When it comes to bands in the horror genre, there aren’t very many out there that have had the longevity of Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space. A band that has consistently reinvented itself over time, the Vienna-based band have one of the most passionate fanbases around and are currently supporting their most recent release, All These Fiendish Things (read my Stereo Terror review here). And now the band has released their newest video for the song that I actually dubbed the ‘Killer Track’ in my review, “Night Flier.” In anticipation of the big reveal for the video, I was able to catch up with the band’s frontman, Dead ‘Richy’ Gein, who also directed the video, to discuss the video and the song behind it!
The Deadhouse: What was the inspiration behind the song itself?
Richy: The song is heavily inspired by 80’s soundtracks, the keyboard also resembles slightly on the sounds of Stranger Things and other ‘retro’ productions. The lyrics are basically about self-destructive behaviour/addiction, but wrapped around the story of the “Night Flier: – a vampire on the the prowl.
The Deadhouse: Did the film of the same name have any effect on the song?
Richy: Yes of course – I often use horror films that I like as inspiration but try to give the lyrics a secodn or even third meaning between the actual story. I often include a lot of personal stuff in my lyrics and cover them with ‘horror’ topics.
The Deadhouse: Who came up with the idea for the video?
Richy: It was all my idea, and it was also the first time I directed a BZFOS music video, but i could not have done it without our long time friend Martin Faltermeier and all the others in front of and behind the camera.
The Deadhouse: How do you feel the video came out in relation to your original idea for the video?
Richy: In the end it turned out very close to the vision that I had in mind – so I’m very happy with the result. Martin Faltermeier and his team did a great job (as always), in making my crazy ideas come true on screen.
The Deadhouse: How was the production process?
Richy: Very stressfull – cause the whole organisation fell on the sholders of Reverend Bloodbath and myself. Also, being the director caused a lot of extra stress for me, but I’m glad I did it. It was an awesome experience!
The Deadhouse: Anything else you’d like to share with the fans, whether in relation to the video or just in general?
Richy: ‘The opera isn’t over as long as someone keeps on singing!’
I’d like to thank Richy once again for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with me, and you can check out the video for “Night Flier” below!