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Industrial trio Suicide Queen from Oakland, CA carries the torch of Ministry and Skinny Puppy on its new track and the first single, “Swan,” from its upcoming album Nymphomaniac to be released in 2021 on indie label COP International Records.
Featuring Kay Dolores on vocals, programming, and guitars, Todd Buller on guitars, and Ira Mortem on bass, their talent shines on this haunting new track that showcases their prowess for creating industrial crypt teases that lurk in the darkness and come out from the shadows to tempt and seduce willing listeners.
“‘Swan’ was one of the first songs I wrote when Suicide Queen started,” says Dolores. “I don’t entirely remember if the lyric came from the band name or vice versa—maybe it just happened to fit there in the song. But it’s appropriate because ‘Swan’ is a lot like us. It’s ferocious and punishing. It could also be mistaken for beautiful—and it ends in death.”
The grand soundscape in “Swan”—dripping with violence, sexuality and understated rage—sets the stage for Dolores’ harrowing vocals that oscillate between a low, husky growl and punctuated whips of energy that border on a breakdown. Mortem and Bueller drive the track forward with a powerful array of chunky riffs, playing off the mechanical heart that forms the foundation of this attention grabbing trio. They’re assisted on the track by the lauded producer and engineer John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets) that adds another layer of intensity.