Nov 2018 30

Test Dept. releases first single in 20 years to preview upcoming new album
 
Long heralded as one of the most influential bands in the formative wave of industrial music, Test Dept. has broken its long silence with a new single, titled “Landlord.” Referred to by founding member Graham Cunnington as “disturbing in the extreme,” the track continues the band’s long tradition of protest and politically charged themes, with band member Paul Jamrozy stating that “We’re still angry, but it’s tempered by a slightly different wisdom.” [..]

Nov 2018 30

Mont Sherar reveals remix of track by Killing Joke drummer BPF
 
Having released his Remote Viewing debut earlier this year, BPF – the solo moniker of Killing Joke drummer “Big Paul” Ferguson – has unleashed a remix for the album track “The Great Motivator.” Created by author/DJ/photographer/filmmaker Mont Sherar of Montster Filmwerks, the Montstrosity (Re)Mix is presented as a complete audio/visual art piece that reinterprets the song’s boisterous layers of shrill guitar feedback, distorted atmospheres, and processional rhythms and compounds them with frenetic imagery to build upon the song’s urgency and tension, Ferguson’s straightforward spoken word at once despondent and arresting amid his percussive attacks and the instrumental wizardry of Mark Gemini Thwaite. [..]

Nov 2018 28

Project Pitchfork keyboardist to release third solo album
 
Dirk Scheuber, keyboardist and founding member of prominent German dark electro band Project Pitchfork, will be releasing Shades, his third solo outing, on January 11, 2019. Often considered the quiet and introverted half of Project Pitchfork, Scheuber breaks open on his solo material, with Shades offering 12 new tracks that explore a wider range of emotional content [..]

Nov 2018 28

C-Tec - Darker / CutC-Tec
Category: Industrial
Album: Darker / Cut
Blurb: After 18 years, C-Tec returns to reissue two of the underground industrial scene’s most iconic albums, with a few hints of what may yet come from the legendary group.

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Nov 2018 27

Machines on Blast releases promo video for upcoming sophomore album
 
Melbourne, Florida based industrial/alt. metal band Machines on Blast has unveiled a promotional teaser for the upcoming album, Black Market Happiness via Facebook. Scheduled for release in early 2019, Black Market Happiness marks M.O.B.’s second full-length album [..]

Nov 2018 27

PORN - The Darkest of Human Desires-Act II
 
Lyon, France based dark rock act PORN will release its fourth studio album, The Darkest of Human Desires-Act II, on February 22, 2019 worldwide. In 2017, PORN released its third album, The Ogre Inside-Act I, as the first act of a trilogy based on the enigmatic character Mr Strangler. [..]

Nov 2018 27

Mechanismus Festival announces plans for 2019 event
 
Having celebrated its tenth anniversary in May of this year, Seattle’s Mechanismus Festival has announced the initial details for its next entry in summer of 2019. Dubbed Let’s Go to War, Mechanismus will span six nights from June 25 to June 30, with a total of 35 bands and seven DJs performing in two venues [..]

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