BLAQK AUDIO Premieres Behind-The-Scenes Footage from “Faith Healer”

Electronic duo BLAQK AUDIO recently released their sophomore album BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN, where it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Electronic Album Chart and held its place within the top iTunes Electronic charts for days. Comprised of Davey Havok and Jade Puget of multi-platinum selling rock act AFI, BLAQK AUDIO creates addictive, beat-oriented dance music that highlights the pair’s shared love for classic electronica, pop and modern EDM. The duo premiered the music video for their single “Faith Healer” with MTVU and has now teamed up with MTVU again to release behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot.

The behind-the-scenes footage from the “Faith Healer” music video can be seen here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/behind-the-scenes-of-blaqk-audios-faith-healer-video

Alternative Press Magazine gives BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN a 4 out of 5 rating, and notes that the album showcases the duo’s, “stylistic diversity” and the “lack of trendhopping (read: no dubstep) makes the continued evolution of Blaqk Audio worth following.” Beatport.com News says, “the pair make a completely different brand of electro-infused synth rock” and UnderTheGunReview.net hails the album as, “an exciting experience unparalleled by any electronic act currently active.”

BLAQK AUDIO also put out an exclusive 3-song EP through premier electronic outlet, BEATPORT. The FAITH HEALER REMIX EP includes the single, “Faith Healer,” the Jacob Plant remix of “Faith Healer,” “Down Here” (a b-side that is not featured on BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN) and the stems for both tracks. The EP can be found here: http://www.beatport.com/release/faith-healer-remix-ep/978443

BLAQK AUDIO Premieres Music Video for “Faith Healer”

Electronic duo BLAQK AUDIO released their sophomore album BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN last month, where it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Electronic Album Chart and held its place within the top iTunes Electronic charts for days. Comprised of Davey Havok and Jade Puget of multi-platinum selling rock act AFI, BLAQK AUDIO creates addictive, beat-oriented dance music that highlights the pair’s shared love for classic electronica, pop and modern EDM. With their single “Faith Healer” spinning worldwide, the group has teamed up with MTVU to premiere the steamy music video for the track, directed by Daniel Raschko.

Starting at 6:00 AM EST, the video for “Faith Healer” will be airing every hour at the top of the hour on MTVU, and can be seen on the MTVU website here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/blaqk-audios-smokey-new-clip-for-faith-healer

Alternative Press Magazine gives BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN a 4 out of 5 rating, and notes that the album showcases the duo’s, “stylistic diversity” and the “lack of trendhopping (read: no dubstep) makes the continued evolution of Blaqk Audio worth following.” Beatport.com News says, “the pair make a completely different brand of electro-infused synth rock” and UnderTheGunReview.net hails the album as, “an exciting experience unparalleled by any electronic act currently active.”

BLAQK AUDIO also recently put out an exclusive 3-song EP through premier electronic outlet, BEATPORT. The FAITH HEALER REMIX EP includes the single, “Faith Healer,” the Jacob Plant remix of “Faith Healer,” “Down Here” (a b-side that is not featured on BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN) and the stems for both tracks. The EP can be found here: http://www.beatport.com/release/faith-healer-remix-ep/978443

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION Team Up for Halloween Sale

THE CENTURY FAMILY and the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION have teamed up to launch a Halloween sale. Throughout the entire month of October, thirteen albums under The Century Family’s umbrella will be for sale here. For every album sold, The Century Family will donate $0.50 to the Keep A Breast Foundation to support their cause against breast cancer. Below is the list of albums involved in the sale:

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “TAO Of The Dead”
Arch Enemy – “Khaos Legions”
Blaqk Audio – “Bright Black Heaven”
Fozzy – “Sin And Bones”
In This Moment – “Blood”
Iwrestledabearonce – “Ruining It For Everybody”
Lacuna Coil – “Dark Adrenaline”
Matt Skiba & The Sekrets – “Babylon”
Otherwise – “True Love Never Dies”
Rise To Remain – “City Of Vultures”
Suicide Silence – “Black Crown”
The Agonist – “Prisoners”
Vampires Everywhere! – “Hellbound & Heartless”

In addition to having select albums on sale, The Century Family also has a limited number of t-shirts available via CM Distro. 100% of the proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

For many of the artists participating, they are not only supporting a good cause, but supporting something close to them. The Keep A Breast Foundation has posted videos of those artists talking about their personal experiences with breast cancer or cancer in general.

