It is time, ladies and gentlemen, for a new LEAD INTO GOLD album – "The Eternal Present" – written, produced, and mixed by Paul Ion Barker (Al Jourgensen, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, USSA and more). The upcoming album is an adventurous romp through distorted and gnarly bass-driven industrial, where your greatest fears and dystopian dys-fantasies lay waiting for just a wee bit of courage.
The industrial project, Lead Into Gold, will be releasing their third album via Toronto-based Artoffact Records in the Spring of 2023. Its genre-defying and incredibly well-crafted story-telling will haunt you all year. The album is smart, dark, melodic, abrasive, and timeless. We would not expect anything less from Mr. Barker, but our expectations have been seriously blown out of the water on this one.
Barker is a producer, composer, and touring musician. His extensive production and writing work with Al Jourgensen and Ministry extended from 1985 through 2004. He has been involved with bringing a wide range of other musical projects into fruition, including Lard, Pailhead, Revolting Cocks, Flowering Blight, USSA, and many others. Paul has toured as a member of Puscifer and collaborated with the likes of Jello Biafra, Ian MacKaye, Timothy Leary, and William Burroughs. He has also produced two wonderful records for I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness (secretly Canadian). Paul's music has appeared in films including "River Wild", "Robocop", "Hardware", "One Bad Cop", "Natural Born Killers," as well as Steven Spielberg's "A.I.", which included three original compositions written specifically for the movie and onscreen performances by Ministry.
Barker is the co-owner and co-founder of Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation, a guitar effects pedal/euro rack synthesizer module manufacturing company growing steadily since 2006. Malekko Heavy Industry, based in Portland, is held in high esteem by professional musicians worldwide.
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