A Ukrainian modern oriental metal band IGNEA has released an official video for its brand new single ‘Queen Dies’. Visually, the video is a blend of original shootings and striking animation. In terms of plot, it mostly reflects the lyrical content of this song: the Queen’s court wizard is having a dream that she would die by hand of a ‘power-hungry twin’. Therefore, she orders to kill all the twins in the kingdom, including her sister. In this bloody process, she starts to understand that she likes it, and then she’s captured by a demon. All in all, she doesn’t die herself, but the Queen in her Dies.
“Almost all of our previous songs were very serious in terms of messages. ‘Queen Dies’ is a phantom of imagination, a synergy of our idea and our director’s vision,” says Helle Bogdanova, the vocalist of IGNEA. “The video was made by a talented Ukrainian director Masha Goruliova. This is already the third time we’re cooperating with her, she has also created our 2 lyric videos — ’Seytanu Akbar’ and ‘How I hate the night’. The best way to work with Masha is to give her the main idea and the total freedom. The shootings of this video were made in February, and we haven’t seen a second of it until now. It was totally impossible to predict the result because Masha is always very authentic and original in her work, and I like that she doesn’t make boring usual metal videos. And I must say, the video we have now is beyond any expectations…”
In May 2018, IGNEA has toured in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands, together with Illdisposed, Shade Empire, and Soulline, as well as performed in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and at the RockMetalCampFest in France. In summer 2018 IGNEA has performed at Kilkim Žaibu (LT) and Faine Misto (UA) festivals.
In October 2018, the band toured 9 European countries within the Female Metal Voices Tour 2018 headlined by Butcher Babies and Kobra and the Lotus. Currently, IGNEA is working on the second full-length album.
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