Depeche Mode “play chess” in the official video of their new “Ghosts Again” track
David Gahan and Martin Gore from the legendary British band Depeche Mode say goodbye to their friend and colleague Andy Fletcher who died last year with their new album “Memento Mori”. On February the 9th they released the title track “Ghosts Again” of the album, quoting images from the film “The Seventh Seal” by Ingmar Bergman, in which a knight plays chess with death.
Depeche Mode released the title track “Ghosts Again” from their upcoming album “Memento Mori” in the memory of the founding member and keyboard player Andy Fletcher who died suddenly last year from an aneurysm of the aorta.
The British band featured some chessboard images in their music video quoting Ingmar Bergman’s famous film “The Seventh Seal”. One of the most famous chess scenes in the film was the game between the knight Antonius Block and Death. The game in the film took place at a rocky shore and it was more than winning in chess as life of Antonius was at stake. The knight proceeded with the drawing of colors and was to play with White. “That is good,” Death said. “I love Black.”
The chess pieces used in the movie were sold at auction for 1 million Swedish crowns (£90,000)