Ghostfeeder will hit the road with The Birthday Massacre and Julien K in October!
Catch them in your town!
Ghostfeeder will hit the road with The Birthday Massacre and Julien K in October!
Catch them in your town!
In anticipation of the new single from Silver Walks, here is the video premiere. The 9 track single will be released on all digital platforms new Friday, 9/14.
Distortion Productions is pleased to announce a new partnership with Creamy Rat Sudios for the new Synthcore Dreams Compilation and Comic Book. Volume One will feature 15 tracks of Industrial Rock and Electro from the legendary acts Chemlab, Hate Dept, Leaether Strip, 16 Volt, Skrew, SMP and Society Burning accompanied by newcomers Centhron, Red Lokust and Microwaved among others. This will be a CD/Comic Book combo pack. The comic will be a full length issue.
Synthcore Dreams is a comic book that will spread the gospel of industrial music. All profits will benefit Darkest Before Dawn, a suicide prevention charity. It features a tribute to the late great Jamie Duffy and an awesome lineup of participating bands. Synthcore Dreams is a wild post apocalyptic story with lots of action, comedy, tragedy and a little bit of romance...plus a large helping of craziness!
Release Date: November 9th, 2018
VOLUME 1: Record Deal of the Apocalypse
1. Society Burning-Stand in L1ine
2. The Fourth Man-Apocalypse (23AD Mix)
3. 16 Volt-The Electric Pope (Liquid Giraffe Mix)
4. Mortiis-The Punished
6. Leaether Strip-Filling the Graves (En Esch Remix)
7. Hate Dept-Friendless
9. Chemlab-21 Fear Shot (Instrumental Mix)
10. Red Lokust-Mistakes Were Made (Tragic Impulse Mix)
11. Cyanotic-Salvage the Excess (Noir Edit)
13. Skrew-Christ Crossed
14. Microwaved-The End is Mine (Feat. Douglas Havlik)
15. Rob Robinson-It's Still Your Fault (God Hates Me)
Check out the premiere of True North by Trade Secrets over at popdust.com.
You can pre order the new album right here which drops Sept. 7th!
Inhabiting a musical world unapologetically shifting between analog noise, classic WaxTrax!-era electronic music, goth, psychedelia, trance, synthpop and industrial music, Silver Walks happened almost by accident. Born out of Pennsylvania’s seminal Shadowland Lancaster parties, ringleader and primary songwriter Daniel McCullough’s project has blended emotional songwriting with experimentalism and electronics for the last three years. Its debut single, Tidal, mixes a bittersweet tale of love and loss with melancholy, New Order-style synthpop and a driving electronic beat. McCullough honed his skills spinning at Shadowland Lancaster and as a prolific remixer, working with the likes of Go Fight, Ego Likeness, Panic Lift and FIRES. They’ve also gained a reputation as a compelling live act, sharing stages with the likes of Chemlab, C-Tec, Ego Likeness and Assemblage 23. Their debut EP, Songs Of Love and Hate will be available late 2018, with a debut full-length, Various Positions, out in 2019.
"Respect the Prime 2: Tales of the Wrecked" has been in the works at Distortion Productions for a while now and is set for release in the Summer of 2019. Before we get to that, Distortion will release a 5 song EP exclusively for TFcon Chicago and mail order here at Distortionprod.com entitled "Constructed Cold". The title track brings together New Jersey's Panic Lift (Metropolis Records) with Pennsylvania's Red Lokust (Distortion Prod). The song is based on IDW comics "Death of Optimus Prime" one shot and More Than Meets the Eye #1. The other tracks on the EP will serve as a teaser for the upcoming Respect the Prime album. Artists include Tragic Impulse, boxed warning, Third Realm, Red Lokust and thoughtForm. Watch for more news and teases regarding the Constructed Cold EP soon.
Here is the up to date list of the Electronic Saviors 5 release parties happening.
June 2-Communion After Dark DJ release Show
June 10-San Francisco @ DNA Lounge-Deathline International and Esther Black
June 15-Toronto @ Nocturne-NTTX, Red Lokust, Spider Lilies, Tragic Impulse
June 28-Richmond @ Fallout-Spider Lilies, Tragic Impulse, This Hollow Machine
June 29-Wilmington, DE @ Bar 13-Stoneburner, Spider Lilies, Tragic Impulse, Silver Walks
July 3-Charlottesville @ Goth Night-Red Lokust, Tragic Impulse
July 18-Pittsburgh @ Howler's-Interface, Third Realm, Lorelei Dreaming, Doors in the Labyrinth
July 19-Cleveland @ Symposium-Interface, Red Lokust, Third Realm, Lorelei Dreaming
July 20-Cincinatti @ The Venue Events Center-Interface, Null Device, Spider Lilies, Red Lokust, Boxed Warning, Bloodwerks
July 21-Columbus @ The Shrunken Head-Interface, Spider Lilies, Null Device, Red Lokust, Boxed Warning
Sept 13-15 Coldwaves NYC (Vending Only)
Sept 21-23 Coldwaves Chicago (Vending Only)
Sept 27-29 Coldwaves LA (Vending Only)
More shows to be announced.
