Apr 2014 07

Civil Unrest tour announcedWayne 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.” [..]

Apr 2014 07

Kinetik Festival canceledThe 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. [..]

Apr 2014 07

ColdWaves III announced!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.” [..]

Apr 2014 04

Never ones to conform to any particular style or image, Apoptygma Berzerk’s Stephan Groth makes an impassioned call to his audience to do the same and to Stop Feeding the Beast!
Apoptygma Berzerk - by Espen Ixtian

 

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Apr 2014 04

Resistanz lineup announcedThe internationally renowned Resistanz Festival returns for its fourth year at the Corporation nightclub in Sheffield, England, April 18-20. The festival’s lineup this year includes major acts such as Apoptygma Berzerk, Seabound, Assemblage 23, Die Sektor, Iszoloscope, Straftanz, and more [..]

Apr 2014 04

9 Electric to tour with Powerman 5000, release new lyric videoElectro/hard rock act 9 Electric will tour with sci-fi electro/metal band Powerman 5000, beginning April 11 in California for 31 days. “We are extremely excited about the upcoming tour with Powerman 5000,” said the band. “We know people have a lot of shows to choose from, and we promise you this will be a night to remember [..]

Apr 2014 04

Baltimore, MD, Rams Head, 03/20/2014
MSI - Live in Baltimore, by Jessica Jastrzebski

 

Ever blurring the lines between genres, Mindless Self Indulgence is perhaps the quintessential crossover act. From blistering electronics to scathing punk rock abandon, topped off with irreverent lyrics, MSI is quite simply one of the most uniquely successful entities in modern music. [..]