MARK STEWART has a brand new video which he's premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Rage Of Angels' finds the POP GROUP founder collaborating with Belgian EBM pioneers FRONT 242. It's taken from Stewart's new album VS on which he collaborates with groups and artists "who originated, propagated and/or currently upholds the incendiary aesthetic, cultural and socio-political intentions" of the punk era.
The album also sees Stewart hooking up with the members of Cabaret Voltaire, San Francisco radical activists Consolidated, Finnish electronicists Pan Sonic, and San Pedro econo-punks Minutemen along with the late Lee Perry, On-U Sound maven Adrian Sherwood and Japanese experimentalist KK Null.
“Inertia is essential to the survival of evil," says Stewart of the track. "Starve it, and it will cease to succeed in its subjugation of the soul. Seek out instead, the sanguine saviour of self and combat the corruption of kindness – which is rife. We can’t afford to take another duvet day under the weight of these things. We need to allow our filigreed finials to fall, and with them the dividing drapery of doom, revealing in their place the new dawn that’s rising in the windows of our world. So, what are you waiting for? Let the lords of the dance and our chorus of raging angels lead you to a life worth living. Don’t dissolve, get involved.”
Released through Emergency Hearts on 8 April, VS is available to pre-order here.
Pic by Chiara Meatelli & Dominic Lee