Dark Station Debuts ‘Ryse’ Lyric Video

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Dark Station debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Ryse‘ Friday.  The song is the fifth single from the band’s debut album Down in the Dark.  The single and video were preceded by the debut of four of the album’s other singles, ‘Heroes,’ ‘Obvious,’, ‘No Life,’ and ‘Villain.’

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Ryse’ leans to an industrial metal style breakdown in its opening bars, that lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Fear Factory, Crossbreed and Static-X.  That same sound is used in the song’s chorus sections and rounds out the song in its finale while the rest of the song boasts more of a pure melodic hard rock sound.  The balance of those two distinctly different styles works well here, with the end result being just one of many high points of Down in the Dark‘s musical side.

The song’s lyrical theme is meant to deliver a statement about unity in difficult times, according to a statement from front man Nathan Spades.

“Ryse is about coming together as a group and standing up for what’s right,” he said. “It’s about the power of the unified voice of the people”

Guitarist Kyle Ort expanded on Spades’ comments with his own statement.

“We wrote this song over a year ago, but we decided to create a video for it because we feel like it fits perfectly with all of the turmoil of 2020,” said Ort.

‘Ryse’ is available to stream and download here.

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Porn Debuts ‘A Lovely Day’ Remix

Goth-Industrial rock band Porn is revisiting its latest album No Monsters in God’s Eyes.

The band will release a collection of remixes of songs from that album soon.  The band released the first single from that collection of songs April 16 with a remix of the song ‘A Lovely Day.’  The new remix was crafted by fellow Goth-Industrial outfit Combichrist, and features a keyboard-driven arrangement that picks up the tempo from the original song.

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‘A Lovely Day’ is just one of the songs that is featured in Porn’s new collection of remixes from No Monsters in God’s Eyes.  Other songs from the album receive the remix treatment from the likes of Stabbing Westward, Orgy and Chris Vrenna (ex-Nine Inch Nails).

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Porn’s New LP Is One Of The Most Unique Hard Rock/Metal Albums Of 2020

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The countdown to the release of goth rock band Porn’s new album No Monsters in God’s Eyes is now at two weeks.  In anticipation of the album’s scheduled March 27 release, which is the finale to the band’s three-part epic story of Mr. Strangler, the band debuted the video for the album’s latest single, ‘Dead in Every Eyes’ Tuesday.  The song is the album’s opener.  Interestingly enough, the song’s companion video is the finale to a series of videos that tell the story of Mr. Strangler’s final days, leading up to his execution in the electric chair.  That story of Mr. Strangler’s end and the overall concept behind this album serves as its most important element, and will be discussed shortly.  The song’s musical arrangements add to its interest as well.  They will be addressed a little later.  The record’s production and mixing round out its most important elements and will also be addressed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of No Monsers in God’s Eyes.  All things considered, they make the record definitely one of this year’s most intriguing new hard rock and metal albums.

The third and final installment in Porn’s story of Mr. Strangler is one of the most unique and intriguing albums to be released so far this year.  Set for release March 27, the album stands out among its hard rock and metal counterparts in large part because of its overall story, which finds its main character, Mr. Strangler, finally arrested and in jail, awaiting his execution.  If any other hard rock and/or metal act out there has ever released any album of this nature, such instance has been rare.  It really gives a rare look into the mind of an extremely mentally sick individual.  Adding to the interest here is that Mr. Strangler clearly has absolutely no remorse for what he has done.  It’s disturbing to say the least.  Oddly enough, that disturbing nature in itself generates its own share of engagement for listeners.  The closest comparison that can be made here is to the controversial “Making a Killer” podcast that so many people have talked about in the past year or so.  Of course, one could also make a comparison to the stories of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, too.  Even with such comparisons in mind, listeners cannot deny that listening to Mr. Strangler recall what he has done, understanding what he is and making a very distinct anti-religious statement as his final words is strangely engaging, like a bloody crash on a major interstate highway.  This alone makes this album stand out.  It is just one part of what makes the album stand out.  The musical content that accompanies the record’s extremely disturbing yet engaging lyrical content adds its own share of interest to the record’s presentation.

