Nekroma are celebrating the final week of their Asia tour by releasing an MV for ‘Krankenwagen’ from their Asura EP. ‘Krankenwagen’ is a post-metal track that pays tribute to German industrial bands such as Rammstein and Einstürzende Neubauten meanwhile the lyrics travels cross time and space on a futile quest for meaning in a meaningless universe, drawing on science fiction influences from the likes of Philip K Dick and Kurt Vonnegut, always returning to the refrain of “Der krankenwagen ist en flammen”.
The MV was shot in Beijing at Modernista, Aotu Space, and Quasar Science Studios, three different spaces that all contribute considerably to the Beijing underground arts scene. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Italian film maker/director Gianluigi Perrone, who has worked on films including ‘Morituris’, ‘Eva Braun’, ‘Across the River’ and ‘Ritual: A Psychomagic Story’ with Alejandro Jodorowsky.
This week Nekroma will complete their Asura tour that has taken them across China, Thailand, and Cambodia, with dates in central China in Nanchang at Black Iron on December 6, Jingdezhen on December 7 at Renaissance Live House, and Changsha at 46 Live House on December 8. After that the band will return to the studio to begin recording their third EP as well as doom/death metal crossover track with Cambodian bands Doch Chkae and Reign in Slumber.