Category: Electro / Industrial
Album: Youth Code
Blurb: Relentlessly nostalgic, angst-ridden, and caustic, Youth Code draws from its pool of old school influences to create a solidly aggressive first full-length outing.
Category: EBM / Electro
Blurb: Doing well to adhere to the conventions of electro/EBM with only a few fanciful flourishes, the latest album from Sonik Foundry is rather good, if not essential.
Album: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Original Soundtrack)
Blurb: A surprise video game hit spawns equally surprising score that borrows liberally from decade’s worth of cinematic tradition and sums them up with stunning efficiency and affection.
After nine years, two time Grammy nominated guitarist Sin Quirin has rejoined industrial/metal band Society 1. “To say that I’m excited to be back with my brothers in Society 1 would be an understatement,” says Quirin. “I have waited for years to reconnect with the guys and I’m extremely happy to say that the time has come. I’m back and ready to pick up where we left off.” [..]
Wayne Static will join with OTEP, DOPE, Smile Empty Soul, and Thira for the Civil Unrest Tour, running May 8 to 20 along the western United States. “It’s going to be a blast, I love all the bands,” says Static. “I’ve toured with all of them before and I’m looking forward to seeing them all again. Also looking forward to hitting the west coast again because it has been way too long.” [..]
The Canadian electronic music festival Kinetik has been canceled for 2014 and for the foreseeable future, according to the festival representatives. Kinetik Productions cites a “complicated and unplanned situation,” which has not been described due to its allegedly confidential nature. A full statement is available through the festival website. “This ongoing situation has nothing to do with the Toronto venue and or with the Kinetik Festival partners that have shown nothing but full support for the festival,” says the official statement. [..]
Showrunners Jason Novak and David Schock have announced the third annual ColdWaves festival to take place in Chicago on September 26-27 at the Metro, in cooperation with the Hope for the Day charity to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention. A teaser video for ColdWaves III has been posted to YouTube, hinting at the headliners for this year’s festival. Novak then went on to say, “We are proud and privileged to have another shot at building something special for industrial fans here in Chicago.” [..]