Melvinator, the new punk-meets-EDM project from Eric Melvin – founding member and guitarist of legendary punk rock outfit, NOFX – has announced his upcoming debut album ‘The Rise Of The Melvinator’ set for release on May 12th, 2023 via Bottles To The Ground. Pre-orders for the new album are available now here.
The album announcement also comes along with the release of new single Regaining Unconsciousness and its accompanying new music video. Listen to the track here and watch the video via YouTube below.
Speaking on the news of his debut album and the release of Regaining Unconsciousness, Eric Melvin says, “I am so thankful for the love and support for the first ever Melvinator single, ‘American Errorist’ from last year. This exciting journey continues with this next release, ‘Regaining Unconsciousness’, one of my favorite NOFX tracks. The lyrics are as relevant today as ever, and the Melvinator version was such a blast to create. I can’t wait to share it!
I am grateful for the space to explore my passions for Punk Rock & EDM and celebrate songs that NOFX fans know and love as much as I do.
Along with American Errorist, Regaining Unconsciousness will be on my debut album, ‘The Rise of the Melvinator’ which will be dropping soon. I’m stoked!”
With a packed schedule for 2023, Melvinator has teamed up with long-time friend, bandmate, and label boss Fat Mike as one of the first signings to his new label Bottles To The Ground. With the announcement of ‘Rise Of The Melvinator’, he will offer fans brand new versions of NOFX staples. Produced by Fat Mike and recorded over the course of two years alongside producer Baz The Frenchman (NOFX – The Decline at Red Rocks) and Danny Lohner of Nine Inch Nails, the project continues Eric Melvin’s exploration of the do-it-yourself links between punk rock & EDM.
‘Rise Of The Melvinator’ track listing
Suits And Ladders
Bottles To The Ground
Drop The World (Melissa’s Version)
I Believe In Goddess
American Errorist (BAZ Remix)
Melvinator will be giving UK fans their first taste of his new material in a live setting when he co-headlines London’s Old Blue Last on May 23rd with label mates, Codefendants. Tickets for the highly anticipated show are available now here.
More about Melvinator
Globally renowned guitarist, artist and founding member of punk rock heavyweights NOFX, Eric Melvin needs little introduction.
Adored by fans across the world, Eric Melvin has been at the pinnacle of his career for over 3 decades, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe each year, selling millions of albums, and sustaining a staggering 1.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify as part of NOFX.
Outside of his work with NOFX, fans have been eagerly watching Melvin’s solo transformation into Producer / DJ for nearly 10 years; beginning with the now legendary “Mosh-Up” collection of mixes on Soundcloud which saw Melvin’s entry into the world of mash-ups with short, sharp sets that seamlessly molded together punk rock, hip-hop, EDM & funk – and mixing the likes of NWA with Fugazi & The Circle Jerks.
Harnessing the parallels between the DIY ethos and energy of punk rock & EDM – over the next few years, Melvin began refining his production skills by bending and blending genres to create a style of music that pays homage to his history whilst lighting a fuse on his future.
The sonic start to this journey came with Melvin’s first commercial solo release under the moniker Melvinator, a remix of NOFX track American Errorist. It now continues with the announcement of the debut, full-length album, ‘The Rise Of The Melvinator’.