Drink the Kool-Aid
Doomsday Virus was born from the ashes of the defunct Upstate New York industrial act Twilight Mistress in early 2001 as the solo project of their former guitarist n.dru. Seven years, four albums, and two band members later, the 'project' is now a full-fledged touring and recording machine. Drawing influence from the legends of 'classic' industrial rock such as Ministry, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and branding the sound with their own more modern spin, Doomsday Virus is unforgivingly defiant when it comes to putting genre-defined limits on their music. Riding on the of their 3rd album, Catastrophic Error, the live band consisting of n.dru (vocals, synths, drums), p4wl (synths, drums), and j0hn (guitars) played shows throughout the northeastern United States with such acts as Psyclon Nine, Android Lust, Brainclaw, Still Life Decay, and The Last Dance. The trio retreated to the studio in 2008, replacing j0hn in the process with a new guitarist named raHb, who infused a darker, more violent level of intensity to the proceedings. Invigorated with a newfound creative energy, the group began spitting out fresh tracks as danceable as they are heavy, as dark as they are catchy, and still as genre-defiant as ever before. Wrapped up neatly and branded as 'Drink the Kool-Aid', the album is set to drop on Halloween of 2008.