The Single And Video Feature Special Guest Vocalist Spencer Charnas Of Ice Nine Kills
Just in time for Halloween, horror metal band First Jason, featuring Friday The 13th’s original “Jason Voorhees” Ari Lehman, has announced the release of its new video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mrXgtt2kUc) for their latest single “The Scapegoat.” Featuring special guest vocalist Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Lehman describes the track as a song that “depicts the times we live in.”
Specifically, Lehman says the single was inspired by a social media-obsessed society that is easily controlled by leaders and influencers whose mission is to simply to herd the masses.
“Video maestro James Callahan and his team at Camp Rattler’s visionary realization elevated one of our best songs to another dimension filled with symbolic imagery that revealed a powerful message for the times we live in,” Lehman said.
To do so, Director Callahan and Producer Kristin Rose shot the vignette on location at The Sanctum, a darkened former church that has been repurposed into a live music and event venue in Northeastern PA, to depict the dichotomy of light and darkness, power and weakness, and good versus evil that cascades throughout the song.
“Our vision from the onset, was a music video like none other that straddles the thin veil of the real world and the horrific,” said Callahan. “In the darkened former church, intense sunlight streamed through the original stained-glass windows, creating a surreal set for Ari to channel the spirit of ‘Jason’. Through music, he calls upon his followers through their cell phones and then ritualistically anoints them with blood on their white hockey masks. It was one of the most terrifyingly beautiful concepts we’ve created.”
“The Scapegoat” video follows the band’s hit 2021 release “The Price Of Peace,” which was also produced by Camp Rattler, and amassed over 30 thousand views on Instagram and 10 thousand views on YouTube in less than a week. According to Lehman and Callahan, “The Price Of Peace,” was “just the beginning” of their collaboration.
“The team Callahan leads at Camp Rattler always impresses us with their insight, enthusiasm, and stellar production,” said Lehman. “We are always absolutely thrilled with the results!”
Fans are encouraged to follow Camp Rattler’s You Tube channel at @Camprattler for updates and teasers.
“The Scapegoat” Featuring Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills is available at:
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ABOUT FIRST JASON
First Jason is the brainchild of Ari Lehman, who is best known for having played the first Jason Voorhees as a child in the iconic final Crystal Lake scenes in the Paramount horror film Friday the 13th. The band has independently released four albums: Jason is Watching! (2009), with Chuck Lescewicz “Nefarious” from Chicago death metal band Macabre playing bass, and Amit Shamir “Cleaver” from New York hardcore band Cro-Mags on drums, Heed My Warning, (2013), described by Uber Rock (UK) as “a brand of thinking man’s horror-themed rock,” To Be a Monster (2017), and their most popular album to-date LORD OF THE LAKE (2019) that contains the hits “KILL FOR MOTHER” and “VOORHEES IS THE NAME,” which both have videos up on YouTube.
Lehman has also composed, performed and recorded a number of soundtracks for independent films, including Alexia Anastasio’s critically-acclaimed, all-female Salome, and Vamp Films Vampire the Movie, which won the 2007 Rondo Award for Best Independent Feature.