Industrial pioneers Current 93 are to premiere a new album, book and live show on the same day.

C93 is essentially the extended project of David Tibet – one of the most idiosyncratic figures to emerge from the 1980s industrial scene. Having played with Psychic TV and 23 Skidoo, Tibet struck out properly with a series of austere, punishingly dark releases, most notably 1984’s astonishing Dogs Blood Rising. Subsequent releases – and there have been many – took their cues from English folk and devotional music, with an emphasis on acid-fuelled mysticism and a burning occult streak. These days, Tibet’s something of a grandee, having worked with Björk, Nick Cave, Will Oldham and Anthony Hegarty.

Current 93 have a new album on the boil, their first in almost two years. Details regarding I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell are currently scarce, but we know that the album will arrive on February 8 2014. The record’s release will be marked by a rare UK show at London’s Union Chapel, where the band will perform the album in full. A book of Tibet’s lyrics, Sing Omega, will also see publication on the same day.

Head here for tickets to the show. In the interim, we’d sturdily recommend David Tibet’s thoroughly unconventional 2011 FACT Mix.



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