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Watch Dead Caldera's Video For Debut Single 'Seasons'

Watch Dead Caldera's Video For Debut Single 'Seasons'

Chris Cudby / Friday 12th March, 2021 3:26PM

We simply had to get this one onto the site before we bounced from the office for the weekend — the epic-scale debut single and video from Pōneke's Dead Caldera, the new project of director Amber Beaton and producer James Goldsmith. Featuring Jolene Tempest (Dark Divinity) on vocals and Beastwars members Nathan Hickey and James Woods on drums and bass, the brooding 'Seasons' is a gothic-industrial masterpiece, brought to life by witchy cinematic visuals that wouldn't be at all out of place in such diabolically artful contexts as Hobart festival Dark Mofo.

Amber Beaton revealed the origins of Dead Caldera: "James and I met while he was recording IV, the #1 Beastwars album. I was in the studio filming the band's music vid for Storm On Mars. James and I bonded over old goth and industrial music we liked as teens and our shared love for Nine Inch Nails. We started talking back then about making music together but neither of us had the time until covid lockdown shut all our work down in 2020. I started emailing songs to him, he worked his producer magic on them and when we got out of lockdown, we booked some studio time at Surgery Studios in Wellington and recorded a 5 song EP. We asked some of our friends to come play on it including Chantal Claret (Morningwood) and Lily Paris West (Mermaidens). We had it mastered by Alan Douches in LA (Deftones, Chelsea Wolfe).

The video for 'Seasons' is heavy witchcraft vibes which has a lot of continuity with the work I like to make. It stars my partner Lisa Linx Wolf (who often acts in my work even when she doesn't want to haha).

We wanted death metal vocals on it to accompany my vocals and give the song more grit so Jolene was the only option we would consider. No one has a better growl than her. Each song from the EP will have a music video and for me, as a music video director, the videos are just as, if not more important than the music is. But they definitely go together."

'Seasons' is out now via major streaming platforms.


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