Lingua Mortis Orchestra have shot a video for the opening track of their debut album LMO and now revealed it. The video follows a concept of the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599 and is based on a true story. The clip was shot on location in Gelnhausen in late September with about 300 participants. You can now watch it right here.
"Towed cars, unscrewed mailboxes, a Hessian medieval district in complete darkness for three days and dozens of people shuffling across the towns' pavements, wearing early modern garments and mumbling", explains an enthusiastic Alex Schopbach (City of Gelnhausen), just to give you a brief glimpse of the incredible efforts that were needed to produce the video clip for "Cleansed By Fire".
Based on these historic facts and supported by his research in the town archives, Peter "Peavy" Wagner, singer, bassist and lyricist for the Lingua Mortis Orchestra took this extraordinary story, turning it into words for the concept album LMO. To boost the visual presentation of the history of witch hunting and execution in the city of Gelnhausen, the town tour guides and numerous extras were present alongside the Lingua Mortis Orchestra to shoot the video of "Cleansed By Fire". The video premiered this past Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at Gelnhausen town hall.