Blaqk Audio Returns with Bright Black Heaven

The genius of bands like Depeche Mode, New Order, and Kraftwerk are being obsessed over by many current bands today and the influence is clear. Blaqk Audio is a band consisting of the two driving forces of A.F.I., Davey Havok and Jade Puget, who have been toying with their 80’s influences for some time now. Their debut as the duo Blaqk Audio and their freshman effort of CexCells was brilliant in its simplistic and unabashed mimickery of the sound that built the new wave movement. The band’s origin lies in Puget & Havok’s collective penchant for electronic dance music—a taste that,for both musicians, dates to the heyday of the electro-industrial wave: that never-never(again) land of the late 1980s. Bands like Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, and Nitzer Ebb were among the first to colonize the musical territory of Puget’s mind; meanwhile, Havok steeped himself in the soundscapes of The Pet Shop Boys, Devo, and Front 242.

Many A.F.I. fans wondered whether this was just some side project,
“Balancing two bands is a complex task…one shines and the other simmers. Now it’s time for Blaqk Audio to shine,” says frontman Davey Havok. “Jade and I never considered Blaqk Audio to be a side project,” Havok reflects. “As with all our artistic
creations, we care about it deeply.” Havok is dealing in understatement. Puget and Havok care so deeply for Blaqk Audio, in fact, that they forged a record label—Big Death—for the sole purpose of advancing the Blaqk Audio agenda. “Hopefully some of our electrophilic friends will join us on the roster,” Havok
muses, no doubt in earnest. And Havok’s predictions have certainly borne fruit in the past. The relentless work ethic that fueled AFI’s rise to the apex of the modern rock circuit speaks for itself as an
endorsement of Blaqk Audio’s potential. Adjectives like boundless come to mind.

The transition between Blaqk Audio’s freshman debut, CexCells, and their recent offering, Bright Black Heaven, has elicited well-deserved buzz among the tastemakers of the industrial underground. Never reluctant to illuminate their artistic impulses, Puget and Havok provide context for this evolution. “Thematically, Bright Black Heaven is an expansion of CexCells’ hedonistic agenda,” notes Havok, his tongue implanted partially in-cheek. “As a producer, I’m constantly evolving as my skill set changes. So there are some marked changes from CexCells on this album,” Puget continues. “But many of the nuances of Davey and I writing electronic music together will sound familiar.”

As the opening track “Cold War” hits with an atmospheric ambiance of beats that force your feet and hands to move, the listener realizes that this is not just another copy of 80’s vibe. The sound is not only crisp, clear, and well produced, it has a positive vibe that immediately hits between the ears. Sliding into the second tune, “Fade to White”, the tempo quickly increases and the pulse rises. As the LP progresses the layers of electronica build upon one another exponentially to take us on a ride that twists, turns, and bends with songs such as “Faith Healer”, “Deconstructing Gods” and “With Your Arms Around You”. The influences are clear at first, but feel as though they were put in a giant blender, thus producing something with a new texture and feel. Lyrically, Bright Black Heaven is a s good as it gets. It’s enough to get the most cemented wallflower to want to sing, dance, and party the night away with reckless abandon. There are glimpses of A.F.I. that at times break through, like on “Everybody’s Friends” and “Bliss”, not necessarily the guitar driven punk angst, but the structure of the song and the wording of the chorus. These are not bad things, for much of Blaqk Audio’s first listeners were more than likely A.F.I. devotees. Overall Bright Black Heaven is an excellent work that fits very well with CexCells and is a marked progression in the evolution of Blaqk Audio. Travelling along many tempos and tones, the sophomore effort has something for all tastes. It’s a cinematic roller coaster ride on ecstasy with flashbacks of Studio 54, celebrity, cocaine, and underground sex parties. Fans of aforementioned influences, A.F.I., new wave, or electronica will find themselves highly entertained and fascinated by the complex structure and layering within Bright Black Heaven and can only hope Blaqk Audio will come to blacken their day in a city near them soon.

