Beauty In Chaos is a masterfully curated collective and dream convergence that brings together some of the most iconic names in the music world by guitarist Michael Ciravolo, who is also the President and CEO of Schecter Guitar Research. Beauty In Chaos includes such luminaries as Wayne Hussey, Simon Gallup, Ashton Nyte, Robin Zander, Michael Rozon, Michael Aston and Al Jourgensen, to name a few. Think ethereal old school goth/ alternative meets rock but with a modern edge. Their debut album finding beauty in chaos is due for release on September 28, 2018, produced by Michael Rozon (Ministry) via 33.3 Music Collective and can be pre-ordered HERE.
Today we are very pleased to bring you the premier of ‘Man Of Faith’ featuring Wayne Hussey (The Mission) and Simon Gallup (The Cure) off the new Beauty In Chaos album. This track comes out on the heels of the recently released ‘Storm,’ featuring Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), that is accompanied by a fantastic video produced by Industrialism Films and directed by Vicente Cordero.
Michael Ciravolo Statement
“I feel like I am the curator of something very special here. The artists that have contributed to this record have put their heart, their soul and their amazing talent into BIC. I really enjoy the process of putting different artists together and I have made some amazing, new great friends. I’m really excited about where this journey is going and I am already thinking about BIC3 and the creative limitations that hopefully will spark something more beautiful and more chaotic.”
(On ‘Man Of Faith’ featuring Wayne Hussey and Simon Gallup) “Honestly when I step back, it’s pretty fucking surreal. These two guys and their respective bands spent, and still spend, a lot of time on my turntable and to have them as part of this is a true blessing. It is amazing that they have never been on a record together prior, as they have certainly known each other since the early ‘80s. The collaboration on ‘Man Of Faith’ reminded them that they had passed each other demo tape ideas way back, and now have both located them. If there is a goth super group formed … everyone can thank me. And to Simon and Wayne .. I AM AVAILABLE!!! Seriously, these guys are not only amazing artists but also great people and I am honored to call them friends. However, it’s hard not to be a Cure fan boy when Simon asks you “so I’m working on a moving melodic bass line like Love Song, do you think that will work?” Yeah .. that should work just fine 🙂”
Wayne Hussey photo courtesy of Schecter Guitars, Simon Gallup photo by LA Lovecat
Wayne Hussey Statement
“It was during The Mission’s US tour of 2013 when we played in LA at the Nokia Centre that I actually met Michael and Tish. Fabulously lovely people, I immediately felt very at home in their company. Like long lost friends I hadn’t seen in years. Michael and I kept in touch and then in July 2016, whilst I was in Austin, Texas, to mix the Mission album, Another Fall From Grace, with my old cohort, Tim Palmer, Michael flew out from LA to see me. And we spent a couple of days hanging out, eating Mexican, and staying up late drinking and playing music too loud in a hotel room. Michael mentioned that he was thinking of making a solo album and I said he should and offered to sing on a song or two – if he wanted, of course. Fast forward less than a year and Michael had sent me two backing tracks that he’d recorded that he thought would suit my voice.
I was thoroughly creatively burnt out by the Mission album so was thinking I would struggle writing lyrics for Michael’s tunes. Not so. When I heard the two tracks they both immediately suggested vocal ideas and the lyrics came surprisingly quickly and easily. That’s all it needed to get the creative juices flowing again – a couple of top tunes. And they are. And it’s been a privilege working with Michael, and the other Michael, and Tish. And to cap it all, Michael persuaded our mutual friend, Simon Gallup, my 2nd ever favourite bass player, to play bass on Man Of Faith. Simon and I had been threatening to make music together for years and, and like most good ideas born out of a shared bottle or three, just one of those things we hadn’t yet gotten around to doing. It’s taken Michael to make it happen. And who’s not to say there won’t be more music by the three of us in the future. I hope so, time and schedules permitting.”
Simon Gallup Statement
“When I joined the Cure back when things were black and white I made a secret vow to myself that I wouldn’t just haw myself out …I believed that when you are in a band you stick by that band, and don’t become just a journeyman Muso to further your own ego …I seriously hated all those tits from the 80,s and 90,s who used to pat each other on the back and “hang out”. To me, commitment to one band was a signal fire that you meant it.. but …Then you mellow!
I was lucky enough to meet Michael and his lovely wife Tish and Mark in the 90’s and I think my first comment to him was rather flippant, but I was very used to people from companies coming backstage and asking us to stand in the Broom Cupboard while they held court with Robert. So here I was for the first time, where a genuinely nice bunch of people were asking me about things like missing home, how I felt how the tour had been going, etc. ( I sort of had to look over my shoulder that they weren’t talking to Robert). It just felt like a normal conversation down the pub with people I knew).
Michael has always been 100% behind getting what the band wanted in regards to guitar designs ,colours shapes, and one of my joys in touring America was always his enthusiasm about guitars and guitarists ! (Michael +Tish + beer + bar ++ Me slightly slumped talking about Johnny Thunders if you get the idea).
So back to where I started… if someone else had asked me to play, I would have probably have said no but I felt this was a special thing, and then the icing on the cake was that Wayne was singing! I could sit here and type for hours to explain what Wayne means to me, but suffice to say, I think he is one of the most underrated rock singers of all time.”
The evolution of BIC includes the following talented artists to date; Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Tim Palmer (Tim Palmer) Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Evi Vine (Evi Vine), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), Pete Parada (The Offspring), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul/ Purr Machine), Marc Danzeisen (The Riverdogs), Kevin Kipnis (Kommunity FK / Purr Machine), Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), Rudy Matchinga (Red Scare), Tish Ciravolo (Stun Gun) and ICE-T (Body Count).
A follow-up ‘remix’ album , beauty re-envisioned is simultaneously in the works and has a plan release date of March 2019. This record will have mix interpretations and alternate versions by the likes of Tim Palmer, John Fryer, Mark Gemini Thwaite and Tyler Bates.
We first introduced you to Beauty In Chaos back in early August with an extensive and exclusive interview that can be read in full HERE. Also, we reviewed the first track ‘Storm’ featuring Ashton Nyte (The Awakening) HERE.
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