NEWS: Beauty In Chaos unveil ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)' by Tyler Bates (Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick, The Watchmen)

NEWS: Beauty In Chaos unveil ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)’ by Tyler Bates (Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick, The Watchmen)

If you are an avid reader of God is in The TV Zine, you’ll recall that, earlier this year, we introduced you to the album The Storm Before The Calm, the latest album from LA-based indie / post-punk supergroup Beauty in Chaos. Today we present you the premiere for their new single ‘Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)’, created by film composer Tyler Bates and featuring Rafe Pearlman on vocals. You may know Bates as the former lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson, but he is also an established music producer and composer for film, television, and video game scores. (i.e. Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick, The Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, 300, Sucker Punch). He also produced Manson’s albums Pale Emperor and Heaven Upside Down. 

This is the second single from the new BIC remix-based release ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’, just released on vinyl (8 tracks), CD (14 tracks) and digitally (27 tracks). The full digital version is included with an LP / CD purchase. Limited-edition colored vinyl also includes an exclusive cover-art poster, signed by the many of the artists involved. It can be ordered in its various formats directly from

At the centre of Beauty in Chaos is guitarist Michael Ciravolo, formerly of Human Drama and Gene Loves Jezevel (Michael Aston’s version) and also President of Schecter Guitars. If Ciravolo, Pearlman and Bates’ presence weren’t enough, this track also features producer Michael Rozon (Ministry) on keys and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson) on drums. Directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films, this video was filmed on location at Tyler Bates’ Abattoir Studio in Studio City, CA. 

The ‘Box Cutter’ remix takes the song in a more condensed and esoteric direction, while the video offers a sort of an introspective, behind-the-scenes look. Bates’s notes, “Music is very personal to me, so it’s rare that I remix or re-imagine another artist’s music. But after decades of sharing our musical experiences through friendship, I was thrilled when Michael urged me to create a new expression of ‘Temple of Desire’ that is truly my own. The original song is already amazing, so the bar was a high mark to reach, but Rafe Pearlman’s evocative lyrics and soulful vocal performance inspired me to explore a new dimension for this track. I love both versions!” 

“I always strive so that each of our videos has a different look and feel.  I love the simplicity of this video, which is further accented by Vicente’s use of black & white.  It is certainly the polar opposite of our last video ‘A Kind Cruelty’ (The Sinistrality Mix)’, says Michael Ciravolo. 

I’ve known Tyler since his days in Pet and  he quickly became one of my best friends.  Along with BIC producer Michael Rozon, Tyler is one of the best all-around musicians I know.  It has been a joy to watch him become one of the biggest composers in film and television.  I give them both all the credit of introducing Rafe Pearlman to our BIC Family.  I didn’t know what to expect from Rafe in this video as a performer, but he proved to be quite expressive and engaging.  I think this video captures an element of fun in making music.  Hell, even the name of the remix is a bit of an inside joke!   

This Beauty In Chaos album involves many producers, artists and DJs, including Tim Palmer (The Mission, U2, David Bowie), John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, HIM, Depeche Mode), The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, EDM star Bentley Jones, Marilyn Manson’s guitarist Paul Wiley and Human Drama’s Johnny Indovina, along with Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), The Mission’s Simon Hinkler, Richard Fortus (G’nR), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy. The WonderStuff), Nick Johnston, and both Wayne Hussey and Cinthya Hussey (whose beautiful painting also graces the cover) does a beautiful rendition of ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’.  


Rafe Pearlman: vocals

Michael Ciravolo: guitar

Tyler Bates: guitar, synth, guitarviol

Tish Ciravolo: bass

Gil Sharone: drums

Video directed by Vicente Cordero / Industrialism Films

Single remix created by Tyler Bates

Song written by R. Pearlman / M. Rozon / M. Ciravolo

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