The official video for 'The Human Race' from Florida-based progressive metallers MINDCAGE is now online. The full album, Our Own Devices, drops September 17th.
A dark and powerful short movie, the video introduces the character of Arabella Vash, a young woman who exists in a utilitarian clockwork society. She is becoming empowered by visions and dreams, and about to start her journey to find the band of rebels, The One Constant (portrayed by the band), that she will lead. 'The Human Race' is her awakening, and call to power.
In search of an appropriate post apocalyptic steam punk setting for their video, Mindcage chose to film in the historical district of their hometown of Pensacola FL. With the vision, creativity and costuming skills of Airship Isabella, an authentic and innovative steam-punk troupe from New Orleans, Mindcage was able to convey their vision of The One Constant and the dystopian world in which they live.
Jason Thomsen directed and edited 'The Human Race'. He recently served as assistant director on 'Girl from Iceland' (a Kinematic Entertainment Production). The track features vocals by HYDROGYN’s Julie Westlake.
Our Own Devices is mixed by rock legend Michael Wagener (OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, ALICE COOPER). The core members of Mindcage – Dietrick Hardwick (writer, guitarist), Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) – have been connected personally and through music for almost thirty years. Jeff Hignite, a recent but important addition, brought not only lyrical contribution but also his powerhouse vocals.
Our Own Devices tracklist:
'For All Mankind (The Dark Design)'
'Our Own Devices'
'The Human Race'
'At Full Steam'
'The One Constant'
'The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)'
'The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)'