I could’ve sworn I’d written about these guys before. Arizona-based rockers Powered Wig Machine have been in touch a couple times over the last two years, first with their EP, Bearded Goddess, and then about the recording of the forthcoming LP, Supa-Collider, but I can’t seem to find anything on the site, even in the unpublished drafts. There was one mention of them in a press release for Southwest Terror Fest last year, but that’s it.
Nothing like the present to make up for lost time, I guess. It helps too that the clip for “At the Helm of Hades” is a pro job all the way through, with a narrative, special effects and of course, some quality heavy rock and roll. The four-piece ride a Clutch-style groove pretty hard in the clip, but as you can see, they come out of it with plenty of personality of their own. Video and PR wire info follow. Enjoy:
Powered Wig Machine, “At the Helm of Hades” official video
POWERED WIG MACHINE RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO
“At The Helm Hades” Filmed As Movie Short
Arizona borderland fuzz-slingers Powered Wig Machine have released a new music video for the song “At The Helm of Hades” off their upcoming album release “Supa-Collider.” The video, filmed in the legendary old western town of Tombstone, Az, is a high flying hat nod to 70’s car chases and sci-fi westerns. The storyboard in the video is based off the outline of the
unfinished graphic novel written by frontman Wayne Rudell. “I really wanted to do something different for this video. I wanted to make short film more than a video.” The video was edited and directed by the aspiring ASU film student Greg Scott Daniel Rubner.
The video’s production and casting were done by PWM’s bass player Joey Rudell. “To get some of the great shots we needed for the video we needed some serious help.” Nathan Nazeck with Prodigy Video was the man for the job, So we flew long-time friend of the band in from Ohio to handle all the videography. “It was awesome to watch Nathan and Greg work. The outcome of the video was more than I could have ever expected.”
So if you got a spare 5 mins and you are partial to fuzz, muscle cars, worm-holes, or westerns then “At The Helm of Hades” is sure to be right up your alley. Oh and remember the best things about videos…if you like them share the shit out of them!
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