Hypnotic Records electrorock/dubsteb artist Blackburner released debut record FEEL THE BURN on April 10, 2012 and now a summer tour is on its way with dates planned in some of the biggest cities in the country. The album features guest appearances by electronic pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree.
Blackburner is a bold new force in electronic music, combining the heavily twisted and seriously aggressive beats of dubstep and glitch with the melodic hooks of rock, industrial, and electronica. It is masterminded by producer/musician Skyla Talon, a Michigan-born Los Angeles transplant who cut his teeth with the modern metal band Killingbird and later joined Scum Of The Earth with former Rob Zombie axeman Riggs. Inspired by the revolutionary new sounds in electronic music generated by the likes of fellow metal-head-turned-DJ Skrillex, Talon began the Blackburner project remixing tracks and releasing original compositions through the Cleopatra imprint Hypnotic Records.
The project immediately met with enormous success, as compilations featuring Blackburner climbed the iTunes Electronic charts, racking up over 50,000 individual downloads. Now joined by former Chicago-based metal musician K Kyle (who also performs in hard rock band ModelSaint with Talon), Blackburner has just showcased at SXSW and is supporting Ministry on its highly-anticipated summer national tour. Ministry dates include:
June 17 The Ogden Denver CO
June 21 Club Nokia Los Angeles CA
June 23 Best Buy Nokia New York NY
June 28 The Vic Chicago IL
June 29 The Vic Chicago IL
FEEL THE BURN will be available in your favorite record store, and on iTunes, Amazon, and all digital retailers. The 2-CD set includes a bunch non-stop DJ mix.