Dark electronic master PERTURBATOR, aka James Kent, returns with new single “Death of the Soul” and announces his highly-anticipated new full-length album, Lustful Sacraments, out May 28 via Blood Music.
“Death of the Soul” serves as a stunning preview of the nine-song collection, watch the video here or below.
Kent said of the song:
“The track takes inspiration from old school EBM a la DAF or Front 242, Valnoir (Metastazis) has managed to perfectly pair visuals that reflect the nihilistic tone of it.”
Lustful Sacraments – which was written, performed, produced and mixed by Kent – represents his most mature work to date, merging the dark synthesized tones that brought Perturbator to worldwide prominence with classic post-punk, goth and heavy techno rhythms. The album deftly weaves Perturbator’s cinematic textures with thundering drums, subtle electronic melodies and in-your-face guitar hooks. Of the album that serves as a follow-up to 2016’s The Uncanny Valley, Kent adds:
“It’s an album about bad habits, dissatisfaction and addiction. An overall look at how we, as a species, lean towards self-destruction.”
Lustful Sacraments also features special guest appearances from Hangman’s Chair and True Body.
Album pre-orders, which include both a gatefold 2LP and a 2LP picture disc as well as a cassette, CD and digital release, are available here: www.blood-music.com.
Digital pre-save / “Death of the Soul” stream: perturbator.lnk.to/DeathOfTheSoul.
Lustful Sacraments track list:
1. Reaching Xanadu
2. Lustful Sacraments
4. Secret Devotion (ft. True Body)
5. Death of the Soul
6. The Other Place
7. Dethroned Under a Funeral Haze
8. Messalina, Messalina
9. God Says (ft. Hangman’s Chair)
Perturbator has also announced a 2021 UK / Euro headline tour. Support comes from Health and Author & Punisher. Tickets are available here.