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Pigface Mainman Facing The Public


07/07/2009
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(PR) Detroit-based label Full Effect Records recently signed Martin Atkins' legendary Industrial supergroup PIGFACE and released the album 6 on June 16th. Pigface members have included a virtual who's-who of Industrial dance music. Past contributors include Trent Reznor (NIN), Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat), and an ever-rotating cast of notable artists.

The band's unique approach to collaboration creates of sense of mystery. It's hard to predict the direction of the band's new music, let alone who will be performing at their live shows. Our live shows get kind of crazy," Atkins says. "Often with 12 or more performers on the stage at one time." The new Pigface album, entitled 6, was released June 16th and already cracked the CMJ Top 200 Adds and the Top 5 RPM Adds!

Along with the release of his new album, Martin Atkins of Pigface will be travelling around the U.S. djing, displaying his artwork and hosting a series of R3 sessions. Revolution 3 is Martin's answer to the bueracracy [sic] and slow adaptation of traditional academia--It's fast-paced, the curriculum is constantly changing and learning is done almost entirely through hands-on experience.

Atkins has much to say about the new album, which was seven years in the making. "This process began before the last tour, way before it. Some tracks came together at the very end of the tour. Upon return, we all went immediately in the studio to see what we had (even Hanin Elais was there). Later, Chris Connelly came in to do vocals on "Electric Knives Club." Everything was going along very well (for a Pigface album) then I decided to go to China.... In many ways my China Dub Soundsystem album was Pigface 5.5. When I got back in late 2006, I started editing 16 Days in China which just won the Best Feature Length Documentary Award at CIMM 2009. Before I went back to China in 2008, the guys from Zeromancer had dramatically re-worked "Mercenary." I took that hard drive into a huge, beautiful SSL studio (A String) in Beijing and mixed it there. So, yeah....this album has been a long time coming."

Friday, July 10th - Baltimore, MD - The Metro Gallery
Showcase of Martin Atkin's artwork: Doors at 7pm, Open 8-11pm

Saturday, July 11th - Blatimore, MD - Orpheus
PIGFACE CD Release Party, DJ Set from Martin: 11pm-12am

Saturday, July 18th - Chicago, IL - Creattive Entrepreneurship in Education and Cultural Life
Panel discussion: 9am-10am

Tuesday, July 21st - New York City, NY
New Music Seminar

Friday, July 24th, Saturday, July 25th - Tulsa, OK
DFest, Panels and presentations

Tuesday, August 18th - San Francisco, CA - Pyramid
Smart Seminar with Q&A: 10am-1pm

Saturday, September 5th - Philadelphia, PA
School of Rock, Guest Lecture

Friday, October 9th-Sunday, October 11th - Philadelphia, PA
School of Rock, Guest Performances



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