Orgy Debuts New Single’s Lyric Video; Announces New EP Title, Festival Performance

Orgy is starting 2023 on a high note.

The veteran rock band debuted the lyric video for its latest single, ‘Empty’ Friday. The single will be featured in the band’s forthcoming EP, NEWMUSIC, which is expected for release in September. The EP’s exact release date is under consideration.

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The musical arrangement featured in Orgy’s new single takes listeners back to the band’s early days. That is evidenced through its electro/techno sound and style and the vocal harmonies that front man Jay Gordon pairs with the instrumentation.

Gordon said taking listeners back in time through this song was intentional in the bigger picture of the band’s new record.

“I’m excited to finally start getting these tracks out for Orgy again,” Gordon said. “As we move toward a new direction, musically speaking, I wanted to put a track out that has a bit of that signature Orgy sound and hint at what’s coming next.”

According to Gordon, the lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement is “about being drained from always trying to make everyone happy.” He added, “I’m really stoked to deliver this track, which sums up the rigors of both intimate and platonic friendships alike and how draining they can be to maintain.”

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In other news, Gordon said the band has a handful of live dates set for this spring, including a performance planned for March 24 at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The band also has among those dates, a performance May 13 at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Orgy will join the likes of System of A Down, Incubus, Korn, Deftones, Soulfly, P.O.D., Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and Filter for the festival. Also planned to perform at the festival are bands, such as Ministry, Kittie, Chevelle, and Papa Roach.

More information on Orgy’s new single, video, EP and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://orgymusic.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.comOrgyOfficial

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D3adc0de Premieres Debut Single, Video

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Independent techno-rock band d3adc0de unveiled its debut single and video this week.

The band premiered its debut single, ‘Fight or Flight‘ Wednesday, along with the song’s companion video. The musical arrangement featured in the duo’s new single immediately lends itself to comparison to works from Orgy. At the same time, the choruses conjure thoughts of works from the likes of Linkin Park and Evanescence. Having influence from such diverse acts would seemingly not work but in the case of this song, they work very well together.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the premiere of the new single and video. The lyrics provided with the song’s video leave themselves wide open to interpretation, too, without some background on that content.

The video tells the story of a cybernetic cyborg woman who is seemingly tasked with saving a spaceship and its crew from being destroyed by a black hole.

More information on d3adc0de’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://d3adc0de.com

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The Intemperate Sons Announce New Live Dates, Debut New Album’s Lead Single

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Independent alt-rock band The Intemperate Songs is preparing to release its new album, Game of Keep Away this year through independent label Frame|Work.

In anticipation of the record’s release, the band has announced a handful of live dates through winter to build excitement over the new presentation. The band is scheduled to perform live Jan. 14 in Pflugerville, TX and Jan. 28 in Euless, TX in support of the record.

Performances on Feb. 11 in Dallas, TX and on March 18 in West Hollywood, CA are also on the band’s schedule. The band’s current live schedule is noted below.

The Intemperate Sons Show Dates:

Sat Jan 14 @ Hanover’s Draught Haus in Pflugerville, TX

Sat Jan 28 @ Rob’s Billiards Sports Bar w/Empire Cats in Euless, TX

Sat Feb 11 @ O’Riley’s in Dallas, TX

Sat Mar 18 @ Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA

Along with the new live dates, the band also released the album’s lead single, ‘Unrealized‘ late last week to all outlets. The song’s musical arrangement is an alt-rock style composition that boasts elements of 80s new wave pop and some early 90s pop influence, too. The song’s lyrical theme addresses the topic of mental health, according to information provided about its release.

A news release announcing the single’s debut states of the song’s lyrical them, it is the story of being trapped within the walls of your mind and the self-destructive ways you end up keeping yourself there while everyone around you sees your potential.” A video for the single is planned to debut Thursday.

The Intemperate Songs’ new single was produced by Amir Derakh (ex-Orgy, Julien K).

More information on The Intemperate Sons’ new single, album, and live shows is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://theintemperatesons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theintemperatesons

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Slaves To Humanity Debuts New Single, ‘Shake My Faith’

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Independent rock band Slaves To Humanity opened the weekend with some new music.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Shake My Faith‘ Friday. The musical arrangement featured in the band’s latest single is a rich, heavy stoner rock composition whose bass and guitar immediately lend the song to comparison to songs from the likes of Royal Blood.

The song’s lyrical theme takes audiences in a somewhat existential direction, according to a statement from the band.

“The lyrics are about being forced into change and the shock of it, which is something the entire world experienced through this pandemic” the statement reads.

Slaves To Humanity worked with Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh (both ex-members of Orgy and current members of Julien-K) on the new song. the band talked about working with Shuck and Derakh in the statement, too.

