Pteroglyph Release Nightmarish New Music Video ‘Red On You’
Based on a recurring nightmare Pteroglyph mastermind Jimmy MacGregor was having, ‘Red On You’ is the latest single from the Leeds UK based progressive metal outfit, taken from the forthcoming album Death Of A Prince, set for release on 23rd June.
“I used to regularly wake up in a cold sweat from a nightmare where I was constantly being chased by some sort of terrifying sinister force,” comments Jimmy. “I put the reasons for the dream down to times of high stress in my life and ‘Red On You’ is basically a way of addressing this and the need for change. It’s the idea that running away from your problems doesn’t make them go away.”
The blood soaked video was shot on a shoestring budget by a good friend of Jimmy’s, Ben Daure from Grape Productions. “I approached Ben with a more comical idea involving similar gross themes but this was quickly overturned in favour of creating the most graphic and gruesome video we could. We enlisted the help of some close friends who are extremely talented at visual effects and latex prosthetics to make all the gory mess. We recruited more friends to be the main protagonists and even borrowed our guitarists children to star in the video…”
Founded in 2012 in Leeds, in the northern English county of Yorkshire Jimmy craved something to channel his musical and artistic works into and so, Pteroglyph (pronounced “terroh gliff”) was born. Inspired by his own journey through life and musical greats the likes of Devin Townsend, Sylosis and Gojira Jimmy set out to create interesting and heavy music, devoid of boundaries making for complex arrangements and patterns one would associate with progressive music.
The album was recorded by Jimmy himself at his home studio before being mastered by Acle Kahney from Tesseract. Artwork (as seen above) was done by Adrian Baxter.
‘Red On You’ follows the release of first single and title track ‘Death Of A Prince’ which can be viewed below.