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BRIGHT & BLACK drop AI music video for “Collateral Damage”.

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Freshly back from their first tour, which saw sold out shows in Tallinn, Berlin, Stockholm and Hong Kong, BRIGHT & BLACK featuring EiccaToppinenKristjanJärvi and BalticSea Philharmonic goes to the next level with their new AI music video.

The haunting track ‘Collateral Damage’ is set in a desolate and melancholic Nordic landscape perfectly matching the mood of the song. Combining AI generated video with live footage from the world premiere of Bright & Black in Tallinn, a story of hope and despair among the youth of the north unfolds.

“Collateral Damage” is composed by Eicca Toppinen and the AI video is made by JacobHellner using Neural Frames.

A symphony orchestra. Composers from the world of metal. A wild conductor. A truly unique soloist. Attitude and talent. This is: BRIGHT & BLACK.

Metal music and orchestral music, two worlds existing in parallel, finally clash and a sound not yet heard is born. In an unprecedented move, the world of metal fuses with the world of the orchestra by having writers all rooted in the metal scene compose directly for the orchestra giving them a completely new set of colours to create a new set of sounds. With a bang.

At the core of Bright & Black is the music. Contributors are EiccaToppinen (Apocalyptica), FredrikÅkesson (Opeth), ErikDanielsson (Watain), NicoElgstrand (EntombedAD), Tomas Haake and Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah), Jacob Hellner and Kristjan Järvi.

The full-scale Dolby Atmos album production of the project was recorded with an orchestra of 65 players in the fall 2022 at the Estonian National Radio studio in Tallinn. Produced by Jacob Hellner. Performed by Baltic Sea Philharmonic. Conducted by Kristjan Järvi. Orchestrations by Jonny Abraham. Additional recordings took place at Urban Sound, Oslo, the postproduction and mix took place at Big Island Sound in Stockholm.

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Eicca Toppinen

Eicca Toppinen, founder of Finnish metal band Apocalyptica and the soloist for Bright & Black. A past student of the Sibelius academy. Composer and musical producer of multiple stage productions and movies. Performer of metal on his cello for 25 years.

Kristjan Järvi
Tallinn based Kristjan Järvi, conductor, producer, and composer from a family of great conductors. He himself as well as his father Neeme and brother Paavo hold the baton in the greatest orchestras in the world. Kristjan has a reputation of being an innovative and bold conductor within the classical scene moving freely between various styles and genres. Together with his team, he runs his own Estonia based company: Sunbeam Productions. Kristjan is also the founding conductor and artistic director of Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

Jacob Hellner
Jacob Hellner out of Stockholm producer of cutting edge metal for 30 years for artists such as Rammstein, Clawfinger, Apocalyptica and Entombed AD among others. Apart from producing he is also a composer for various tv, film and stage productions. Jacob is together with Per Kviman founder and artistic director of Bright & Black.

Per Kviman
Per Kviman runs Stockholm based Versity Music, an artist management formed in 2003. Per has a background as A&R for the record companies RCA (UK), MVG and Wire Records (SE) and has been rewarded with platinum and gold selling albums across the world. Per is together with Jacob Hellner founder and artistic director of Bright & Black. Per also hold the position as Chairman of the Board for the European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA), the largest artist manager organisation in the world.

BRIGHT & BLACK Album Cover
BRIGHT & BLACK Album Cover

Track Listing:

  1. Nidhugg
  2. Bloodgrind
  3. Can’t Explain This
  4. Collateral Damage
  5. The Secret
  6. Mounts of Misfortune
  7. Armies of the Preposterous
  8. A World of Strange
  9. From Dust and Mud
  10. And Flesh and Bone
  11. Midnite Son
  12. End of All

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