Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH are readying their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. In the meantime, the band has released a dark and eerie new animated video short for the Swedish language track ‘Ingen Sanning Är Allas,’ from their recently released album, “In Cauda Venenum” that’s available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. Today, as promised, they reveal the English version of the track, ‘Universal Truth’.
The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short was created by renowned South African born animator/artist Jess Cope (“Frankenweenie,” “Metallica: Here Comes Revenge”) and follows a melancholic and bitter man on the brink of self-destruction and insanity as he delves into a sinister alternate world as reality crumbles around him. Cope previously collaborated with OPETH’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on the music video for “Drag Ropes” for his side project STORM CORROSION, with Steven Wilson. Working mainly with traditional animation methods, her shorts have an enticingly tactile look and feel to them and are brought to life with an unprecedented level of skill and attention to detail. Her emotive storytelling draws in audiences in a way that has seen her win multiple awards for her films in recent years.
Watch the video for ‘Universal Truth’:
Also see the Swedish version ‘Ingen Sanning Är Allas’: https://youtu.be/iOLTyUBXuY4
The video short precedes OPETH’s upcoming 2020 North American tour that includes two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets are selling fast at http://www.opeth.com/tour-dates
Purchase “In Cauda Venenum” in various formats, here: http://www.opeth.com/stores
Download or stream the two versions: