GODHEAD — Jason C. Miller (vocals, guitars), Michael Miller (guitars), Ullrich Hepperlin (bass, programming) and Ty Smith (drums) — is set to release its sixth studio album, "At The Edge Of The World", on October 7 on Driven Music Group (distribution by Ryko/Warner Music Group), the label owned by ex-KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and music execs Greg Shanaberger and Mark Nawara.
The CD — produced by bassist Ullrich Hepperlin — features 13 songs and five bonus remixes courtesy of Assemblage 23, Sebastian Komor (ICON OF COIL), Curse Mackey (PIGFACE, EVIL MOTHERS), Shok (MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT) and Fat and Acid (AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). "At The Edge Of The World" is 80 minutes of brand new GODHEAD. "Stay Back", the disc's first single, is currently being serviced to radio stations across the country, and a video will be shot in Los Angeles within the next few weeks with first-time music video director and well-known actress Juliette Landau ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Ed Wood"). It will be ready for TV and online consumption early next month.
"When I was writing 'Stay Back'," explains singer/guitarist Jason C. Miller, "I thought about all the times people push each other away in relationships, maybe from clashing ideals or just being afraid of something good. I assumed the role of the person who knows he's a spoiler, but has enough morality left to warn the other person."
He continues about the album's overall writing process, "We really reconnected with the influences that inspired us to write music, like THE CURE, BLACK SABBATH, BAUHAUS, PINK FLOYD, RADIOHEAD, DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE and even RUSH. It's something I always try to do, but don't always succeed. It's not the radio single that makes you a true fan of a band, it's those interesting tracks that you discover late at night sitting in your room. And I try to ignore modern music trends at all costs. Why become a clone of what's popular now only to be ignored tomorrow? Stick to your own sound and your audience will find you, and they will stay with you for the rest of your life."
In addition to fronting GODHEAD, Miller is an accomplished actor (most recently seen in an ad campaign for Comedy Central, where he portrayed "Nosferatu") and voice-over artist, devout Buddhist, trains in Kung Fu and is a loyal supporter of The Sogan Foundation, a charity which raises funds for The Tibetan Institute for Science and Technology (TIST) in Golok, Tibet. He has provided voices for over 25 different anime shows, some of which have been recorded at the recording studio he owns, Central Command Studios.
"At The Edge Of The World" track listing:
01. Approaching The Edge
02. The Puppet
03. Stay Back
04. Just Take Anything
06. The Decline
07. Edge Of The World
08. Closing The Door
09. Soldier's Song
11. Become The Sky
12. And Ever
13. The Origin Of Suffering
14. Stay Back (Assemblage Mix)
15. Consumption (Melt Mix)
16. Soldier's Song (Sold-Your-Soul Mix)
17. Closing The Door (Cursed Mix)
18. Edge Of The World (Fat Acid Mix)
A short video clip of GODHEAD's Jason C. Miller talking about the group's forthcoming album, "At the Edge of the World", can be viewed below.
Check out the "At the Edge of the World" artwork below (artwork created by Sam Shearon).