Exclusive Video Premiere: Brand of Sacrifice, “Charlotte”


Brand of Sacrifice had a helluva 2019, snagging the opening slot on Summer Slaughter and springboarding that experience into even more touring, all of which accomplished the band’s goal of wrecking venues and turning heads, significantly increasing their profile in the death metal world. That’s exactly how they drew it up and how things are supposed to progress for hard-working bands, right?

Fittingly, then, the band’s new video for “Charlotte” — from their 2019 album, God Hand — is a live clip that showcases the devastation the band doled out to audiences on a nightly basis. Speaking on the song, the video, and the particular night it was filmed, vocalist Kyle Anderson tells MetalSucks:

“’Charlotte’ is one of my personal favorite vocal performances on God Hand. It’s one of our more traditionally structured songs, resembling metal titans such as Lamb of God or In Flames in its overall form, but I still think our most brutal elements shine through — perhaps even more so. The rise and fall of a traditional song structure actually lends itself to the ups and downs faced by the song’s main subject, Charlotte, from the manga Berserk. Her relationship with (and dedication to) antagonist Griffith is hard to stomach, as he leaves her and mortality behind. There’s an irony in the fact that the devotion is all too human, while he is anything but, which made this a compelling story to tell.

“This video was shot at a sold-out show at Montreal’s Théâtre Fairmount on our tour with Shadow of Intent, Inferi and Signs of the Swarm. The energy was insane in the room that day, so we knew we had to film it.”

“Hopefully the intense edits (courtesy of StayGoulden) make up for that intangible force that’s hard to capture and allows the video to accurately portray our live show. Better yet, come see us next time!”

Have a look below! God Hand is out now via Unique Leader; order here.

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