U.K.-based outfit TRONOS has released the official music video for its second single, "Judas Cradle". The intensely atmospheric clip, created by Khaled Lowe, Sam Edwards and Caleb Carney for A-Side Films, can be seen below. The track is taken from TRONOS's debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", which will be released on April 12 via Century Media Records.
TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH, SOILWORK) for a rocketing load of dark fractured colossal and apocalyptic metal.
Says TRONOS about the song: "'Judas Cradle' is our second single and shows more of the epic side of the album, It's a real journey into our musical trip. we really let loose on this one. Although on the surface the story is set in fantasy, lyrically it draws a strong parallel to the struggles of mankind living on this dying planet. It may appear very dark and depressing...but stick with it, there's light and hope for us all!”
Regarding the clip, TRONOS said: "The video for 'Judas Cradle' is a tormented and twisted journey through the many levels of hell of a man trapped in his own mind. We had strong visions of the kind of feeling we wanted to convey and the type of mind-blowing visual extravaganza we felt such a song required. And filmmakers Khaled Lowe, Sam Edwards as well as Caleb Carney have done an incredible job of capturing our tortured imaginations."
The greatest, most enduring music often emerges from a meeting of mercurial minds. Having worked closely for decades, Embury and Russell have long since established an instinctive creative rapport. After deciding upon the core ideals of their new venture, the task creating the music for what after long years of work is now TRONOS's debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", sent these two maverick extremists into mind-altering cosmic realms. With firm roots in avant-garde extremity and psychedelic sludge, "Celestial Mechanics" is a record with spectral grit and ornate disquiet hidden in its dizzying, deftly-assembled layers. Such is the strength of the material on this wildly eccentric slab of heaviness.
"Celestial Mechanics" also features a string of illustrious guest appearances: Denis "Snake" Belanger (VOIVOD; vocals), Erica Nockalls (THE WONDER STUFF; vocals and violin) as well as no fewer than three legendary bass players, Billy Gould (FAITH NO MORE), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) and Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, S.O.D.). Also featuring the BLACK SABBATH cover version "Johnny Blade" as final album track, the album was mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, SOLSTAFIR, PARADISE LOST, ULVER) as well as Russ Russell.
"Celestial Mechanics" track listing:
01. Walk Among The Dead Things
02. Judas Cradle
03. The Ancient Deceit
04. The Past Will Wither And Die
05. A Treaty With Reality
06. Voyeurs Of Nature's Tragedies
07. Birth Womb
09. Beyond The Stream Of Conciousness
10. Johnny Blade (BLACK SABBATH cover)
"Celestial Mechanics" will be available as standard CD jewelcase, black 180-gram LP or as digital album.
Shane Embury - Vocals, Guitar
Russ Russell - Vocals, Guitar, Synths
Dirk Verbeuren - Drums