Opeth Reveal New Video For “Era”
24th January 2017, 10:15
Posted by Tristan

Well Sorceress certainly did usher in a new “era” with Opeth

Releasing their brilliant and personal favourite record of 2016 Sorceress, Opeth have unveiled their brand new video for the Prog Rock masterpiece that is “Era“. In typical Akerfeldtian manner the Opeth main man had the following to say : 

“I have to say our involvement in the making of the ”Era” video was so minimal we can’t take credit either for or against its brilliance. We did 3D scans of our bodies (clothed) in Munich during the last European tour. I remember everyone’s extremely tired and probably slightly hungover. The director just placed us in a ice-cold room and then scanned us with something that looked like a flashing hairdryer. Done! We’ve done our part for the video. Next! During the process of finishing the piece it got clear to me that it really works with the song. That’s something I was involved in actually, picking the song. It’s extremely difficult. Which song to choose? How do I know what works best for this format? Well, I don’t. I picked a song from the record that has a strong chorus. Slightly old school way of thinking I guess, but ultimately it didn’t matter all that much to me. The video is nice. I dig it. It’s slightly on the pretentious side, but hey, works for me! And like I said, it really works with the overall vibe of the song. Lyrically and musically and definitely emotionally.”

It warrants a watch definitely as the fantastic Markus Hofko directed the video itself, something that matches the track in its brilliance! It’s some serious vintage Prog Rock madness right there!