On February 25, 2015, Afflicted By Design will make their third release with the single, “This Is Not A Love Song,” their goth-industrial inspired version of the classic song by Public Image Ltd. “This Is Not A Love Song” is the second single from Afflicted By Design’s cover song project.
For the cover song project, Afflicted By Design will be covering songs by bands that influenced and inspired the musical upbringing of Afflicted By Design’s S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo. Public Image Ltd, whose post-punk fusion of rock, dance, folk, pop and dub, is one such band that has left an indelible mark.
For “This Is Not A Love Song” Michael J. Carrasquillo (Slick Idiot, isol8ed) returns on drums, and reunites Sebastian with former Otto’s Daughter bandmates Jacqueline Van Bierk on vocals and Jim Robbins on guitar solos.
Digital Release Date: 2/25/2015
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S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo: vocals, bass, guitars, additional drums, synths, recording bass & guitar
S.A. Sebastian is the founder of Afflicted By Design. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Sebastian is the only official member of Afflicted By Design and remains solely responsible for its direction. Sebastian is a bass player, guitar player, composer, songwriter, producer and recording engineer.
Before moving to Austin, TX in 2009, Sebastian was a fixture of the New York City goth/industrial, rock and metal scenes, playing bass for bands like Otto’s Daughter, King Hell, Pillow Theory, Ray West’s APW in addition to his own bands Cave Penny, NVR and Atomic Brother. Sebastian has toured in 5 countries and recorded bass on upwards of 20 releases. Afflicted By Design is Sebastian’s first solo effort.
Michael J. Carrasquillo: drums
Most notably Michael played drums for Slick Idiot, with En Esch and Gunter Schultz (formerly of KMFDM) and helped with post-production responsibilities along side famed hip-hop music video director Jim Swaffield on the Grammy nominated “Trapped In The Closet” long form music video.
Sebastian and Michael worked together freelancing for a NYC Goth band and in Sebastian’s band Atomic Brother, for which Michael played drums and directed the band’s music video, “Take YouAway”.
Jacqueline Van Bierk: vocals
Jacqueline Van Bierk is an artist/singer/songwriter/producer. Fronting her electro pop-metal band Otto’s Daughter, she has toured the US several times, recorded, produced and released 4 full length albums and 2 EP’s. Her love and passion for writing music lead her to producing tracks for the dancefloor as well as composing music for film/tv .
Jacqueline and Sebastian worked together for several years in Otto’s Daughter with Sebastian playing on the Renew album and the track “This Girl” from the A New Kind of Heroine album. “This Is Not A Love Song” is the first recording the 2 have done together since “This Girl.”
Jim Robbins: lead guitar
Jim Robbins is the guitar player for the electro pop-metal band Otto’s Daughter and the inventor of the Jimmy Clip guitar accessory. With Otto’s Daughter JIm has played on 3 full length albums and 2 EP’s and toured the US several times.
JIm and Sebastian worked together for several years in Otto’s Daughter with Sebastian playing on the Renew album and the track “This Girl” from the A New Kind of Heroine album. “This Is Not A Love Song” is the first recording the 2 have done together since “This Girl.”