Doomy Alternative Metal band Antirope (Munich, Germany) just premiered a new music video and single entitled “Beautiful Liar“. The band have also announced the availability of pre-orders for their upcoming full-length album Amnesia which is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2023. The music video was directed by Patrick Fleischer. Listen to Beautiful Liar on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, or Amazon Music and watch the video via YouTube below:
“The original version of Beautiful Liar was a pretty fast alternative rock song,” says lead vocalist and guitarist Slaven Stokic. “It wasn’t until Patrick had the idea to really slow the song down that it became what it is now; a pretty heavy, dark and raw song. For the video, one of the first questions we asked ourselves was how we could capture and isolate the heaviness and darkness that we always feel when we play this song, so we filmed each of us in complete isolation during the performance. A lot of close-ups and the fact that the video is in black and white help enhance the vibe even more. It’s minimalistic, and you can see that each band member sincerely feels the heartbeat of the song. We shot the video in the recording room of studio 6.0, where we also recorded the album, so everything felt very natural and familiar. The video was shot by Patrick Fleischer. His understanding of light is amazing, and he was able to capture all the emotions that everyone felt at a certain moment. The fact that we all know each other so well and are really good friends made the whole process even easier.” Guitarist Patrick Fleischer continues, “As our debut was recorded live, I wanted the first single to represent the band. I wanted to make a pure performance video, without effects, without great locations that distract from the band, just black walls, light and the band. The goal was to make an authentic video that shows how the band performs, to capture the sound and the image…heavy, dark, depressive but also hopeful.”
The new debut album by Antirope is entitled Amnesia. The explosive debut release contains eleven emotional songs, and it is scheduled for release on June 30, 2023. Amnesia runs deep and goes hard, tapping into our emotions with beautiful cruelty and authentic heaviness. It is an honest record, a burst of anti-trend, representing the polarity of life in all its aesthetic doom and poetic subtlety. The album is not so much a statement; however, as it is an unfolding narrative, full of passion, peril, climax, and epiphany. It catalogues a journey. It is the story of us. Since the instruments were recorded live, there is an immediacy to this record that vibrates the ribcage. Not since early Led Zeppelin have listeners heard the glorious echo and ring of the cymbals like mysterious sirens coupled with the crunch and pound of the rhythm guitars and the bass, as if Antirope were playing ten feet away from us, shaking the windows, rattling the floorboards, and bumping pictures off the mantle. As for the vocal performance, we have a heartfelt tenor sound produced so close-in that it binds with our breath and the beat of our blood.
Spoiler alert: This album is an experience, coming full throttle, no detours, aimed straight for the ear, the head, the heart, and the center of your soul.
Pre-order / Pre-save Amnesia at https://ffm.to/antamn
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Amnesia (LP) – 2023
Slaven Stokic (vocals, guitar), Patrick Fleischer (guitar, background vocals), Julie Fleischer (bass, background vocals), Tobias Schauseil (drums)