Monday, September 17, 2012

Beryl Beloved

Country of origin: United States
Year of creation: 2009
City/ Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Beryl Bacavis - Vocal, keyboards, Electric Guitars, Additional Guitars
Hands Without a Face - Bass, Backing Vocals
The Mechanical Hound - Drum Machine
Vaux "Jimmy" Borden (2009-10) - Bass, Backing Vocals

Official site:
Official contact mail:
Beryl Beloved
c/o Chris Bacavis
1368 Portland Gold Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-4449

Official Biography:
BERYL BELOVED ("Beryl" pronounced to rhyme with Cheryl) is a two-man/one-machine alternative outfit based in Colorado, which retains even today the melodic, full-bodied spirit of post-punk, deathrock, and eighties-era gothic rock. Their impressionistic, lyric-focused songs draw from predecessors like Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Southern Death Cult, and others - merging intricate but uncomplicated progressions together with their own brand of storytelling.

Beryl Beloved's first full-length album is slated for release in February of 2012. The band's debut EP, "Dressed for Burial," is currently available through iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, CD Baby, and a number of other digital distribution sites.

Their track "Last Rites" was recently featured on Drowned Visions, the 7th CD compilation from Dark Horizons. This double-disc collection was released in late 2011 with a limited run of 100 copies. "Foot Stuck Child" also appeared on Subculture Shock's Fall 2010 compilation, alongside acts like Bloody Dead And Sexy, The Birthday Massacre, and Solemn Novena. This cd was made available to participants of the show's semi-annual fund drive for WNRN 91.9 FM in Central Virginia. For nearly 15 years, WNRN's Subculture Shock has been the area's premier radio show for Goth, Industrial, Deathrock, Darkwave, and related genres.

The band has received regular airplay on 90.5 WUSC FM (Dark Entries) in South Carolina, 91.9 FM (Subculture Shock) in central Virginia, and WMBR 88.1 FM (Bats in the Belfry) in Cambridge, MA. "Procession" and "Last Rites" have been featured by U.K. DJ Martin Oldgoth on his weekly online radio show 'thirteen13,' and older demo tracks "Bought and Sold" and "Down Low" have also received airplay on Kansas City's 90.1 FM (Retro Red-Eye Express). Beryl Beloved's songs have been spun at clubs locally as well as internationally, most notably appearing on playlists at The Church and Beauty Bar in Denver, and Dead & Buried in the U.K.

Official Discography:
Dressed for Burial EP (2010) - limited physical release
Dressed for Burial EP (2011) - digital release with 2 bonus tracks, "Last Rites" and "The Bitter Hour"

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