Immortal Guardian tackles the very real issue of pandemic-related depression with their new music video for "Phobia". Though in true Immortal Guardian fashion, there's of course some humor to be found throughout.
“Phobia is a song about all the new fears that we developed during the pandemic. It’s almost as if things we weren’t scared of before, all of the sudden, became phobias overnight," said the band in a comment to MetalSucks. "The video shows our vocalist Zema’s character going through what many of us experienced during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Increased anxiety, fear levels through the roof, psychosomatic symptoms and nobody to call for help, except the ‘experts.’
"Our guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel plays the role of a medical ‘expert’ who only makes things worse and actually takes advantage of the horrible situation. When are we really being helped and when are we merely someone’s paycheck? In a field that many brave ones give their lives to save other lives, are there still some that do not comply to what they’ve sworn under oath?”
Immortal Guardian's new album Psychosomatic is out now.