To celebrate the reissue their 2017 debut full-length album, The Gravity Of Fall, Pacific Northwestern death metal phenoms Vintersea give us a haunting new video, “The Holy Procession”. Filmed at a historic church the band is working to restore, “The Holy Procession” is a prime example of the band’s unique approach to a fusion of majestic progressive metal, harsh blackened death and post-metal greatness.
Frontwoman Avienne commented of this track and the new video for it: “”The Holy Procession” is the first song we wrote as a band, and the last song on The Gravity of Fall album for which we made a music video. We wanted to produce a video that captured the magic in the room when we first wrote that song. All the stops were pulled to make this video in terms of dramatism and performance from both the band and actors in the video. We are happy to show how much we have matured in both our performances and video production quality. “The Holy Procession” has been a band- and fan-favorite off our debut album, and we are proud to release a music video for it as an accompaniment to the re-issue.”
Bassist and videographer, Karl Whinnery, adds: “Ah, “The Holy Procession”. This was the video that got away from us on the initial album cycle. We had a killer story drafted but then shifted gears to the new album, Illuminated. I came into the band after the first album was released and ‘The Holy Procession’ was my favorite track. When M-Theory Audio said that they were interested in reissuing the first album I got excited that we could go back and revisit some of the songs. Everyone jumped on ‘The Holy Procession’ – fastest YES ever! We revamped the screenplay to fit within our filming timeline but one of our frequent collaborates, Freddy Heath, was unavailable. Thankfully we enlisted help – everyone in the band took a turn manning cameras – which is a first. My brother Josh helped film and build our church wall. This video was tricky – our initial filming dates were cancelled due to the biblical fires that hit Oregon and choked our skies. Some of the outdoor shots were before the air quality went off the rails and everything had a red overtone. We decided to incorporate that into the video as an undercurrent theme. On a more positive note – we were lucky enough to film at a beautiful turn-of-the-century church in Albany, Oregon. A group is working hard to move it to a new location and make it a community, event, and music center. You can see their progress and help their mission at albanycumberland.org!”
Overall, Vintersea is on a well earned upward trajectory, with the band bursting out of the Pacific Northwest underground and earning nationwide acclaim. M-Theory Audio will shine a brighter light on the “The Gravity of Fall” with a limited-edition double-LP release that will spread Vintersea’s initial full-length blast of sonic power – as well as their debut five-track 2014 EP, “Constellations” – across four sides of blackened wax.
A CD reissue featuring expanded artwork and the “Constellations” material as downloadable bonus tracks will also be offered. Both formats will be released this Friday (Oct. 16) and are available now for pre-order HERE.
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