Saving Abel – “Mystify”
According to KeyJ.com, Saving Abel is a platinum-selling southern rock band and they shot their latest video (summer 2013) in Abilene. As the video plays, you can see the chimney stacks and the mesquite trees that dot the landscape about the old fort site.
Saving Able are no stranger to Abilene, so when they brought the Rock 4 Revival Tour (with Art of Dying) to town they decided to go ahead and film their next video for the song “Mystify”.
While they were here, director extraordinaire, Davo (Sevendust, Butcher Babies) began to scout out locations to shoot the video and ended up picking Fort Phantom Hill.
“This was the weirdest music video I’ve ever shot. We had two days off on tour, hangin’ in Abilene, Texas. Had a blast at Pain’s house for some awesome BBQ, by the way…Mmm. So we found this spot called Fort Phantom Hill, way out in the sticks, some old Army outpost I was told. We simply took the tour bus over there at 5am, woke the band up, Chris French and I shot the whole thing in about two hours as the sun came up. No one got bit by a rattlesnake or a scorpion and we pulled it off without a hitch. I mean, we had nothing out there, the playback we used for the band was a makeshift tailgating cooler/CD player someone had loaned us. It was magic. Ha. Enjoy the video and thanks Abilene! – Davo”
Saving Abel’s official video release for “Mystify”, from the 2013 EP, “Crack’n The Safe”. Directed by Davo at MusicMediaGroup.tv , shot on the road in Abilene, TX at Fort Phantom Hill. 2nd Camera by Chris French
From the Saving Abel Wikipedia page:
Saving Abel is an American rock music group from Corinth, Mississippi, who were started in 2004 by Jared Weeks and Jason Null. The band title is from the ancient biblical story of Cain and Abel, that is about a brother who killed his own brother. Band member Jason Null thought up the band title saying “I Googled the story of Cain and Abel and found a line about ‘there was no saving Abel,’ which just jumped out at me.”
The band’s latest single, Mystify, (shot at Fort Phantom Hill while the band was on the road) is available for download on their website.