The musical arrangements that accompany the album’s unsettling lyrical are key for the LP’s presentation because of their ability to connect with a wide range of goth, metal and hard rock fans.  Right from the album’s opener, audiences get a work that has hints of Marilyn Manson and Orgy and even some Type O Negative.  The brooding, dark sound will instantly connect with the noted audiences with its controlled heaviness.  It will ensure listeners’ engagement as the album progresses into the far more up-tempo ‘High Summer Sun,’ the LP’s lead single.  This keyboard-driven work is instantly comparable to the best works of Orgy.  The guitar work and time keeping couple with the keyboards to add even more to its impact.  ‘A Lovely Day,’ the album’s second single, presents an arrangement that illustrates the twisted thoughts in Mr. Strangler’s mind as he looks back on his heinous acts.  The contemplative nature of ‘In An Endless Dream’ adds to the impact and importance of the album’s musical content.  Mr. Strangler, in this “scene,” seemingly is trying to get someone to understand why he is the way that he is.  He even says to that person, “Try to understand how it feels/How much it hurts/You don’t know/You can’t feel it from your high castle of dreams/I wanna end the world with me.”  It’s as if Mr. Strangler is trying to play the victim, like so many real life killers has done.  They have tried to act like they couldn’t help themselves even though the reality is that they recognized it, so they knew something was wrong.  To that end, it makes Mr. Strangler that much more despicable.  That and the song’s nature makes the song stand out that much more.  Much the same can be said of the arrangement that accompanies the deeply engaging lyrical content of ‘Some Happy Moments.’  Here, audiences hear Mr. Strangler trying to remember some positive moments in his life, only to realize that he never felt like everyone around him, leading to what is clearly another powerfully disturbing moment in this story.  It really does add so much to the song’s impact on listeners and the album in whole with its subtleties, which will be discussed when the album’s production is discussed.  The heaviness in the album’s closer is so powerful because of how subdued it is.  It will leave listeners feeling so shaken by the time it ends, looking back on the rest of the album with a certain uneasiness.  That uneasy feeling with which listeners are left means that the album’s musical and lyrical content have fulfilled their aim, meaning that the album has done its job.  Keeping this in mind, the overall content of Porn’s new forthcoming album does a lot to make this record engaging.  It is just part of what makes the album so interesting.  The album’s production and mixing round out its most important elements.

The production and mixing of No Monsters In God’s Eyes are important to address because of the added impact that they have on the album.  The album’s opener is a prime example of their importance.  The balance in the instrumentation and the very effects used on the vocals couples with the sound in each instrument to maximize the impact of the song.  There is a lot going on in this song, between the keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass and rums.  Yet the balance is expert, leaving no part overpowered at any point.  The direction of the musicians from behind the glass served to give the song in whole such a powerful presentation.  ‘God’s Creatures’ is another example of the importance of the album’s production and mixing.  This song is more active than the album’s opener, but still has a lot going on from each performer.  The subtlety of the layered keyboards and added electronics works alongside the song’s guitars, drums, bass and vocals to add even more impact to the song’s arrangement.  ‘In An Endless Dream’ is yet another example of the role that the album’s production and mixing play in the album’s overall presentation.  This is another work that is heavy because of its subtleties, not because it is heavy.  The added use of what sounds like a Theremin to the arrangement and its balance alongside the keyboards and other instruments fleshes out the song even more.  When each line is joined with the others in the album’s mixing process, the result of that work is 13 songs that will impact listeners in a way unlike almost every album out there past and present.  That impact, when considered alongside the album’s overall content, makes clear why the album in whole is a work that every rock and metal fan should take in at least once.

Porn’s forthcoming fourth album No Monsters in God’s Eyes is a work that every hard rock and metal fan should give at least one listen when it come out later this month.  That is due to the fact that its lyrical content – which is the final chapter in the band’s three-part story of Mr. Strangler – is something that is extremely rare in the music industry today.  It is unsettling to say the least.  The thing is that unsettling nature is why audiences will want to hear it.  There is no supporting Mr. Strangler at any point.  But just the mere psychological profile of Mr. Strangler that is presented here will fully engage listeners because of how unsettled it will leave listeners.  The musical compositions that accompany the album’s disturbing content adds to the album’s interest, especially for fans of the goth, metal and hard rock communities.  The production and mixing that went into the album’s creation puts the finishing touch to the record’s presentation.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make No Monsters in God’s Eyes a powerful new release that every metal and hard rock fan should take in at least once.  More information on No Monsters in God’s Eyes is available online now along with all of Porn’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Porn Debuts ‘High Summer Sun’ Video

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Industrial rock band Porn debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its song ‘High Summer Sun‘ Friday.  The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album No Monsters In God’s Eyes Act III, which is scheduled for release March 27, 2020. \

The  single’s video features the band performing the new song in a darkly lit sound stage.  The whole thing leads up to the band’s front man engaging in what is meant to look like a knife fight with an unseen aggressor.  This final moment might leave some viewers unsettled, so viewer discretion is advised.

A trailer for No Monster’s In God’s Eyes — Act III is streaming online now here. The album’s track listing is noted below.

20 – Dead in every eyes
21 – High summer sun – Part 1
22 – A lovely day
23 – Low winter hope – Part 1
24 – In an endless dream
25 – Low winter hope – Part 2
26 – Sky outside
27 – High summer sun – Part 2
28 – Some happy moments
29 – God’s creatures
30 – Low winter hope – Part 3
31 – Among dark red roses
32 – Mr Strangler’s last words
Digipack – 13 tracks – 59 minutes

Porn, which has shared the stage with acts, such as Murderdolls, Front Line Assembly and Hanoi Rocks, got its name from The Cure’s 1982 album Pornography.  The band claims as influences, bands, such as Type O Negative, Nine Inch Nails and Tool.

