The Altered Noise follows Karloff through various phases of his career and also touches upon his incredibly successful profession as a tattoo artist that saw him inking up celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Steve-O.
“His life really was interesting, regardless if you’re a fan or not. He was this young guy from the cornfields of Indiana that came out to Hollywood and within eight months he’s touring the world and that was just the beginning of the story,” says Zane.
LA-based collective Beauty In Chaospresents their new single ‘Afterlife’, an atmospheric track featuring Tish Ciravolo, who also appeared on the ‘Lookup’ single from the group’s debut release in 2018. This is a lush and dreamy taster of their new ‘Behind The Veil’ LP, recently released in multiple formats via the label 33.3 Music Collective.
“Trying to capture a near-death experience in a song is an experience that I never knew I would be able to creatively achieve. Sharing a solo imagery, a solo experience, something that only I had seen in my mind’s eye, then conveying that through lyrics that made sense was my heavenly assignment. Then, trying to explain that cataclysm, that crescendo to a filmmaker to help capture those moments was the crux” says Tish Ciravolo
“This video brings my own experience between Heaven and Hell and brought out that light, that extremely beautiful contrast, the emotional pull of those few moments between life and death, like I could never have dreamed or imagined.”
Recorded, mixed and produced by Grammy nominated producer Michael Rozon, This all-female featured collection brings back three BIC alumni – Tish Ciravolo, Cinthya Hussey and Betsy Martin – as well as new family members Whitney Tai, Elena Alice Fossi and Pinky Turzo. Apart from six originals, this release features diverse reworkings by such renowned music visionaries as Tim Palmer, MGT, John Fryer, Statik, Tommy Hatz, Julian Shah-Tayler and Rozon himself.
“When the music to this track started to come together in the studio, before any lyrics, I knew this would be the album’s lead-off ‘needle drop’ song. It just felt right. The track has a sort of non-traditional arrangement. I thought it would be a bit challenging for most singers. I loved what my wife had done on ‘Lookup”’ putting herself into the lyrics, yet having a message of hope,” BIC curator Michael Ciravolo.
“When Michael Rozon and I heard what she did with the track … turning it into a song, we were both ecstatic. I usually go with my first instinct on things, and, to me, ‘Afterlife’ is the perfect opener for this album. It sets a mood I wanted, and Michael Rozon’s production is second to none.”
As with all BIC releases, a 25-track digital version is included with all physical copies of the ‘Behind The Veil’ LP. As part of a Limited Edition 2-CD set, 33.3 Music Collective has also released the bonus CD ‘‘Further Behind The Veil’, featuring remixes by Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Sin Quirin (Ministry), Kitty Lectro, Bentley Jones, Roman Marisak, Kevin Kipnis, Julian Shah-Tayler and The Phoenix Supernova, as well as an extended album version of ‘Orion’.
CREDITS Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon at SaintInLA Studio Written by Tish Ciravolo, Michael Rozon and Michael Ciravolo Tish Ciravolo – voices and words Michael Ciravolo – guitars and textures Michael Rozon – bass, synth and drum programming Dirk Doucette – live drums Adrienne LaVey – operettic voice Video filmed, directed and edited by GABB Productions Makeup by Jessica Zweig
ALBUM TRACK LIST 1. ‘Afterlife’ ft. Tish Ciravolo 2. ‘The Kiss Of The World’ ft. Elena Alice Fossi 3. ‘Not Your Fault’ ft. Pinky Turzo 4. ‘Orion’ ft. Whitney Tai. 5. ‘Open Wound Heart’ ft. Cinthya Hussey 6. ‘Grasp The Stars’ ft. Betsy Martin 7. ‘Afterlife’ (JST Mix) ft. Tish Ciravolo (Remix by Julian Shah-Tayler) 8. ‘The Kiss Of The World’ (MGT Mix) ft. Elena Alice Fossi (Remix by Mark Gemini Thwaite) 9. ‘Not your Fault’ (Meltdown Mix) ft. Pinky Turzo (Remix by Michael Rozon) 10.‘Orion’ (Asteron Mix) ft. Whitney Tai (Remix by Tommy Hatz) 11.‘Open Wound Heart’ (Edge Of Reality Mix) ft. Cinthya Hussey (Remix by Tim Palmer) 12.‘Grasp The Stars’ (Collide Mix) ft. Betsy Martin (Remix by Statik) 13.‘Open Wound Heart’ (Shadows of Coils Mix) ft. Cinthya Hussey (Remix by John Fryer)
May 13, 2022 (Hamburg, Germany) – The rise of all-female heavy rock act THUNDERMOTHER has been impressive. Following their highly lauded, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), the band is now set to release studio album, Black and Gold (AFM Records), on August 19, 2022.
