Sydney’s digital death metal trio, Shatterface, are excited to announce the release of their first official music video to accompany their track, Eternal Nothing.
Shatterface vocalist Robert King says of Eternal Nothing, “This song is one about coldness and emptiness, much like the heart of a machine. It functions but it does not feel.”
The song and video have been self-produced, with a lot of thought being put into the visual symbolism of the video.
A heavy use of static was utilised to imply that the members of the band are part of the program in a system, and not in fact humans.
Shatterface utilised different effects, flashes and techniques to deliberately disorientate the viewer in a move to enhance the feelings of hopelessness Eternal Nothing conveys.
The production of this video was not without it’s fair share of setbacks, glitches, lighting failures, location changes and hardware store trips but this all culminated in a video Shatterface are proud of. At one stage during filming, vocalist Robert King’s mic stand broke in half whilst he was rocking it back and forth. Bassist, James Walker, was able to quickly and subtly encourage Robert to keep going resulting in theatrics that benefitted the theme of the video, as well as giving Shatterface a ‘signature stunt’ to use on stage during live performances from here on out.
“You always hear about bands breaking strings in recordings and leaving those accidents in as Easter eggs for the fans; Well, we finally have one!” exclaims guitarist Tim Goss.
The video for Eternal Nothing is indeed a compilation of both thoughtful storyboarding and happy accidents and the finished product is a raw and honest clip that an unlimited Hollywood budget could not produce or recreate.
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