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Cassette and vinyl formats available on band’s website,while digital edition includes bonus tracks Band to perform album in full during October 28th livestream event.Tickets on sale now

Los Angeles, CA—Craft Recordings celebrates the 10th anniversary of Motionless in White’s acclaimed debut album, Creatures with a special reissue—available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, October 9th. The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital releaseincludes three bonus tracks — “Dragula,” “Creatures” (Celldweller Beauty Remix), and “Mallevs Maleficarvm” (Tim Skold Remix).Limited to just 1,000 copies, the cassette of Creatures can be found via the band’s website or at CraftRecordings.com. The LP, meanwhile, comes pressed on yellow, purple, and black-splattered vinyl and is available exclusively on the band’s website. The band also plans to perform Creatures in its entirety during a streaming event on October 28th. Tickets for the livestream are on sale now at miwmerch.com.
Declared to be “America’s premier industri-metal goth-core outfit” by Alternative Press, Motionless In White (MIW) formed in 2005 when the Scranton, PA band members were still in high school. Influenced by Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Slipknot, and Rob Zombie, the young group gained a devoted fan base, thanks to their moody blend of driving metal, goth, and industrial music, as well as their striking aesthetic.
Following their 2007 debut EP, The Whorror, and a successful run on the Warped Tour, MIW caught the ears of Fearless Records. Upon signing, they released a follow-up EP, When Love Met Destruction (2009), and entered the studio with producer Andrew Wade (The Word Alive, A Day to Remember, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!), to record their first full-length.
The result was 2010’s Creatures, which was inspired by — and dedicated to — the band’s ardent fanbase (who call themselves “Creatures”). Ahead of recording, MIW encouraged their fans to send in lyrics — many of which were collectively included in the title track. The album also included the participation of fellow artists, including Nick Brooks of It Dies Today, who contributed vocals to the single “Abigail,” as well as Andre Bravo of In Alcatraz 1962, who sang on “Cobwebs.” Other highlights included “Immaculate Misconception” (the video included a cameo by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) and single “Puppets (The First Snow).”
Upon its release, Creatures debuted at No.6 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and peaked in the Hard Rock Albums’ Top 20. It also received a warm reception from the critics. AllMusic praised the band’s use of synthesizers “to create a dark and uneasy atmosphere. This blend of the frightening and the familiar gives Creatures not only the ability to draw fans in with something they’ll immediately click with but which will keep them coming back for another helping.” The UK’s Rock Sound declared, “It’s good to see an of-the-moment band taking things seriously,” adding that MIW “push past the boundaries of screamo into more metallic territories, their intermittently screamed and harmonized vocals, epic choruses, and brutal breakdowns keep them firmly in touch with their roots.”
Since then, MIW has released four more full-lengths, including their best-selling 2014 LP, Reincarnate, which debuted at No.9 on the Billboard Top 200, and No.1 on the Rock Albums chart. The band, which currently consists of frontman Chris “Motionless” Cerulli, Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Ricky “Horror” Olson (rhythm guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums), and bassist Justin Morrow, released their fifth studio album, Disguise, in 2019, and followed with a rigorous headlining tour. Most recently, they shared a well-received cover of The Killers’ “Somebody Told Me” to streaming platforms, while this spring, the band confirmed that they are working on new material.
“After 10 years of our monumental record “Creatures,” we are pleased to celebrate this October with a limited reissue vinyl featuring a completely revamped artwork, our first ever throwback cassette tape pressing of an album, a digital deluxe edition, and most excitingly…our first-ever performance of a record in entirety in which we will be performing the Creatures album as a stream on the 28th of the month,” says vocalist Chris Motionless. “After 10 years, we are so grateful that our fans hold this record as close to their hearts as we do and cannot thank them enough for helping us reach our first 10-year anniversary of an album. Here’s to 10 more!”
Click here to pre-order Creatures
Creatures tracklist (vinyl/cassette):


Side A:

1. Immaculate Misconception

2. We Only Come Out At Night

3. London In Terror

4. Abigail (featuring Nick Brooks)

5. Creatures

6. Cobwebs (featuring Andre Bravo)


Side B:

