Following the March release of their second studio album Shadow, Terminatryx have announced the release of a music video for the title track today.
Entering their twelfth year, Shadow is this unique South African female-fronted industrial-metal band’s fifth overall release (following the self-titled debut; it’s full remixed version – Remyx v1.0; the Terminatryx / Nosferatu DVD, feat. the classic silent vampire film with their new soundtrack; On each album Terminatryx includes an Afrikaans song (which is similar to Dutch) and they spearheaded a (historic) compilation album focusing on heavy bands singing in the Afrikaans language, titled Kopskoot! (translated: “Headshot!”)
The Shadow album was co-produced by Terminatryx co-founder Paul Blom (also of V.O.D) and the reputed SAMA-winner Theo Crous. With the band’s evolution in their song writing and sonic expansion (with more analog infiltration), it sets a new bar for local alternative bands to match, and takes the listener through peaks and valleys of energy, emotion and impact.
Always paying as much attention to the visual as audio aspects in their art (from cover design and photographic collaborations with Dr-Benway, to live performance and music videos), Terminatryx follows in the exciting cinematically slanted chiller / horror tradition they established with their previous videos (some of which have screened at international film festivals and won awards).
They always have a first hand in these productions and for the Shadow video, vocalist Sonja Ruppersberg makes her directorial debut alongside Paul Blom (who helmed their previous videos solo), and created a lusciously surreal / dark mood based around a seance scene, off-set with fluid band performances – and the inevitable pay-off… All in glorious black & white!
The Terminatryx “Shadow” video’s first public launch screening will be at Mr. Marshall’s Sunglasses at Night VI: Junebug event! (Sat 14 June, Mercury Lounge – free entry)