Swedish medieval metallers APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA have released a video for the album track, “Theatre of War,” which is culled from their The End is Nigh release on Despotz Records. The band has teamed with US based website MIRP for the premiere of the video, which can be seen here.
The video was directed and edited by the band members themselves, using a multitude of photographers, including, Ida Long, Michael Larsson, Catja Ström, Jonas Hammar and Erik Larsson, with projected animations by Mio Dal from designavdal.se.
Regarding the video, the band collectively says, “War. The ultimate madness of the human race. Few things have shaped history as much. Imagine the horror of the peasant soldier, forced by a callous sovereign to march into battle. Bodies and limbs of those fallen strewn on the ground, a veritable feast for the carrion birds circling above . The survivors forever mentally scarred. A rain starts to fall. There is no glory in war.”
On February 16, 2018, APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA will make their first German festival appearance at Frostfeuernächte in Heidesee, near Berlin.
“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”
– Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)