Watch Warbeast’s Music Video/18-Minute Horror Film For “Hitchhiker”

Warbeast have premiered a new music video/horror film for their song “Hitchhiker.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Enter The Arena,“ and the clip features a guest appearance from Ed Neal (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”).“Enter The Arena“ is the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt said the following:

“I’ve actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. So after we knew for sure that we were going to include a song called “Hitchhiker” on the new Warbeast album. Obviously the timing was right to make this old idea become a new reality.

The lyrics for the song are based on Ed’s character from the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But this short film/music video is not related to that movie plot in any way. This is really just a silly script and a band having fun working on our final project together. Ed was a complete professional and great to work with… and we are excited to have him starring in this. But like I said… this film isn’t to be taken serious… so I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it.

Thanks to Michael Huebner and 12 Pound Productions for doing a great job filming and editing this video. I also got to give a shout-out to Lee Russell and Gas Monkey Live for allowing us to film the music portion of this film there.”

[via Metal Injection]

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Warbeast Premiere New Song “Punishment For Gluttony”

Warbeast have premiered a new song titled “Punishment For Gluttony,” via Revolver. This song is from their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Corbitt said the following:

“To me this song is vintage Texas thrash and defines what Warbeast is all about … pure aggression and adrenaline from start to finish. For the lyrics, I envisioned a guy like Tony Montana, who does everything in life to the extreme. So much so that he becomes his own worst enemy.

There are some actual lines in this song directly from the movie Scarface that some of you will probably catch. Luckily before I had to retire we performed this song live several times … and it always got a good reaction from the crowd. So I’m really excited that the rest of the world is finally able to hear it.”

Watch Footage Of Warbeast Performing With Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast played their final show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14, and were joined by guest vocalists Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch). You can see some footage from the concert below. The band are retiring as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis, and their final album “Enter The Arena” will be available on August 4.


Warbeast Premiere New Song “Maze Of The Minotaur”

Warbeast have premiered a new song titled “Maze Of The Minotaur,” via Decibel. This song is from their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Scott Shelby said the following:

“I wanted write in a different mode than we normally do; some more mid-paced and slower breakdowns mixed with thrash,. So this happened to really stand out as a notable song. I’m also proud to break out my version of Tony Iommi leads from the Born Again era on this track. Then of course I gave it to Bruce and he roped it off with the crazy story of the ‘Maze Of The Minotaur.’”

Corbitt added:

“My favorite subjects to write about are obviously about horror, psychos, medieval times, and Greek mythology. I’ve wanted to write a song about the Minotaur for years. As soon as I heard the music Shelby came up with, I knew this was the one to capture the atmosphere. The chorus part of the music pretty much spoke to me and I could hear it actually saying the lyrics. That’s when you know it’s going to be a special song.”

Warbeast To Release Final Album “Enter The Arena” In August

Warbeast have announced that their new album “Enter The Arena“ will be released on August 4. This will be the band’s final album, due to them disbanding as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt said the following:

“We recorded ‘Enter The Arena‘ exactly a decade after we formed Warbeast. The nucleus and founding members of this band [guitarist Scott Shelby, drummer Joey Gonzalez, and Corbitt] provided the essential veteran leadership that was vital for us to reach our goal of creating our magnum opus.

The three of us also contributed our unique individual styles to guarantee that we still sound like Warbeast. But with the addition of our two newest members – guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud – who I call the ‘Youngbloods,’ it was like adding a breath-of-fresh-air to our chemistry. We definitely sound like a well-oiled-machine on this album. So get prepared for the upcoming onslaught of pure, fresh, and quintessential Texas thrash!”

“Enter The Arena” Track Listing:

01. “Centuries Of Poisoned Soil”
02. “Punishment For Gluttony”
03. “Orchestration Of Violence”
04. “Maze Of The Minotaur”
05. “Hitchhiker”
06. “Chemicals Consuming”
07. “Enter The Arena”
08. “The Scalping”
09. “Conjuration With The Devil”
10. “Ancient Hate”

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More To Sing For Warbeast At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast have revealed that Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch) will handle vocal duties during their farewell show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14. This news comes after Bruce Corbitt recently played his final show with the band due to his esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt commented:

“For our FINAL Warbeast Show ever… we are ecstatic that our lifelong friend, brother, label owner and producer Philip Anselmo will be singing the bulk of the Warbeast songs that night. It was a no-brainer when it came to who I wanted to be on that stage with my bandmates in my place that night during our final set ever.

Since I can’t do it… I still wanted this band to have the best possible ending. Luckily he’s happily agreed to come to Texas and send this band out with a bang.

It was Philip that gave this band life… and it will be a treat for our fans to witness a true metal legend sing both old and brand new Warbeast songs. This is what I call an appropriate perfect ending for this band… considering the unfortunate circumstances we’ve been dealt. I love you like a brother Philip!!!

Also, Warbeast plans to premiere our new music video for our song “Hitchhiker” that night. The song is obviously based on Edwin Neal’s character from Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Ed will also be appearing in this new music video too. Much to my surprise… Ed told me that wanted to sing this song about his alter-ego for me that night. That is just too damn cool… so I obviously said, “HELL YES!!”

Even Philip thought this was like coming full-circle for me… pointing out how Rigor Mortis and our crew was kind of like our own TCM family back in the 80s. We were even promoted by Capitol Records as the Texas Chain Saw Massacre of Metal. Now here we are 30 years later and Ed is going to be singing with one of my bands. I’m freaking out on this too!

It also made perfect sense for us to include the man that is the reason Warbeast even exists in the first place. 11 years ago we put together Texas Metal Alliance to help Wayne after his near-fatal motorcycle accident. The band eventually evolved into Warbeast… and the rest is history. So we wanted Wayne to be part of this… and he’s going to sing a classic old Warbeast song and also a one of the new ones. His new killer band Life Of Scars is also playing that night as well. Thanks Wayne for everything brother!!

Another cool thing is that everyone attending this show will be able to buy our new Warbeast album “Enter The Arena” three weeks before it’s released everywhere else!! The actual street release date is early August… so if you want it early… you need to be at this show!!

Finally…. many of my close friends involved in putting all of this together have insisted that this show will also be a benefit show to help me and my Wife Jeanna Corbitt. Our gratefulness for this gracious gesture can’t be put into words. We are again shocked at the love and support we are receiving during this hard time in our lives. We’ve been told that the $10 admission will all go towards our medical bills in my fight to beat cancer. UNBELIEVABLE!!

So all of that right there will make this one of the biggest nights of the year for our D/FW Metal Family!”