Circle of Dust’s Industrial Classic “Self-Inflict” Undergoes a Dramatic Transformation In The Hands of Red-Hot Future Rock Artist The Anix


In celebration of the track’s 25th anniversary, Circle of Dust’s industrial classic ‘Self-Inflict’ undergoes a dramatic transformation in the hands of red-hot future rock artist The Anix. The original’s hard-hitting rhythms and mechanical pace take on an understated, brooding atmosphere in this version, practically seething beneath glitched-out electronics and a fully reimagined vocal track. ‘Self-Inflict (The Anix Remix)’ is out now on all platforms from independent electronic rock label FiXT.

Circle of Dust, the 90s industrial / electronic-rock project created by visionary artist/producer Klayton, marked the beginning of the musical career of the man who later went on to create independent success as Celldweller, as well as forming his own label – FiXT. Along with four full-length Circle of Dust albums in the 90s (Circle of Dust, Brainchild, Metamorphosis, Disengage), Klayton created a side-project under the name Argyle Park, which featured a vast collection of guest collaborators, including Tommy Victor of Prong, J.G. Thirlwell of Foetus and Mark Salomon (Stavesacre/Crucified).

Locked away collecting “dust” for 20+ years, the rights to the Circle of Dust & Argyle Park albums were unavailable to Klayton as the original labels they were signed to shut down in the mid-90s. After 2 decades of pursuing a deal to re-gain ownership of the albums, Klayton was finally able to reclaim the rights in 2015.

As Klayton began planning the remastering and re-release of the original albums, a new idea began to grow. He decided to not only re-release each album, but to fully resurrect the project and create a new full-length Circle of Dust album, released December 2016. “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.

When the album “Machines of Our Disgrace” released in 2016, many believed this to be a one-time return for Klayton to release under the moniker.

Our review of “Machines of Our Disgrace” can be found here.

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