THE 3RD ATTEMPT reveal second part of track by track concept video

It’s been well over two months since THE 3RD ATTEMPT promised that the second instalment of their track-by-track concept video would appear within days of the December release on Dark Essence Records of their second full-length album “Egocidal Path”. The two-part video was intended to give a very personal insight into frontman and lyricist Ødemark’s emotionally charged, and highly personal lyrics, with the first part describing the first four tracks on the album, and the second highlighting the last four tracks.

The 3rd Attempt

The 3rd Attempt

Unfortunately, a series of problems and mishaps caused the second part to be delayed until now, because, as Ødemark explains, “Everything went fucking wrong. It really did. Every single step of the creation of this two-part video was hit by either technical issues, a computer breakdown, lack of time, and of course, the inevitable noob mistake. It could be said that the whole process was a series of disasters, but perhaps that’s why I couldn’t be more proud of the final outcome.

“This has been my first video creation ever, I had a vision and the motivation, and in order to make it happen I began learning all the technical stuff there is to learn about every aspect of video making (animation, recording, lights, editing, post production, encoding etc ..) Add to this the fact that I had 0 Budget, so all the costs came from my already empty pocket. But anyway, if there is no money, it has to be replaced by ingenuity and knowledge, and I wouldn’t let anybody interfere with it or give me a hand. I was set on proving I could do it all myself – and I did!”.

The 3RD ATTEMPT was formed by former CARPATHIAN FOREST guitarists Tchort (GREEN CARNATION) and BloodPervertor (OPUS FORGOTTEN) and, aside from Ødemark on vocals, the band’s lineup is completed by Tybalt (FORTID, DEN SAAKALDTE) on drums. “Egocidal Path” is the follow up to the band’s 2015 debut album “Born in Thorns”, and, with it, according to Tchort, the 3RD ATTEMPT took a “huge leap towards the true sound and identity of the band. While our debut album “Born in Thorns” represented the CARPATHIAN FOREST era of our song writing, “Egocidal Path” is a newly written album that is more aggressive, tighter, and in-your-face. It also showcases the fantastic drumming skills of Tybalt (FORTID, DEN SAAKALDTE) and the vocal range and creativity of Ødemark

The 3rd Attempt - Egocidal Path

The 3rd Attempt – Egocidal Path

Ødemark himself explains what he sought to achieve with the two concept videos: “I wanted to give a visual context to our music, and, at the same time, give as much of an insight into the thinking behind the lyrics without it being a written explanation that nobody bothers to read anyway. This lead me to creating what you are now seeing. Yes, I do give a general idea of what each song is about, but I don’t set out to explain the lyrics line by line, I want those who are interested to discover things for themselves.

As regards the visual content, I decided to create a two completely different scenarios. WIth the first video, I wanted to convey the sense of chaos associated with the self-destructive lifestyle aspect of Black & Roll, and to do this I had to adopt a “0 tolerance for political correctness”. So if the mere sight of the naked human body or drugs offends you in any way, if you do not want to see the whole of what life involves without getting “offended”, well, this one is not for you. Life is, what life is, with or without your personal approval. With its hints at decadence and personal corrosion, the first video contains a lot more symbolism. The barbed wire and the pain is real though, and people can decide for themselves what it all means.

For the second Video, I wanted something radically different, I didn’t want people to have to drink twice from the same cup. I needed to create a more realistic scenario as I wanted to depict depression, madness, confusion, mysticism, and make it more personal. I almost went too far with the cutting in the last scene, it all ended up with a pool of blood behind the scenes – too much adrenaline, jeeze!”

The 3rd Attempt

The 3rd Attempt

Video: RAMPART performs new song at Wacken Open Air 2017

Video footage of RAMPART’s new song „Napalm Stars” performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air in Germany can be seen below. The song is from the upcoming in 2018 fifth album of the band “WWII: Memories for the Future”.

Rampart

Rampart

“Napalm Stars” is in fond memory of the bombing of Dresden by the Allies in February 1945 that took place during the Second World War in the European Theater. Around 25,000 people were killed, although larger casualty figures have been claimed. For reducing Dresden to ashes was invented and used for the first time napalm.

Rampart

Rampart

„No doubt an undisputed high point in Metal in 2017 was the Wacken Open Air. A festival full of extremes: huge crowds, rain and mud, new friends, long roads, and us in between all this craziness”, comments the vocalist Maria Diese.

RAMPART are planning a DVD from their performance at Wacken Open Air 2017.

8 M/S presents new video

Bulgarian Angercore/Deathcore band 8 M/S presents their new video for the song “i!i”. The clip is done by Chavdar Dimitrov and John Rusev (50th Rock).

