Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2018





James Kent, better known under his stage name Perturbator, is making his GMM debut this year. He was a guitarist in several black metal bands before switching to electronic music in 2012. His synth and darkwave tracks gained more notoriety when several were used in both the ‘Hotline Miami’ game and its sequel. His music is inspired by such films as Akira, Ghost in the Shell and the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick ‘The Running Man’, which was based on a Stephen King novella. As Perturbator he has released four albums to date and the most recent one ,’The Uncanny Valley’ (2016), was met with positive reviews from a number of metal magazines. At first sight this may seem like an odd choice for Graspop but Kent’s array of old synthesizers creates a soundsdcape that will make a lasting impression on the metal hordes. (#GMM18)