Cleopatra Records proudly presents BLACKBURNER, a bold new force in electronic music masterminded by multi-talented producer/musician Skyla Talon.
Blackburner’s debut record, FEEL THE BURN, had an incredible amount of online and IRL buzz. It featured guest appearances by electronic pioneer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream as well as John Wesley of Porcupine Tree. The single “Freak You” has been heard on a national Verizon Fios Quantum ad campaign, and on NBC’s hit competition program “America’s Got Talent.” The band also supported industrial icons Ministry on their summer 2012 tour from Los Angeles to New York in addition to headlining dates at the epic Bondage Ball and legendary Sunset Strip Music Festival.
A Michigan-born Los Angeles transplant, Talon cut his teeth in the music capital of the world with the modern metal band Killingbird, which he founded in 2000. In 2005, Talon joilent his guitar playing and songwriting talents to Scum Of The Earth, the side project of ROB ZOMBIE axeman Riggs. After a busy touring schedule that saw Talon performing around the country with acts such as HATEBREED and TYPE O NEGATIVE, Talon began experimenting with electronic dance music production. Inspired by the revolutionary new sounds in Dubstep and Glitch music generated by the likes of fellow metal-head-turned-DJ SKRILLEX, Talon recruited extra dose of heaviness and in an explosion of computer wires, guitar strings and patch cables, BLACKBURNER was born! Soon was remixing tracks and releasing original compositions through the Cleopatra imprint Hypnotic Records. The project immediately met with enormous success as compilations featuring BLACKBURNER alongside Dubstep luminaries RUSKO, NERO, DUBBA JONNY climbed the iTunes Electronic charts, while BLACKBURNER tracks racked up over over 80,000 individual downloads. Bolstered by this overwhelming on-line buzz, preparations were made for a full-length album - and now the time had came for BLACKBURNER to make its worldwide launch. Influenced by the member’s backgrounds as metal guitarists and vocalists, BLACKBURNER combines the heavily twisted and seriously aggressive bass beats of Dubstep and Glitch with the melodic hooks of Rock, Industrial and Electronica to create a daring yet widely appealing new hybrid sound.