When longtime Human Drama guitarist Michael Ciravolo finished working on the band’s 2017 album Broken Songs for Broken People, he was craving some kind of musical shift. Already tapping into more textured guitar and experimenting in layered soundscapes, in between producing other artists and serving as president of Schecter Guitars, Ciravolo began exploring the idea of putting out his own album. Working along with producer Michael Rozon around the concept of writing songs and bringing in different artists to sing them, Ciravolo found himself with the ever-evolving supergroup of Beauty in Chaos.
Once the pieces of Beauty in Chaos’ 2018 debut Finding Beauty in Chaos pieced together with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Ice-T, The Cure’s Simon Gallup, and Michael Anthony of Van Halen, among others, each song started taking new form as a body of remixes, Beauty Re-Envisioned, and the beginning of a new format for future BIC releases.
Following the May 2020 release of second album The Storm Before the Calm, Ciravolo went to work on reimagining the album’s six main tracks, originally co-written and performed by The Mission’s Wayne Hussey and Ashton Nyte (The Awakening)—both also featured on BIC’s debut—along with Kat Leon of Holy Wars, Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers, Pigface), Steven Seibold of Hate Dept., and Rafe Pearlman, for Out of Chaos Comes, a collection of 14 dynamic remixes inspired by each song.
“I’ve never been a big fan of remix records,” says Ciravolo. “I always thought it was a little self indulgent. Some just add a different drum beat or guitars, and I find myself not always going back to listen more than once. But with Beauty Re-Envisioned and this one, they’re such refreshing takes on the songs that if some people weren’t so keen on the original, this could open something up for them.”
Feeding off the more brooding, darker drip of The Storm Before the Calm, Out of ChaosComes… features completely revamped renditions of each track by artists, producers, and DJs. Out of Chaos Comes… showcases Beauty in Chaos’ more cavernous scope of sound, moving beyond simple guitar or drum alterations. Instead, Out of Chaos Comes… nearly reinvents each track in its diverse arrangements, weaved in willowing synth, some industrial stomp, and electronic fusions, in addition to some new lyrics, vocals, instrumentation, and other mixed components, all fused together by The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, Marilyn Manson’s Paul Wiley, producer Tim Palmer (David Bowie, U2), John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins), film composer Tyler Bates (John Wick, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Watchmen), Mark Gemini Thwaite, Nick Perez, Roman Marisak, and more.