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Metal and industrial share a long history of flirtation and sometimes congress. The results lie on a wide spectrum from positive to negative. For the purposes of this article, let's put KMFDM and Ministry at one end, and, um, Ilud Divinum Insanus at the other. Fade Kainer's debut album as Statiqbloom, Blue Moon Blood falls on the positive end of the spectrum. After pulling shifts in Batillus, Tombs, and Jarboe's live band, Kainer's developed an ear for balancing bleak heaviness with a pleasant hypnotic sensibility. Listeners with zero tolerance for dance beats in this context aren't going to find much to love on "Black Walks Eternal", but the spirit of peak era Wax Trax is present and audible, as if it never left.

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Kainer has this to say about the album:

"Blue Moon Blood is the first full-length album from Statiqbloom and was written with an overall reoccurring theme of being haunted both literally and figuratively. The songs were written to coexist with each other as a whole piece of work. Blue Moon Blood is not a "concept album" but rather a complete work. Attention was paid to create a lot of intertwining themes and moods. This is a very personal album with a lot of subliminal double entendres focused on paranormal erotica."

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Blue Moon Blue Blood is out on April 28 via Translation Loss. Pre order it here. Follow Statiqbloom on Facebook.

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