LA rockers Zero Theorem have released another amazing animated video clip in support of their upcoming The Killing II EP, check out “Translucent” today.
The imagery that has sustained rock music for the last three decades is dead. Rock bands trying to make a mark on their crowded genre need to offer listeners more than just images and videos of band members performing in empty or abandoned spaces. It may cost more to set yourself apart, but investing in yourself is worth the added expenses, especially if you have a vision as ambitious and clear as Zero Theorem.
An exception to the rule that all rock bands from Los Angeles sound the same, Zero Theorem’s take on hard rock and metal makes people think forward by combining existential lyrics about the human experience with blistering instrumentation. The group follows the lead of bands such as Tool or Primus by creating an entire universe of sound and light for fans to explore. Listeners are encouraged to lose themselves in the band’s captivating art, and Zero Theorem’s videos are a further extension of that creativity. The video clip for Translucent (released earlier this week) is the latest testament to the band’s undeniable talent:
Asked about the song and video, vocalist Caesar says:
“The song Translucent represents the act of seeing through one’s outward or public persona to identify the authentic self within. As with other songs throughout The Killing recordings, Translucent depicts a scathing character portrait while questioning the validity and usefulness of our artificial trappings. In the accompanying video, directed and animated by Elvis Freitas, a rogue alien leads an aerial and ground attack, searching for a mysterious energy source on a foreign planet. The general and his forces ruthlessly overtake a group of translucent beings, capturing and assimilating the energy source in the process. We love the imagery, and it continues the animated themes we’ve been using for songs on the upcoming The Killing II EP.”
Following the release of their two EPs, the band will be on tour in the U.S. to support Heavy-Metal-Maniacs Fozzy in May 2021.
May 06 Columbus, OH
May 07 Grand Rapids, MI
May 08 Joliet, IL
May 09 Belvidere, IL
May 10 Indianapolis, IN
May 13 Lincoln, NE
May 14 Iowa City, IA
May 16 Kansasville, WI
May 17 Harrison, OH
May 20 Baltimore, MO
The single is available on all digital platforms now: https://orcd.co/translucent