Hypnotic Records' Blackburner drops its second full length album, Planet Earth Attack, on September 25, 2012.
The ambitiously multi-dimensional album is the second of this year's one-two punch from the west coast-based artist.
Planet Earth Attack further illustrates the bold creativity Blackburner has become known for. Crossing EDM genres of dubstep, glitch, and house with rock, industrial, and noise, the 17-track collection is a journey from depths to heights and back with beats that physically resonate.
On "Apocalypse," vocalist Jessica Jean adds an ethereal edge to the dystopian anthem, while "In Love With The City" infuses a more progressive house sound highlighted by singer Geri X. The single "50 Grades of Space" is the definitive example of Blackburner's ability to aurally transport the body and mind with sonic manipulation of tempo and intensity.
Planet Earth Attack features special guest appearances by William Shatner and members of the prog rock band Yes.
Says Cleopatra Records President Brian Perera, "These guys are like the electronic version of KISS. They come out with outfits, they have laser guns, there are explosions. It really gets the crowd excited!"
"Blackburner is all about breaking the rules, and the electronic world has given us the freedom to slingshot the rock rules of song structure way out the window," explained the Blackburner Bunny. "We experiment with different sounds and sample crazy things to push the envelope of the sci-fi/horror/romance music genres."
Blackburner's debut record, Feel The Burn, had an incredible amount of online and IRL buzz. It featured guest appearances by electronic pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree.
The single "Freak You" has been heard on a national Verizon Fios Quantum ad campaign, and on NBC's hit competition program America's Got Talent.
The band also supported industrial icons Ministry on their summer 2012 tour from Los Angeles to New York in addition to headlining dates at the epic Bondage Ball and legendary Sunset Strip Music Festival.
Blackburner is masterminded by producer/musician Skyla Talon, who cut his teeth with the modern metal band Killingbird and later joined Scum Of The Earth with former Rob Zombie axeman Riggs.
Blackburner - Apocalypse (Featuring Jessica Jean) video:
Planet Earth Attack Tracklist:
1. Planet Earth Attack (feat. William Shatner)
2. Burn Burn Burn!
3. I Got the Key (feat. Theflame12)
4. Play This World (feat. FC Stokes)
5. In Love With The City (feat. Geri X)
6. Night Air (feat. Lady Starlight)
7. Time Travel
8. Too Close (feat. Dominique Karan)
9. Space Road Trip
10. Apocalypse (feat. Jessica Jean)
11. 50 Grades Of Space
12. Comfortably Numb (feat. Billy Sherwood & Chris Squire)
13. Alien Death Bunny
14. Another Dimension
15. The World Is Ours
16. Pills (feat. Ella G'Sell)
17. Set This Fire (Burn Burn Burn! Part II)
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