Machine Driven Sun, electro metal band from Poland will release the newest EP ‘Kili’ on June 24. The sound of MDS is influenced by industrial/electro and progressive metal scene. The band combines both experimental music and art. https://machinedrivensun.comhttps://facebook.com/machinedrivensunhttps://instagram.com/machinedrivensun
June 10, 2019 – Dependent Records (GER) is very proud to present the follow-up to FIX8 SED8's critically-acclaimed 2017 release, FOREN6. WARNING SIGNS will be released on June 14, 2019 on CD, ltd. edition box and digital formats. Check out the new "Empyrean" video HERE:https://bit.ly/2R2OEeV After the success of his 2017 album "Foren6", Martin Sane's […]
MINISTRY’S CHRIS CONNELLY FEATURES ON THE BAND’S DEBUT RELEASE, DUE OUT ON 28 JUNE 2019. The Thrill Kill Kult, Mary’s Window, Machines Of Loving Grace and more besides. The Joy Thieves sound consists of huge, memorable riffs combined with dangerous, industrial strength punk invective that easily rivals Killing Joke at their finest. Commenting on the […]
Composer and producer Esteban Vargas blends songs in Spanish with experimental electronics, and gives a first look into his upcoming album "Tercer Impacto". The fringes of pop and experimental music have been the source material for Esteban Vargas in the last years, as heard on his award-winning orchestral piece "LA REVOLUCIÓN SERÁ CON CUMBIAS O […]
The name, or I should say his name-in-art of Timothy Lewis, better known as Thighpaulsandra, is commonly matched to that of Coil; when he joined the band after meeting John Balance, he managed to enliven the creative fire of the band and to persuade the formerly hermetic group to get out of the darkness and […]
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and performance artist Stephanie Pan described herself as a lover of chaos, mess and human imperfection. Both her list of loved entities and her skills are mirrored in “Have Robot Dog, Will Travel” (recently released by Arteksounds), described as “a song cycle for the technological age and an ode to abstraction, to […]
Cyclic Law is launching a new label named Aesthetical and this is the first release. FRANCK VIGROUX “Totem” 2LP / CD / DL (AES001)New full-length album by France’s most singular contemporary composer. Reflecting on ancient culture’s use and reverence for emblematic monuments which most often represent myths and stories, the album’s narrative has been infused […]
SWEDISH ELECTRO SCENE presents the new compilation ‘Swedish electro vol 6 the remixes’Swedish Electro Scene has unleashed the 6th volume for the Swedish electro series on May 25, this time with remixed tracks only.The compilation is available for free download and contains 42 tracks in total.Featuring artists such as Cryo, Seadrake, Us, Machinista, Vogon Poetry, Saft, […]
May 23, 2019 – UK Electronic-Pop band EMPATHY TEST is pleased to announce the release of their limited edition EP, EMPTY-HANDED Availble on limited edition digipack CD, 7" vinyl and digital formats June 20! Following the success of double A-side single, "Holy Rivers / Incubation Song", which has racked up over 150,000 streams on Spotify […]
The Heathen Apostles are proud to announce Deadly Nightshade, their new Southern Gothic horror music video, directed by good friend Jorge Jaramillo. It is the third video from their Bloodgrass Vol. I & II album, out on Ratchet Blade Records. Deadly Nightshade takes the band back into familiar dark territory; this time, the atmosphere is […]
Shohei Amimori started his career as a composer and arranger of both classical and contemporary music when he was still a student. His orchestral graduation work was so appreciated that Tokyo University of Arts decided to purchase it and preserve it permanently at the university’s art museum. After his initial stylistic fields, his interest gradually […]
About Miguel Ángel Ruíz aka Orfeón Gagarin, the Spanish artist we recently interviewed after listening to the re-release of his self-titled debut album (initially released in 1986 by the Spanish independent label Toracis Tapes) on Valencia-based record label Verlag System, Antoni Aura, director of the label, wrote: “This Orfeón Gagarin’s debut of 1986 sounds to […]
”There Is a Light Within Yourself” is the title of the new debut-EP from Mathias Hammerstrøm. The essence of his music lies in its nostalgic atmosphere, told through his minimalistic lyrical universe and introvert vocal expression.Mathias works with distant pads, murky basslines, and crackling drum beats to create an electronic and day-dream soundscape on which […]
6th album by DER BLAUE REITER, feat.Sathorys Elenorth & Cecilia Bjärgö (Arcana), supported by Maria Montes and Lady Nott (Narsilion / Ordo Funebris) on some tracks. All songs mastered by Peter Bjärgo (Arcana) DER BLAUE REITER ( a Catalan music project that was founded in January 2005) is Sathorys Elenorth & Cecilia Bjärgö (Arcana / […]
Since 1998, Darkwave band VIOLET TEARS delivers doomy Darkwave in typical 80s / 90s style. Their expansive waves of electric guitar, subtle piano and acoustic guitar and swirling synths provide the elements of a dark mix of Gothic and a dark ethereal sound reminiscent of early 4AD recordings. — Marc Urselli email@example.com+1 (917) 470 1170 […]
WHITE RING ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS. New York witch house pioneers White Ring have announced a run of UK shows for October. Following the release of their latest album Gate Of Grief, White Ring have been playing shows stateside and are now bringing their sound and live act to UK shores in support of their new […]
Cold Spring presents: – LLYN Y CWN- LLYN Y CWN‘TWLL DU‘ CD (CSR254CD) Twll Du (‘Black Hole’) is an ominous dark ambient journey through vast atmospheric landscapes. Each beautifully crafted opus is based on a bespoke field recording and is named after an area of Cwm Idwal, home of the Twll Du. Swelling, monolithic […]
COLD SPRING PRESENTS:
– ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI –
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION’ – 2CD OUT 24/09
|ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION‘ 2CD (CSR260CD)
MAXIMUM IMPLOSION collects all collaborative (and most sought after) pieces between Zeni Geva (KK NULL) and Steve Albini (BIG BLACK / SHELLAC): “Nai-Ha” and “All Right, You Little B*st*rds!”. Also included are bonus tracks from the ultra-limited 12″-only “Superunit”, presented with meticulous Cedar mastering by legendary mastering engineer Denis Blackham.