BLAQK AUDIO Premieres “Inside BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN” Video with ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE

Electronic dance duo BLAQK AUDIO has teamed up with ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE to premiere the first of three videos, allowing fans a deeper look into the duo’s forthcoming album, BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN. The group — comprised of Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI – will release their sophomore album, BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN, on September 11.

Check out the “Inside Bright Black Heaven” video here:
http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_inside_blaqk_audios_bright_black_heaven_part_1

In anticipation of the release, a video teaser featuring audio snippets from every song off BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN was released and can be heard here:

A lyric video for the single “Faith Healer” can also be seen here:

and the song is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital retailers. BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN is available for pre-order on iTunes and a number of deluxe edition pre-order bundles are available here: http://www.blaqkaudio.com/presale.

BLAQK AUDIO Premieres “Faith Healer” with ROLLING STONE ONLINE

BLAQK AUDIO has teamed up with ROLLING STONE ONLINE for the premiere of their new single, “Faith Healer.” The eclectic duo – comprised of Davey Havok and Jade Pudget of AFI – creates addictive, beat-oriented, dance music that highlights their shared love for classic electronica and modern EDM. The infectious “Faith Healer” is just a taste of what’s to come from the group’s new album, BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN, due out September 11. The highly anticipated sophomore release is the follow-up to the group’s 2007 debut, Cexcells, that made its debut at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts.

“Faith Healer” can be heard here:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-blaqk-audio-faith-healer-20120813

BLAQK AUDIO recently released a video teaser featuring audio snippets of every song from BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN. The album preview can be heard here http://youtu.be/KsoECZzVvu8 and fans can also visit http://www.blaqkaudio.com to download a free MP3 of “Bliss,” another song from the new album. Pre-orders for BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN are currently available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/bright-black-heaven/id544107756

In support of BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN, BLAQK AUDIO will be doing a short run of West Coast dates in early September. With this being BLAQK AUDIO’s first US tour in nearly five years, it’s no surprise that three of the seven headlining shows have already sold out. A full list of dates is below.


Track List:
01. Cold War
02. Fade To White
03. Faith Healer
04. Deconstructing Gods
05. Everybody’s Friends
06. Let’s Be Honest
07. With Your Arms Around You
08. Bliss
09. Bon Voyeurs
10. The Witness
11. Say Red
12. Ill-Lit Ships

Headlining Tour Dates:
09/06/12 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *SOLD OUT*
09/07/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock – Club Vinyl
09/08/12 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar *SOLD OUT*
09/10/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
09/11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
09/12/12 – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
09/14/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *SOLD OUT*

BLAQK AUDIO Teams Up with BUZZNET to Launch Album Teaser

Electronic dance duo BLAQK AUDIO – featuring Davey Havok and Jade Pudget of AFI – has teamed up with BUZZNET to launch a video teaser for their forthcoming album, BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN. BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN is BLAQK AUDIO’s highly anticipated sophomore release and follow-up to their 2007 debut, CexCells. The new album will be out on September 11 and through twelve infectious songs, showcases the duo’s shared love for classic electronic groups and modern dance music.

The video teaser featuring audio snippets of every song off of BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN can be seen here: http://wevegotyoucovered.buzznet.com/user/journal/17269228/buzznet-exclusive-blaqk-audio-album/

In support of BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN, BLAQK AUDIO will be doing a short run of West Coast dates in early September. With this being BLAQK AUDIO’s first US tour in nearly five years, it’s no surprise that three of the seven headlining shows have already sold out. A full list of dates is below.

Fans can go to http://www.blaqkaudio.com to download a free MP3 of “Bliss,” one of the new songs that is featured on BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN. Pre-orders for BRIGHT BLACK HEAVEN are currently available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/bright-black-heaven/id544107756

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