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Acolyte release epic new video for the ten-minute Entropy

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Melbourne-based prog metal quintet Acolyte celebrate signing their new deal with Wild Thing Records, home to fellow proggers The Ocean, AlithiA and Glass Ocean, and Blood Blast Distribution with the release of a video for the ten-minute long epic Entropy, which will also be the opening and title  track from the band's upcoming second album.

The single has the honour of being the longest song ever premiered on Triple J's The Racket With Lachlan Watt show. You can watch the full video below

Entropy is a fully realised conceptual record exploring the early stages of ‘loss’," explains singer Morgan-Leigh Brown. "Presented like diary entries, the record ebbs and flows through an array of actions, feelings & emotions that are commonly experienced when trying to ground one’s self all while carrying the early weight of trauma.

"Our album opener and title track Entropy begins with the hard truth; a moment of disconnect and discovery. This song is written from the moment you learn about something that could turn your world upside down. How would you react? For me it features a whole array of emotions as I push and pull through the experience, not yet having all the information nor the time to adapt.

"The way these  stories could be told with such pain, aggression, subtlety, melody, angst, torture, torment and tension... I loved it all. This is the most vulnerable, relatable and passionately raw I have been artistically.

"For the Entropy music video, Acolyte worked with award winning director and cinematographer Gary Robertson from Jarrah Film in what the band calls “their most ambitious video yet” following the success of their award winning partnership in 2018."

Acolyte have previously released a video for their cover of Billy Eilish's James Bond theme No Time To Die.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.