"As far as the music goes, the intro melody of "Black Box" is actually Morse code for COD which was an international distress call before SOS. The idea for the lyrics came from Caleb and I joking around about how we should colonize the sun because there's no proof that the sun is hot. We started talking about sending humanity to the sun in droves to start a new life. Pack some SPF 30!" - Eddie LaFlash (Decent News)
MONOLITH Track List
1. Monolith 03:52
2. Black Box 04:03
3. Substance 03:42
4. Torture Me 05:22
5. Eyewitness 04:25
6. I'll Be Awakened 02:35
7. Krokodil 03:41
8. The Mud 02:25
9. Pyrophile 05:08
10. Opiate 03:12
"Monolith is a big step up in craft and aesthetics for Decent News. While earlier album Filth found the band in promising industrial territory, this new album finds the band firing on all creative cylinders. Decent News amps up relentlessly heavy riffage, digitized percussion, gritty warehouse club rhythms, and rugged vocals." - New CT Metal
Caleb Moore: Vocals, Programming
Eddie LaFlash: Guitar, Vocals, Synth and Programming
Laken Stokes: Bass Guitar, Programming
Founded in 2016 by Eddie LaFlash (Guitar, Synth, Vocals), Collin Maynard (Drums, Synths), and Laken Stokes (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Synth), the project's first self-titled demo was released on October 13th, 2017.
Though raw and gritty, these songs would serve as the foundation for the project and would eventually come back to life on future releases. However, it only took Decent News two months to start seeing their true potential as they fired off their next single “Skin Puddle / Deafland” on December 8th, 2017. This release saw the emergence of Caleb Moore taking over vocal duties and also served as a teaser for their upcoming debut album “Filth.” From an amateur understanding of recording and producing, the clean cut sound found on “Skin Puddle / Deafland” was eons away from anything on their demo. Taking cues from such band as KMFDM and Front Line Assembly, the project produced two pummeling tracks of pure mayhem.
January of 2018 found Decent News hyping up their upcoming album “Filth” with a brand new single titled 'Halogen'. With the help of their newfound record label Machine Man Records, the band was able to reach a wider audience and infect them with their destructive synthesized metal and industrial hybrid. With a demo, two singles, and a new record label signing under their belt, it was finally time for Decent News to unleash their ultimate beast.
In March of 2018, Decent News released their twelve track album “Filth” via Machine Man Records. Once again tapping into their roots as a savage blend of industrial mayhem, metal noise, and pounding percussion, “Filth” serves as the perfect introductory point for anyone trying to understand what Decent News is all about. The simplistic cover art of the album (Designed by Conner Michael) showcasing what is basically a crack house addicted and devoted to the television, “Filth” came to be a stark socio-political commentary in the modern age. “Filth” was released in both limited edition CD and digital formats, with a Decent News logo decal also available for ordering.
Decent News was not content with just releasing “Filth” and leaving it alone. Instead, the project decided to bring along a massive amount of talent from the likes of industrial rockers Chmcl Str8jckt to the post-apocalyptic pop of Ferus Melek for a brand new remix album. “Filth: Remixed” released via Machine Man Records on August 3rd and contains another helping of industrial chaos produced from bands in the international scene.
Just before "Filth" released, Laken took a break from the band as he became a new dad. This had Collin moving over to bass for a few shows before to left the band to focus on school. In August of 2018 Eddie and Caleb started churning out demos for their next release on top of playing live shows all over Southern New England, sharing the stage with many acts such as Tovarish, Acidhenge and Wavepeak. In early January of 2019, the two boys sat down for breakfast with Laken and his newborn daughter at one of their favorite diners to catch up on things. By the end of their breakfast Laken was a member of the band again and ready to dive head first into recording.
In June of 2019 the boys released their latest single "Black Box / Krokodil". These two tracks were light-years away from their debut in production and quality all thanks to Michael Haggerty from Krebs who would be mixing and mastering their sophomore album "Monolith."
"Monolith" was released on Machine Man Records on August 30th 2019.
"Remember when indie rock sounded all grimy, corroded and metal-sludgy -- the last thing you'd hear in a commercial or being played at an arena show? Warish do. It's music to the ears of anyone who wants to damage their ears." -- Rolling Stone
"Warish totally rules... An awesome mixture of punk energy, biker rock fuzz, and grunge growl." -- Kerrang!
