Celldweller continues to reveal more of his upcoming 5th studio album, “Satellites,” with the 3rd new single, ‘A Matter of Time,’ from Klayton’s owned/operated independent record label, FiXT. ‘A Matter of Time’ pushes chugging, heavy guitars with fast-paced beats and synth programming, clocking in at just over 6 minutes. The track showcases Klayton’s wide ranging vocal styles, from aggressive screams to layered harmonies, vocoders and melodic hooks, while incorporating elements of Psy-Trance and an intense electro-metal bridge.
The lyric video for ‘A Matter of Time’ can be seen below.
Celldweller is a Detroit, Michigan-based Industrial music project by multi-musician Klayton. Klayton creates a hybrid fusion of digital and organic elements: designed soundscapes that take cues from electronic genres like drum and bass, electro, and dubstep, woven together with aggressive rock/metal and orchestral elements. Celldweller songs have been featured in many films, movie trailers, television shows and video games.
The name Celldweller was derived from a nickname his mother gave him when he was a teenager, dubbed “Cellar Dweller”, as he made all of his music in his parents’ cellar. Klayton had gained a devoted cult following in the mid 90s because of his industrial metal band Circle of Dust. After the dissolution of Circle of Dust, Klayton concurrently released both a posthumous collection of reworked Circle of Dust leftovers titled Disengage and an album for a new project, Angeldust, created in conjunction with illusionist Criss Angel. Both albums demonstrated Klayton‘s shift away from industrial metal and towards more electronic-modern industrial rock influences, incorporating richer electronic instrumentation and greater emphasis on melody. This change in style was a major step toward the sound that would come to define Celldweller‘s output. Klayton began creating songs for the Celldweller project in 1998/1999 and released a limited edition EP of three early Celldweller demos and two solo trance tracks, which quickly sold out. Klayton and Criss Angel parted ways in 2000 after three albums’ worth of material had been completed, allowing Klayton to devote all of his time to Celldweller.
Lyric video for ‘A Matter of Time’