Neil Fallon cuts a convincing mad-scientist figure in the video for "X-Ray Visions," the first track released from Clutch's upcoming 11th studio album Psychic Warfare. "It was method acting, I guess," he tells Billboard with a chuckle.
Nobody's expecting an Academy Award -- or even a Video Music Award -- for the clip, which premieres below exclusively on Billboard.com. But Fallon says director Dan Winter did get the heavy-rocking Maryland quartet to emote a bit more on screen than it has before. "We're not a band that's at all comfortable acting in a video. That's probably the most acting we've ever done in a video," Fallon says. "We're very comfortable with Dan; we've known him since 1993, really, but we feel most comfortable when we have our instruments in our hands. It's really his brainchild and he kind of made it up as he want along. The song has a very kind of specific narrative to it, with very specific things that happen, and the lyrics aren't particularly vague. I think Dan latched onto that by taking it as a springboard to one very literal interpretation and then to more vague ideas."