It’s always fun to kick off a day with a weird (read: mildly NSFW) video, right? Well, I aim to please by offering you yet another video that will leave you scratching your head, asking yourself, “What the hell did I just watch?” That video, my friends, is Astron Black, from the metal band Nightfall. Full of runes, space gladiators, and nearly naked women shooting the cosmos from their nether bits, this video is one for the ages.
Check it out after the jump along with comments from the director and let me know what you think!
From the director:
“Working with the lyrics and with Efthimis conceptual guidance, I set up a vast backdrop of space and time for our characters to inhabit, incorporating various planetary and astronomical elements. The characters include mythical deities such as Gaia, Prometheus, Venus / Pandora, as well as Astron Black, who symbolises mankind and its progress through time.
The video also incorporates Pandora’s myth from Hesiod’s Theogony. Gaia gives birth to stars and deities, to Prometheus. Prometheus stole the fire (also a metaphor for knowledge and practical thought) and gave it to man. Zeus punished Prometheus by binding him to a rock where the great eagle would come and eat his intestines every day. As an act of revenge on mankind, he creates Pandora, the first woman. Here we present Venus Pandora, who also posseses [SIC] the power of sexual desire over man. Her curiosity proves fatal, as she opens the urn bestowed to her by the Gods, unleashing all evils upon mankind, leaving only hope inside.
The style of the video brings together various elements such as stylish costumes, live action footage and CGI, adding a modern approach to the ancient but timeless imagery of our characters and situations. I truly believe that once again we managed to successfully recreate and enhance the lyrical and musical themes and create something unique that will stand the test of time stylistically.”