On the first CD, Zeni Geva present ultra-heavy Japanese noise rock, with sludgy riffs, thundering feedback, lumbering drums, subhuman bass crawl, and complex noise textures, with KK Null’s trademark vocals / unique guitar accompanied by Albini’s heavy guitar. “Nai-Ha” loosely translates to “broken inside”, with the title track relaying the gruesome aftermath of a car accident.
The second CD captures Zeni Geva and Steve Albini’s live-to-desk tracks from Tokyo & Osaka in 1992. Albini also makes vocal appearances, as well as guitar throughout. All production and mixing by Steve Albini. Final mastering by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios in England, and presented here in its complete form for the first time on Cold Spring.
Presented in a 6-panel double digipak with original artwork/photo by Mitsushiro Hiruma and design/layout by Alonso Urbanos.
“With a huge sound reminiscent of Godflesh in its heavy bottom and impossibly high-end guitar tones, resulting in almost no mid-range, it’s hard to believe that there are only three people in the band… What saves the record from sounding like an impenetrable wall of sludge are a combination of Albini’s sure-handed engineering and production, along with the band’s precise grasp of noise, dynamics, and song construction… Anybody into sheer, painful heaviness should check this one out!” (Korperschwache).
Steve Albini continued to produce / engineer several albums for Zeni Geva, including “Desire For Agony” (Alternative Tentacles) and “10,000 Light Years” (Neurot Recordings).Barcode: 0641871745203 Track Listing:
1. Cross & Divide
2. Run 4 Your Lies!
4. Frantic Child
5. A Perfect One
Finger On A Trigger
8. Emotions Matter
9. Icons & Idols
10. Finger On A Trigger (JDN Remix)
Coming from Los
Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene is the new
duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax
Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is
Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill
Kult and accomplished music producer and Industrial artist John D.
Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). The debut Single, "Finger on a Trigger",
combined classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an
infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from Norten’s
studio experience with major artists. The accompanying unique Music
Video was comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from
the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The second
single and video, “Run 4 Your Lies!” was released in 2017
solidifying Trash Deity and catching the attention of Metropolis
2018 marks the anticipated release of the debut album,
Cross & Divide, on Metropolis Records.
"Cross & Divide
Album is an album for now and is a representation of the
confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into
the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of
“Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement
“Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was
designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and
totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!" – JDN
was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music
the vibrations from my mother’s record player that
she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann
informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his
first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry
Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar.
Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of
Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze, recording a John
Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and
began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled
Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed
but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax!
Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established
his iconic reputation with TKK and contributed songs to several movie
soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow.
He's also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art
community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the
mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the
What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that
directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?
Insanity. – Groovie Mann
I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ
record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for
Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first
time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be
interested in what I was doing.
John D. Norten also
emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue
Eyed Christ. The debut album, Leaders + Followers, was released
internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records
while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ
was featured on several prominent compilations and played the New
Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab.
Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the
90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios
working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine
Inch Nails, and more. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has
established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the
biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince,
CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.
How are you inspired to start a
song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording,
and completion? What was the process for this project?
into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh & cry &
argue with the producer. – Groovie Mann
I usually start with
the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark.
When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a
bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that
inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he
paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and
inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his
vocals, I'd go back in and add more music and elements and we'd
arrange that into the songs. The whole process was very organic. –
Cross & Divide ultimately reflects both their shared
roots as well as their unique and individual approaches to songwriting
and recording. Groovie Mann's spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions
to Norten’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a
compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure
to please the old school fans and the newly
Other sites by Marc Urselli:
LIVE MUSIC in NYC: LIVE www.marcurselli.com/live
FOOD AROUND THE WORLD: www.marcurselli.com/food
WIND for KITESURFERS: www.marcurselli.com/wind
EASTSIDE SOUND STUDIOS: www.eastsidesound.com
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC MAGAZINE: www.chaindlk.com
This is a private email address, please do NOT add this email to ANY mailing list without consent!
Please do not print this message. Save paper, save trees, save the environment.
New non-album Sigillum S digital single, “ Intra-dimensional Mining”.
While waiting for the release on September 14 of the new Sigillum S album, “The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization And Its Mutation Implications “ (pre orders here https://sigillum-s.bandcamp.com/), a totally new and unavailable elsewhere track is also available now for streaming and free DL, thanks to the mighty XLR8R.
This has been created as a kind of post-project statement, partially re-assembling inputs recorded during the album session and partially recording brand new stuff… the perfect lenses for things to come.
Eraldo Bernocchi, Paolo L. Bandera, B Giuseppe Dorella, Petulia Mattioli