Russian Circles have shared their first ever music video. Today, the instrumental metal trio debut the clip for the title track off their upcoming album Gnosis, which is due for release on August 19 via Sargent House. The video is directed and edited by Joe Kell, and features a series of images that revolve around a central theme of gnosis. Watch it below.
The band released a statement about the track: “Gnosis is a special song that has grown with us over a number of years. The main theme of the song was reconceptualized so many times that it provided nearly endless arrangement options. It’s rewarding to see such a minimal song idea evolve into one of our most dynamic and fully-realized songs to date.
When discussing a concept for the video, we agreed we wanted cinematic footage of nature and humanity. Ultimately, we wanted the video to feel fresh and inspiring despite dealing with a dark theme. Similarly, we wanted to compel viewers to rewatch the video and get something new from each viewing. Somehow, editor Joe Kell masterfully made this all happen.”