Band: Crying Vessel
Label: Cleopatra Records
Album: May 2022 release “Before Life was Death”
Members: Slade Templeton (Vocals/Guitar//Bass/Keyboards) Basil Oberli (Percussion)
I have been an enormous fan of this project for several years. Crying Vessel has raised the bar in terms of complexity, artistic vision, and glamourous pizazz in modern goth/darkscene. Making music that touches on the darkest concepts of human nature, while appealing to our desire for macabre beauty and human connection. In addition to the music, Slade and Basil have always been deeply influenced by cinematic narrative. Particularly facing fear and searching for beauty in the alien and unknown.
With the new single “Nevermind” we are drawn into a journey of mystical ritual and symbolism. Slade has constructed a world around his music and continued it through his novel “Truth of the Shadows”. Imagery of pushing the boundaries between this world and the next. You can feel the strength of intent that goes into each detail in both lyric and image. The Illustrator of the novel Fabio Rincones is also director for this video. I love the continuity of vision there.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOCREDITS:Talents–Andrea Rodríguez, María Niño, Ysi Romero Director–Fabio Rincones Edit & Color-Fabio Rincones Production Assistants–María Niño, Aureliano Contreras Assistant Director–Pierina Espinoza Director ofPhotography–Victoria Uzcátegui Camera Assistant–Ana Sanabria Gaffer–Ana Sanabria Art Directors–Fabio Rincones, Pierina Espinoza Make up–Pierina Espinoza Wardrobe–María Niño Prop Master–Fabio Rincones Puppeteers–Fabio Rincones, María Niño Location Manager–Aureliano Contreras Special Thanks to:Casa MudejarNissrim El AysamiRicardo Lopez PradaRodolfa