Nanowar of Steel’s Uranus video — featuring Steel Panther’s Michael Starr — is full of double entendres. The video for the track from the Napalm Records (www.napalmrecordsamerica.com) artists is set in a science lab, where technicians crunch data from throughout the galaxy, ultimately concluding that Uranus is the most appealing planet to probe.
According to director Paolo Cellammare, the project was very ambitious, featuring five members of the band, six dancers and eight crew members. The project was shot in 4K using two Sony FS7 cameras and Zeiss CP2 cinema lenses. A drone was also used to capture aerial footage and had to content with strong winds in the high desert.
“Many things went wrong, as usual, and all our troubleshooting skills were used to make it happen,” recalls Cellammare. “Now that our PTSD has been overcome, we can truly say that we are very proud of what we accomplished."
The track, which incorporates The Bee Gee’s "Staying Alive" melody, is off the band’s re-issued parody album "Stairway To Valhalla", which is now on vinyl. The album also features the songs "Another Drill In The Wall", "Ironmonger" and "The Call Of Cthulhu".
Claudio Manca handled the edit.