“The Living End”, the new video from AVA INFERI, the Portugal-based band whose lineup includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen (a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer), can be viewed below.
Commented the group: “This clip is our own homage to ’50s horror cinema, and what we feel is a fitting visual to accompany both the content of the song, and also to a certain extent, the aesthetics of AVA INFERI.
“This video was brought to you in part by the visionary Mr. Costin Chioreanu (ABSU, GRAVE, ULVER), who also brought to life the pagan imagery of ‘Majesty’ not so long ago.”
“The Living End” comes off AVA INFERI‘s fourth album, “Onyx”, which was released in February via Season Of Mist. Swedish producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION), who previously worked with the band on 2009’s “Blood Of Bacchus”, was once again responsible for the audio aspects of “Onyx”.
“Onyx” was described by Swanö as “one of the best albums I have mixed so far. The unique blend of gothic rock and fierce heavy metal just resonates with me on the highest level. A bit like KATE BUSH singing on ‘Headless Cross’. Passion and darkness in perfect harmony. I am truly stunned!”