Last Saturday was definitely a crazy action-packed day for Nassau Chainsaw and the Disgraceland Crew!! We originally had planned a music video shoot/going away party for our Canadian friend Kimmy--but when we were offered a last minute gig to fill in for Bile we said fuck it! ...And ended up doing both the video shoot and the show in one lonnnng-ass day!! It was totally worth it! We started the day off by gathering in the morning to film the first scene for our upcoming, self-produced, DIY music video for the song "Requip." Once this video drops, it will make it the 5th and final music video from the band's last release, the Disgraceland EP, which came out in late 2010. The EP has 5 songs, and featured a different lineup of the band, with Eddie Meekins on drums and Scuba Sammy on bass. Once the video for "Requip" comes out, we will have a video for every song on the EP! We decided to shoot this video for a couple different reasons... We wanted put something out for our fans in the meantime while we get ready to record and release our upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album later this year with our new lineup, consisting of Janitor Joe on second guitar and Jaimen KH on drums. We also wanted to test our skills in filming and producing our own music video without tons of professional help and the professional prices it takes to make a high quality heavy metal/hardcore video. We've acquired lots of new gear and equipment and want to put it to use! With that being said I take you back to the basement studio at Chainsaw Estates, where we began the shoot. Our good friend Doug Sakmann and Amanda Lazerus handled the camera duties, and RazoR plans to do the editing for the video. Doug S. was also the director for the shoot for "Behind Enemy Lines", was assisant director on the "Vomitorium" video and a huge shout-out goes to him for donating his time and amazing skills and for putting up with all of our crazy asses all day long! We packed everyone who showed up like sardines into the hot, sweaty, dusty, graffiti-covered dungeon, rolled the cameras, and rocked the fuck out! (Not with our cocks out though, sorry ladies!) We were going for a CBGB/ABC crazy punk show effect. Needless to say the basement was destroyed by the end of the session, with countless holes in the ceiling and walls, and tons of healthy dry-wall dust in all our lungs. Yummy! After the first scene was shot, we traveled to an undisclosed second location in Brooklyn for the next scene to be shot. Luckily, having a graffiti artist in the band has its advantages. Jaimen was able to bring the crew to a super-dope spot that was chill as hell, covered with graffiti, and hidden away from the outside world--a place where only bums, and graff writers go. We blasted our boom box and mobbed out, and rolled the cameras in a sick graff-covered beach-type cave. Special thanks to Mark Locke and Collin Cravenhoe, who flexed their immense fire breathing muscles for the shoot, looking more like dragons from the depths of hell than people! Also thanks to Kimmy too for breathing cute little fire balls as well. LOL. We were also able to pull off a dope guerrilla suspension and a brutal flesh-pull at the spot. Thanks to Ron and Mario for taking hooks and bleeding for the cause!! After briefly peeping the footage from the days shoot, we can assure everyone who participated that this is gonna be some seriously sick DIY shit fo' real! Concluding the day, we raced off to the gig in Long Island, arriving a little past midnight--with just enough time to unload the van/trailer, throw hooks, and get up on the freakin' stage! Kimmy suspended for the live set, since this will be the last time we will be seeing her for quite sometime. It was an unforgettable going-away performance. Good luck Kimmy! Also special shout-outs gotta go to Merk and Nightgrinder. You guys fuckin' rock! And how could we forget our beloved one and only Bathtub Eddie! He learned all the songs in 3 days and filled in on bass for the show. Thanks Eddie you make everything 10 times funnier!
Thanks To Stacy Smith for the awesome Photos!