Introducing Ikil Oriion – The New Prince Of Punk!
The stars have alligned and brought us a new force of rock n roll. His name is Ikil Oriion and his debut album ‘Paranoise Void’ lands on planet rock on October 29th through Rebel Glitz records. Check out lead single ‘For Better R Worse’ now. This twisted ska punk fusion fest from the bowels of N’Orleans is frickin’ great. For more visit the website Ikil Oriion Official
DEBUT ALBUM ‘PARANOISE VOID’ DUE OUT OCTOBER 29TH ON REBEL GLITZ RECORDS FEATURING FISHBONE, IVAN NEVILLE, ROCKY GEORGE OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & CAMEO APPERANCE BY PUNK/REGGAE LEGEND DON LETTS!
Growing up in a musically enriched culture such as New Orleans, IKIL ORIION embraces music, art & fashion in a way Andy Warhol or Basquiat would today, showcasing the distinct synergies between the three mediums. They call it “Raw Noir Nouveau Punk” and his sound has been described as “Post- Rock ” – the future of modern music – drawing comparisons to iconic artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, David Bowie & Iggy Pop.
Groundbreaking debut album ‘PARANOISE VOID’ was mixed & engineered by Grammy winning Multi-Platinum production team Sylvia Massy & Rich Veltrop. The album features an All-Star cast of characters consisting of the original Ska/Punk pioneers Fishbone, New Orleans funkster Ivan Neville, UK legend Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite), percussion maestro Leon Mobely (Ben Harper) and modern day guitar hero Rocky George of Suicidal Tendencies. Grammy nominee Erick Labson (Lady Gaga + Black Eyed Peas) mastered the album project at Universal Mastering Studio in Hollywood, Ca. Hailing from New Orleans (birthplace of Jazz & Blues) and born into a diverse family ethnic background consisting of African- American, Native American Cherokee & French IKIL ORIION at a young tender age set out to create a path of his own with the sole intent to conquer Planet Rock. The name IKIL ORIION means ‘the brightest star in the galaxy’, an international budding star that encompasses the spirit of what true Rock & Roll legends are made of.
His influences range from Sex Pistols, The Clash, Morrissey, Prince, The Police, The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains & the Beastie Boys all of which come bursting through on his classic debut. In a short period of time IKIL ORIION has burst onto the scene grabbing the attention of music lovers and fashionistas, dispelling the critics and holding the mainstream media hostage. His music has been placed in film, tv shows, commercials and he has been endorsed by some of Hollywood’s elite. Lead single ‘For Better ‘R’ Worse’ already has close to 150k views on You Tube in just over first week, visit www.youtube.com/oriionstartv.
Not one to do things conventionally, record, tour, record etc IKIL ORIION is currently already working with acclaimed producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) on his follow up album ‘Eon X19’ which according to Ikil is the sister album to debut ‘Paranoise Void’. An award winning team are also on board for this record too including mixer Chris Brown (Radiohead/Muse/The Beatles) on post production along with music engineer veteran Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode/The Cure/Paul McCartney). The album will be mastered at Abbey Road Studios and ready for a spring 2013 release. With hardly a second to keep up with this onslaught of creativity IKIL ORIION feels ready to bring his music to the UK. Be warned, this maverick soldier of fortune is on his way and plans to be heard.
Ikil Oriion plays Dublin Castle, Camden on Friday October 12. ‘Paranoise Void’ is out on DDL October 29.