Watch The Horrors's Creepy Surreal Video For "Machine"

Watch The Horrors's Creepy Surreal Video For "Machine"

The CGI-filled video shows thrashing alien forms to accompany the gothic metal track.

The CGI-filled video shows thrashing alien forms to accompany the gothic metal track.

Text: Christina Cacouris

The Horrors are finally releasing a new album, V, this September after a three-year wait, and the newly released visuals are both creepy and entrancing. V’s cover art features a brain-like amalgamation of faces, with Japanese characters and neon colors in a side-bar (think Grimes’ Vision with CGI instead of drawings).

To accompany the album, the garage-rock band just released the music video for their first single, “Machine”: a techno-thalassic-alien animation thrashing around to the gothic metal sounds of the track. The video’s director, Jon Emmony, cites Netherlander painter of tragicomic nightmares Hieronymus Bosch as an inspiration, but points to the track’s title – machine – as the main focus. "The movement for the creatures is powered through generated simulations - randomized numbers and splines are generated and the position of each creature along these spines are calculated; seemingly without reason but born from the choices of software," he says. The video finishes on a CGI version of frontman Faris Badwan's face.

Watch the video below and pre-order V now, slated for release September 22.

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