Brand new video from Swedes

Swedish metallers AKTAION has released the new single & lyric video for “Candid Flow of the Shrapnel Dust“, the song is taken from their new album ‘the Parade of Nature‘ featuring Christopher Amott (Armageddon, ex-Arch Enemy) and Joey Concepcion (Dead By Wednesday, Armageddon) out on July 29, 2016 via Bandcamp. The video was made by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art.

AKTAION says: “The video for Candid Flow of The Shrapnel Dust is done by Andy Pilkington over at Very Metal Art. It was quite the experience to work with Andy on this. He redefined what we conceived as a lyric video and took the themes and emotions behind ‘Candid’ and built upon them into something great. The end result is well beyond our expectations. ‘Candid’ is one of the longer tracks on the album and contains several emotions and themes spread throughout the album, which ended up into this one song that we hope will bring something new to the listeners! For the video we also wanted something extra to add depth to the lyrics, beyond some of the strong images already featured in the video, so we contacted and got the thumbs up from PETA to use images from their video bank, which can be seen throughout the video!”

The Parade of Nature is in a lot of ways a concept album with regards to different lyrical themes, lyrics, melodies and progressions intertwining between the songs and throughout the album.

Francis stated: “I wanted the songs to have broader connection beyond being just great songs gathered on the same CD. I broke some of my own barriers which said ‘I can´t do this or that’ such as in repeating different lyrics and melodies. But writing like that became easier, especially as I wrote most of the songs parallel to each other and my mindset as in meaning and emotion behind the lyrics remained the same. There are continues references between the songs on the new album and I feel this creates both an listening experiences that differs from how you might perceive an album otherwise, and also something that pays off in listening to the album as a whole while studying the lyrics. To add to the concept of Aktaion and bind our two albums together, I reused melodies from our first album. This idea became the opening track on the album, which I then continued building upon and brought with me into the other songs.”

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