Zenolith were a young Barrow-based death metal band, all trace of whom seems to have vanished, presumably as its constituents have grown up, cut their hair and moved on, embarrassed by the violent ambition of youth.
They were a game bunch and took part in a couple of Grizedale projects. For S Mark Gubb they gave acting a go in his horror movie, 'The Church of the Greys'.
A more complex arrangement involved Olaf Breuning, who was their prize for winning the Battle of the Bands. Olaf spent 2 weeks making a video with them. For Olaf it was a component of his film Home, whilst for the band it became a promotional video for their best song. The creative process — from Olaf's p.o.v. — chiefly involved pressing underage teenagers with cigarettes and alcohol from 9am, and getting them to think of zany visual things to do. During filming Zenolith increasing came alive, eventually driving the film forward with loads of ideas and enthusiasm — an exemplar education project bar the intoxicating substances provided by the artist.
Home was shown in the Coniston Water Festival in 2005, and has also been shown at other major venues around the world.
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