Catch Hideous Divinity’s Haunting New Video, “Cobra Verde”

Catch the new video for “Cobra Verde” from Italian death metal outfit, Hideous Divinity, in the player above, and get swept away by the haunting beauty of the somber intro. Fair warning, it might be calming, but there’s an uneasiness about it, and rightfully so; that intro doesn’t last long and what follows in an onslaught of pure death heaven.

“Cobra Verde” is the title track of Hideous Divinity’s 2014 release, a concept album based around Werner Herzog’s 1987 film of the same name, which itself was centered around 1980 novel, The Viceroy of Ouidah, by British author, Bruce Chatwin.


Hideous Divinity elaborated about the video:

The surrealistic, soaring visions populating Herzog’s Cobra Verde haunted our songwriting like a nightmare, and inspired the concept of our second album. When it was time to think about a video clip, we found ourselves in front of a fascinating challenge: How to visually render the atmosphere of an entire epic movie in the space of a song. After watching the work of the young and talented Guilherme Henriques Silva, we knew he was the right person for the job. Filmed between Roma in the evocative location of Tor Caldara, where the mighty Ben Hur was shot and Porto, the video captures the magic and the occult of our African curse made flesh. The title track, with its dramatic mid tempos and pauses, made the rest. Join us, one more time, in the land where the dead are more alive than the living. Fear no end, fear no spirit!

Hideous Divinity is currently leveling stages across Europe with Cannibal Corpse and Krisiun. Remaining dates are below.

Hideous Divinity Tour Dates:

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Krisiun
5/04/2016 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE
5/05/2016 Mau – Rostock, DE
5/06/2016 Airport Obertaubling – Regensburg, DE
5/07/2016 Alte Schlachthof – Lingen, DE
5/08/2016 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
5/10/2016 Kiff – Aarau, CH
5/11/2016 O13 – Tilburg, NL
5/12/2016 Musikzentrum – Hannover, DE
5/13/2016 Substage – Karlsruhe, DE
5/14/2016 Rock Hard Festival – Gelsenkirchen, DE

Rock Hard \m/

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