Beauty In Chaos has today released their new compilation retrospective titled ‘There Is Always A Light 2018-2022’.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I first heard Beauty In Chaos, the brainchild of musician Michael Ciravolo. It’s also hard to believe the amount of musical transformation and reimaging this project has gone through as well. The constant ‘buck the system’ and forging their own path has really put BIC on a road all their own.
And, with this limited edition anthology of the story so far (purchase link HERE) we get the near perfect example of what hard work, dedication, and originality can achieve for those musicians who recognize as much. Chapters of the never-ending story that is the beauty behind the chaos.
For those not yet familiar with their music, this is the gateway drug. The formal introduction to a party you can’t miss. That moment where influence has a timestamp.
While being a unique blend of the original versions as well as remix versions of certain songs, this gives you more of a reason to research the chaos and dig a little deeper. Part introduction, part initiation, ‘There Is Always A Light’ will show you that independent music is now in a decade where that light can shine bright; and be heard.
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Q&A with Michael Ciravolo
With the release of a retrospective compilation album, what were the thoughts you got while making the in regards to the evolution of BIC as a project?
It is crazy to think that it has been four years since we released ‘finding beauty in chaos’. It is hard to imagine NOT having BIC in my life, along with all the things it takes to make it happen. I am really not sure what I would have filled the rest of my time with besides family and work .
I am extremely proud of everything we have created, and so very grateful to all of the artists that have graciously given their time and talents to make BIC happen. It has led to some amazing moments and a handful of life-long friendships. I certainly look forward to where we take this in the future, as BIC is far, far from over.
Where do you see BIC going next both stylistically and with future projects?
Honestly? I’m not sure yet. Recently, I’ve been very focused on completing our ‘UNVEILED’ documentary… a behind-the-scenes look at our most recent album ‘Behind The Veil’. We premiered this film on September 8th, 4 years to the day that our first video/single “Storm” was released.
We’re currently working on a ‘Halloween surprise’ track and an accompanying video which will drop, you guessed it …on All Hallows’ Eve. This track certainly has several different elements we haven’t used previously. I don’t think this will be indicative of our future direction, but maybe as “Stranger” spurred the more ethereal tracks on ‘Behind The Veil’, which was that album’s closing track – “Grasp The Stars” might be a foreshadow for the future as I know a few of the sonic sketches I have rattling around are a bit heavier and darker sounding.
With this compilation, what would you feel is your most personal track, favorite track and why?
My favorite tracks change and revolve over time, but certainly “Storm” has been a constant. Besides being a BIC Family favorite, it represents so much to me as I feel this song was both the catalyst resulting in the confidence that my desire to make ‘finding beauty in chaos’ could indeed happen.
I have always loved this photo by my friend Rick Parent. I was considering it as the cover of our first album. It just has always evoked something in me. Ashton’s lyrics “there is always a light’ encompasses what BIC is. It is the beauty and hope in the chaos that surrounds us. I felt that those words and Rick’s photo conveyed perfectly what Beauty In Chaos is. This was never meant to be a typical ‘best of…’. as I strive for typical to NEVER be part of what we do.
I wanted it to be a look back, or a collection of songs from our first four years. A 76-minute journey into what Beauty In Chaos is. I purposely end this album with “Afterlife”, as Tish’s final line “love is all there is…” is the perfect closing for what we have created over the last four years.
What has BIC taught you as a songwriter and musician after four years?
I think the last 4 years have taught me you can do anything you put your mind to along with also putting the work in. The first record is something I had to do … to prove to myself that I could. With Michael Rozon’s help, along with an incredible list of amazing singers, I think we made a great record… a great DOUBLE record at that! I’m certainly proud of creating the music, layers, and textures on this record without synthesizers.
Also getting Wayne and Simon together for the first time on “Man Of Faith” along with Robin Zander and Van Halen’s Michael Anthony on “Drifting Away” are still very surreal to me, even 4 years later. In the end, collectively we made a record that I never dreamed possible.
What do you envision with the next full length album?
I really haven’t thought in terms of a full album yet. With Michael working most of the week with Al Jourgensen on the next Ministry record, our time together in SAINTinLA Studio is limited. I always try to look at any limitation as a positive, so after this Halloween release, I think we may look at doing a string of single song releases throughout 2023, possibly culminating in an EP by years’ end.
The idea of finishing single tracks, and the possibility of creating accompanying videos seems more doable and actually appealing than waiting the year or more it would take to complete a full length album .
