SpiritWorld drop cinematic new video for The Bringer Of Light: "John Ford meets ’70s horror"

Watch SpiritWorld's new video for The Bringer Of Light, taken from their upcoming album Pagan Rhythms.

SpiritWorld drop cinematic new video for The Bringer Of Light: "John Ford meets ’70s horror"
Emily Carter

Ahead of the release of November's Pagan Rhythms album, death-westerners (their words) SpiritWorld have just shared an epic new video for The Bringer Of Light.

Says band mastermind Stu Folsom of the ambitious new video: "The film for The Bringer Of Light has been a long time in the making. The director, Todd Hailstone, and I met in high school. He roadied on my first band's first tour and we lived together at the infamous Hammer Lane junkyard squat when we were young, dirt poor and wild as fuck. It was incredible to reconnect artistically after all these years and hand the reins over to someone that I have spent hours punishing with my plans for the fiction and film sides of the SpiritWorld project.

"I asked Todd to come up with a treatment that would introduce the world to the characters of [my book] Godlessness and Pagan Rhythms, on a budget that should barely cover another tired 'band in warehouse headbanging' video, and he was able to completely nail the John Ford meets ’70s horror vibe anyway! I am so thankful to all of the talented actors and crew that helped create this video, it turned out super cool and I can't wait for people to check it out!"

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Of Pagan Rhythms as a whole, Stu explains, "It’s about trying to write killer songs and craft a classic record. With Pagan Rhythms, I set out to distill my love of thrash, old school death metal, and hardcore into something new that would hit like a tomahawk right in the face. When I first started telling people about this idea, I had to merge Western imagery, horror fiction, and heavy metal into an all-out sonic assault, it seemed ridiculous, but I truly believe that if you make great records people are a lot more willing to embrace your weirdness and come along for the ride."

Watch the video for The Bringer Of Light below:

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