Mar 102017
 

Scandroid, the modern Synthwave project from Detroit based artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller/Circle of Dust, is Klayton’s love letter to the 80s. The music video for ‘Eden’ can be watched below.

The debut, self-titled Scandroid album is released on Nov. 10th. and features 15 tracks, ranging from the driving instrumental energy of ‘Destination Unknown,’ to melodic vocal tracks like ‘Awakening With You,’ ‘Aphelion,’ and ‘Neo-Tokyo,’ rounded out with the cinematic epics ‘2517’ & ‘Singularity.’ As a child of the 80’s, Klayton has also included a cover of the classic Tears For Fears song ‘Shout,’ that he has been patiently waiting to cover since he first heard the song on U.S. radio in 1985. The digital album concludes with a bonus remix from synthwave artist Waveshaper. The 72 minute album depicts themes of a cyberpunk future where humans and sentient robots struggle to find a connection in their dystopian world. Continue reading »

Feb 252017
 

Electronic-Rock artist/producer Celldweller is back with a new single, ‘Electric Eye.’ This drum & bass track, full of chugging guitar stabs, aggressive synths and intense/melodic vocal hooks, showcases Klayton’s (Celldweller/Circle Of Dust) inimitable multi-genre sound. The video can be seen below.

Klayton comments: “In recent months I have been wanting to find a break in my schedule to work on a new Drum & Bass inspired track. I wasn’t even sure it would end up becoming a Celldweller tune, but in this case it did. ‘Electric Eye’ was born from experiments with beats and a bass sample I made from my original 1973 Minimoog Model D Synth and evolved into a full blown Celldweller track. Enjoy!” 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 »

Jan 052017
 

scandroidScandroid, the modern Synthwave project from Detroit based artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller/Circle of Dust, is Klayton’s love letter to the 80s. The video can be watched below.

The debut, self-titled Scandroid album is released on Nov. 10th. and features 15 tracks, ranging from the driving instrumental energy of ‘Destination Unknown,’ to melodic vocal tracks like ‘Awakening With You,’ ‘Aphelion,’ and ‘Neo-Tokyo,’ rounded out with the cinematic epics ‘2517’ & ‘Singularity.’ As a child of the 80’s, Klayton has also included a cover of the classic Tears For Fears song ‘Shout,’ that he has been patiently waiting to cover since he first heard the song on U.S. radio in 1985. The digital album concludes with a bonus remix from synthwave artist Waveshaper. The 72 minute album depicts themes of a cyberpunk future where humans and sentient robots struggle to find a connection in their dystopian world. Continue reading »

Oct 282016
 

oie_uyec2eabkdumThe new Circle of Dust full-length studio album “Machines of Our Disgrace” is due December 9th. 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.

The album will be available for pre-order on November 18th.

Returning for the project’s 5th full-length album, Circle of Dust pushes the envelope in fusing modern metal and electronic production with gritty industrial noise & samples on “Machines of Our Disgrace”. Klayton incorporates both aggressive and melodic vocals with thought provoking lyrics about man’s technological evolution, with songs like ‘Contagion’ and the title track ‘Machines of Our Disgrace’ questioning our relationship with technology while ‘alt_Human’ and ‘Neurachem’ explore the world of biohacking and genetic modification. Continue reading »