Monthly Archives: December 2018

SUNDAY RADIO INTERVIEW – Alex Novak of The Venus Fly Trap

Formed in Northampton-UK (famous for Bauhaus and Alan Moore cult comic writer) after parting company with electronic outfit Attrition in the late 1980s.

Early releases came out via French label Danceteria that led to tours of France,Belgium,Germany…European interest has always been strong leading to further albums being released by Azyl (Czech Republic),Spectre (Germany),Soundbuster (Germany)and SPV (Germany/Poland).

There have been many tours taking in France,Belgium,Holland,Germany,Czech Republic,Slovakia,Italy,Hungary,Austria,Poland and Finland…

The back catalogue was re-issued with new artwork by Big Blue in 2002…

VFT are a hard band to pigeonhole,taking their influences from many sources and amalgamating them into a congealed whole…but try “Bladerunner rock n roll/post-punk meets dark electronic wearing rose tinted shades

Mars (Danceteria 1989/SPV 2002) Totem(Danceteria 1990/SPV 2002) Pandoras Box (Danceteria 1992/SPV 2002) Luna Tide (Spectre 1995/SPV 2002) Dark Amour (Soundbuster 1997/SPV 2002) Anthology Of The Food (SPV 2000)

sampler+rarities, Zenith (Big Blue 2004) Celluloid (Big Blue 2005)

video clips, Metamorphosis 1987-2007 (Big Blue 2008

)best of compilation/re-issued as an LP Metamorphosis 1987-2010(Retinal 2016)

Producers have included Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus),Pat Fish (Jazz Butcher) and Martin Bowes (Attrition)…they have shared stages with Mission,Spacemen 3,Tom Verlaine(Television),Christian Death,Red LorryYellow Lorry,Jazz Butcher,Adrian Borland(Sound),Sultans Of Ping,Front Line Assembly,Clan Of Xymox, Cruxshadows,Das Ich,New Model Army,Killing Joke,Psyche,Sigue Sigue Sputnik,Attrition, All Gone Dead,Two Witches,Folk Devils,Inca Babies,Theatre of Hate,Pop Will Eat Itself,Chameleons,Spear of Destiny…and played at various festivals Carnival Of Souls (UK),Gotham (UK), Lumous (Finland),Castle Party (Poland),Vampira (Poland),Black Celebration (Belgium)….

I’ve been friends with Alex Novak for more than twenty years.

He’s been around since the early 80’s, playing music, publishing a music fanzine and running a record store.

Pete Dennis was kind enough to do all the questions regarding the new Venus Fly Trap album “Icon” on behalf of The Blackout Radio Show.

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

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Posted by on December 30, 2018 in Post Punk


Indarra releases debut video

Indarra, the brand new project from Canadian vocalist Sue Hutton (ex-Rhea’s Obsession), has just released their debut video for “Turn The Light Within” a track from their debut album entitled ‘Walk On Fire‘ on Metropolis Records.

“Turn The Light Within” features Sue Hutton on lead vocals, Debashish Sinha on percussion and backing vocals by Athan Maroulis of the band NØIR.

Click HERE to listen to the interview we did with Sue Hutton for The Blackout Radio Show.

The video was partly filmed at Indarra’s recent Pittsburgh performance by director J. Aaron Hager and produced by DJ/promoter Kelly Litzenberger.


Angel’s Arcana – Selva (2018)

(by Fondas Sumerson)
It’s true that Greece is not famous for producing “goth rock” music, as a few Greek bands choose to play this particular sub-genre of the dark alternative scene. The most important band of this genre – according to my opinion – is Opened Paradise, a band whose latest release “Buried in Rain“, took goth rock to new boundaries. Babis Nikou was the main composer of their brilliant songs, but since his artistic concerns never stop, he wanted to do something different, a bit more experimental.

In Angel’s Arcana he has forged a unique sound combining the dark dynamics of goth rock, the abstract pessimism of post rock, the intricate melancholy of prog rock, as well as the “primitive” feeling of folk, ambient and ethereal music. Add some hints of dark metal to all this and you get an album that will stay with you for a long time. Of course Babis’ guitar playing and composing style reminds of his former band, something that all fans of Opened Paradise (and goth rock in general) will definitelly apreciate! Another asset of “Selva” is Babis’ idea to work with many guests, well-know musicians that have added their own mark to the album.

