On “Maldire” Bryan Erickson completely eschews the acoustic elements of "The Art Of Breaking Apart” and returns Velvet Acid Christ to its darkelectro roots
It‘s been over 20 years since Bryan Erickson founded the electro-industrial project Velvet Acid Christ, reknowed for its virtuosic and unique use of vocal samples and electronic effects. Based in Denver, Colorado, VAC-mastermind Bryan Erickson is no stranger to controversy, but both fans and critics alike can agree on one point: in contrast to the legions of „I‘m so evil“-posers in the electro scene, Erickson is the real deal, steadfastly pursuing his own artistic vision without regard for trends past or present.
His latest masterpiece "Maldire“ is no exception: „In September 2012 the world will be assaulted by an audio force that promises to make your ears bleed", says Bryan Erickson, "the day will go down in infamy because VAC has returned to its evil roots of electronic dance music.“
With artwork from Seven (Quartiert Macabre), “Maldire” will be available in a strictly REGULAR edition - no limited pressings, singles or gimmicks, just a strong 11 track album.
With a mood ranging from haunting to threatening, the core of album is dedicated to the Northern European witchhunts and can be viewed as VAC’s ode to old Norse Paganism.
On “Maldire” Bryan Erickson completely eschews the acoustic elements of the last VAC album “The Art Of Breaking Apart” and returns Velvet Acid Christ to its darkelectro roots, best known from successful VAC albums like “Calling Ov The Dead” and “Fun With Knives”.