The Soft Pink Truth - "Black Metal" video

The Soft Pink Truth is a sort of conceptual pop project from Drew Daniel, one half of Matmos, and his new album Why Do The Heathen Rage is a collection of slippery electro covers of old black metal songs, a sort of paradigm-exploding investigation of what it’s like to be a gay fan of a strain of metal that can be virulently anti-gay. We’ve already posted the Soft Pink Truth’s cover of Venom’s genre-defining classic “Black Metal” (as well as a version of Sarcófago’s “Ready To Fuck” with Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner singing). And below, you can check out director Max Eilbacher’s video for that “Black Metal” cover, which offers the you-don’t-see-this-everyday image of people vogueing in corpsepaint. NSFW for fake dicks. Watch it below.


(via Decibel, where you can also read a fascinating interview with Daniel)

Why Do The Heathen Rage is out 6/17 on Thrill Jockey.

Comments (1)
  1. I love this. Love, love, love this. When I was a kid Venom was the ultimate in verboten music. As I hit my 20′s I looked back in shame at my earlier heavy metal leanings. Now that I’m pushing 50 and badass bands like Deafheaven are out there I wear my black metal past like a badge of honor. Although it’s a complete re-invention of the song I feel the honesty in this cut. It’s not a jokey thing.

    Nice work.

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