DERMABRASION // PAIN BEHAVIOUR (ALBUM) PSYCHIC EVENT (VIDEO) CULT MTL, LOUDER THAN WAR, FLOOD MAGAZINE, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE

Toronto death rockers DERMABRASION share their latest single, “Psychic Event,” via FLOOD MAGAZINE. The band’s debut full-length Pain Behaviour, produced with Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Breeze, Beliefs, Traitrs), is out January 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula.

“There’s references to skin, flesh, or body on almost every song on Pain Behaviour, but ‘Psychic Event’ is the fleshiest,” explains McGouran. “A misquote from an adaptation of a Ballard novel provides the name, the intersections of sainthood and suffering provide the meat and bones. Taking inspiration from Videodrome and Tassaert’s painting The Temptation of Saint Hilarion, this song is somewhat of the record’s thesis statement. A meditation on an obsession with the body—one’s own, another’s, positive or negative. The track’s textured tones and slower, more subdued tempo help ensure maximum brooding and ruminating.” – DERMABRASION


“debut album runs the gamut from industrialist new wave to punky death rock – invoke the abrasive history of hardcore” – FLOOD MAGAZINE

“a timeless classic which will span many generations to come – early contender for my album of the year” – ALBUM OF THE WEEK / LOUDER THAN WAR

“If an atmospheric goth rock record is what they wanted, they were ridiculously successful. 9/10” – CULT MTL

“Interview: Pain Behaviour is definitely the knock out blow” – COLORISING

“Interview: That One Song” – BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR BREAKFAST

“ain Behaviour chews up and spits out sonic motifs across 10 tracks” – KOOLROCK RADIO

“Playlisted: superb debut album, Pain Behaviour” – GET IN HER EARS

“a solid and distinct statement of arrival … Recommended” – I DIE YOU DIE

“Like peers in sounds and style Drab Majesty and Boy Harsher … only the truly sensitive can screech sermons so solipsistically salvational. Listen up.” 5/5 REVIEWMUSIC NEWS

“a moody mix of the Sisters Of Mercy and Bauhaus, topped with Siouxsie Sioux vocals. That’s no mean feat…” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“for those who like goth rock scintillatingly intense, brimming with electronic percussion and only just on the right side of horrifying” – ISSUE110ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE


PAIN BEHAVIOUR: VARIOUS / BANDCAMP / SPOTIFY / APPLE

See Dermabrasion live:
March 14 – Toronto CA – BSMT 452 w/ Sundowner
March 15 – London CA – Holy Diver w/ Sundowner, Mononegatives, Goon
March 16 – Hamilton CA – TBC w/ Sundowner