Greek-German Progressive Post-Rock/Metal band Sidus premiere the official video for “Stage III: Seismos” from new EP “Seismos” via The Obelisk.
Watch the premiere here: https://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2023/07/27/sidus-stage-iii-seismos-vid-premiere/
Sidus on “Stage III: Seismos”:
“The calm before the storm. Loss of control. Finally the explosion hits. Experiencing a complete mental and physical breakdown. Everything feels unstable, unsure, impermanent. Time stops and you need to face your worst fears. Panic attack is finally realized. Carrying the scars of this life changing experience as faultlines. However, even if an earthquake has the power to destroy its surroundings, we still find the strength to adapt and evolve, optimizing our survival mechanism.”
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“Seismos” is a three song concept album about earthquakes. The theme of the songs correlates this explosive phenomenon to the individual fear and shock of a panic attack. The album explores the breathtaking beauty of this natural disaster, while raising awareness about mental health issues. Intense earthquakes create the unsettling feeling of insecurity due to their disastrous characteristics. The three songs are describing the genesis (“Rupture“), path (“Seismic Wave“) and expression (“Seismos“) of the event. In the same way, panic attacks are often described in three stages.
The early stage starts with a mental fog/blur. Shortly after, several body parts are acting out of control while the person feels kind of paralyzed, leading to the final expression, which is the collapse of the entire body (the shivering). Even though an earthquake (or the experience of a panic attack) is an intense event, there is always a calming period of realization afterwards. The last calming moments of the EP is resembling the hopeful sense of security when the control is restored and the event has passed.
Hailing from Athens (based in Berlin), Sidus have carved a reputation for crafting cinematic, instrumental compositions in the same vein as bands like God Is An Astronaut, Russian Circles and The Ocean Collective. The band started out as a one-man project by Spyros Olivotos, which has seen the release of one EP and two singles (“Seasons Reversed” November 2020, “Pale Dot” June 2021, and “Dark Flames” December 2021). Their latest single “Dark Flames” has been their most impactful release to date, gaining solid recognition among the genre-seeking audience. The band is currently working on their first debut album and are planning their first live shows.
Purchase the EP on Bandcamp: https://sidus-gr.bandcamp.com/album/seismos
01. Stage I: Rupture 03:09
02. Stage II: Seismic Wave 06:17
03. Stage III: Seismos 08:45