As New York’s continually morphing dark industrial entity, THEOLOGIAN, is set to unleash its A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real album in August. In preparation, the first public lashing of the LP’s madness has been issued through an exclusive Noisey stream of “God Comes As A Wall,” as preorders for the LP are made available and the outfit announces upcoming live performances.
A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real‘s opening track, “God Comes As A Wall,” is now rupturing the airwaves through Vice Magazine’s music channel, Noisey, As always orchestrated by THEOLOGIAN founder and sole full-time member, Lee Bartow (a.k.a. Theologian Prime) — here executing synth, vocal loops and mixing/editing, “God Comes As A Wall” also features the damaging infiltrations of David Castillo (Primitive Weapons, White Widows Pact) supplying vocals and synth, with all engineering and additional synth contributions by Kevin Reilly (Love Is Nothing, Navicon Torture Technologies). States Noisey alongside the nearly seven-minute voyage into electronic purgatory, “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…”
Endure THEOLOGIAN’s “God Comes As A Wall” via Noisey now at THIS LOCATION.
Redscroll Records will proudly issue THEOLOGIAN‘s A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real on LP as the first release under their new Nothing Under The Sun imprint on August 28th in a one-time pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl, as well as digitally directly through THEOLOGIAN. Preorders for the LP are now available RIGHT HERE.
THEOLOGIAN has also confirmed several upcoming live performances for the late Summer and early Autumn months, beginning with a Brooklyn show on September 11th with Nyodene D, Dreamcrusher and others. October will see the band in Allston, Massachusetts taking part in the Voidstar 25th Anniversary Fest with Author & Punisher, Compactor, Insect Ark, The Vomit Arsonist, and more on the 2nd, followed by another show on the 30th in Brooklyn with Sewer Goddess, Gnaw and Kintaan. Additional shows will be announced in the weeks ahead.
9/11/2015 The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, NY w/ Nyodene D, Dreamcrusher, more TBA
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, Kintaan [info]
A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of The Real further extends the immense catalog of THEOLOGIAN recordings through labels including Crucial Blast, Handmade Birds, Malignant Records, the artist’s own Annihilvs Power Electronix and more even further into the darkest and most engulfing chasms. The latest tortured auditory from the soloist and collaborator, Lee M. Bartow (a.k.a. Theologian Prime), come in the form of four punishing sequences, nearly forty-five minutes of new material, created through Bartow’s collaborative explorations with David Castillo (Primitive Weapons, White Widows Pact) and Daniel Suffering (Whorid), with contributions from 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. Tortured screams reach out over the tumbling industrial workings below. Low register whispered meanderings slowly rise to meet those screams. Machines’ rhythmic drones fold in on the voices. Sirens invite and warn. Sink into the synthetic abyss.