WARMEN – animated video for “A World Of Pain” released

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When Janne & Antti Wirman reactivated their joint band WARMEN in August 2023, nobody could have guessed what was in store for us. In the past, WARMEN was known more as a side project and playground for the CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist, but with “Here For None,” the men (Janne „Warman” Wirman, Petri Lindroos, Antti „Warman” Wirman, Jyri Helko & Seppo Tarvainen) released a breathtaking melodic death metal masterpiece and impressively followed in the footsteps of Janne‘s former band.
 
“Here For None” entered the Finnish and German album charts straight away and not only caused open mouths in these countries. The album has already been streamed over a million times on Spotify alone.
 
Today, the band presents an animated music video for one of the most popular songs from the album, “A World Of Pain.”
 
The fully animated video clip was created by students on the Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media) programme at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. They have spent the last 15 weeks working on the video and the result is a visual firework, an animated short film. Producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton, along with their team, spent around 3000 hours creating the video. (Credits list below)

The band states:
“We’re delighted to announce that we’ve now got an animated video from RMIT University and we have to say, it’s fantastic. It’s an incredible visual firework that matches our song: A World Of Pain. Probably the most brutal song on the last album. It’s always fun to play it live. Very different from what we have ever done before. Have fun watching it!”

Aaron McLoughlin adds:
“Our first impression of the track was how epic the raw emotion sounded, so we really wanted to convey that sense of scale. As always, the talented RMIT animation students never fail to impress, and they conceived this brutal off-world setting where big things occur. The concept art was so fantastic, we immediately knew we must incorporate lots of visual effects with the hand-drawn animation, much more than we’d ever done previously. I’m super proud of the result – it’s a planet-crushing track and the team worked countless hours to visualise the power of Warmen!”

Working with Flori from Reaper Entertainment, the RMIT University students have been producing stunning videos for countless bands including CHILDREN OF BODOM, ALESTORM, KORPIKLAANI, TANKARD, PAIN, WOLFCHANT, and many more.

Live Shows:

21.6.2024 – Nummirock, Kauhajoki Finland
30.6.2024 – Tuska festival, Helsinki Finland
13.7.2024 – Metallivuori, Turku Finland
02.8.2024 – Saarihelvetti, Tampere Finland
08.8.2024 – Dark river festival, Kotka Finland
17.8.2024 – Tavastia, Helsinki Finland
08.11.2024 – Kaaoszine festival, Vaasa Finland


WARMEN online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warmen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warmen_band

WARMEN – A WORLD OF PAIN
ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO 2023-2024
– CREDIT LIST

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Created by students in the Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media) program at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Web: www.rmitanimation.net

Directors: Inthira Deuansavan, Atticus Kim, Cindy Mai, George Margvelashvili

Production Managers: Simon Norton, Aaron McLoughlin, Li Zhang

Production Designers: Danika Alwyn, Yating Chang, Guanwei Chen, Inthira Deuansavan, Melanie Jackson, Atticus Kim, Jia Xuan Law, Daze Liu, Cindy Mai, Shereen Vanya Regine Makinto, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Aaron McLoughlin, Jasmine Muy, Jordana Nguyen, Simon Norton, Griffin George Puthenpurayil, Lucas Stewart, Je Hahn Tan, George Vyssaritis, Artisan Wardhana, Jui-Ting Yen, Andrea Yiannis, Jessie Yin, Li Zhang

Character Designers: Inthira Deuansavan, Atticus Kim, Cindy Mai

Background Designers: Inthira Deuansavan, Jordana Nguyen

Colour Designers: Cindy Mai, Jordana Nguyen

Lead Animators: Yating Chang, Guanwei Chen, Melanie Jackson, Atticus Kim, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Simon Norton, Aodhan Redmond, Kelsey Reichelt, Chen Shi, Nicola Soldatos, Courtney Spencer, Je Hahn Tan, Andrea Yiannis

Assistant Animators: Yunlin Bai, Vanessa Bui, Sacha Bryning, Hannah Cimenoglu, Mulan Diao, Massimo Gamboni, Clarissa Hendri, Jay Leung, Leo Norman, Natalie Poon, Qige Qi, Nicole Sequiera, Cindy Truong, Kaylin Van Biljon, Carrie Weng, Samantha Yao, Jessie Yin, Li Zhang

Effects Animators: Atticus Kim, Jia Xuan Law, Shereen Vanya Regine Makinto, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Aaron McLoughlin, Simon Norton, Griffin George Puthenpurayil, Lucas Stewart, Milka Kurnia Surja, Je Hahn Tan

Background Artists: Yunlin Bai, Vanessa Bui, Yating Chang, Inthira Deuansavan, Jana Enriquez, Changge Huang, Melanie Jackson, Atticus Kim, Erin Kim, Cindy Mai, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Jordana Nguyen, Courtney Spencer, Lucas Stewart, Nathan Tannady, Liam Wheatley, Jui-Ting Yen, Jessie Yin, Joy Zou

Compositors: Georgiy Margvelashvili, Aaron McLoughlin, Simon Norton

Producers: Aaron McLoughlin, Simon Norton