Features of the Day – Circle of the Dust – Living Sacrifice/Void Expression (Blank Stare Remix) & Heldweller (1993/2016)

Yesterday, Klayton unveiled a remix of one of the established tracks from Circle of Dust‘s third remastered release Metamorphosis, which was originally a compilation album from 1993 featuring remixes of Circle of Dust, Brainchild and death metal band Living Sacrifice, who were under the R.E.X label at the time. At the same time as uploading this track, Klayton also released Heldweller, one of the exclusive new songs to be apart of this remastered album alongside Nihilistic Void and Daraq. 

Here the full description of history of the compilation album, and the new material as seen on YouTube –  Metamorphosis – the third album released from Circle of Dust – was a rare gem among Klayton’s early discography that has been shrouded in confusion and mystery. A pseudo-compilation album featuring remixes from Circle of Dust (self-titled) and Brainchild, along with remixes of (at-the-time) Death Metal label-mates Living Sacrifice, were brought together being remixed/produced by Klayton. Despite the confusion, this album served as the spark that ignited Klayton’s pioneering spirit into genre-mashing remixes that took existing ideas of both his own and others, flipped them on their head, and produced something no one other than himself could have ever imagined.

Along with the remixes found on Metamorphosis, three original tracks from Circle of Dust – “Heldweller,” “Nihilistic Void,” & “Daraq” – found their home on this titanic release and have been joined in the re-release by other rarities such as the custom album intro track “Emerge” that Klayton created for Living Sacrifice’s 1992 album Nonexistent, “Never” a single from a brief side-project Klayton created called Rivot, and a Circle of Dust remix of lvl’s “Backslide.”

Not only has Metamorphosis been remastered, undergoing complete sonic overhaul, but now includes a brand new remix from Blue Stahli, a 1987 cassette demo of “Heldweller,” Argyle Park-era collaboration demos between Klayton and Tommy Victor of Prong, and of course – more of the unreleased, archival “Dust” demos.

34 tracks.
18 never-before-heard rarities.
2 hours of music.
1 legendary album.
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Metamorphisis is out on 24th June 2016, and is available for pre-order now at FiXT Store under ‘Circle of Dust’

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