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Latest Perturbator News

Below is our complete Perturbator news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Perturbator Posts New Music Video Online

Dark electronic master Perturbator, aka James Kent, has released a stunning and thought-provoking new video for "God Says" featuring Hangman's Chair, taken from new album Lustful Sacraments, out now via Blood Music.

Directed by Metastasis, watch the video below.

James Kent commented on the single:"'God Says' is a song about completely giving yourself up to hedonism. It is perhaps the darkest song on the album and that is in great part thanks to Hangman's Chair's haunting contribution to it."

On the video, Metastasis commented: "Directing this music video has been quite a ride. A six months long ride, day and night, 38,257 frames rendered, a lot of challenges, but definitely, by far my best memory in terms of video directing."

"I wanted a journey in a monochrome, neo-gothic, over-identified Metropolis dipped in a wet and never-ending night, enlightened by thousands of flickering bleak neon-lights, painting vice and decadence. I wanted a collision between Fritz Lang, Orson Welles, Blade Runner, old Batman, Dick Tracy and even Roger Rabbit."

On the collaboration, Hangman's Chair commented: "Our first meeting with James was back in 2017 at the Sainte Marthe during the recording sessions of Banlieue Triste and our collaboration on the song 'Tired Eyes'. There was mutual respect at first and we discovered we had a lot in common.

"Immediately, we felt it was a good match and the connection between us was going to grow bigger and stronger. And since then we even started to see each other besides the musical context.

"So when he asked us to participate on the track 'God Says' that closes his new album, it was an honour to return the favour." More...

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HEALTH & LoG Premiere New Collaborative Track

Experimental industrial metal band HEALTH premiere another collaborative track and animated music video online. This time they joined forces with Lamb Of God on a new single titled “Cold Blood“, taken from their new album “Disco 4: Part II“, due out April 08th via Loma Vista Records.

“Disco 4: Part II” will also find the trio teaming with: More...

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Twelve More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2021

The organisers of Belium's premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further twelve bands for next year's edition of the festival, which will take place in Dessel from June 17th - 20th. Added to the already stacked bill are Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Monster Magnet, A Day To Remember, Bullet For My Valentine, Amaranthe, Creeper, Ihsahn, The Pretty Reckless, Perturbator, Spiritbox and Bütcher.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Perturbator Announces Fall Tour

Perturbator, the French ‘80s-infused electro / darkwave outfit, returns for a month of dates this fall launching the on September 5th in Denver.

“Synthwave, darksynth, neon metal – no matter what you call it, this retroactive branch of electronic music kicks serious ass, and nobody synthesizes like James Kent,” said Noisey in a 2016 feature that arrived upon the release of Kent’s (aka Perturbator) most recent full-length, "The Uncanny Valley" (read our 5/5 star review here).

September 5 Denver, CO Moon Room
September 6 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
September 7 Boise, ID Neurolux
September 8 Seattle, WA El Corazon
September 9 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
September 10 Portland, OR Bossanova
September 13 San Francisco, CA DNA
September 14 Los Angeles, CA TBA
September 15 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
September 16 Mesa, AZ Club Red
September 19 Dallas, TX Trees
September 20 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
September 21 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
September 22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
September 23 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
September 24 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
September 26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
September 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
September 29 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
September 30 Montreal, QC S.A.T More...

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Blood Music Comments Bandcamp Fundraiser

Yesterday - Friday, the 3rd - Bandcamp donated all the company's profits to the ACLU, and a horde of bands and labels also joined in to further donate all their individual profits for the day. One such label was underground metal champion Blood Music, which just issued this statement:

"OK - that was pure insanity! The fundraising is over but was an INSANE success!! The breakdown - Bandcamp estimated that it was going to bring in about $1 million for the day. Meanwhile, Blood Music's high fundraising goal was 600 EUR net. However, it looks like we brought in FOUR TIMES THAT - somewhere between 2500-3000 EUR (!!!!) in gross revenue. Estimates:

"Blood Music (Bandcamp revenue side) - around 300 USD of the receipts raised will be donated by Bandcamp.

"Blood Music (label revenue side) - around 2500 USD of the receipts raised will be donated by the label.

"That is an estimated 2800 USD that we raised to donate in one day. I will go through all the transactions one-by-one within a week or so and start sending off the donations. And I'm going to throw in an extra 50 EUR on top of the label's own money just to participate as well.

"The craziest news of all? Bandcamp estimated it will donate 120,000 USD. If we donate 2500 USD extra we'll be adding more than 2% to the entire total of Bandcamp's donations. That is HUGE considering the amount of users / labels / artists on the site! This was just one page out of many thousands on Bandcamp, so we made a SERIOUS dent. More...

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Perturbator Posts New Song

After releasing darkwave sensation "The Uncanny Valley" earlier this year (reviewed here), Perturbator is back with a new song titled "Tactical Precision Disarray" that can be heard below.

"The Uncanny Valley" is currently included on our reader poll of best albums in 2016 - if you haven't cast your vote yet, you can do so right here. Perturbator is also gearing up for a European tour next year, with these dates now confirmed:

11/02 - Magny Le Hongre (77) - File7
24/03 - La Rochelle - La Sirène
30/03 - Marseille - Jas'Rod
31/03 - Nîmes - Paloma / SMAC de Nîmes Métropole
01/04 - Monthey - Le Kremlin
04/04 - Strasbourg - La Laiterie Artefact
05/04 - Reims - La Cartonnerie de Reims
06/04 - Frankfurt - Nachtleben Frankfurt
07/04 - Munich - Backstage München
08/04 - Budapest - A38 Hajó
10/04 - Prague - Futurum Music Bar
11/04 - Warsaw - Progresja
14/04 - Helsinki - Ääniwalli
15/04 - Tampere - Pakkahuone
18/04 - Hamburg - Logo Hamburg
19/04 - Berlin - Club GRETCHEN
21/04 - Tilburg - Roadburn Festival
19/05 - Lille - L'Aéronef
20/05 - Vaureal - Le Forum de Vauréal
18/06 - Clisson - Hellfest Open Air Festival
30/06 - Metz - Tcrm-Blida More...

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Headline News

Reader Poll: Vote Your Best Metal Album

Update: the staff awards are now here! Check 'em out and see who won at this location.

Our year-end awards for 2016 are nearly here as the staff just wrapped up our internal voting on the best album, performance, DVD, and metal newcomer of the year, along with a vote on our most anticipated album coming in 2017.

While awaiting our official awards ceremony later this week, we want to know: what was YOUR favorite metal album that came out this year? Cast your vote below!

In the poll we've listed out every single album that was nominated by our staff this year, but if you thought some other album should be #1 instead that's perfectly fine - just hit "Other" and type in your nominee.

Wondering why we have so many nominees? Each of our staff members nominates five albums, and we reach our winner by consensus of the album that gets the most votes, resulting in a well-rounded winner who was appreciated by a larger group of metal heads rather than just by people who prefer one sub-genre.

Since you can see who we nominated, we'd also like to know: who do you think was our ultimate winner in all the nominees? More...

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"Metronomicon" Melds Rhythm Gaming With RPGs

"Metronomicon" is a rhythm game that collided with the RPG genre to birth an union between the two that is out now through Steam here.

While much of the soundtrack is more on the electronic and poppy side, darkwave groups Perturbator (read our review of new album "The Uncanny Valley") and Gost (which just released "Non Paradisi") are featured in the track listing.

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Perturbator Streaming "The Uncanny Valley"

Perturbator's new album "The Uncanny Valley," along with its companion EP, "The Uncanny Valley - Bonus" is finally available for streaming and purchase at Bandcamp. Check out this sleek, '80s VHS anime extravaganza below. Perturbator comments:

"Neon glyphs flash across the alley - blinking kanji. Hues of garish pink and red emerge, language of the night. Your android partner: a deadly weapon, just like you. She’s draped in the radiance, wearing it as camouflage. A prototype: lithe, oblique, next-gen fatale. Your last faith in humanity and the only soul you can trust.

"After the War Against Machines, factions of the Cult remain. Dismantling what little technological trust mankind retains. The black church is where they recruit their fanatics. Destroy them. A futile mission. A deadly trap. A four year descent into a sinuous labyrinth with no escape."

1. Neo Tokyo 04:13
2. Weapons For Children 05:26
3. Death Squad 04:24
4. Femme Fatale (Feat. Highway Superstar) 05:34
5. Venger (Feat. Greta Link) 05:08
6. Disco Inferno 06:09
7. She Moves Like A Knife 05:33
8. Sentient (Feat. Hayley Stewart) 05:32
9. Diabolus Ex Machina 04:39
10. Assault 04:08
11. The Cult Of 2112 03:58
12. Souls At Zero (Feat. Astronoid) 06:20
13. The Uncanny Valley 06:54 More...

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Perturbator Releasing "The Uncanny Valley"

Continuing in the same story thread as previous works, Perturbator's fourth album "The Uncanny Valley" takes place 24 years after the finale of "Dangerous Days." Focus shifts from the world of Nocturne City into the future alleys of Tokyo, after the conclusion of the War Against Machines.

This story is your story - you are the motorcycle helmet-clad vigilante known as the Night Driving Avenger. Your narrative intertwines with a female android/assassin, fighting for liberty and equality in a cynical world that attempts to eradicate all traces of the machines. Together, you attempt to dismantle an underground faction who spreads their message of hate through a false religion - its recruiting station is the black church that hovers over the city.

Pre-orders are active now at this location and the album is due to drop May 6th via Blood Music. The track listing is:

1. Neo Tokyo
2. Weapons for Children
3. Death Squad
4. Femme Fatale (feat. Highway Superstar)
5. Venger (feat. Greta Link)
6. Disco Inferno
7. She Moves Like a Knife
8. Sentient (feat. Hayley Stewart)
9. Diabolus Ex Machina
10. Assault
11. The Cult of 2112
12. Souls at Zero (feat. Astronoid)
13. The Uncanny Valley More...

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