"Sludgy and punk-y at the same time, with an Iggy and the Stooges meets Misfits vibe, plus a bit of stoner rock and metal mixed in, as well." -- Consequence of Sound
Southern California trio Warish are streaming their forthcoming full length debut Down In Flames in its entirety today ahead of release via Metal Injection. Hear full album HERE!
Loudwire premiered “Healter Skelter” here!
Warish hit the road this fall in support of the album with San Francisco stoner rock progenitors Acid King, who will also reissue their legendary Busse Woods album on RidingEasy on August 30th. Please see all dates below.
Imagine if early, weird Aberdeen Nirvana were crossed with low budget horror-obsessed garage-punks. You'd have sinister vibes with a visceral, twisted weirdness and bludgeoning riffs. Some might call it nightmarish, we call it Warish.
Warish is a very newly minted SoCal trio formed early 2018 that has wasted no time making its presence known. The band formed when guitarist/vocalist and pro-skater Riley Hawk (son of skating legend Tony Hawk) and drummer Nick (Broose) McDonnell decided they wanted to try their hand at something more distinct than they'd done previously.
"We wanted to do simpler riffs and a fun live show," Riley explains. "A little more punk, a little bit of grunge... a little evil-ish."
Their sound takes cues from a variety of cool underground sounds and twists it all into an energetic and exciting fist to the face of dark fury. Hawk's effect-laden vocals hearken to 90s industrial monsters Ministry and David Yow's tortured caterwaul in Scratch Acid. The guitars are heavy and powerful, though decidedly not straightforward cookie cutter punk; more like Cobain's and Buzz Osbourne's wiry contortions. The rhythms bash and pummel right through it all with aggressive force ensuring that nothing gets overly complicated and the horrors keep coming throughout the band's uh, warlike assault.
Down In Flames will be available on LP, CD and download on September 13th, 2019 via Riding Easy Records.
Such Beautiful Flowers premières first video from upcoming Wool-E Tapes release.
Neon Gloom is the first video taken from the 4 track cassette EP of the same name that will be released on 12 October (Cassette Store Day) by Belgian label Wool-E Tapes, mostly known for releasing the debut EP by Belgian post-punk wonder-kids Whispering Sons
Such Beautiful Flowers’ debut EP “NEON GLOOM” places us in a sonic space where darkwave and synth-dominated industrial beats give shape to a sound echoing The Neon Judgement and New Order, playing in the same field as contempory artists like Cold Cave and Lust For Youth. Lyrically these four tracks paint a bleak picture of love, truth and existence amongst the ruins of a postmodern world. As the front-man of one of Europe’s most critically acclaimed hardcore punk outfits “Midnight Souls” Donny has been pouring his passion into heartfelt music for years. But where the rest of this five piece reinvented themselves as shoegazing indie darlings NEW MOON, he now embarks on this solo venture, trading feral screams for dark romanticism, keeping the brutal honesty and honest brutality from his previous endeavors but wrapping it in sombre voiced melodic poetry. Recorded and mixed at MuchluvStudio’s (Brutus, Fär..) and mixed at AudioSiege (Stranger Things OST, Ceremony, Touché Amoré..) this EP is a starting point and only gives us a glimpse of what is yet to come.
First concerts to be expected in November/December
KLONE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “HIDDEN PASSENGER” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM LE GRAND VOYAGE
In recent years, French atmospheric rockers Klone have built their name on making music that is as deeply introspective as it is sonically powerful. Le Grand Voyage, the band’s first release for UK post-progressive specialists Kscope on 20th September, is an album brimming with that sense of searching and self-discovery, its 10 tracks living up to its name in unabashed no-stone-unturned existential exploration.
Much of the inspiration for the tracks including “Hidden Passenger” have come from pondering on the great philosophies of life, those eternal unanswered questions like who we are, where we are going and, ultimately, what happens next. This uncertainty and confusion surrounding mortality, the notion that something or nothing awaits us, unleashed the creativity in the French art-rockers.
This path led us here
To be what we are
To each other, now
Life is only a scar
Guillaume Bernard, Klone’s guitarist, gives us a further insight into the album’s inspiration: “Me and Yann, our singer and lyricist, were watching documentaries about near death experiences, and what happens after death? what is the spirit? those kinds of questions. We found it an exciting and a mysterious subject to think about – what really happens? We feel that we create music that is deeply connected to the universe. We used a lot of reverb, almost as if we were to touch everything in space… we want our music to resonate in the cosmos!”