We are pleased to announce that Ghostfeeder has been chosen to replace Aesthetic Perfection on Grendel's Severed Nations Tour. Tim Van Horn's departure from the band caused AP to drop off the tour entirely and now Ghostfeeder will be the support act on all of the dates.
When we lose someone close to us, it fills us with a void, an emptiness. We try to move on in the best way we can. Sometimes we throw ourselves into the things that we love most. One of those passions is surely music. Metropolis Records and Distortion Productions are proud to present the fifth volume in the critically acclaimed Electronic Saviors series, Remembrance. Cancer survivor and industrial scene promoter and DJ, Jim Semonik has once again joined forces with longtime friend and collaborator, Chase Dudley (boxed warning) to bring together bands and artists from across the broad spectrum of the industrial scene to create this massive compilation album. Tracks by coldwave and industrial rock greats, Pig, Mindless Faith and 16Volt share the space with newcomers FIRES, Esther Black and Encephalon. The tracks range from the club friendly future pop of Ashbury Heights to the tribal stylings of Stoneburner to the dark electro of Ludovico Technique and Red Lokust. Once again, the diversity of the industrial scene is on display for all to hear. The 70 track, 4 disc comp with be available digitally from Metropolis Records while the 6 CD, 105 track Premium Edition will be available is a strictly limited edition boxset of 500 copies available at Distortion Productions' website, www.distortionprod.com. The Premium Edition will include all 6 physical discs, wristband, Bumper Sticker and Autographed Postcard. There will also be, for the first time ever, an Electronic Saviors comic book with companion soundtrack sold separately. More details on that will be released closer to release date. Everybody has lost someone to cancer or knows someone that has. Listen to this album and let them live on in your memories. Let us give our lost ones the Remembrance they deserve.
We are happy to announce California's own Esther Black has joined the Distortion Productions family. The album Dark Ways will be released on 04/20/2018.
Crazy, aggressive, dynamic and diverse... Esther Black is an industrial-metal band created by Erie Loch, known for his songwriting, studio, remix and video work with bands like Prong, Ministry, Revco, Lords of Acid and Pig and his work with members of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Faith No More, Rob Zombie, The Melvins, KMFDM, Skinny Puppy and many more.
Esther Black mixes a wide variety of electronic and acoustic sounds from many genres to create a frenzied mix that's fresh and new, groove-laden and dynamic and punctuated by Erie's incredibly diverse palate of vocal styles and range.
The members of Esther Black have worked together for years as part of bands like Luxt, Wiccid and Blownload, and have toured with and/or opened for the likes of Rammstein, System of a Down, Godsmack, Combichrist, Christian Death, Revco, Thrill Kill Kult, Lords of Acid, Hanzel Und Gretyl and many, many more.
2. Dark Ways
3. Devil May Care
4. El Diablo
7. Little Beast
8. Love It
9. Planet of the Flies
10. Train Wreck
12. Until the Sun Explodes
Hey all! We have big news from the Ghostfeeder Facebook page! Check it out below!
"Excited to publicly announce that my friend Amir Derakh (Julien-K, Dead By Sunrise, Orgy) will be producing and mixing the next Ghostfeeder record I’ll be releasing in early 2018 under Distortion Productions, LLC."
This is gonna be huge!! Stay tuned!
Distortion artist, Red Lokust will support legendary alternative/punk band The Dead Milkmen on their Pittsburgh show on 9/16. The band is very excited to play for such a huge act that they greatly respect. The boys will have copies of their debut CD and t shirt for sale at the gig as well as a few other Distortion titles.
Mid August sees the Distorted Summer Nights Tour hitting the road with label artists Spider Lilies, Null Device, Red Lokust, Tragic Impulse and Boxed Warning. To commemorate this mini tour, Distortion Productions has released a strictly limited tour sampler featuring two tracks from each band as well as 4 bonus tracks from the newest Distortion bands, Third Realm and Trade Secrets. This comp is limited to only 100 copies and will be sold on tour but for those who can't get to a city featuring the tour, there will be a limited amount available here at Distortion HQ. Click the link below and get some.
