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The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Album 'The Great Electronic Swindle'

THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo) doesn't just want to entertain audiences; he strives to engage and challenge them, emotionally and intellectually; to share stories with them. Changes in his personal life and the world in general have inspired him to speak with increasing openness-and listen attentively to the words and ideas of others as well. Language-in all its gravity and fluidity-plays a pivotal role on the album THE GREAT ELECTRONIC SWINDLE due out October 20 on Last Gang Records.

Pre-order the album now and also receive four album tracks: the two versions of "My Name Is Thunder," plus "Saint Bass City Rockers" and "Pirates Punks & Politics":

The artistic evolution of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS has enabled one of electronic music's most engaging producers and songwriters to work more closely with a diverse array of artists. Today, September 12, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS has revealed the new album single "Pirates, Punks & Politics" featuring Perry Farrell. For the song which premiered via the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1 Dan Carter show, Rifo chose the modern rock innovator and legendary Jane's Addiction vocalist, and reunited him with superstar drummer Tommy Lee to write and record this timely, politically charged musical manifesto. Listen here:

Other collaborations on the album come from deep within the rock world such as Gallows, Anders Friden of In Flames, Deap Vally and JET who banded together for their first recording in seven years with the double single "My Name Is Thunder." There are also appearances from Greta Svabo Bech, known for her angelic vocals, pop's Eric Nally (Foxy Shazam) and Mr. Talkbox, plus Rival Sons' Jay Buchanan who takes a twist with the ballad "Nothing But Love." Also included on the 17-song collection are three THE BLOODY BEETROOTS instrumentals "The Day Of The Locust," "10,000 Prophets" and "Saint Bass City Rockers." The full track list follows below.
Check out the new "My Name Is Thunder" official video here:
Along with the track listing, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS has revealed THE GREAT ELECTRONIC SWINDLE's cover art. For it, he continues to work with Tanino Liberatore, the legendary Italian comic author and illustrator. An early and enduring inspiration to Rifo, Liberatore created RanXerox, one of the most iconic anti-heroes featured in the pages of Heavy Metal. Record collectors will recognize Liberatore's work from album covers including Frank Zappa's The Man from Utopia, and his striking images-previously showcased on the sleeve art for THE BLOODY BEETROOTS' first two albums Romborama and Hideremain an integral element of Rifo's visual presentation.In support of THE GREAT ELECTRONIC SWINDLE, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS will set off on his "My Name Is Thunder" live tour. Kicking off October 27 in San Diego, CA, the 10-date tour will hit many U.S. major markets and dip into Canada. Fans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto and New York will experience THE BLOODY BEETROOTS band for its first live shows in North America in over three years.
THE BLOODY BEETROOTS is the moniker of artist, producer and mastermind Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo who celebrates his 10-year anniversary in 2017. Born in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, Rifo was inspired by a lifelong love of comic books and punk rock, which comprise the visceral kick of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS' sound. Unleashing his first recordings in 2007, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS' sound has been featured in commercials, TV shows and video games, and powered dozens of remixes for artists including Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers, The Refused, Peaches, Crossfaith and Britney Spears.
THE BLOODY BEETROOTS' discography includes a string of successful EPs and two full length albums including 2009's Romborama and 2013's Hide, which featured collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney, Steve Aoki, Tommy Lee, Dennis Lyxzen of Refused, P-Thugg of Chromeo, Theophilus London, Youth and guitar legend Peter Frampton. Always clad in a mask and leather, Rifo conceals his identity as he rocks international audiences from intimate clubs to festival stages.
North American dates for the "My Name Is Thunder Tour" are:
Music Box
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
The Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Depot
Salt Lake City, UT
Summit Music Hall
Denver, CO
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Concord Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Magic Stick
Detroit, MI
Opera House
Toronto, ON
Brooklyn, NY

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