Starmonger Premiere “Rise of the Fishlords” Video; Revelations Out Nov. 27

starmonger (Photo by Pierre-Emannuel Leydet)

Parisian heavy rockers Starmonger will release their debut full-length, Revelations, on Nov. 27. I am on record many, many times as saying there’s no substitute for charm, and when I watch their video for “Rise of the Fishlords” and see the three-piece dressed up like the Creature From the Black Lagoon or like something out of a bound-to-be-on-MST3K Roger Corman black and white movie, that particular axiom comes directly to mind. Amid the start-stop riff and a lyrical tale of global warming apparently giving rise to a race of malevolent sea monsters who attack the unsuspecting populace, the clip plays out in a spirit of good fun, if one underpinned by the very real climate crisis unfolding before our very eyes, melding ice-caps, increased wildfire and storm intensity, and record-setting temperatures.

starmonger revelationsYou know. All that stuff.

Starmonger aren’t exactly making light of any of that — and if they are, so what? what else is there to do? — but the classic sci-fi setting is apt, since the track works from a lyrical place not at all dissimilar from Cold War-era paranoia concerning the effects of nuclear fallout and the doomsday scenarios that pervaded that time. How many movie monsters were made through the dropping/testing of nuclear material? Well, the biggest one that comes to mind is Godzilla, but of course there are tons of other examples that followed that example. The aesthetic synergy between aural and visual components here isn’t to be ignored and doesn’t feel happenstance — especially since drummer Seb Antoine directed — and it’s worth noting that Revelations will follow a set of four EPs released under the Revelation banner. “Rise of the Fishlords” appeared on Revelation IV (discussed here), so it’s entirely possible the record will be culled from the preceding series.

One way or the other, at least it goes to show Starmonger are no strangers to working on a theme.

Enjoy the video:

Starmonger, “Rise of the Fishlords” official video premiere

Starmonger is proud to present its new music video, 1 year after the occult summonings in “Dark and Gloomy” : “Rise of the Fishlords” pictures a near future (set in the 1950’s) when sea monsters take their revenge on mankind…

Directed & edited by Seb Antoine (www.sebantoine.com)
DOP : Pierre-Emmanuel Leydet
Monsters & costumes created by Julien Gerner – Frozen Joke Creation

Starring :
Anne-Sophie Picard
Anouk
Clement-Charles
Marie Valentin
Chryssa Floru
Grégory Dreyfus
Matthias Friedman
Maxime Le Metayer
Pierre-Gérard David
Blanche Loreleï

The Fislords :
Arthur Desbois
Steve Faussier
Palem Candillier
Yann Ulloa
Rudy Maman
Seb Antoine

2nd camera operator : Pascal Kardou
3rd camera operator : Maxime Le Metayer
Production Manager & Photographer : Arnaud Vaillant

Thanks to :
Julien Legal
Mairie de Lognes

“Rise of the Fishlords” is featured on Starmonger’s upcoming first LP, “Revelations”, coming November 27th.

Starmonger are :
Steve Faussier: bass & vocals
Arthur Desbois: guitars
Seb Antoine: drums

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