With the likes of Youth Code, 3TEETH, HIDE, Boy Harsher and others leading the way, industrial music is back in a big way. Enter Los Angeles industrial-rock upstarts CONTRACULT Collective, comprised of members Svart and Culprit. The insurgent duo just announced their signing to rock and metal stronghold Roadrunner Records, and they’ve rung in the big news with two abrasive singles, the original cut “Hogtied” and a mechanized take on Hole’s 1993 alt-rock classic “Violet.” The latter cover arrives with a gritty performance video (watch below) capturing the group — who clearly take major influence from genre trailblazers such as Nine Inch Nails (circa the early Nineties), Ministry, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and their Wax Trax! ilk — in action. Co-produced by the band and Josh Schroeder, both tracks are available now via all digital streaming platforms.
“We’ve worked harder than we ever have in our lives with Roadrunner on this to create the band we needed to exist,” CONTRACULT Collective commented in a joint statement. “This is for the true freaks.”
On Saturday, February 1st, CONTRACULT Collective are set to make their live debut at The Echo in the duo’s hometown of L.A., playing in support of blackened synthwave leaders and likeminded artists Gost. Tickets are on sale now with additional live dates to be announced in the coming weeks. More music — specifically, a larger body of work — is expected later this year, as well.