Press Release for Death Trip by Alien Sex Fiend
16 page booklet
Only 666 (!!!) Hand-numbered
|"But that's nothing compared with the
manic nightmare that is Alien Sex Fiend... I doubt, in fact, that I've
ever heard anything uglier in the name of music - a cult following seems
assured." Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, September 1982
Prophetic words indeed... Having emerged from the sweaty environs of London's notorious "Batcave" club in the early 1980s, the legendary Alien Sex Fiend -- the uncompromising and progressive musical organism -- is now celebrating its 28th year. Led by veteran visionaries of space, time and sound, the beautifully bizarre duo of frontman Nik Fiend (that voice, crazed theatrics and inimitable art) and Mrs Fiend (crunching beats, keys and assorted noises), the band has continually and consistently forged new, unorthodox musical terrain. In 2010 Alien Sex Fiend persist on this mission, introducing yet another amalgamation of style, beat and discord on their 13th studio album, "Death Trip" (release date May 3rd) and taking its explosive live extravaganza into an unsuspecting Europe for a select number of headline festivals and shows.
"Death Trip", the newest fiendish masterpiece - recorded in "Hallucinosound," with the warning "To prevent Brain Explosion, listen to this record from a safe distance" - is presented by Alien Sex Fiend's own 13th Moon Records on CD, Limited Edition 12-inch vinyl, and by download at iTunes, Napster and others. The first studio album released by the band in six years, it is self-written, self-produced and self-financed - truly and totally independent. The vinyl is strictly limited to 666 (!!!) copies, hand numbered by Nik Fiend personally; both formats feature original artwork throughout.
Travelling through a diverse sonic spectrum, each of its ten tracks connects to the next, forming a sci-fi / horror / B-Movie themed journey, the "Death Trip". From the opening track "Erazerdrone," the listener embarks on a voyage into uncharted realms of sound and sanity. After exploring the zombie-encrusted ground of "Land Of The Living Dead," the brain is invaded by the surging "One Way Ticket," a twist on old skool 80s Fiend, before a phase of fun-time terror with "The Hills Have Eyes." "B.B.F.C." and its punk-styled pounding gives way to the industrial force and supernatural acid guitar of "Dance Of The Dead" via "Intensify The Treatment" - a nightmarish scenario. "Voodoo" hypnotises with its cutting-edge rhythms and otherworldly realms are to be discovered on "Beyond A Psychic Evil" before the crescendo of closing track and soon-to-be-classic "Oops! Wrong Planet" triumphantly ends the expedition. The Death Trip is complete.
Alien Sex Fiend's infamous live shows are must-be-seen
events and Europe was the first to witness the latest re-incarnation this
summer. Further dates are to follow in September (Germany), culminating
in a Halloween spectacular in London on October 31st 2010.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
|There are a load of features / articles / interviews / reviews
out about the release of the new Alien Sex Fiend album "Death Trip"
in the press worldwide, on the web & also radio plays. This is a brief
listing, if you know of any others please email me - ASF Webmaster
Look out for
Plus the following websites
Quietus An excellent interview with Nik & Mrs Fiend by Nix Lowrey,
which covers some Batcave memories, what it's like being married &
being in a band together plus some laughs & insights into the Death
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