15 Août 2023
From CANADA •
NYC-based alternative rock outfit Black Rose Burning presents their new single 'Night Terrors', previewing their third full-length album 'Ad Astra', due out in mid-September.
Formed in 2018 by instrumentalist, producer and engineer George Grant, Black Rose Burning also involves guitarist Frank Morin (World Inferno Friendship Society) and drummer Luis Infantas (Monster Zero).
“Night Terrors is pretty much straight forward - if you have them, then you know. If you don’t, imagine being in the middle of sleep - but feeling wide awake and in a nightmare. There can even be “monsters” that sometime remain in your consciousness even after you’ve woken up. Nasty business this. I tried to encapsulate the feeling in a song, but I’m not sure you could ever REALLY explain the experience. I haven’t had this happen to me in years, and I hope it never happens again honestly,” says George Grant.
That point where your partner doesn't seem to feel the same the way you STILL do.
“This new music marks the debut of the entire band recording together, instead of me playing all the instruments and programming drums. It takes everything to a whole new level in terms of feel and especially in musicianship.”
This single follows the lead track 'Sing to Me (E.L.E.)', released in June. Grant says,Sing To Me' is about that point in a relationship when things just aren't the same any more - the rough time before the breakup. That point where your partner doesn't seem to feel the same the way you STILL do. It can be devastating. You just want them to see you the way they used to - because you still care."
In 2021, Black Rose Burning released their second album , mastered by Jason Corbett of ACTORS. one year after debuting album.
George Grant's soulful vocal delivery, instantly recognizable voice, solid instrumentation crossing several genres are standout features of this music. Roughly 40 years of songwriting across various styles has helped George embellish on clever hooks, drive and the gothic-pop sensibilities of The Cult's early years.
'Ad Astra' was recorded in George’s own studio, , which has hosted notable artists over the years, including Emelio Zeff China (Peter Murphy), Knox Chandler (Siouxsie And The Banshees), Chibi (The Birthday Party Massacre), Nellie McKay, Julia Marcel, Paul Bakija (Reagan Youth), Ego Likeness and Voltaire (with whom Grant also played bass for 10 years).
'Night Terrors' is out now exclusively via Bandcamp. The 'Ad Astra' album will be released on September 📌 15 on CD and also available digitally from fine music platforms, including , and . That same night, Black Rose Burning will be playing their album release show at NYC's Mercury Lounge for The Red Party.
"A compelling blend of ominous Goth atmospheres, dark, but dynamic dancefloor anthems, New Wave ’80s tunefulness, and electronics-embedded tech tracks, all draped with the silky, reflective, and longing vocals of George Grant"
~ Big Takeover Magazine
"Leaning towards Ultravox and Colourbox on the new wave spectrum, they sometimes channel vibes from Phantasmagoria-era The Damned and Butterfly on a Wheel-era The Mission" ~ Amplify Music Mag
"Space might be the final frontier but Black Rose Burning are already stellar"
~ Onyx Music Reviews
"Smoulders from the ashes of goth-rock, whilst emerging from the dry-ice ambience of 80s nostalgia. Like a noir-new romantic, Black Rose Burning peacock preens from the underworld of art-pop, whilst intermixing its post-punk palette"
~ The Manc Review
Black Rose Burning
PV Recording Company
15 August 2023
Music and lyrics written by George Grant
Recorded and mixed by George Grant at PVRCo (Putnam Valley Recording Company)
Mastered by Eric Enjem at Echometrics
George Grant - bass guitar, vocals, synth programming
Luis Infantas - drums and triggers
Frank Morin - guitar
Cover Art by Antonella Di Mattei @ Eshmoon DM Design
Artist photos by Shane K. Gardner
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