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Gothic Shock Rockers NEW JACOBIN CLUB Announce July Concert Dates (AB, SK, BC) + New Music Video ‘Angel MMXIV’
The Luminous – cello, The Ruin – bass, Mistress Nagini – backing vocals/keyboard, Rat King – drums, Poison Candi – Vocals/theremin/percussion, The Horde – vocals/guitar
Music Video – ‘Angel MMXIV’ – Watch here.
Exclusive Free Song Downloads at www.newjacobinclubmusic.com
Upcoming Show Dates:
July 10 – Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s
July 11 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
July 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans
July 18 – Victoria, BC @ The Cambie
Canadian gothic shock rockers New Jacobin Club will be performing show dates in Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Victoria this coming July in support of their latest album‘Soldiers of The Mark’ released this past September on Manticore Music Group and available on NewJacobinClub.com/webstore.
“This short tour is going to have a lot of firsts in it again – first time in Victoria, and first time for Mistress Nagini handling the keyboard parts in a more permanent full-time manner. We’re also premiering some new music and theatrical content, ramping up the costume and visuals department quite a bit.” comments The Horde (vocals/guitar).
Their latest music video ‘Angel MMXIV’ from ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ was the directorial debut of vocalist/ thermin player Candi (Candice Grosenick) and can be viewed here.
Outcasts among wise men and fools alike, the New Jacobin Club is a fiendish group of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who have been entertaining and provoking since the mid 1990’s. Combining seedy bohemian stage theatrics with bombastic art rock anthems has given the long lived ensemble a shocking and original edge that has attracted as much heated controversy as it has fiercely loyal fans.
Beginning as a power trio based in the Western Canadian city of Saskatoon, the New Jacobin Club signed to U.S. indie label Transparent Records in 1998 and released “A Lesson in Mortality”. In 2003 “Retake the Throne,” their second full length album, became a minor Canadian college radio hit, creeping on to the national top 100 chart by the year’s end. By 2009, the NJC had become infamous for their provocative live show featuring unsettling freakshow stunts and what would become signature pyro tricks such as “exploding” cymbals and lighting microphone stands on fire. They released the epic gothic rock-opera “This Treason” the following year accompanied with “Inside the Cannibal Circus,” a DVD complete with concept video, live concert and candid documentary style footage. The double disc set was met with even more college radio success and sparked strong opinions from critics in Canada and worldwide.
In 2014, the band returned with their next shocker ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ released on September 2, 2014 is sure to make your ears cringe with its ten tracks of insanity. Along with that release, NJC offered fans a very special and limited edition “Soldiers of the Mark” hardcover coffee-table format lyric book that was a joint effort with Calgary, AB based RunRabbit Entertainment. RunRabbit is notable for their independent short films (“Lilith” premiered at the 2013 Calgary Horrorcon and featured music by the New Jacobin Club prominently in the soundtrack) as well as their dark and provocatively themed photography. The book contains not only the complete lyrics to the album, but an introduction, brief commentary written by band members and entourage, and full album credits. Contributing visual artists include Jess Thamnos (responsible for the iconic and menacing album cover ), Kathryn Trembach (band photographer) and Candice Grosenick (graphic artist behind the band’s concert posters and merchandise).
The group is led by founding father and roaring frontman Xerxes Praetorius Horde (“The Horde” to his allies), singing opposite Poison Candi (theremin, percussion, vocals) and backed by The Luminous (electric cello),The Ruin (bass), The Rat King (drums) and Mistress Nagini (backing vocals, synth) . On stage the band is often joined by a colorful cast of collaborators including performance artists Firecrotch Jones, Raunchy Rabies, Rima the Birdgirl, and drummer/programmer Eclipse.
Described as “Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought” (Exclaim! Canada’s independent music authority), “Energizing and engaging” (PureGrain Audio, USA) and “a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” (BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review, UK), the New Jacobin Club never tire of dancing on genre boundaries with nods to classic goth, 70’s rock, power metal, blues, somber folk and even a hint of danceable industrial funk. The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others. Their signature vocal hooks and riffs have propelled them onto local and national Canadian independent radio charts, several movie soundtracks and even their own cable televised acoustic special.
Soldiers of the Mark – 2014 – Track listing:
- The Mark (4:02)
- Parade of Innocents (4:41)
- Champagne Ivy(4:00)
- Angel MMXIV (2:48)
- A Grey Day to Die (3:53)
- Into the Fire (5:26)
- Garthim (3:58)
- My Smile (2:47)
- Seal of Metatron (3:50)
- Return to Eden (2:46)
Album Length: 38:15
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““Soldiers of the Mark” the latest album from horror rockers New Jacobin Club is in my opinion the group’s strongest release to date, its infectious I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. In short, I love this fucking record.” – Extreme Metal Television
“Their newest album, Soldiers of the Mark, is chock full of complex arrangements that utilize all of these instruments along with a headbanging rhythm section of guitar, bass and drums that often lead in to a chorus of both male and female vocals singing in harmony. Just as your mother always told you, never judge a book by it’s cover. Before you realize it, you’ll be headbanging along as you progress through Soldiers of the Mark. ” – Damnation Mag
“The New Jacobin Club make the cast of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show look like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! For certain, their live shows must be out of this world…Very good album, and one that deserves to be heard far beyond a horror rock niche audience.” – Hellbound
“Note the New Jacobin Club. Matched by three men, the three women bring such unconventional instruments as theremin, cello and keyboards to the usual metal range of drums, bass, and guitars. After the big hammering beat of opener The Mark, signalling the start of a war between the forces of dark and light, what a pleasant surprise to hear a female voice join the full-throated wail of vocalist The Horde – their harmony making Parade of Innocents a standout track.” – Saskatoon Star Phoenix
“Their latest full length, Soldiers Of The Mark, offers up ten forceful tracks of atmospheric, horror infused punk-rock sure to satisfy their audience’s ghoulish desire for hard hitting gothic tunage.” – The Punk Site
“The New Jacobin Club has crafted an purposeful and highly varied adventure sure to make it’s mark in the horror community. As such, Soldiers Of The Mark manages to skirt the redundancy that often results from playing to such a particular and narrow niche. Thanks to a rotating cast of vocalists and a host of sparingly interspersed instruments, the album can be enjoyed from start to finish, and during every eerie moment in between.” – The Punk Site
“The band hits hard and heavy, giving you a kick to the forehead and making you notice them and the great talent that is on display here. This is an album that brings different sounds and genres together to make a glorious racket.” – Altered Frequencies
“Soldiers of The Mark is The New Jacobin Club at a whole new level. The band is still one of gothic rock’s finest protagonists but the band has now set down firm marks in rock ‘n’ roll a whole with rewarding recognition surely set to follow.” – Ring Master Review
“I really loved the blend and the attitude of it so if you like horror punk definitely check this album out!” – The Blood Shed
“this album is actually plenty of fun. Some arrangements remind me of early Prong while others near the metalcore territory of the Avenged Sevenfold variety, especially solos, but every track is surprisingly different and has a catchy melody that leads the song to its very soon conclusion as the songs average about 3 minutes a piece. Every once in a while it’s good to listen to something that stands out from the pack. I’ll be interested in what these guys and a girl come up with on the follow up.’ – Eternal Terror
“Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought.” – Exclaim!
“Energizing and engaging!” – Pure Grain Audio
“a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” – The BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review (UK)
“Worthy of a listen, if only to fuel your desire to see their amazing live show, which may change the way you see music forever.” BC Musician
“…a patchwork of Frankenstein of diverse influences, dueling guitars, enormous synths, pounding drums and bass, and most important, what really sets it apart – incredible musicianship.” – Planet S Mag
“…staright out of the Glenn Danzig (Misfits era) tradition – though much more engaging than Danzig ever was… If you ever wondered what Gwar’s interpretation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show might be like, The New Jacobin Club has your answer.” – Harvest Moon Music
“Romps with a breath that is vibrant and refreshing…wonderfully flamboyant, theatrical and wicked.” – Ring Master Review