Dark electronic master PERTURBATOR, aka James Kent, has released new single "Excess", from his highly-anticipated new full-length album Lustful Sacraments, out May 28 via Blood Music.
Kent commented on the track "Excess is the first track I made for Lustful Sacraments. It is the most representative of the rest of the album and its themes of self-destruction."
Perturbator has also announced the Excess EP, featuring reimaginations of "Excess" by some of his favourite artists: Author & Punisher, HEALTH, Pig Destroyer, INVSN, She Past Away and OddZoo.
Author & Punisher's version of "Excess" has also been released today, listen to it here.
On the covers EP, Kent continues: "With the album version of Excess being released, I thought it would be interesting to add something unusual and asked bands that I respect to make their own cover of the song. They had complete freedom to do as they pleased and put their own spin on it. Each version is unique but all equally great."
Author & Punisher commented on the cover: “I jumped at the chance to add a little doom to the darkness that is Perturbator: I cut the BPM literally in half....like taking a piece of gum out of your mouth, stepping on it, walking in the red light district and then giving it another go.”
Tracks from the Excess EP will be released one-by-one over the next few months, with a final release date in the 2nd half of 2021.
New album Lustful Sacraments - which was written, performed, produced and mixed by Kent - represents his most mature work to date, merging the dark synthesised tones that brought Perturbator to worldwide prominence with classic post-punk, goth, and heavy techno rhythms. The album deftly weaves Perturbator’s cinematic textures with thundering drums, subtle electronic melodies and in-your-face guitar hooks.
Lustful Sacraments also features special guest appearances from Hangman's Chair and True Body.
Album pre-orders, which include both a gatefold 2LP and a 2LP picture disc as well as a cassette, CD and digital release, are available here: www.blood-music.com/store. A number of regional, limited-edition vinyl variants are also available now: Red 2LP (Europe) via various European retailers, Cream 2LP (Australia) via Nervegas, Cognac 2LP (France) via Season of Mist’s webstore, Yellow 2LP Record Store Day (U.S.A.), Orange 2LP UK retail exclusive, and a Crash Records(UK) Silver 2LP variant.
Watch previous videos:
"Death of the Soul" and "Dethroned Under a Funeral Haze"
Perturbator has also announced a 2021 UK / Euro headline tour. Support comes from HEALTH and Author & Punisher.
Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland dates:
14/10 Genève - Post Tenebras Rock
15/10 Munich - Technikum
16/10 Vienna - Arena
22/10 Berlin - Heimathafen
30/10 Hamburg - Uebel & Gefährlich
31/10 Utrecht - Tivoli
02/11 Köln - Essigfabirk
03/11 Esch-Sur-Alzette - Rockhal
04/11 Brussels - AB
Tickets are available here