Feb 2018 28

Powerman 5000 announces second leg of U.S. New Wave tour
Having released the New Wave album in October of 2017 and completed the first leg of the following tour, industrial/metal band Powerman 5000 has announced the second leg of the New Wave Tour. Beginning on April 10 in Lubbock, TX and concluding on May 6 in Flagstaff, AZ [..]

Feb 2018 27

Cleopatra Records to release Bauhaus Coffee Table Book curated by founding drummer Kevin Haskins
In 2016, Kevin Haskins – the drummer and founding member for legendary gothic/post-punk band Bauhaus – had announced that he would be releasing Bauhaus – Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus, a curated coffee table book chronicling the band’s history. Now, Cleopatra Records will be releasing the book on March 16 in signed and unsigned copies. [..]

Feb 2018 26

Peter Murphy postpones three week residency in San Francisco due to visa complications
Iconic goth and alt. rock artist Peter Murphy had originally been scheduled for a three week residency at San Francisco’s The Chapel, which was to begin on January 23; however, after a series of delays, Murphy and The Chapel have now confirmed that the residency has been postponed until June. This delay is at the instruction of Murphy to The Chapel’s management after facing difficulty with the acquisitino of his visa paperwork, citing “a simple matter of the administrative visa process for many foreign applications between Turkey and USA.” [..]

Feb 2018 26

Two of the Belgian electronic scene's most prominent figures join forces in Lederman / De Meyer
One of the electronic music scene’s most celebrated figures, vocalist Jean-Luc De Meyer has joined forces with talented musician Jean-Marc Lederman for a new project, Lederman / De Meyer, announcing the band’s debut album Eleven Grinding Songs via livecast video on Facebook on February 24. “All these songs are about human beings,” states De Meyer in the video, “their fears, their hopes, their dark side, their bright side; if you compare that to a landscape, that would be a landscape obscure by clouds, through which the sun regularly and brilliantly shines.” [..]

Feb 2018 26

Electro-focused Die Krupps side project announced
Die Krupps has long been celebrated for blending thrusting EBM and industrial rhythms with the guttural force of heavy metal; now Jürgen Engler and his fellow DK cohorts Ralf Dörper and Marcel Zürcher have announced a new project, Die Robo Sapiens. Taking the name from one of the band’s most recent and biggest hits, “Robo Sapien” from 2013’s The Machinists of Joy, Engler states that “This new band is essentially the ‘all electro’ Die Krupps.” [..]

Feb 2018 24

Two synthpop/darkwave titans to co-headline April tour of the U.S.
Darkwave band Hexheart – fronted by God Module’s Jasyn Bangert – and synthwave act The Rain Within – headed by Bella Morte’s Andy Deane – will be embarking on a co-headlining tour of the U.S. throughout the month of April. The tour begins on April 8 in Salt Lake City, UT and continues until April 24 in Charlottesville, VA [..]

Feb 2018 23

Xentrifuge releases music video teasing new full-length album
Harsh electro/industrial act Xentrifuge has unveiled the music video for the song “Circles of Dust,” the first single from the band’s upcoming third full-length album, Desensitized Parallels. [..]

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