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Crippled Black Phoenix release new video for Lost

Crippled Black Phoenix
(Image credit: Season Of Mist)

Crippled Black Phoenix have released a video for Lost. It's the second video from the band's upcoming album Ellengæst, due out through Season Of Mist in October. The song features a guest vocal from Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh alongside CBP singer Belinda Kordic, who wrote the lyrics.

"As the quote goes from Belinda’s lyrics 'The dangerous nature of an ignorant mind, the final fall for mankind'," explains Justin Greaves. "This line stands out to represent our feelings on the subject of global and human decline. 

"Generally people know more of what happens in the world than they’re willing to face, instead they turn away and choose to ignore things that are uncomfortable or inconvenient. Well, we’d like to invite those people to be aware and maybe get some fucking empathy! 

"As for the song itself, Belinda really took the bull by the horns and wrote some of her best lyrics ever, and her delivery is perfect, along with Vincent who adds his powerful voice to the song. You can hear both voices with genuine emotions. 

"And the video. What can I say? Guilherme has blown us away with his visuals again. Working with the brief, he understood what we were wanting to put across and obviously connected with it as his video is perfect. It is brutal, sad, thought provoking and kind a tragically beautiful. Personally, I think if you don’t feel any reaction to this video then your dead inside. 

"It is time to wake the fuck up. It is not about politics or religion or profit. It is about ethics, empathy, and integrity for social and global issues. We are all responsible.” 

"It is a mad, mad and sad world out there," adds Belinda Kordic. "And excuse my lack of optimism (or not)... it isn’t getting any better. It’s getting far worse. No other living creature on this broken planet exudes such destruction as us humans. The cruelty, lack of empathy and respect for not only each other, but all forms of life. 
 
"The saying goes 'live in the now' maybe that is the problem? Who cares about the future if 'I can grab what I want now' with no care in the world for who or what will suffer or die for it? I think we need to live in the future to see where it is heading....it is not a beautiful sight. And honestly, I do not envy future generations who have to live in this great big mess we leave behind."

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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.