May 2017 24

Dates announces for new ColdWaves event... in Los Angeles
 
With 2017 already marking the sixth and biggest ColdWaves event yet, with three nights featuring some of the industrial/electo scene’s most prominent heavyweights and most promising up-and-comers performing in Chicago, the prestigious festival is announcing a new leg to take place in Los Angeles. Scheduled to take place over three November nights in the City of Angels [..]

May 2017 23

Here’s a thought experiment worth investing some time in:

 

First, let’s consider that from 750 AD on, Arabs kidnapped, killed, and stole Africans. Starting in 1441 or so, Europeans kidnapped, killed, and stole Africans for nearly 450 years. In the colonies, we tend to think that it began in 1619. But by then, there were millions of enslaved Africans in Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, and all over the American territories. Africans were killed and left to die in the act of acquiring them and war and village raids were core sources of that acquisition, leaving sometimes three times the number of people taken, dead.

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May 2017 23

KMFDM premieres new lyric video from upcoming EP/album
 
The Ultra Heavy Beat is going strong as pioneering industrial/rock band KMFDM premieres the lyric video for “Hell Yeah,” the first single off the band’s upcoming new album, HELL YEAH! and preceding YEAH! EP. The video features animation based on the cover image created by longtime KMFDM collaborator and cover artist Aidan “BRUTE!” Hughes created by 12 Inch Media, while the song showcases Sascha Konietzko’s trademark lyrical cynicism juxtaposed with melody, aggression, and energy [..]

May 2017 23

Distorted Productions announces summer mini-tour
 
Distortion Productions has announced that several of the label’s most prominent acts will be embarking on a special mini-tour in mid-August, the Distorted Summer Nights Tour! The tour will take place across five dates along the East Coast of the U.S., headlined by synthpop sensation Null Device, goth/rock act Spider Lilies, and electro/EBM act Red Lokust. [..]

May 2017 23

The front man for electro/punk sensation Mindless Self Indulgence, Jimmy Urine speaks with ReGen‘s Brian H. McLelland about his new solo outing.
 
Jimmy Urine InterView: Simple Pleasures and Synthesized Dreams

 

An InterView with Jimmy Urine
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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 [..]