VIDEO: The Great Silence (Collapse Under The Empire)

21 Dec

Collapse Under The Empire are a post rock band from Germany and their new video for ‘The Great Silence’ is seriously well worth checking out – and you know we wouldn’t lie to you. The track is taken from the band’s latest album Fragments Of A Prayer and, while they sound slightly wannabe-metal, the music is actually really good. Think 65daysofstatic, and you’ll be thinking along the right lines.

The video for ‘The Great Silence’ features a stop-motion astronaut drifting alone in space, and while it isn’t exactly very festive, it does manage to be both poignant and thoughtful. Stop-motion is always great and, combined with ‘The Great Silence’ – which feels almost more like a soundtrack – the clip gives the impression of being a very short film.

The band’s members, Chris Burda and Martin Grimm, worked with students from the Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Switzerland to create the video – described as involving “an astronaut who, during a lone mission, is put into an unusual state of understanding.”

Collapse Under The Empire also recently announced a 5-track EP to be released March next year, as well as the next part of their concept work Sacrifice & Isolation, which is set to be released in October 2013.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to watch the video again.


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