ENGEL — the Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY) — recently completed work on the promo videos for the songs "Casket Closing" and "Next Closed Door". After a storming set at the prestigious Get In The Ring event in London, the band flew to Belgrade, Serbia the next morning to start filming the two videos.
Produced by Ivan Colic and Josip Colic at ICode (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DEATHSTARS, SYMPHONY X, MOONSPELL), and Rock The Nation, the band are very pleased with the outcome.
Says guitarist Niclas Engelin: "We got to Serbia/Belgrade in the afternoon, tired from the day before gigging in London so we weren't quite up for a video shoot, let alone two! But as soon as we meet up with Stanimir and the crew from Rock The Nation it felt like we were really beginning to fire it up. The scripts they'd written were hand in hand with the lyrics/music for 'Casket Closing' and 'Next Closed Door'.
"There was this easy-going vibe and we shared the same kind of ideas — we just clicked. The cool thing about these guys is that they always work with a script and some kind of a story in mind. We hope you will enjoy these videos as much as we do!"
Watch the "Casket Closing" video below.
"Casket Closing" comes off the group's debut album, "Absolute Design", which was released last November via SPV/Steamhammer.
IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén helped his old friend Niclas (both played together in PASSENGER) record demos and assisted in the production of the CD at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala with Daniel Bergstrand (producer of IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH).
ENGEL's next live appearance will take place on March 14 at Debaser in Malmö, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear is DEAD BY APRIL.