After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac

After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based act's "Superstarved" early next year. "[Sanctuary] loved the demos, came to see us live and were really interested in working with us," vocalist/guitarist Jeff Scheel said in a statement.

"Our next album's harder, but pop music generally has become harder," Scheel says of "Superstarved," which was produced by former Ministry member Martin Atkins (PiL, Sheep On Drugs). "In the Gravity Kills test-tube, it sounds harder. But outside of that world, it's not harder than what people are hearing on the radio."

In advance of the album, which Scheel also describes as "more riff-oriented" and "grindier," the band will hit the road next month with a pair of fellow industrial-minded acts, Atkins' post-Ministry band Pigface, and the first signing to Marilyn Manson's Posthuman label, Godhead. The 36-date North American tour kicks off Nov. 14 in Royal Oak, Mich., and is due to wrap Dec. 22 in Chicago.

Pigface will be out in support of its two-disc set "The Best of Pigface: Preaching to the Perverted," released earlier this year on Atkins' own Invisible label. Godhead will be touring behind "2000 Years of Human Error," which was produced by Danny Saber (Black Sabbath, U2). Released in January, the set features guest appearances by Manson, his guitarist Twiggy Ramirez, and David Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels.

Gravity Kills scored a No. 24 hit on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart with "Guilty," which appeared on the TVT soundtrack to the film "Seven," as well as the band's 1996 self-titled debut album. That set reached No. 89 on The Billboard 200, while its follow-up, 1998's "Perversion," debuted at No. 107 on that tally.

Here are Pigface/Gravity Kills/Godhead tour dates:

Nov. 14: Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak Music Hall)
Nov. 15: Boston (Roxy)
Nov. 16: Toronto (Opera House)
Nov. 17: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)
Nov. 18: Montreal (Foufounes Electiques)
Nov. 19: Pittsburgh (Club Laga)
Nov. 20: New York (Limelight)
Nov. 21: Philadelphia (Theater of Living Arts)
Nov. 22: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
Nov. 23: Charlotte, N.C. (Tremont Music Hall)
Nov. 24: Atlanta (Cotton Club)
Nov. 25: New Orleans (Howlin' Wolf)
Nov. 26: Jacksonville, Fla. (Marquee)
Nov. 27: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)
Nov. 28: Tallahassee, Fla. (Cowhause)
Nov. 29: Houston (Fitzgerald's)
Nov. 30: Dallas (Canyon Club)
Dec. 1: San Antonio, Texas (White Rabbit)
Dec. 2: Austin, Texas (Metro)
Dec. 3: Tempe, Ariz. (Bash on Ash)
Dec. 4: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Dec. 5: Los Angeles (Keyclub)
Dec. 7: San Jose, Calif. (Cactus Club)
Dec. 8: San Francisco (DNA Lounge)
Dec. 9: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
Dec. 10: Seattle (E.M.P.)
Dec. 11: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy)
Dec. 12: Salt Lake City (DV8)
Dec. 13: Grand Junction, Col. (Mesa Theatre)
Dec. 14: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
Dec. 15: Omaha, Neb. (Ranch Bowl)
Dec. 16: Minneapolis (Quest)
Dec. 17: Columbia, Mo. (Blue Note)
Dec. 18: St. Louis (Pageant)
Dec. 21: Milwaukee (Rave)
Dec. 22: Chicago (Vic Theatre)