Apocrypha

by SIRUS

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trinity_in_matrix A terrific eclectic blend of Apocalyptic, Dubstep, Drum n’ bass, Industrial , EBM and who knows what other genre… Some sounds remind me of Prodigy, Skrillex and Dead Can Dance and yet this music is original and different from any other band I’ve heard so far. My favourite ones are Symphony of Revenge and Basilisk since they have all I need: post-apocalyptic sounds and cyberpunk influences. Well done! All these genres combined together are a pleasure for the ear.
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analogworm1187 I am not a robot! :) Favorite track: Exotic Code.
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liam A very cool blending of styles, I haven't heard anything quite like this before. Some interesting melodic and rhythmic stuff going on here. Favorite track: The Book Of Gates.
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JR Apocrypha is revolutionary in electronic and hardcore music. Josh has been and continues to make genius level art. So excited to participate in this even at a purchaser level. Talked with Josh for a good half-hour in Elgin, IL, a far nothing suburb of Chicago. Guy is so down to earth yet forward thinking. He is truly an inspiration. Sirus continues to integrate modern digital intensity with a primal human angst and puts out pure beauty. This is THE name to watch for pure talent. Favorite track: Decode And Devour.
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Enter Cairo 01:24
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Singularity 06:16
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Exotic Code 05:45
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Deep State 04:54
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Basilisk 06:16
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Nerve Agent 05:01
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Tahrir 07:29

about

For fans of Australian cyberpunk act SIRUS, a sense of anticipation has steadily been building since the arrival earlier this year of the stunning single and music video “Singularity”.

Finally, almost 3 years in the making, we can officially confirm the release date of the epic third album for DWA “Apocrypha” as being October 26 – accompanying the Melbourne-based four-piece’s first foray into touring in Europe this fall…

With “Apocrypha”, SIRUS announce an entirely new chapter in the evolution of their lyrical content – self-described as “a high-concept science fiction album” - while of course coming hard-wired to a hybrid of some of the most formidable sounds in contemporary electronic music, harnessing disparate elements from djent to dubstep into an industrial-strength fusion.

While both the debut album for DWA “Broken Hearts, Corporate Minds” and 2015 follow-up “Satellite Empire” could be called overtly political critiques on dystopian themes, for “Apocrypha” singer/songwriter Josh Rombout has embarked instead on the creation of his own mythos, combining concepts such as transhumanism with the legends of ancient Egypt – as referenced visually by the album artwork.

“Apocrypha” offers a soundscape of sweeping expanse, encompassing near-ambient through to progressive metal and everything in between. Topped throughout with the trademark twin vocals of Rombout himself and Keeva – darkness and light, bitter and sweet – on “Deep State” SIRUS even assimilate rap with guest vocals from John Stancil of SERAPHIM SYSTEM. The punchy electronics are augmented by top-notch audio mastering from none other than Kolja Trelle – currently making a massive comeback with his own project SOMAN…

Such a landmark recording was always liable to be made available in the kind of superlative collector’s edition packaging it surely deserved – and indeed the CD first edition of “Apocrypha” comes in a lush hardcover digibook format, with integral 20-page lyric/photo/storybook bound in.

And if that were not yet sufficient enough reason to have you already reaching for your wallets while simultaneously salivating, the first 200 copies of this sumptuous digibook come complete with a second CD “Live From Laser Highway” – recorded at Melbourne’s cult synthwave club last month in front of a crowd so packed the staff had to remove seating to fit everyone in. This ultra-limited bonus disc contains an hour-long continuous mix of SIRUS’ most club-friendly tracks, culled from the full range of their now burgeoning back-catalogue - and will never be re-pressed!

Pre-order for “Apocrypha” is available NOW and includes an immediate free download of one of the brand new tracks from the album..!

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released October 26, 2018

Written, performed and engineered by Josh Rombout

Additional vocals performed by Keeva: "Singularity", "Symphony Of Revenge", "Basilisk", "The Book Of Gates", "Tahrir" + resampling and additional content

Additional vocals on "Deep State" written and performed by John Stancil of SERAPHIM SYSTEM

Mastered by Koltron Music Production

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