Hideous and Perfect

by Angelspit

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Hailed as being one of the most innovative new industrial bands Angelspit return with a new album Hideous and Perfect, a confronting audio visual statement set to corrupt listeners the world over.

Hideous and Perfect promises to be Angelspit’s darkest release to date with its sonic textures ranging from hard pounding beats, to organic atmospheric samples, topped off by a feverishly powerful male and female dual vocal assault. The duo’s sonic exploration and creative process took them out of the studio, as they recorded much of the album’s pounding industrial percussion at an abandoned shipping yard in Sydney Harbour. They fashioned and sampled handmade acoustic and electronic instruments, imparting a unique organic sonic texture to Hideous and Perfect, while also giving a nod to the experimental roots of industrial music.

Hideous and Perfect is a vicious concoction of industrial guitar riffs, clever hooks and pathologically disturbed synths. Consisting of 12 harsh, heavy and deliberate tracks set to self destruct, Hideous and Perfect is challenging as it is catchy. The cyber punk track Ditch the Rest opens the album, with its crunching malicious guitars and aggressive percussion setting the dynamic for the rest of the album. Cold Hard Cash follows combining deceptively sweet vocals with grinding rhythms and anarchic synth melodies. The tracks range from the hypnotic pounding analogue hell of Sleep Now, to the elegantly deranged Let Them Eat Distortion and to Fuck the Revolution’s brutal and unforgettable rock and roll trip to insanity. Cinematically chilling instrumental tracks provide some respite from the album’s intense mood. Zoog and Destroyx’s turbulent vocal onslaught deals thematically with an apathetic cashed up society who are simply ‘bored to death’. Angelspit’s double edged lyrics can be poetically poignant, at other times witty, but are at all times severely potent.

Angelspit’s aesthetic concept is equally as iconic as their musical statement, as they continue to develop their fierce design and fashion aesthetic. Visually arresting photography and bold typography characterises the album’s striking artwork making Hideous and Perfect a defining album of the industrial genre.

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released September 9, 2016

Hideous and Perfect

Concept, Composition, Production & Lyrics: ZooG & Destroyx, Sound design & programming: ZooG, Guitars: Graeme Charles Kent (Grand Fatal), Drum Recording: Rusty Jarratt (The Grand Fatal), Additional Synth Programming: Steve "Agent 13" Jones (Hyperlust), Additional Vocals: Donna Lynch (Princess Chaos, Fuck the Revolution), Steven Archer (Fuck the Revolution). Ego Likeness appear courtesy of Metropolis Records, Mastering: David Walker (Stepford Audio)

Art direction, styling & design: Destroyx, Photography: Helen White, Makeup: Karen Hopwood, Hair: Lyndall Vile & Lynn Nguyen, Photoshoot Assistance: Warren Beaton, Clare Beaton, Garrick Charter, Vikki & Steve (Studio Kite), Gaffer: Brad Wylie, Lighting assistance: Tama & Sasha (Outsight), Transport: Hugh Burley, Video: Thomas Marcusson, Stephanie Rajalingam, Ole Magnus Saxegard. Shot at Studio Kite, Sydney (www.studiokite.com)

Tour manager: Briony Mamo, Web Support: Victor Zdanowicz-Muchlado, annik.exe, Forum mods: Draken, Toxaris, Mugatu, Venacava666, Mind Destroying Angel, Persephone66, Mistress, Press: Damage (The Dose), Katharina Poth (Dark Spy), Nadya Lev (Coilhouse), Ronald Linsey (KKSM Palomar College Radio), Alex Wain (Myspace), Jet (Vampire Freaks), Pedro Novo, Graham (Maxonix, GothRadio.com)

Support: Patrick Rodgers (Dancing Ferret Discs), Dave Heckman, Jim Smith, Shannon Ludwig & Joseph Schulthise (Metropolis records), Chris Assall and Dieter Doepfer (Doepfer Musikelektronik), Andre Springer (Net Management), Olaf Sprick (W.O.D), Athan Maroulis (Sepiatone booking), Sascha & Lucia (KMFDM), Steph (Gallery Serpentine), Lake & Janelle (Red Stripe), Seba Dolimont (Alfa Matrix), Verity Brown (Coven), Jennifer Parkin (Ayria), Shelly Wiley, Brad and Tricia, Avanti Singh, DJ Sisen, Kiwamu (Darkest Labyrinth), Phillip Inwood, U-Tarou & Mikito (Baal), Scott Golby, Dr Nathan Baxter, Roberto Massaglia, Brendan Creaven.

