Dec 2017 15

IAMX to release new album featuring Kat Von D
 
IAMX - Alive In New LightChris Corner has announced that the latest album from electro/rock project IAMX, Alive In New Light (AINL) will be released February 2, 2018. The record is a chronicle of metamorphasis celebrating the artist’s emergence from the depression which inspired his two previous releases, performed, recorded, and mixed in a trailer in the California desert “far from the Joshua Tree hippies.” Corner explains that the remote setting was imperative to his process, stating that “The desert is white noise. You can lose yourself in the details of producing, mixing; it’s just silence.” [..]

Dec 2017 14

Artoffact reissues several albums from various cEvin Key projects
 
The elusive recordings of The Flu – the first collaborative project of Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key and the late Alan Nelson, later to be known as Hilt – have been rediscovered and are soon to be released as a limited edition double vinyl reissue via Artoffact Records. Originally available only as self-distributed cassettes in 1987, the recordings feature vocals set against a mix of analog and electronic instruments, live singing cats, and recordings from tele-personals; they were set off to Swedish startup label Osmium Records, which folded shortly afterwards. [..]

Dec 2017 14

Pro Patria returns with first new album in two decades
 
Pro Patria - Back to BasicsFollowing an appearance at the Familientreffen Festival, Belgian EBM band Pro Patria has resurfaced after a silence of two decades to release the album Back to Basics. Referred to by the band as “a daunting task after such a long inactivity,” the album is so titled due to founder Peter Vercauteren – a.k.a. PVC – returning to his roots when he originally devloped the Pro Patria sound, resulting in a “much more personal album, largely inspired by the extremely dark period Peter had to go through.” [..]

Dec 2017 13

The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD – 10/19/2017
 

 

Known as much for his long history with alcohol and substance abuse as for his particular brand of industrial/metal, MINISTRY has proven to be the one habit that Al Jourgensen seems unwilling to break. [..]

Dec 2017 12

Project Pitchfork announces new album, first in an experimental trilogyGerman dark electro group Project Pitchfork has announced that its next album, Akkretion, will be released in early 2018. The album is the first in a planned experimental trilogy and serves as an overture exploring themes of birth and death against a backdrop of cosmic grandeur [..]

Dec 2017 12

Society 1 releases eighth music video from latest album
 
Having released Rise from the Dead in March of this year, Hollywood industrial/metal group Society 1 has premiered the music video for the track “Souls on Fire.” Originally intended to present a more positive lyrical direction for the band, “Initially about the communion of souls and inner power illuminated with a symbolic burning fire,” vocalist/songwriter Matt Zane states that the song “took a sinister turn with time,” with the video being “more reminiscent of being trapped within an eternal hell.” [..]

Dec 2017 12

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD – 10/06/2017
 
Front 242 - Circling Overland Tour 2017

 

While several acts have played a significant role in defining the genre, it was Front 242 that gave us the name that perfectly encapsulated the style of danceable industrial and electronic textures that is EBM – Electronic Body Music. For over three-and-a-half decades, the pioneering Belgian group has followed a path of artistic and strategic creativity, eschewing the conventions of melodic songwriting in favor of something more primal and rhythmic. Touring the U.S. in the fall of 2017 [..]

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