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Friday, 19 February 2016

90's Industrial Act Circle Of Dust Releases First New Track in Nearly 20 Years & Announces Plans for Remastered Re-Releases & Brand New LP

Listen to “Contagion” exclusively on Loudwire

Detroit, MI - For nearly two decades CIRCLE OF DUST has inspired fans and fellow artists of the industrial music scene. Founded by Klayton - who is most well-known for his project Celldweller and owning the independent record label FiXT - CIRCLE OF DUST began his experimentation with melding sci-fi inspired industrial and electronic-rock, a sound that he has since become known for mastering. It is with great excitement that CIRCLE OF DUST has teamed up with Loudwire for the exclusive premiere of his new track “Contagion,” the first piece of new music to be released in nearly 20 years.

The debut of “Contagion” comes with the news that CIRCLE OF DUST will be re-releasing remastered versions of all five previously released albums, each featuring bonus material, new tracks, and more. This sequence of releases will all happen in 2016, capping off with a completely brand new CIRCLE OF DUST album, to be released in December of this year.

The first re-issue is of the self-titled debut album, ‘Circle Of Dust,’ which will be out on March 4, 2016 via FiXT. Originally released in 1992, the entire album was created using a Mac Classic with 1mb of system RAM and a 40mb hard drive along with an Ensoniq EPS 16+ mono sampler. The album has been meticulously remastered with modern sonic precision, improving upon the sound of the original tracks. Additionally, the album features nearly an hour of bonus material including a rare acoustic version of "Onenemy," raw 4-track cassette demos, and a series of unreleased songs, demos and b-sides simply titled - "Dust." Pre-Orders for the self-titled re-release are available now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and the FiXT web store.


Circle of Dust, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton, marked the beginning of the musical career of the man who later went on to create independent success as Celldweller, as well as forming his own label - FIXT. Along with four full-length Circle of Dust albums in the 90s (Circle of Dust, Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Disengage), Klayton created a side-project under the name Argyle Park, which featured a vast collection of guest collaborators, including Tommy Victor of Prong, J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus and Mark Salomon (Stavesacre/Crucified).

Locked away collecting "dust" for 20+ years, the rights to the Circle of Dust & Argyle Park albums were unavailable to Klayton as the original labels they were signed to shut down in the mid-90s. After 2 decades of pursuing a deal to regain ownership of the albums, Klayton was finally able to reclaim the rights in 2015.

As Klayton began planning the remastering and re-release of the original albums, a new idea began to grow. He decided to not only re-release each album, but to fully resurrect the project and create a new full-length Circle of Dust album, to be released December 2016, nearly 20 years after the last Circle of Dust release.

Not only are all the re-releases being remastered, but each will include demos, unreleased bonus tracks, acoustic/alternate versions of tracks as well as some new remixes, with each album being released every 8 weeks, starting with the Self-Titled on March 4th, 2016.

Mortiis issues Statement on return of The Mask

OSLO - Mortiis has issued a statement regarding his infamous mask, which made its return in a short video clip released earlier this week.

"For years I've been stubbornly telling everyone who wanted me to revive the mask to get f**ked, more or less.

The idea of the mask just rotted away for me, and for a long time it was just this vile thing that I couldn´t relate to. It was someone else, and everyone wanted me to go back to being someone else, so how do you think I'd react to that?

I needed to go full circle. I suppose I had this sort of nihilistic view of the mask for a long time. It just lost all meaning to me. So I eventually worked my way through the disillusionment, hate, indifference and finally back into the reincarnated goodwill towards it.

The return of the mask - at least for it to be part of the equation again - had to happen sooner or later. I guess I just needed to put a lot of stuff in its right place in my mind before I was ready to consider putting it back on. Let's face it, though, I'm a sucker for visual sh*t, so obviously the mask was bound to come back at some point. I just wasn't ready to admit it to myself until now, and certainly not to some entitled ass hat yelling that he wants it back."

Mortiis will be touring the UK in May:

MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR

May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece

BUTCHER BABIES announce European tour in April / May 2016

The BUTCHER BABIES are happy to announce that they are hitting Europe and the UK this April and May again! Special guest at all shows will be Sumo Cyco. See below for all dates and venues of this tour!

Vocalist Heidi Shepherd comments: “We've been itching to get back to Europe and the U.K. since our festival run last summer! I'm so excited to see our friends and melt some new faces. Can't wait to bring the live Butcher Babies show to our fan base that has been eager to have us back!!! See you soon and get ready to rage!!!”

11.04.2016 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City Basement 12.04.2016 - Milton Keynes, England @ Craufurd Arms 13.04.2016 - Bristol, England @ Marble Factory 14.04.2016 - Cardiff, Wales @ The Globe 15.04.2016 - Swansea, Wales @ The Scene 16.04.2016 - Manchester, England @ Rebellion Bar 17.04.2016 - Newcastle, England @ Think Tank 19.04.2016 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse 20.04.2016 - Chester, England @ Live Rooms 21.04.2016 - Reading, England @ Sub 89 22.04.2016 - London, England @ Underworld 23.04.2016 - Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy 3 24.04.2016 - Southampton, England @ Talking Heads 26.04.2016 - Zaandam, Netherlands @ De Flux 27.04.2016 - Hamburg, Germany @ Rock Café 28.04.2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen 29.04.2016 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Gota Kallare 30.04.2016 - Oslo, Norway @ Glassheim Rock & Kulturscene 01.05.2016 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers 03.05.2016 - Bochum, Germany @ Matrix 04.05.2016 - Düsseldorf, Germany @ Pitcher

Their latest full-length offering, Take It Like a Man, was released in August 2015. The official, video for “Igniter,” perfectly captures the frenetic, high-energy of their amazing live show. Check it out here:


Heidi Shepherd- vocals Carla Harvey- vocals Henry Flury- guitar Jason Klein- bass Chrissy Warner- drums