Angelspit use Doepfer Modular Synthesizers (www.doepfer.de). Angelspit's synths are maintained by Steve "Agent 13" Jones (www.synthrepairs.com).

Marketed and released in the USA by Metropolis Records

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Track Name: Ditch The Rest
Smash a stake through heart of God
Towers rip heaven apart
Shining bastille of future
Built by poor hands from India
Opulent palace built on trash
Blood remembers from flesh to ash
Don’t need control over androids
When they’re overfed and paranoid

Wanting, yearning
Tithed to a god who’s always needing
Compulsion, demanding
Worship debt, forever bleeding

Torch the whole fucking nest
Take the queen, ditch the rest
Carbon beauty, shred the lips
Take the queen, ditch the rest

Embers of a dying race
Getting out what they put in
Longer stay, more you’re trapped
I have a dream, you have an addiction
Cashing in on low supply
Some things don’t change
There ain’t no lie, like an old lie
Turning the meat cakes into slaves

Washed up, liquidated
Shared broken dreams of slaves and kings
Paradise breeds obese lazy fucks
A nation without ethics

Not in denial
I am defiant

Skin your trophy
Black and sticky
Lurid pretty
Razor candy

Take the Queen, Ditch the Rest
Take the Queen, Ditch the Rest

Torch the whole fucking nest
Take the queen, ditch the rest
Carbon beauty, shred the lips
Take the queen, ditch the rest

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Cold Hard Cash
Liar Queen likes to prey
On lolly boys in their cage
Empress tease, pink and rats
Breaking hearts to the bank

Keep the car running, The only thing you’re wanting, is…

COLD HARD CASH! (Kaltes Hartes BarGeld)

Lynch mob love, broken dolls
float to the top, of the bowl
taste in girls, young and smashed
perversion lies, dormant

Mother dear mother, gotta keep gunning, for…

COLD HARD CASH! (Kaltes Hartes BarGeld)

Alice in vulgar land
Make that mascara bleed
Cry victim cry victim cry
God knows it sells CDs

All dancing, loud singing
Don’t realize they’re just play things
Split open laid to waste
Splayed across your rock star face

Glamour Glamour Road kill, All you want is…

COLD HARD CASH! (Kaltes Hartes BarGeld)

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Fink
He comes with wire, spikes and electrodes
Tongs and speculum, hammer illegitimate
If he can not deflower in her cage
Then he’s having her on a white plate

Devil eyes
Rakehell child
Rapscallion smile
Thief

He could buy anything with his wallet
But his hunger can only be snatched…by unblessed hands
All that communion with cowards rubbed off
Snort deep and cut another line of credit

Devil eyes
Rakehell child
Rapscallion smile
Thief

Fink Liar heart manipulator
Bankrupt the boy just to soil the girl
Suave, villain, sophisticated
Swindling miscreant malefactor

Now you’ve got me playing your undignified stupid game

Fink Liar heart manipulator
Bankrupt the boy just to soil the girl
Suave, villain, sophisticated
Swindling miscreant malefactor

Devil eyes
Rakehell child
Rapscallion smile
Thief

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Fuck The Revolution
The TV burned, nobody watched
The ratings sucked, so it got axed
We keep screaming, you ain’t listening
Take your chainsaw, wield it recklessly

Crash made, built to fade, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
The money’s real, but the blood is fake, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!

The glossy mag, full of beauty
story got cut, ‘coz they were ugly
Martyrs of change, do not fight back
Round and a round, martyrs of the new black

Crash Made, Built to fade, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
The money’s real, but the blood is fake, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
Mediocre, bored to death, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
The brave new apathy, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!

Then it got streamed, but some college kid
Sued the ISP, for breach of copyright
We keep screaming, you ain’t listening
Take your chainsaw, wield it recklessly

Crash Made, Built to fade, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
The money’s real, but the blood is fake, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
Mediocre, bored to death, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!
The brave new apathy, FUCK THE REVOLUTION!

