Our solace and release is through the music, and because we are able to express ourselves this way, we don’t have to become monsters angry at the world.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2011
With the release of their latest videos, “Pandemic” and “Fabrication,” underground industrial rock artists Technikult of Flesh (TKF), threaten to violently infect the world of industrial dance and shock rock with their latest, shadowy, yet stunningly vivid vision of a chaotic, overloaded world that’s ready to blow its post-modern fuse.
Tackling themes like overpopulation, alienation, technological plagues and society’s venomous thirst for fame at any cost, the pair of videos positions TKF as cutting-edge, cyber-industrial "prophets" who practically assault their fans with a schizophrenic sound coupled with an apocalyptic message ripped from today's dark headlines.
Formed in 2005, TKF has quickly established a reputation in rock industrial electronic and received rave reviews from a variety of independent ‘zines and online publications.
Led by Hope and Aktor, some members of TKF have opened for Marilyn Manson and Korn and continues to rack up an unconstrained following among a growing, dedicated fan base.
Mixing violent predictions of an afflicted future with a bit of dark optimism embedded in frenzied industrial dance, “Pandemic” portrays a world of soulless automation and worldwide overcrowding where a flurry of industrial dancers seem to be the only trace of color in a dying urbanized landscape.
With lyrics that bleed with authenticity, the song indicts modern society with harsh lyrics:
“They’re multiplying! There's no remorse, there's no regrets when you're dead you simply bleed and nobody will remember, because you’re just a number.”
The video intersperses the band’s high-energy performance, representing the frantic anonymity of a bleeding culture, with vivid moves by industrial dancers Sliver, Morbid-Affair and Charlie.
In “Fabrication,” TKF takes on the growing virus of fame-seekers – those who buy two minutes of celebrity with their dying souls.
“They want the new flesh, designed for pain without pleasure, re-purposing the test, there's no room for fear or failure,” the lyrics scream, adding that today’s shallow culture “put you in a box, drove you away in a limousine, traded your life for a page in a magazine.”
The video shows a contrast between TKF’s shock performance, filmed in color, and desperate attempts to connect by people forever gazing in mirrors of a black-and-white filmed world.
"Fabrication" will be featured in Issue #4 of Nachtaktiv Magazine.
In “Pandemic” and “Fabrication,” TKF portray their music while wearing ghastly gas and skeleton masks to underline their bleak message.
“Masks represent the future where one’s own identity won't matter in a future that being part of a social conscious identity is favored,” a TKF spokesperson said, adding that the songs depict “the chaos that ensues from an information overloaded world that is quickly becoming overpopulated and damaging to the ecosphere."
“We like to write about the human condition,” Hope said, “and that means dealing with our own dark histories. Our solace and release is through the music, and because we are able to express ourselves this way, we don’t have to become monsters angry at the world.”
“All the material we do is of difficult matters for sure,” Aktor added, “but we have been continuously fascinated by the incredible cross-section of people our songs have the power to touch and appeal to."
And fans are responding to the power exploding from the videos.
Referring to “Pandemic,” YouTube fans commented: “I needed a song like this one.”
“This song needs a warning label! As soon as I got here I got attacked by awesomeness.”
“This is way better than the stuff I'm hearing on the radio now!”
After viewing “Fabrication,” fans stated: “This song is the theme song of a badass.”
“Wearing a gas mask sends you to a distant future, where pollution has taken over the world.”
In addition to heavy praise from fans, TKF has received top accolades from several players in the industrial music world.
The band scored in the Top 10 in CD sales in Good Times Mag in 2007 as well as appearing in the Top 20 industrial rock category in MySpace rankings for 2006-07 and the top spot for MySpace New York City in the same years.
The band recently signed with Night Owl Records (Swedish Dark Music Label - distributed by Twilight -USA EURO and Japan) and will release a new album this fall.
TKF bio: vampirefreaks.com/technikultofflesh
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