May 2018 22

Michael Gira announces vinyl reissue of last '90s Swans' album, solo tour dates
Soundtracks for the Blind, the last studio album from influential experimental group Swans before its mid-’90s dissolution and subsequent 2010 reincarnation, will be released on vinyl for the first time on July 20 via band founder Michael Gira’s Young God Records label. With elements encompassing the group’s initial 15 years of work, the record features contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in ’96-’97, with Gira joined by Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe on vocals and keyboards, Vudi on electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar. Gira further states that “there’s also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years,” which have been culled and manipulated with engineer Chris Griffin to create new pieces of music. “I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one.” [..]

May 2018 22

With a new album and as one of the premier acts on the bill for this year’s PIGFest 3.0, Particle Son speaks with ReGen about the dangers of technological addiction and the need for a communal spirit in today’s goth/industrial scene.


An InterView with Vex March, Jared Scott, & Sandi Leeper of Particle Son

May 2018 21

With a Kickstarter campaign for the group’s twelfth album now underway, Sam Rosenthal speaks with ReGen about his artistic and musical process in Black Tape for a Blue Girl.
Black Tape for a Blue Girl - To Touch the Milky Way


An InterView with Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl

May 2018 18

Jarboe collaboration with Byla from 2007 now available for the first time in vinyl
Translation Loss Records has announced the release of Viscera, a vinyl reissue of the 2007 collaboration between singer/songwriter Jarboe and ambient noise outfit Byla. Cut from the original high resolution 24-bit studio masters, this marks the first time Viscera is being made available on vinyl [..]

May 2018 18

Jason Charles Miller announces latest solo album
Once the front man for industrial/metal band Godhead, and having long established himself as a dark country solo artist, Jason Charles Miller has announced his latest album, titled In the Wasteland. The album has been six years in the making, and is slated to feature numerous high profile guest appearances [..]

May 2018 18

The Black Queen returns for ColdWaves and European tour
Having spent the majority of 2017 in a state of relative quiet, Los Angeles electronic/coldwave act The Black Queen has announced that it will embark on a tour of Europe in October and November of this year. These dates follow the band’s performances at this year’s ColdWaves events taking place in September in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles [..]

May 2018 16

The Dresden Dolls to return to London on Halloween
The Dresden Dolls – the dark cabaret duo of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione – has announced performances to take place at London’s Troxy on October 30 and 31. These shows mark the duo’s first in Europe in 12 years, with no additional dates planned for the forseeable future. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 21 [..]

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