Knoxville deathcore brutalizers Whitechapel will release their next record The Valley on March 29th. To give us a taste of the insanity to come, the band dropped an epic video for “When a Demon Defiles a Witch” that tells the story of a woman driven to madness and even suicide by an insidious, demonic old man, only to be pulled back from the brink of death so she can suffer over and over.
The video starts out with the blood-covered heroine kneeling in front of a fire with a distraught, exhausted look on her face. As she peers up, she realizes she’s staring directly into the demon’s eyes, and the scene flashes back to her committing suicide by a gun to the head, with the sadistic elder never leaving her alone. She continues to relive her worst moments over and over, as the shot flashes back to her alone in a kitchen squeezing broken glass in her hardened fist and screaming in endless agony.
Another scene shows the witch drowning in an outdoor tub, peacefully resigned to her underwater death. Again though, she’s yanked back to life by the restless ghoul who stirs the water into a frothing red foam while she’s gripped by terror and life once more in an eternal dance between the earthly realm and the afterlife.
These cyclical rituals continue, culminating in a visceral cutting scene in which the tortured woman smears out a satanic sigil with her own blood, much to the delight of the demon. Her suffering unbound, the scene ends the same way it begins in front of the fire, her face showing the effects of existing too long in her own personal hell.