Stuck for the soundtrack to your latest lockdown weekend?

How about some Turkish industrial dark wave?

Yep, you read that right.

ELZ And The Cult might well have dropped one of the most compelling albums of 2020.

And the Istanbul goths are gunning for glory with their second long player.

Bloodline showcases frontman ELZ at his enigmatic best.

But it’s the pounding bass of Efe Akincioglu that makes this record a real contender.

And Eylul Deniz’s deeply foreboding synths are stunning in their soundscape.

The brooding Bloodline talks through the narrative of ELZ’s alter-ego: Villain Child/Clown.

This repressed, non-binary Middle Eastern child is lost – a product of the late 21st century mentality.

And according to the myth Villain Child/Clown is looking for a way to ‘heal’ through a truly remarkable record. 

ELZ explained: “The message is ‘I’m disgusting, I’m everything you hate about this world and everything that you love and desire’. 

“But I’m from your blood, we are from the same flesh, we are a Bloodline.”

Enough said.

Bloodline brings to life 12 tracks mixing industrial music with dark wave and pop elements and is produced and mixed by Taner Yucel and mastered by Gorkem Karabudak. 

The album is available now via all digital platforms, on CD through Cold Transmission Music and on vinyl via Young and Cold Records. 

A special limited-edition cassette will follow – released by DOMUZ Records.