May 22, 2024

Industrial electro act Black Agent back with all new album ‘Dehumanized’

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Out via Re:Mission Entertainment is “Dehumanized “, the all new album by the Industrial electro act Black Agent. The new release is out digitally, on CD and on picture disc vinyl, which are available via Bandcamp.

“Dehumanized”, is the second album from the Seattle industrial band Black Agent and the follow-up to their 2022 debut “Industrial Ruination”. Black Agent is Larry Kleinke (synths, drum programming, sampling, arrangements), Jason Pit (vocals, synths, programming, arrangements) and Neil Parker (guitars, bass, live drums).

“Dehumanized” continues Black Agent’s use of heavy rhythms, distorted guitars, dark synthesizers, and what the label calls “incendiary socially conscious vocals”. Black Agent’s sound has been compared in the past to acts like Skinny Puppy.

“We wrote most of our last record during the pandemic and riots of 2020, and the result was a very sociopolitical album”, said lead vocalist Pit: “Lyrically, Dehumanized deals more with the personal tragedies I’ve faced in the last year.” In 2022, the mother of Pit’s two children died by suicide and songs like “Frozen Flowers”, “Broken Mind”, and “Shot Down” explore the spectres of mental illness and drug addiction.

The record also features the previously released single “Parasite Receiver” describing religious hypocrisy and the assault on reproductive rights across the United States.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
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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