VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA is an unique project comprised of dark techno prodigy Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir), Japanese experimental black metal collective Vampillia and noise master Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans). Their ten-tracks debut album „Catastrophic Anonymous” features vocal contributions from Attila Csihar (Sunn o))), Mayhem) and Chip King (The Body).
VMO’s overall sound is a multi-headed beast that can’t be pitched in a single line. „Catastrophic Anonymous” roots are indubitably those of a harsh record, with expansive black metal guitars powered by Extreme Precautions-style glitchy textures & brain-melting drum machine work as well as Pete Swanson’s noisy soundscapes. Then it also covers a wide range of genres – flirting with industrial techno, post-rock or drone – while always sounding effortlessly natural. Mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Atomsmasher) and illustrated by french artist Metastazis, „Catastrophic Anonymous” is the fruit of boundary-pushing people, and a refreshing, spectacular experience.