Sep 2013 20

Empire, Springfield, VA, 2013/09/01

 

Spellbound has been one of Washington, DC’s longest running club nights for the industrial/goth/electro scene, while the night’s host Lori Beth has been expanding her resume to become one of the top promoters for shows in the area. Having booked GoFight and I:Scintilla in August of 2012, it was perhaps only a matter of time before she would once again bring Chicago’s preeminent electroscuzz trio back to the Nation’s capital, especially now with the band’s debut Music for Military Torture having been released earlier this year. [..]

Sep 2013 04

END: the DJEND: the DJ is a U.S. based DJ and artist on Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads Digital. END tours internationally, supporting many dark electronic artists and labels plus has live mixes on U.S. and UK radio, Industrial Club Sessions.
Here, END: the DJ unveils his Top 10 choices for new music for the month of August, 2013!

On a special note from END: the DJ himself, “Hope to see you at the Triton Festival in New York City, September 5-7; I’ll be there at the first night only, so keep your eyes and your ears open!”

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Aug 2013 14

Atlanta, GA, The Shelter, 07/09/2013

 

Another hot night in Atlanta, GA, and all the dwellers of the darkest corners of the city begin to converge upon their venue of choice, The Shelter, to see the legendary Leæther Strip and welcomed newcomers Cryogen Second. The crowd filed in early and quickly, causing the entire atmosphere to become electric and filled with the sense that something amazing was about to be witnessed. [..]

Aug 2013 14

Atlanta, GA, The Shelter, 06/04/2013

 

Project Pitchfork has returned to the United States. The nearly 25-year-old project teamed up yet again with the 10-year-running synthpop project Ayria along for the ride, who – like Pitchfork – is also riding on a new album release this year. The dynamic duo last toured the U.S. in 2010 and sought to expand its reach in this year’s tour, and had been going nonstop since the tour’s inception, which came to Atlanta’s industrial music center: The Shelter.

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Aug 2013 14

Springfield, VA, Empire, 06/02/2013

 

Project Pitchfork, one of the electro/industrial scene’s longest running and most revered acts, continues to make waves with a darkly expressive and gritty audio/visual style. Ayria, on another point on the electro spectrum, garners much acclaim for a ballistic blend of bubblegum pop and gothic flair, topped off by a sleek and aggressive electronics. Together, the two hit the road earlier this year for a blazing tour that demonstrated why both acts are so beloved by todays goths and rivetheads alike. Having performed at Empire in the DC area, the dynamic duo was joined by local heroes Spider Lillies, bringing an electrified twin-guitar assault of darkened melodic force. Capturing the performance was ReGen’s own Jessica Jastrzebski, visually documenting one of the year’s most enticing tours. [..]

Aug 2013 13

Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore, 04/30/2013

 

While many may lament the shift in Trent Reznor’s emphasis away from the harder edge and abrasive sounds of Nine Inch Nails toward the more melancholy and lush ambience of How to Destroy Angels, it can’t be denied that the act has garnered a significant amount of acclaim. Blending angelic melodies courtesy of vocalist Mariqueen Maandig (and sometimes Reznor), backed by the noisy constructions of Reznor, Atticus Ross, Rob Sheridan, and live member Alessandro Cortini, How to Destroy Angels may not be as angry as Nine Inch Nails, but is no less compelling in its artistry and musical intrigue. [..]

Aug 2013 13

Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer, 04/21/2013

 

Capturing the blistering metal onslaught of Chicago’s CZAR and the incendiary post-punk/industrial energy of legendary Killing Joke, this photo gallery – courtesy of Katherine Gaines of Ambient Eye Photography – showcases the bands’ performance at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA on April 21, 2013.

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