What do you do when you’re a brilliant young progressive metal band who has just run a dominating tour through the U.S.? You return down under where your fleet fingered female shred queen destroy’s her hand. You follow that up by letting your fans make your next music video. At least that is what Voyager does anyway.
Voyager returned to Perth in Western Australia only to have guitarist Simone Dow break her hand. Downtime six weeks. A clutz yes, but ah we still love her. In the meantime the band began collecting fan-filmed footage to make their newest video for the track, “Seize the Day. The song comes from the band’s newest opus, The Meaning of I.
Using a collection of smartphone recordings created by fans from their March 2nd performance in their hometown of Perth, Western Australia and from fans from across the globe, Voyager have put together the best footage submitted by these fans, to create this unique piece of music video creativity. Check out the awesome video and an informative statement about the creation of the video by director Ben Berkhout:
Following the release of The Meaning Of I, Voyager have been touring heavily in support of the brilliant album. In addition to previous national touring across Australia with Children of Bodom, a short US tour with labelmates Creation’s End including Progpower USA Festival, a full North American tour with Rhapsody of Fire and more, Voyager now confirm a new set of dates across their home country again this November.
Check out our March 2012 interview with Simone.
11/01/2012 Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle
11/02/2012 Sandringham Hotel – Sydney @ Steel Assasins Festival
11/03/2012 The Patch – Wollongong @ Perpetual Tides Festival
11/04/2012 Lucky Australian Tavern – West Sydney @ Westfest
11/09/2012 The Workers Club – Melbourne
11/10/2012 The Basement – Canberra @ BastardFest