Greek industrial/harsh-EBM act Hydra Division V (a side project of Vincent Andelmoth of iNsCissorS) will release its debut album, Ostracized, on April 28 through Artificial Sun. Mastered by Jan L. (X-Fusion, Noisuf-X) [..]
After their performance at Seattle’s monthly industrial night Mechanismus, Legion Within spoke with ReGen about their sound, their new line up and their upcoming tour with KMFDM and CHANT.
Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Small’s Theatre, 03/22/2013
After a long Ultra-Heavy Beat drought, KMFDM finally returned to Pittsburgh to support the latest album, KUNST, and Pittsburgh enthusiastically welcomed the band back with open arms and a surprisingly sold-out crowd. Accompanied by Legion Within and CHANT for the tour and local artists Rein[Forced] supplying additional support, the lineup made for an interesting and varied night. [..]
Ministry has announced the release of From Beer to Eternity, to be released in September through the band’s own 13th Planet Records. Minstry founder Al Jourgensen has declared this to be “Ministry’s last album,” a celebration and memorial to guitarist Mike Scaccia, who co-wrote the tracks of this album in December 2012, a mere three days before his death.
“Mikey was my best friend in the world and there’s no Ministry without him,” Jourgensen says. “But I know the music we recorded together during the last weeks of his life had to be released to honor him. So after his funeral, I locked myself in my studio and turned the songs we had recorded into the best and last Ministry record anyone will ever hear. I can’t do it without Mikey and I don’t want to. So yes, this will be Ministry’s last album.”
Following the death of Scaccia, Jourgensen worked continuously on the album alongside co-producer Sammy D’Ambruoso, and engineer/keyboard programmer Aaron Havill. Guitarist Sin Quirin, bassist Tony Campos, and Ministry live drummer Aaron Rossi also contributed to the recording
The album will follow the release of the autobiography Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, through DaCapo Books. Ministry previously announced the last album as Relapse, released in 2012, which was the follow-up to Ministry’s original last album The Last Sucker, released in 2007.
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Zak Vaudo (Chaostar)
Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club, 3/20/2013
2013 is a big year for fans of the golden age of industrial music with a new KMFDM album and tour, new Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy albums later this year, and rumors of new Nine Inch Nails material; it’s like some kind of planetary alignment. Paradise Rock Club is located on a busy Boston campus with bright-eyed students crisscrossing the streets purposefully. The place is pretty small, with a balcony that wraps around the venue on three sides. Dozens of drums, cymbals, and noisemaking objects decorate the stage, presumably belonging to tribal/industrial artist CHANT, the opening act of the tour. By 8:00pm the place is already two/thirds full and the show promptly begins. The crowd is a mix of goths, rivetheads, punks, and metal fans of various ages; as expected, many are sporting KMFDM shirts. [..]
French industrial artist Vigilante has announced the upcoming digital release of It’s Our Time to raise funds for the members of the hacktivist group Anonymous facing prosecution. “It is in moments like this that we need to make a difference and show to our brothers and sisters they are not alone,” states Ivan Muñoz of Vigilante [..]
Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness fame aims to unveil her new novel Red Horses – the prequel to Isabel Burning – soon. To celebrate, she has released the debut for $0.99 through Kindle. [..]