May 2014 08

Author & Punisher - Women & ChildrenAuthor & Punisher
Category: Industrial / Drone / Experimental
Album: Women & Children
Stars: 4
Blurb: Offering the faintest glimmers of what once was and may never be again, Author & Punisher delivers an album of apocalyptic grandeur.

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May 2014 08

Aborym - DirtyAborym
Category: Black Metal / Industrial / Experimental
Album: Dirty
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: A sonic onslaught that brings together the best elements of the two extremes of black metal and industrial, making for a viciously rewarding listen.

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May 2014 08

Mimetic - Where We Will Never GoMimetic
Category: Electronica
Album: Where We Will Never Go
Stars: 3
Blurb: Mimetic channels numerous electronic styles from trip-hop to dance on this latest full-length release.

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May 2014 07

Cabaret Voltaire announces next compilationCabaret Voltaire will release its newest compilation, #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978 – 1985), on July 1 through Mute Records. #7885 compiles two distinct periods of Cabaret Voltaire, 1978-1981 and 1983-1985, for the first time together on one release. This follows the re-mastered vinyl release of Red Mecca and the sold out box set, #8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985). [..]

May 2014 07

WaxTrax! to reopen store for one day onlyThe legendary WaxTrax! Records store will return for one day and one day only in Chicago on June 15. The pop-up store will be located in the Chicago music venue Metro, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., following a release show by WaxTrax!’s first newly signed act Cocksure. WaxTrax! will also be offering special deals on the store day [..]

May 2014 05

Bill Rieflin joins R.E.M.'s Peter Buck in new supergroupPercussionist Bill Rieflin is joining former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney in a new supergroup, Super-Earth. The band also features Kurt Bloch (ex-Fastbacks) and Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), and has thus far only appeaared live opening for Buck’s solo performances at Secret Society Ballroom in Portland, OR. Rieflin – long associated with such industrial groups as MINISTRY, Pigface, KMFDM, and Swans – became the fulltime touring drummer and auxiliary member for R.E.M. in 2004 [..]

May 2014 05

The Damned headline Alt-Fest Sunday Goth stageAlt-Fest has announced goth/rock forerunners The Damned as its Sunday Goth Stage headliner. The band will play a selection of songs from the Phantasmagoria and Black albums, as well as a ‘people’s choice’ track to be decided by social media ahead of the set. The Damned’s set list includes tracks that have not been played live for years. [..]