What Klone have created is bold in sonic ambition, twisting dark guitars and electronic ambience into a modern masterpiece that feels excitingly new, yet in many ways feels like a contemporary take on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon.
The first single & opening track from Le Grand Voyage, 'Yonder', bridges the gap between this latest opus and 2015 studio full-length Here Comes The Sun. Mixed by Francis Castes at the Sainte Marthe studio in Paris, Guillaume describes the music as a “natural and logical continuation of the song The Last Experience which concluded our previous album.” Watch Klone performing “Yonder” live at this summer’s Hellfest HERE.
Le Grand Voyage will be released on CD, LP and digitally and is available to preorder here:- PRE ORDER NOW HERE. Digtal pre-orders receive “Yonder” & “Hidden Passenger” as instant downloads.
Having racked up a lot of interest on home soil after previous albums Here Comes The Sun and Unplugged, Klone are now looking to focus on and extend their international operations. They’ve performed in the UK with cult grunge heroes King’s X and French metal titans Gojira, toured with Devin Townsend and landed supports for Helmet, Orphaned Land and Anneke Van Giersbergen.
The band has confirmed they will be supporting the release of Le Grand Voyage with an extensive live campaign. They began with this year’s Hellfest & Into The Grave Festivals and will soon be embarking on their headline shows.
27-29/09 - Germany - Euroblast Festival / Cologne
France headline dates – tickets on sale now
12/10/2019 – Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
17/10/2019 – Lyon - Hard Rock Cafe
18/10/2019 – Grenoble - L’amperage
19/10/2019 – Cannes - Mjc Picaud
26/10/2019 – Strasbourg - La Laiterie
02/11/2019 – Marseille - Jas Rod
08/11/2019 – Poitiers - Le Confort Moderne
09/11/2019 - Savigny-Le-Temple - L'empreinte
15/11/2019 – Niort - Festival Rise & Fall
28/11/2019 – Orleans - Le Bouillon
30/11/2019 - Audincourt - Le Moloco
Yann Ligner : Vocals
Guillaume Bernard : Guitar
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitar
Florent Marcadet : Drums
Jean Etienne Maillard : Bass
Matthieu Metzger : Sax / Samples
Facebook & Instagram @kloneband
Industrial Rock Band CHMCL STR8JCKT Signs To Cleopatra Records - Wrtchd Thngs Album Details Revealed
Industrial rock band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce their recent signing to iconic label Cleopatra Records.
Wrtchd Thngs will be available on CD and digital formats on August 16th, 2019. The album was produced by John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke).
For fans of: KMFDM, Ministry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
"I've had the new CHMCL STR8JCKT album running on repeat since I got it in my hands. Finally an industrial album I really can relate to instantly. Harsh but with melodies and great lyrics. A must have for a lover of old-school industrial with passion, balls and heart." - Claus Larsen (about the self-titled debut)
"With their sophomore release, "Wrtchd Thngs", Chmcl Str8jckt doubles down on their hard driving old school industrial rock. This album is raw, pulsing, and seething. From the infectious guitar on "Ode to Pekinpah", to the pulse-pounding Baphomet, to the guttural Black Vulture, there is something for every industrial lover." - Brian Fitzpatrick, author of Sci-fi thriller "Mechcraft"
"it's been amazing to see the band grow into this unstoppable force and to see them create some of the best music I've heard in years." - Steve Thomas-Green, DJ Ghost Wave Radio
Northern New Jersey's Chmcl Str8jckt fuse old school metal guitars with classic Wax Trax! era industrial music to bring you sinister Industrial Rock with a vintage flavor.
Releasing their self-titled debut in 2017, they quickly got many excellent reviews and airplay on countless radio stations and internet platforms. In 2018, while writing their new material, they offered up their debut tracks for remix to other international industrial artists and put out the 18 track remix release, called "RMX". Featuring artists like Leaether Strip and Adoration Destroyed, this also came out to rave review and much airplay. Chmcl Str8jckt has become known for a strong, engaging live show, with dark imagery and select theatrics to enhance the disturbing themes of their songs. They have been direct support for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and opened for acts such as Orgy, Christian Death and Skold.
Chmcl Str8jckt has recently finished recording their new CD Wrtchd Thngs with John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke) producing....releasing in August 2019 on Cleopatra Records.