After the riveting intro-song “Metamorphosis pt. I – Burn yourself with a Flaming Sword”, the album continues with the title track “Selva”. Imagine an atmospheric Aeon Sable song played by Opened Paradise in the context of their “Buried in Rain” album. Nino from Aeon Sable is guesting on this one and -as usually- gives a great vocal performance, adding a sensitive obscure feeling that is typical of him. The beautiful darkness of the song is unquestionable. Excellent!
Babis himself takes the microphone for 2 songs in the album, namely “The Constant Flame” and “Black Roses”, since he has a brilliant voice too (he was the main vocalist of symphonic metalers Visions of Atlantis for a brief period). The first one has a very obscure, heavy sound between Swans, Agalloch and Dead Can Dance with Nephilimesque guitars of the Elizium period. In one word… Masterpiece!
The second one is a fast-tempo tune with a distinct new wave rhythm section and melody, while its dark atmosphere results in a beautiful goth-wave song. Imagine Australian gothsters Ikon jamming with Sad Lovers & Giants. Brilliant!
The variety of songs continues with post-rock oriented tunes like “Moon on Dark Water” with elements of Alchest or Opeth, including a dreamlike narration from Kate West and Eloy’s Volcer Kuinke on recorder playing a beautiful folkish part in the middle that leads to an epic finale. “Ode to Aphrodite” is an emotional shoegaze song based on a poem by the Greek lyric poet Sappho (630BC – 580BC), red by Thomas McEvilley (1939 – 2013).
Metamorphosis pt. II – The Astral Dragon” is probably my favourite track on the album. It is a classic atmospheric goth rock song with the one and only Bob from NFD on vocals. Nephilim lovers will adore this one for sure, somewhere between NFD and the mid-tempo Opened Paradise songs like “Reverence” or “Yemanja”.As all beautiful things always reach an end, “Unhindered” concludes this excellent release. Here we have an ethereal rock song with Chrysa Tsaltampasi‘s (of the band “Spineless“) siren singing, a beautiful track in the vein of bands like ISON and The Eden House.
“Selva” from Angel’s Arcana proves that Babis’ music has no limits, as he can easily step anywhere he wants… I always considered him a multi-talented musician and a great compser. This realese finds him at his best.

Definitely one of the best albums for 2018, released on the very last day of the year. Do not miss this!
buy it from HERE
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Posted by on December 27, 2018 in Goth, etc.


Metropolis to release Parisian Post-Punk band FTR

Hailing from Paris, France, FTR features relentless driving bass, fuzzed out guitar and rumbling percussion with masterful interplay that delivers hypnotic, dark, goth-tinged, psychedelia infused, shoegazing feedback laden post punk.

The new album, Manners, slides easily from cacophonous noise rock to raw, cold pulsing rhythms to driving dark anthems and back with effortless grace.

This album will street on February 22nd, 2019 and will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl and through all digital formats.

Click HERE for pre-orders

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Posted by on December 27, 2018 in Post Punk


Long Night – Barren Land (2018)

(by Fondas Sumerson)

Tommy Olson has always been a very talented song writer, who -in addition- had the ability to transfuse his influences into new fresh ideas by adding his personal touch. It was Tommy’s “trademark sound” along with Jan’s legendary vocals that made Elusive a gothic rock favorite.
Two years after the release of their debut EP “Sorrow Returns“, LONG NIGHT are back with their first full length album. To be honest I was expecting a killer “goth rock” album, since Tommy and his boys are very good in composing dynamic songs in the familiar and much loved Elusive-style, but the band surprisingly decided to take their music to a new level, showcasing many new interesting influences in their sound.
Barren Land” is an album characterized by variety. It opens with “East of the Sun West of the Moon“, a song that Tommy and Jan (RIP) were working on since many years ago and which was supposed to be part of the next Elusive album that never saw the light of day, due to Jan’s tragic loss… We are talking about a song that would have been an instant Elusive “classic”. Mid-tempo rhythm section, well-worked guitars and amazing vocals by Mr. Osten! Totally addictive from the very first listen!
Of course, the Mission-like songs are still here (“The Night’s Ablaze“), as well as the Sisters of Mercy goth n’roll hits (“It’s All Gone“).

And they didn’t omit Elizium-like diamonds (“On a Little Snowy Field“), using drowning/slide guitars and expressive vocals, reminiscent to Fields of the Nephilm‘s “wail of sumer/and there will your heart be also”.
Black River” is a song full of southern guitars and “desert atmosphere”, in the vein of dark americana bands like the great Woven Hand. Indeed, the band’s influences are far from being strictly “goth rock” and this also becomes obvious in “The Rain Still Falls”.

