CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX: zweites Video vom neuen Progressive Dark Rock Album “Ellengæst”

Die Progressive Dark Rock-Band CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX hat mit “Lost” einen zweiten und bewegenden Video-Clip von ihrem neuen Album „Ellengæst“ veröffentlicht.

Mastermind Justin Greaves meint zum Song: “As the quote goes from Belinda’s lyrics “The dangerous nature of an ignorant mind, the final fall for mankind”. This line stands out to represent our feelings on the subject of global and human decline.

Generally people know more of what happens in the world than they’re willing to face, instead they turn away and choose to ignore things that are uncomfortable or inconvenient. Well, we’d like to invite those people to be aware and maybe get some fucking empathy!

As for the song itself, Belinda really took the bull by the horns and wrote some of her best lyrics ever, and her delivery is perfect, along with Vincent who adds his powerful voice to the song. You can hear both voices with genuine emotions.

And the video. What can I say? Guilherme has blown us away with his visuals again. Working with the brief, he understood what we were wanting to put across and obviously connected with it as his video is perfect. It is brutal, sad, thought provoking and kind a tragically beautiful. Personally, I think if you don’t feel any reaction to this video then your dead inside.

It is time to wake the fuck up. It is not about politics or religion or profit. It is about ethics, empathy, and integrity for social and global issues. We are all responsible.”

Zuvor ist mit “Cry of Love” scheon ein erster Video-Clip vom kommenden Album „Ellengæst“ erschienen.

“The songs are a collection of thoughts and feelings which all relate to how we exist in the world but also it’s about crossing into the other dimensions, how we all have spirits and demons, how we can be strong and also weak. How we miss loved ones and also lament the human race“, erklärt Justin Greaves (Ex-IRON MONKEY, Ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD).

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX ist das erste Album der Briten ohne männlichen Sänger und Keyboarder. Nicht zuletzt deshalb ließ Justin Greaves sein musikalisches Netzwerk wirken, um eine Reihe von Gast-Musikern für die Aufnahmen zu gewinnen. “It’s been such a pleasure to work with some very fine friends on this album, lending their amazing vocal talents to give life to some music. It was important to us to do something meaningful, only inviting friends who we or I have connection with.” Demzufolge sind auf dem neuen Album Vincent Cavanagh (ANATHEMA), Jonathan Hulten (TRIBULATION), Kristian Espedal (GAAHLS WYRD, Ex-GORGOROTH), Ryan Patterson und Suzie Stapleton zu hören.

Fixer Bestandteil der Band sind dagegen Sängerin Belinda Kordic, Gitarrist Andy Taylor sowie Multi-Instrumentalistin Helen Stanley. Die Drums wurden von Ben Wilsker eingespielt.

„Ellengæst“ wurde im Chapel Studio in Lincolnshire aufgenommen und von Karl Daniel Lidén (u.a. für KATATONIA tätig) gemixt und gemastert. Das Cover-Artwork stammt von Thanasis Stratidakis.

Das neue Album von CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX wird am 9. Oktober 2020 via Season Of Mist erscheinen.

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX „Ellengæst“ Tracklist

1. House Of Fools (7:52)
2. Lost (8:11) (Video bei YouTube)
3. In The Night (8:38)
4. Cry Of Love (5:46) (Video bei YouTube)
5. Everything I Say (7:21)
6. (-) (1:51)
7. The Invisible Past (11:26)
8. She’s In Parties (3:51)