Canadian modern metal powerhouse LIVING DEAD GIRL has revealed a new lyric video for the title track from the spring release Exorcism.
“Exorcism is, essentially, a love song,” says vocalist and LIVING DEAD GIRL leader Molly Rennick. “It’s about being in a relationship where you discover new parts of yourself and let all your ‘evil’ out. It’s a fun, sexy song, but with horror influence and biblical metaphors. The video perfectly shows both sides of that, and the combination of those two worlds IS what my world looks like.”
LIVING DEAD GIRL’s style is a unique combination of Marilyn Manson meets fellow Canadian frontwoman Avril Lavigne, possessing an amalgam of genres including goth, rock, metal, industrial, pop and punk rock. The music perfectly encapsulates Rennick’s personality, which she admits is a dichotomy of “one wears baby pink and Hello Kitty and listens to pop music, and the other a goth girl in fishnet stockings who listens to Marilyn Manson.” The 21-year-old Rennick’s amazing vocal range sees her seamlessly switching from taunting, high-pitched croons, to menacing, harsh barks, to haunting growls with relative ease.
“Alive,” the anthemic first single from Exorcism, was released in October and has received airplay on Toronto’s mainstream rock station 94.9 The Rock, 89.1 Max FM in Barrie, Orilia and the Muskokas, X92.9 Calgary and X100.7 – Red Deer’s Alternative, and is on CBC Radio Canada’s online playlist. Watch the video for “Alive” now
Formed in 2017, LIVING DEAD GIRL has previously released three independent singles and is now set to release a full-length album, Exorcism, also produced Mitchell Marlow. On Exorcism’s 11 banging tracks, Rennick channels her inner “goth girl gone bad” attitude. From the raging, down-tuned riffs of the title track and “Worship Me,” to the infectious, singalong chorus of “Villain,” to the enticing, taunting melodies of “Beautiful” and “Alive,” Rennick commands your full attention.
“A brilliant songwriter. Berwick’s music teeters on the brink of genius and insanity.” –Keith Gordon, Author of “The Other Side of Nashville.”
TOO COW TO PUNK Shotgun Records
Pete Berwick is a Renaissance man; a pioneering songwriter and recording artist, professional actor and consummate entertainer with over forty years experience in live performance, songwriting and recording, film, television, music production, comedy, and character acting and improvisation. He has also written four novels, recorded and produced seven albums of critically-acclaimed music, and is an amateur boxer. He resided and was a signed recording artist in Nashville, Tennessee in the early 90s and has been credited for being an early pioneer of the musical genre called “Cowpunk.” In 2017 he appeared on “America’s Got Talent” performing his stand-up comedy routine, and has performed stand-out acting roles in movies appearing on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, network television, and in film festivals around the globe.
Berwick’s songs have been featured in dozens of movies and television programs. He travelled the nation for decades as a solo musical artist, and with his various bands, while in-between tours working in film and television.
In 2019 through early 2020 Berwick performed as Johnny
n his band Folsom, packing clubs and theaters throughout the Midwest with his high-energy tribute to the Man in Black, but Covid put an end to the rest of 2020’s bookings, so he put all of his focus back into acting, which he has done on and off since the early 90s, continuing to work in film and on television shows.
Berwick wrapped 2020 with the exhaustive album “TOO COW TO PUNK” Anthology 1976-2019, slated for worldwide release in January 2021, on his own label, Shotgun Records. This comprehensive collection features almost half a century of Berwick’s writing and recording, a wild ride through the mind and heart and soul of which many of his critics proclaim as that of a “brilliant songwriter.”
At least a dozen of the songs from this collection have been featured in movies and TV, and/or been recorded by other artists on their own records.
This anthology is more than an album–it is a journey through time, from Berwick’s early years in the 70s, creating his own unique sound based on his love of country and folk and rock and punk, years before anyone labeled it Cowpunk. And though the victim of his own need to label his style “Cowpunk” for the sake of marketing, Berwick in interviews has always just called it “Songs based on what I’m going through at that moment in time. And what comes out comes out.”
He explains how the title for the album came to pass: “Over ten years ago, after one more of thousands of thankless gigs, singing to about six people in Wisconsin at another joint on the road to nowhere, a lady said to me, ‘Great show, but I’d say you’re more cow than punk.’ I kept that comment in my memory bank, and decided to finally cash it in as 2020, the year from hell, came to an end. This release is an anthology of 37 songs that spans songwriting and recording work from 1976-2019, with re-recorded and remastered versions of previous releases, some forgotten basement dwellings, an unreleased gem titled ‘Preacher’s Kid’ from 1989 recorded in Nashville with band members of Steve Earle and Web Wilder, and a truckload of sweat and grime and endless miles of beer-soaked barroom floors. I hope people enjoy listening to many of these songs more than I did in writing them, because a lot of my songs came from places I would rather not revisit, and not hard to read between the lines on that.”
