Industrial Metal band White Shadow have released their long anticipated album Panopticon. Vocalist and founder DXNero continues to explore his themes of emotional and psychological control, this time drawing inspiration from the work of English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham. In the late 18th century, Bentham first conceptualized the Panopticon – an institutional building whereby a single steward or watchman would observe all inmates without them being able to tell when or even if they were being watched. To this day, no true Panopticon adhering to Bentham’s designs have ever been built, although several elements of the concept have been integrated into many prisons over the following 200 years.
Forming in Southern Maryland in 2006, White Shadow has steadily risen through the ranks of the Baltimore music scene to become one of the city’s eminent industrial/metal entities. Over three years in production, the band now unveils its fourth full-length album, PANOPTICON.
Featuring a new band lineup, Panopticon is White Shadow’s hardest-hitting and most musically exploratory album yet, exhibiting a more dynamic range of influences – from video games like Silent Hill and Bioshock to more progressive forms of music like Pink Floyd and King Crimson.