Santa Cruz, California tech-death masters DECREPIT BIRTH recently filmed a video for the song "The Resonance" with director Ann Christin "Anki" Rihm, a former VJ/producer for MTV Norway's "Headbangers Ball". Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.
Commented the band: "We had a blast shooting late into the night, deep in the dark of the Mojave desert! The director, Anki, had a great vision of what she wanted to do.
"We had a chance to preview some of the footage, and we couldn't be more pleased with what we saw! It was about time for us to do a video and we are glad we had such awesome conditions to shoot our first."
Rihm added: "DECREPIT BIRTH is no ordinary death metal band and my goal was to capture that.
"I chose to build the set in an as natural environment/setting as possible and put much effort into how to light the set to give the video the exact look and feeling I wanted. My main focus was to make it seem as organic and natural as possible but keeping an developing change that turns into a very massive final look.
"The video was shot for 12 hours straight in the desert three hours outside L.A.
"The guys were incredibly easy to work with and we had so much fun and a very good time making this video!"
"The Resonance" comes off DECREPIT BIRTH's new album, "Polarity", which will be released on July 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Drums for "Polarity" were tracked at Sharkbite Studios (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS) in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION) while the rest of the recordings were overseen by guitarist Matt Sotelo before the entire effort was mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios.
"Polarity" track listing:
01. (A Departure of the Sun) Ignite the Tesla Coil
05. Solar Impulse
06. Mirroring Dimensions
07. A Brief Odyssey in Time
08. The Quickening of Time
09. Sea of Memories
11. Darkness Embrace
Mail-order-edition bonus track:
12. See Through Dreams (DEATH cover)
DECREPIT BIRTH, founded in 2001, has so far released two highly acclaimed albums, "…And Time Begins" (2003) and "Diminishing Between Worlds" (2008).
"Diminishing Between Worlds" was released in January 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios with engineer/producer Zack Ohren.