Doomy Alternative Metal band Antirope (Munich, Germany) just premiered a new music video and single entitled “Dead Sun”. This is the second music video & single taken from their upcoming LP album Amnesia which will be released on June 30, 2023 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Fleischer (Lacrimas Profundere, Darkseed, Alev) at Studio 6.0, and the music video was directed by Patrick Fleischer. Stream the single on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music, and watch the music video via YouTube below:
“The reference to being ‘under a dead sun’ reflects a feeling of being trapped or stuck in a stagnant, lifeless state” says lead vocalist Slaven Stokic. “It signifies a sense of disconnect from dreams, aspirations or a higher purpose and resonates with the underlying emotions conveyed in the song. I think the visual elements of the video really enhance the emotional impact of the music. The video kind of invites you to engage with the theme of the song and connect with the idea of being trapped in a lifeless reality.” Guitarist Patrick Fleischer adds, “I had planned to create a completely different video where Slaven’s recordings from Iceland would be projected through his head filmed in the studio. However, when I captured Slaven’s lip-sync footage, I was impressed by his ‘psycho look’; he didn’t blink once throughout the entire take, and I was blown away. I decided to change the entire video concept, as this intense gaze conveys the mood of the song ‘Dead Sun’ so effectively, piercing right through you.”
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.
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Amnesia (LP) – 2023
Slaven Stokic (vocals, guitar), Patrick Fleischer (guitar, background vocals), Julie Fleischer (bass, background vocals), Tobias Schauseil (drums)