Distortion Productions has signed industrial icon En Esch and will release his second solo album SPÄNK on February 10, 2015. Esch held a PledgeMusic campaign for SPÄNK over the course of 2014, achieving 115% of his goal. [..]
Al Jourgensen (MINISTRY), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Joey Santiago (Pixies), and Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) have announced their involvement in the feature film The Bridge and have launched an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for it, according to Variety Magazine. The project also includes Tiny Biuso of TSOL, Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy and Sin Quirin of MINISTRY.
The $300,000 crowdfunding campaign, which also benefits the Fender Music Foundation in addition to funding the film, will offer fans experiences like building their own guitar at the Fender Factory [..]
Industrial doom act Author & Punisher has announced a 10-day West Coast U.S. tour, beginning December 3. “There are four reasons to come check out this Author & Punisher tour,” says Tristan Shone. “First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. [..]
Ric Laciak, the founder and driving force behind underground electro/industrial label RAS DVA Records, has died having succumbed to cancer. He was a well known radio DJ for WMSE 91.7 FM in Milwaukee, WI, a writer for Industrial Nation, and at one time had worked for Zoth Ommog’s Music Research GmbH. [..]
Cold as ever, but adopting a more mature songwriting mindset and a more dynamic range of production, Eric Gottesman brings ReGen into his world of supervillainy and industrial mania.
Coldwave/alternative metal band The Clay People has unveiled a teaser video via Facebook for the band’s upcoming album, scheduled for release in 2015. The video features an excerpt from the band’s rerecording of “Palegod,” originally from 1996′s The Iron Icon EP and performed as the opening track during the band’s performance at Coldwaves II in 2013. [..]
Download, the duo of cEvin Key and Phil Western, has announced the vinyl re-release of the 1996 album Charlie’s Family through Artoffact Records in early 2015. The Artoffact re-release comes in three vinyl color options and includes and mp3 download with purchase. [..]