Listen – Blue Stahli – Armageddon (2015)

Yesterday (14th September 2015) on Facebook and website Crave Online, electronic rock and industrial artist Bret Atrey debuted the first single (in the form of a lyric video) from the full album of his on-going extended play project The Devil, which has a confirmed release date on 2nd October 2015, Armageddon.

Unlike the previous single, Not Over ‘Till We Say So, featuring Emma Anzai from Sick Puppies, which carried a techno/metalcore atmosphere, Armageddon contrasts the established Stahli sound (combining industrial and electronic rock), with an experimental branch into aggro-tech.

Autrey in an interview with Crave Online, discussed his achievements on this record – “Musically, I wanted this sucker to be a cyberpunk blast of the feelings I got from early to mid 90’s cult sci-fi horror flicks like ‘Hardware’ and ‘Split Second’,” explains Blue Stahli. “Most all of the synths in this song are old school 90’s rave stabs, hoovers, and other surprises. The choppy 303-esque synth line in the second verse and the bridge was the result of an improv modular synth session with Klayton of Celldweller in the spaceship of patchbay modular insanity in Studio A.  We would switch up the sequence on the fly and both be drastically changing the sound while recording the whole mess. Wound up with well over 40 minutes of synth noodling to dig through to find the few loops I would eventually chop and glitch all to hell.”

“The drums and loops in this track are full of rave loops and hugely compressed breakbeats as The Prodigy is a *huge* influence.  In the hook, after the chorus, along with my blown out screams, are the gang shoutouts of The Surly Dude Mass Choir.  Not many know their identity, but rumors abound, and are said to be a well known active rock band slumming it in one of my tracks.”

The Devil, which on 11th September had a confirmed release date also has a special Twibbon application available to the fans to support the album’s release, creating special avatars for Facebook and Twitter with the slogan ‘I’m the Devil’ –

The album is available for pre-order on FiXT Music, with the new single uploaded onto Spotify

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