As Some Things Have To Be Endured, the new full-length creation from soloist/collaborator THEOLOGIAN will be released by Crucial Blast tomorrow, October 15th, a rash of new live performances have been confirmed. It begins tonight at Brooklyn-based Saint Vitus Bar with a listening/release party for the album joined by DJ sets from Derek Rush (A Murder Of Angels, Dream Into Dust) and Theologian Prime, where copies of the album will be available for sale.
Then in two weeks, THEOLOGIAN — a.k.a. Leech, also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies — will take its audioterrorism to the streets on the Autumn Dirges East Coast Halloween Weekend Mini-Tour. Presented by Annihilvs Power Electronix THEOLOGIAN will bring four days of torture to Somerville, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Baltimore with Spettro Family, Compactor, Statiqbloom and Swollen Organs. See full details below and be aware of further pending live actions to be announced shortly.
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Crucial Blast will release Some Things Have To Be Endured on CD/digital tomorrow with a limited vinyl edition to follow shortly after.
Some Things Have To Be Endured features eight new tracks of punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. The album is a collection of collaborations between THEOLOGIAN and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial / noise / dark ambient / coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly. The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in THEOLOGIAN‘s bleak, jet-black industrial sound. Co-produced with Derek Rush/Dream Into Dust and mastered by James Plotkin, Some Things Have To Be Endured contains some of the most moving and dramatic music to emerge from THEOLOGIAN‘s black sonic abyss, and the album comes adorned with striking photography by Ione Rucquoi that makes this one of the more visually arresting releases in the outfit’s growing catalog.
THEOLOGIAN Some Things Have To Be Endured release party:
10/14/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]
Autumn Dirges – East Coast Halloween Weekend Mini-Tour:
w/ THEOLOGIAN, Spettro Family, Compactor, Statiqbloom, Swollen Organs
10/31/2013 Radio – Somerville, MA [info]
11/01/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Martial Canterel, Sofia Reta + DJ sets by Avana , DJ Stalagmike, Theologian Prime [info]
11/02/2013 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA w/ Whorid [info]
11/03/2013 Club K – Baltimore, MD w/ Worms of the Earth, Søren [info]