Video Premiere: The Answer Lies in the Black Void – “Ataraxia”

Pic by Peter Palotas

After viewing the latest video, “Ataraxia,” from atmospheric doom duo, The Answer Lies in the Black Void, we’re reminded of a line from a UFO song: “chains, chains pulling you down.” The nearly five-minute video we’re premiering today largely consists of vocalist vocalist Martina Horváth (Thy Catafalque live vocals) slowly lugging a length of heavy chain through some sort of desert-like landscape. The whole exercise seems pointless, because she’s not confined by the chains, she’s just dragging them. But we suppose that the chains represent something else metaphorically. Anyway, the overall vibe is low, which perfectly suits the slow, dirgey doom, performed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra), of “Ataraxia.”

The video was shot and edited by No Total Films and the the track was taken from the Answer Lies in the Black Void’s second full length, Thou Shalt, which was produced by Köhnen and mixed and mastered by James Plotkin. The album is set for an October 13 release on Burning World Records. Place your preorder here.

Here’s what the band had to say about its new video:

“’Ataraxia’ is the album opener of our second album Thou Shalt. The album is inspired by the concept of Carl Jung’s shadow… the search for and the embracing of one’s dark side. This is how Jung explained it: ‘Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him. Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries.'”