NewsSeptember 28, 2023 2:40 PM ET1,311 views

Gaerea release new single along with torture art experiment music video

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Official press release:

Would you submit yourself to human torture to go beyond your limits to expressing art? Voluntary suffering for the greater goal in pursuit of artistic excellence is what one of the members of cathartic black metal band Gaerea went through for the visualization of "Dormant."

The video (recorded by the great Claudio Marino) simply can't be classified as a music video. It's an eight- minute excruciating compilation of being waterboarded, trapped in a cycle of unending pain, with each passing moment feeling like an eternity, time becomes the cruelest enemy.

The band shared the following:

Complementing the song's aural journey, the video art installation accompanying 'Dormant' delves into the anguish and struggle for survival. The visuals depict the main character, trapped and enclosed in a tormenting world, as water relentlessly pours over his body, simulating drowning and suffocation. This immersive and visceral experience offers a harrowing glimpse into the protagonist's fight for life, evoking a range of emotions and challenging viewers to confront their own mortality.

"Dormant" had previously only been available to fans who purchased the bonus-edition of Mirage. Now, the enigmatic horde is sharing the track digitally along with this masterful and real work of torture art. There are no actors, no gimmicks, and no special effects. The disturbing video can been seen below.

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