"Emptiness Unobstructed", the new video from Seattle metallers NEVERMORE, can be viewed below (courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com). The clip, which was filmed during the band's May 18, 2010 concert at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England, was directed by Nigel Crane, who helmed PARADISE LOST's "The Rise Of Denial" video last year for Century Media Records.
Commented NEVERMORE vocalist Warrel Dane: "Working with director Nigel Crane was a great experience.
"We spent a day walking around the white cliffs in Dover the day before the London show and we couldn't possibly be happier with the end result.
"The live part was shot at the O2 Academy Islington in London and we only performed the song twice that night so we had to make these takes count, so we went all out.
"It was pretty amazing that most of the audience knew all of the words even though we were a number of days away from the album's release.
"Thanks for checking this out and we hope you enjoy it."
"Emptiness Unobstructed" comes off NEVERMORE's new album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy", which has registered the following first-week chart positions:
Germany - #13
Austria - #34
Switzerland - #40
Netherlands - #69 (Dutch Alternative Chart - #10)
Belgium - #87
Denmark - #91
"The Obsidian Conspiracy" is available in the following formats:
* Regular 10 song edition
* Limited-edition digipack featuring the cover song "Temptation" (originally done by THE TEA PARTY)
* iTunes version featuring the cover song "Crystal Ship" (originally done by THE DOORS).
* LP version with a bonus 7" featuring the cover songs "Temptation" and "Crystal Ship"
* Limited-edition, import-only box set only available at CM Distro in North America
The limited box set edition features the two cover versions — "The Crystal Ship" and "Temptation" — and a bonus "Play The Guitar Like Jeff Loomis" disc containing '"Your Poison Throne" and "The Obsidian Conspiracy" play-along videos and guitar tabs for both songs.
"The Obsidian Conspiracy" track listing:
01. The Termination Proclamation
02. Your Poison Throne
03. Moonrise (Through Mirrors Of Death)
04. And The Maiden Spoke
05. Emptiness Unobstructed
06. The Blue Marble And The New Soul
07. Without Morals
08. The Day You Built The Wall
09. She Comes In Colors
10. The Obsidian Conspiracy
11. Crystal Ship (THE DOORS cover; bonus track)
12. Temptation (THE TEA PARTY cover; bonus track)
NEVERMORE has tapped a "very talented" Hungarian guitar player by the name of Attila Voros to play second guitar on the band's current tour.
The drum tracks for "The Obsidian Conspiracy" were completed in the group's hometown of Seattle with SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers, who previously worked with Warrel Dane on the singer's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine". Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD) once again handled mixing duties. The captivating and dynamic cover art was created by the great Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA) .
NEVERMORE will embark on its first North American headlining tour in almost three years this fall. The trek, which kicks off on September 23 and runs through November 5, will also feature WARBRINGER, MUTINY WITHIN and HATESPHERE in the support slots.
All tickets are on sale exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until June 19 at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.
There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available which gets fans early entry before doors for a pre-show NEVERMORE meet-and-greet.