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JULIEN-K Revisit Their Dark Industrial ‘90s Roots on New Single “Harmonic Disruptor” [Video Premiere]

Taking you back to the dark industrial days of Orgy, Ryan Shuck and Julien-K have returned with the lyric video for the riveting title track off their new record, Harmonic Disruptor.



To anyone who is a frequent visitor of this site, or just someone who knows their modern hard rock and metal, you’re bound to know Julien-K, a band that we have featured many times before. Well, Julien-K are back with their brand new record Harmonic Disruptor, singles from which will start dropping today and will be available for purchase/streaming right here. It’s a double shot of luck for you today though, since not only has the title track come out, but we also have the premiere of its lyric video! If you’re curious at all whether this album will be worth your time, all it will take is one listen of this single to get you hyped up to the highest of heights. It’s layered with all of the catchy, electronic hard rock grooves you could possibly want in one song.

Be forewarned, the electronic grooves on “Harmonic Disruptor” are pretty damn infectious:

Commenting on the song (and effectively, the album), its sound, and its style, the collectively band stated, “Harmonic Disruptor takes Julien-K back to its dark industrial ‘90s roots that they found success with in Orgy’s first album, Candyass. It sounds as if NIN Broken era and Ministry smashed into Orgy at its prime. Visceral and pounding, with singer Ryan Shuck showing an entirely different violent take on his usually smooth Gahan-esqe vocal style. Amir Derakh’s signature guitar sound developed in the Orgy days is definitely back for this album.”

You can count Harmonic Disruptor now as the fifth album released by Julien-K after yet another successful crowdfunding effort on Indigogo. Although this is commonly bantered about when a new album is released, there’s no question that Harmonic Disruptor is Julien-K in their finest moment as it sees them return to the heavy industrial rock roots the began over two decades ago when Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh were apart of Orgy. It’s also reminiscent of Julien-K’s 2009 fine debut release Death 2 Analog, an album that illustrated why they were just about to become one of the most influential acts in electronic rock music. Successful tours over the last couple of years with the likes of Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult, and Jonathan Davis served as great tuneups for the recording of Harmonic Disruptor, with a tour opening for The Birthday Massacre to begin in March.

Watch the music video for the band’s 2018 single “Photo Voltaire.”

Upcoming Tour Dates (w/ The Birthday Massacre):

03/27 – Parsippany, NJ @ Dark Side of the Con
03/28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
03/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
03/30 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/31 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Friday
04/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
04/04 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
04/06 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/07 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It
04/08 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
04/10 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
04/11 – Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
04/12 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
04/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom, of the Hill
04/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
04/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
04/18 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
04/21 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
04/22 – Lincoln, NE @ The Royal Grove
04/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
04/25 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
04/26 – Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
04/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
04/30 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
05/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Hall

Take a gander at the single artwork for “Harmonic Disruptor” and get stoked for the full album.