While melancholic tunes like “Cold Light” add another sentimental touch to this outstanding release, I would like to focus on the last track of the album: “Flickering Lights” is a slow-tempo masterpiece that reminded me of the depressive sound of indie rock heroes Madrugada…. Splendid!
Last but not least, I shouldn’t forget to mention the amazing cover art of the album (made by Maria Delg who has also worked with Angels of Liberty, Aeon Sable, Rhombus,The Upper Classes, Sunfrost etc), which fits perfect this great release!
Summarizing, Long Night have released an absolutely beautiful album that will appeal not only to goth rockers, but to all the lovers of quality melancholic rock music. Well Done!

Buy it from HERE


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Posted by on December 23, 2018 in Goth


New Front Line Assembly album

Electro-Industrial act Front Line Assembly has always pushed the boundaries of the genre it helped define, a fact that remains true on their forthcoming album Wake Up The Coma.

This new album provides some surprising elements such as a cover of Falco‘s “Rock Me Amadeus” (feat. Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence), along with contributions from Robert Görl (DAF), Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost), and Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Cocksure, Ministry).

Wake Up The Coma will street on February 8th, 2019 on all digital formats, CD and a limited edition 2 LP vinyl set.

The following is taken from the site of Metropolis Records:

“Front Line Assembly is the primary focus of Vancouver-based musician Bill Leeb. A founding member of Skinny Puppy, Leeb moved on to form FLA in 1986 with Michael Balch, releasing some cassettes (since released as Total Terror I & II) which paved the way for their 1987 releases: The Initial Command, State of Mind, and Corrosion. In late 1988, they recorded the mini-LP Disorder, since combined with Corrosion and released as Corroded Disorder. Their 1989 release, Gashed Senses and Crossfire, further cemented their popularity in the industrial scene, and prompted their first world tour. By 1990, Balch had departed and Rhys Fulber rounded out the duo, releasing Caustic Grip. But it was two years later when the duo released what for many has become the genre’s crowning moment, the classic album Tactical Neural Implant, which to this day still defines the best of industrial music.

FLA enraged many of their fans in 1994 when they began to experiment with their established electronic-only sound. Millenium, with its heavy doses of live and sampled metal guitars, dared its audience to grow and expand with the band beyond industrial’s perceived barriers. Front Line stepped to the firing line again in 1995 with Hard Wired, which reflected both a return to form and a continued embracing of the guitar. Hard Wired not only picked up where Implant left off, it improved on the sound by adding in elements of all of their side projects. A fall European tour was recorded for the 1996 release Live Wired, their first concert CD ever. Also in 1996, Front Line Assembly followed up Hard Wired with two CD singles, “Circuitry” and “Plasticity“, and toured North America with Numb and Die Krupps.

1997 saw the first realignment of Front Line Assembly since 1990, with the departure of Rhys Fulber and the addition of Chris Peterson to the ranks. Front Line’s 1998 album, FLAvor of the Weak, featured the band’s first flirtation with electronica. Re-Wind, a twin CD of remixes, followed later that year. The duo then released Implode in 1999, and Epitaph in 2001. Epitaph exhibited building intros, trancy synth lines, pulsing beats, and solid melodies, which proved to be contagious anthems for a new future of industrial music.

After the 2001 release of Epitaph, another changing of the FLA “guard” occurred: Chris Peterson left, and original member, Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Conjour One) returned. The newly charged Front Line Assembly delivered the highly anticipated Maniacal single in late 2003. The successful single laid the ground work for the 2004 album Civilization, and Vanished EP which featured three unreleased tracks.

Then finally in 2005 came the event that everyone was waiting for, a Front Line Assembly fusion. Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber, and Chris Peterson with new members Jeremy Inkel, Adrian White, and Jarod Slingerland began working on the 2006 album, Artificial Soldier. The newly re-formed line-up managed to create an album that no only lived up to the expectations of Front Line Assembly fans, but surpassed them. Heavy pounding beats, atmospheric strings, percolating melodies, dynamic synths and Bill Leeb’s trademark vocals couldn’t be fused together any tighter if you tried to do it at an atomic level. As if all of those factors weren’t enough, two guest vocalists appear on Artificial Soldier – Eskil Simonsson from Covenant (on “The Storm“) and Jean-Luc De Meyer from Front 242 (on “Future Fail”)! After the release of the album, the band embarked on a successful world tour, and released the remix album Fallout one year later.

