Opeth released Sorceress to the world last year, and as I said in my 10/10 review, “this is the progressive masterpiece from Opeth we’ve been waiting for.” One strong example of the progressive brilliance on this record is the mind blowing ‘Era’ track, and they’ve just unveiled the official video for that song today.
Here’s what Mikael Åkerfeldt said on the clip: “I have to say our involvement in the making of the ”Era” video was so minimal we can’t take credit either for or against its brilliance. We did 3D scans of our bodies (clothed) in Munich during the last European tour. I remember everyone’s extremely tired and probably slightly hungover. The director just placed us in a ice-cold room and then scanned us with something that looked like a flashing hairdryer. Done! We’ve done our part for the video. Next! During the process of finishing the piece it got clear to me that it really works with the song. That’s something I was involved in actually, picking the song. It’s extremely difficult. Which song to choose? How do I know what works best for this format? Well, I don’t. I picked a song from the record that has a strong chorus. Slightly old school way of thinking I guess, but ultimately it didn’t matter all that much to me. The video is nice. I dig it. It’s slightly on the pretentious side, but hey, works for me! And like I said, it really works with the overall vibe of the song. Lyrically and musically and definitely emotionally.”
Enjoy the amazing ‘Era’ video below, and support Opeth on their upcoming tour with Gojira and Devin Townsend Project here in the States!