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Praxis New Album Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness(Feat. Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton and More!)February 8th (Stream ‘Furies’ Ft. Iggy Pop

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Praxis to Release New Album February 8th

on M.O.D. Technologies

Bill Laswell (Bass)+ Buckethead (Guitar)+ Brain (Drums)

Guests Include Iggy Pop, Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, Bernie Worrell,

DJ Disk and More!

listen  “Furies” (Feat. Iggy Pop)

  Furies (feat. Iggy Pop) by MethodofDefiance

On February 8th, the eclectic, experimental hard rock project Praxis will release the latest creation, a bone-crunching new album titled Profanation: Preparation for a Coming Darkness.  The new album finds the trio once again collaborating with various musicians, this time with the spotlight clearly on lead vocalists.  Among them are Iggy Pop, System Of A Downs Serj Tankian, Mike Patton, RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, Doctor Israel, Wu-Tang protégé Killah Priest and Jamaica-born toaster Hawk

The US release of Profanation comes with two live bonus tracks not included in the rare, Japan-only import.  The album is also one of the last recordings to feature the gothic futurist RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, an incredibly multi-talented visual artist, hip hop icon, performance artist, and one of the most unique humans to patrol this planet.

Click HERE to listen to the new track “Furies” (Feat. Iggy Pop) for a taste
Since 1992, the core members of Praxis – Buckethead (guitars), Bill Laswell (bass), and Brain (drums) – has churned out an eclectic series of albums rooted in aggressive avant-rock improv with slabs of hip-hop, psychedelic, funk thrown in.  On top of that, a constantly morphing army of innovators including John Zorn, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Yamantaka Eye(Boredoms), Grandmixer DXT, and scores more have contributed to past Praxis live and studio projects – each one a unique musical experiment. 

This record features what Laswell and M.O.D. Technologies describe as the sequence of doom…

RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ starts it off with a digital metal notice of things to come.  He steps aside (for a few tracks) for Hawk to voice his opinion.  Dr Israel enters the hardcore fray with advice for the weary.  The leader Iggy offers a more mythical based solution.  Killah Priest, as always, looks to the distance stars for answers.  The mighty Serj Tanikan gives advice for the weak.  Mike Patton jumps to attention with a vocal assault to the brain.  The return of RAMM and the book of revelations follows.  Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins) makes small pieces of big rocks.  RAMM:ΣLL appears again, but a new style.  The project goes back to space courtesy of Yoshihide Otomo (Ground Zero) and wrapped up at the end of times Buckethead style. This completes your journey started 48 minutes ago.

Method of Defiance Play Rare NYC Show; Release MP3 of “One World”

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Method of Defiance To Play New York’s 
Santos Party House, November 6th

More on Method of Defiance HERE +Free Download “One World”

Bill Laswell’s MOD Technologies to Release Albums by Method of Defiance-Jahbulon+Incunabula and Gigi-Mesgana Ethiopia +stream

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M.O.D. Technologies To Release Albums

by Method of Defiance

& Gigi in October

 
M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES created by the principle members of Method Of Defiance. This label is a modern evolution of the original AXIOM label – for the purpose of destroying, discerning musical  genres, trends, approved or unapproved formats, false ideas and other unnecessary borders. All releases are the direct manifestations of Bill Laswell and other key members of the collective. The label is formed for the advancement of art and communication, in all forms of the creative process.

Method of Defiance Features All-Star Crew of:

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Dr. Israel, Hawk, DJ Krush, Toshinori Kondo and Guy Licata.
 
Click HERE to Stream the Song “One World” or below


 
Grammy-winning electric bassist, producer, and re-mixer Bill Laswell has worked with many of music’s biggest names on the planet, including Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson,  George ClintonBrian EnoTony Williams, Mick Jagger, Williams Burroughs, Afrika Bambaataa, Motorhead, John Lydon, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana, Matisyahu, Anthony Braxton, Sting, Zakir Hussein, John Zorn, and hundreds more from the Americas, Africa The Caribbean, Europe, The Middle East, China, and Japan.  Laswell has built a reputation on consistently working with a diverse array of artists, and rejecting the restrictions of genre, tradition, and commerce in favor or taking risks and uniting seemingly disparate voices.  It is with this ethos that he has formed the record label M.O.D. Technologies, which is set to release albums this October by the group Method of Defiance and one of Ethiopia’s most famous contemporary vocalists, Gigi. In addition, the label is planning releases from Dr. Israel, Gnawa Fusion, Afa Negus, and DJ Krush in the near future. 
 
 
Method of Defiance is an all-star cast that consists of the following members:
 
BILL LASWELL (see collaborations above)
BERNIEWORRELL (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads, Keith Richards
DR. ISRAEL (Sublime, The Mad Professor, KillahPriest)
HAWK (TrickyTool, The Roots’ Black Thought)
DJKRUSH (Ronny Jordan, Luna Sea & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
TOSHINORI KONDO (Herbie Hancock, Derek Bailey, Henry Kaiser, Peter Brotzmann)
GUY LICATA (Santigold, Massive Attack, Hercules & Love Affair)

Method of Defiance will release three albums, first the immediately accessible Jahbulon (October 5th): Ten songs featuring vocalists Dr. Israel and Hawk, keyboardist / Funkadelic icon Bernie Worrell, legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, and post modern/futurist drummer, Guy Licata. A cross-generational affair that incorporates elements of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, dub, electronica, rock, roots music and more. The beauty lies within its ability to touch on multiple overlapping cultural reference points.  
 
This will be followed (October 19th) by Incunabula a spontaneous improvisation of musical interaction. The album’s lineup includes Bill Laswell on bass and dub efx, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, Guy Licata on drums, Dr. Israel on dub efx, turntable master DJ Krushand on electric trumpet Japan’s own, sound and fury – Toshinori Kondo with a special appearance by keyboard legend Herbie Hancock.
 
Ending the trilogy in Jan 2011 with the remix project Dub Arcanum Arcandrum a mix of both Jahbulon (the vocal) and Incunabula (the instrumental) by Bill Laswell, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, Dr. Israel, DJ Krush, and others.
 
Stay tuned for more info on Gigi, whose album Mesgana Ethiopia will be released on October 19th.

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