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May 8, 2020

Patriarchy Ft. Ian Svenonius Shares “Burn The Witch” Video Via BrooklynVegan | Debut LP Asking For It Out Now Via DERO Arcade Vinyl Pre-Order Available Now

WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “Burn The Witch”

WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “Asking For It”

LISTEN & SHARE: Patriarchy – Asking For It LP
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WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “He Took It Out” (Unrated Version)

WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “He Took It Out”

LISTEN & SHARE: Patriarchy – “Sweet Piece Of Meat”
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WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “I Don’t Want To Die”

WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “Hell Was Full”

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WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “It Goes Fast

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WATCH & SHARE: Patriarchy – “Grind Your Bones”

“part Bebe Buell, and Nancy Spungen, with a generous portion Bruce Dickinson in aesthetic—altogether a grotesque amalgam of all the sexual energy from punk, goth, and heavy metal.”

“Patriarchy is the Snuff-Metal Band We Deserve, Guided By the Spirit of David Bowie and Dionysus”
– self-titled

“LA-based metal band Patriarchy, featuring multifaceted artists Actually Huizenga and Andrew Means, strikes again subverting our age-old societal boundaries and basking in the dark and weird.” 
– Flaunt

“…a scary fever dream, in the best way possible.”
– V Magazine

“The techno-pop backing track plays against the visuals and lyrics to create, much like all of her art, a wholly disconcerting experience – in the best way possible.”

“…a thunderous, transgressive track that underscores everything to like about this up-and-coming group.”
– The 405

“…it’s a goth project in the best way possible—the band has a death metal logo, blood always seems to be flung around, and the lyrics are not for the faint of heart.”
– L’Officiel

“…more concerned with darkness and raw emotion than catering to the hyper-PC culture that reigns today…and it’s refreshing.”
– Office Magazine

Patriarchy have shared the latest video “Burn The Witch” Ft. Ian Svenonius via BrooklynVegan. “Burn The Witch” is one of the tracks off of their debut LP released last year via DERO Arcade. The record earned praise from BrooklynVegan describing it as, “Dark, gothy electro that should appeal to fans of ’80s 4AD, ’00 witch house and most black-clad sounds in between.”

The video, starring Ian Svenonius, features their iconic, sinister yet humorous imagery that encapsulates Patriarchy’s captivating aesthetic both sonically and visually.

“Burn The Witch” is about a romance which has become addictive and abusive. The Witch is the chthonian… the ancient element of Dionysus- the dangerous chaos of Nature. She destroys the tranquility of order that human society has worked so hard to establish.

The relationship between the lovers is like the relationship between order and disorder. Sadness, natural disasters, a Plague- these are all things that can be dealt with, but never denied. Hearts will be broken; lives will be lost. Even if you Burn the Witch, she will always escape to reinstate the chaos necessary for life. The witch represents renewal and a horrible rebirth.”

Patriarchy is a stunning and equally surprising collaboration between the “Predator Romantic” herself Actually (aka Actually Huizenga) – LA-Based multidisciplinary artist – and Andrew Means (3Teeth multi-instrumentalist), revealing a new focus toward the darker, heavier side of synth-punk/new-wave & industrial music.

Their fresh work explores themes of sex, power, subversion & death, with what appears to be an intense interest in Ancient Greek Mythology & 80’s slasher films, a heavy dose of Mulholland Drive, and a sound that is equal parts ABBA and NIN.

01. Asking For It
02. Burn the Witch
03. Hell Was Full
04. It Goes Fast
05. Maximus
06. He Took It Out
07. Sweet Piece of Meat
08. Grind Your Bones
09. I Don’t Want to Die
10. Laid Down

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