 “Working with Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh like always, was a pleasure,” the statement reads. “They brought in a new perspective that just helped shape the song, giving it its fullness and power. Through the mixing process, the song went through a few phases with Amir, who wanted to get this song to sound phenomenal, and I think he really succeeded with his and our vision, making it an extremely powerful and meaningful song just through his mix.”

‘Shake My Faith’ is just the latest of Slaves To Humanity’s singles. The band has also released the singles, ‘Behind My Back,’ ‘The Start,’ and ‘Battleground.’

More information on Slaves To Humanity’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Violent Idols Takes On Social Media, Its Impacts In New Single, Video

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Violent Idols debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single, ‘Revenge‘ Wednesday. The single will be available to stream and download April 7, almost a year after the release of its then latest single, ‘F*** You.’ That song featured guest vocals from Gemini Syndrome front man Aaron Nordstrom.

The video features Violent Idols’ enigmatic front man “V” in a hallway with a shining light behind him, walls on either side as he sings against the song, which plays over the simple visual. The visual of the light shining on that darkness of the hallway is meant to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

The band talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

”This band has always been about looking the monster inside right in the eye and staring it down,” the statement reads. “‘Revenge’ is no exception. With social media we all always seem so caught up in only showing our best selves. But that’s not all we are. You really only know somebody after you’ve seen the worst side of them; yourself included. When you confront the depths of your own darkness, you begin to lift that veil.”

“It’s easy to say you’d turn the other cheek while sitting in an ivory tower,” the statement continues. “But when the blood of someone you love ends up on the hands of your enemy, what do you do? A lot of people don’t like to ask themselves that question. They don’t want to know what the monster inside of them looks like.”

The musical arrangement that accompanies the song’s resonating lyrical theme is an industrial type work that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Orgy, Spineshank, and Apartment 26.

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Orgy Debuts ‘Spells’ Video

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Veteran industrial rock band Orgy is taking audiences back to the future.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Spells‘ Friday. The single is featured in the band’s 2015 EP Talk Sick, but never produced a video. The video was co-directed by Henry Lipatov and Mykyta Samusiev, and co-produced by Samusiev and Anna Tveritina.

The presentation features a woman basically teleporting from point to point, changing outfits along the way and crosses that with footage of the band performing its single. The woman uses special powers to “zap” the band members as she encounters them through her travels.

The band talked about the video’s creation in a prepared statement.

“We just wanted to reach out during these hard times to let you know we haven’t forgotten about all of you,” the statement reads. “These times are especially difficult for everyone, not just the music industry. While it’s probably for the best, it sure does suck not being able to perform live for all of you. We miss it just as much as you probably do, if not more.”

“Even though so much has changed regarding the sound of Orgy since then, we figured why not at least release the video on all major platforms and give it away to any of you that want it?” the statement continues. “We hope you enjoy it, and that the video will at least be a distraction from all the drama going on out there!”

In other news, the band is using the current state of the world to record its next record at its own homes. The band is hoping to release its next record in 2021.

More information on Orgy’s new video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.orgymusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/OrgyMusic/100044538793426

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OrgyOfficial

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New Language Debuts ‘Stuck With Yourself’ Lyric Video

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Independent rock act New Language debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The group debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Stuck With Yourself‘ Friday.’ The song is the lead single and title track from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album. The song and album were produced by front man Tyler Demorest.

The lyric video places the song’s lyrics over an ever-constant changing backdrop of a person’s head, which itself is set against a black backdrop. A shining/splatter effect remains pulsing over the skull as the lyrics appear over the whole.

The song’s musical arrangement presents influences of 80s new wave and more modern techno. There are points in the song at which listeners can make comparisons to the Talking Heads, and at others to the likes of Orgy and Nine Inch Nails. The whole makes for an interesting listen for certain.

According to information provided about the song, its lyrical content was crafted after Demorest saw a friend staying in “a toxic situation despite obvious solutions being provided.”

More information on New Language’s new single and lyric video is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.newlanguageband.com

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Secret Of Boris Debuts ‘Don’t Mention Love’ Video; Scheduled To Perform Live At Rail Fest

Independent electronic rock act Secret of Boris has a new live date planned.

The band is scheduled to perform live at this year’s Rail Fest in Fort Worth, Texas.  The four-day festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 1-4 at The Rail Club.  One of the songs sure to feature in the band’s set list — should the festival go on as planned — is its recently released single, ‘Don’t Mention Love.’

The band debuted the song’s companion video Apr. 4.  The video features the band performing in a dimly lit sound stage, complete with black light.  The song’s musical arrangement is an up-tempo work whose guitars, vocals and keyboards collectively lend themselves to comparisons to works from Orgy, Julien-K and Nine Inch Nails.

Front man Cameron Taylor talked about the arrangement’s creation in a recent interview.

