Juan Mendez is following his 2012 debut Silent Servant album, Negative Fascination, with Shadows of Death and Desire on December 8 via Hospital Productions (pre-order). The first single is "Harm In Hand," which is a creepy and addictive dose of gothy, industrial-tinged electronic pop. Check it out below. One of the new album's songs, "Optimistic Decay," sees Mendez collaborating with his Tropic of Cancer partner Camella Lobo. Stay tuned for that.

Silent Servant is celebrating the release of the album with a live set at Hospital Productions' Hospital Fest on December 8 at Knockdown Center in Queens. The lineup for that fest has also just been expanded. It now includes Japanese noise legend Merzbow, Madrid techno vet Oscar Mulero, Vitriol, and Pod Blotz. That's in addition to such previously-announced names as Power Trip (with Prurient), Jesu (with special guests), Kelly Moran, Final, Zohra Atash, Ron Morelli, and more. Tickets are still available. Updated lineup below.

Silent Servant also has other tour dates, and those are listed below too.

Shadows of Death and Desire Tracklist
Side A:
A1 - Illusion
A2 - Harm In Hand
A3 - Damage

Side B:
B4 - Loss Response
B5 - 24 Hours
B6 - Glass Veil
B7 - Optimistic Decay

Silent Servant -- 2018 Tour Dates
10/5 Cabaret Aléatoire, Marseille
10/6 Printworks, London
10/18 Warehouse Elementenstraat, Amsterdam
10/19 Undercurrent, Amsterdam
12/8 Hospital Fest at Knockdown Center Maspeth, NY
12/15 Plaza Mayor de El Poble Espanyol, Barcelona

Hospital Fest -- 2018 Lineup
EARLY SHOW
Merzbow
Pod Blotz
Vitriol
Power Trip with Prurient
Jesu [Justin K Broadrick] with special guests performing 'Christmas'
Kelly Moran
Linekraft
Final - Justin K Broadrick's industrial project from 1983. This will be the first performance on USA soil
Autoerotichrist
51717
Zohra Atash
Country Club
Nikki Sneakers
Ron Morelli - Live

LATE SHOW
Oscar Mulero
Silent Servant - Live
Shifted
Becka Diamond
Ancient Methods

+ More To Be Announced