In line with his European tour Mark Lanegan Band has released the video for ‘Emperor’ from his critically acclaimed album ‘Gargoyle.’

Director Joshua Lipworth says of the video:

“The story is based on the desperate final hours of a dictator ousted by his own people and loosely based on the fall of Ceausescu, the Romanian dictator. Firmly in denial of his desperate circumstance, he marches steadfastly towards his tragic demise. His grip on reality faltering with every step. The video was shot in 16mm on location in Estonia. Predominantly in the suburbs of Tallin and the deserted underwater soviet prison camp of Rummu.”


Critical acclaim for ‘Gargoyle’:

“Bringing diverse soundscapes and lyrical moods into a hugely enjoyable whole, Lanegan ascends to goth-synth perfection… A triumph.”MOJO ★★★★★

“A bravura statement from an artist still sounding fresh three decades into his career.” – The Observer ★★★★★

“Glorious… Lanegan is in the form of his career.” – The Guardian ★★★★

“Gargoyle takes the electronic bedrock of its predecessor and kicks it up a notch.” – Q Magazine ★★★★

“Lanegan is on fine form here… Gargoyle continues the electronica sound of past albums, but this time the songs seem more expansive and – whisper it quietly – upbeat.” – Sunday Times

“An album of multifarious treasures… Lanegan sounds rejuvenated.” – Record Collector ★★★★


“Gargoyle has an early 80s UK electronic rock feel, with Lanegan’s rough vocal rasp sawing through musical timbres reminiscent of what was being played out at Manchester’s Factory.” – The WIRE


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