ASMR Featured August 2022 | Kill Shelter
Metropolis and Manic Depression
Edinburgh based Post-Punk/Darkwave producer and remixer, Pete Burns, is the creative force behind Kill Shelter. Kill Shelter has steadily gained traction in the community since 2018 with an absolutely impressive resume of remixes; including cult names such as: Christian Death, Aleister Crowley, and She Past Away.
With two previous collaborative LPs dating back to 2018, Damage under labels Unknown Pleasures and A Haunted Place (a subsequent collaboration with Antipole), under Manic Depression, as well as singles released under Burning World Records, Kill Shelter’s latest, Asylum is a collaborative release under Metropolis (North and South America) and Manic Depression (France).
In a World where voices matter more than ever, Asylum focuses on global issues such as domestic violence, and exploitation and human trafficking, among surrounding themes of personal disillusionment and mental health.
This massive release features collaborations with a veritable who’s who of pioneers from the scene, including (but not limited to), Stefan Netschio of Beborn Beton, Ronny Moorings of Clan of Xymox, and William Faith of Faith and the Muse.
With ground breaking press out of the gate, Asylum has quickly set the bar for LP of the year.
On the new single, In This Place, Pete and Stefan have this to say:
“Thousands of adults and children die or go missing every year whilst seeking refuge. The statistics are both heartbreaking and sobering. Extremely vulnerable people are constantly being abused at the hands of opportunistic criminals. In This Place tells just one of these many stories.”
– Pete Burns, Kill Shelter
“The dark and menacing nature of In This Place is definitely a departure from what people may have come to expect from me. I worked very closely with Kill Shelter on both the track and video – it’s a deeply emotive song and needed to be treated with respect and sensitivity to get the tone and delivery right. We wanted it to be both accessible and thought-provoking.”
– Stefan Netschio, Beborn Beton
I highly recommend checking out ASM’s Q and A with Pete here, and grabbing the entire discography available on Bandcamp: