Benjamin Power aka Blanck Mass will be releasing a new album called Animated Violence Mild on August 16th through Sacred Bones. It follows up 2017's World Eater and rounds out a period of personal and worldwide grief. Powers introduces the album in typically stoic mood, saying:

“In this post-industrial, post-enlightenment religion of ourselves, we have manifested a serpent of consumerism which now coils back upon us. It seduces us with our own bait as we betray the better instincts of our nature and the future of our own world. We throw ourselves out of our own garden. We poison ourselves to the edges of an endless sleep.

"I believe that many of us have wilfully allowed our survival instinct to become engulfed by the snake we birthed. Animated — brought to life by humankind. Violent — insurmountable and wild beyond our control. Mild — delicious."

That insidious trail of thought leads delightfully into 'House vs. House', the first track to be shared from Blanck Mass' new LP. Introducing itself with a scratchy scream, the new track soon bursts into curdling life, blasting forth on a tide of furious electronic stabs. However, 'House vs. House' soon evens out into a more uplifting and - dare we say it? - poppy song, especially as there is something of a lead vocal blazing a trail through the cavernous propulsion of the beats. Blanck Mass continues to interrogate the melodies within his concoction, and while the result may not be sunshine and roses, it is nonetheless inspiring, empowering, and makes you feel ready to go kick the shit out of life.

Blanck Mass' new album Animated Violence Mild is out August 16th on Sacred Bones (pre-order).

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