Throughout the years, FLA has seen many line-up changes. Bill Leeb remains the constant behind the band. For 2010, a new line-up has emerged featuring Jeremy Inkel, Chris Peterson on programming duties, and Jared Slingerland on Guitars, and FLA has been joined by Three Inches of Blood guitarist Justin Hagberg, and guest keyboardist Craig Huxtable of Landscape Body Machine.

The result of this reinvigorated lineup is the all new album Improvised. Electronic. Device. As well as the Shifting Through The Lens single. The new songs demonstrate that FLA has not lost its edge over the past almost two and a half decades. And as if Front Line Assembly’s legacy and namesake alone weren’t enough for the album, Al Jougensen from Ministry contributes his vocals to the song “Stupidity.”

Bill’s work can also be heard on a wide number of side projects, including Noise Unit, Delerium, InterMix, Cyberaktif, Equinox, and Synaesthesia. Bill has also contributed music to the popular video game, Quake 3 – The Arena.”

Click HERE to pre order the new album Wake Up The Coma


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Posted by on December 21, 2018 in Electronic


Metropolis Records to release more classic Legendary Pink Dots albums!

Metropolis Records will be re-releasing another pair of classic albums by The Legendary Pink Dots!

This includes both The Golden Age, originally released in 1987, along with Malachai (Shadow Weaver Part 2) originally released in 1993.

Both of these remastered titles will be released on February 22nd, 2019 via all digital formats, compact disc and a special limited edition vinyl LP version.

Malachai (Shadow Weaver Part 2)

The Legendary Pink Dots classic Malachai (Shadow Weaver part 2) is now presented in a 2018 Remastered version. “Malachai” is the second half of the “Shadow Weaver” project, recorded simultaneously with Shadow Weaver. Special guest for this one was Steve Stapleton (Nurse With Wound, Current 93). A tripped out, challenging dive into experimentalism and a favorite for fans of The Legendary Pink Dots.

01. Joey The Canary
02. Kingdom Of The Flies
03. Encore Une Fois/Wildlife Estate
04. Pavane
05. Window On The World
06. On The Boards
07. We Bring The Day
08. Paris 4AM

Click HERE to pre-order Malachai (Shadow Weaver Part 2)

The Golden Age (2018 Remastered Edition)

Legendary Pink Dots classic The Golden Age is now presented in a 2018 Remastered version. 1988. Half of the 6 piece Legendary Pink Dots had quit after a long tour. Edward Kaspel & The Silverman were living in a caravan. It was never going to be a happy album, yet it remains a personal favorite for the 2 survivors of LPDs class of ’88. A masterful set of avant-garde, experimentalist melancholia.

01. Maniac
02. The Talent Contest
03. The More It Changes
04. Hotel Noir
05. Stille Nacht
06. The Month After
07. Lisa’s Seperation – The Golden Age
08. Black Castles
09. And Even The Vegetables Screamed – Regression
10. Black List
11. Methods
12. Our Lady Cervetori

Click HERE to pre-order The Golden Age (2018 Remastered Edition)

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Posted by on December 20, 2018 in Alternative, Post Punk


Didier Leboz & Lord Litter (both ex Das Freie Orchester) are cooperating again

Back in 1991, I used to roam the streets of Berlin, Germany, with legendary underground musician and radio DJ, Lord Litter.

To be honest, I was impressed by the promotion of the new Nirvana album, “Nevermind”.

The swimming baby that was chasing the dollar under the surface of the sea was everywhere. It was too much of a promo…

You would see posters of the record cover on buses, billboards, and plastic bags…

A music artist would never lose with the budget that this record label used to promote the album…

But we were underground musicians so, one night Lord Litter took me to the other side of the city, East Berlin.

Already two years had passed since the Berlin wall was brought down and I could hardly find traces of it.

You could follow a cement line where a part of the wall was before and you would lose it lost in some bushes.

But you could easily tell where West Berlin would end and where East Berlin would start, because the structure, the quality and the colors of the buildings were different…

Lord Litter was playing with a band from East Berlin that was going by the name Das Freie Orchester, so that night we went to their rehearsal.

They were very friendly people (we went for tomato soup when the rehearsal was over) and they sounded great.

If you want to listen to some of their tracks, click HERE and the link will take you to their Soundcloud.

If you wonder why I am writing all this, it is because 27 years later, today in other words, I got this message from Lord Litter:

Didier Leboz & Lord Litter (both ex Das Freie Orchester) are cooperating again.

In the works is an electro acoustic / spoken word concept piece using the german language.”

Lord Litter never stopped producing music and you should keep an eye on his projects and his radio show (follow THIS link to do so) cause he is great.

