Jan 2018 22

Satyricon announces final tour headlining the U.S.
 
In support of the band’s latest album, Deep Calleth Upon Deep, Norway’s Satyricon has announced what will be the band’s final headlining tour of the United States for this Spring. “As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven’t toured there in nine years,” states band leader Satyr, continuing, “I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon.” [..]

Jan 2018 22

Xorcist returns after long absence with new album
 
Xorcist - GODWhile Bat – a.k.a. Peter Stone – has been involved in remixes, DJing, and side projects over the last two decades, he is best known for his work under the moniker of Xorcist, with January 23, 2018 marking the release of God. Completed over a six month period and following a single and instrumental album in 2017, GOD features nine tracks and marks the first full-length Xorcist release since 2000; Bat states that “It is with great trepidation this album is released as no doubt, it will once again push the envelope of reception as do all Xorcist releases.” [..]

Jan 2018 22

ReGen Exclusive: Murder Weapons unveils debut music video
 
At long last, three years after the release of the band’s Guilty debut EP in 2015, Seattle horror/industrial act Murder Weapons has unveiled the music video for the track “HIVE.” With cinematography by Tetraknot, “HIVE” showcases the band’s penchant for blood, gore, and dark imagery atop an aggressive onslaught of pummeling riffs and beats driven by scathing sequences and the powerful and soulful vocals of songstress Dawn Woodkill. Murder Weapons premiered the video on Friday, January 19 at Tacoma, WA’s Blue Mouse Theatre as part of an event presented by Friday Night Frights for a screening of ’80s slasher cult classic New Year’s Evil. [..]

Jan 2018 19

Ritual Aesthetic unveils first single from anticipated second album
 
Ritual Aesthetic - The Analog FleshDenver, Colorado based industrial/metal act Ritual Aesthetic has released the first track from the band’s upcoming followup to the 2014 Decollect debut, titled “The Analog Flesh.” Mixed and mastered by Alex Crescioni of Stygian Sound in Los Angeles, “The Analog Flesh” thematically references “the intellectual and social deconstruction from the physical into the digital genocide of thought.” [..]

Jan 2018 19

Aesthetic Perfection covers N*SYNC on upcoming EP
 
Aesthetic Perfection - Ebb and Flow EPFurthering the band’s transition toward a poppier direction, Aesthetic Perfection has released its own dark interpretation of the N*SYNC boy band pop hit “Bye Bye Bye” as the first single from the upcoming Ebb and Flow EP. The track features New Year’s Day guitarist Nikki Misery, and is one of three tracks on the EP, which is due for release on February 2. Of Ebb and Flow EP, Aesthetic Perfection producer Daniel Graves states that while he is “not one for overwrought nostalgia,” the single’s “swagger recalls a not-so-distant past where the wars were cold and gratuitous excess burned hot.” [..]

Jan 2018 19

IAMX premieres second preview, title track from upcoming new album
 
IAMX - Alive In New LightElectro/rock project IAMX, having announced the upcoming new Alive In New Light (AINL) album this past December, premiered on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder the title track, marking the second preview track from the album (following “Mile Deep hollow”) and the band’s sixteenth overall to be synced to the prominent TV program. Heralded by IAMX founder Chris Corner as the happiest song he’s ever written, the song was inspired by his loyal fans and is now available to them via the band’s social media outlets. [..]

Jan 2018 19

Erasure collaborates with post-classical group Echo Collective to reinterpret latest album
 
Erasure - World BeyondCelebrated synthpop duo Erasure has announced its next album, World Beyond, a post-classical reinterpretation of the 2017 album World Be Gone by the Brussels based Echo Collective. Recorded over 10 days at Jet Studio in Brussels with vocalist Andy Bell, World Beyond was arranged by Echo Collective’s Gary De Cart, Margaret Hermant, and Neil Leiter, who along with four other members of the collective recreated Erasure’s electronic pop sounds in a post-classical context [..]

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