MIRAKLER - HOW I BECAME THE DEVIL LP REP 163
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mirakler's debut full-length, How I Became the Devil, will be released June 23rd on Reptilian Records
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Harsh, grimy tones. Sweet, steamrolling riffs. Vocals exuding pure pain. Over the course of 17 tracks, Mirakler spits out a sound that lands in a dark crack between Unsane, Today Is The Day, and Nirvana. The exuberance of Mirakler's twisted, metallic noise rock is intensified by the volatility of frontman Daniel Gene's voice as it ricochets between wounded pleas and full-bore screams, calling to mind the emotional storms of the great Steve Austin.
New Noise Magazine reports: "With a touch of grunge, metal, and sludge, this group’s approach to noise manages to maintain a sense of melody."
Mirakler frontman Daniel Gene states: "I like the feeling of danger in music. I’ve always strived to recreate the feeling I had as a child when I first heard Public Enemy’s 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.' I realize I heard that through the naive ears of a 9-year-old, but it struck me. I had no clue what I was actually listening to. Not going to pretend like I did. But that sound did something to me. And that was the initial attraction. I was drawn to that immediacy: that danger."
"The theme of 'How I Became the Devil' is communication and, typically, the breakdown in its absence," states Gene. "Basically, how our inability to properly communicate builds up layer upon layer of scar tissue comprised of different fears."
How I Became the Devil was recorded and mixed by Scot Moriarty at Backroom Studios, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
The band hits the road for a Northeast tour in July, including dates with Cherubs, and will play the venerable No Coast Fest in Texas in October.
1) The Good Thief
2) Ecstatic Fields of Love and Grace
4) I Am Violence
5) The Bad Thief
6) Instant Drugs
7) This Is Brit Pop
8) Wet Ground Brings Rain
9) The Fireworks and the Stars
11) How Many More Will Die
12) Exodus (A Continuous Mutation)
13) My Battery Is Low and It's Getting Dark
14) Christ B.C.
15) The Hill
Daniel Gene - guitar, vocals
Will Novalis - bass
Matt Langille - drums
John Kerr - drums on the album
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