Check his psychedelic, weird, cinematic 2016 album “Lights Out“…

So, I looked up to Wikipedia about DFO, to write some details about them on this very post that you read now, and I the only information I found was in German.

I decide to make a google translation and came up with this:

“Das Freie Orchester

Berlin avant-garde band, 1986 (a.a.O. 1984) until 1992.

Moving in the field of experimental electronics and Krautrock à la Can, Cluster and Tangerine Dream. Numerous sessions, solo projects and collaborations (also with West German musicians such as Harald Grosskopf and Lutz Ulbrich of Ashra and the former Kluster and Tangerine Dream member Conrad Schnitzler) were documented on the band’s own tape label toads cassettes. From the tape “Now” without Thomasius and Willner, for it rose independent radio legend Lord Litter at DFO. In 1992, the band broke up.

After his separation from the DFO Jörg Thomasius worked several times closely with the legendary avant-garde musician Conrad Schnitzler together, later again with the former DFO colleague Gui Gust, who played in 1992 in Lord Litter’s band.

Dieter Zobel also worked sporadically with Litter together (under the pseudonym “Didier LeBoz“), released two albums with Freicore in the mid-90s and later ran the solo projects Shwaan, Reaktorsynth and Dubspace (here together with Alexander Istschenko from Herbst in Beijing).”


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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Prog-rock


Peter Murphy with David J -Athens 2018

pic by Vasilis Kosmidis

It’s a few minutes after the end of “Peter Murphy 40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration Featuring David J”and we are in Athens, Greece having a beer with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite while the roadies are packing the gear.

They are flying to the next city tomorrow for the last gig of the European leg of the tour and he will be happy to spend the holidays back home.

The American tour will follow in January so a few days of rest will refill their batteries…

It was a good crowd tonight” he says to his old pal Andi Sex Gang.

How many people do you recon were there tonight, Mike?” Andi asks me…

I look around as there are some people swiping the floor gathering trash into a small hill “I estimate a good 3000…” I reply.

It’s been 35 years since I saw Bauhaus on stage and for sure tonight’s setlist was as great as it was in 1983.

It was a trip down memory lane for every fan of the band.

Round 10.30, the first notes of “Double Dare” made the audience go wild and it was followed by all the tracks of the first Bauhaus album, “In The Flat Field“.

The light show was outstanding and the band was in high spirits.

I turned to Sex Gang Children manager Lara Mcelligott, who was behind me taking photos and shooting videos, and asked her to give me some of them.

Murphy’s baritone voice started singing about the bats that “have left the bell tower” taking us back to 1979 when every record label turned down their “Bela Lugosi’s dead” except from Pete Stennett, owner of Small Wonder, a record store in Walthamstow, London, that believed in it and released it as a 12” EP.

David J, who earlier this year re-released the pivotal ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ LP on Glass Modern,  stands as a rock, perfectly weaving the sound of his bass guitar with the sounds of Marc Slutsky’s drums.

Slutsky is perfect on “She’s in Parties”. He is a very experienced drummer and has toured with Third Eye Blind, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Vertical Horizon.  He recorded two albums with Splender; 1999’s “Halfway Down the Sky” produced by Todd Rundgren, and “To Whom it May Concern” in 2001.

He has also toured and/or recorded with Kylie Minogue, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship),Todd Rundgren, and Pink to name but a few.

pic by Vasilis Kosmidis

Mark Gemini Thwaite nails it on “Passion of Lovers”. I knew how good he was since my band opened for The Mission UK back in 2000 when Mark (aka MGT) was playing the guitar for them. He has been strumming his guitar for Spear of Destiny, Tricky, Gary Numan, toured with Ricky Warwick and The Fighting Hearts and also recorded with Primitive Race.

What can one say about Peter Murphy?

His latest solo studio album, “Lion” that was produced by Martin Glover, aka Youth, came out in 2014 (“Wild Birds Live Tour” and “Remixes from Lion” followed in 2015 while his fourth solo live album “Bare-Boned And Sacred” recorded at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge in April 2016, came out in 2017).

He shared the stage with Trent Reznor, founded Dali’s Car with the late Mick Karn and he is as cool as he was when I first saw him back in 1983, but now he is more mature.

When he is on stage, he looks like he is at home…

Don’t miss the opportunity to see them playing live.

You won’t believe how quick 90 minutes can pass…

I’d like to add here that the Greek heavy psychedelic band The Steams opened the show, playing for about 30 minutes, tracks from their debut album “Wild Ferment”.

