“Oath of the Gatewatch”
Planeswalker premier their ambitious music video for the track “Oath of the Gatewatch” which features Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers), R.A. Voltaire (Ravenous E.H.) and Heather Michele (ex-Helion Prime)
The track, taken from the lore of the magic the gathering, follows the story line of the same name – Oath of the Gatewatch. Each singer plays a character from the story.
Today also marks the release of Planeswalker’s debut album – Tales of Magic.
Jason had this to say: “I’m so excited to see this project finally release it’s debut. When starting this project I wasn’t sure what to expect but I knew I just wanted to have a good time and work with Sozos again. In the last couple years I got really into the card game magic the gathering and it’s been a lot of fun getting to pick apart some of my favorite topics for this release.”
Sozos and the other singers all had their own things to say about the video/song as well.
Sozos Michael: “There it is! I am incredibly proud of everyone that put their heart and soul to make this song. “Oath of the Gatewatch” is one of the most intricate and complex pieces I have written, and it could well have collapsed under its own weight were it not for the stellar performances of our amazing guest singers. So thank you Brittney, Heather, Rav, we couldn’t have done this without you.”
R.A. Voltaire: “It’s amazing what can be accomplished when five Magic: the Gathering nerds join forces across the globe – creating one of the best Power Metal epics (with costumes, to boot!)”
Heather Michele: “Oath of the Gatewatch is one of the most fun endeavors I’ve had the opportunity to work on. The concept, the costumes, the amazing music from Planeswalker, and the incredible talent from all musicians involved makes this a truly special project. I hope you all love it as much as I do!”
Brittney Slayes: It’s such an honour to be a part of this project! Not only is it created by one of my oldest friends from the North American metal scene, but it includes some of my favourite voices in metal today and I couldn’t be more proud. This is the coolest, nerdiest side project of all time and I just count myself lucky to be a part of it. Hopefully you all enjoy the video that I climbed a tree to perform, and braved many a wild pup charging into the forest off the walking path to see just exactly what it was I was up to dancing around in the bushes lol 🙂 I had the greatest time with this song and I really hope you all will as well!