It's finally released - the music video I made for Strigoi was released yesterday on YouTube and has struck up nearly 10,000 views in 1 day. Which is ace news, and it's (luckily) had a wonderful reception from fans of the band.
The debut album called 'Abandon All Faith' is out on November 22nd through Nuclear Blast Records
The band features members of UK doom metal pioneers Paradise Lost and is fronted by Greg Mackintosh.
I've posted a fair bit about this project generally with lots of trailers as they've been released, so I hope folk get to see it and be suitably appalled :)
It’s an extremely unsettling and an incredibly symbolic abstract story about birth, death and re-birth.
It’s has an other worldly feel about it - not only for it’s no-dialogue but also for its scratchy, distorted and disconnected sound track. Which for me is half of the appeal of this film.
It’s unlike anything I had seen before, when the band introduced it to me a couple of years ago on another project.
Although, it does remind me of the artist Jan Svankmajers’ animated work, especially his adaptation of Alice which utilised disjointed soundtracks which have a diy earthy lofi feel to them to help create a sense of fantasy and disconnect from real life.
It works amazingly well for that, but I hope these kind of visuals work just as well for the music here.
Enjoy and thanks for watching, @ashtv