The song will a part of the forthcoming band’s album named “Individualist”,  with release date in the beginning of 2018.

8 m/s

8 m/s

YUVIGI: new video and single from the upcoming album “From Black”

Bulgarian Progressive Metal band YUVIGI presented new single and video. The song “From Black” is part of the third full-length album with the same name, winch will be released on November 23, 2017.

“From Black” is recorded in studio Balkanji, guest vocalist is Ivan Ivanov (VELIAN). The album comes as a continuation of the “Come What May” EP, and the band itself defines it as the darkest of the quartet’s work.

Yuvigi - From Black

Yuvigi – From Black

Yuvigi - Bulgarian Progressive Metal

Yuvigi

EUFOBIA: new video to “Graveyard” song

Bulgarian Death’n’Roll band EUFOBIA revealed new video to the song “Graveyard”. Operator and director again is Val Volegna from 12Ko., worked on the last two video clips of the band as well. The track is part of the self-titled album “Eufobia”, released by Wizard music company, at the end of last year.

Currently, the band is working on material for new album, and in mid-November will perform two concerts in Cluj and Bucharest as a support to PRIMORDIAL.

Eufobia

Eufobia

INNERSPHERE released a new single „Black Forest“

Melodic Death Metal band INNERSPHERE from Czech Republic released a new official single „Black Forest“. It is a first sample from the upcoming full-lenght concept album „Amnesia“, which is planned to be released in Spring 2018.

„Black Forest is the very first official videoclip of INNERSPHERE, so we tried to make it as good as possible. Recording, cut and postproduction was made by Václav „Zlo“ Svoboda, casting by Milan Janků (Mystery Art Productions). Story was led by the song lyrics, which also defined location of the clip – a rocks and a forest. Recording took place at Ostrá Hůrka near Pilsen (Czech Republic) – very interesting place which perfectly suits the mood of the song.“ – says Míra Litomerický.

InnerSphere

InnerSphere

PITCH BLACK PROCESS: First ever video “I Hate You” from 2003 debuts online

Turkish metallers PITCH BLACK PROCESS (aka PBP) released their debut album “One Reality” in 2003, and now, nearly 15 years later, the band’s first ever official video “I Hate You”, taken from the debut album, gets today its premiering online.

Comments the band: “Here it is; our very first official video, “I Hate You”, which is taken from our debut album “One Reality” released in 2003. Some very old vaults opened and the video has surfaced for the first time in almost 15 years since the release of the album. It is more than ten years since even we last saw it. So, we hope you will enjoy it!”

Pitch Black Process 2003

Pitch Black Process 2003

PITCH BLACK PROCESS frontman Emrah Demirel adds: “It may seem strange that we have unleashed this old video now, but even though the sound is not so good, the music is not so “original” and the production isn’t good either, but we wanted to post this video anyway. Lets call it “the progress of these last 15 years”! This is what we were and where we came from.”

Pitch Black Process

Pitch Black Process

PITCH BLACK PROCESS (formerly known as AFFLICTION) was formed in 1999. Their first two albums “One Reality” (out in May 2003) and “Execution is Necessary” (released in July 2007) got very good response nationwide and also from abroad. In November 2009 they hit the road for their first European tour playing over 20 gigs (beeing the longest tour which any Turkish band had ever made abroad until then), followed up by the 18-shows European tour with WARBRINGER, in February 2010. Before the tour with WARBRINGER, PITCH BLACK PROCESS signed a sponsorship deal with one of the most well-known guitar companies in the world, PRS, which was another ‘debut’ for Turkey. None of any Turkish bands had signed a sponsorship agreement with such a big brand in music industry. The 3rd album “Hand of God?” was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK, etc) at Dugout Studios, came out in June 2013. In September 2013, PITCH BLACK PROCESS played on main stage at the 82nd Izmir International Fair, being the first ever metal band to play on the fair’s history. In 2015, PITCH BLACK PROCESS became part of EVH and Fender. In November 2015 the band returned to Dugout Studios to record their 4th album, “Derin” which was released in December 2016, in Turkey on Atlantis Yapim/EMP Label Group and on Ellefson Music Productions/SPV in Europe.

Watch the video “Into the Void / Derinlere”, taken from the album “Derin”:

ANONYME revealed their first video

Bulgarian Alternative Metal band ANONYME presents their first video“Room 365” in the web. For the production are responsible Georgi Spirov and Hristo Zanev from 40 DAYS LATER. The song was recorded in Pepinio Records, Pernikoff Home Studio and Drum Studio. The mixing and mastering are done by Jim Siou.