Aarhus, Denmark based progressive metal quintet Theory and Prog Sphere teamed up for an exclusive premiere of the band’s new lyric video for “Strangers Descent” taken from their excellent full-length debut The Art of Evil. The video, inspired by and coinciding with the premiere of new film in the Alien franchise, Covenant, can be seen below.
The song features keyboardist extraordinaire Derek Sherinian who performs a solo. Asked about how the collaboration with Sherinian came about, drummer Martin Kilic commented: “The collaboration between Derek Sherinian and THEORY went both flawlessly and extremely fast which underlines not only the skills, but also the professionalism of Sherinian. It took less than 24 hours from the initial contact to the final result. We are very proud to have him playing on our album, as he is one of our favorite keyboard players. And besides this you don’t just get a man of his caliber to do session work for you; he actually decides whether he wants to get involved in a project. So that was a compliment in itself, plus he even asked us if he should play on the whole album, which we decided not to pursue. But anyway, I mean, how many bands can say they have a guy playing on their DEBUT album who also used to play in Dream Theater?“
About the meaning of the song and its lyrics Kilic said: “The song is about a hostile intrusion from an ancient alien race that is coming back to earth to reclaim what they consider theirs, our planet and our lives. To their surprise the human race has evolved and is not willingly giving up without a fight, although all really seems hopeless. They use our bodies as hosts like parasites and incubate new breeds inside of us controlled by their queen. The song starts with an eerie intro made by Odin and I, which is supposed to give the listener a sensation of sci-fi and mysterious ancient times before the song kicks in at an aggressive high pace and has its highlight with the introduction of our special guest.“
Watch a lyric video for “Strangers Descent” below. The Art of Evil is available from Bandcamp.
Odin L. Madsen – Lead guitar
Esben D. Nørgaard – Guitar
Martin Kilic – Drums
Kim Mikkelsen – Bass
Nicklas Sonne – Vocals