Philosophobia premiere new music video for I Am
International progressive metal quintet Philosophobia, formed by current and former members of Kamelot, Pain Of Salvation, Wastefall, and more, released their eponymous debut album through Sensory Records in June. According to our reviewer Bob “This album invokes the excitement that I have experienced many times across the decades. When a debut appears from a band this talented it brings a warm satisfying feeling. When people say there’s no decent music these days, I think they’re just not looking in the right places.” (Read his full review HERE!)
Philosophobia unites vocalist Domenik Papaemmanouil (Wastefall), bassist Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex-Pain Of Salvation, Kayak), drummer Alex Landenburg (Kamelot, Cyhra, Mekong Delta, Annihilator), keyboardist Tobias Weißgerber, and guitarist Andreas Ballnus (Perzonal War, Paul Dianno).
Together with recording engineer and producer Phil Hillen (Powerwolf, Kamelot), PHILOSOPHOBIA recorded an hour-long experience covering a wide range of textures; somber tunes to heavy prog metal tracks to instrumentally artistic roller coaster rides. “Philosophobia” was mastered by Alan Douches (Fates Warning, Redemption, Mastodon) at West West Side Music in New York, and completed with cover artwork conceived by Ballnus and created by Björn Gooßes/Killustrations.
With the premiere of a new video for the song ‘I Am’ here on The Progspace, Ballnus reveals:
Lyrically, ‘I Am’ is about all situations going wrong at the moment… wars, natural disasters, diseases, and so forth. Whatever virus comes up, whatever natural disaster happens, there is quite a big chance that we, the human species, are the source for it with all our greed for success and money. With only ourselves in mind we forget that we cannot live without the help of this planet. Yet we exploit it to the maximum and destroy ourselves. And still, we think that we are the crown of creation and call ourselves saviors. And maybe that is true. With all the wars, diseases, and disasters that we have created, we might become the saviors for this planet by decimating our own population and finally become extinct. ‘I am the core of all your wrongs…I am the virus in your lungs…I am you!’
‘I Am’ features additional guest vocals by none other than Damian Wilson (Headspace, Arena, ex-Threshold), another household name in prog metal circles. Watch the video for ‘I Am’ now, exclusively here on The Progspace:
Philosophobia – I Am
Domenik Papaemmanouil – vocals
Andreas Ballnus – guitars
Tobias Weißgerber – keyboards
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – bass
Alex Landenburg – drums