Legendary doomfinders Cathedral have released their final music video.
The recently-filmed ‘Tower Of Silence’ was directed by the U.K.-based Paraffin City Productions and was inspired by classic cult British film institutions such as ‘Amicus’ and ‘Hammer House of Horror’.
Shot on location during the winter of 2012 at Gunnersbury Park Tower, London, the video features a guest appearance from Purson’s Rosalie Cunningham, who “places a symbolic black orchid on the tombstone of each member in the clip’s closing scenes.”
The track comes off the band’s swansong album, “The Last Spire’, which is out on April 30th via Rise Above Records.
The LP was recorded at London’s Orgone Studios, produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings with assistance and mixing by Jamie Gomez Arellano, and art by Dave Patchett and Arik Roper.
A press release recently gave insight into Cathedral’s demise, with some words from vocalist Lee Dorrian himself revealing the process of ‘The Last Spire’: “And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral’s sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionized doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of ’70s-indebted stoner doom. .
“Dorrian says, ‘When the last mix was finally done, there was a massive sense of relief. I think this was partly due to the fact that it meant Cathedral could finally be put to rest but also because we felt we’d done something that we were all very pleased with. I feel comfortable leaving ‘The Last Spire’ as our legacy. The funeral of Cathedral has been a long but gratifying process. Deciding to end the band wasn’t an easy decision to make but we knew deep down in our hearts that it was the right thing to do.”
‘The Last Spire’ (2013): .
1. Entrance To Hell
3. Cathedral Of The Damned
4. Tower Of Silence
5. Infestation Of Grey Death
6. An Observation
7. The Last Laugh
8. This Body, Thy Tomb
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