May 2017 01

Diesel, Pittsburgh, PA – 03/21/2017
 
DOPE/Combichrist - Blood Lust Death Tour 2017

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May 2017 02

Baltimore artists Athena Hiotis and Nina Themelis team up to create inspirational video
 
Athena HiotisBaltimore based artist, composer, and producer Athena Hiotis (RÊVE, PopRiot Music Group) has collaborated with childhood friend and fellow artist Nina Themelis to create an inspirational concept video, “Unbreakable:Our Story.” Themelis says that she was excited to work on the project “because of how frequently our culture perpetuates the idea of women working in competition with one another. It was important to work on something with strangers, or mild acquaintances, where the unifying thread was how we empower ourselves and each other.” [..]

May 2017 02

Khost to release third album in June
 
Khost – the Birmingham based death industrial/doom project of Andy Swan (Iroha, Final) and Damian B (Carthage, Gauge, Techno Animal) – will release a third full-length album, Governance, on UK experimental label Cold Spring Records. Produced and mixed by the band and mastered by Attrition’s Martin Bowes at his Cage Studio, Governance continues Khost’s fascination with detachment and dissonance, exploring “the exertion of wills that are not your own, and upon the ways to detect and trace the outlines of the presence(s) that may exert these daily wills upon you, day by day.” [..]

May 2017 02

Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel premiere first music video from upcoming album
 
The Legendary Pink Dots’ Edward Ka-Spel and singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer have premiered the first video from the pair’s upcoming collaborative album, I Can Spin a Rainbow, due out May 5. The haunting, stop-motion video for “The Clock at the Back of the Cage” premiered on The Skinny, and was conceived and produced in Melbourne, Australia, by Palmer and directors Christy Louise Flaws, Chris Bennett, and Luke O’Connor. Palmer explains that, “Stop-motion seemed like the perfect choice; even when it’s beautiful and alluring, stop-motion is fundamentally creepy.” [..]

May 2017 03

Alison Moyet releases first single from upcoming ninth album
 
Pop icon Alison Moyet has released the first single from her upcoming album Other. “Reassuring Pinches” begins with the measured rise and fall of methodical synthpop arpeggios before unfurling into a looser, more organic modern sound beneath Moyet’s rich contralto vocals. “Other” continues her partnership with producer and songwriting collaborator Guy Sigsworth [..]

May 2017 03

The Afghan Whigs return with eighth album
 
The Afghan Whigs - In SpadesThe psychedelic and supernatural collide in The Afghan Whigs dark new LP, In Spades. The album harnesses the creative chemistry of the current lineup, which launched its previous release, 2014’s Do to the Beast onto the Top 40 – a first for the Whigs, while embracing the group’s extensive and influential history. Frontman Greg Dulli touts the release as “the first time since Black Love that we’ve done a full-blown band album.” [..]

May 2017 03

Funker Vogt returns with new lineup, new single, and new album
 
Funker Vogt - Code of ConductGerman EBM act Funker Vogt returns after a four year absence with a new album, Code of Conduct, set to drop June 2. The project will introduce fans to new vocalist Chris L. (Agonoize, The Sexorcist) on the album’s first single “Der Letzte Tanz,” May 19. Funker Vogt proclaim themselves “more complex and vital than ever,” maintaining the band’s place in the dark electro pantheon [..]