“Graven”, the new video from Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED, can be seen below. Directed by Scott Hansen (WILLIE NELSON, A DAY TO REMEMBER, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, DEICIDE, PRONG), the clip features actor and friend of the band, Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, “Constantine”, “The Brothers Grimm”).
POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: “We are extremely excited to release our new music video for the song ‘Graven’. This is actually our very first cinematic music video.
“I want to say thank you to my good friend Peter Stormare for everything and for being such an amazing inspiration. Of course, thank you to my bandmates. And to Nuclear Blast.”
“Graven” is taken from POSSESSED‘s first full-length album in over three decades, “Revelatons Of Oblivion”, which was released on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at NRG studios and Titan Studios with Becerra as executive producer and Daniel Gonzalez as co-producer for the album. Mixing and mastering was handled by Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN, BLOODBATH) at Abyss Studios in Sweden. For the artwork, the band enlisted Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (PARADISE LOST, DIMMU BORGIR, DEICIDE, GHOST, GORGUTS) to create a piece that brought back the notion of true fear that was once associated with the idea of evil.
Said Jeff: “Working with Peter was a fantastic experience. We put a great deal of thought into who we wanted to produce our new album. Since we hadn’t made an all-new material release in well over 30 years, it was essential that we found the right person. Peter‘s name kept coming up over and over, and after speaking with my bandmates they all really liked Peter as he is more organic, and somebody we felt would fit in well with our process.”
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Chant Of Oblivion
02. No More Room In Hell
10. The Word
12. Temple Of Samael
Becerra remains the only member from POSSESSED‘s classic lineup, which dissolved entirely in 1987 after the “Eyes Of Horror” EP.