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We are very excited to premier the release of The Purge’s new EP single “It was Worse Than I Thought” I have been a fan of the Thomas Duerig’s music for some time now. I feel like this track was a wonderful evolution from some of his earlier power screaming into the void and instead brings an emotive pleading cast forth at the world. One of the great strengths of this project is Thomas doesn’t sound like the typical voices I associate with Dark Wave music. He flings forth lilting and exposed melodies that hold so much feeling.
Musically this release is driving with the synth pads far to the front. I was taken in by how organic it sounds. The ringing of chimes and bells. The grinding mechanical attacks were a nice tribute to Pretty Hate Machine that turned 30 years old this week. I hear a lot of that influence in The Purge but with this single in particular it stands out. That letting the world into a head swimming with emotion that you don’t really have a grip on. The guitar lines are fierce and aggressive but used sparingly to add real weight and power. It is a song that takes you somewhere leading by it’s heart.
Thomas has also used this song as a vehicle for change. I recently did a piece about artists supporting the things they believe in and Thomas is putting his money where his mouth is.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE SONGS ON BANDCAMP, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020, will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention through their Virginia Beach Chapter.*
These two tracks are a continuation from the album The Purge produced in the Summer of 2017. The story so far has been “Carried Away,” “Is He Alive,” “Hurt You,” and “Damaged If I Don’t Broken If I Do.”
There are nine songs on this “lost album” in total. When all of the songs have been released, there will be a remastering of the old tracks before an album release.
The Purge has recently associated with their local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and will be donating all proceeds earned from this release until the end of the year to the AFSP. Remember that sometimes there’s a lot to say, we are social animals, and, if you are feeling overwhelmed with life or feel like there is no one who will listen, there are people who want to hear from you and you are not alone. Very special thank you to Katherine Martinez for compiling the following resources:
Crisis lines (available 24/7)
National Suicide Prevention hotline: 1800-273-8255 (veterans press option 1)
Crisis textline: text TALK to 741741 – law enforcement can text BLUE to 741741
Veterans textline: 838255
The Trevor Project (Crisis line for LGTBQ+): 1866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Translife line support for transgender people from people who are also transgender: 1877-565-8860
SAGE LGBT Elder hotline support for older adults: 1888-234-7249 (SAGE)
RAINN sexual assault/rape (available 24/7): 1800-656-4673
Domestic Violence Hotline (available 24/7): 1800-799-7233
Human Trafficking Hotline (available 24/7): 1888-373-7888
Child Abuse Hotline (Available 24/7): 1800-552-7096
Military One Source (Available 24/7): 1800-342-9647
Safe Call Now for First Responders (available 24/7): 1206-459-3020
Cop 2 Cop for First Responders (available 24/7): 1866-267-2267
Code9 for First Responders: 1929-244-9911
https://rainn.org/ offers support to someone who is a survivor of sexual assault or abuse (RAINN)
https://www.halfofus.com/ gives information on mental health conditions
http://www.ulifeline.org/ connects college students to mental health services
https://connect2affect.org/ connects the elderly who may be struggling
http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/ connects persons seeking help for eating disorders
http://www.aftersilence.org/ online support group for survivors of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse
http://breakthecycle.org/ gives information on supporting people ages 12-24 on how to build healthy relationships without abuse
https://deafdove.org/ helps those in the Deaf and deaf community who may be in an abusive relationship
https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ resource to report human trafficking or seek help if you are someone being trafficked.
https://youarerad.org/ helps find free mental healthcare
https://adaa.org/ helps give information on mental disorders like anxiety as well as support for those who need it.
https://dbasilence.org/ depression and bipolar support alliance that helps people find support groups and information