Jan 312018
 

Circle of Dust returned after nearly 20 years, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton will release a remix of ‘Contagion’ mixed by Sebastian Komor. The digital single will be available on Feb. 2nd.

Bridging the gap between thrash metal and heavy electronic bass, this wicked remix of ‘Contagion’ by Sebastian Komor gives the track new life. Experience glitchy vocals and revamped guitars, while still head banging to the industrial overtones.

The single contains two tracks: 1. Contagion (Sebastian Komor Remix), 2. Contagion (Sebastian Komor Remix) [Instrumental]

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Jan 292018
 

Detroit based artist/producer Klayton (Cellweller/Circle Of Dust/Scandroid) discusses the hard hitting topic of suicide. Remember you’re not alone. Xheck out the video below.

If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out:

http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines..
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Nov 212017
 

When the album “Machines of Our Disgrace” released in 2016, the first new album from Circle of Dust in nearly 20 years, many believed this to be a one-time return for Klayton (picture) to release under the moniker. Now in late 2017, “Dust to Dust,” marks the first new single from Circle of Dust‘s forthcoming 6th full-length, yet to be titled, studio-album.

‘Dust to Dust’ continues where “Machines of Our Disgrace” left off, as a modern industrial assault of thrash metal riffs, cryptic audio samples, aggressive vocals, blasting beats and memorable hooks.

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Jan 212017
 

The new Circle of Dust full-length studio album “Machines of Our Disgrace” is available now. Created by artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, Circle of Dust returns to Klayton’s industrial roots with metal riffs, pulsing electronics and catchy songwriting. Check out the lyric video for ‘Hive Mind’ below.

“Machines of Our Disgrace” marks the 5th full-length studio album for industrial music pioneer Circle of Dust, after a near 20 year hiatus. Created by artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, Circle of Dust returns to Klayton’s industrial roots with metal riffs, pulsing electronics and catchy songwriting. Continue reading »

Jan 112017
 

The mere sounds of some albums can transport you back in time and Machines of Our Disgrace from Circle of Dust will take you right back to the industrial metal of the late 1990s and yet still feel as fresh and new as any other album released this year.

As the story goes, Circle of Dust was formed out of the ashes of the thrash metal band Immortal by Klayton with the self-titled debut album coming out in 1992 and launching what has become an iconic career in industrial rock/metal and spawned other well-known projects such as Argyle Park and Celldweller.  For over 20 years the rights to the original Circle of Dust and Argyle Park albums were not available to Klayton, who finally secured the rights in 2015.  As Klayton began planning for the remastering and re-release of the original albums, ideas for a new Circle of Dust album began to flow and the result of that is Machines of Our Disgrace.  The entire catalog including albums Circle of Dust, Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Argyle Park, and Disengage have been remixed/remastered with bonus material added and are available now.

The album opens much as one would expect from an industrial metal project with lots of programmed keyboards and drums joined later by some synthesized vocals and other sound effects and samples as the song veers right into “Machines of Our Disgrace” and it’s heavy driving guitar riff opening.  Throughout the album, guitars carry much of the workload in the songs, which does distinguish this project from one of Klayton’s other projects Celldweller.  To be honest, the pounding rhythm and drums in “Machines of Our Disgrace” reminds me a lot of early 90’s Ministry and other industrial acts of the time. Continue reading »