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Posted March 26, 2014 by Mike Mineo in Tracks
 
 

Godhead – The Shadow Realigned

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The hard-rock genre is plagued by many one-dimensional songwriters that prioritize abrasiveness and ferocity above all else, abandoning the notion of engaging songwriting as a result. This was certainly never the case with Godhead, a cult-following group that sits comfortably in many stylistic classifications — hard-rock, industrial rock, electro-rock, you name it. Still, rock music has always been at the core of Godhead, who were lauded by Marilyn Manson and have toured with Manson, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Rammstein and many other notable hard-rock groups in the past. Led by frontman and songwriter Jason Miller, Godhead remains an influence for many — making it hardly a surprise that they’ve spawned a remix album.

Godhead’s new remix album, The Shadow Realigned, features 14 remixes from 14 different producers, all friends of Godhead. “I also went back into the vault and finished three unreleased tracks, the Godhead original ‘To Heal’ and two covers: ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ by Depeche Mode and ‘God of Thunder’ by Kiss,” Miller continues. As a Depeche Mode fan, this cover is particularly interesting because it captures their darkly industrious sound, yet with a hard-rocking blast of guitar that has Godhead’s prints all over it.  Recommended remixes on the release include Robotic Beehive’s “The Gift” and Ginormous’ “Hey You”, which you can stream in full below, in addition to the full album preview above and the video for Jamison Boaz’s remix of “Your End of Days” below:

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