Machine Head Release Dramatic Video For New Single Catharsis
Machine Head have posted a video for the title-track of their upcoming new album, Catharsis. The ninth studio record from the metal heavyweights will be released on January 26 through Nuclear Blast.
Talking about the video concept, frontman Robb Flynn said: “Catharsis was a tricky concept to translate to a visual. How do you express somebody’s catharsis? Frasier, the director brought up the Butoh Dance concept and it tied in so well into the idea of what catharsis could be. And man, when the Butoh dancers began performing for the video… we were blown away, their expressions were so pained, almost horrifying and yet very sad. It was extremely moving.”
Watch the dramatic video below:
Butoh dancing is a Japanese art form that was born the aftermath of the WWII nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The dance itself is a literal expression of death and pain, so mixes in with the dark nature of the track.
Machine Head will be back in the UK in spring of next year as part of their Catharsis World Tour. Catch them at the following:
13 O2 Guildhall Southampton
14 Cardiff University
15 O2 Academy Bristol
17 O2 Academy Birmingham
18 London Camden Roundhouse
19 London Camden Roundhouse
21 Nottingham Rock City
22 O2 Academy Newcastle
23 O2 Academy Glasgow
25 Manchester Academy