New EP Available From Swedish Band Unitary

Distortion Productions, LLC is proud to announce that we are distributing the new EP by Unitary, entitled Unafraid here in the US. Grab it for 9.99 right here. Remixes by Assemblage 23, Autodefah, Acretongue and Dekad.

Unitary is the brainchild of Johan Hansson coming all the way from Sweden! A sound mixture in between early covenant and modern influences of bans such as Assemblage 23, VNV Nation or Diorama. The Front man himself chooses to call their music Emotional Body Music, which is actually a very accurate description. “Unafraid is about the one fundamental emotion of fear, and its byproducts taking over many parts of the globe. The message is to remain unyielding, to be what you want to be and not to let forces come falling like shadows over your path.” Incredibly emotional & impacting lyrics, crystal clear as well as slightly processed vocals, pounding melodies, melancholic overtures, and addictive song structures create the backbone of Unitary and immediately place this project at the forefront of leading electronically based music. Seven tracks on one EP far away from todays uninspired electro hear-a-likes! Innovative electronic pop music with an edge!
Grab it here!

En Esch Interviewed By RE-GEN Magazine

Excerpt from full interview on RE-GEN's site: 

"What can be said about En Esch that hasn’t already been said? A renowned producer and performer, honing his skills as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist since the early ’80, his list of credits has seen him become one of the legendary figures in the underground electro/industrial music scene. He was a core member of KMFDM throughout the band’s tenure during the WaxTrax! era of the ’80s and ’90s. He has appeared on nearly every Pigface release, playing a prominent role in the industrial collective’s first and last albums, 1990’s Gub and 2009’s 6, respectively. With his former KMFDM band mate, guitarist Günter Schulz..."

Continue to read the full interview here!

Tenek's new EP, 'What Kind of Friend?'

Tenek's new EP, 'What Kind of Friend?' will be available from mid-Sept DIGITAL RELEASE ONLY. 

TRACK LIST:
1. What Kind of Friend? - Radio Edit
2. What Kind of Friend? - Grayed Out Remix (Remixed by Andy Gray)
3. What Kind of Friend? - Miami Odyssey Synthporn Mix (Remixed by Martin Swan/Vile Electrodes)
4. Sombre Friday - Alternate Mix (Remixed by Geoff Pinckney)

Photography: Simon Watson Photography & Live music
photography by John Newstead
Cover Art: Digital Artistry by Cheri Freund

The Dark Clan Release Official Video for "40 Is the New Sexx"

As promised, Distortion Productions' The Dark Clan has released another official video for a track off of their upcoming album Hall of Fame.

Check out the awesome video for "40 Is the New Sexx" below. And order your copy of Hall of Fame today because we'll ship it immediately! Get it well before the official September 4 release date and be the coolest kid on the block! (People still say that these days, right?!...)

New Artist Signing

Tenek Joins the Distortion Productions Family!

We are pleased to announce that Tenek has signed with Distortion Productions for the North American release of their upcoming album Smoke and Mirrors! We are so excited to have Tenek join our close-knit family of artists after forming ties during the production of Electronic Saviors Volume 2: Recurrence.

Tenek is the electronic project of Peter Steer and Geoff Pinckney, formed in the UK in 2007. They have produced and released two albums and eight singles/EPs. Tenek is all about hard-grinding electro grooves: it’s a powerhouse that combines classic British synthpop with driving guitar, producing a unique crossover which satisfies the cult electro scene while retaining mass-market appeal through its melodies and hooks. This high-energy act has a considerable following in the UK, Europe, and Russia and has toured with artists including John Foxx, Gary Numan, Toyah, The Human League, Republica, De/Vision, A Flock Of Seagulls, Iris and Assemblage 23.

Tenek will also contribute to Electronic Saviors 4 with "Chameleon," a new and exclusive track. Be sure to follow Electronic Saviors on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on that!

And follow Distortion Productions here and on Facebook and Twitter for more news about the Smoke and Mirrors release soon!

Payday Pre-Orders for The Dark Clan and Stoneburner!

Ahh, Friday—one of our favorite days of the week! Beginning today worldwide, new music will now be released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays. And it definitely works better for us, because now we can blow our paychecks on fresh tunes as soon as they hit our bank accounts!

What are we spending our paychecks on this week, you might ask? Easy! Two of our acts have new albums set to release this fall, and they’re up on the site for pre-order!

First, reserve your copy of Hall of Fame by The Dark Clan. The album will ship in September.

Next, put in your order for The Mouse Shadow by Stoneburner.