- STORM featuring ASHTON NYTE
- MAN OF FAITH featuring WAYNE HUSSEY and SIMON GALLUP
- I WILL FOLLOW YOU featuring EVI VINE
- DRIFTING AWAY featuring ROBIN ZANDER
- THE LONG GOODBYE (Au Revoir) featuring WAYNE HUSSEY HUSSEY
- UN-NATURAL DISASTER (Collide Mix) featuring DUG PINNICK, ICE-T and ZAKK WYLDE
- 20th CENTURY BOY featuring ROLAN BOLAN
- A KIND CRUELTY featuring CURSE MACKEY
- STRANGER featuring KAT LEON
- ALMOST PURE featuring STEVEN SEIBOLD
- MEMORY OF LOVE (4AM Mix) featuring JOHNNY INDOVINA
- THE DELICATE BALANCE OF ALL THINGS (Rapid Reiteration Mix) featuring CINTHYA HUSSEY
- ORION featuring WHITNEY TAI
- AFTERLIFE featuring TISH CIRAVOLO
The Evolution of Beauty In Chaos 2018 – 2022
Beauty In Chaos has had a long and varied evolution in the last four years and Jammerzine thought it would be interesting to capture that through what we have covered so far via the premieres, reviews, and exclusives found right here.
August 24, 2018
First Listen: Beauty in Chaos – Storm
I’m going to start this review off by saying that this song titled ‘Storm’ by the new collaborative effort known as Beauty in …
August 27th, 2018
Jammerzine Exclusive: An Interview with Michael Ciravolo from Beauty In Chaos
To be creative in music is one thing. But, to be equally creative in business and design is another thing altogether. All too …
September 10, 2018
First Look: Beauty in Chaos – Storm (ft. Ashton Nyte)
After interviewing Beauty in Chaos’ Michael Ciravolo I came to realize that creativity is not just something that all of us are born with….
November 15, 2018
First Look: Beauty in Chaos ft. Tish Ciravolo – Look Up
What more of an excellent follow up to Beauty in Chaos’ first single, ‘Storm‘, than the ‘chaotically beautiful’ next installment titled ‘Look Up’.
November 30, 2018
Jammerzine Exclusive: An Interview with Tish Ciravolo, Founder of Daisy Rock Guitars
A few months ago we interviewed Beauty in Chaos founder and Schecter Guitar President Michael Ciravolo about the album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos‘. The …
December 15, 2018
First Look: Beauty In Chaos Ft. Al Jourgensen – 20th Century Boy
Michael Ciravolo, founder of the massive collaboration known as Beauty in Chaos give a 21st-century spin on the T.Rex classic ’20th Century Boy’ featuring…
February 18, 2019
Jammerzine’s The Week in #Indie for 2/18/2019
Season 5 premiere! Exclusive interviews with Michael Ciravolo from Beauty in Chaos, Marty Willson-Piper from Noctorum, Scottish band The Rah’s.
March 29, 2019
First Look: Beauty in Chaos Ft. Dug Pinnick, Zakk Wylde & Ice-T – Un-Natural Disaster
When we last spoke with Michael Ciravolo, the mind behind the chaos, we had talked about the evolution of one’s music
May 15, 2019
First Listen: Beauty in Chaos – Drifting Away ft. Robin Zander & Michael Anthony (Synthetic Capricorn Mix)
As a continuation of the re-envisioning the chaos, Beauty in Chaos (the brainchild of Michael Ciravolo) gets a brilliant and original remix with a little help from Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Michael Anthony (Van Halen
June 20, 2019
The Test Drive: Beauty in Chaos – Beauty Re-Envisioned
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July 24, 2019
Jammer Direct Premieres ‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’
Jammer Direct is proud to announce our first feature film in the form of ‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’.
August 17, 2019
Jammer Direct Produced ‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’ Now Available on Amazon Prime
Beauty in Chaos, in collaboration with Jammer Direct and Jammerzine, announces the film ‘Behind the Beauty: Remixing the Chaos’, which premiered on Jammer Direct (link HERE).
August 30, 2019
First Look: Beauty in Chaos ft. Rolan Bolan & Wayne Hussey – 20th Century Boy + Bonus Features
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September 27, 2019
First Look: Beauty in Chaos Ft. Wayne Hussey – The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir)
Michael Ciravolo and his ever-astounding megaproject known as Beauty in Chaos have just dropped their new video for the song titled ‘The Long Goodbye (Au Revoir)’ featuring The Mission’s Wayne Hussey.
December 7, 2019
First Look: Beauty in Chaos Ft. Wayne Hussey – The Delicate Balance of All Things
Beauty in Chaos have officially dropped the first video, titled ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things’, from their upcoming album ‘The Storm Before the Calm’.
January 22, 2020
Rolan Bolan Speaks on T. Rex Induction Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Celebrates Father’s Legacy in Song With Beauty in Chaos & The Mission’s Wayne Hussey
In light of the fact that T. Rex has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (link HERE), Rolan Bolan (son of Marc Bolan and singer Gloria Jones) has come forward with an official statement in this regard.
