Blaqk Audio’s New LP Is A “Bright” New Record

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AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget have hit the switch yet again on the way back machine and taken audiences once more back to the heyday of the techno boom with the new Blaqk Audio record, “Bright Black Heaven.”  This album takes listeners even deeper into the electronic influences of both men with tracks the likes of ‘Faith Healer’, ‘Everybody’s Friends’, and ‘Bliss.’ 

‘Faith Healer’ is a blatant throwback to Depeche Mode.  Even the vocals are eerily similar to that of Depeche Mode’s front man Dave Gahan.  While it’s a blatant throwback to Depeche Mode, the keyboard parts actually throw in a more twenty-first century touch with their effects, bridging that generational gap and bringing the two together for what is the album’s first really catchy track.

‘Everybody’s Friends’ is another high point to “Bright Black Heaven.”   While the song is lyrically steeped in the standard topic of relationships, it’s the music that really stands out.  This song is an instant club hit.  It would have just as popular in the 80’s thanks to its keyboard work.  The real surprise of the song is that as catchy as it is, it would be interesting to hear a remix of this song.  A remix might actually be that much catchier.  Much the same could be said of ‘Bliss.’  But instead of mixing older techno and new, this song instead favors more of the newer sound, showing growth from the duo’s debut album, “Cex Cells.”  Hearing this track and comparing it to work from “Cex Cells” it would be no surprise to see this duo out on tour with the likes of Linkin Park or even collaborating with them at one point or another.

Speaking of touring, no dates are currently listed.  But fans can get all the latest tour dates when they come along by going online to http://www.blaqkaudio.com, http://www.facebook.com/blaqkaudio, http://twitter.com/realblaqkaudio, and http://www.youtube.com/blaqkaudioofficial.  The duo’s new album, “Bright Black Heaven” is available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered online via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blaqk-audio/id258737071

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Blaqk Audio, AP Magazine Premiere Inside Bright Black Heaven Documentary

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Blaqk Audio and Alternative Press magazine have teamed up to present a new video that gives fans a chance to see behind the scenes of the duo’s new album, “Bright Black Heaven.”  The video gives fans the opportunity to hear Davey Havok and Jade Puget talk about four of the songs on the upcoming album, which is due out September 11th.  Those songs are:  ‘Cold War’, ‘Fade To White’, ‘Faith Healer’ and ‘Deconstructing Gods.’  Fans will also get to hear the duo discuss some of its favorite lyrics and more.  To check out the video, just follow the link here:  http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_inside_blaqk_audios_bright_black_heaven_part_1

While fans count down the days until the release of “Bright Black Heaven” they can check out both a teaser video with bits and pieces of some of the album’s songs, and the official lyric video for the song, ‘Faith Healer.’  Both videos can be found online at http://youtu.be/KsoECZzVvu8 and http://youtu.be/C7scl5bBbV0 respectively.  ‘Faith Healer’ is currently available for sale via Amazon, Google Play and iTunes now.  Pre-sales of the full album are also available online now at iTunes.  A lmited number of deluxe edition pre-order bundles are also available at http://www.blaqkaudio.com/presale.

Blaqk Audio will be performing at a handful of West Coast dates to support the album beginning September 6th in San Diego, CA at the Cabas.  This show is sold out.  the group’s September 8th show in Long Beach, CA and September 14th show in Los Angeles are also sold out.  That means that tickets are still available for the duo’s shows in Las Vegas on September 7th, September 10th in Sacramento, September 11th show in San Francisco, and September 12th show in San Jose.  To get information on tickets and lots more, go online to http://www.blaqkaudio.com, http://www.facebook.com/blaqkaudio, http://twitter.com/RealBlaqkAudio, and http://www.superballmusic.com.

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Blaqk Audio Announces Dates For New Album, Tour

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LOS ANGELES, CA–AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget have announced the release date for the new release from their side project, Blaqk Audio.  The duo’s new album, “Bright Black Heaven” will hit store Tuesday, September 11th.  This release is the second for the pair.  Their debut release, “CexCells” was released in 2007.

“Bright Black Heaven” will be released via the pair’s Superball Music imprint, Big Death.  Fans can download a free MP3 of the song, ‘Bliss’, from “Bright Black Heaven” now. 

Along with the upcoming release of “Bright Black Heaven”, Blaqk Audio has also announced a handful of West Coast headlining tour dates in support of the new album.  The first of those dates will be at The Casbah in San Diego, California on September 6th.  Blaqk Audio will head to Las Vegas Nevada from there to

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perform at the Hard Rock – Club Vinyl the following night.  The pair will return to California for five more dates after its performance in Vegas.

Fans can get a full listing of tour dates and to get the latest Blaqk Audio news, and download the free MP3 now online at http://www.blaqkaudio.com.  Fans can also follow the band on its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blaqkaudio, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RealBlaqkAudio, and at http://www.superballmusic.com.

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