The singles from THE BRIDES OF THE BLACK ROOM are released as episodes in a cinematic experience building toward the season finale of Blood and Fire, released Oct. 1st on Icons Creating Evil Art.
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1. Fire Disciple 2. Blood 3. Mother Mother 4. Throne 5. Apple 6. Sirens 7. Rise Up 8. Intruder 9. The Unknown 10. Watch me Burn
A secret society, existing as nothing more than a whisper through history, “The Brides of the Black room” has begun its unmasking. Once hunted as witches, now claiming the title as their birthright, the coven seeks to bring balance to the shadows they’ve had to call their home. Serving the omnipotent entity they know as “Mother”, the Brides moves into daylight, taking up arms against any that would see them brought back down into obscurity.
With ancient rites and ever shifting technology as their weapons, they are being lead by a trinity of unexpected spearhead siblings. This triad is bound by Blood and Fire, as they begin writing what they hope to be the final chapter in their age old struggle against ”the keepers of norm”. But as the Brides move into daylight for the first time in history, will the coven survive the changes that awaits them?
As a collective, The Brides of the Black Room does not only convey their story through their music, but has for each of the three released singles ‘Fire Disciple’, ‘Blood’ and ‘Mother Mother’, created a cinematic music video to act as an episode in this first season called “Blood and Fire”. Videographer EroGuru, as of yet the most prominent director and film-maker of this story arc, has given us music videos for the entire prologue, the self titled debut EP, as well as two of the three music videos so far presented from the upcoming debut album. Two more videos are to be expected after the album is out, further deepening our understanding of the complex and thrilling storyline featuring Ginger Khan (aka Tom Åsberg, previously of Priest), Lea Alazam (singer in Besvärjelsen and previous live drummer of REIN) and Carolina Lindahl (previously of The Operating Tracks). Today we give you a recap, episode by episode, of The Brides of the Black Rooms fist season.
Prologue – part 1
– Ambulance –
In a dark and nameless space we find Ginger Khan, hunted, bound and tormented, seemingly in a delirious state, engulfed by a fierce struggle. But this war is not one of bloody fists and broken bones, but one of the mind. A war in which mental shackles, inherited prejudice and deep-rooted patterns are overruled and cast off. Confined in his bonds, we see two mysterious women dressed head to toe in gleaming black and wearing expressions of stony determination watch over his painful transformation. A cleansing, a re-birth, a baptism into the revolution of the 20th century.
Prologue – part 2
– All That I Have Left of You is Missing –
In the eye of the storm, a momentary truce in the ongoing struggle, Ginger Khan meet with an angelic presence in the depth of his inner self. A divine light, speaking of femininity and sorrow, teaching him the pain of being suppressed and cast aside.
The Arch Witch is ever present, monitoring Khans transmission into enlightenment and helping him find his place within the cult. Casting her spells and devoting her ever-watching eye on to the scene, she’s preparing for the oncoming battle.
Season 1 – Episode 1
– Fire Disciple –
In episode one, we are thrown into the moment where the battle lines are drawn. Ginger Khan form ranks with the curscrafter Lea Alazam, and the Arch Wich has at last taken her true form. Here, on the brink of war, all consuming fire is being lit and the Maenads are summoned to fullfill their purpose.
Season 1 – Episode 2
– Blood –
In episode 2, we follow the cursecrafter Lea Alazam into the belly of the beast, and find ourselves inside the very lair of The Brides, the home of the Fire Disciples and the Arch Witch herself. We follow Alazam through the underground tunnels and into the glossy headquarters of the cult, and bear witness as she undertakes her blood oath, blessed by the Arch Which to act in the name of her coven and eat of the forbidden fruit.
Season 1 – Episode 3
– Mother Mother –
In another era, the Arch Witch consults the oracle of the Brides, a book of prophesy foretelling the fates and dawning of the Fire Disciples. Through her eyes we can finally see who Khan and Alazam were before devoting themselves to the cult, and how they came to be instruments of the Arch Witch. But just as the story seems to be devoid of any more mysteries, we are snapped back to the prescent, as a daunting presence reviles itself. It is made clear that the Arch Which is indeed in service of a higher power, a faceless, voiceless entity known as “Mother”…
Now the story closes in on the finale of season one with the release of the awaited debut album “Blood and Fire”, a depiction of the revolution that is shaping the 2000 century. On their first full-length the collective announces;
“We are thrilled to finally bring you “Blood and Fire”! Our debut album, and the first season in this serialised saga, one of bombastic beats and foreboding electronic sounds. Come, and watch us burn!”