William Shatner joins Industrial/EBM/Dubstep artist Blackbunner…

Capt Kirk in Industrial/EBM/Dubstep mash-up!!

Industrial/EBM/dubstep crossover act Blackburner aka Skyla Talon has just released a new album “Planet Earth Attack” via Cleopatra/Hypnotic Records.

As if the genre crossing itself hasn’t left you feeling confused, then check out some of the guests – The album features Star Trek legend William Shatner amongst others, the album also features, and perhaps even more bizarrely members of Yes.

“Planet Earth Attack” is the second album from the band this year, and follows the April release of “Feel the Burn” which featured Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree.

Backburner aka Skyla Talon first appeared metal band Killingbird back in 2000, he later joined Scum Of The Earth, which was a side project of Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs in 2005, later still he toured the United States with both Hatebreed and Type O Negative before he began experimenting with electronic dance music production having heard the sounds of Skrillex.

William Shatner joins Industrial/EBM/Dubstep artist Blackbunner…

Shatner himself is no stranger to music he first offered his unique interpretations back in 1968 with the cult favourite ”ËœThe Transformed Man’ ”“ his most recent release being 2010’s ”ËœSeeking Major Tom’ 2CD which saw him return to the final frontier of music recording a space-themed concept album that boldly went where no man has gone before .

The album featured distinctive interpretations of classic, intergalactic anthems by David Bowie, Queen, Deep Purple, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and more and included guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore, Lyle Lovett, Steve Miller and Peter Frampton PLUS members of The Strokes, The Kinks, Tangerine Dream, Alice In Chains, Deep Purple, Yes, MC5 and more!

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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