London based cinematic metal band THE EVER LIVING have been left stranded ‘in the middle of nowhere’ after their crew ran off with all of their bags (including passports), equipment and footage.
The band were filming a music video in the wilderness near the Russian/Georgian border to promote their upcoming album Herephemine.
In a post published on Facebook on February 28, 2018, the band wrote the following statement:
Still trying to piece together what happened today, but the short version is that we are currently stuck in the middle of nowhere. We are stranded, without our passports and the crew have abandoned us. We had almost finished shooting when some sort of local enforcement showed up which resulted in the crew running off with everything; including our bags and all the footage! Our guess is that this might be to do with permissions for the location but we don’t know whether it was this or something else entirely. Right now we are trying everything we can to make contact with one of the crew so we can get home!”
The crew was a group of local kids who keyboardist/singer Chris and guitarist Andrei met when they were in the Georgia last year for inspiration while writing the album.
At the time of the pr release they had not yet recovered their belongings.
Update: The band posted this update on their Facebook page on March 2:
We are home! Very relieved. We have the footage and after a lot of drama we were reunited with the crew. Things are still not completely clear but it seems that one of the kids who arrived that day had run away from home and was being searched for by the army, or some border authority (crazy stuff). Not sure what happened to him; we didn’t see him again. The whole episode has been very bizarre. We will try and get the video edited as soon as possible and share it when we can. Thanks xxx”
While we wait for the sophomore release be sure to check out this haunting video from their debut album: