Rhode Island’s doom metal trio PILGRIM has launched a new video for “Paladin”, taken from their 2014 album “II: Void Worship”. Directed by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Venture Brothers), “Paladin” can be viewed now at MetalInjection.net.
PILGRIM‘s Jon “The Wizard” Rossi (guitar and vocals) comments: “We feel so lucky to have gotten to work with Jon Schnepp. He was amazing and fun to work with. We have always been huge Metalocalypse fans so it was a dream come true to add that show’s style and art to our music. It truly is an honor.
We shot the video about a year and a half ago, and since then we’ve been waiting eagerly and impatiently to see its release. We are more than happy with the end results and, quite frankly, pretty shocked – it’s really far out.”
Director Jon Schnepp adds: “Making the music video ‘Paladin’ for Pilgrim has been a blast! The band was totally down with me taking a literal D&D visual approach, and letting it get crazy! Rossi and the entire band performed incredibly in dual roles, as the Wizard and the Paladin, with great backgrounds by Sam Shearon, and special effects makeup by Cig Neutron and Rannie Rodil as the Demoness. I’m very excited for the rest of the world to experience ‘Paladin’ by Pilgrim!”
Jon Schnepp is an American Writer/Producer/Director/Host/Entertainer living and working in Hollywood, California. He has directed such popular cult media as Metalocalypse, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Venture Brothers, The ABCs of Death, Marvel’s Black Panther, and directed music videos for bands like Dethklok, Exodus, and Pilgrim. Jon has been a host on the popular award winning web series “Collider Movie Talk” for the past three years, also hosting “Collider Heroes, Collider Movie Talk”, and his own show “Sweaty Nerds”. He recently released the feature film documentary he wrote, co-produced and directed “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?” to much critical acclaim, scoring 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. You can get the film by going to: tdoslwh.com
Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by Mike Moebius and centered on tales of swords and sorcery, PILGRIM‘s “II: Void Worship” is a frighteningly crushing exercise in pure, sonic doom. Each of its eight tracks ebb and flow into frenzied climaxes, while fading into sweet audio depressions – all molding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisted spires of shadowy doom metal epics. Put simply, PILGRIM‘s sophomore full-length is “one of 2014′s most satisfying drams of doom” (Spin.com). To preview and purchase “II: Void Worship”, please visit: metalblade.com/pilgrim