Suburban Chicago metal band Lupara, is set to make their national television debut for their music video, “No Pity on the Ants”. The video features an un-masked Mick Thompson, the lead guitarist for the Grammy winning band, Slipknot. The video will be presented tonight on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball (TV-14) at 9 p.m. CT.
The band filmed their music video over a two day period with director, Frankie Nasso of FM Entertainment. Nasso has directed music videos for Mudvayne, Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy.
“No Pity on the Ants” is crafted to be a gruesome tale of a sadistic killer (Mick) who tortures his victims in his home and then kills them in the woods. The concept was collaborated by both Nasso and Lupara.
The first day’s shoot took place in Round Lake Park where Nasso, Lupara and Mick from Slipknot filmed the storyline of the video with the actors, extras, props as well as the indoor & outdoor footage. The second day was spent at a warehouse in Elk Grove Village for their performance scene.
Jeremy Wagner, the guitarist of Lupara, has been friends with Mick for years and they both have a mutual admiration for each other’s music. Once the music video treatment was confirmed and the perfect director was hired – they contacted Mick to see if he would be interested in appearing in the video. He agreed!
Mick made the drive from Slipknot’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa to the Chicago ‘burbs to contribute to this video. Wagner says, “Mick is so intimidating and scary in the video… it’s great. He’s a perfect psychopath.” The band is grateful to have had Mick on board with this video.
Lupara has been together for over three years and got their name from the novels The Godfather and The Sicilian. In both novels the lupara is mentioned as being the primary weapon of the Mafioso soldiers in Sicily. The lupara is an extremely powerful and deadly weapon. “No Pity on the Ants” is an extremely powerful and deadly video.
Warning: Some might find this video to be offensive.
Watch Video: Lupara – No Pity on the Ants
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