project .44 with Apocalypse Theatre a...

project .44 with Apocalypse Theatre and DJs Nightmare and Daydream (Concert)

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#1 Nov 6, 2010
A Chicago-based Industrial/Metal Music group that includes members from two classic Industrial bands brings its powerhouse sound to Indianapolis for a concert at The Melody Inn on Thursday, Dec. 16.

project .44 is an Industrial Music supergroup, featuring Charles Levi, bassist for My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, and former Ministry guitarist Louis Svitek, who plays on project .44's recorded material but does not tour. Rounding out the touring line-up is Chri5 Harri5-vocals, programming and guitars; MeTaL-percussion, vocals; Kenny Symptom, drums; and Joel Fate-guitar.

project .44 is signed to the Chicago-based Invisible Records label, home of Pigface, Chemlab and Sheep on Drugs. project .44 has released two albums of Industrial Metal music, 1999's Look Me In The Eye and 2005's The System Doesn't Work. The band has released two videos, "Warpath" and "I".

The Indianapolis stop on the "Revolution Campaign 2010/11" tour is only the second show on the tour. Opening for project .44 are Apocalypse Theatre (AKA Apox), a Minneapolis-based outfit that describes themselves as a Punk/Industrial/Gothic/Death Rock/Metal/Experimental hybrid.

project .44's tour precedes an as-yet-unreleased third album titled Thee Revolution. Lead singer Harri5 said the album's release date is pending, but anticipates a tour edition of the album will be available at the show, with at least a sampling of the songs.

Harri5 said recording for the new album began in 2007 in Madison, Wis., with the band also recording in Chicago at Svitek's studio. Although it has been several years since the band's last album, he describes project .44 as "always writing," with some material having been written over the last several years, dating as far back as 2001, while other songs are more recent.

Describing the new songs, Harri5 commented that project .44 has "remained true to keeping alive the sound of 'Chicago-style Industrial' from the late 80's/early 90's, all while taking modern twists to inject a sprig of freshness here and there."

He explained that the last album, The System Doesn't Work, "was an explanation of what was wrong with the political and forced social systems that we have to live with. Thee Revolution adds to that with a call to action and vivisection of the elite two-titled yet mono/political system."

As for what fans can expect when they come to see project .44 live, Harri5 said the show will draw songs from all three albums, and a cover song or two each night.

One of the more unusual elements of project .44's stage show is the presence of MeTaL, a percussionist who bangs rhythmically on various pieces of metal -- hearkening back to the burgeoning days of Industrial Music 30 years ago, when pioneers such as Einsturzende Neubauten made use of custom-built instruments, predominantly made out of scrap metal and building tools, in addition to standard musical instruments.

"Visually, it's a lot of noise, percussion and maniacs attacking everything in site," Harri5 said, adding, "We love Indianapolis and the Melody Inn. Just look above the stage -- a battle-scarred garbage can is suspended there,(which was taken) from a show we did there on a tour in 2007."

In keeping with the spirit of the show, Indianapolis DJs Nightmare (Brian Harris) and Daydream (Stephanie Williamson) will spin mostly classic Industrial, Industrial-Metal/Industrial-Ro ck, EBM and other Electronic music, "along with more recent artists/songs that closely follow the path laid down by the classic artists," Harris said, adding the evening will include a healthy dose of songs and artists from Chicago's classic Wax Trax! Records label.
They will DJ before the show, between acts, and after the show.

The Melody Inn is located at 3826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis. The Project .44 show is $7 at the door, and is a 21+ event. DJs Nightmare and Daydream will kick off the evening at 8 p.m.
Victor D Phillips

Ingalls, IN

#2 Nov 6, 2010
Couldnt you give us more info ?

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