The Native American Film Institute will hold the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival on November 2-10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. The event will include a screening of Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT‘s “Native Blood” music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments, and will recognize Native media makers and talent via its American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show. The festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment.
For more information, visit Aifisf.com.
“Native Blood”, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy‘s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, California. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).
TESTAMENT recently wrapped a co-headlining North American tour with fellow American thrash metal greats ANTHRAX and Nuclear Blast labelmates DEATH ANGEL.
“Native Blood” comes off TESTAMENT‘s new album, “Dark Roots Of Earth”, which sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.
TESTAMENT‘s previous studio album, “The Formation of Damnation”, opened with 11,400 units back in May 2008 to debut at position No. 59.
“Dark Roots Of Earth” was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. The cover artwork for the effort (see below) was painted by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others.
Making of “Native Blood” video part 2:
Making of “Native Blood” video part 1:
“Native Blood” video: