Chicago progressive metal unit, Beak continues to spread the inky sonic bleakness of Eyrie. Metaholic Magazine is proud to premiere the album’s third video, “The Weight & Time”.
Offered the band:
“Our third proper music video from Eyrie, “The Weight & Time” was shot and directed by Chris Rejano, with CG and editing by White House Post. This will be our first video not directed by our drummer. It’s a stunning visual piece that brings to mind visions of Richard D. James in “Come to Daddy”, as some subtle CG work transforms Jon into someone or something who, well, just looks really really displeased.”
Beak, formed by local Chicago luminaries Chris Eichenseer and Jason Goldberg previously of The Timeout Drawer, released Eyrie, the band’s debut album on April 3 2012 via Someoddpilot Records. Recorded and mixed in late-2011 at Engine Studios by Neil Strauch (Sage Francis, Bonnie Prince Billy), the five-track release highlights the band’s adept combination of blistering heaviness and melodic prog-rock.
“When we started this record there was only one mission, and I think that’s where our focus comes from: nuanced, melodic bombast with zero bullshit.” explains bassist Jason. “We’ve crafted our particular wall of sound with over a decade of focus, the crushing intensity of Orange and Sun amps, Moog bass. It’s almost impossible to capture that. But somehow on this record we did.”
“Eyrie is the next of a bird of prey built in a high, inaccessible place,” explains vocalist Jon Slusher. ”The album is conceptual. It’s the path of ruin, the crumbling of empires and the marching of time.”
Beak is: Chris Eichenseer, Jason Goldberg, Andy Bosnak, Jon Slusher