Following its recent premiere on the Radio 1 Rock Show, newcomers The Ever Living have unveiled their debut video for single ‘Separated At Death’.
Featuring ‘The Statue of Love’ by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze, it shows the moving sculpture which is based on the 1937 novel ‘Ali and Nino’ by Azerbaijani author Kurban Said and depicts a love story between a Muslim boy and a Georgian princess. Fitting seamlessly with their ethereal sound, vocalist Chris, the brains behind the video explains: “I thought that if you could capture the performance of the statue without any tricks or effects and if you didn’t have any buildings or people in the shot, it would give an otherworldly feel to it”.
The track is taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut EP which is most certainly expansive, its five tracks constructed around tidal waves of thick guitars, atmospheric instrumentation and vocals that roar from the murky depths. “What we have created is heavily layered and intense,” elaborates Andrei, “We’re combining ideas from post, progressive and black metal with classical, industrial and electronic influences in a way that we have not heard other bands do. The EP was designed to show different sides of the band but to also be fairly straightforward for a first release. We didn’t want there to be any fat on the songs and it doesn’t let up much. It’s a good taster of what’s the come.”
It will come as no surprise upon hearing the release that: “The inception of our band was a written manifesto, the contents of which essentially boiled down to one word: intensity,”asserts guitarist Andrei. “As we developed our sound we realised we wanted to be a heavy band, but not necessarily a “metal” band in the traditional sense and we have evolved deliberately with that in mind.” Prepare yourselves.