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A Perfect Circle & Chelsea Wolfe @ Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, 16.12.2018
16. prosinca 2018 @ 18:30 - 23:0054€ – 62€
A Perfect Circle announce live dates in 2018 as critically acclaimed new album “Eat The Elephant” is released.
Bands current line-up consists of Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Greg Edwards (Failure, Autolux) is filling in for James Iha on all announced A Perfect Circle shows.
A Perfect Circle are one of rock’s most revered bands.
Fourteen years was worth the wait.
The album marks the first time the band opted to work with an outside music producer Dave Sardy. Sardy helped Keenan and Howerdel find common ground in musical ideas in the recording process, helping them find a path to move forward in finishing the album. Howerdel noted that he would like to see the band keep active beyond the “Eat the Elephant” album cycle, but that future activity, as it had historically been, is dependent on Keenan’s limited availability and commitments to his other projects. When asked about if there would be further albums, in June 2018, Keenan responded “Yeah, there should be”. Howerdel was optimistic in November 2018 as well, agreeing that the band “will move forward for sure”.
“Eat The Elephant” is available in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180-gram vinyl and a box set with both the vinyl and CD as well as a prism and custom playing card deck.
The band’s music has been described as a number of different genre, though despite the sound changes and lineup changes, the writing process has remained the same for the band. Howerdel primarily writes the band’s instrumental music, while Keenan contributes the lyrics and vocal melodies. Keenan, already very well known for his work with fronting the band Tool through the 1990’s, always strove to keep the sound of two bands different.
Special guest is the one and only Chelsea Wolfe.
Digging beneath the mess of the world to find the beauty underneath is perhaps the most consistent theme in Chelsea Wolfe’s expansive discography – a theme that ties together her ceaseless explorations in unorthodox textures, haunting melodies, and mining the grandeur embedded within ugliness and pain. With her sixth official album Hiss Spun, Wolfe adopts Miller’s quest to become empowered by embracing the mess of the self, to control the tumult of the soul in hopes of reigning in the chaos of the world around us.
Hiss Spun was recorded by Kurt Ballou in Salem, Massachusetts at the tail end of winter 2017 against a backdrop of deathly quiet snow – blanketed streets and the hissing radiators of warm interiors. While past albums operated on the intimacy of stripped – down folk music (The Grime and the Glow, Unknown Rooms), or the throbbing pulse of supplemental electronics (Pain Is Beauty, Abyss), Wolfe’s latest offering wrings its exquisiteness out of a palette of groaning bass, pounding drums, and crunching distortion.