Symphonic black metallers Empyrean Throne have debuted the Matt Zane-directed music video for their new track “Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam”. Vocalist Andrew Knudsen commented:
“‘Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam’ is the catalyst for our narrative arc within our album Chaosborne. The song encompasses the legendary Battle of Montgisard during the 10th century Ayyubid-Crusader War. We wanted to bring the horrors of that battle to life with our story’s main character, Mathias, an idealistic Templar. Within the song, his worldview is shattered, as he is utterly unprepared for the ensuing madness upon the killing fields of Montgisard in addition to the true nature of his brothers among his knightly order. We also wanted to explore that darkness that lurks within mankind, what we call the ‘Shadow Self’. Director Matt Zane and I talked about how we wanted to bring these concepts to life, while showing the struggle of a Templar confronted with the consequences of the Crusades as he is tormented by the souls of the vanquished. Zane and the rest of the cast and crew were an absolute pleasure to work with. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the end product. We hope you enjoy the latest offering from our debut album, Chaosborne..”
The song is taken from the group’s impending debut Chaosborne, in stores August 11th through M-Theory Audio. Pre-orders are live at the group’s Bandcamp.