Visionary rock band Nowhere Nation has released the official video for rock anthem “Hell from Heaven,“ the final single and piece of the story off debut concept album, Omicron. CLICK HERE to watch. Check out the first look on MXDWN. Omicron tells the story of a corrupt, beyond-secret government agency. Created by Arthur Blume and produced by Doug Rockwell (5 Seconds of Summer, Sleeping with Sirens), each track from Omicron threads together a rich concept, architected like an adrenaline-pumping mini-movie, across the album’s twelve tracks.. The world of Omicron is inspired by the current socio-political climate in the United States, and features accompanying graphic-novel-style illustrations by Aidan Hughes of KMFDM fame. CLICK HERE to stream Omicron.
In the final installment of Omicron, Seven and Nine return to homes destroyed by Peter in his final act of revenge. They meet three years later, fall for each other again, and resolve to stay together. Peter’s son, a drone pilot, provides a glimpse of even more amoral conflicts to come in the sequel to Omicron.
“With Omicron I wanted to create not just an album of original songs but a pocket world — a realistic slice of our current geopolitical chaos, seen through the eyes of characters who are passionate about their work and (inconveniently at the same time) each other. I first met these characters and perceived their story arc years ago, but I never knew back then what incredible collaborators I’d find,” shares Blume. “When I got the first background track from Doug Rockwell (“Heaven and Earth”), I was almost too scared to listen to it, and I couldn’t believe how magnificent it sounded after just the first few seconds. When I saw Aidan Hughes’ first rough sketches for the accompanying art — which were quite good even as sketches — it was the first time I’d ever had anyone draw things I’d previously seen only inside my head, and it brought tears to my eyes. I wanted to create a work that rewards experiencing from start to finish, and thanks to Doug and Aidan I think we’ve succeeded. I’m thrilled to invite listeners into the world of Omicron and I hope they get pleasantly lost in there for a while.