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“Sellout” Is The Lead Track From Upcoming Album Apex Predator
Produced By The Legendary John Fryer & To Be Released By COP International In 2021

After signing with indie label COP International Records in February, Stoneburner today releases the first taste of new music with catchy track “Sellout” that examines the pitfalls of the music industry, the battle to get ahead in it, and the downfall of having no tours the past year to stay engaged.

Stoneburner is the post-industrial music and art project from prolific multimedia creative Steven Archer. Baltimore-based Archer is also known for co-founding the darkwave gothic rock duo Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records) with Donna Lynch that formed in 1999 and has successfully released several albums and completed several tours in Europe.

Stoneburner is steeped in sci-fi themes and is inspired by many of the otherworldly fiction Archer likes to read and the accompanying videos for each song that Archer self-produces are mired in these themes as well. The project’s name is taken from a weapon from the science fiction novel Dune; Archer’s once guiding light for the project was seeking to answer the question, “What would dance music on Dune planet Arrakis sound like?”

“Sellout” is the first taste of the music that will be forthcoming on Stoneburner’s first album for COP International, called Apex Predator. The track is being released as part of an EP that includes remixes from Klack as well as labelmates Stabbing Westward and Sick Jokes.

As Archer exclusively tells Outburn of the track, "'Sellout' was written deep in the midst of this past COVID winter. I was very frustrated not being able to tour and debating different options to bring attention to my various projects. I think I ended up writing a song and making a video that manages to be funny, true to my work, and makes a comment on our corner of the music industry. Doing so also helped me get a great deal with COP International, so in the end, it did its job before even being released!"

Apex Predator is set to be released in 2021 and will be produced by the lauded John Fryer whose production credits include Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, and Love & Rockets. Fryer also acts as COP International’s A&R agent. The album will be a follow-up to Stoneburner’s last self-released LP Technology Implies Belligerence. Says Archer of that release, “It was the industrial record that I have been promising myself I would make for my entire life."

More announcements regarding Stoneburner will be forthcoming in 2021.

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released April 16, 2021

Written and produced by Steven Archer - Egotrip studios Baltimore MD
Mixing and addition production - John Fryer
Mastered by Mark Alan Miller @ Sonelab by Mark Alan Miller

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Stoneburner Baltimore, Maryland

Stoneburner is the solo project from Steven Archer that combines tribal fusion electronic dance music with experimental sounds. Steven Archer is a multifaceted musician, artist, and writer. He is best known for his work with the electronic rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records) as well has is abstract electronica project ::Hopeful Machines:: ... more

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