The first single “Watch Out” was enthusiastically received, and today the band premiere a brand new music video for the track “I Don’t Know You.” Guitarist Filippa Nässil explains: “Everyone has met someone that brings out the worst in you. This is our cheeky way to tell that story. We hope the song can become a rock anthem for the Summer of 2022!”
Watch the new THUNDERMOTHER video for “I Don’t Know You”
The band’s twelve new, adrenaline-fuelled songs will take fans on a wild, high voltage, power-ride into the filthy yet catchy rock ‘n’ roll sound THUNDERMOTHER is known, and loved for. The new album delivers infectious party rock songs with an irresistible feel-good appeal. Without a doubt, Black And Gold, is set to become an iconic, next level release, for this charismatic, and ambitious band, as proven by the new single “I Don’t Know You,” and their exciting tour plans.
With four studio albums, and countless, frenetically acclaimed live shows under their belt – not even a global pandemic could slow their roll — they continued to wow fans with such antics as playing a concert from the roof of a fire truck. THUNDERMOTHER were born rock, their energetic live shows simply have to be seen. News of their impressive stage prowess quickly reached the top, culminating with THUNDERMOTHER receiving the highest honor: an invitation from none other than the legendary SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE to join the North American Rock Believer stadium tour in 2022. “We are honored to accompany the legends Scorpions and Whitesnake on our first tour in North America,” the band says. “We grew up with their music and having the chance to spread our love of rock with them is unreal. We are stoked!!”
Jochen Richert (Managing Director AFM/Soulfood) says: “After getting Thundermother to the next level in Europe, it’s time to conquer North America. A stadium tour with the Scorpions and Whitesnake this summer will be a first, and important step. Just as in Europe, we will support this tour massively in terms of promotion and marketing. Working with the band is a lot of fun, everything runs in a highly professional manner, and the whole team is fully motivated. That is exactly how it has to be when your sights are set on achieving greatness.”
THUNDERMOTHER‘s new album, Black And Gold, was recorded at Bagpipe Studios, Stockholm, and was mixed and mastered by Søren Andersen at Medley Studios in Copenhagen. AFM Records will release the album August 19, 2022, on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Album pre-sale is now live HERE.
Black And Gold track listing:
The Light In The Sky
Black And Gold
Raise Your Hands
I Don’t Know You
Looks No Hooks
Loud And Free
Try With Love
THUNDERMOTHER Live in Europe:
17.05.2022 (DE) Bensheim – Rex
18.05.2022 (DE) Viersen – Rockschicht
19.05.2022 (DE) Trier – Mergener Hof
20.05.2022 (CH) Cornaux – Corn’Rock Festival
26.05.2022 (DE) Hallig Langeneß – Kultur auf den Halligen
27.05.2022 (DE) Hamburg – Ballroom Kaperfahrt
28.05.2022 (DE) Coesfeld – Fabrik
30.05.2022 (DE) Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
31.05.2022 (DE) Köln – Rock-Pit (Acoustic Show)
02.06.2022 (DE) Berlin – Hole44
03.06.2022 (DE) Oschersleben – Rock & Metal Dayz
04.06.2022 (DE) Fulda – Kreuz
05.06.2022 (DE) Hamburg – Markthalle
13.06.2022 (DE) Köln – Essigfabrik
14.06.2022 (DE) Bochum – Matrix
15.06.2022 (DE) Bremen – Tower
17.06.2022 (DK) Copenhagen (DK) – Copenhell
29.06.2022 (DE) Flensburg – Kühlhaus
30.06.2022 (DE) Neumünster – Area A7 Festival
02.07.2022 (DE) Eckernförde – Rock am Strand
07.07.2022 (DE) Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
08.07.2022 (SE) Borlänge – aLive Festival
09.07.2022 (SE )Töreboda – Törebodafestivalen
14.07.2022 (AT) Leoben – Area 53 Festival
16.07.2022 (DE) Weigendorf – Weigendorf Open Air
23.07.2022 (NO) Ringebu – Gudbrandsdal Rock Open Air
29.07.2022 (FI) Oulu – Qstock Festival
30.07.2022 (FI) Åbo – DBTL-festival
31.07.2022 (DE) Johannesberg – Mühlenbergfestival