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Making Money
Lyrics

I crushed up Ergot and made it a paste
I spread it on the dollar bills
Everyone who touched it caught the disease
For luscious bits of landfill
It sparked an epidemic of self hate
They wanted it so bad they could kill
Everyone believing everything ain’t enough
Trampling bodies on the treadmill

Makin’ money, all things shiny
(if you do not spend, you are spent)

Bullet into gun
Barrel, lips pout
Finger in the ring
Money into mouth

The first letter in Sydney is a dollar sign
The first symbol in London is a pound
Life ain’t yours til you fucked it away
The dream ain’t yours until it’s burned to the ground
The city of beauty is built on the dead
Temple of wealth is built on the poor
Spend life just passing away
‘Til you get up off your belly and crawl

Makin’ money, all things shiny
(if you do not spend, you are spent)

Bullet into gun
Barrel, lips pout
Finger in the ring
Money into mouth

You are allowed to burn books, hope can rot
Dreams go up in flames, that’s OK
We’ll turn a blind eye if you burn a poor man
But if you burn money…you’re going to pay
Anger is a currency, acidically mad
hatred is the new economy
I am the inspiration of every wicked woman
viscously corrupt, greed is monogamy
All power, all truth, all knowing, all destroying, all dying…not caring

Makin’ money, all things shiny
(if you do not spend, you are spent)

Bullet into gun
Barrel, lips pout
Finger in the ring
Money into mouth
(if you do not spend, you are spent)

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Sleep Now
I was not born, I was hatched
From larva, to pupa, tank, to coffin
The tearing affection I showed with my teeth
Crawled from the egg to feed on Mothers frustration
Hell was made flesh and bred with goats
Allegiance spawned to replace us in face and name
The kingdom of apathy ruled by cattle
Fuck, scathe, destroy, burn

What foul majik is this?
Hideous and Perfect drowned out by children singing
We are all the same
The monster in human is inhumane

Sleep now, hush…

If I gave you a pound of my sacred flesh
Would your sew closed that fucking mouth?
Always messing inside my head
All that troublesome talk just turns to wrath
If I drew a picture of what makes me violent
I’d give a shining blade as your answer
See your angelic reflection while carving
Trenches into your face

They put poison in my tank
Lucid poltergeist in the form of a child
We are all the same
The monster in human is inhumane

Sleep now, hush…

Passing my fingers past your tonsils
To retrieve your shining soul
Let the rot-red angst drip from my nails
Kiss past my teeth to your pure opal
Vile airborne demon in my breath
Past the age when you don’t care anymore
Wounded by the pen, conquered by a sales pitch
Her black cherry just turned sour

Cogsmen and sweaters all reel in terror
Screaming convulsing so deranged
We are all the same,
The monster in human is inhumane

Sleep now, hush…

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Channel Hell
My friends used to show off their tats
Now they talk about filling their bank vault
Mellow is the new fad
Your life is fucked and it’s all your fault
You used to be dangerous and fun
Before you got that mortgage
Killed by mediocrity, procrastination, blah blah blah
now you vote conservative

The people of influence are cynical and jaded
What hope for the new blood?
Habitat destruction, fade to terrorism
We’re all imploding Under mass- boredom
Sleeping generation can’t embrace the shock
There’s nothing left to embrace
I needed motivation, you sent a postcard that said “PUNK ROCK”
Well fuck you too

This is a marketing ploy
This is the new black
It’s a publicity stunt
Relax kick back…
Tune in turn up recline practice being dead
This is Channel Hell

I hope this sledge hammer reminds you who you are
What the fuck happened?
Angry youth reduced to
Ultra-conservative nervous frightened children
It was supposed to dangerous
It was supposed to be risqué
Now it’s cheap and mass produced
Now it’s in a bargain bin…on sale

This is a marketing ploy
This is the new black
It’s a publicity stunt
Relax kick back…
Tune in turn up recline practice being dead
This is Channel Hell

You only see the filth when you look for it
The scene sucks because you suck, you killed it
You stood back and let it die…

This is a marketing ploy
This is the new black
It’s a publicity stunt
Relax kick back…

Tune in turn up recline practice being dead
This is Channel Hell

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Let Them Eat Distortion
Sweet gluttony, She says to me
Kill ‘til you go insane with pleasure
Let me scream, obesity
Bloody curses for a God who can not hear
My Carcass, my carcass, Swells with excitement
Grand things luscious with tar in their hair
My Duchess, mistress, bloody dementia
Bless the bread with St Anthony ’s Fire

