The French industrial-goth metal band Porn have just released their third album,’The Ogre Inside’, from which the song ‘You Will Be The Death Of Me’ has a provocative new video available now. Porn leader Philippe Deschemin describes the song as being about “life, death and love and the fact that love is like humans – mortal. I am obsessed by death, which I see everywhere. Everything ends, everything dies. And sometimes, maybe always, being in a relationship means to kill the previous version of yourself. You change, and in a way you die, to be reborn as another you. The new video is a metaphor for death, a ‘mise à mort’, and I wanted to place the female protagonist in the dominant position.”              

A milestone record for the band, the concept of ’The Ogre Inside’ is based on the sci-fi novel ‘Contoyen’, written by Deschemin and published in 2014. From the 90’s industrial rock sound of album opener ‘Sunset Of Cruelty’ right through to the brooding goth-metal atmosphere of the title song that ends the record, Porn take the listener on a journey into the darkest corners of the mind.

Named after the classic ‘Pornography’ album by The Cure and influenced by early 80’s electronic noise exponents such as SPK and Esplendor Geometrico, the 80’s/90’s dark rock lineage of Bauhaus, Fields Of The Nephilim and Type O Negative, plus post-punk and industrial rock/metal acts such as Killing Joke, KMFDM and Marilyn Manson, Porn formed in 1999 when psychology and sociology student Philippe Deschemin decided to start a band. His mission was to create aggressive yet sexy, powerful, dark and dangerous music : “something like a beautiful, tasty fruit with a razor blade inside.”

The band released its debut album in 2004 and an EP a year later, which are currently available together on the collection ‘A Decade In Glitter And Danger’. These were followed by a second album in 2011 entitled ‘From The Void To The Infinite’, plus the 2015 covers and remixes compilation ‘Deconstruct’, which followed the publication of Deschemin’s first novel, ‘Contoyen’. Deschemin is also a member of the group An Erotic End Of Times, who released their own debut album in the spring of 2017. Aside from his musical and literary career, he is a visiting lecturer in political philosophy, a journalist and publisher.          


Philippe Deschemin : vocals, bass, guitar, synth, drum programming

Mehdi Desoeuvre : guitar, bass

Erwan Frugier : synth, guitar

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