New Jacobin Club

Categories: Groups and Duos

Genres: Alternative, Rock

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Saskatoon, SK

Description

The New Jacobin Club is Western Canada's longest running shock rock/performance art ensemble, bringing to their infamous live shows an eye-popping array of visual theatrics including sword swallowing, fire breathing, and a range of stunts with torches machetes, and sledgehammers.  The NJC’s riffy and anthematic metal-edged gothic punk with dual male & female vocalists and highlighted by soaring electric cello has been described as “somewhere between the realms of  mid era Judas Priest and newer era Misfits” (Metal Maniacs) and has even received thumbs up from Canada’s independent music authority EXCLAIM!, calling the NJC style “fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought.” 

    

 

News

  • Rise of the Empire! New Album Dropping from New Jacobin Club

    Rise of the Empire! New Album Dropping from New Jacobin Club

    September 24, 2022

    New Jacobin Club has been one of Western Canada's most enigmatic independent bands for over two decades, weaving tales of Lovecraftian horror with overtones of Oscar Wilde and a cheeky sense of self-awareness. Their costumed stage theatrics and sonic delivery have been lauded as “A bevy of fiendish visuals and a sound that brings together a cauldron of classic goth, 70’s rock, and power metal.” (Rue Morgue Magazine). International success of their albums "This Treason" (2010) and "Soldiers of The Mark" (2014) has taken them overseas where they are much loved by the UK steampunk and gothic rock communities.

    "Empire of Dis" is the title of the band’s upcoming full-length studio album, and shows the growth and maturity of the current line-up: Poison Candi (theremin, vocals), The Horde (guitar, vocals), Mistress Nagini (keyboards, stage theatrics), The Luminous (electric & acoustic cello), The Ruin (bass), and RatKing (drums), who have now been writing and performing together for nearly 13 years. 

    Tracking for the album began in 2019, but a near-fatal accident put producer-engineer Matthew Facca out of commission for the rest of the year. In 2021 the band picked up where they left off, and carefully crafted the most sonically and lyrically ambitious album of their 25 year career. "Empire of Dis" is a concept album set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world that has some rather sober and familiar themes - both geographically and historically Western Canadian.

    The album will be released on November 4 and will be available for pre-order directly from www.newjacobinclub.com starting October 1. The ten song album is an international collaboration featuring guest vocalist Lord Montague of SteampunkFunk Bizarre (New York), and the support of a fully animated video for the track “The Hunter” by producer Aleksei Postnikov and head animator Sasha Vodolazhchenko (Russia).

    “Empire of Dis” will be available as a digital download, standard CD, limited edition CD with 28 page hardcover book, and gold marble 12” vinyl. The singles “The Priestess” and “The Hunter” will be available on streaming services concurrently with the release of the album.

    photo credit: Kathryn Trembach

     

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Discography

  • Left Behind

    Various Artists

    June 2012

  • Soldiers of The Mark

    Various Artists

    September 2014

  • Anno XX Vivo (20th Anniversary Live)

    Various Artists

    January 2018

  • Music From Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

    Various Artists

    October 2019

  • The Final Entertainment Show

    Various Artists

    November 2008

  • The New Jacobin Club

    Various Artists

    August 2001

  • A Lesson in Mortality

    Various Artists

    November 2000

  • Retake the Throne

    Various Artists

    August 2003

  • Wicked City

    Various Artists

    July 2006

  • This Treason

    Various Artists

    October 2010

  • Plague Tales: 2015-2020

    Various Artists

    February 2021

    Collected unreleased studio recordings 2015-2020, studio demos and acoustic versions

Audio

Deceiver Heart

From Wicked City

Breath Like Wine

From This Treason

Videos

  • This Treason

    concept video shot by PCP Productions in co-operation with Paved Arts

    THE NEW JACOBIN CLUB & The Angry Teeth- "This Treason"
    off the album "This Treason"

  • The Creeping Flesh

    The Creeping Flesh" from The New Jacobin Club's album "Wicked City" available on Somnambulist Sound System (www.sssrecords.com).

  • Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1920) "Opium Den"

    Excerpt from NEW JACOBIN CLUB's new original soundtrack for the 1920 silent film starring John Barrymore. CD and digital download available October 2019. Order the soundtrack off their website: https://www.newjacobinclub.com/

  • Behind the Veil

    From the album "Plague Tales 2015-2020" - video features footage filmed in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Nottingham, UK