Matthew Bower is a British musician, active since the early 1980s, with a vast collection of collaborative and solo work behind him. Bower previously worked under the name Pure with Alex Binnie and Alex Windsor. Unlike most of their immediate contemporaries in the London-based industrial underground, they used traditional rock instruments such as guitars and drums rather than tapes, synths etc. The line-up could be fluid, with members of contemporaries such as Whitehouse, Coil and Ramleh contributing.
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* Latest release: ‘Draconis‘ 2CD (CSR190CD)
IRON FIST OF THE SUNHailing originally from Druids Heath in Birmingham. Iron Fist of the Sun is the sonic project of extreme noise protagonist Lee Howard. Live power electronics, experimental sonic terrorism and Black Metal are all encompassed in an unforgiving soundtrack to your most brutal nightmares… Personal obsessions, codes of behaviour observed by a misanthropic mind. Bitter and cold. Nihilistic and scornful. Elitist and Pure. Birmingham Nihilism! IFOTS have shared the stage with: Sutcliffe Jugend, Boyd Rice/NON, MZ. 412, Zoviet France, Brighter Death Now, Skullflower, Z’EV, Con-Dom, JK Flesh, Cold Cave, Deutsch Nepal, The Grey Wolves, Inade, Raison D’Etre, Trepaneringsritualen, Slogun and many more.
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* Latest release: ‘We Can Yield Our Own Footsteps‘ CD/LP/Shirt (CSR204CD)
KHOSTKhost are a Birmingham, UK based duo, made up of Andy Swan (Iroha / Final) and Damian Bennett (Carthage / Deathless). Since their inception in 2013, they have shared the stage with Godflesh, Final, JK Flesh, Conan, Con-Dom, My Silent Wake, Empires Of Light, Goatess, OvO and more. “Khost use samples layered underneath massive riffs, slow and very very loud. They are also very very good. The sound is complex and draws you in.” (Louder Than War).
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* Latest release: ‘Corrosive Shroud‘ CD (CSR211CD)
TUNNELS OF AHFormed in January 2013, Tunnels Of Ah is Stephen Ah Burroughs (Head Of David). For veterans of the psychick war. Guiltless ‘industrial’ esoterica, a seance for a fading shoreline. Praise Hail! The Brickburner. Recommended for those who worship at the altars of Coil, Psychic TV, Arktau Eos, Z’EV.
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* Latest release: ‘Thus Avici‘ CD (CSR206CD)
@ The Deaf Institute
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DJ: Conor Thomas (Boomkat)
7:30pm – 11:00pm. Tickets available at Cold Spring (£8), The Deaf Institute, Skiddle, Resident Advisor
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