Fort Collins-based extreme metal band Allegaeon have released a new music video for their song “Called Home.” The title is taken from the band’s latest studio album. Shitreleased in February.
The track, a star on Shit, has previously been described as a star of the project, illustrating the band’s deviation in theme and lyrics from its sci-fi-focused roots to more emotional subject matter. Guitarist Greg Burgess commented on the intent and concept of the new video, explaining that “Over the past few years, people around the world have experienced immeasurable loss and grief. This song and this video are the representation of a personal experience. Burgess goes on to explain the band’s hope that sharing this song and story will bring “a sense of peace to all who have shared a similar experience, and possibly throw a lifeline to anyone who may be hurting. . You’re not alone.”
The video for “Called Home”, directed by Kyle Lamar at Digital Myle, illustrates the grief and suffering depicted by the song. Shot through a black and white filter, the video alternates between showing the band performing the dynamic and emotional track in front of a white backdrop wearing t-shirts slowly staining with blood and showing the story of a man with mental health issues. Mental Health. , taking medication and ultimately attempting to drown in his bathtub. The video ends with a message that “1 in 100 deaths worldwide is due to suicide. You are not alone,” providing the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number at 800-273-8255
Watch the official music video for “Called Home” via YouTube below. Viewer discretion was advised for those sensitive to depictions of mental illness and self-harm.
“Called Home” is the fourth music video released by Allegaeon Shitfollowing their music videos for “Of Beasts and Worms”, “Into Embers” and “Vermin”.