Venomous Maximus Posts "Dream Again (Hellenbach)" Photo Video
The Texan dark heavy metal outfit Venomous Maximus released debut album "Beg Upon The Light" earlier this year via Napalm Records. Today the band has released a "photo-video." Check out the clip of "Dream Again (Hellenbach)" in the player below, courtesy of The Obelisk.
What exactly is a "photo-video?" Photographer and artist Ray Traboulay who is responsible for the project explains: "Venomous Maximus is an 'experience' or 'state of mind' as opposed to a band. Photographing them proved to be an extremely fluid process as our collective energies aligned with ease.
"Capturing their Spiritual energy and inserting it aesthetically into the photograph was achieved through multiple exposure and shutter drag photographic techniques as well as sensing their Kinetic energy seep into my pores. My initial thoughts and emotions after viewing them for the first time were hard to categorize.
"After recently photographing Carnival in Trinidad and having an appreciation and respect for the pagan past, I was naturally drawn to them where their lyrical subject matter touch on these occult topics in their own manner.
"I hope these photos do justice to the band's live performance and convey to viewers to the best of my ability what they encompass as individuals and collectively once they hit the stage as a four piece. Once on stage they become a different beast incorporating spiritual elements of The Holy Mountain, Asian Mysticism, Deepak Chopra, and King Diamond are fused together to form their unique brand of Occult Rock. Infectious, big hooks and relevant subject matter in their lyrical make up.... they've got it all as far as modern rock and metal goes, not to mention down to earth and charismatic folk as well.
"This is the central axis of Houston's finest and is a band you want to look out for if you have not already and a band that should be best observed on a full moon."
Frontman Greg Higgins commented on the photo video as well: "Hopefully one day we will be able to see and understand things the way Ray captured us in these photographs. Ray has a way of making his photographs where it makes you wish you were there. Even if you're in the photo it looks better than you remember and makes you want to go back to it."
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