Hollywood CA’s blackened electro-witches “LUNA13” just announced they will cover Katy Perry’s song “Dark Horse.” The song will be released via Cleopatra Records in the near future. Dr Luna, the one-man musical power behind LUNA13 said “we turned the song into our own Black/Bass/Metal version and I used the raw sound of album ‘Black Metal’ from ‘Venom’ to help me produce and master it. So expect it to be unrecognizable yet I used my Microbrute to create the exact bass lines and synth leads. The drums I created are punishing and Lilith’s vocals are pure brutality as well. It was our first cover and we destroyed it.”
LUNA13 is the first bass music project to gain Metal accolades such as ‘top 20 albums’ by Metal Riot Magazine, ‘top 5 Black Metal projects to look out for’ by Worldwide Underground and ‘top 5 Death Metal bands in Los Angeles’ by Heavy Metal Community. They also have some notoriety after having their show shut down in Las Vegas for being too extreme. ‘Yes, shut down in Vegas for being too extreme!’ I had to say that again. LUNA13 are real witches and they perform dark rituals onstage while unleashing a new brand of heavy, dark-music.
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Cleopatra Records recording artist LUNA13 was created by Dr Luna to demonstrate how brutal bass music could be. Quickly shunned from the bass music/edm world for being too dark and heavy, LUNA13 started playing with black metal and industrial bands such as Doyle, Possessed, Strip The Soul, Mushroomhead, Skold, Arrival of Autumn and were the co-headliner at ICP’s record release party in Los Angeles. LUNA13 was also cast in the movie Devils Domain ft Michael Madsen in 2016.
Dr Luna, originally a bass player in death metal and industrial bands eventually learned keyboards while living in India and created ritual black ambient music which lead to the birth of LUNA13. DR Luna said “The second I heard EDM’ers using the word ‘brutal’, I knew I had to create LUNA13 to show them what brutal sounds like and I was going to bring the sound of my favorite bands like Celtic Frost, Death, POSSESSED and Venom to do it. Yet it was important to do it using their instruments and production (no stringed instruments are used in any of LUNA13’s music, they use saw and acid bass to create their sound).
You can find more information at www.luna13.net.