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 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 11

MINISTRY unveils "ANTIFA" music video, announces new album, tour
 
MINISTRY - AmeriKKKantLegendary industrial/metal act MINISTRY has announced the release of its fourteenth album, titled AmeriKKKant, due out on March 9, 2018 on Nuclear Blast Records. This marks the band’s first release with the prominent worldwide metal label, with the album funded via PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign. Having debuted the song during the band’s European and U.S. tours in 2017, MINISTRY has released the first single, “ANTIFA,” and a corresponding music video [..]

Dec 2017 11

Mirland reveals new album, collaboration with Claus LarsenJohn R. Mirland, having formed the duo of Am Tierpark with Claus Larsen (Leæther Strip, Klutæ), has announced a new collaborative album with his band mate, “born out of an idea about kicking up the complexity and power of the sound of Mirland and just see where it would take itself.” Titled Disturbia and under the moniker of Mirland/Larsen, the album features Larsen on vocals, with the music exploring elements of industrial and urban sounds [..]

Dec 2017 08

Wayne Hussey partners with Swedish initative against subcultural discrimination, releases new song and video
 
The Mission front man Wayne Hussey – also formerly of Sisters of Mercy and Dead or Alive – has partnered with the Swedish Right to Subcultural Identity (RTSI) initiative for part two of its ongoing campaign against discrimination towards alternative subcultures. Hussey’s song, “You Are Not Alone,” which is the namesake for the second phase of the campaign, pays tribute to a gay friend who grew up feeling different and alone in a small town and offers reassurance to those who may feel the same. An exclusive video of the song is available on the RTSI YouTube channel. [..]

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