Swedish doom/stoner metal trio Cavern Deep has unveiled a music video for the second single »Abandoned Quarters« taken from their self-titled debut concept album, which is coming out in Spring 2021 via Interstellar Smoke Records.
This is the second in a video series of eight. This is Chapter II and the story goes as following:
“The wind howls in the towers and spires of these empty halls.. Foreboding.. We found our way through the main gates.. Broken, crumbled.. Standing ajar.. The men are uneasy.. we stumbled upon scattered bones and artifacts.. The thing that troubles my mind is not these ghastly remains, but the strange leathery husks spread through this abandoned kingdom.. Like dried egg sacs from some prehistoric leviathan.. What lurked inside I wonder?”
The first video for »Staring Down«, Chapter I:
“The start of the expedition. One archaeologist and 49 men stand at the gates of a previously unknown civilization, for a moment staring down into the bowels of the mountain before they begin their decent. The journey downwards turn out to be more dangerous than expected, they climb down through whirling stairs lit only by organic fluorescent lights.. Further down the path turns more and more crumbled, eventually they must use ropes to traverse the broken bridges and tunnels over the deep chasms below. Filled by the promise of treasure they continue downwards.
Many men go missing as they’re tasked to explore diverting tunnels, they never return and their screams are followed by silence. The only thing found is their safety ropes.
Driven by greed the archaeologist continues the expedition.”
Cavern Deep is a doom/stoner metal band started by Kenny-Oswald Dufvenberg in 2019. The band consists of experienced musicans that are and have been living off and on as professional musicans. During the last year a unique concept album has been written by the band and live-recorded at Malmer Productions. This album is being released by Interstellar Smoke Records during the spring of 2021. Cavern Deep aim to keep making earthy, slow och gloomy music for several years to come. The bands aim to tour on the material as well.
The current constellation of the band is:
Kenny-Oswald Duvfenberg – Guitars and Vocals
Max Malmer – Bass and Vocals
Dennis Sjödin – Drums, Backup Vocals and Keys
Cavern Deeps debut concept album is about 50 adventurers that finds the entrance to a lost underground civilization which they enter with the hopes of treasure.
1. Staring Down
The first song is about the ominous feeling whilst staring down the stairs. Unknown symbols from a by gone by intelligence fills the walls of the staircase which never seem to end.
2. Abandoned Quarters
In this song the party finds the remnants of a lost city with abandoned spires and halls. The ruins are filled with hatched eggs and signs of struggle. But no corpses… On the other side of the city the stairs continue into the depths.
3. Ominous Gardens
After leaving the city the party stumbles on a huge abandoned garden. Abandoned by the warden this underground garden is filled with acient deadly fauna. Many of the party members perish as the jungle takes its toll.
Below the jungle lies the aqueducts that provided all of the water needed for the once prosperous civilization. It soon becomes obvious that they’re no longer alone. The party soon gets lost in this maze, hope seems lost.
5. Leap Of Faith
After many men had perished in the waterways, they finally find the door which leads out to a ledge. Before them lies an enormous gap, the chasm is so deep that the only thing they see is an endless darkness in the depths below. The darkness seem to have a life of its own…
6. Deeper Grounds
The depths of the leap swallowed its fair share of adventurers. Less then half of the party left they realize that there no way out but down.
7. The Fungal Realm
Finally, the party arrives in a dark and damp large cavern. It’s full of a fungus which has a hive mind intent of consuming the minds of the adventurers. Slowly the everyone but the leader of the expedition becomes a part of the fungus.
8. The Dark Place
The leader of the venture now alone enters a great dark room. On the other side of the room a dark and ancient entity lurks. The entity has lived in these caverns for a very long time, possible being the source of power of the ancient civilization. This old god of a forgotten time has waited for someone to take his place. As the lost adventurer tries to scream the god consumes him to take his place, finally released.
All of the art is made by Kenny, the guitarist of the band.
A full videos series including all of the story and lyrics has been made and partly released based on the art of Kenny. All of the songs as well as the album has a synopsis written to it which the video will start with as well as the body count of the expedition.