“This song had been kicking around for quite some time,” he said. “I wrote the synth intro and verses long ago, and they were always something the band was excited about, and the chorus went through several small changes, but the bridge always gave us trouble. We would work on it, and then move on to other things, but it kept getting brought up. Finally, we landed on what you hear today, which ended up being a pretty emotionally intense part of the song. I’m glad we stuck with it.”

The lyrical theme at the center of ‘Don’t Mention Love’ comes across as addressing a familiar topic, a broken relationship.

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‘Don’t Mention Love’ is available to stream and download through Apple Music, Spotify and the band’s official Bandcamp page.

The debut of ‘Don’t Mention Love’ and its companion video came almost a month prior to the debut of the band’s now most recent single, ‘This is The End‘ and its companion video.  That song itself boasts its own Nine Inch Nails-esque sound in its arrangement.  At the same time, it can also be compared to works from Mushroomhead and Five Finger Death Punch.

More information on Secret Of Boris’ upcoming live show, its new singles and videos is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://secretofboris.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/secretofboris

Twitter: http://twitter.com/secretofboris

 

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Blue Eyed Christ Continues To Cement Its Place In The Electronic/Industrial Realm With Its Latest LP

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Electronic/Industrial music act Blue Eyed Christ released its latest album this spring.  The album, World on Fire is the fifth album from the act, founded by producer/engineer John D. Norten.   The 11-song record is a presentation that will appeal to any electronic/industrial aficionado.  That is due in part to the record’s overall musical content, which will be addressed shortly.  The album’s lyrical themes play into its appeal just as much as its musical arrangements.  They will be discussed a little later.  The album’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 right to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make the album a presentation that holds its own in this year’s field of new electronic/industrial albums.

Blue Eyed Christ’s fifth full-length studio recording World on Fire is a presentation that fans of electronic and industrial music will find worth hearing at least once.  That is due in part to the record’s collective musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question are compositions whose use of electronics, keyboards, guitars and rums are easily compared to works from so many of BEC’s more well-known counterparts from the same world.  Among those most notable counterparts are acts, such as Nine Inch Nails, Gravity Kills and even Orgy.  One could also make comparisons to works from the likes of Ministry to a lesser degree.  The album’s lead single ‘America H’ is one of those works that likens itself to works from Nine Inch Nails.  This song, with its plodding bass line, drums and vocal delivery, make it most akin to Nine Inch Nails’ song ‘Down in It.’  At the same time, the harmonies in the vocals give it another touch that enriches the song even more.  ‘Take It To The Streets’ meanwhile features that noted comparison to works from Ministry.  The song’s arrangement stands apart from anything else on the record even with its stylistic approach. This arrangement sounds nothing like the album’s other works, what with its keyboards, string arrangements, electronics and news broadcast inserts.  Those broadcast snippets play directly into the record’s overall lyrical themes, which will be addressed a little later.  ‘The Wait Is Over,’ which comes late in the record’s run, is another example of what makes the record’s musical arrangements stand out as such an important collective part of the album.  This song’s arrangement is very rhythm oriented.  It takes Norten’s penchant for electronics and crosses that with actual drums – in this case what sounds like African drums – to make the song’s arrangement one of the album’s most unique presentations.  The whole of the arrangement is so controlled and subtle throughout even with all things considered.  The harmonies in the vocal deliveries adds its own touch to the whole and makes it that much more interesting.  It would be no surprise when and if this song becomes the album’s next single of one of its next singles.  It is that accessible in its musical approach and is just one of the album’s most accessible works.  ‘America H’ and ‘World on Fire’ are each accessible in their own right, too.  When they are considered along with this song and the rest of the album’s musical arrangements, the whole of the album’s musical presentation leaves no doubt why the musical aspect of World on Fire is so important to its overall presentation.  It is just one part of what makes this album an appealing presentation for electronic and industrial music fans.  The albums’ overall lyrical themes play their own part in that appeal, too.

The overlying lyrical theme of World on Fire is a social commentary.  Norten mentioned that in a recent interview.  He said of the album’s lyrical theme, “World on Fire is a loosely based concept album about the state of the world that combines the energy and political anthems of my first album mixed with the personal themes I’m also known for.  It’s the combustion of everything I’ve done on the first 4 albums. When I started writing it, I really didn’t realize how prophetic it would become as things continue to unravel and become more polarized and extreme; I thought I was writing an album about the dystopian world we live in, but then realized I was also writing a deeply personal album about the collective human experience. It’s about trying to make sense of everything being thrown at you and finding out where you fit in.”  Norten’s comments noted here are supported in part in the lyrics in ‘America H.’  He writes in the song’s chorus, “America/I want you/To lie to me/Or tell me what to do/It’s in your point of view/What you see/It’s what you choose/It’s in the lens that you use/That will make up your truth.”  Norten said of this (and the rest of the song’s content), “’America H’ is about sifting through the noise of the media and content we consume every day, how everything we surround ourselves with influences us,” he said. “There’s also an Orwellian tone to it that I expect will seem more relevant as things progress like government surveillance, civil liberties, etc.”  That chorus alone is beyond relevant today, what with the Air Force using planes to track Black Lives Matter protests, illegal wiretapping controversies decades ago and more.  This is a topic that is certain to remain relevant.

