American Gothic Rock supergroup Beauty in Chaos have unleashed their brand new single, “A Kind Cruelty” featuring goth icon Curse Mackey on vocals.
This brooding slice of guitar-driven alternative rock has strong post-punk undertones, structurally evoking traces of both The Cure circa Disintegration era, and The Mission, two legacy acts closely associated with Beauty in Chaos.
This brilliant new track is the second bite off of Beauty in Chaos’ forthcoming full-length album The Storm Before The Calm, to be released on May 22 via LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective.
Recorded at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio, the album was produced by Michael Rozon, Grammy-nominated for his work with Ministry.
This single follows ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’ featuring The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey, the first single released off this album.
“When Michael Rozon and I finished this music track, I was a bit of a loss for who I should approach about singing this one. Two different friends, Mark Thwaite (Peter Murphy/The Mission) and Steven Seibold (Hate Dept.) both suggested Curse Mackey. I didn’t think I knew him, but it turns out our paths had crossed in our ‘other lives’ in the musical instrument world. I thought his voice would be a great fit, and I especially liked his lyrical sense. We hit it off well and I really enjoyed working with him on this song and video, and I do look forward to evolving him in future BIC,” says guitarist Michael Ciravolo.
The accompanying video was filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero, edited by Leslie Gladney, and produced by Industrialism Films.
“This is the ninth video we have done with Vicente Cordero and Industrialism Films. I certainly strive to make each one unique, as with BIC not being a band in the traditional sense, the videos are really our ‘face’. Since it is my goal to make this new album a bit darker than ‘finding beauty in chaos’, I felt ‘a kind cruelty’ really lent itself to going full-on darkwave. I wanted it to be dark yet fun … even with some tired and true symbolisms and attire! It’s a bit tongue n’ cheek … or would that be teeth in skin?” Ciravolo asks.
Watch the video below:
Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. Originally from New Orleans and now based in Los Angeles, he is best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research. He also played guitar in Human Drama for 30 years, in addition to playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.
‘The Storm Before The Calm’ album will be released in late spring 2020 via 33.3 Music