04.08.-06.08.2022 (DE) Wacken – Wacken Open Air
06.08.2022 (DE) Gelsenkirchen – Horst Rockt
10.08.2022 (DE) Düsseldorf – Zakk
11.08.2022 (DE) Eschwege – Open Flair Festival
12.08.2022 (DE) Georgsmarienhütte – Hütte Rockt Festival
13.08.2022 (DE) Zweisimmen – Mannried Open Air
17.08.2022 (DE) Selb – Gemeindehalle Schirnding
18.08.2022 (DE) Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Open Air
19.08.2022 (DE) Gusow – Wild Motors & Beach Party
North American Tour 2022, with SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE:
Aug 21 Toronto, ON (Budweiser Stage) Aug 24 Quebec City, QC (Centre Videotron) Aug 27 Montreal, QC (Bell Center) Aug 30 Detroit, MI (Pine Knob Music Theatre) Sep 01 Rosemont, IL (Allstate Arena) Sep 05 Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Casino) Sep 07 Belmont Park, NY (UBS Arena) Sep 09 Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Casino) Sep 12 Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live) Sep 14 Tampa, FL (Amalie Arena) Sep 17 Houston, TX (Toyota Center) Sep 19 El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Center) Sep 21 Tulsa, OK (BOK Arena) Sep 24 San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum) Sep 27 Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center) Sep 29 Denver, CO (Ball Arena) Oct 01 San Diego, CA (Viejas Arena) Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) Oct 07 Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center) Oct 09 Portland, OR (Moda Center) Oct 13 Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena) Oct 15 Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome) Oct 18 Oakland, CA (Oakland Coliseum) Oct 21 Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay)
Guernica Mancini – Vocals
Filippa Nässil – Guitars
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Mona Lindgren – Bass
Furthermore, singer Elijah Witt states that “A Form Of Protest” is the first release of a new era for the band: “It marks the transition between what we’ve been to what we will become. Poised in rage & frustration caused by “the powers that be”, this song welcomes you into our relentless and uncompromising future.”
A future that starts with the band having signed with Out Of Line, as he continues: “We’re excited to be partnered with Out of Line for our future releases. After releasing music independently with great success during the pandemic, finding a team that’s as excited about Cane Hill as the band is should help open some new doors for us to release our art creatively.”
“A Form Of Protest” is another heavy-hitting track, catching up with Cane Hill’s remarkable nu-metal induced metalcore sound and blending progressive and technical elements that already have been audible on their groove-oriented single “Drag Me Down”.
May 13, 2022, SEATTLE – In what Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has designated as “Max Creeps Day,” Max Creeps, featuring punk rock luminaries P.C. Bullshit and Max Blastic, celebrate the arrival of Nein (Velocity Records, stream it here) with today’s SiriusXM Faction (Ch. 314) takeover, and this evening’s debut of the documentary: “Max Creeps Night Flight Special.”
“it’s a pretty good day today, to think back to that stack of yellow legal pads with our songs on them, or endless hours stating our plagiarism cases to deaf and apathetic attorneys,” explains the bombastic Max Blastic. “Thinking back to weeks living penniless on the street corner out front of the BFC (Betty Ford Clinic), or being ignored by everyone in the music biz… Well, we finally win! And a FUCK YOU to, well, EVERYONE who didn’t take us seriously! And that’s A LOT of people, and I won’t name names – but I WILL! Fuck you Craig Baker, fuck you Alvin Tostig, fuck you to so-called “Greg Mattress” if that really is your name! Max Creeps are BACK and HERE TO STAY!” P.C. Bullshit, interjecting briefly, added: “Don’t try to look us upon the stupid internet… we wiped all of it!”
