Premiere New Song “Swan” Via Outburn
Hear it HERE
Industrial Trio From Oakland
Carries The Torch of Ministry & Skinny Puppy
On New Track, The First Single From Upcoming Album
Nymphomaniac To Be Released In 2021
On Indie Label COP International Records
One of 2021’s most provocative emerging artists Suicide Queen releases the brand-new song “Swan” today via Outburn magazine. Hear it HERE.
Suicide Queen is an uncompromising trio from Oakland “carrying on the industrial torch with sounds resonating from the likes of Ministry and Skinny Puppy,” says Dark Beauty Magazine. Featuring Kay Dolores on vocals, programming and guitars, Todd Buller on guitars and Ira Mortem on bass, their talent shines on this haunting new track that showcases their prowess for creating industrial crypt teases that lurk in the darkness and come out from the shadows to tempt and seduce willing listeners.
The grand soundscape in “Swan”—dripping with violence, sexuality and understated rage—sets the stage for Dolores’ harrowing vocals that oscillate between a low, husky growl and punctuated whips of energy that border on a breakdown. Mortem and Buller drive the track forward with a powerful array of chunky riffs, playing off the mechanical heart that forms the foundation of this attention-grabbing trio. They’re assisted on the track by the lauded producer and engineer John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Love And Rockets) that adds another layer of intensity.
As Dolores tells Outburn, “’Swan’ was one of the first songs I wrote when Suicide Queen started. I don’t entirely remember if the lyric came from the band name or vice versa—maybe it just happened to fit there in the song. But it’s appropriate because ‘Swan’ is a lot like us. It’s ferocious and punishing. It could also be mistaken for beautiful—and it ends in death.”
“Swan” is the first single from Suicide Queen’s upcoming album Nymphomaniac, which will be released in 2021 on indie label COP International—the label home of Stabbing Westward, Deathline International, Chiasm, Jean Marc-Leaderman, LUNA 13 and Azam Ali.
Suicide Queen had a substantial tour planned with labelmates LUNA 13 for across the States in 2020, which was sidelined due to the pandemic—though they look forward to bringing the darkly theatrical offering to stages again soon.
(Kay Dolores, courtesy COP International Records)
(Ira Mortem, courtesy COP International Records)
(Todd Buller, courtesy COP International Records)
About COP International
The year 2021 marks COP International’s 30th anniversary with ambitious plans for its expanding roster of artists, already including Stabbing Westward and Azam Ali, as well as Chiasm, Deathline International, Jean Marc-Lederman, Johnny Tupolev, LUNA 13, Sick Jokes, and Suicide Queen. The label reached a turning point in 2019, teaming up with legendary producer John Fryer to form a production company under the COP International umbrella. Fryer is producing and engineering the majority of the forthcoming COP catalog and also working as A&R in helping to select appropriate acts. “The level of craftsmanship, artistic talent and meticulous attention to detail is what sets John’s work a world apart,” says COP International founder Christian Petke. “When we first started talking, I brought up John’s relationship with 4AD where he was the principal engineer and producer. This is exactly what we have in mind for this collaboration. Our philosophy is quite simple: Find exceptional talent, don’t limit ourselves or the artists, and build a tribe based on the excellence of the releases. We have signed a couple bands that have major chart potential based on previous entries, and we are very excited about our projects for this year. Another thing that is rather important to us is a certain level of closeness and mutual appreciation we have as label and artist. It is our responsibility to provide a nurturing environment that allows the artist to focus on their craft. We support and shield them and provide the business machinery that will develop their full potential.”
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