February 20, 2020
First Look: Beauty in Chaos – A Kind Cruelty ft. Curse Mackey + Exclusive Bonus Content
American alt-rock supergroup Beauty in Chaos presents their new single, ‘A Kind Cruelty’ ft. Curse Mackey. This is the first taste of Beauty in Chaos’ forthcoming full-length album ‘The Storm Before The Calm’.
April 23, 2020
First Listen: Beauty in Chaos – Almost Pure ft. Steven Seibold
Beauty in Chaos has delivered the next installment of things to come in the form of their new single titled ‘Almost Pure’, featuring Steven Seibold of Hate Dept. A complete turn around from the last outing featuring Curse Mackey
May 21, 2020
The Test Drive: Beauty in Chaos – The Storm Before The Calm
Beauty in Chaos is set to drop ‘The Storm Before The Calm‘ tomorrow (May 22, 2020). It would appear that Michael Ciravolo, the curator of Beauty in Chaos, is in the midst of a clear stylistic shift with ‘The Storm Before The Calm’.
July 24, 2020
First Look: Beauty in Chaos – Stranger (ft. Kat Leon)
Today Beauty in Chaos release the new video for the track titled ‘Stranger’ from ‘The Storm Before The Calm‘ album. This time around partnering with Holy Wars/Pep Squad member Kat Leon,
October 9, 2020
First Look: Beauty in Chaos Ft. Curse Mackey – A Kind Cruelty (The Sinistrality Mix)
Beauty in Chaos today drops the new video for the remix track titled ‘A Kind Cruelty (The Sinistrality Mix)’ featuring Curse Mackey and remixed by Tim Palmer with video directed by Vicente Cordero, from their upcoming album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’.
October 30, 2020
The Test Drive: Beauty in Chaos – Out Of Chaos Comes…
Beauty in Chaos officially releases the new remix album titled ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…‘. The album shows. to me above all else, a sharp divergence from what BIC has done with albums past.
November 12, 2020
First Look: Beauty in Chaos – Temple of Desire (Box Cutter Mix)
The ‘Box Cutter’ remix takes the song in a more condensed and esoteric direction, while the video offers an introspective, behind-the-scenes look.
December 9, 2020
First Look: Beauty in Chaos ft. Kat Leon – Stranger (Holy Wars – Cruel World Mix)
Beauty in Chaos announces the third video/single from their ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’ album – ‘Stranger’ (Holy Wars -Cruel World Mix) featuring Kat Leon.
January 26, 2021
Jammerzine Exclusive: An Interview with Beauty in Chaos’ Michael Ciravolo, Wayne & Cinthya Hussey + New Video
Beauty in Chaos has today released their new video for the remix track titled ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’ (Rapid Reiteration Mix).
September 22, 2021
Jammerzine Exclusive: Beauty In Chaos ‘Orion’ Video Premiere + Exclusive Interview with Michael Ciravolo & Whitney Tai
Jammerzine today premieres the brand new video by Michael Ciravolo’s mega/collab/co-op/project Beauty In Chaos and delves deeper down the chaotic rabbit hole in an exclusive interview with Michael and singer/songwriter Whitney Tai.
December 2, 2021
First Look: Beauty In Chaos Ft. Elena Alice Fossi – The Kiss Of The World + Exclusive ‘Unveiled’ Documentary Preview
Beauty In Chaos have today released their new video for the track titled ‘The Kiss Of The World’, from the upcoming album ‘Behind The Veil’, releasing on February 22nd, 2022 33.3 Music Collective.
February 21, 2022
The Test Drive: Beauty In Chaos – Behind the Veil Album + Grasp The Stars Video Premieres + Exclusive Content
The musical collective known as Beauty In Chaos are back tomorrow (2/22/22) with their new album titled ‘Behind The Veil’ via 33.3 Music Collective as well as the official premiere of their new video from said album featuring Betsy Martin (Caterwaul, Purr Machine) titled ‘Grasp The Stars’.
May 12, 2022
First Look: Beauty In Chaos – Afterlife (ft. Tish Ciravolo) + Exclusive Interview & Bonus Content
Beauty In Chaos has today released their new video titled ‘Afterlife’, featuring Tish Ciravolo and from their latest album ‘Behind the Veil’, out now via 33.3 Music Collective.
September 9, 2022
Jammerzine Exclusive: An Interview with Beauty In Chaos & The Unveiling of ‘Unveiled’
With the unveiling of ‘Unveiled’, the latest documentary about the mega-collab musical family known as Beauty In Chaos, we get a vivid timestamp of a vast collection of musical artists in the midst of a crossroads in many careers.
About Beauty In Chaos
Beauty in Chaos is the brainchild of guitarist Michael Ciravolo. The LA-based New Orleans native is also President of Schecter Guitar Research. Until launching BIC, Ciravolo was guitarist in Human Drama for 30 years and had also played live and recorded with Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel since 1998.