Listen to the dynamic duo every hour for the next week on SiriusXM’s Faction (Ch. 314), with Blastic and Bullshit sharing stories, playing music and generally dominating the satellite radio punk headquarters.
Interested in watching the “Max Creeps Night Flight Special” this evening? Viewable via the Night Flight Plus streaming channel, the film is hosted by the series original narrator, Pat Prescott, and features unseen clips, music videos and more from the enigmatic project. Max Creeps have also curated a marathon of cult films, retro TV and punk docs from the Night Flight Plus library that will be streaming all weekend long on the network’s 24/7 live TV channel, NFTV. Titles include Penelope Spheeris’ “Suburbia,” live performances from Iggy & The Stooges and Bad Brains, and everybody’s favorite clayboy: Gumby!
The pair are Mark Hoppus’ guests on Tuesday’s episode of After School Radio, available on Apple Music.
Bullshit and Blastic previously released a trio of songs and videos from the nine-song release, with “Hung Drawn and Quartered (1424)” featuring Dan Jones (“Secrets of Great British Castles,” “Britain’s Bloody Crown”) arriving last week. The pair previously released clips for “The Internet Killed Me” and “Burn It Down.”
Nein is available now (https://linktr.ee/maxcreeps) with several, limited-edition vinyl variants available via U.S. and international retailers, Maxcreeps.com and Project M (Revolver, Brooklyn Vegan, The Hard Times).
The “Nobody Cares About You – Part One!” tour dates:
June 3 Pioneertown, CA
June 4 Chicago, IL
June 5 Las Vegas, NV
June 6 Albuquerque, NM
June 7 Tucson, AZ
June 8 Phoenix, AZ
June 9 Baltimore, MD
June 10 Norfolk, VA
June 11 Raleigh, NC
June 12 Athens, GA
June 13 Jacksonville, FL
June 14 St. Petersburg, FL
June 15 Orlando, FL
June 16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
June 17 San Diego, CA
June 18 Anaheim, CA
June 19 Ventura, CA
June 20 San Luis Obispo, CA
June 21 Santa Cruz, CA
June 22 San Francisco, CA
June 23 Sacramento, CA
June 24 Reno, NV
June 25 Boise, ID
June 26 Bend, OR
June 27 Vancouver, BC
June 28 Seattle, WA
June 29 Portland, OR
June 30 Salt Lake City, UT
June 31 Denver, CO
July 1 Lawrence, KS
July 2 St. Louis, MO
July 3 Boston, MA
July 4 Washington, DC
July 5 San Antonio, TX
July 6 Houston, TX
July 7 Dallas, TX
Tickets for all dates are on-sale in May.
About Max Creeps
After meeting side-stage at David Bowie’s 1973 final Ziggy Stardust show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, PC Bullshit and Max Blastic masterminded the rise and fall of Max Creeps on a working cattle-boat back to Seattle, Washington. Early gigs at The Masque in Hollywood became things of legend in late 1975. MC were soon touted in Tinseltown by the likes of Pat Smear, Cheryl Tiegs, Paul Lynde, Charo, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. The easy access to drugs and the partying high-life took its toll of both PC and Max, as they soon found themselves planted in the Betty Ford clinic after a taut misunderstanding with the L.A. City Council on just who’s city Los Angeles was. Thus began the long-standing dislike by Max Creeps, of all cities, big or small.
Following the lengthy stint in rehab, on release, the Creeps were astounded to find all of their music they played live at The Masque had been ripped off. Something that was now being called “punk rock,” had its clear roots in those early gigs. From the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Germs, into Devo and Wire, these albums that were direct rip offs of all of the Max Creeps’ songs. This has denied them hundreds of dollars in royalties… but not much more can be said about that here, as many lawsuits are pending.