Oakland, CA masters of heavy High on Fire have unleashed an animated music video for the track “The Black Plot,” off their latest album Luminiferous. Created by Skinner and Hey Beautiful Jerk, and debuted on Adult Swim, the video is a psychedelic fantasy trip, featuring an epic intergalactic battle between warriors and a slew of horned monsters, cyclopes and skeleton dudes. Skinner comments:
“I wanted to make an animated short film with Hey Beautiful Jerk, I just didn’t know how completely crazy it would get. At first I thought we should do a real simple story with action fights to wear down the timing a little bit. But then I thought, fuck it, here’s a super complicated story with a million characters and it’s off the wall crazy and shit. Wanna do it?”
The team of Mark Szumski and Gina Niespodziani add:
“This has definitely been the most challenging and the most rewarding project in the history of Hey Beautiful Jerk. Creatively, we did not make many concessions and we really pushed ourselves to see how far we could take this thing. It worked.”
Check out the video below, and catch High on Fire on tour in North America with Sweden’s Meshuggah this fall. Find the tour dates here.