Earlier this month, Little Rock, Arkansas-based doom group Pallbearer — Brett Campbell (vocals/guitar), Devin Holt (guitar), Joseph D. Rowland (bass/vocals) and Mark Lierly (drums) — emerged from quarantine with a thunderous new song, “Forgotten Days,” along with the single’s cinematic music video. At the time, Campbell said of the Ben Meredith–directed clip, “The video for ‘Forgotten Days’ tells the story of an unfortunate traveler who journeys too far, and becomes lost in the depths of both inner, and outer, space. What is real when you cannot trust your own mind?”
Today, the group have unveiled an alternate version of the video — a black-and-white revision that echoes such classic science fiction film as Solaris, Silent Running and Stalker. Watch it below.
“When Ben sent us this alternate version of the ‘Forgotten Days’ video, we were instantly taken aback at how a simple color shift and change to aspect ratio transformed the feeling of the narrative,” Campbell commented of the new version. “This cinematic edition is dripping with oppressive claustrophobia, and in being stripped of color, deepens the sense of the unknown lurking in the shadows of the mind. We’re happy to share it with you today.”
“Forgotten Days” is the lead single off Pallbearer’s highly-anticipated fourth album, Forgotten Days, which is due out October 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Johan Johannson) produced the LP at Sonic Ranch Studios in West Texas. Michael Lierly, drummer Mark Lierly’s brother, once again created the album’s artwork. The eight-song release is available for pre-orders now.