Mar 272013


ATTRITION – The Unraveller of Angels


Introducing the all new and long awaited album from legendary dark industrial pioneers ATTRITION.

Released April 2013 in vinyl, CD and download editions!


Founder Martin Bowes has teamed up with US singer Tylean on vocals and created 10 new works varying in style from industrial to gothic to dark ambient soundscapes, whilst lyrically continuing his exploration of introspective themes of life, love and death…


A serious progression from any of the previous ATTRITION albums this one has a host of special guest appearances:

Mona Mur (Einsturzende Neubauten, En Esch etc), Matt Howden (Seiben etc), Annie Hogan (Marc and the Mambas, Nick Cave etc)

Erica Mulkey (Unwoman) Ian Arkley (My Silent Wake, Seventh Angel) Jyri Glynn, Joanna Dalin and more..

Featuring album artwork by renowned German photographer Holger Karas.

Cover model Jezebel Iscariot

Album orders direct from the band…at shows or through the official bandcamp page

will include an extra special gift – for the month of April – The Narcissist LP – a 10 track album of remixes from Void Prototype/Ankst/Fear Passage/Lagowski

/Pete Every/Inscissors/Analog Angel/DJ Darkside/Contaminated Intelligence/Lagowski2


Martin is currently working with French film maker Daniel Gouyette on a documentary and music videos to accompany the album,

and planning tours in Europe, North and South America, New Zealand and more…


The promo video for the first single : Narcissist is here now


Press/DJ’s and promoters do please contact us for a full press pack of music and images


ATTRITION – The Unraveller of Angels


01 The Unraveller

02 Karma Mechanic

03 Narcissist

04 Histrionic!

05 One Horse Rider

06 Snakepit

07 Suicide Engineer

08 The Causal Agent

09 Hollow Latitudes

10 The Internal Narrator


Music and lyrics: Martin Bowes

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin

at the Cage studios, Coventry, England. 2009 – 2012

Photography by Holger Karas

Cover model: Jezebel


A Two Gods Production

Exklageto 03CD


listen to the album and order here:





The Unraveller of Angels tour

dates so far….


April 20th : Death Disco, Ogigou 16, Psirri, Athens, Greece

May 4th : Reproduktion 13 festival. Roundhouse, London, England.

May 16th : The Spill, Peterborough, ON, Canada

May 17th : STAIN @ Nocturne, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 18th : Swizzles, Ottawa, ON, Canada

May 19th : Cabaret Playhouse, Montreal, QC, Canada

June 19th – 26th…New Zealand…tbc

September…mid – west coast USA ….tbc

September 28th : Tower Transmissions festival, Dresden, Germany

October 12th : Santiago, Chile…details tba

November… Poland tba


“Inside a cage of sound,  Cold waves of electronics are juxtaposed against voices that seep through cracks in the walls of machinery and wires. Lyrics dart out in bullets from soundscapes peppered in sharp vocals and sound bites. A viola plays in the distance, giving life to this inorganic mass…

Such is the imagery that spawns Attrition, who, with its marriage of the classic and modern, has brought to music the equivalent of a surrealist painting. From its earlier sparse and stark soundscapes, to a more expansive palette of orchestral work, Attrition has successfully melded several genres into one. The music flows – from gothic to industrial to experimental to classical – so smoothly, they might as well be making their own category.

With more than twenty albums of constant variety, and an ever-expanding sound, they remain one of music’s darker and fascinating lights.”



Album Discography


1982. This Death House- a soundtrack

1983. Action and reaction

1984. The Attrition Of Reason

1985. Smiling, At The Hypogonder Club

1986. In The Realm Of The Hungry Ghosts

1988. At The Fiftieth Gate

1991. A Tricky Business

1993. The Hidden Agenda

1995. Ephemera a soundtrack

1996. Three Arms & A Dead Cert

1997. Etude – classical interpretations

1999. The Jeopardy Maze

1999. Esoteria – a collection of ambient works

2000. Heretic Angels – live in the USA

2000. The Hand that Feeds the remixes

2001. Keepsakes & Reflections rarities

2003. The Eternity LP – a collection of classical remixes and rarities

2004. Dante’s Kitchen

2006. Something Stirs. The beginning. 1981 – 83

2008. All mine enemy’s whispers. The story of Mary Ann Cotton

2009. Kill the Buddha! – Live in Europe & the USA

2010. Wrapped in the guise of my friend. Covers. 17 songs re-interpreted.

2010. Dreamtime Collectors. 1980 – 2010. A best of

2011. Demonstro. 1981 – 86. double vinyl LP of rarities

2011. The truth in dark corners: Live in Holland. 1985

2012. Invocation. film soundtrack.

2013. The Unraveller of Angels….


“Attrition is experimentation of the highest order… orbiting some strange star with an atmosphere of fear to breathe.  Attrition is extraordinary music for connoisseurs of challenge”


” ,,,the name Attrition is universally lauded and accepted as an innovator, a dark and creative force unparalleled by modern musicians ”


“an entrancing blend of insistent electronics and beautiful orchestration…Bowes is without doubt one of the greatest living composers…” Industrial Nation


” Creating and exploring rich shadowy electronic soundscapes…interweaving the ephemeral with the operatic, the sound can at once calm your soul and chill your bones…”

The Hatchet/USA