Alesana Releases "Lullaby Of The Crucified" Music Video
Alesana, fresh off the “Rock Yourself To Sleep” tour, has unveiled a music video for the song "Lullaby Of The Crucified" from the group's new album "A Place Where The Sun Is Silent," out now on Epitaph Records. The record was inspired by the preeminent 14th century poem Dante's Inferno, a dramatic accounting of one man's decent into hell. Check out the video below.
Alesana’s singer Shawn Milke explains, "We are very excited to present to you our latest short film entitled, 'Lullaby of the Crucified.' Once again, thanks in large part to the inventive mind of director Stephen Penta, we unveil for you a visual interpretation of one of our literature infused ballads. Press play and wander into a place where the virtuous hide in fear, a place where the sun is silent...lose yourself in the maze of mirrors that is, Alesana."
The video pays homage to Dante’s poem and like in the literary work, a disoriented young man wakes in the woods, and assailed by beasts, (a stripper temptress, the manipulative fiend, forbidden fruit) he fails to reach salvation. In this modernized version, young Dante visits a road side strip club and a cheap motel.
Video’s director Stephen Penta offers, “The challenge of doing videos with Alesana is that Shawn and Dennis write novel length theatrical stories rooted in literary works as the themes of their albums and then strive to capture that with the band’s visuals. When we started discussing the project, Shawn sent me the long form version of the 'A Place Where the Sun Is Silent,' short story. He explained how it was rooted in the Purgatory section of Dante’s Inferno and broke down the characters and how he pictured the wanderer moving through these fantastic rooms from one adventure to the next… well, it was overwhelming.”
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