IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has unveiled a music video for “Clocks,” the third single from their forthcoming concept album Psychosomatic. The clip, which features footage from the last time the extreme progressive/power metal quartet was together before the Covid pandemic broke out, can be seen below.
“No matter how hard we try to control our futures, history constantly repeats itself,” guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian says of the new single. “‘Clocks’ is a song about trying to break out of cycles that seem to inevitably repeat themselves.”
The video for “Clocks” features footage from the band’s early production work on Psychosomatic, as well as clips of their experiences at last year’s NAMM convention, which was the last time the band was together prior to the pandemic. Due to subsequent lockdowns — the subject of a song and video the band released last month — Psychosomatic ended up being a truly multi-national record, with Gabriel remaining in Las Vegas, vocalist Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, new drummer Justin Piedimonte contributing from his hometown of Montreal, Canada, and new bassist Joshua Lopez remaining in IMMORTAL GUARDIAN‘s native Texas.
The song and video for “Clocks” also features a dizzying dual guitar/keyboard solo from Gabriel Guardian. His uncanny ability to play guitar and keyboard simultaneously has been showcased on MTV‘s “Amazingness,” and his unique dual-instrument covers of classics by the likes of IRON MAIDEN, PANTERA and GUNS N’ ROSES have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. The song also captures the soaring vocal performance of Zema and the power brought to the table by new members Piedimonte and Lopez.