Link to buy it: Moteefe
The music video, directed by Roboshobo (Robert Schober), debuted on December 7, 2008, on Metallica’s official website and Yahoo! Video. The video, which does not feature the band, is an alternate history narrative done in grainy mockumentary style, depicting a sequence of fictional events following the historic 1908 Tunguska event, at which Soviet scientists discover spores of an extraterrestrial organism, a small harmless thing resembling an armored worm. Initially, in a video on the website Metclub.com, Kirk Hammett explained the origins of the video. Do you live on elm street because you’re a fucking nightmare mug He claimed to have bought the film from a fan for $5 in Russia and soon forgot about it. After digging it up and watching the animated film, he said that he was fascinated by it, researched about its background, and asked a friend’s Russian girlfriend to translate parts of it.
Do you live on elm street because you’re a fucking nightmare mug
Following this, Hammett had supposedly been trying to incorporate the film into one of the band’s music videos. However, as it was later revealed, Hammett’s story was a fake to produce hype about the video: the film was not made in Russia and Hammett did not actually buy it there. Rather, as the video’s director Roboshobo stated in an interview, the live action segments (including the ending) were specially shot to look like excerpts of old Russian documentary footage. The video bears similarities to the underground documentary Experiments in the Revival of Organisms, where animal experimentation to produce life extension is depicted.