Buildings will fall
Heaven don’t care
Gods in contortion
Let the eat distortion

Princess pout, rips her teeth out
Shards of her lover now spill on the floor
Lord Slain, Royal insane
Parts of him gummed up under her nails
Dried up, vacated, girl mutilating
Vindication sits where her curls used to be
The smoking, the squealing, cut throat vixen
Ashes outline where a king used to plea

Buildings will fall
Heaven don’t care
Gods in contortion
Let the eat distortion

Gunshot Duke, Holes in the roof
While pervert princes peel off their faces
Burning and misery, maggots for jewelry
The Mad Queen, black as the Aces
The drowning, the filth, spasms and Death
Diamond studded fists demand more, more more!
Demotic, convulsing, the choir rejoicing
not going to hell..we’re bringing it here

All things shiny, court frenzy
Severely pathological, blood orgy

Buildings will fall
Heaven don’t care
Gods in contortion
Let the eat distortion

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Hyperlust
Found a bullet name scratched in
Walking bag of meat fake opinion
Switched on market hype
Over-run with parasites
Terrified to be boxed
Fixated on fear of emptiness
Dead cynic no remains
Splatter the walls with unremarkable grey

Carcass does what it’s told
(horror, burn, bought, sold)
Never questions what it’s seen

This is what you need
Addiction, overpowers greed
This thirst is a must
Drugged up on Hyperlust

Dead suspended Robot dream
Just fodder for Machines
Concrete poured in your gut
Vermin slave open shut
Push paper in the dark
Fail-safe system for the caste
Final words before you die
“What the fuck did you do with your life?”

Shit kicker obeys every word
(cheat, murder, steal, decay)
Discovered by a spade

This is what you need
Addiction, overpowers greed
This thirst is a must
Drugged up on Hyperlust

She worked tirelessly
Maybe to appease her mother
Thinking it would atone
For all her personal failings
Slave away until you’re free
Hide you shattered soul from others
In this almighty
First world prison

This is what you need
Addiction, overpowers greed
This thirst is a must
Drugged up on Hyperlust

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: Princess Chaos
I don’t know you, and I don’t really care
Fixate on you, perfection, ideal
I’m so sorry, this is my guarantee
This will happen, worse and repeatedly
Sport for crows, patronize you for your own protection
Narrow minded, red neck breeding program
Drown in her milk, waiting to be replaced
Years made vapor, lost and blown away

Fear of the dark
My mouth is full of ruin, I breathe it into you
Princess Chaos
I’ll set the world on fire, I’m gunna start with you

(One) spoilt child, attention seeking missile
(More) abuse, amends and back again
(Black) see life, through the eyes of psycho
(Heart) I know where you live
Casting darkness, deep inside your mind
Screaming razors, resonating down your spine
Wearing you down, I’ll haunt you where you sleep
Venerable, I make the guilt sting

Fear of the dark
I bathe the world in spite, it keeps you in your place
Growing nervous
Abused humiliated, naked and ashamed
I will find you
My mouth is full of ruin, I breathe it into you
Princess Chaos
I’ll set the world on fire, I’m gunna start with you

One more breath for my last black heart

Fear of the dark
I bathe the world in spite, it keeps you in your place
Growing nervous
Abused humiliated, naked and ashamed
I will find you
My mouth is full of ruin, I breathe it into you
Princess Chaos
I’ll set the world on fire, I’m gunna start with you

One more breath for my last black heart
I will not circum to fear
i won’t be intimidated

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.
Track Name: As It Is In Heaven
* Spoken dialogue censored *

Pearls look best when soiled in cream and mud
Pretty things are there to be abused
Look their best when skinned and flayed alive
All those perfect perfect teeth removed

You said..
A hole, that’s what you is
You said..
a figment of your expectations

What is heaven without the Sabbath (I say)

Oh my children can’t sleep through the night
Bodies burnt, hair is singed, kissing flame
Healing hands sweat and oil never mix
The host and I sleep deprived and deranged

* Spoken dialogue censored *

You said..
don’t blame him for all the slaughter he brings
(through our inactivity)
You said..
It’s not his fault, even Jesus needs to sleep

What is heaven without the Sabbath (I say)
On Earth as it is in Heaven

* Spoken dialogue censored *

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Music and Lyrics by Zoog Von Rock 2009.