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Beauty in Chaos and The Mission's Wayne Hussey present 'The Delicate Balance of All Things'

Updated: Dec 24, 2019


"Stunning musical and, in particular, six-string intricacy that mixes Ciravolo’s love of rock, pop, post-punk, goth, new wave and other styles and wraps it all in layers of lush, ringing, occasionally grimy and often heavily effected guitars" Guitar World

"Guitarist Michael Ciravolo assembled an all-star cast for his moody hard-hitting album... Intense" Rolling Stone 

"Both records offer a rich sonic palette of unabashed gothic rock and post-punk romanticism, that reverberates through the varied inputs of a melange of musicians who are masters of their craft" Post-Punk.com

"True evolution - just hits you like a sucker punch.... mesmerized and captivated" Jammerzine

"A new gothic rock project... hauntingly heavy and beautiful" LA Weekly

The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey and LA-based Beauty in Chaos present 'The Delicate Balance of All Things'. This is the first taste of Beauty in Chaos' forthcoming full length album 'The Storm Before The Calm'. The accompanying video was filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero, edited by Leslie Gladney, and produced by Industrialism Films.



Slated for release in early 2020 via Los Angeles label 33.3 Music Collective, this album was recorded at Ciravolo's own SAINTinLA Studio and produced by Grammy nominee Michael Rozon, best known for his work with Ministry.

Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. Originally from New Orleans and now based in Los Angeles, he is perhaps best known as President of Schecter Guitar Research. Before launching Beauty in Chaos, Ciravolo had played guitar in Human Drama for the past 30 years, as well as playing live and recording with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.



Wayne Hussey and Beauty in Chaos (Michael Ciravolo) have been enjoying a fruitful collaboration since the inception of BIC's acclaimed debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’. This followed by the subsequent ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’ album, Between the two albums, Hussey contributed to four different BIC tracks - 'The Long Goodbye', 'Man Of Faith', 'The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir)' and Marc Bolan's '20th Century Boy' with his son Rolan.

"I was adamant about releasing something new...  I wanted the new record to be a bit darker and brooding.  I sat down with a drum machine and blasted out several ideas that seemed to convey the overall 'tone' I wanted for the record. Sonically and lyrically, I think this song perfectly sets the 'feel' I want 'The Storm Before The Calm' to have," says Michael Ciravolo.  


"Michael Ciravolo asked if I’d be up for contributing yet more vocals & lyrics to yet another BIC track... The tracks arrived. First one up - whilst I was thought it was okay it didn’t really grab me. Same for the next one. And then the third. I immediately started humming along, I liked this one.


Despite the piece of music being very angular and broken into essentially 3 sections - all in different keys - the challenge for me was finding a vocal melody that sounds like it stays in the same key. I rose to the challenge," says Wayne Hussey.

"I had the title of ‘the delicate balance of all things’ previously and was considering even possibly using it as an album title at some point (may still do) but it seemed to fit perfectly for this new tune of Michael’s. I scrabbled some lyrics together and recorded a vocal and sent it to Michael. He wasn’t, at first, sure about it because of the low register that I sang the song in - I think he prefers it when I’m straining at the top of my range - but this music was dark and heavy and I just loved the juxtaposition of a more laid back vocal against that noisy background. I have to say that of the 5 tracks I’ve been involved in with BIC this new one is my favourite, being closer to my spiritual home."



BIC also involves many other music luminaries, including Simon Gallup (The Cure), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Pete Parada (The Offspring), dUg Pinnick (Kings X), ICE-T (Body Count), producer Tim Palmer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde, Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Rolan Bolan, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Michael Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel), Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Michael Aston and Dirk Doucette (Gene Loves Jezebel), Pando (A Flock of Seagulls), UMMAGMA, Evi Vine, Johnny Indovina (Human Drama), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Betsy Martin (Caterwaul / Purr Machine), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine / Kommunity FK) and KITTY LECTRO, among others.

'The Storm Before The Calm' album will be released on February 21, 2020 via 33.3 Music Collective. As with the two albums released to date, it will be available at www.beautyinchaosmusic.com/music-store and Bandcamp.

CREDITS Wayne Hussey - vocals Michael CIravolo - guitars, bass, textures Michael Rozon - bass, synth Dirk Doucette - drums Written by Wayne Hussey and Michael Ciravolo Recorded, mixed and produced by Michael Rozon Additional recording by Wayne Hussey Video produced by Industrialism Films Video filmed by Vicente Cordero Video edited by Leslie Gladney

VIDEO BAND Wayne Hussey - vocals Michael Ciravolo - guitar Tish Ciravolo - bass , justice lady Dirk Doucette - drums horsehead guy - ???

Wayne Hussey / Michael Ciravolo photo by Tish Ciravolo Other photos by Vicente Cordero


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