The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) premieres the music video for “Nothing But Dust”, experience ancient wisdom and philosophy through the sounds of progressive mental overload!

British poetic/alternative and progressive storytelling lords The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) premieres the music video for “Nothing But Dust”, taken from the upcoming record ”Trust No Leaders”, which will be released in 2022.

Here is the video, visual art at the highest form of art – once more. Completely following the catchiness of the song, it’s heavy riffs, great bass lines by Andrea – of course Daphnis perfect narrative skills. It follows the story even better, showing what will happen because of shallowness and stupidity of human race – searching for so-called advancement. In the video, duo presented the images from the so-called most highest advancement, humans went successfully into space and everything is digital and advanced. And there is a problem, there are going back to Earth to the deserts to find themselves – the meaning in their life’s -to find life, since all of technology and advancement didn’t gave them what they want – that is peace and true acknowledged of themselves and life. Perfectly adapted images to the video shows once again -that this two not only created special aural experience, but the visual one, as well. This video is a high form of conceptual art, like the rest of the videos that they made.

Možda je crno-bijela slika koja prikazuje 2 ljudi, brada, ljudi stoje i u zatvorenom

And of course, smooth riffs by Andrea, perfect narration and vocals by Daphne – follow the atmosphere in the proper way in the video, create a one whole masterpiece of higher and divine art. It is interesting that the guys not only pointed out Persia with imagery, but ancient Greece as well. Since the Greece is the main cradle of civilization, showing how this ancient civilizations had their own philosophy – that were more advanced – than todays so-called technology and advancement. Ancient man have known how to embrace themselves, their environment, others around them – but most importantly their own trades that they had within them. Like In Rumi’s philosophy, one of the greatest mystics and poets from 13th c. – it can be acknowledged, how advance people were.

They mastered themselves first, to build some advancement and to create – a world full of wisdom, excitement, hope and knowledge. This is completely opposite of today’s world – who is going further to became a civilizations in space from the video. Today we have people that put in the first place others, instead themselves – chancing some shallow things, thinking that being wise and smart is something to be ashamed about. And like the story and the video presented and said – the world will go eventfully to the previous state of things – the primal once. That does not mean – that the civilizations will go backwards, it means that they lost themselves so much, that they need to get to the primal state of things – to find their true selves. This is the point of the song, to search for your true humanity, not being blind and getting back to your own wisdom, mental state of mind and empathy towards everything around us. All of this goes perfectly with the outstanding visual images that portraits art at it’s highest form. It is a aural and visual experience – with progressive mental divinity that never fades away.

Embrace ancient wisdom and knowledge through progressive mental aural and visual divinity.

The duo states this about the new song: 

”Nothing but Dust’ addresses the theme of modern man’s search for his soul. It revisits the ancient practice of desert hermitage as a means to confront and enrich one’s soul. Ancient man would spend months in the solitude of desert which they believed to be the pathway to the soul.
The lyrics recall the sounds and semantics of the poems of the 13th c. Persian mystic, Rumi, while the music has Arabian influences. In this increasingly material world we live in, the song, to quote Jung, finds solace in the ‘desert of one’s soul’ – through poetry and metal.”


Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS), are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020. Their debut album Full Spectrum, released on 21st February 2021, fills a gap in music by bringing literature, theatre, and history, fusing rock and metal, with poetry performance.


Hailed as “pioneers of a new form of expression” through the performance of poetry in music, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a UK-based duo comprising Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) who came together in London in early 2020 to record their debut album, ”Full Spectrum”, which they released on  February 26th in 2021. The duo draws inspiration from many sources stemming from Tool through to Kraftwerk and Russian Circles, as well as absorbing the poetry of Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison in their lyrics and ‘poetry performance’Tcomas’s music strives to fill a gap in music by bringing literature and history together into an arena where rock and metal meets electronica. Their musical and lyrical themes are very much rooted in the duo’s interests in classical literature and theatre, as well as in the fields of philosophy, history, and psychology.

Since their inception at the start of 2020Tcomas have managed to establish themselves as a formidable collaborative. To date, the duo have successfully produced seven very well-received music videos and singles, as well as unveiling their debut album, ”Full Spectrum”. The band’s sixth song, Love in the Time of Pestilence, also graced many playlists including Spotify official playlist: Progressive Metal and The oTHERS.

The pair are already laying down plans for their sophomore album, which is due to arrive in 2022. The record is an invigorating expression of sheer outrage enflamed by the current global crisis. The new album reveals a more aggressive side of the band. Recorded this year at TCOMAS’ studio in Camden Town, London. The record is loaded with politically charged and satirical themes with lyrical content petitioning listeners to open their eyes to the grim realities of modern society and the darkness of human nature. Indicative of the duo’s incoming album, Tcomas’s latest single, Count The Dead, is a stark and brutal attack against world leaders and their gross neglect.




Check out the premiere for the music video of ”Nothing But Dust”, below:

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