Charlie Schmid, best known as the former drummer for NYC black-metal acts Tombs and Vaura, has ventured into solo territory with Deity, his debut album as "goth-country" auteur Del Judas. In the wake of the record's release earlier this month via Primal Architecture, he's unveiled a haunting, industrial remix of the song's lead single "Of Love and Death" — reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy by way of Chris Isaak and David Lynch — courtesy of Fade Kainer, his former Tombs compatriot, who has also been cranking out moody tunes as of late with his own project, Statiqbloom. Scroll down to hear the creepy new version.
"This remix by my former bandmate and friend, Fade Kainer of Statiqbloom, distills the most menacing aspects from "Of Love and Death" into a brutal and beautiful sonic landscape," Schmid says of the roiling new take. "It's immersive and immense, atmospheric as hell, and taps into that tension between sensuality and rage that play out within the song."
Listen to the original version of Del Judas' "Of Love and Death" below: