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!” [..]

May 2017 18

Rammstein

 

It is very difficult, or perhaps even impossible to express in words the sense of adulation, the near orgasmic thrill that one feels having experienced a live performance that surpasses in the presentation of audio and visual stimuli so massive that it sets a benchmark of excellence toward which all should aspire. Those who have had the good fortune of attending one of Rammstein’s legendary concerts will know exactly what that means. The group’s repertoire blends elements of industrial clamor, heavy metal aggression, melodic catchiness, and electronic dance into a style that, while often characterized as Neue Deutsch Härte (New German Hardness) or even more simply industrial/metal, the band has crafted into something that is very distinctly its own. Such music almost necessitates an equally dynamic live presentation, so it’s no wonder that the East German sextet has spent two decades constantly upping the ante and creating a concert experience that has rightfully been heralded as one of the world’s most theatrically expansive and most entertainingly over-the-top live shows. [..]

May 2017 17

Julien-K launches latest crowdfund campaign for "future retrospective" collection
 
With the band’s fan base proudly demonstrating its loyalty by successfully funding three record setting campaigns in a row, the electro/rock sensation that is Julien-K embarks on a new musical adventure with an IndieGoGo campaign for Time Capsule – A Future Retrospective. Already surpassing its goal within the first 12 hours of its launch, Time Capsule will be a four CD set “with everything we’ve ever done that we don’t think is garbage!” [..]

May 2017 16

Chemical Sweet Kid releases fourth album, scheduled to perform at WGT2017
 
Chemical Sweet Kid - Addicted to AddictionFrench dark electro/industrial rock trio Chemical Sweet Kid has released its fourth album, Addicted to Addiction, on the Trisol Music Group label. The groups’ wide range of influences, from early :Wumpscut:, Suicide Commando, and Combichrist to Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, combine to create an intriguing brew. [..]

May 2017 16

Two Die Krupps albums to be reissued on vinyl
 
Artoffact Records will reissue two of Die Krupps’ most iconic releases – the legendary 1981 debut Stahlwerksynfonie and 1993’s The Final Option, which marked the pioneering German electronic act’s sonic transition to what would later become industrial/metal; both will be released as double albums on August 25. This will be the first time that Stahlwerksynfonie will be reissued on vinyl [..]