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Austin, Texas-based artist Curse Mackey is revered as a charismatic performer and DJ in the Dark Wave, Post-Punk + Industrial music genres. He is a prominent singer for industrial supergroup PIGFACE, s a frequent member of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and was a founding member of notorious industrial-punk outfit Evil Mothers. In 2019, Mackey launched a self-titled project with his debut album INSTANT EXORCISM. The album has received extremely positive coverage from Kerrang!, Revolver Mag, Post-Punk.com, Austin Chronicle and many other online blogs and webzines. The album features a guest appearance from Ronny Moorings, founder of Clan of Xymox.
Curse’s sound fuses post-punk, dystopian electronics with doom-fueled drones, seductive synth pulsations and industrial-strength dance beats that evoke the ghosts of early Skinny Puppy, “Twitch-era” Ministry, the darker side of New Order, Depeche Mode and the iconic projects has been a part of in a compellingly fresh approach. Released in the summer of 2019 on Negative Gain Records, Mackey has spent the majority of 2019 touring in support of ‘Instant Exorcism’ including a full US Tour supporting My Life with the Thrill Kill Kul
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