1. .Com Pt. II

2. Count Choculitis

3. City Lights

4. Puppets (The First Snow)

5. Undead Ahead6. Scissorhands (The Last Snow)


Creatures tracklist (digital):


1. Immaculate Misconception

2. We Only Come Out At Night

3. London In Terror

4. Abigail (featuring Nick Brooks)

5. Creatures

6. Cobwebs (featuring Andre Bravo)

7. .Com Pt. II

8. Count Choculitis

9. City Lights

10. Puppets (The First Snow)

11. Undead Ahead

12. Scissorhands (The Last Snow)

13. Dragula*

14. Creatures (Celldweller Beauty Remix)*

15. Mallevs Maleficarvm (Tim Skold Remix)*
*bonus tracks

About Fearless Records:

Fearless Records has been one of the world’s leading independent rock labels for most of its nearly three decades existence. The label initially became known for launching the careers of respected acts such as At The Drive-In, Portugal. The Man, The Aquabats, Sugarcult, and Motionless in White. Fearless also achieved breakout success with the Plain White T’s, whose worldwide hit “Hey There Delilah” has been RIAA-certified six times Platinum. The label also took electro-rock act Breathe Carolina from developing band to Platinum status with their Top 40 single “Blackout.” Fearless has since built a global following of dedicated music fans by developing a roster of some of the genre’s most respected and successful acts, and in May 2018, officially took on legacy lock label Razor & Tie as an imprint. Current artists include RIAA-certified Gold artists Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, Starset, All That Remains and The Pretty Reckless, along with two-time GRAMMY®-nominated acts Underoath and August Burns Red. Up-and-coming artists include I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, Set It Off, ICE NINE KILLS, Wage War, Movements, The Plot In You, Grayscale and many more. The label is widely known for creating the popular “Punk Goes” albums, an alternative compilation series that has sold over 1 million albums and 6 million singles. The series has featured such notable acts as All Time Low, A Day to Remember, Rise Against, The All-American Rejects, Thrice and Taking Back Sunday. Fearless Records is a part of Concord Music.
About Craft Recordings:Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord, Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord Recorded Music.

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Motionless in White celebrate 10th anniv. of debut album w/ special reissue

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.
Track Listing:
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.

Craft Recordings to reissue Motionless In White’s ‘When Love Met Destruction’ on vinyl

Motionless-in-White-motionless-in-white-37815829-500-281On this date in history, 8/14/2015, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White combined to play an impressive show at Deer Creek. I had seen each of these bands at least twice, but the teaming up of 4 such diverse bands made for a really enjoyable time.  Motionless In White kicked off the show with youthful energy and the charismatic presence of Chris Motionless, a less menacing version of the goth icon, Marilyn Manson. Whether one labels them metalcore, goth metal, or whatever other metal subgenre one wants to use, Motionless In White write great songs that translate well in big outdoor shows.

 

imagesBullet For My Valentine played the best show I have ever seen them play, doubtless spurred on by what preceded them and mindful of the titans that would follow. They had just released Venom, their 5th album, and it seemed they were fired up to make it successful.

Lamb Of God also had recently released a new album, VII: Sturm und Drang, the latest in a long line of crushing collections of brilliantly constructed mosh inducing mayhem.

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Indeed, as someone who was up in the lawn area, the pits were quite volatile and ferocious, a perfect accompaniment to the precision attack of the Richmond, Virginia maestros.

Few bands could follow Lamb Of God on a good night, but Slipknot are one of them, and follow they did, playing probably the most impressive set I’ve yet to see them play.

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Everything was louder, brighter, simply MORE…a 9 ring circus from Hell…the Iowa based madmen bring the spectacle and I’m quite sure they have done for young metal fans what Kiss did for me in my formative years, which is to say they act as a gateway to so much discovery. One just has to peek behind that door and walk in to a world of music and entertainment.

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

On This Date in History

“River of Fire (New Song)” In This Moment@Electric Factory Philadelphia 4/18/17

Catch In This Moment & Motionless In White this summer on tour, you’ll be happy to know that the band will likely be premiering some new music during that outing! During a show in Philly, In This Moment played a new song “River Of Fire,” which seems to take on a very classic rock vibe with its slower tempos and soaring vocals.

 

IN THIS MOMENT Evokes Classic Rock With “River Of Fire”