May 2017 22

Headliners announced for Dracula's Ball in October
 
Lords of Acid, Combichrist, and special guests Christian Death will perform at Dracula’s Ball on Friday, October 27, 2017. The Philadelphia gothic/industrial mainstay event is open to all ages despite being listed as 18+ on some ticket websites, but guests must be 21 or over to drink. Organizers encourage attendees to buy their tickets early, as the total number of tickets will be less than the venue’s full capacity to allow for costumes (strongly encouraged, but not mandatory) and make more room for dancing. [..]

May 2017 22

Wire announces East Coast U.S./Canadian tour
 
Pioneering post-punk act Wire has announced tour dates for Fall of 2017, taking the band across the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada in support of the fifteenth studio album, Silver/Lead. This announcement comes after Wire’s successful tour of the West Coast, which included an appearance at the DRILL festivals in Los Angeles, Leeds, and Berlin. Released on March 31, the 40th anniversary of the band’s debut performance [..]

May 2017 22

New music from No:Carrier and Chris Wirsig
 
Chris Wirsig - Signals From...Chris Wirsig – front man for dark electro band No:Carrier – has released a new solo album, titled Signals From…, containing 11 instrumental tracks with a retro feel, paying homage to the work of electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Vangelis. Wirsig explains that the album was inspired by the idea that “Mankind has always been searching for signals from somewhere else – from the gods or from other civilizations. [..]

May 2017 21

Snuttock reveal
 
Baltimore electro/rock act Snuttock has released the second music video from the band’s 2016 Rituals Redux album, this time for the Psy’Aviah remix of “Spitting into the Wind.” As one of the remix album’s most well received tracks, “the decision to make a new video for it was a no-brainer,” states the band. [..]

May 2017 20

New collaborative project of Douglas J. McCarthy and Cyrusrex to release debut album
 
Black Line - Treason, Sedition, and Subversive ActivitiesPicking up where the DJM|REX – the previous collaboration between musician Douglas J. McCarthy and musician/producer Cyrusrex – left off, Black Line will be releasing its debut album, Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities, on May 26. With such renowned guests as fellow Nitzer Ebb alumni Bon Harris, Skinny Puppy producers Mark Walk and Ken “Hiwatt” Marshall, Paul Barker (MINISTRY, Revolting Cocks, Lead Into Gold), Christian Eigner (Depeche Mode), and Baseck [..]

May 2017 19

DAF to release vinyl retrospective box set
 
DAF - Das Ist DAFOne of the pioneering acts that helped shape underground electronic music, DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) is releasing a new box set collecting the duo’s most essential albums, titled Das Ist DAF. Often cited in the breath as fellow German acts as Kraftwerk and Can and New York’s Suicide, DAF influenced a generation of musicians for combining electronic elements like sequencers and synthesizers (particularly the Korg MS-20) with an aggressive militaristic style infused with the virulent energy of punk. DAF has the distinction of having the first album to be released by the now legendary Mute Records [..]

May 2017 19

Lord of the Lost signs worldwide record deal
 
Having spent the last decade establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in the international dark metal scene, Hamburg’s Lord of the Lost has signed a worldwide record deal with Austrian rock/metal label Napalm Records. Founder and front man Chris Harms comments on the band’s newfound association, “It’s been an important step for us to continue our path of success together with a new, strong partner and we are proud that we have found this partner in Napalm Records! It could not be better for us!” [..]