Cleopatra Records electrorock/dubsteb artist Blackburner has just been tapped to support Ministry on its highly-anticipated summer national tour as just announced on Ministry’s social network
Blackburner is also showcasing at SXSW next month.
Blackburner is a bold new force in electronic music, combining the heavily twisted and seriously aggressive beats of dubstep and glitch with the melodic hooks of rock, industrial, and electronica. It is masterminded by producer/musician Skyla Talon, a Michigan-born Los Angeles transplant who cut his teeth with the modern metal band Killingbird and later joined Scum Of The Earth with former Rob Zombie axeman Riggs. Inspired by the revolutionary new sounds in electronic music generated by the likes of fellow metal-head-turned-DJ Skrillex, Talon began the Blackburner project remixing tracks and releasing original compositions through the Cleopatra imprint Hypnotic Records.
The project immediately met with enormous success, as compilations featuring Blackburner climbed the iTunes Electronic charts, racking up over 50,000 individual downloads. Now joined by former Chicago-based metal musician K Kyle (who also performs in hard rock band ModelSaint with Talon), Blackburner is preparing to release a full-length record in April 2012. FEEL THE BURN will feature guest appearances by electronic pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree.
Catch Blackburner at SXSW on Thursday, March 15 at Speakeasy Kaberet, 412 Congress Avenue at 11:20pm with dubstep hotshots Mord Fustang, Son of Kick, Lenno, Sond Remedy, SIRsir, and Caro Limon. They will perform at the legendary Bar Sinister in Hollywood (1652 N. Cherokee) on March 24. Ministry tour dates include:
June 17 The Ogden Denver CO
June 21 Club Nokia Los Angeles CA
June 23 Best Buy Nokia New York NY
June 28 The Vic Chicago IL
June 29 The Vic Chicago IL
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