Metal4Africa.com » » Wildernessking Cross Their Rubicon With A New Performance Video
If you have been reading this site for any length of time, you will know that Wildernessking are a band I could go on about for ages. I really feel they are one of the hardest working, most talented bands on the continent, not to mention being great sports when it comes to interviews! The dust has barely settled on the release of their latest single, …And the Night Swept Us Away, and they have already released a music video for “Rubicon”, the first track off their full length, The Writing of Gods in the Sand.
The video for “Rubicon” was filmed in April this year during an intimate show at Cape Town’s Kimberley Hotel.
“We wanted to do something fun and capture the band in a live setting, a nice contrast to the And the Night Swept Us Away video,” says frontman Keenan Nathan-Oakes. “Another idea behind the video was to commemorate the first album in a video format.”
Watching a video like this makes you realise that any band, no matter how ferocious, is still made up of human beings. There is a trend in metal to elevate bands into these larger-than-life creatures and the video for “Rubicon” brings things back down to earth. I was at the show and Keenan managed to break a string on his bass not 30 seconds into the first song, delaying the performance for a few minutes while a replacement was found.
“It’s an honest account of the record launch night and ultimately shows the band in its favourite environment, playing music and having a good time with our closest friends,” says Keenan.
It’s the little things that make a band what they are and I think this video really shows the spirit and attitude of Wildernessking to their friends and fans. Plus, it’s fun to play “Where’s Wally” with all the people in the crowd!
Watch Wildernessking‘s video for Rubicon below.
Wildernessking’s albums are available from their Bandcamp page.