Crystal Castles Explore Possession in Creepy ‘Plague’ Video
New single "Wrath of God" is due out Wednesday
If there’s a band that understands the confluence of beauty and terror, it’s Crystal Castles. Their July-leaked grave-rave freakout “Plague” has met its visual match in a new video shared by the band via Facebook, as WAWSTSF points out.
The clip was actually put together by Serbian fan Ivan Grbin, who has a history of syncing up film footage of possessed women to gothy songs. In this case, the images come from 1981’s Possession, by Polish director Andrzej Żuławski.
The band included a message with their post: “new single ‘Wrath of God’ coming Wednesday.” Crystal Castles’ third album is due out in November. It’s still untitled, but so were the last two, so who knows. Alice Glass shed some light on the LP via NME in July:
“I didn’t think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it just… the world is a dystopia,” she said. “I’m one step away from being a vigilante. I’ve thought about it.”
The group kicks off their North American tour on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina. They’ll be on the road with HEALTH clear into November. Check the dates via the Crystal Castles site, and this epic filmic freakout below: