FALSE ICONS will release its debut CD, "God Complex", on November 11 via 13th Planet Records. The band features industrial rock veteran John Bechdel on vocals, guitar and keyboards; Brian Broadt on keyboards, vocals and guitars; Mark Panek on drums; and Dave Brown on bass. Mixed and produced by MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen, "God Complex" combines elegantly layered keyboards, heavy guitars, deep bass, sophisticated atmospheric touches and John's unique vocal style.
Dark and powerful, "God Complex" is an inspirational journey of imagery and emotion that is sure to capture the attention of fans of powerful, extreme music the world over. Each track on "God Complex" creates its own separate world - a synthetic landscape of sounds, rhythms and dark, airy melodies. Bechdel's descriptive lyrics and unique vocal style deliver an intriguing series of futuristic visions, life's journeys and mysteries. His eloquent guitar lines swirl through Broadt's hard-charging electronic beats and occasional heroic vocal rants, carving their way through plethoras of synthesizers. "God Complex" is a dense, layered and kaleidoscopic collection of songs created by a quartet of adept musicians and more importantly, music fans with an unbridled zeal and enthusiasm for creating adventurous music.
John Bechdel is one of the great behind-the-scenes figures on the international industrial rock scene. Though his name might not be immediately recognizeable to your average rock fan, a short perusal of his resume shows he is one of the great unsung heroes of the genre. From playing organ in the family funeral home as a young man to unleashing sonic keyboard assaults for 50,000 sweaty European festival goers, Bechdel is no stranger to musical performance. Bechdel has recorded and toured the world for over twenty years with an impressive array of seminal artists including MINISTRY, FEAR FACTORY, PRONG, KILLING JOKE, MURDER INC. and ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS. Through it all however, he always had a vision of leading his own band and this dream was fulfilled when he and Brian Broadt formed FALSE ICONS in 2002.
In addition to putting the finishing touches to "God Complex" this past year, Bechdel brought his musical expertise to "Numinosum", the full-length debut of Burton C. Bell's ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS, and was touring keyboardist for MINISTRY's phenomenal 2008 "C U LaTour".
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