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Pain’s “Call Me” Video Proves That Peter Tägtgren Has Lost His Fucking Mind

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When I saw the “Praise Abort” video from Till Lindemann’s solo album, which was co-written and produced by Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren, I thought that the weirdness must have stemmed primarily from Lindemann. I mean, we all know Lindemann’s history and his love of bizarre sexual perversion. Meanwhile, Tägtgren fronts a melodeath band and produced a Celtic Frost album.

But I just watched the video for “Call Me,” the new song by Tägtgren’s hard rock side project, Pain, and man, either Lindemann rubbed off on Tägtgren, or the dude is a lot weirder than I thought. Because this video is like the cocaine-fueled nightmare of a mentally-ill venue owner who just saw Meet the Feebles.

In short, a fat pill-fueled manager sashays around while bizarre giant puppets of Pain (and Sabaton frontman Joakim Brodén) play music, get blowjobs, blow huge spoonfuls of yayo, and play riffy aggro metal to a crew of roiling nubiles being fed drugs by what appears to be the woman from Little Big. Meanwhile, the song is an epic hard rock anthem to shallow greed with a lyric from a Christina Aguilera song.

At first, I thought it was cheesy. Then I watched it again, and then again, and now I cannot stop watching this video or listening to this song. To quote Axl, “I’m fifteen seconds in and it’s basically the best music video I’ve ever seen.”

Watch “Call Me” below. Pain’s new album, Coming Home, drops September 9th via Nuclear Blast. God help us all.

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