April 12, 2024

The Cassandra Complex to release The Plague and more on CD in March


The Cassandra Complex to release The Plague and more on CD in March

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Out via Cop International on March 14 is “The Plague”, the brand new album by The Cassandra Complex. The album is their first since 2013 and while the streaming version of this album came out in 2022, it’s only now that the album will see a CD version, albeit in a fully remastered version. It will be supported by a world tour across 12 countries throughout 2024.

The band took a hiatus for several years while Orpheus worked creating some of the most widely used music technology today, as well as production work with other bands such as The Sisters of Mercy, Kraftwerk, Within Temptation, Sinead O’Connor, Die Krupps, and many others. During the COVID lockdown the band got together using online collaboration tech to create 10 brand new songs.

The Cassandra Complex revisits ‘Sex & Death’

Out the same day is “Death & Sex” celebrating the 40th anniversary of the moment Rodney Orpheus, Paul Dillon, and Andy Booth got together in a basement in Leeds, England with a collection of cheap second-hand guitar pedals, synthesisers, and drum machines to start recording material. In 1993 they released the legendary album “Sex & Death” and now the band re-recorded 7 tracks of this classic record from scratch (note the inverted album title).

This new version features the original founders of the band Rodney Orpheus and Andy Booth, with long time additional members Chris Haskett (Henry Rollins Band, David Bowie) on guitar and Mera Roberts (Faith and the Muse, Black Tape for a Blue Girl) on cello, plus new member Brent Heinze (Probe 7) on keyboards.

The Cassandra Complex – First Tour dates 2024

  • UK – 14/03 Todmorden, The Golden Lion
  • UK – 16/03 Gateshead, The Black Bull
  • UK – 17/03 London, The Lower Third
  • B – 21/03 Charleroi, La Ruche Verriere
  • NL – 22/03 Amsterdam, Q-Factory
  • NL – 24/03 Heerlen, Nieuwe Nor
  • DK – 30/03 Copenhagen, Lygten
  • CZ – 21/05 Prague, Palac Akropolis
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