Strigoi unveil music video for new single “Carved Into the Skin”

Strigoi video pic
Old-school death metal fans, the wait has come to an end: Strigoi unleash their debut album “Abandon All Faith”, today via Nuclear Blast.

To celebrate, the band has premiered the official music video for new track “Carved Into the Skin”, which marks Greg Mackintosh’s first music video appearance in roughly 5 years.

The video was produced by the band themselves and filmed by Danny Biggin, Json Adriani and Jake Mackintosh, with the latter also taking care of editing duties. Watch the new video below.

Greg comments: “This, the grimmest track on the album is about depression, despair and self harm. Musical asphyxiation”.

Bassist Chris Casket states: “The production of the video was totally DIY including the "practical effects" and filmed in studio and on location in Yorkshire, Suffolk and Milan. Initially, we wanted to gather background footage for a lyric video, but these sessions quickly escalated into a full video production, and the end result is a combination of performance, eerie locations, creeping insects and self mutilation”.
Order “Abandon All Faith” here.

With an approach that was as nihilistic and crusty as it was cinematically grand, Paradise Lost’s Greg Mackintosh teamed up with former Extrem Noise Terror and Vallenfyre bass player Chris Casket to record a truly bonecrushing beast of old-school death metal.

The resultant 12-song-debut “Abandon All Faith” was recorded and mixed at Greg’s Black Planet Studio between January and March 2019 and today, the English duo unveils a hauting music video directed by Ash Pears. Designed in the same black and white vein of the band’s overall look, “Phantoms” will clearly evoke some ghosts - check it out below.

Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, Strigoi’s lineup is rounded out by former Extreme Noise Terror and Vallenfyre bass player Chris Casket, who was also responsible for the project’s lyrics. Mackintosh gave him simple thematic guidelines: Attack organized religion, sparingly discuss grief and dive into the countless horrible things humanity continues to inflict upon itself.

Greg Mackintosh - Vocals, guitars
Chris Casket - Bass
Waltteri Väyrynen - Drums (studio only)