"The Energy", the new video from Athens, Greece-based death/thrash metallers DESCENDING, can be seen below. The clip was directed by the band's frontman, Jon Simvonis.
"The Energy" comes off DESCENDING's sophomore album, "New Death Celebrity", which was released in October 2011 via Massacre Records.
Commented Jon: "The video is based on the album's concept. I named as 'New Death Celebrity' the fact when someone becomes a celebrity after his death. So each song of the album mirrors a life-state of this celebrity, but in vice versa. The last song of the album is about celebrity's birth, then we move to the rest of the album, as the celebrity grows up, gets a dogma, gets famous, got power, then become vain and finally dies in loneliness. The first track refers to the state, after death while his work has passed to the universe and the person is becoming a global celebrity. So in this video I tried to allegorically present these life states."
"New Death Celebrity" was produced by Fredrik Nordström, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR and ARCH ENEMY, among others. The album cover, which was created by Seth Siro Anton (SOILWORK, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH), can be seen below.
According to a press release, DESCENDING combines "both bombastic aggressive metal riffage and melodic hook lines in their songs. Their debut album 'Enter Annihilation' [shakes] the foundations of modern metal community! This modern metal masterpiece features astonishing belting vocals by Jon Simvonis giving a deadly touch with his wide range of vocal palette, from deep growls-to ecstatic emotional screams. Also blazing rhythm/lead guitar work by a new guitar hero Constantine (ex-NIGHTRAGE) who combines his fast and furious solo pyrotechnics along with his strong melodic phrasing giving to the album a unique flavour of his own shredcore fashion."