Norwegian progressive metal band Rendezvous Point share their new single “Apollo” along with an official music video. It’s the first new track taken from their upcoming studio album “Universal Chaos” which will be released on May 24th, 2019 via Long Branch Records.
Rendezvous Point about making the video for “Apollo”:
“We were very certain from the beginning that we wanted to make Apollo our first single and music video. It had this energy to it that we thought would appeal to the fans, and also represented a fresh direction in our sound. Plus we got a lot of positive feedback from it when we played it live. Originally we were going to shoot the video in Oslo, but Geirmund found a huge abandonded factory just outside of Kristiansand, so we decided to shoot there instead. And it turned out to be the perfect location. A dirty place, with a huge room in it, where it looked like it had been a zombie apocalypse.
Troll Toftenes, who shot and produced the video, took some time to think out a story we could have in the video. We loved the idea he had, so we ended up going for it. Him and Baard went to the largest costume warehouse in Oslo, rented a bunch of post-apocalyptic looking clothes, and we ended up shooting a story that we thought was really cool. However it was really, really cold to be outside in winter Norway two days straight for shooting. Geirmund also managed to gather his students as extras for the videos, and they must have frozen to death, standing still behind us while we were playing and shooting the video. But all in all it was worth it, and the video ended up looking pretty badass.”
Rendezvous Point about “Universal Chaos”:
” ‘Universal Chaos’ deals with themes such as battling with your own mind, thoughts and emotions. It shines light on feelings of escape, the digital world, suppressing emotions, losing control over oneself and the battle with inner demons. It also talks about feelings of lust and the fear of the unknown.”
“Universal Chaos” Tracklist:
02 Digital Waste
03 Universal Chaos
05 The Fall
06 The Takedown
Rendezvous Point delivers a fierce and hard hitting energy bomb in the realm of progressive metal. With highly educated and skilled musicians, they are able to push the boundaries within the genre, creating a larger than life sounding experience for the listener as well as for themselves. With heavy drums, rumbling bass, raw guitars, large synthesizer sounds and powerful vocals, they explore new areas of the genre, daring to expand upon that which is already there.
After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album “Solar Storm” in 2015, they shaked the progressive metal scene, shocking the audience and reviewers with their tight, solid and heavy live performance.
Rendezvous Point is now ready with their second studio album, taking their music to an even higher level. “Universal Chaos” continues the bands playfulness with advanced rhythms and sonic depth.
The band consists of Geirmund Hansen on vocals, Baard Kolstad on drums (Leprous),Petter Hallaråker on guitar, Nicolay Tangen Svennæs on keyboards (Ihsahn, Bernhoft, Emilie Nicolas) and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass.