“Goblin Dance” by Dermabrasion

Toronto-based duo Dermabrasionmade up of Adam Bernhardt and Kat McGouran. are set to release their debut album Pain Behaviour on Jan 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula. Today are sharing their new single “Goblin Dance”, which has a sound swinging in the directions of first wave and contemporary post-punk, industrial, and NWOBHM.

A fascination with the corporeal form and the occult thread through the record. With allusions to Roman Catholicism, LaVeyan Satanism and genre fiction, the songs investigate shame, power, duty and inhabiting a human body.

Dermabrasion’s take on “Goblin Dance” smacks of Godflesh with a backhand of classic hip-hop as it oscillates between acidic highs and lows. While audio production on the track takes a notable leap, the accompanying lyric video maintains a low-fi spirit as it cross-dissolves its way through beloved internet detritus of the last two decades.

Scrape the scum and grime off the floors of every bar and basement in so-called Toronto that dared host a mob of unruly hardcore kids or sweaty, undulating goths and you get Dermabrasion — in sound and spirit.

See Dermabrasion live:

18th Nov – Toronto CA – Owls Club w/ Bonnie Trash
1st Dec – Sarnia CA – Maud’s Variety w/ Hot Garbage
2nd Dec – Guelph CA – Tabu w/ Hot Garbage, Bonnie Trash
12th Jan – Toronto CA – Lee’s Palace / Class of 2024 Showcase

Pre-order Pain Behaviour HERE.


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