Austrian stoner rock band Witchrider are a good enough band even without the amazing visuals of their new video, “The Fog.” But this is one of the coolest videos we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a stop-motion animation video that’s like a more psychedelic version of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The video follows an anthropomorphic wolf as he goes about his business interacting with other animals. That’s doing it no justice whatsoever, but the quartet’s Queens of the Stone Age-like swagger matches the odd animated style of the video. Here’s what the band had to say about it on Gaffa.se, who premiered the video:
The new video continues our DIY style, as seen in the video for Shedevil, yet it’s done in a very unique way of animation reminding of early Monty Python cut-out animations but with a state oft the art quality and even eye-candy 3D looks. We think it shows that we spend a lot of time again on this one. The feeling of the video caters the dark vibe of the song The Fog and adds additional meaning to the songs lyrics by showing the journey that the humanoid Wolf has to go through in his struggles with deeply buried urges to find the place he really belongs. With freaky humanoid animals and an actual storyline you want to know what’s going to happen next, we really tried to create an entertaining piece of art underlined by The Fog’s catchy, groovy stoner rock tune.
Witchrider’s debut album will be out in January on Fuzzorama.