August 15: Columbus, OH-The Shrunken Head
August 16: Pittsburgh, PA-Howler's
August 17: Charlottesville, VA-The Ante Room
August 18: Richmond, VA-Fallout
Last year's popular tribute compilation Respect the Prime is getting a face lift. As a thank you to the wonderful fans and supporters, Distortion Productions has enlisted the amazing talent of IDW Comics' Nick Roche and colorist Josh Perez for a truly stunning new package. The new CD, which will be available exclusively at TFcon Toronto (July 14-16) and TFcon DC (Sept 29-Oct 1) as well as Dark Side of the Con 2 (March 16-18 in 2018) will contain 2 BRAND NEW bonus tracks from the band thoughtForm, new liner notes and artwork. For those that are unfamiliar, Respect the Prime came out last Summer for the 30th anniversary of the 1986 animated movie. It included licensed cover songs of the original Transformers: The Movie soundtrack by such bands as Xenturion Prime, Bella Morte, Caustic, Ghostfeeder, Victor Love and more. This cd will be a physical only, limited to 300 copies release strictly for the fans and proceeds will be donated to cancer research. A very limited amount will be available right here on the Distortion website for non attendees while supplies last. A special tour edition t shirt will also be made.
Since it's inception, the Electronic Saviors series has raised nearly 60K for various cancer charities and suffering individuals worldwide. Distortion Productions is proud to have Nick and Josh on board so let's give a little background on these gentlemen. Ireland's Nick Roche has been a staple of the Transformers comics since very early on in IDW's license of the brand. He co wrote (with TF: More Than Meets the Eye/Lost Light scribe James Roberts) the fan favorite Last Stand of the Wreckers and the sequel series Sins of the Wreckers. Nick is responsible for the artwork as well in those titles and is also responsible for the early designs of the More Than Meets the Eye series along with fellow artist Alex Milne. He has also done work for Marvel Comics including but not limited to the Death's Head one shot that was part of the Revolutionary War crossover. He also worked on the independent title: Monster Motors.
Josh Perez is a vet in Transformers comics and has been coloring them all the way back to when Dreamwave had the license. He currently is working on a Rom/Transformers limited series for IDW due this Summer and you can see his amazing work all across the IDW continuity, most notably his long run on the Robots in Disguise series. Josh is an incredible talent and we are so happy to have worked with him.
Lastly, Distortion's own graphics guru, Jason Wolf in on design duties and has put together a truly breath taking package. Jason has been the face of Distortion Productions for many years including concert fliers and the previous Respect the Prime CD package.
Pre orders for attendees and non attendees will begin shortly. Keep your eyes peeled. We have also put a little surprise in the liner notes mentioning a special announcement about the future of Respect the Prime. Thank you to all the bands and artists involved with this wonderful project. It's only the beginning. Till All Are One!
We are so excited to announce En Esch will be out on tour this fall with Lords of Acid! Check out the dates below and we'll see you all soon!
Several Distortion Productions artists will be hitting the road for a short but intense mini tour in mid August. Null Device, Spider Lilies and Red Lokust will be playing all of the dates while Boxed Warning will open Columbus and Pittsburgh and Tragic Impulse will be doing the other 3 dates. The final date has yet to be announced. We are all very excited to see everyone on the road.
Our beloved band Ghostfeeder has landed the opening slot for this Summer's Prey and Obey Tour featuring PIG (Metropolis Records) and Julien-K. The full list of tour dates will be announced soon.
Distortion is so happy to announce the addition of Third Realm to the family. The new album will drop in July! Third Realm's The Suffering Angel marks Distortion's 30th release!
Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Third Realm is the eclectic dark electronic project founded by Nathan Reiner in 2000. Heavily influenced by Dark Wave and Industrial artists, Reiner puts his own twist on things demonstrating strong production skills, clever songwriting and meaningful lyrics. Third Realm has received international recognition through club/radio play, film placement and has shared the stage with some notable bands such as Psyclon Nine, Dawn of Ashes, Voltaire, Aesthetic Perfection, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Seabound, Panic Lift, Surgyn, Architect, VOWWS & more! Reiner is joined by Arrow Fitzgibbon & Mike Reiner for live performances.
"The Suffering Angel" is the ninth full length release from Third Realm. The album starts off incorporating elements that haven't been heard since the release of "Love is the Devil". The unhinged aggrotech approach is soon followed by a mixture of driving Industrial patterns, EBM basslines and Dark Wave morbidness. As Third Realm is known to do, the album invokes a strange balance between hope and sadness. There is something raw, gritty, yet refined about these tracks.
1. Prisoners of Life
2. Bringer of Evil
3. Last One Standing
4. Command and Conquer
5. Neon Lights
6. Behold the Dreamers
7. The Suffering Angel
8. Longing for the Past
9. Wake Up
11. Black Hearts
12. Closing Time
13. The Plague Doctor
14. Command and Conquer (Tragic Impulse Remix)
15. Somber Reflections
We here are so happy to announce the addition of Trade Secrets to the Distortion family! Trade Secrets is the brainchild of machine rock vet, F.J. DeSanto. Catch the full story over at Regen Magazine!