Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2019)—Craft Recordings is excited to announce a vinyl reissue of When Love Met Destruction, the second EP from gothic metalcore band Motionless In White. Due out September 20th, this reissue will mark the first availability of the fan-favorite on vinyl. The six-song EP, originally released in 2009, includes the band’s provocative first single, “Ghost in the Mirror.”
Originally from Scranton, PA, Motionless In White formed in 2005 when the band members were still in high school. Influenced by the likes of Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Slipknot and Rob Zombie, the young group soon gained a following for their moody blend of driving metal, goth, and industrial music, as well as their striking aesthetic. Following the release of their 2007 debut EP, The Whorror, and a successful run on the Warped Tour, the band went back into the studio to work on new material.
When Love Met Destruction was initially recorded as an 11-track full-length album, with a very limited release of 1000 copies. In 2008, the band signed with Fearless Records and re-recorded six of their strongest songs, reissuing When Love Met Destruction as an EP early the following year. Several of the other tracks off the original full-length would eventually evolve into songs on the band’s debut album, 2010’s Creatures (“Bananamontana” would become “City Lights,” for example, while the chorus of the title track, “When Love Met Destruction,” would become the chorus of “Creatures”). Upon its release, Pure Grain Audiopraised the EP as proving the band’s “range and maturity,” adding that single “Ghost in the Mirror” “Display[ed] the band’s newfound depth,” while Mind Equals Blown simplycalled the EP “Brilliant.”
Declared to be “America’s premier industri-metal goth-core outfit” by Alternative Press, Motionless In White has released five full-length albums, including 2014’s Reincarnate, which, to-date, has been their best-selling title, debuting at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200, and No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart.
With a current lineup of frontman Chris “Motionless” Cerulli, Ryan Sitkowski (lead guitar), Ricky “Horror” Olson (rhythm guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums) and bassist Justin Morrow, Motionless In White are currently on a US tour through the summer, and heading to Europe this fall, in support of their new album, Disguise.
A1. To Keep From Getting Burned
A2. Ghost in the Mirror
A3. Destroying Everything
B1. Whatever You Do… Don’t Push the Red Button
B2. Billy in 4C Never Saw it Coming
B3. The Seventh Circle
Click here to pre-order When Love Met Destruction on vinyl.