Cataclysm - from the Album "Apokalepsia"
We were so sure of ourselves. So sure we were in control and in love with the idea of free will that we forgot we all were, first and foremost, biomass. Biomass that consisted of trillions of bacteria and other materials inside our own bodies whose sole reason for existence was to continue existing. Occasionally we might benefit from this survival drive, but more often than not, it would only be a delicate balancing act.
And we should have learned ages ago that we were never unaffected by the needs of what was living inside us. In fact, how could we tell which of our desires were our own and which of them were born out of the other living mechanisms inside us? Also, what was the “other” if it was living within the confines of our bodies? If the larger biomass we all are a part of “decided" that it was time for us to self-destruct, would we wilfully do so?
Although ecosystems do not decide things, they merely strive to survive. Why did we then think we were somehow above all these mechanisms, even if turning a blind eye to them proposed a direct threat to our own existence?Step into the realm of Apokalepsia.
HIC SUNT DRACONES.
Video was produced and edited by Hundred Headless Horsemen
Apokalepsia Apokalepsia was created, concocted, composed and performed by Hundred Headless Horsemen at Sir Näs Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
The album was recorded by Valtteri Virolainen and TS, mixed by Valtteri Virolainen and mastered by Magnus Lindberg Productions (https://www.magnuslindberg.com/
) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographer and visual artist Karl Ketamo (https://www.karlketamo.com
) worked with us to create a visual form for our concept.