Transdusk is the alias of multi-instrumentalist, T.S. Moth. Drawing inspiration from cyberpunk films of the 80’s and 90’s, paleontology, and Buddhist and Hindu philosophy/iconography, T.S. composes industrial metal sonically informed by punk, goth, and gypsy jazz chord voicings.
Established in 1999 under the name Tyrant Machine, the body of work that would become Transdusk started out as a series of instrumental demos. From there, T.S. developed more material until he released his first official track, “Cemetery Rising”, on the Ghosts of Horrortown compilation from the now defunct Horrortown Records based in Salem, MA. “Cemetery Rising” was then re-recorded to be joined by four more songs and released as the TOCSIN: the demo sessions EP in 2006. Limited to a run of 50 discs, TOCSIN would be T.S.’ only release as Transdusk until six years later when he finally unleashed his eponymous album on July 13th, 2012.
With the Transdusk LP out, T.S. started developing a live show that could run with anywhere from one to six backing musicians. During this period he decided to transpose and re-record all of TOCSIN: the demo sessions except for “Cemetery Rising” to add on to the LP and finally release the complete package as Transdusk (Physical Release Edition) on October 13th, 2013.
What followed was a lengthy writing (and re-writing) process for what would become his sophomore effort. This start-stop process was punctuated by deep depression, euphoric highs, and major life changes. From these experiences, lessons, and reflections came the ten tracks that would make up his 2016 album, Terra Ultra.
Currently, T.S. is working on his yet-to-be-revealed third album that will not only carry on the hallmarks of his previous releases, but explore new dynamics as well.