As many of our current friends, business partners and clients, the band Tulsa Doom first came in contact with us via other projects where they were curious and motivated to play some of our bearded, fur wearing, axe swinging barbarian raiders, and as they themselves declared their band’s style to be of a „Barbarian-Trash-Metal“ kind, well, one thing lead to another and we ended up producing their first professional music video in a self-humorous homage to Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian.
Shot entirely in one winter day, in a recreated stone circle in the forest of Upper Austria’s countryside the band, their close friends and some of our Noricum-seasoned actors battle it out, from dusk till dawn, sparely clad or topless, all in freezing temperatures.
Structurally the video is held in three layers, the first, the narrator’s as typical in Conan films and also with the classic, yet slightly adapted introduction verses, second the main storyline, held simply enough as a sacrificial ritual by barbarian tribes, a fight and escape of two prisoners.
Intercut with the two layers is the band, who are acting in the story as the barbarian captors, underscoring in a metal fashion – screaming and head-banging in the darkness lit only by waving torch fires.
As the band members’ characters are brought back to life by an unholy ritual at the story’s end, one might also interpret their undead corpses’ last purpose was to perform a metal gig.