US based, Neue Deutsche Härte, Industrial Rock band FLEISCHKRIEG has released the official music video for their new single, “Bloody Prophets II”. Produced by LOGAN MADER (MACHINE HEAD, ONCE HUMAN), “Bloody Prophets II” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming album (release date TBA), Still Beating: Herzblut II, a reproduction of the quartet’s debut album, Herzblut, with the addition of two new tracks.
“A post-apocalyptic anthem with driving guitars and danceable synths, ‘Bloody Prophets’ is a song about the irony of how our saviors of old all promised eternal life only to die grisly, untimely deaths of their own. I wrote an early version of the song after spending several weeks suffering from intense alien abduction nightmares. Looking for help from spiritual sources, it dawned on me that those who promised eternal life in paradise suffered miserable deaths in the real world. – RICHARD CRANOR (Vocals)
FLEISCHKRIEG is also joining MUSHROOMHEAD, alongside Special Guests HELLZAPOPPIN, CIRCUS SIDESHOW REVIEW, and KURT DEIMER, on the 2023 30th Anniversary Fall Tour. With FLEISCHKRIEG initially performing solo dates, including at Wasteland Weekend in California City, CA on September 28th, the tour launches October 6th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, before winding through the Eastern and Central states, finishing up October 28th at the legendary Agora Theater in Cleveland, OH for a special Halloween show.
“Playing with MUSHROOMHEAD is a dream come true. MUSHROOMHEAD has been a strong influence of mine for over 20 years. They were one of the reasons I decided to start playing seven-string guitars and dabbling with Industrial music. Now I get to share the stage with them. Even the same stage where I first saw them in Cincinnati back in 2002!” – THOMAS CRAWFORD (Guitar)
09/28 @ Wasteland Weekend – California City, CA
10/02 @ Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
10/03 @ TBA – Denver, CO
10/04 @ The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
10/06 @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY *
10/07 @ Reverb – Reading, PA *
10/08 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/10 @ Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY *
10/11 @ The Concourse – Knoxville, TN *
10/13 @ Rise – Houston, TX *
10/14 @ The Studio @ The Factory – Dallas, TX *
10/16 @ Pierre’s – Ft. Wayne, IN *
10/17 @ Red Flag – St. Louis, MO *
10/18 @ The Art Theater – Hobart, IN *
10/19 @ The Annex – Madison, WI *
10/20 @ Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL *
10/21 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL *
10/22 @ Diesel – Chesterfield, MI *
10/24 @ Jergels – Pittsburgh, PA *
10/25 @ Tally Ho – Leesburg, VA *
10/26 @ The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH *
10/27 @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH *
10/28 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
* Supporting MushroomHead
If Hell hosted a dance party – FLEISCHKRIEG would be the headliner. The band’s retro synths and crushing guitars of “BrutalWave” deliver a bold new take on heavy electronic music. Their debut album, Herzblut, is steeled in melodic synth, metal guitars, and apocalyptic vocals, packing a heavy enough punch to keep any fan of industrial rock music listening from beginning to end.
FLEISCHKRIEG is the result of a chance encounter between an Uber driver and a drunk passenger partying in Seattle. The driver, RICHARD CRANOR, and the passenger, THOMAS CRAWFORD, found themselves kindred spirits through a mutual love of RAMMSTEIN and industrial metal. When the opening act dropped out of THOMAS’s solo CERAPHYM show, he invited RICHARD to perform in their place. RICHARD agreed with the caveat that THOMAS play guitars, and FLEISCHKRIEG was formed.
The group, currently based in Las Vegas, cite RAMMSTEIN, DIE KRUPPS, and LORD OF THE LOST as musical influences. Their moody electronic sound melds industrial metal with darkwave undertones, creating the genre of “Brutalwave”: a blend of new wave, metal guitars, and crushing industrial dance beats and vocals. Now with the addition of NICK MASON on Drums and KAYLIE CORTEZ on synth/keyboards, FLEISCHKRIEG’s live shows are a force to be reckoned with.
RICHARD “DER EISMAN’ CRANOR – Vocals, Synths
THOMAS CRAWFORD ‘CERAPHYM’ – Guitar
NICK MASON “LIVING DEAD DRUMMER” – Drums
KAYLIE CORTEZ ‘NUDA’ – Keyboards
ERIC BERGEN “ZERO” – BASS