“Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death”
Music Video Press Release
“Macabre, literate and shamelessly theatrical, there's real vision behind the Widow’s Bane’s, death-folk howl. Not to mention courage — a rare commodity lately in the local scene.”
— Jason Heller Westword Magazine
“Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death” will be The Widow’s Bane’s second full-length album released to date. It will be their first album recorded in a studio, as the previous recording took place in a garage. Despite it’s humble beginnings, the debut, self-titled album acquired critical acclaim in Colorado. Adam Perry of Denver’s Westword Magazine wrote, “The debut album from Boulder zombie folk-punkers, the Widow's Bane, is arresting and addictive. Mortimer Leech's love for harrowing old-time chanteys shines through (darkly) on this thirteen-song trip through death, un-death, debauchery and abuse.” Now, the seed that was planted by that first album has been germinating for three years. Meanwhile, the Widow’s Bane has continued to write, tour and record. Their new album is currently being mastered, and is slated for release in June 2013.
On March 24th, production will begin on a music video for the title track, “Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Only Death” in order to accompany and promote the new album. While the song itself is obviously controversial in some regards, its only intended purpose, besides entertainment, is to simply invite a dialogue on death; a topic which Governor Mortimer Leech believes to be lurking in the minds of most everyone, yet is seldom spoke of.
The story of the video will follow one newly dispatched bride beyond death and into the world between worlds. She will meet a questionable companion and dance with death, as the saying goes. The viewer will try to decide whether she’s in heaven or hell, and we will try our damnedest to leave that question unanswered. She will find herself at a beautiful masquerade ball, she will find herself alone in an abandoned factory, she will meet a handsome young man, and she will dance all night while fleeting zombies terrorize her from the shadows.
The script has been written, the cast has been chosen. The ballroom has been rented and the crew has been hired. However, in order for this video to reach its full potential, we will need to spend more money than we have. The Widow’s Bane has been primed to blow ever since their last album sent ripples across Colorado’s pristine music scene. Now is the time to send a shock wave across the globe. If you love ‘em, let ‘em know it. If you hate ‘em, help them to success, and they’ll go back to their own countries and leave you all well enough alone. Good day, and God bless.
- The Widow’s Bane