TYPE O NEGATIVE RELEASE A.I. GENERATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘HALLOWEEN IN HEAVEN’

TYPE O NEGATIVE RELEASE A.I. GENERATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘HALLOWEEN IN HEAVEN’

22nd May 2023 2 By John Deaux

TYPE O NEGATIVE¬†is¬†unveiling a darkly captivating treat for World Goth Day! Immerse yourself in the ethereal realm of ‘Halloween in Heaven‘ as A.I. breathes new life into the track. Written by the band for their friend Dimebag Darrell, the video features Dimebag alongside John Bonham, John Entwistle, Bon Scott, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, George Harrison, Jim Morrison, Elvis and the Green Man himself,¬†Peter Steele. Fans of the band will also spot a cameo from collaborator and friend of the band, Tara VanFlower (LYCIA).

TYPE O NEGATIVE‘s¬†Johnny Kenny¬†comments:
“An artificial intelligence video for an artificially intelligent band!”.

Corinne Larre (Twisted Hooves Studio) who used A.I. and created the animated music video shared the following:
When Nuclear Blast asked me to make this video using artificial intelligence, I was eager to explore the thousand possibilities offered by this new technology. I ended up using a combination of two platforms: one that generated images and the other transformed said images into a video.
The lyrics left the field open to a lot of experimentation, leading to this universe both eerie and kitsch, which I hope pays homage to the band. The real challenge was the integration of legendary artists into this imagery. It’s hard to explain to the A.I. the small details that make them unique as humans. In the end, hundreds, even thousands of iterations must have been made for this video!
As an artist, I think it is necessary to remain humble when using artificial intelligence as the topic has quite rightly caused some ethical debate in the creative world. In my opinion, these creations should not be seen as artistic works in their own right, but as the first steps of a technology that will revolutionize audiovisual creation in the coming years.

Last Fall, the¬†Dead Again¬†3LP reissue was released in select colors. Earlier this month, the band releases a 2LP in black vinyl, light green transparent vinyl, light green/black/white splatter vinyl, and mint green marble vinyl as well as a black cassette.¬†As an added bonus, the 10 live tracks that were only available on the 3LP and CD reissues, including ‘Halloween In Heaven’¬†are now available on all streaming services!

Dead Again was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mike Marciano in 2006 at System Two Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The album was produced by Peter Steele and Josh Silver who also aided the mixing of the record. 

Dead Again is available in the following formats:

  • CD Jewel
  • Long Box
  • Black¬†Cassette¬†
  • 2LP
    • Mint Green Marble¬†
    • Black¬†
    • Light Green Transparent¬†
    • Light Green/Black/White Splatter¬†
  • 3LP
    • Green In Bottle Green w/ Black Splatter
    • Olive Black Swirl
    • Mint Swirl w/ Black Splatter
    • Green White Swirl
    • Olive Green

Below is the Dead Again tracklist:

  1. Dead Again
  2. Tripping A Blind Man
  3. The Profit Of Doom
  4. September Sun
  5. Halloween In Heaven
  6. These Three Things 
  7. She Burned Me Down 
  8. Some Stupid Tomorrow
  9. An Ode To Locksmiths
  10. Hail And Farewell To Britain

Bonus Tracks
Everything Dies (live)  
My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend (live)  
Black Sabbath (intro) / Christian Woman (live)  
Love You To Death (live)  
Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) (live)  
Anesthesia (live at Wacken Open Air 2007)  
Christian Woman (live at Wacken Open Air 2007)  
Love You To Death (live at Wacken Open Air 2007)  
Kill You Tonight (live at Wacken Open Air 2007) 

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