Symphonic black metal clan Empyrean Throne have brushed up on their history for their debut album, Chaosborne, especially in the new music video for “Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.” The song and video are inspired by the Crusades in the 10th century, but we’ll let the band themselves explain:
“’Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam’ is the catalyst for our narrative arc within our album Chaosborne,” vocalist Andrew Knudsen says. “The song encompasses the legendary Battle of Montgisard during the 10th century Ayyubid-Crusader War. We wanted to bring the horrors of that battle to life with our story’s main character, Mathias, an idealistic Templar. Within the song, his worldview is shattered, as he is utterly unprepared for the ensuing madness upon the killing fields of Montgisard in addition to the true nature of his brothers among his knightly order. We also wanted to explore that darkness that lurks within mankind, what we call the “Shadow Self.” Director Matt Zane and I talked about how we wanted to bring these concepts to life, while showing the struggle of a Templar confronted with the consequences of the Crusades as he is tormented by the souls of the vanquished. Zane and the rest of the cast and crew were an absolute pleasure to work with. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the end product. We hope you enjoy the latest offering from our debut album, Chaosborne.”
M-Theory Audio will release Chaosborne on August 11. Until then, put your warpaint on and watch the stunning new video!