After there wasn’t anything new in the deathrock section, it seems, that now something is moving again. On the other side of the planet, or to be more accurate in Los Angeles (USA) there is finally news.
Black Heroin Gallery report to word, to tell us that we’ll get good and solid deathrock again in 2013. But there is a surprise when you see who is behind this.Eyajo December Joseph (guitarist and songwriter) is indeed a veteran in terms of the music business, having been a member of the legendary Astrovamps. He is supported by Emort Engel (vocals), Toe Knee, who also spent some time behind the Astrovamps‘ drums and Rio Deadly (bass guitar).
Currently there are three released songs and at the end of 2013 the album "DISCIPLES OF THE MOTH“ will be released, but where it will be published is still a secret. So let’s be curious!
Emort Engel’s voice is really expressive and works well on " Dark Wonderland“ Relations to Rozz Williams are unmistakably and the darkness of the instruments enshrouds you in dramatic art and agony. This is, how it has to be and because of that, this song is already one of my favourites.
On "December Malice“ you have to listen exactly to find out, whether a man or a woman is singing… here also the Christian Death- and Eva O.-influence evident, but it does not sound like a copy at all, no, it sounds rather like a new ray of hope for this genre.
"The Boy Who Married The Spider-Face Girl” is a lot more up-tempo and here the vocals, which get from quiet to yelling, stick out once again. The background with guitar, bass and drums harmonies perfect on this song.
Surely you can tell what Black Heroin Gallery do here is nothing completely new, but it is at least something new for Deathrock and it has a high recognition value. I’m very sure, that fans of good californian deathrock, paired with spectacular personalities, will get their moneys worth.
So we can wait with excitement for the upcoming album and even if it’s only partly as good as the three songs, it’ll impact like a bomb. In the interview -section, you also will find an interview with Eyajo Joseph, conducted last year and in our art-section there are his drawn pieces, in which you can find the song titles.