hAND Announce Artistic Collaboration With Demo Scene Group

Progressive rock act hAND have announced details that they are working with an international demoscene group to produce the band’s first music video. The piece will accompany hAND’s chiptune-inspired track “Level 1” which is taken from their upcoming third album.

The video will be available in downloadable executable and prerendered forms.  The design, production and development process is expected to take many months, with the initial stages already underway.

The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing “demos”, which are audio-visual presentations that are generated and run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off coding, artistic, and musical skills by producing something unique, exciting and visually stunning.

The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari 800 and Amstrad CPC, and came to prominence during the rise of the 16/32-bit home computers (mainly the Amiga or Atari ST).  The demo scene is widespread, with around 50 ‘demoparty’ events – which host competitions, collaborations and meetups – held every year.

hAND are a 4 piece female fronted progressive rock / metal band from Sussex. Their second album “Breathing” was released in 2011 via Femme Metal Records and Brutal Elite Records, and was hailed ”Nothing short of stunning” - Sea Of Tranquillity.

More info about hAND can be found at www.handtheband.com

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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