Prolific darkwave artist, Curse Mackey (Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) has unleashed his highly-anticipated new full-length album, Immoral Emporium; the follow-up to his 2019 industrial masterpiece, Instant Exorcism. Curse will also embark on a North American tour as a special guest for darkwave legends, Clan of Xymox.
Immoral Emporium is an intense, dark electronic music experience. Curse emphasizes, “This is a NEW album for modern times, in the here and now.”
True to his word, Immoral Emporium pushes the boundaries of genre with a vast dynamic range, from a tortured whisper to a triumphant howl. The first single, “Lacerations” is a dancefloor stomper with hypnotic vocals, a hard-hitting chorus with wailing synths and bin-shaking beats.
The album moves into poppy, upbeat club territory with the earworm “Dead Fingers Talk“. The buildups are big, such as in “Omens and Monuments”, with monstrous synths that bring Immoral Emporium to a goosebump-inducing, cathartic end leaving the listener looking forward to the future.
Curse says, “Immoral Emporium was created under very remote, unusual, stressful conditions. This record is a dangerous listen. By the time it reaches the last song, I, as the protagonist, am essentially already dead. However, my last words are meant to give hope to the listener, my friends around the world…that you can live to fight another day, knowing you don’t have to give in to the fear, pain, and worry. These things will pass and you are not alone.“
Immoral Emporium is available NOW on limited edition vinyl LP, CD and all digital platforms.
Immoral Emporium was produced by Curse Mackey and long-time collaborator Chase Dobson (Neon Cities, Tycho, Rufus Du Sol), who also co-produced Instant Exorcism. Collaborators also include synth wizard Justin McGrath (Nine Inch Nails, Kanga, The Black Queen), and MVTANT, an exciting new industrial act from Curse’s birthplace; San Antonio, Texas. The album was mastered by Ken Marshall at HiWatt Labs, (Skinny Puppy, Riki, Front Line Assembly)
Curse Mackey is a prolific industrial -darkwave music performer and visual artist, a prominent member of industrial supergroup Pigface and previously My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult, and founder of the notorious industrial-punk act Evil Mothers, who began his career DJing and producing underground events as a teen ager in San Antonio & Austin, Texas.
Curse Mackey’s modern darkwave, electronic act will appeal to fans of contemporary artists such as Bootblacks, Actors, Youth Code, Boy Harsher, and label mates Twin Tribes, while fans of the famed Wax Trax Records roster, Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Clan of Xymox and the like will also find a lot to love here.