Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore, 06/12/2012
Rarely does one find such a diverse crowd as the one in downtown Silver Spring’s the Fillmore on the night of June 12, 2012; packed with a variety of goths, hipsters, and rockers from all walks of life. Few bands have managed to attract such a wide range of fans from such divergent styles as The Cult, from the band’s early flirtations with psychedelic goth rock to the later exploration of purebred rock & roll and proto-metal. On this stop during the Choice of Weapon tour, the veterans of post-punk/hard rock saw fit to prove their mettle, sharing the stage with The Icarus Line and Against Me!.
London, United Kingdom, Elektrowerkz, 09/15/2012
Imagine a venue tucked into the heart of London but conveniently hidden from the eyes of the unaware; the sort of place to which you wouldn’t stumble in unknowingly with derelict labyrinthine staircases that feel strangely cozy once they are filled with industrial boom. The venue is the cult Electrowerkz that for years now has been a Mecca for London’s goth/industrial/metal crowd and although vague dress codes, word of mouth invitations, and memberships are no more, there still is a flavor of fanciful mystery about Electrowerkz and frankly, all the better given its never changing underground spirit. It was here where Angelspit closed the European leg of the 2012 Wall Street Massacre tour and with the support of Uberbyte, Angelbomb, Die Kur, and Nessus Red, it was a very special night indeed.
New York City, NY, Tammany Hall (Stimulate), 07/21/2012
Until his departure in 1999, you could have said that En Esch was the heart of KMFDM, with Sascha Konietzko being the brains. Both are amazing producers and songwriters with a keen sense of how to weave heavy guitar riffs and electronic grooves together. But since the split, KMFDM has evolved towards a heavier and darker sound, abandoning some of the deviant mayhem and fun. Fun was one of En Esch’s contributions and Slick Idiot is all that. The 2012 CLASSICK tour saw the German En Esch and Mona Mur team up as they took their message of artistic rebellion across the USA and Canada with special guest Promonium Jesters. New York City’s famous Stimulate club night proved the perfect backdrop for such an underground party, with people packed into Tammany Hall dressed as their alter-egos, ready to catch Slick Idiot and hopefully hear some rare KMFDM oldies. Weaving through the crowd with a rucksack over his shoulder, En Esch himself seemed like just another fan trying to mingle and catch up with friends. Legendary industrial rockers Hanzel und Gretel were in attendance that night, among others.
Album: Black Acid EP
Blurb: Once again returning to the primal, dirty techno that defines much of his work, Bryan Black unveils a new EP sure to get you sweating on the dance floor.
Ghosts in the Clocktower
Category: IDM / Ambient
Album: I: Enroute
Blurb: A mystifying journey into the celestial unknown as Ghosts in the Clocktower present a satisfying array of complex IDM and hauntingly melodic ambience.
Category: EBM / Rock
Album Title: Science Fiction
Blurb: (A)Brilliant Massacre(E) utilizes many subgenres of industrial to create an album so unique, they had to call it Science Fiction.
Album: Eurosolvent (Bootleg) DVD
Blurb: This fan-made bootleg – endorsed by the band and offered for free on the internet – is perhaps the most genuine and authentic presentation of Skinny Puppy in the live setting.