Remember, pre-order items ship early, so you might get them in hand before they even hit shelves!

And to hold you over until then, snatch something from our Distro collection.

Ahh, Friday—who needs to pay bills, anyway?!

The Dark Clan Releases Official Video for “Pakas Taabarats”

Distortion Productions’ own The Dark Clan has released another official video for a track off their upcoming album, Hall of Fame. Check out the video for “Pakas Taabarats” below:

Be sure to stop back by because we’ll be posting a new The Dark Clan video each month until the entirety of Hall of Fame has been portrayed.

Until the next one, though, pre-order the album to have it ship directly to you in September!

The Dark Clan Release Official Video For "Unheilschwanger Boom"

From their upcoming album Hall Of Fame enjoy "Unheilschwanger Boom!"

We are legion. Official video for our song "Unheilschwanger Boom," available on our album Hall Of Fame, coming September 4th, 2015 on Distortion Records and at all your favorite digital retailers. thedarkclan.com thedarkclan.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/thedarkclan https://www.facebook.com/thedarkclanofficial twitter.com/thedarkclan Lyrics for "Unheilschwanger Boom" by The Dark Clan ========================================= You come into my house?

Show Update: Join Us This Sunday!

It's almost time for the next Distortion show!

While Velvet Acid Christ was supposed to headline this show, the act had to pull out of the show due to a medical family emergency. VAC regrets he cannot perform and sends his apologies--and we 100% support the decision and wish him and his family the absolute best!

But don't let that stop you from supporting the other fantastic bands as they put on a killer show for us in VAC's absence!

This Sunday, June 14, please join us at Thunderbird Cafe in Pittsburgh as we welcome our own Stoneburner to the stage! Stoneburner will be opening for Ego Likeness, Mindless Faith, and headliner Caustic.

Doors are at 8 p.m. Buy your advance tickets here for $15 or pay $20 at the door of this 21+ show. RSVP on our Facebook event page, and as always, stop by the merch booth to pick up t-shirts, albums, and other memorabilia while you say hi to the bands and your Distortion friends! See you there!

Distortion Productions Signs Am Tierpark!

Distortion Productions is overjoyed to announce the signing of Am Tierpark, the new synthpop project of Claus Larsen (of Leæther Strip/Klutæ/Sequential Access) and John Mirland (of Mirland & Holm/Mirland)! We couldn't be more delighted to add them to our little family!

We will release Am Tierpark's debut album in November. Can't wait that long? Listen to their track "Tension" below--and don't forget to "like" them on Facebook to stay connected to all things Am Tierpark!

About Am Tierpark:

Am Tierpark is a two-piece synthpop band featuring the vocals of Claus Larsen and the programming/keys of John Mirland. They write:

"We both share the love for pure melodic synth based music and the classic synths, and on a fine sunny spring day April 9th 2015, while walking and chatting about music and watching the animals in Berlin Tierpark we formed Am Tierpark. We had a gig the day after at Berlin's fine K-17 club as Leaether Strip and Holm/Mirland.

We create and want to make music that is not over produced and drenched in effects. We want to present the sounds, melodies and lyrics crispy clear to the listener. This band is all about the love of a good melody, synths and lyrics that will move the listener. Our first album is just about finished and it's been an amazing ride so far, because we truly are musical soulmates.

Hugs, Claus & John"

Don’t Forget: Two Upcoming Shows!

Starting Sunday, the show blitz bombards Pittsburgh!

First, head to the Rex Theater to enjoy the Distortion co-produced presentation of Laibach on Sunday, May 17. They’ll be performing their album Spectre in an all-ages show. Doors open at 7 p.m. You can purchase advance tickets for $22 each here, or you can buy the day of for $25 each. Check out the Facebook event here.

Then, next Wednesday, May 20, Distortion couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome its own delectable En Esch to Pittsburgh! Join us at 31st Street Pub at 9 p.m. for En Esch and Ghostfeeder with well-loved local openers Venus In Furs and The Molecule Party. Buy your tickets in advance for $15 here, or shell out $20 at the door. This is a 21+ show. Let us know you’re coming by joining the Facebook event page here!

We can't wait to party with you! Don't forget to say hi and swing by the merch booth--or pick up your copy of SPANK! to get in the mood in advance here!

Legendary ex-KMFDM and current SLICK IDIOT frontman EN ESCH is touring in support of his new album SPANK!!!

Crossing coast to coast, in both the United States and Canada, EN ESCH brings SPANK to North America!
Here are some dates! More to come soon! Keep a look out and spread the word!!!
 

