May 21, 2024

History Of Guns presents 2nd single new album: ‘When You Don’t Matter’

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History Of Guns presents 2nd single new album: 'When You Don't Matter'

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Underground 90s industrial legends History Of Guns present “When You Don’t Matter”, previewing their “Half Light” album – their eighth to date. This is the second taster of their “Half Light” album, following the lead track “No Longer Earthbound”. “Half Light” will be out June 20 via Liquid Len Recording Company.

On hiatus from 2012 to 2022, they finally had the opportunity to finish off an electronic project they’d begun in 2008. The result is the “Half Light” album, which also presented the opportunity to work with Pete Maher (U2, Pixies, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails). On this album, founding members Del Alien (vocals) and Max Rael (keyboards, programming) are joined by guitarist Caden Clarkson, the newest member of History Of Guns. The whole was produced by Max Rael, mixed by Max Rael and Caden Clarkson.

“I think most people know of either a moment, or something sadly longer, when you’re on your own, and no one knows where you are, how you are, or even if you’re alive or dead. I think this like a History Of Guns version of a ballad, for abandonment. But whenever we have something we think is beautiful, we always have to smash it up somehow. From an existential point of view it might be true, maybe we don’t matter. We are meaning-seeking creatures in a world with no objective meaning. Ultimately we have to find a way to make ourselves matter to ourselves,” says multi-instrumentalist Max Rael.

Del Alien adds, “It’s like the vain attempt to help people. Maybe they know it, maybe they don’t. It’s not a personal thing is it? Is this what society has done to us? Is it worth you thinking about? Getting cold in a box just to be burned and scattered to the wind, only to end up in the mouth of a dying junkie… or like sleeping with the sanest lunatic you ever met, but there’s no one there in the morning to make you breakfast. If the product is not good from the start, how can it be in the end? Losing the place you stand, just to hold another’s hand.”

History Of Guns was formed in Hertfordshire in 1996 becoming the frontrunners of the UK’s Wasp Factory / FuturePunk scene of the early 2000s. After going on hiatus in 2012, they returned in 2022 with a new album – “Forever Dying In Your Eyes”.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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