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Porn Announces Release Date For New LP, ‘No Monsters In God’s Eyes — Act III’

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Goth-rock band Porn will release its new album next year.

The is scheduled to release its new album No Monsters In god’s Eyes — Act III March 27, 2020.  The album is the third in a trilogy, which started with The Ogre Inside — Act I in 2017.

A trailer for No Monster’s In God’s Eyes — Act III is streaming online now here. The album’s track listing is noted below.

 

20 – Dead in every eyes
21 – High summer sun – Part 1
22 – A lovely day
23 – Low winter hope – Part 1
24 – In an endless dream
25 – Low winter hope – Part 2
26 – Sky outside
27 – High summer sun – Part 2
28 – Some happy moments
29 – God’s creatures
30 – Low winter hope – Part 3
31 – Among dark red roses
32 – Mr Strangler’s last words
Digipack – 13 tracks – 59 minutes

Porn, which has shared the stage with acts, such as Murderdolls, Front Line Assembly and Hanoi Rocks, got its name from The Cure’s 1982 album Pornography.  The band claims as influences, bands, such as Type O Negative, Nine Inch Nails and Tool.

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Dark Station Debuted ‘No Life’ Video

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Dark Station debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its third single, ‘No Life’ Friday.  The video is streaming now at the band’s official website and YouTube Channel.  The video crosses footage of the band performing its new song with two separate situations — one featuring front man Nathan Spades lying in bed with a bottle of pills, and the other a woman who seemingly is a prostitute realizing the error of her ways.

Spades talked about the video’s concept in a recent interview.

“The goal for the video was to give the viewer a clear vision of how real and raw life can be,” Spades said.  “Sometimes when we’re so caught up with everything we have going on, we forget about the people around us that might need us as much as we need them.  The amount of suicides and overdoses that happen annually is a frighteningly high number.  I think the combination of the visuals in the video along with the music and lyrics makes for a powerful message.”

He added about the song’s lyrical theme, “Sometimes, when you’re really caught in your own head, you need to hear sad things to help you overcome it.  ‘No Life’ represents two sides of the same coin; what people go through as addicts and people that have to struggle and abuse themselves in ways other than drugs, trying to numb reality in any way we can.”

The video for ‘No Life‘ comes almost a month after Dark Station debuted the video for its second single, ‘Obvious‘ and more than two months after the band debuted the video for its lead single, ‘Heroes.’  All three songs are taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Down in the Dark, which is due out later this year.

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Adelitas Way Signs New Management Deal With FM Music Management

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Veteran rock band Adelitas Way has signed a new management deal.

The band signed a new deal this week with FM Music Management.  The artist management company’s roster includes other big names such as Nonpoint (whose new album X is scheduled to be released this Friday, August 24 via Spinefarm Records), Kataklysm, Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and others.

FMM Partner/Manager Dino Kourelis talked about the band’s addition to the agency’s roster in a recent interview.  He said he was glad to have the band as part of the agency’s roster.

“We are excited to bring Adelitas Way in to the FM Management family,” Kourelis said.  “Adelitas Way continues to evolve and push the envelope in rock, and and Rick’s [DeJesus — Adelitas Way front man] passion and work ethic is unrivaled.  We look forward to helping them continue to climb.”

DeJesus shared Kourelis’ thoughts.

“My vision for Adelitas Way is clear and the mission is clear,” DeJesus said.  “We are going to continue to master our craft and grow to a point that is part of setting an example for all artists who see our story!  That takes a great team.  I’m excited for Fuel Music/the Vegas Syn to combine powers with an innovative, forward thinking company with my friend Frank Mastalerz leading the way with FM Music Management.  He has built an amazing team of music peers I’ve been working with for many years, and I’m looking forward to more exciting opportunities to grow.  Let’s do what we do best.”

Adelitas Way originally formed in 2006 and released its debut self-titled album in 2009 via Virgin Records.  That record was followed up in 2011 with its sophomore album Home School Valedictorian, which was released, also via Virgin Records.  Stuck, the band’s third album, was released in 2014, and would be its last for Virgin Records.

Its fourth album, 2016’s Getaway, was its first for The Vegas Syn/Fuel Music.  Notorious followed more than a year later in October 2017.  It was also released via the Vegas Syn/Fuel Music.

Adelitas Way’s music has been featured on television in various ways throughout its career.  That includes being featured in various WWE programs (and even in at least one WWE video game) and NFL programs on ESPN and FOX.  It has even been featured in an episode of CBS’ CSIMiami.

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Adelitas Way will join Fozzy on the road starting this Saturday, August 25 in Birmingham, Alabama for the latest leg of Fozzy’s tour in support of its most recent album Judas (2017).  Also joining the band as suppor for Fozzy are The Stir and Stone Broken, which will be touring in support of its latest album Ain’t Always Easy (released April 13 via Spinefarm Records).

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