5/14/2015 Toronto, ON Bovine Sex Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/1595151270723950/
5/15/2015 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe’s
https://www.facebook.com/events/2333089696829776/
5/17/2015 Columbus, OH The Shrunken Head
https://www.facebook.com/events/1581759212107792/
5/20/2015 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/815814515162143/
5/21/2015 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
https://www.facebook.com/events/754192708030263/
5/23/2015 Baltimore, MD Club Orpheus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1432373757059040/
5/25/2015 Richmond, VA Fallout
https://www.facebook.com/events/1605849549654036/
5/26/2015 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
https://www.facebook.com/events/936178043069685/
5/28/2015 New Orleans, LA Hi Ho Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/events/943453169019403/
5/29/2015 Austin, TX Elysium
https://www.facebook.com/events/385220861670540/
5/30/2015 Houston, TX Numbers
https://www.facebook.com/events/476720822480936/
6/4/2015 Los Angeles, CA Complex
https://www.facebook.com/events/1388459611478734/
6/5/2015 San Diego, CA The Bancroft
Event details coming soon!
6/7/2015 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/events/839988899415066/
6/10/2015 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/453586251462129/
6/11/2015 Boise, ID Crazy Horse
https://www.facebook.com/events/929424183745665/
6/13/2015 Seattle, WA The Highline
Event details coming soon!
6/14/2015 Portland, OR Star Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/474888705994804/
6/15/2015 Vancouver, BC The Red Room
Event details coming soon!
6/17/2015 Calgary, AB Dickens
Event details coming soon!
6/19/2015 Regina, SK Mojo Club
Event details coming soon!
6/20/2015 Winnipeg, MB Hard Wired @ Ozzys
Event details coming soon!
6/25/2015 St. Louis, MO The Crack Fox wsg GoFight
https://www.facebook.com/events/819739791449064/
6/26/2015 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge wsg GoFight
https://www.facebook.com/events/456152604552285/
6/27/2015 Detroit, MI Small's wsg Go Fight!
https://www.facebook.com/events/674586985980138/
7/4/2015 New York, NY STIMULATE
Event details coming soon!

 

After a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, SPÄNK was released on DISTORTION PRODUCTIONS (Electronic Saviors, Stoneburner, Spider Lilies) on Feb 10th 2015. EN ESCH has also enlisted the help of High Road Publicity to promote the album and tour. SPÄNK is expected to open a new chapter in EN ESCH's already illustrious career and he is joined on the album by friends, Tim Skold (KMFDM, Marilyn Manson, Skold), Guenter Schulz (Ex KMFDM, Slick Idiot), Jim Marcus (Die Warzau, Go Fight), Trixy Reiss (Crystal Method) and more!


Joining the esteemed artist, will be Buffalo based upstarts Ghostfeeder recently signed to Beyond Therapy Records and with 4 EPs under their belt as well as their newest video being a collaboration with Chris Corner (IAMX) AND appearances on 2013 Vans Warped Tour plus sharing the stage with notable acts such as Blink 182, Powerman 5000, The Bunny The Bear, Genitorturers, Nonpoint, Royal Blood, and Filter; En Esch couldn't be happier with the support!

Distortion Productions Announces More 2015 Live Shows!

After the awesomeness that was the Seabound show last week, Distortion Productions’ 2015 live show season is in full swing!

We’re pleased to announce four new additions to our show calendar:

  • Sunday, May 17 – Laibach with Hexweapon – The Rex Theater – doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $22 adv/$25 doors – Facebook event page here
  • Wednesday, May 20 – Distortion’s own En Esch with Ghostfeeder, Venus in Furs, and The Molecule Party – 31st Street Pub – doors at 9 p.m., 21+, $15 adv/$20 doors – Facebook event page here
  • Saturday, May 30 – Voltaire with Ego Likeness – 31st Street Pub – details TBA
  • Sunday, June 14 – Velvet Acid Christ with Caustic, Mindless Faith, and Distortion artist Stoneburner – Thunderbird Café – details TBA, Facebook page here

But that’s not all—Distortion’s resident superhero Jim Semonik is honored his WTII Records band Rein[forced] will open for Opus One Productions’ show featuring the legendary KMFDM!

  • Friday, August 7 – KMFDM with Chant, Inertia, and Rein[Forced] – Mr. Smalls Theater – doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $23 adv – Facebook event page here

We're going to have a killer show season and we can't wait to drink, dance, and sing with you! So make sure to add these to your calendar and get your tickets now!