Photo by Christelle Duvenage
In a sonic voyage that transcends the boundaries of conventional music, Acid Magus, the South African progressive psychedelic doom quintet, is thrilled to announce the release of a captivating lyric video for “A Planet, A Deathstar,” the fourth track from their highly praised sophomore album, “Hope Is Heavy.” For fans of All Them Witches and those who revel in the atmospheric realms of psychedelic doom, Acid Magus promises an immersive journey through hauntingly beautiful soundscapes. Below you can watch it in an exclusive premiere for World Of Metal.
“A Planet, A Deathstar” opens with hauntingly delicate acoustic guitars, creating an atmospheric and desolate ambiance that draws the listener into a sonic abyss. The track then unfolds into an expansive cascade of stoner/grunge rock-inspired riffs, showcasing Acid Magus’ masterful ability to blend contrasting elements seamlessly. The lyrics, delivered with evocative intensity, invite fans to join the band on a quest for meaning hidden between the lines.
The lyric video, a visual masterpiece crafted by the talented Marthinus Kirsten, complements the song’s ethereal nature. Kirsten‘s artistic interpretation adds a layer of visual depth, enhancing the overall experience and allowing fans to further immerse themselves in the profound narrative woven by Acid Magus.
The members of Acid Magus include Keenan Kinnear, Roelof Van Tonder, Anrico Jeske, Brendon Bezuidenhout, and Jethro Vlag. Their collective synergy has given rise to “Hope Is Heavy,” an album that has garnered critical acclaim for its innovative approach to the progressive psychedelic doom genre.
“A Planet, A Deathstar” is a testament to the band’s ability to weave together diverse musical elements into a cohesive and mesmerizing tapestry.
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