Chosen by Monk

The Uber Rock Approved stampWe continue to receive a veritable tsunami of video clips – another 150+ of them in the past week alone – being sent our way in a bid to be the latest recipient of the coveted title and virtual gong of being named our favourite…

Believe me, we do watch all of the submissions, and, apart from those which don’t meet our criteria – i.e., no lyric videos, no straight performance clips and no “playthroughs” – most of them are of an extremely high quality, but there can only ever be one winner… And, to that end, this week’s selection comes from Swiss djent metal crüe Mycelia, who take us deep into the world of cyberpunk with the eloquently titled clip for ‘Towards The Melting Library/The Librarian And The Flock Of Birds’.

The video is the first of a two-part music double feature which introduces the overarching storyline of the band’s new concept album ‘In A Late Country‘, due to be released via Eclipse Records on 16 September. The album tells the story of a  young man (Marvell) trying to find his lost girlfriend during a government-controlled evacuation programme to deal with an overpopulated post-apocalyptic city. ”Towards The Melting Library…’ picks up the story of the lead single, ‘The Beginning Of A Long Hangover‘, which set the stage  by revealing that Marvell. has been accused of murdering his girlfriend, resulting in him asking his friend Di Prisco for help to find out what really happened to her…

Drummer Marc Trummer told us a little more:

This video focuses on the friendship between protagonists Marvell and DiPrisco, as they search for the enigmatic Ava Kessler in a futuristic dystopia. Working with Theo [Benjamin – director] was an absolute blast: not only did we get to live out our childhood dreams of starring in an epic science fiction movie, but his artistic take on our album’s narrative gave us a whole new perspective on our own songs.

The shoot itself was a pretty intense experience, the highlight of which was definitely setting up an impromptu cyberpunk black market in a parking garage – while it felt like herding a bunch of cats at the time, we are really happy with the result.

Until next time, keep ‘er lit, keep ‘er between the hedges and keep on rockin’ and rollin’ with your favourite website \m/

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