The last video of Mark Lanegan before his death has been released.
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‘Hiraeth’, from the late grunge icon and Joe Cardamone’s side project Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe, features a final shot of the head of Screaming Trees, with a collage of his entire career.
The second half of the video shows Lanegan and Cardamone wandering the woods around Killarney, Ireland, where Lanegan moved at the end of his life.
The couple took the video following his near-death experience from COVID-19. Lanegan died at the age of 57 in February.
“When I went to Killarney to visit Mark after COVID/coma, we only had a week to work on filming and modest resources,” said Cardamone. Turn of video.
“We were just together every day and trying to get through it. A lot of pictures and filming while I was there with him multiplied. This is a chance to spend some time together and let Mark show me his new hometown. He looked so happy there, more than I’ve ever seen in Los Angeles. Surrounded by nature and peace. It’s a breathtaking corner of the world. “
He continued, “On the last day, we all decided to visit a side of the lake that Mark had yet to explore. We walked and talked in the woods for a few hours and fired the camera at the end. I had always hoped to do some ‘Hiraeth’ pictures but we were running out of time and hanging out took precedence. “
Lanegan previously said that Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe was born from his and Cardamone’s desire to explore beyond the boundaries of the genres they had previously worked in.
“The fact that it’s unlike anything either of us has done before is what makes this very exciting for me,” Lanegan said last year. “When you’ve done as much as Joe and I have, you have to constantly be different and challenging to keep yourself engaged.”
They released their self-titled debut album last October.
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