Today, Deep Purple are setting sails into new waters with their first ever animated video.
The official video for “The Surprising”, one of the fan favourites from the international success “inFinite”, takes the viewer on a journey through the magical fifty-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story – Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse – through a stormy ship cruise full of allusions and sees them riding off into the sunset.
The video has been directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke alongside director Peter Rogers who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the Deep Purple movie documentary “From Here To inFinite”.
Coinciding with the video premiere, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are happy to announce and celebrate the worldwide chart success of the band’s recent #1 album “inFinite” by releasing a very special, strictly limited gold edition on November 3rd. Being released in a high-quality 2CD digipak with brand new artwork, the gold edition will feature all of the great masterpieces from “inFinite” while also including a brand new, previously unreleased 80min live show from the biggest metal festival in France, Hellfest 2017, as a bonus. Thousands of fans assembled to witness this very rocking, a very real performance which will also be available as “The inFinite Live Recordings, Pt. 1” on 3-vinyl and has also been produced by Bob Ezrin.