May 2017 13

Anderson/Stolt - Invention of KnowledgeAnderson/Stolt
Category: Progressive Rock
Album: Invention of Knowledge
Stars: 3
Blurb: Two progressive rock heroes come together to take listeners on a sundrenched sojourn, and while it’s not as progressive as the genre would portend, it serves as an antidote to a world full of turmoil and strife.

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May 2017 13

Various Artists - Electronic Saviors Vol IV: RetaliationVarious Artists
Genre: Industrial
Album: Electronic Saviors Vol IV: Retaliation (Digital Bonus)
Stars: 4
Blurb: Since 2008, DJ, promoter, and musician Jim Semonik has been at the forefront of the Electronic Saviors compilations, enlisting the collaboration of various artists who have come together for one cause: to defeat cancer.

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May 2017 13

Black Needle Noise - Before the Tears CameBlack Needle Noise
Category: Gothic / Blues / Rock
Album: Before the Tears Came
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A conglomeration of different talents under the guidance of renowned production guru John Fryer, creating a mishmash of sounds to culminate in a darkly engaging, though hardly easygoing listening experience.

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May 2017 13

Lords of Acid - Smoking HotLords of Acid
Category: Techno / Industrial / Electro
Album: Smoking Hot
Stars: 4
Blurb: Sexy, fun, loud, devious, and daring, Smoking Hot plays better than a greatest hits collection – Praga knows how to work it.

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May 2017 13

Bloc Party - HymnsBloc Party
Category: Rock / Alternative
Album: Hymns
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A band still redefining itself produces a moody, heartfelt collection that searches more than it rocks.

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May 2017 13

ohGr announces PledgeMusic campaign for fifth album
 
After six years, ohGr – the experimental electronic act fronted by Skinny Puppy vocalist Nivek Ogre – has announced via PledgeMusic campaign the group’s fifth album, titled Tricks. Not only featuring the first new ohGr songs since 2011’s unDeveloped, the campaign offers a plethora of all new merch items, as well as new imagery. [..]

May 2017 09

Prick debut to be rereleased on vinyl
 
Prick - PrickThe 1995 self-titled debut album from Kevin McMahon’s post Lucky Pierre project, Prick, will be rereleased on vinyl May 12. The album began as four demos recorded with friend and former Lucky Pierre member Trent Reznor in 1992 at Reznor’s studios in Los Angeles and New Orleans. McMahon completed the album in England with British producer Warne Livesey after Reznor left the project to begin work on Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral. [..]