“TOO COW TO PUNK” is the heart and soul of hundreds of Pete Berwick compositions, with over eighty landing on seven critically acclaimed albums spanning 1989-2019, as well as dozens more of his innovative compositions featured on six out-of-print album releases from 1976-1987.
released December 19, 2020
1) IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE TELLIN’ ME 2) SEE YOU IN HELL 3) NUCLEAR BOY 4) OUTSIDER 5) JUNK 6) ROADKILL BLUES 7) RENEGADE 8) I FOUGHT WITH ANGELS 9) JUST ANOTHER DAY IN HELL 10) CHAINED 11) I’M REALLY NOT THAT KIND 12) I KEEP WAITING 13) GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE 14) WHEN 15) WON’T GIVE IT UP 16) JUST MAKE IT YOU AND ME TONIGHT 17) PREACHER’S KID 18) RUSTED BALL AND CHAIN 19) MUST THINK SHE LOVES ME 20) KEEP YOUR SOCKS ON AND DON’T LOOK DOWN 21) AIN’T NO TRAIN OUTTA NASHVILLE 22) I’M GETTIN’ TIRED OF THIS PLACE 23) CAN’T HIDE THE TEARS 24) BEER 25) ONLY BLEEDING 26) WHITE LINES 27) MY HEART IS ON HOLD 28) BUSTED IN KENTUCKY 29) THE STREETS OF PASADENA 30) REBELS AND CADILLACS 31) STANDING AT THE GATES OF HELL 32) THE PROOF IS IN THE WHISKEY 33) HELLO HAND 34) GIVE IT TIME 35) ONE LAST SHOT 36) ANYWAY 37) VACANCY IN MY HEART
Shotgun Records All songs copyright Pete Berwick Publishing BMI, Nashville Album cover photo by Deb Smith
PRE-ORDER: Order now, and we will ship this item to you when it is released on January 15, 2021.The legendary industrial act Front Line Assembly has always been willing fearlessly push past the boundaries between genres, exploring all manner of styles and influence. The new album, Mechanical Soul, can be seen as a culmination of these artistic endeavors, a masterful work from one of the genre’s greats. Features guest appearances by Front 242’s Jean-Luc DeMeyer and Fear Factory’s Dino Cazeres
01. Purge 02. Glass And Leather 03. Unknown 04. New World 05. Rubber Tube Gang 06. Stifle 07. Alone 08. Barbarians 09. Komm Stirbt Mit Mir 10. Time Lapse 11. Hatevol (Black Asteroid mix)
After a decade, Imperative Reaction finally returns with the long-awaited 7th album entiled “Mirror.” “I’ve never been as happy with an album as I am with this one, I do think it is the most diverse album we’ve released,” says Imperative Reaction’s Ted Phelps. “Mirror,” an 11-track magnum opus, sets a distinct new standard for Imperative Reaction’s signature blend of emotionally intimate, anthemic electro-EBM. This album will be released by Metropolis Records on January 15th, 2021 on all digital and streaming formats as well as on CD.
During an appearance on the latest episode of the “In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie” podcast, former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe discussed the status of the long-in-the-works documentary about his life. He said “There was somebody who started making it some years ago, but it wasn’t working out with the person, so I’m now making it — someone else started making it, and they really know their business. So we started on it at the end of the summer, and it’s gonna be a really good movie. But we’re gonna take our time with it. We’re aiming at releasing it in a couple of years when I turn 60 — in 2022.
“It’s not gonna be a list of things I’ve done,” Michael clarified. “It’s gonna be more like… There’s a movie about Diego Maradona, the football player, and [Ayrton] Senna, the [Brazilian] Formula [One racing] driver — they were great movies. And that’s the idea for this movie. It’s a great story, and you can only tell it once. The director has a great vision. We’re not gonna rush it. At the latest, [we’ll release it] in 2022. It could be a good celebration when I’m gonna turn 60, ’cause I’m 58 now.”
Even though HANOI ROCKS was formed in Finland, their trashy, hedonistic, decadent hard rock/pop-metal boogie influenced many Los Angeles acts, including GUNS N’ ROSES and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
HANOI ROCKS originally broke on to the hard rock scene in the first half of the 1980s, becoming one of the first Finnish bands to make an international impact. HANOI ROCKS‘s career was subsequently derailed after the 1984 death of drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, who was killed in a car accident caused by MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Vince Neil. Internal tensions and the commercial disappointment that was 1985’s “Rock & Roll Divorce” led to Monroe leaving the band that year, thus putting an early end to HANOI ROCKS.
Monroe‘s latest solo album, “One Man Gang”, was released in October 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Recorded and mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018, the 12-song record was mixed that following autumn with Monroe and bandmates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.
The Monroe band’s all-star lineup features former HANOI ROCKS and NEW YORK DOLLS bass player Sami Yaffa, who has played with Michael since the ’80s, and drummer Karl Rockfist (who has played with notable acts such as DANZIG). On guitar are Rich Jones (formerly of the Ginger Wildheart band) and Steve Conte (best known as the guitarist who filled the void left by Johnny Thunders in the NEW YORK DOLLS, as well as playing guitar with many other name acts such as Suzi Quatro, Eric Burden and many more).