Boy Harsher, A Split-Second, Riki & more for the inaugural Flesh & Steel Festival

Restless Presents, in partnership with SYNTHICIDE and Saint Vitus, announces the single day lineup, single event passes, and ticket bundle packages for FLESH & STEEL, a multi-venue, multi-date descent into darkness. In just one month the tribes of darkwave, industrial, EBM, coldwave, and other forms of moody opaqueness shall converge upon Brooklyn, New York for the maiden launch of FLESH & STEEL December 1st to December 3rd. Conceptualized and curated by a cabal formed by LA-based promoters Restless Presents, who enlisted NYC fixtures David Castillo of Saint Vitus and DJ/promoter/journalist Andi Harriman of SYNTHICIDE, FLESH & STEEL celebrates humanity, machinery, and new ways of thinking about all things electronic and invigorating.

With consecutive nights at Saint Vitus, Knockdown Center, the Meadows, and Good Room, FLESH & STEEL is poised to be the electronic/post-punk destination for the Eastern Seaboard—and beyond.

FLESH & STEEL’s commitment to this new live series seeks to transcend both history and the future for three full days in the concrete jungle. It kicks off Thursday at Saint Vitus with powerhouse performances by bonafide Canadian goth-pop legends PSYCHE and LA’s SACRED SKIN (the multi-directional electro-rock unit helmed by Brian Tarney). The evening is backed by the robotic and romantic RARE DM, strident post-punks LATHE OF HEAVEN, and mesmerizing DJ sets from prominent underground imprint DISKO OBSKURA and MAYLAND.

On Friday, the widely acclaimed BOY HARSHER will conjure their dark trippiness all over Knockdown Center alongside Belgian EBM legends A SPLIT-SECOND, compelling dance engine SOFT CRASH, with DJ sets from ANDI (SYNTHICIDE) and KONTRAVOID. FLESH & STEEL also reveals the addition of Dutch electronic music pioneer DAS DING and MS. BOAN. Due to popular demand, alongside the main room performances at Knockdown Center, a second stage has been added, shining a spotlight on an undercard of futurist artists including NIGHT SINS, GHOST COP, CATHERINE MOAN, and a live performance from Saint Vitus founder David Castillo with his industrial solo project CONFINES.

FLESH & STEEL’s final night culminates with two presentations manifesting as the best living electronic mixtape you’ve heard in a while. The early program begins at The Meadows featuring synth pop/romantic icon, RIKI, synth-punk duo ORTROTASCE, with support from the propulsive UN HOMBRE SOLO. The party then moves to the Good Room, fueled by the gritty beats of Berlin-based genre-defier PABLO BOZZI and PHASE FATALE. In the Bad Room, modern innovators of dub and techno NORMAL BIAS will perform a coveted live set, followed by buzzing NYC industrial artists R GAMBLE and BECKA DIAMOND while BOY HARSHER’S GUS MULLER of Boy Harsher will top off the night with a fury of cold wave, mutant disco and techno beats.

Flesh and Steel Festival USA 2022 poster

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