Craft Recordings will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Motionless In White’s acclaimed debut album, “Creatures,” with a special reissue, available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, Oct. 9.
The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital release includes three bonus tracks – “Dragula,” “Creatures” (Celldweller Beauty Remix), and “Mallevs Maleficarvm” (Tim Skold Remix). Limited to just 1,000 copies, the cassette can be found via the band’s merch website or at craftrecordings.com. The LP, meanwhile, comes pressed on yellow, purple, and black-splattered vinyl and is available exclusively on the band’s website.
The Scranton metal band also plans to perform “Creatures” in its entirety during a live stream event on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tickets for the “deadstream,” as they’re calling it, are on sale now for $10 at miwmerch.com.
Declared to be “America’s premier industri-metal goth-core outfit” by Alternative Press, Motionless In White formed in 2005 in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area while its members were still in high school. Influenced by Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Slipknot, and Rob Zombie, the young group gained a devoted fan base thanks to their moody blend of driving metal, goth, and industrial music, as well as their striking aesthetic.
Following their 2007 debut EP, “The Whorror,” and a successful run on the Warped Tour, MIW caught the ears of Fearless Records. Upon signing, they released a follow-up EP, “When Love Met Destruction,” in 2009 and entered the studio with producer Andrew Wade (The Word Alive, A Day to Remember, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!), to record their first full-length.
The result was 2010’s “Creatures,” which was inspired by – and dedicated to – the band’s ardent fan base, who call themselves “Creatures.” Ahead of recording, MIW encouraged their fans to send in lyrics, many of which were collectively included in the title track. The album also included the participation of fellow artists, including Nick Brooks of It Dies Today, who contributed vocals to the single “Abigail,” as well as Andre Bravo of In Alcatraz 1962, who sang on “Cobwebs.” Other highlights included “Immaculate Misconception” (the video featured a cameo by Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) and the single “Puppets (The First Snow).”