Morphide is a female fronted alternative Progressive Metal band, currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band combines heavy riffs with atmospheric ambient guitars, as well as clean voices with powerful screams/growls to create the song’s “breath” feeling.
The band is made up of two main composers (Chris: guitar, songwriter; Eissa: voice) and takes inspiration from bands such as Tesseract, Karnivool, Spiritbox and Northlane. In June 2019 the band released their debut single “Mayhem” and already in a couple of months it started its first European tour in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Presentation of “Queen of Blame“
Now in 2020 Morphide are back with their third single “Queen of Blame“, another dynamic track focused on melody sections and heavy rhythms. It shows Eissa‘s beautiful clean voice and deep, thundering screams along with her ability to effortlessly switch between the two band members. Intense and aggressive the track has this dark atmosphere that creates tension and even a sort of anxiety that supports surprisingly deep texts.
“Queen of Blame” offers a powerful idea of infinite thirst for greedy and selfish goods without any attempt to add even a little effort to reach them. “There are people who think that the world owes their fame and success just because they were born,” says Morphide. “They compensate for their lack of initiative with the guilt of the people around, of fate or whatever comes to mind.“
“Queen of Blame” is the third music video released by Morphide and, so far, the most ambitious. More than 20 people from 4 different countries took part in the “shootings” that took place in Latvia.
Stephanie Zapolska, director of “Queen of Blame“, brought an entire team from London, the costumes were made in Lithuania and the band flew a couple of times from Denmark for an assembly.
Much attention has been paid to the atmosphere of the video, aiming for the post-apocalyptic aspect of Mad Max and Fallout. The main characters are trying to build a very important device for the rest of humanity’s device and make sure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
“We practically used everything to create the entourage, from construction waste to the Soviet inventory. Dirt and dust were our best friends, as they cover everything that has been used in the video, from cars and clothes to old newspapers and guns,” admits Eissa.
The music video was directed by Stephanie Zapolska. The song was mixed and mastered by Myroslav Borys-Smith at Jigsaw Audio.