Greek symphonic death metal giants Septicflesh have unveiled a live video for the song “The Vampire from Nazareth.” The clip is taken from the group’s upcoming Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX’ live DVD/Blu-Ray, which will be released on July 31st via Season of Mist (pre-order here). For those who missed this one-of-a-kind sold-out show at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City, you get to experience this incredible evening, featuring over 100 musicians from the Symphonic Experience Orchestra Enharmonia Vocalis Choir, and the National University of Mexico Children’s and Youth Choir.
We recently caught up with guitarist Christos Antoniou and learned more about this upcoming release:
How did you guys decided to record this show in Mexico? Why Mexico?
Because Mexico made the most serious offer that we got, in the past we got some offers from Europe that were not so serious. Mexico they were really organized, they had everything prepared really well. After the promoter approached us about making a live show in Mexico, I got to listen to the orchestra, the choirs, we didn’t face any issues at all, they were very professional and for us it was the right decision. Although it was very far, it proved that was a very wise decision from our side.
How difficult was it to put this whole show together? Do you get involved with the orchestra and the choirs?
Yes, for a year before the show I had the online session with the promoter who actually was a musician also in this, he helped me a lot, he was a member of the choir. He was sending me rehearsals from the kids, from the choir, from the orchestra. The technical parts that were for the audio and the visual aspects of the show. We had an extensive, cooperation in order to make this project alive, and everything was so smooth. We went to Mexico City a week before the show. We had five days, I think, rehearsals with the orchestra. In a way it was easy because they knew the songs they had rehearsed before and this made our lives easier.
Watch the video below and check out our full interview with Christos here: