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!
Hi all! After a tremendous 2016 and 12k donation, we are happy to open submissions for Electronic Saviors 5: Remembrance. This release will focus on all of our fallen loved ones and will be dedicated to them. Submissions are open from now until December of this year. Head on over to electronicsaviors.com for the whole story and submission guidelines.
Jim and Chase would like to thank everyone involved with the past compilations and tours. ES has involved over 300 bands worldwide and the project is only growing. Nearly 60K has been raised for various charities and individuals. We welcome any electronic band to sumbit!
The Electronic Saviors Team!
Am Tierpark (Claus Larsen and John Mirland) have released their new video for Cherry Blossom to coincide with the release of the Cherry Blossom EP on vinyl. The release is limited to just 300 copies in Blue, Pink and Red and available through Distortion Productions, LLC. All links appear below. Enjoy!
Video Directed by John R. Mirland & Claus Larsen Music: John R. Mirland Words/voice: Claus Larsen
Limited to 300 copies. Order here:
The Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music To Cure Cancer anthology series has been an important part of Distortion Productions for the past 6 years. It is with great pleasure that we announce 4 donations totaling $12,000 to benefit cancer research and those individuals affected by this terrible disease. Electronic Saviors and Distortion Productions thanks everyone involved for helping this endeavor. Our gratitude goes out to Metropolis Records and all the bands, artists, labels and engineers involved. We are truly nothing without you. Submissions for volume 5, entitled Remembrance, will open on January 2nd, 2017 with a release date of June 2018. Thanks to everyone who has supported the Electronic Saviors 4 release and tour shows as well as the Respect the Prime spinoff release. There will be a special convention edition of Respect the Prime with new art, bonus tracks and more this summer for the TFcon events. The first pressing is almost sold out. There will also be future spinoff albums including a Respect the Prime 2 and a Crow soundtrack in 2018/2019.
Here is the breakdown of the donations given:
$5,000 given to Our Clubhouse (www.ourclubhouse.org) in loving memory of Blayne Alexander.
$5,000 given to the University of Pittsburgh/Dr. David Medich/Colon Cancer Research in loving memory of Corey Devlin.
$1,000 given to the gofundme campaign for Patricia Stevens who is currently struggling with cancer.
$1,000 given to the gofundme campaign for Rik Milhouse who is currently struggling with cancer.
See you next time!
Jim, Chase and the Electronic Saviors team
Claus Larsen and John Mirland are quite the busy fellows. After a tremendous debut release with "Uncaged" in 2015, the boys are back with a strictly limited 4 song vinyl EP. Simply titled "Cherry Blossom", the EP continues their love of 80's influenced modern synthpop. All 4 tracks were recorded specially for this vinyl release and will appear on blue, red and pink vinyl. Each color will be limited to 100 copies.
To say that these boys are constantly in the studio is an understatement. John and Claus share such a natural chemistry with each other. When the boys aren't creating with their other projects, Mirland and Leather Strip respectively, they are always writing for Am Tierpark. The title track Cherry Blossom, is rife with an amazingly catchy chorus and fantastic songwriting. However, the title track does not overshadow the 3 other tracks on the EP. The track "I Can't Stop" ends the EP with a wonderful melody not unlike 80's groups Erasure and Pet Shop Boys. The Cherry Blossom EP is essential listening for any fan of electronic music, especially those folks from the 80's.
Release Date: Dec. 9th, 2016
Good news for Transformers fans in the Chicago area. TFcon Chicago is happening from October 21st-23rd. It is the largest fan run Transformers con in the country. Distortion Productions is so excited to bring the new Electronic Saviors release: Respect the Prime:1986 Revisited to the con. Respect the Prime is the tribute album to the 1986 Transformers animated movie and features amazing cover songs by Xenturion Prime, Bella Morte, Deathproof/Red Lokust, The Dark Clan, am.psych, Caustic, Ghostfeeder and more. Proceeds are being donated to cancer research. We will be vending this new release and other Electronic Saviors merch all weekend and will participate in a panel on Friday night at 8PM. Jim Semonik and Emily Kirkpatrick of Distortion Productions will be doing a special Q & A and playing clips from the album for the crowd. We hope to see your smiling robot faces. Also, Casey W. Coller of IDW Comics fame and penciler and inker on Respect the Prime will be in the artist alley all weekend doing commissions and signing autographs. Stop by his table and grab a print or poster as well. See you all in Chicago. Till All Are One!
Distortion Productions, LLC is proud to announce the signing of Pittsburgh EBM artist Tragic Impulse.
The new album Devil on Your Shoulder will be released in early winter.
Tragic Impulse Bio
The brainchild of EBM/Industrial solo artist Paul M. Graham, Tragic Impulse was born from the ashes of the project Eisengeist. This short lived music-centric project spawned the haunting track Apocalyptic Visions which appeared on the extended version of the Electronic Saviors 2: Recurrence compilation. Although satisfied with the Eisengeist project, Paul chose to go in a more club-centric direction and retired the project. Since then, Tragic Impulse has independently released a full length album titled “Machine Parts” which debuted in 2014. They have also appeared on the premium editions of the Electronic Saviors 3 & 4 compilations, contributed to remix EP’s from EBM/Industrial artists such as Interface and Sonik Foundry, and also been featured as one of the “Artists of the Month” on Dark Horizons radio. In 2016, Tragic Impulse began live performances, which met with rave reviews. Future live performances are being planned.
Devil on Your Shoulder Album
Building upon the success of “Machine Parts”, Tragic Impulse’s sophomore album “Devil on Your Shoulder” represents a significant evolution in sound for the project. The album is unapologetically club-friendly and is highlighted by heavy beats, catchy hooks, and lyrical exploration that focuses significantly on the darker side of the human condition. Slated for release at the beginning of 2017, “Devil on Your Shoulder” promises to keep you stomping!
"Devil on Your Shoulder" Tracklist
Flesh and Blood
Devil On Your Shoulder
Paul M. Graham: All programming, lyrics, and vocals
Artwork: Byron Winton
Hi all! We are very happy to announce that we will be making the trek to Chicago this weekend to vend at Coldwaves 5. We will have limited copies of the Electronic Saviors 4: Premium Edition as well as the ultra limited En Esch/Am Tierpark split 7" vinyl. We are honored to be vending at this event. Big thanks to the Novak family for having us. We are so excited to see Cubanate, Clock DVA, 16 Volt, Pig and so many others Come check us out in the Smart Bar. We will have lots of merch for purchase. See y'all in Chi town!
Check out the newest Ghostfeeder video and get a sneak peek at the live Ghostfeeder experience.
Our beloved Stoneburner will be playing some key shows in September!
Sept. 16th-Intervention Con-Rockville, MD with various artsts including Thomas Dolby!
Sept. 18th-The State Theater-Falls Church, VA-with Combichrist!
Sept. 29th-Bar XIII-Wilmington, DE-with Assemblage 23!
October 26th Nashville, TN @ fooBAR
October 27th Columbus, OH @The Shrunken Head
October 28th Cincinnati, OH @ DF Events and Club SinDay
October 29th Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's Coyote Cafe
8/5 Aurelio Voltaire/ Stoneburner, Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD
8/6 Voltaire/ Stoneburner/ Becoming the Devourer/ PreCog, Foobar, Nashville TN
8/7 Voltaire/ DJ Steven Archer, The Crack Fox, St Louis MO
8/8 Voltaire/ Stoneburner, Dark Heartland @ Prohibition Hall, Kansas City MO
8/9 Voltaire/ Stoneburner/ DJ Païen, Dark Tuesdays, Denver CO
8/11 Voltaire/ Stoneburner, Club X, Salt Lake City UT
8/13 DJ Steven Archer (+ vending), The Mercury, Seattle WA
8/14 Voltaire/ Stoneburner, Star Theatre, Portland OR
8/16-8/23 Gothsicles/ Stoneburner, The Gothic Cruise, Seattle WA, Alaska, Victoria BC
8/27 Stoneburner/ Rocket Doll Review/ Gogo McGregor, The Crack Fox, St Louis MO
8/28 Stoneburner/ Becoming the Devourer, The Shrunken Head, Columbus OH
<PÎG> 'AMERICAN EXCESS' ... The tour this fall with En Esch & Peter Turns Pirate. SEPT 6 - OCT 6 Many Dates to Announce!!!
September 6 - Toronto, ON - Coalition
September 7 - Detroit, MI - Smalls
September 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
September 9 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII
September 10 - New York, NY - Stimulate@Drom
September 11 - Richmond, VA - Fallout
September 12 - Atlanta, GA - Club Famous
September 13 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
September 15 - New Orleans, LA - The Willow
facebook link coming soon
September 16 - Austin, TX - Elysium
facebook link coming soon
September 17 - Houston, TX - Numbers
September 18 - Dallas, TX - The Church
September 19 - Tulsa, OK - Vanguard
September 20 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
September 21 - St. Louis, MO - Crack Fox
September 24 - Chicago, IL - Metro (PIG only)
September 25 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
September 27 - Denver, Colorado - Oriental Theater
September 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Area 51
facebook link coming soon
September 30 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge (Upstairs)
October 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Complex
October 4 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
October 5 - Seattle WA - Highline
That’s right, folks! Distortion Productions has a Soundcloud! Head over to our page to check out full tracks from various Distortion releases—including previews from not-yet-released albums Respect the Prime: 1986 Revisited and Red Lokust’s The Repercussions of Shedding Your Skin! You can try it before you buy it!
And speaking of Red Lokust: Tomorrow, Friday, July 22, marks the official release of this fantastic new project from our humble leader Jim Semonik and the talented Lee Lauer! Head to the store now to purchase your copy if you haven’t already (but we know you already have, because you can’t miss out on this one!).
Things have been busy here in the Distortion Productions camp! So much is going on as we gear up for new releases, shows galore, and new merch. We are so excited to share everything with you that we can’t contain it, so see below for a snapshot of some of the biggest upcoming things you can look forward to!
Electronic Saviors Volume IV: First thing’s first: The Electronic Saviors Volume IV Digital Bonus pack has been added to our Bandcamp page! Enjoy 33 more tracks and pay what you want! Download it here now. Buy your physical copy of the regular edition at Metropolis Records, or pick up one of the extremely few Premium Editions left by heading out to the ES4 release show happening nearest to you!
Ghostfeeder: We are beyond thrilled to release the new Ghostfeeder album, World Fameless, in just one week! You can still preorder it in our store so you don’t miss out, but next Friday, July 8, is the official release date! You’re gonna love this one!
Red Lokust: Our master-in-command, Jim Semonik, pairs with Lee Lauer of Aslan Faction to bring us this killer new project, Red Lokust! You can preorder the upcoming album, The Repercussions of Shedding Your Skin, or pick up some of the gorgeous merch featuring art by Byron Winton! The deliciously dancey album drops on July 22.
Respect the Prime: 1986 Revisited: August 12 is the release date of a brand new compilation celebrating the 30th anniversary of a movie near and dear to so many of our hearts. Featuring updated covers from the beloved original soundtrack by such artists as Caustic, The Dark Clan, Everything Goes Cold, Bella Morte, and more, this massive 17-track feat will send you straight back to the 80s. Absolutely do not lose out on this one—preorder your copy today!
Pittsburgh Electronic Saviors Release Party: The Pittsburgh ES4 release party is happening a week from today! Join us next Thursday, July 7, at Cattivo in Lawrenceville for the time of your life! Joining us will be Electronic Saviors artists galore, including Cyber Strukture, Spider Lilies, Interface, Go Fight, and The Dark Clan! This is one of your last chances to witness the majesty of The Dark Clan in person, as the act will be retiring from live shows in the near future. DO NOT MISS OUT! Extremely limited Premium Editions will be for sale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show is 21+. Buy your ticket here or pay at the door—both are $15. (And if you’re not local to Pittsburgh, we’ll miss you, but you can catch us on the road at a variety of upcoming ES4 release shows around the country, including Cleveland, Portland, and Chicago!)
Whew‼! That’s a metric load of Distortion Productions awesomeness coming at you, ready to melt your face off! We’ll keep you updated on each project as it comes to life, but for now, we wanted to show you all the fantastic summer fun we have in store for you. In the meantime, get your dance on by collecting all the Distortion albums from our store!
This Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Distortion Productions is proud to bring our friends in God Module back to the 'Burgh once again! Prepare to dance your ass off as God Module celebrates the 10th anniversary of their album Viscera with a live show featuring the full-length in its entirety. Jasyn and friends will be joined by supporting act Finite Automata with local favorite Standard Issue Citizen opening.
This 21+ show takes place at Howler's Coyote Café at 9 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance here for $12 or are $15 at the door.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear all of the songs from one of your favorite albums live! This won't happen again!