Shardborne, the prog metal maestros coming straight from the Emerald Isle, are pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Prog Magazine to unveil ‘Room Within A Room’, their first official video from upcoming release Living Bridges! The album is set for release on 10th July via Out On A Limb Records.
View ‘Room Within A Room’
The video was filmed in two locations in Shardborne’s home city of Limerick. The deconsecrated Franciscan church where the band recorded the drums for the album and a venue with an LED wall that they wanted to use in the video.
The band comments, “We spent a while talking over different locations and after the first shoot [in the church] it took us nearly a year to decide where to film the next part of the video.”
Actually choosing track ‘Room Within A Room’ as the first song to make into a video was an easy decision for the band. “We wanted to have a strong track for the first video and we plan on making videos for most if not all of the songs on Living Bridges.”
“’Room Within A Room’ is, oddly enough, the last track on the album. It offers a good idea as to the rest of the tunes. It’s a good closer – we wanted to end Living Bridges on a strong note.”
“Although there is no singing, there are musical themes repeated in the song at some points and this was reflected somewhat in the different lighting styles. We wanted to keep it as varied as possible so that it could stay visually as interesting as the music”
Using lighting as a clever way to progress through the song was a conscious decision for the band. Shardborne worked closely with director and close friend Shane Serrano to develop the video’s concept, with editing by Colm O’Neill.
“We knew we wanted to have the lighting be an interesting visual component to the video, but we had not planned out exactly how we would do it. We had a friend who does lighting bring a lot of equipment and we experimented with ideas until we got what we liked.”
“We tried to utilise the spaces we were in as much as possible. We used a few significant lighting types throughout the video. The bright white and red lights as we appear as a whole band in the church, then there are blue coloured visualisations projected over us in a glass room. These are used early on in the song, and as the song progresses, the second location with the LED wall and the most drastic lighting style of the three is used. This style has a lot of fast cuts and strobe lighting to suit the faster, more dramatic parts of the song.”
“Living Bridges is a culmination of musical styles, concepts and several years of writing the album.” The album is out on 10th July on Out On A Limb Records.
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