SpankTheNun
The Bunker Tapes Vol 3

Release Date: 23 August 2023

SpankTheNunThe Bunker Tapes Vol 3
An unrivalled industrial experience awaits
An unrivalled industrial experience awaits with SpanTheNun’s “The Bunker Tapes Vol 3”. This stunning trilogy spans three decades, showcasing the band’s diverse capabilities in each track.

From heavy dark beats to intense lyrics and haunting vocals, listeners will be enthralled by the captivating stories that echo across each volume.

No corner is left untouched, as SpankTheNun’s unmistakable style permeates every element of their intricate compositions. Each tune is a riveting journey through the depths of darkness, expertly composed and performed to elevate your listening experience.

Suppose you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to add raw emotion to your day-to-day routine. In that case, this collection is an absolute must-have—it’s the epitome of deep, brooding industrial sound and inventive composition.

So don’t wait any longer—embrace The Bunker Tapes and dive into the dark, daring world of SpankTheNun!
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The Bunker Tapes VOL III brings The Bunker Tapes trilogy to its conclusion. The trilogy was envisioned to represent a fictitious 30 year career of a band that never really existed, covering influences from 1994 – 2024.

The Bunker Tapes VOL III covers themes of loss from the pandemic and real world virus that took millions of lives from us. The opening track On The Run explores the world we wrap ourselves in to conform and fall in line. The world in which we struggle to find ourselves and as we fight against the system to be an individual yet still we easily are swayed into to towing the line and playing our part. We are constantly on the run from who we truly are.

About The Bunker Tapes Trilogy:
The trilogy see the start clearly rooted in early 90s Belgium and German EBM and Dark Electro with influences from Leather Strip, Skinny Puppy and Wumpscut. This is the music that SPANKTHENUN would’ve been making in the early 90s if the band existed back then. The second volume see’s that influence move towards the early 2000’s influences, adding in influences from new styles and sub-genre’s of industrial music. The final volume finds itself showcasing a more refined yet minimal sound, that is clearly influence by more modern approaches to dark dance music. Less four on the floor and more musical, yet simple.

The trilogy of The Bunker Tapes was conceived in the early 2020s just as the reality of the global pandemic was first settling in. the band envisioned a future where everything is destroyed and hundreds of years from now archeologists are digging in the dirt and find the ruins of Glitch Studios where SPANKTHENUN has recorded all of their work. They discover a long lost collection of digital audio tapes in this underground bunker and call them The Bunker Tapes.

Tracks like “This Is Not A Drill” and “Desolation Unknown” explore the daily roller coaster of emotions and uncertainty that we dealt with each day during the pandemic. Tracks like “The Wretched” and “Madman” place the blame on our leaders and on ourselves for putting them in power.

The album wraps with “Fuck The Apocalypse” (a fan favorite of the live shows) which just says we have had enough. We know it is real, but it’s time to rebuild and put it all behind us. Maybe we will get it right this time.

For the first two Bunker Tapes albums SPANKTHENUN enlisted the talents of the legendary Claus Larsen of Kulte and Leather Strip fame. The third album the enlisted the talents of Claus Larsen’s right hand man John Mirland to mix and master the new album.

The Bunker Tapes VOL III bringt die Bunker Tapes-Trilogie zum Abschluss. Die Trilogie sollte eine fiktive 30-jährige Karriere einer Band darstellen, die nie wirklich existierte und Einflüsse von 1994 bis 2024 abdeckte.

The Bunker Tapes VOL III behandelt Themen des Verlustes durch die Pandemie und das Virus der realen Welt, das uns Millionen von Menschenleben gekostet hat. Der Eröffnungstrack On The Run erforscht die Welt, in die wir uns einwickeln, um uns anzupassen und in Einklang zu kommen. Die Welt, in der wir darum kämpfen, uns selbst zu finden, und während wir gegen das System kämpfen, um ein Individuum zu sein, werden wir immer noch leicht dazu gebracht, die Linie zu schleppen und unsere Rolle zu spielen. Wir sind ständig auf der Flucht vor dem, was wir wirklich sind.

Über Die Bunker Tapes-Trilogie:

Die Trilogie sieht den Start deutlich in den frühen 90er Jahren Belgien und Deutschland EBM und Dark Electro mit Einflüssen von Leather Strip, Skinny Puppy und Wumpscut. Dies ist die Musik, die SPANKTHENUN in den frühen 90er Jahren gemacht hätte, wenn es die Band damals gegeben hätte. Der zweite Band sieht, dass sich dieser Einfluss in Richtung der Einflüsse der frühen 2000er Jahre bewegt und Einflüsse aus neuen Stilen und Subgenres der Industriemusik hinzufügt. Der letzte Band zeigt einen raffinierteren, aber minimalen Klang, der eindeutig von moderneren Ansätzen zur dunklen Tanzmusik beeinflusst wird. Weniger als vier auf dem Boden und mehr musikalisch, aber einfach.

Die Trilogie von The Bunker Tapes wurde Anfang der 2020er Jahre konzipiert, gerade als sich die Realität der globalen Pandemie zum ersten Mal einstellte. Die Band stellte sich eine Zukunft vor, in der alles zerstört wird, und in Hunderten von Jahren graben Archäologen im Dreck und finden die Ruinen der Glitch Studios, in denen SPANKTHENUN ihre gesamte Arbeit aufgenommen hat. Sie entdecken eine lange verlorene Sammlung digitaler Audiobänder in diesem unterirdischen Bunker und nennen sie The Bunker Tapes.

Tracks wie “This Is Not A Drill” und “Desolation Unknown” erkunden die tägliche Achterbahn der Emotionen und Unsicherheit, mit der wir uns jeden Tag während der Pandemie auseinandergesetzt haben. Tracks wie “The Wretched” und “Madman” geben unseren Führern und uns selbst die Schuld dafür, dass wir sie an die Macht gebracht haben.

Das Album endet mit “Fuck The Apocalypse” (einem Fan-Favoriten der Live-Shows), das nur sagt, dass wir genug haben. Wir wissen, dass es real ist, aber es ist an der Zeit, wieder aufzubauen und alles hinter uns zu lassen. Vielleicht werden wir es dieses Mal richtig machen.

Für die ersten beiden Bunker Tapes-Alben rekrutierte SPANKTHENUN die Talente des legendären Claus Larsen von Kulte und Leather Strip. Das dritte Album rekrutierte die Talente von Claus Larsens rechter Hand, John Mirland, um das neue Album zu mischen und zu mastern.

SPANKTHENUN is a band born into the apocalypse with their first album released at the beginning of 2020 and built upon the embers of living thre a truly global pandemic. Their influences might have originally been from fiction and sci-fi incluences… but this band was abruptly awaken by the fact that the virus and the panic is real and we are living it now. This is not some story in a book.

The band has adapted to the digital tools and built their fan base on digital platforms, finally turning it into real life face to face interactions through their live shows in 2022 and 2023. Their lives shows are quickly building a following, with their technically accurate and deadly precision, and the the energy and audience interaction they bring.

SPANKTHENUN has got entire crowds of Rob Zombie rock fans to move to the beat and chant along to the Industrial Beats. They have won the respects of veteran artists like Suicide Commando and Christian Death and their fans. They have already headlined and play to sold out crowds… this band is just getting started and the live show is were they are focused now.

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