To see where our true power lies, we need to look for the things that the powerful are hiding from us. Whether it’s through misinformation, infiltration, legislation, persecution, or miseducation, the ways in which we’re able to find personal empowerment are obvious when you look at how our so-called authorities have attempted to erase them, replace them, obscure them, and discredit them. Why do you need self-love, when you could have the shallow validation of people you may never meet? Why do you need to care for the earth that spawned you, or the mother that birthed you, when you could dig your hands into her womb and wear her bloodied entrails like jewels? With their beguiling industrial post-rock, CROWN paints a picture of where we’re being led as a species by a group of people who truly believe karma can’t touch them because they’re gods. They’ve created a stunning visual for their track “Illumination” with director Maks Loriot, a saga of Death walking through our ravaged world, ending the failed experiment of humanity. It’s the first single off their album The End of All Things comes out via Pelagic Records on April 16th – pre-order it on digital or physical formats. Now fuel your inner fire with the bleak but inspiring video for “Illumination” here:
The road to this one was long, and the journey was quite intense. A strange and ambiguous coincidence: our album title fits almost perfectly to these dark times we are living in. The whole world has drastically changed in the last few months, we are at the dawn of a new era. Maks Loriot, who created our album design and the “llumination” video, made a reference to Ingmar Bergman’s visionary movie “The Seventh Seal” and its famous chess game. What if mankind was playing a game against the end of existence, an allegory of life, and what if the chess game as an allegory disappeared, it would not only be the end of existence, but also the end of death, therefore nothingness. The circle is complete, and the circle is burning.