded. “We changed it up a bit. On our latest record, we’ve still got a lot of the fast, punky stuff but we’re also bringing in some of the slower creepier material.”
In the full interview, Braiden talks about assembling the visuals for the clip, why the film clip is coming out now for a song that was initially released earlier this year, new material, living in isolation, a novel plan for releasing new music, the limited edition vinyl pressing of latest album Talk Amongst Yourselves and the unique material coursing through the vinyl plus more.