Natalia Kills told Idolator.com
of her “Love, Kills xx” film series, “I made it for my fans so they could get to know me better. It’s a collection of three-minute episodes of artistic visuals—me being myself but in unusual situations.” New episodes are unveiled Mondays at 5pm PST on http://www.nataliakills.com
and Tuesdays on VEVO
The short film is a companion visual piece to Natalia’s debut album Perfectionist, a sonic journey into her signature world of dark pop, due out later this year on will.i.am/Cherrytree/Kon Live/Interscope Records. Written by Natalia and influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, Kate Bush and Prince, Perfectionist was helmed by star producers including Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys), Akon (Gwen Stefani, Nelly), Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, t.A.T.u.), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga) & Neff-U (Keyshia Cole, Ashanti).
Check after the jump for the music video to her single ‘Zombie’!
‘Betray, Justice, Revenge’ is the second album from Finnish symphonic folk metal band Kivimetsan Druidi, following Shadowheart, which came out approximately a year and a half ago. If you’ve never heard of them, the six-piece band can easily be compared to pre-Anette Nightwish (Leeni-Maria Hovila has a very operatic style of singing, similar to Tarja Turunen mixed with some of the eccentricities of Kate Bush). There is a lot of symphonic passages and folk melodies as well as a mixture of clean female vocals mixed in with heavier male growls.
The breadth of this album is quite diverse relatively speaking but is standard fare when listening to such bands as Within Temptation, Eluveitie, etc… The production is also very solid but sounds a little dry. In general, considering the amount of instrumentation going on, it’s pretty incredible that music was pretty much without any muddiness.