‘The Strange World of Suzie Pellet’ featuring Lydia Lunch, Maya Berlin, Transmaniacon and Ian Miller is set for release on 23rd November (New Heavy Sounds).
A hard rocking concept album featuring a dark, unsettling and mysterious tale of future street dweller Suzie Pellet.
A feisty survivor in a ruined world, Suzie is the brainchild of Ian Miller, fantasy/horror artist and novelist. His surreal. nightmarish creations have graced book covers, graphic novels and films, and have given form to the works of HP Lovecraft, Tolkien and many more.
Now, one of his own dark gothic characters comes to life with ‘The Strange World of Suzie Pellet’.
Not unlike Michael Moorcock guiding Hawkwind or Sandy Pearlman, The Blue Oyster Cult, or even a cranked up Moody Blues or Who, Transmaniacon bring Miller’s vision to sonic life, aided and abetted by the outstanding vocal deliveries of punk poetess and avant rocker Lydia Lunch (a hind-sighted Suzie) and Maya Berlin (a future ‘present-day’ Suzie) who also both feature on new track ’Sexton Breen’. Steve Cox (bass/organ) comments:
‘In any good dystopian drama there’s generally a point where our hero hits rock bottom, and that’s pretty much where we are with Suzie in this nightmare episode from her life journey. We learn more about Sexton Breen, the terrifying overlord of Duht, and his ravenous dog army. If you thought things sounded grim before, this is where they get really dark. Lydia Lunch’s gravel-voiced delivery spectacularly conjures up the sense of fear and threat that pervade this bleak and desolate dockside landscape. Meanwhile the Transmaniacon boys conjure up a suitably brooding groove, before rocking out with a vengeance as the violence explodes around them.’
The core of the band remains, hard and heavy riffing guitars, overdriven Hammond Organ (and this time synth) but with the addition of Tom (Uncle Acid/Limb) Mowforth on drums they are a groovier, more athletic 70’s rock beast. With Ant Chapman once again at the audio-helm (Future of The Left, Thumper Monkey, Charles Howl, Black Moth & Limb for New Heavy Sounds) the intensity of Transmaniacon’s hard and dark path was assured – the mission continues.