The magma-like works of NYC-area-based THEOLOGIAN creator Lee M. Bartow (a.k.a. Theologian Prime) are available for public intake, as the project’s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real LP is out now, the first release for Redscroll Records’ new Nothing Under The Sun imprint.
THEOLOGIAN‘s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real now writhes amongst the population, as Cvlt Nation is streaming the album in its entirety.
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Also see THEOLOGIAN’s “Surface Of The Real” video via Heathen Harvest HERE.
A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real is available in a one-time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl, and digitally. Order the LP alongside other band merch and recordings via THEOLOGIAN directly HERE, Redscroll Records HERE, and Earsplit Distro HERE, and the digital via the band alongside tons of other titles HERE.
Upcoming THEOLOGIAN live performances include a headlining show in Brooklyn September 11th with Nyodene D, Dreamcrusher, Existence In Decline (Anthony Saunders), and others, a set in Allston, Massachusetts on the first night of the Voidstar 25th Anniversary Fest with Author & Punisher, Compactor, Insect Ark, The Vomit Arsonist, and more, and another Brooklyn show on October 30th with Sewer Goddess, Gnaw, Insect Ark and Kintaan. Collaborating with Theologian Prime on stage for these shows will be longtime cohort and live/recording collaborator Daniel Suffering (Whorid) providing synth/noise and percussion, and Dave Brenner (Vise Massacre, ex-Heidnik) supplying bass to Theologian’s live set for the first time with supplementary vocal/percussive attacks.
9/11/2015 The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, NY w/ Nyodene D, Dreamcrusher, Existence In Decline
10/02/2015 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA @ Voidstar 25th Anniversary Fest @ w/ Author & Punisher, Compactor, Insect Ark, The Vomit Arsonist, more [info]
10/30/2015 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY @ w/ Sewer Goddess, Gnaw, Insect Ark, Kintaan [info]
Additional live THEOLOGIAN actions are already being scheduled, and new recorded material has already been immortalized. Theologian Prime has also just completed a remix of an Author & Punisher track for the compilation being created for the Voidstar 25th Anniversary Fest. New official declarations will be made in the coming days and onward.
The latest in the abyss of recorded output from THEOLOGIAN comes in the form of the four punishing sequences A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real offers, with nearly forty-five minutes of material created in collaboration with David Castillo of Primitive Weapons and White Widows Pact, Daniel Suffering of Whorid, Matt Slagle, and engineer Kevin D. Reilly, Jr., who has periodically worked with Bartow since the earliest incarnations of Navicon Torture Technologies in the mid-late 1990s. Noisey offered in part of the album, “THEOLOGIAN‘s dark industrial pedigree is impeccable… A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real, is a nightmarish affront of torturous industrial rhythms and suffocating drones…” Invisible Oranges reports, “THEOLOGIAN‘s output is equal parts volume and oppression. A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real only furthers Bartow’s sound assault: the synthesized drones are deeper, the noise harsher, the rhythms more crushing. Somehow, lost within the audio sandstorm, there is a sort of harmonic bliss, slowly meandering through the stark landscapes. THEOLOGIAN does it again.” And Heathen Harvest issued, “Bartow is an artist who, like so many of his influential peers from Brighter Death Now to IRM, has been enormously important to our development as fans of industrial music over the past decade and a half… Bartow leads us once again into the deep, dark recesses of the mind and the world…