Renowned for their status as agents provocateur of the underground hard rock and industrial metal scenes, the latex defining and pop-culture defying Genitorturers return with the Nov. 3, 2009 release of Blackheart Revolution [G-Force/MVD Entertainment].
The outfit’s fifth studio release, Blackheart Revolution is a mesmerizing blend of infectious riffs and riotous overtures that lay the sexually-charged foundation for frontwoman Gen, the master of turbo-charged ceremonies and erotic rituals. The Genitorturers live spectacle returns to the road fall 2009 with dates in the U.S and 2010 will include stops in Australia, Europe, UK and South America!
“We wanted to make a big rock record that translates the same excitement I felt when I heard AC/DC’s Highway to Hell for the first time, combined with the dark intrigue of Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare,” says Gen of the new release. “We wanted something that shakes the walls, grabs you by the balls, and scares you a bit in the process!”
Mission accomplished, as Blackheart Revolution combines the band’s signature, genre-bending style of aggressive rock, seductive metal and underground electric pop. Co-Produced by David “Evil D” Vincent [Morbid Angel] and Scott Humphrey [Motley Crue, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne], the album is a roller coaster ride of musical twists, sonic turns and reckless abandon.
A product of Orlando, Florida’s musical underbelly, what Genitorturers lack in wholesome family fun, they make up for in their celebration of the unspeakable, embracing and exploring our conservative culture’s taboos. They caught the ear (and eye) of legendary music industry magnate Miles Copeland, who signed the band to their first deal on his I.R.S. label, where they joined the ranks of fellow Copeland signings Gary Numan, The Go-Gos and R.E.M.
The lead single from Blackheart Revolution, “Cum Junkie,” is currently available via digital release, as well as in limited-edition, 7-inch vinyl. The collectible physical release will be the first in a series of vinyl singles to be released from the album, each complete with expansive packaging and uncensored artistic detail.
Since 2004, Synthetic Nightmare have headlined regional shows as well as provided support for nationally and internationally known acts such as Bella Morte, 45 Grave, and Pigface, Sheep on Drugs, Nocturne. Hanzel Und Gretyl, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Alter Der Ruine, and W.A.S.T.E.. Synthetic Nightmare’s sound incorporates both harsh and melodic textures, with just enough progressive and experimental touches to keep listeners from getting bored. All of this is exemplified in their first full-length CD album “Rot in Equality”, which was self-produced and released in 2008. Synthetic Nightmare also aim to create the most entertaining live atmosphere possible. Shows have included firebreathing dancers, numerous scratch-built stage props, the onstage use of industrial tools, and Guapo (the Sleepytime Disaster Ape). With each show, the Synthetic Nightmare fanbase continues to expand, composed of people hailing from many different music scenes and subcultures, just as the band continues to refuse to be pigeonholed by the limitations of one specific rock genre.