BEHOLD THE MACHINE: coming October 1, 2010!
After four years of planning, experimenting, and reinventing, the much-anticipated album Behold the Machine will finally be released on October 1st, 2010 in both physical copy and digital download incarnations. The physical copy features amazing original artwork by steampunk artist Myke Amend, created exclusively for this release.
Behold the Machine is an anthology rooted in the shadows of a dark and foreboding Victorian Age. From the unholy invasion of London in “Unhallowed Metropolis” to the misty southern bayous and mysterious ceremonies of “Queen of the Delta,” the range of themes and aesthetics present on the album is incredibly broad.
The title track is a cautionary tale about man’s continuing dependency on automation and the dangers of an industrial revolution, while “The Alchemist’s Vision” spins a tale of obsession and a longing for that which is unattainable. “The Exile” is a descent into the abyss of an exiled prince who becomes one with the sea, and his harnessing of her power against his betrayers. “The Curse of Whitechapel” dives into an entirely different psyche – one of a mysterious figure who haunts brothels and bordellos, exterminating those he deems unworthy of existence. “Vagues de Vapeur” is a rallying cry to our scattered numbers, and “The Last Express” is a somber reflection on the nature of the afterlife and what might await us there. The album closes with the four-part mini epic of “The Maiden Flight,” an instrumental journey across countless vistas and landscapes aboard a fragile airship.
The album draws from darkwave, trip-hop, deathrock, post-punk, progressive rock, industrial, and new wave, fusing them with old world influences ranging from neoclassical to ragtime. It is a musical Frankenstein unleashed upon the world…
Along with the album, we will be launching a brand new version of our website ( [url=http://www.vernianprocess.com]http://www.vernianprocess.com[/url] ) from which copies of the album can be purchased from us directly. You can also purchase the album or individual tracks from CD Baby and DigStation. The album will soon be available from other retailers as well, including iTunes and Amazon.
We would like to thank fans old and new alike for their patience throughout the past few years. This album has been a labor of love for each of us involved, and we are ecstatic to deliver our finest efforts to-date for your enjoyment. We’re now ready to move on to the next chapter, and we hope you’ll join us again for the journey.