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Posted by on December 15, 2018 in Concerts / Performances, Goth


Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and LA’s Beauty in Chaos fire loaded version of ‘20th Century Boy’

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen fires loaded version of ‘20th Century Boy’ with Beauty in Chaos
Debut album features members of The Cure, The Mission, Cheap Trick, Ministry, The Offspring, Ice T & more

While Ministry is mid-way through their current North American tour, frontman Al Jourgensen, together with LA-based Beauty in Chaos, have unveiled their new video for ’20th Century Boy’. This is one of 14 brilliant tracks found on the debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’.

This album, which was released via the LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective on vinyl and CD on November 30, features nearly 80 minutes of music, curated by guitarist Michael Ciravolo on deluxe CD and limited-edition heavy weight, colored vinyl.

“The Beauty in Chaos project is a tribute to both community and family and what I think is lacking in the music industry these days. It’s an honor to be a part of this great line up! At 60, I never thought I’d be singing “I’m your Boy, I’m your fucking Toy”, but maybe all the AARP discounts are helping me stay young,” says Al Jourgensen.

Born of frustration and creativity, this project an audio assemblage curated by LA-based guitarist Michael Ciravolo and produced by Ministry’s Grammy-nominated producer Michael Rozon at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio.

Originally from New Orleans and now based in LA, Michael Ciravolo has played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, most recently on ‘Broken Songs for Broken People’ (2017). Perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research, he has also played live and recorded with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.

The debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ also numerous other music luminaries, including Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), Michael Aston(Gene Loves Jezebel), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Dirk Doucette(Gene Loves Jezebel), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), Evi VineBetsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Marc Danzeisen (The Riverdogs), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK), Rudy Matchinga (Red Scare), Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), and Tish Ciravolo (StunGun/ Daisy Rock Guitars).

“I initially met Al while we were recording his vocals for this song, and our shared interest in Jaguar cars and old country music (and wine) sparked a wonderful friendship. He offered me the opportunity to engineer and mix the last Ministry record ‘Amerikkkant’. Quite an honor for me as I view Al as a true architect of sound. We are on track to record the new Ministry record in February 2019,” says Michael Rozon.

Earlier the band previewed the singles ‘Man of Faith’ feat. Wayne Hussey of The Mission and Simon Gallup of The Cure, as well as ‘Storm’ feat. Ashton Nyte (The AwakeningMGTand ‘Look Up’ feat. Tish Ciravolo.

The video for ‘20th Century Boy’ was produced by Industrialism Films and directed by Vicente Cordero, who says, “Working again with Beauty In Chaos and Michael is always a pleasant adventure. Out of the 3 videos we have done, each has been a completely different visual approach specifically designed for each song. When we made the video we wanted to go with a raw feel so we decided to film in a seedy bar and have a high energy performance, and Al Jourgensen and BIC did deliver”.

“This was a song I always wanted to cover, and finding out Al was also a T. Rex fan turned on the light for me to do this,” explains Michael Ciravolo. “Ironically, my now wife Tish and I’s first real date was seeing MINISTRY at Lollapalooza in ’92. They were simply brutal and what a sonic assault!  We both became big fans. Fast-forward 25 years and Al is sitting in my studio singing and blowing harp on this song! Tish and I sharing the stage with him in this video was pretty special and it shows that you never know where life will take you”.

‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’ is available on CD and digitally, including on iTunesSpotify and Bandcamp. CDs and vinyl can be ordered from the Beauty in Chaos website at

Tish Ciravolo – vocals
Michael Ciravolo – guitars
Michael Rozon – live drums and bass guitar
Written by Michael Ciravolo and Tish Ciravolo
Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon
Album artwork by Sarah Sheriff

1. ROAD TO ROSARIO ft. Michael Aston
2. STORM ft. Ashton Nyte
3. MAN OF FAITH ft. Wayne Hussey & Simon Gallup
4. 20th CENTURY BOY ft. Al Jourgensen
5. DRIFTING AWAY ft. Robin Zander
6. MEMORY OF LOVE ft. Johnny Indovina
7. LOOK UP ft. Tish Ciravolo
8. UN-NATURAL DISASTER ft. dUg Pinnick & Ice T
9. THE LONG GOODBYE ft. Wayne Hussey
10. BEAUTY LIES WITHIN ft. Johnny Indovina
12. I WILL FOLLOW YOU ft. Evi Vine
13. HELIOTROPE ft. Betsy Martin

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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Alternative