‘Take It To The Streets’ is another way in which the album’s overlying socially conscious lyrical themes prove so important to its body.  As noted already, the song’s musical arrangement features snippets of news broadcast interviews that focus on discussions about protests.  The woman who is speaking sounds like perhaps she is from the Westboro Baptist Church as she states early on, “God is cursing America.”  As the song progresses, a man adds his own thoughts, noting that people have the right to protest.  Now whether this is a commentary about the Westboro Baptist Church or about protesting in general and having the right to protest, the fact that Norten would even broach either topic is brave.  It is certain to generate plenty of discussion among listeners.  That it would generate that discussion shows even more why the album’s overarching lyrical themes are so important to its body.

‘World on Fire’ is another key addition to the album, in terms of its lyrical themes.  This song focuses, lyrically, on humans’ focus on materialism and capitalism.  This is proven right from the song’s outset in its lead verse, which states, “They like to say that we are free/But it’s expensive/We’re addicted to the things we need/It’s so offensive/Victims of technology/Modern angel dressed in dollars/Just a passing memory/Here today and gone tomorrow.”  The song’s second verse adds to that statement, noting, “Paint the pictures and you fade away/Life is never like a magazine/You have enough but you still want more/Never satisfied at the core/Always looking for the next episode/Another way just to fix that hole/Try to accept the message/Making your mind elastic/Trippin’ the lights fantastic/Trippin’ the lights fantastic.”  Given, this is not the first time that any artist has ever taken on humans’ selfish behaviors, but it is still fresh and unique in this approach.  To that end, it will engage listeners just as much as any other song that takes on the topic.    When it is considered along with the other noted related lyrical themes and the rest of the album’s overlying lyrical themes, the album in whole shows that its lyrical content is just as important to its presentation as its musical arrangements.  For all that the album’s overall content does to entertain and engage audiences, it is only a part of what makes the record appealing.  The record’s collective production and mixing rounds out its most important elements.

The production and mixing that went into World on Fire is important to note because of the overall subtle nature in which each song is presented.  Norten’s vocals, those of his fellow performers and all of the album’s instrumental portions are well-balanced throughout the course of the album’s 38-minute run.  There is something about the balance in each arrangement that makes that 38-minute run feel wholly fulfilling ad the album longer than it is, in the best way possible.  It is often said that anyone can play fast and loud, but it takes a true musician to play soft and slow.  If that is the case, then Norten has proven once more with this record, thanks to its production, that he is a true musician.  He went to painstaking efforts to make sure the album had the biggest impact even as subtle as each song is.  When this is considered along with the album’s overall content, it brings everything full circle and in turn, makes clear why this album in whole is worth hearing.  It makes the album, along with its content, one more of this year’s top new independent album.

Blue Eyed Christ’s latest album World on Fire is a positive new offering from John D. Norten.  That is proven in part through its musical arrangements, which will appeal to a wide range of electronic and industrial music fans.  The album’s lyrical themes, which center on similar social commentaries, play into its appeal as much as its musical arrangements.  The balance in each song, in terms of the instrumentations and vocals, helps create a large impact for the tiny subtleties in each song.  Each noted item is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make World on Fire a presentation that is one more of this year’s top new independent albums.  It is available now.

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Julien-K Debuts ‘Better Without You’ Lyric Video

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Julien-K debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Better Without You’ Thursday through Ghost Cult Magazine.  The song is the third single from the band’s latest album Harmonic Disruptor (2020).  The album has also produced the singles ‘Shut Down Your Soul‘ and the album’s title track.

The song’s musical arrangement boasts a sound that is comparable to works created by Julien-K’s founders Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh during their days in Orgy, and just as much to works from Nine Inch Nails and Stabbing Westward.

Shuck discussed those similarities in a recent interview.

“Stronger Without You takes us back to our roots in Orgy “Candyass” era,” said Shuck. “We consciously wanted to revisit the spirit and tone we created when we started Orgy. The 90’s influence, the heavy detuned guitars w strong electro roots – truly OUR roots.”

The song’s lyrical theme, said Shuck, address someone whose negative thoughts and personality is doing them in.

“The lyrics use apocalyptic language to tell the story of a toxic person choking on their own negativity,” he said. “Truly Julien-K!”

Harmonic Disruptor is available to stream and download here.

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