Planet B’s Justin Pearson (also of Dead Cross) and Luke Henshaw have teamed up with The Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves for a new industrial/doom project called Satanic Planet.
The group have just released their first song, 999, taken from their upcoming, currently untitled, full length album.
Planet B is the duo of punk provocateur Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Swing Kids, Retox, owner of Three One G Records) and hip-hop producer Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera, First Power Crew).
The duo’s music is rooted in hip hop, hardcore punk, turntablism, and 1970s-80s horror movie soundtracks.
For this project, the band collaborates with co-founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves – one of the most prominent and outspoken contemporary Satanists in the world.
Greaves has gained international attention as an advocate for religious liberty and the voice of the Satanic Reformation, delivering lectures nationwide and featured in national media outlets including MSNBC, NPR, Huffington Post Live, CNN, Harper’s Monthly, Newsweek, Fox News, Vice, Salon, Rolling Stone, and more.
Here, Greaves moves beyond spoken word and into lyricism, with the musical backing of Planet B.
The trio embraces the avant garde to create sci-fi sermons that range from doom and industrial to evil exotica.
According to the group, “These dark musical soundscapes serve as a vessel to share the important messages that The Satanic Temple stands for including religious freedom, highlighting the hypocrisy in dominant organised religions, and the horrific consequences of pseudoscience and malpractice still being utilised today in America.”
The project is currently working on a full-length album, tentatively titled The Satanic Mass feat. Lucien Greaves (Transmitted from Planet B).