Carach Angren - The Funerary Dirge of a Violonist
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Official video clip, from 2012's 'Where The Corpses Sink Forever' album.

Producer /Director: B.J. Harring
Editors: Nick Persichilli & Katie Biese
Director of photography: Abraham Halpert
Add. camera: Julian Bass-Krueger & Sonia Ostrovsky

Director B.J. Harring comments: "When setting out to do this project, I felt we had to do "The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist" because the piece had a soul. I have a very personal connection to the casualties of war having lost a family member in Afghanistan and wanted to explore what I believe these soldiers experience while serving on the front lines, which is what the piece is all about. The story of the violinist in particular, his frailty in the face of suffering and death, which ultimately leads to his undoing, is one that I feel everyone can connect to. The paranormal connection at the end of the piece was then meant to serve as a sort of bow to tie the story together as well as bring everything back home to Carach Angren and what they represent. The band was meant to appear in the piece from the beginning but we realized quickly that the piece could stand on its own strictly on the power of their words and musicality which goes back to the thought that they put into each song that they craft. It was a tough shoot logistically, utilizing a small but very talented crew who all bought into the heart of the story and who understood the gravity of the story we were trying to tell. We knew that the only way to make this piece convincing was that everything had to be authentic, so everything we used, from the guns and uniforms to the pyro and effects, was real. To see how thick the smoke is and how close we were able to stage the effects, you become transported back and are suddenly able to grasp and understand the stakes of what these soldiers are experiencing. We tried to be honest with the piece while still staying true to the band and I believe we encompassed enough horror and shock and emotion that everyone will be pleased."

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