BILL & PHIL's Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House Of 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects etc.) and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) was released earlier this year.
The curious pair recently unleashed the hilarious visual accompaniment to the track "Dirty Eye," a twisted puppet show/music video directed by filmmaker, Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions. Today Decibel Magazine offers up some behind-the-scenes footage of the eclectic clip documenting the making of the magnetic eyeball monster, the detailed costuming of the Bill and Phil characters, the creation of the Christmas scene, the swamp concert and so much more alongside the final production.
Notes director Ryan Oliver of the clip, "As a three-year alumni of Housecore Horror Fest, it was a special honor to make a video for BILL & PHIL. My crew and I had a lot of fun making this bizarre puppet show over the past winter/spring. This opportunity came right on the heels of our last Housecore video for [Housecore labelmates] Child Bite's 'Vermin Mentality.' Though different, I think they complement each other quite well. Once again, we were trusted to do what we wanted creatively and in the end, it seemed best to follow Bill Moseley's lyrical cues and try to interpret them in an entertaining fashion. We're pretty pleased with the turnout and hope it lives up to the uniquely wild music on this record."
Produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan (Down, SYK, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound, BILL & PHIL's Songs Of Darkness And Despair includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and Jose "Blue" Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on percussion.