Howard TV takes viewers on a Heavy Metal adventure with the airing of a NEW episode of the Behind The Scenes Show: The Making of Richard Christy's Music Video. Howard Stern Show on-air personality and segment Producer Richard Christy is also a well-known Heavy Metal speed drummer. Christy's band, Charred Walls of the Damned, chose his NEW song "Zerospan" to be the subject of the album's signature video. Fans will get a close-up look at the concept behind the video and how it all came together in this new Howard TV On Demand show airing until August 6, 2012*.
Cameras follow Richard and his production team as they shoot in upstate New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan's Washington Heights during a whirlwind two-day shoot. The video features complex horror scenes filled with special effects that show the lead character getting transformed into a "horribly mutated creature" because of an overload of technological stimulation (the theme of "Zerospan").
Weighing in with their reactions to the video from the show are Gary Dell'Abate, Robin Quivers and Howard Stern.
Richard Christy elaborates on the video's concept: "I'm so excited that fans will finally be able to see the 'Zerospan' video after many months of hard work!" He enthusiastically continues, "For fans of horror like myself, this video is the perfect mix of technological horror and all out brutality. The 'Zerospan' video is like a mini horror film and the story follows the lyrical subject matter perfectly and creates a haunting vision of a man absorbed by the world's ever growing technology. What it comes down to, though, is that it's pretty much just a kick ass Heavy Metal video! Big thanks to everyone who helped make this video awesome!"
"Zerospan" is from the band's latest album, 'Colds Winds On Timeless Days' (available now via Metal Blade Records). Christy had been hinting at a NEW video since November 2011, when the trailer was released. The lead actor in the video is Bryan Haeffele. The "Zerospan" video was directed and edited by Mike Schiff (director of CWOTD's previous 'Ghost Town' video) and Sean McEwan (Albino Farm) with special effects/make up by Brian Spears and Pete Gerner from G and S Effects (Stakeland).
For the Behind The Scenes Show: The Making of Richard Christy's Video, showrunners are Lee Gerowitz and Keith Fenimore. For Howard TV On Demand, Doug Z. Goodstein is Executive Producer and Mike Gange is Supervising Producer.
*Viewers interested in learning more about how to get Howard TV On Demand should go to www.howardtv.com.
Don't forget that Richard Christy-led Metal act, Charred Walls of the Damned, will be performing at one of the biggest music festivals of 2012: "Orion Music and More Fest". The fest, which will be held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ on June 23rd and 24th, will feature dozens of bands as well as a Billabong All Out Air Assault Surfing Expedition, Custom Car + Motorcycle Show, and much more. For more information on the festival, including the full line-up and Tickets, visit OrionMusicAndMore.com.
Charred Walls of the Damned's 'Cold Winds on Timeless Days' was released on October 11, 2011. The album, much like its self-titled predecessor, received heaps of praise from fans and press. Here is what Richard had to say about the bands second effort.
Orion Music and More
Charred Walls of the Damned on Metal Blade Records
Charred Walls of the Damned on Facebook
Charred Walls of the Damned on Twitter
Richard Christy's Official Site