The Amatory Murder are proud to release Room 208, the third single off their upcoming record Singularity Complex. Room 208 is shot by director Jonathan Rivera — who is no stranger to working with the band on their visual endeavors (Rivera attended high school with singer Christian Peppas aka Xian Murder and has been a go-to filmmaker over the years). This fun, sexy, short “horror-esque” film has Rivera taking an initial gritty, abstract idea and bringing it to life — this time pushing some boundaries. Really looking to think outside the box, the band also enlisted the services of longtime collaborator and personal friend Sara ‘Primary’ Lieck with her team Entertainment X Primary.
Longtime allies of the LGBTQ community, Xian and Primary made the decision of flipping off social norms with The Amatory Murder’s all-female gender nonbinary cast — even the mysterious central character itself is played by Primary. And looking closely you’ll see friend of the band and alternative icon Shirley Tragic Doll — previously seen on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! — lounging in the background throughout the video. Room 208 appears to be the rock n’ roll after-party any concert-goer would love to attend…or is it? The Amatory Murder album Singularity Complex is due out at the end of October.
THE AMATORY MURDER BIOGRAPHY 2020
The Amatory Murder is an alternative rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Originally, starting with only Christian Peppas (a.k.a. Xian Murder), a guitar and synthesizers, the band now includes drummer Scott Genovese, guitarist Christian “The Governor” Buckley, and bassist Binx Noir. The band employ a variety of foundational textures to create an ethereal landscape, grungy punk sensibilities, and pop beat arrangements. Combined with heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are topped off with melodic lyrics. While The Amatory Murder sometimes cites classic rock influences, the songs manage to keep a modern 21st-century sound.
The band has toured nationally in the United States. Sharing the stage with an eclectic range of noteworthy artists including Stabbing Westward, Julien-K, Combichrist, The Dreaming, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and the Red Paintings, their break-through sound connects to audiences on all levels with dynamic choruses and energetic compositions. In addition to tours, The Amatory Murder were honored to be a part of #MakeChesterProud, a mental health and suicide awareness benefit in memory of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington organized by Fuse veteran VJ Tim “No.37” Martinez.
To date, all albums and recordings have been engineered, produced, financed and released entirely by the band. A Different Frequency (2011), “A Haunting” (Exploiting Our Dreams, 2014), and “My Nightmare” (2015), which accompanied a music video premiered by Revolver Magazine, are among several popular fan favorites. F*ck It! We’ll Do It Live is the band’s first live album recorded and mixed in June 2016 at King Killer Studios (Brooklyn, NY). Neurotica, The Amatory Murder’s 2016 full-length studio album includes the upbeat, sexy crowd-pleaser “The Deadliest Rose.”
The band is set to release their sixth record and third full-length album, Singularity Complex, in Autumn of 2020 which includes current singles “Master”, “My Love” and the upcoming single “Room 208.” Though the album’s theme is meant to be abstruse, overarching ideas of technology, government, and media are personified to give life to these otherwise dark times. The album is a cathartic, cerebral journey that catapults the listener into a hauntingly beautiful, dystopian society without ever compromising their brand artistry.