Apr 2018 25

LÆBEL announces debut album from Negant
 
New Danish industrial project Negant will release its debut album NO! via LÆBEL on May 1. The trio consisting of venerable scene veterans Jens B. Petersen (Neotek, ManMindMachine, Danish Electro), Tommy B-Kuhlmann (In Absentia, Danish Electro), and John R. Mirland (Am Tierpark, Mirland/Larsen, Holm/Mirland, Mirland) builds on a solid foundation of classic electronic elements to create a brutal, intense sound. [..]

Apr 2018 20

The Orb announces new album featuring notable guest collaborators
 
Helmed by Alex Paterson for 30 years, electronic music collective The Orb has announced a new album due for release on June 22 via Cooking Vinyl, titled No Sounds Are Out of Bounds. Embracing creative freedom and employing a more ensemble approach that hearkens back to The Orb’s debut album, Paterson explains, “I wanted to try something with more musicians and more voices. More contributors essentially – similar to the conditions our first album Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld were recorded in.” He goes on to say “I wanted a change to expand the palate, and to bring in other elements that will keep people guessing and keep them confused.” As such, No Sounds Are Out of Bounds features a myriad of guest contributors joining Paterson and partner Thomas Fehlmann [..]

Apr 2018 20

Poptone to release debut album, announces tour dates
 
Poptone – the latest musical partnership between Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, and featuring Diva Dompé – has announced the release of a self-titled debut album. Long known for their collective work in Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail, Poptone – named after a P.I.L. track – marks the pair’s fourth musical collaboration. The band grew out of Ash’s desire to perform live again, following a format similar to his 2014 solo album, Stripped, which itself was a collection of reinterpreted material from his past outlets. Poptone then toured throughout 2017 [..]

Apr 2018 18

Devin Townsend to release limited edition series of vinyl box sets
 
Releasing the band’s seventh album, Transcendence, in late 2016 to widespread acclaim, Devin Townsend announced in early 2018 that The Devin Townsend Project would disband and that the guitarist and composer would be working on four new albums and focusing on other projects. Among those projects is the vinyl box set, titled ERAS, with the first part to focus on the first four DTP albums, created during the period of 2009-2011. [..]

Apr 2018 18

Immersion releases new single, with first new album since 1999 to follow
 
Immersion, the joint project of Colin Newman (Wire, Githead) and Malka Spigel (Githead, Minimal Compact) has released “Microclimate,” the first single from the upcoming album, Sleepless. The pulsating and expansive track with a warm, cinematic feel and accompanying video premiered at Stereogum and can be heard and viewed on the duo’s YouTube channel. [..]

Apr 2018 17

Infinite Fog and Dais Records reissue legendary COIL albums
 
COIL - Black Light District - A Thousand Lights in a Darkened RoomContinuing the label’s stream of reissuing long out-of-print gems of experimental and avant-garde music, Infinite Fog Productions now presents one of the key albums of the legendary COIL’s discography. Available in CD digipak and in a limited edition collector’s box set, Black Light District – A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room, originally recorded in the winter of 1995/1996 and named after a Boyd Rice track, is exemplary of COIL’s renowned explorations of eschatology and sound design, authorized by longtime associate Danny Hyde and remastered by Martin Bowes. [..]

Apr 2018 17

Diamond Black, featuring Ben Christo of The Sisters of Mercy, releases second single
 
Having been the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for legendary goth/rock act The Sisters of Mercy for over a decade, Ben Christo established his latest musical endeavor, Diamond Black, in 2016 with Finnish producer Jaani Peuhu and vocalist J.I. Turunen. Subsequently in October of 2017, the band released its debut “Sorrow” single to widespread acclaim. Now, Diamond Black follows up with a new single, titled “Ghost in the Glass,” [..]

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