Feb 2019 05

I Ya Toyah and Zwaremachine to embark on Midwest tour in Spring
 
Two of the Midwest’s rising stars in electro/industrial have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining Code Blue Tour this Spring – Chicago’s I Ya Toyah and Minneapolis’ Zwaremachine! Beginning on March 1 in Madison, WI, the tour will see the two artists performing across the region until May 18 in Kansas City, MO [..]

Feb 2019 05

ACTORS and Assemblage 23 to headline inaugural Absolution Festival in October
 
Taking place over two nights and two venues in Tampa, FL, the Inaugural Absolution Festival for post-punk and darkwave music has been announced in association with the Communion After Dark podcast and Endoxa Booking. Headlining this year’s festival will be prominent electro/synthpop act Assemblage 23 and post-punk sensation ACTORS [..]

Feb 2019 04

OHMelectronic to perform at InFest, with exclusive track streaming on festival website
 
With the Vancouver electro/industrial duo’s sophomore album nearing its release date, OHMelectronic has announced that it will be making its debut in the U.K. this summer at InFest. As a special preview of what the band will be bringing to the festival this August, the InFest website is now exclusively streaming the track “Disarmed” [..]

Feb 2019 04

XIXA releases title track from upcoming EP
 
Tuscon goth scene mainstay XIXA has released the title track for the band’s upcoming second EP, The Code. With huskily whispered verses weaving a dark counterpoint to frenetic choruses in a vibrant web of bright retro synths and the galloping southwestern meets surf guitars of the Chicha genre [..]

Feb 2019 04

Mr.Kitty pays tribute to a friend with a new track for suicide prevention
 
Austin, Texas based synthpop artist Mr.Kitty has released a new song, “Empty Phases,” from his upcoming album, EPHEMERAL. The song memorializes a friend lost to suicide, with the artist explaining that, “Sometimes life is death and today, I have the chance to bring death to life.” [..]

Feb 2019 03

REVillusion announces details of sophomore album, featuring guest performances from members of PIG, Stabbing Westward, and Chimaira
 
Two years after the New Extinction debut, REVillusion – the Philadelphia industrial/rock collective headed by producer/musician Brian E. Carter – has announced the release of the group’s sophomore album, HEART(less), on February 14. Taking on a “much darker and heavier” and more “industrial/metal” tone than the preceding record, Carter describes the themes on HEART(less) as “about the change in our culture, politics, social media, personal romance, and anything else in this world that doesn’t mind ripping your heart out one piece at a time… but once the last piece has been taken, you realize that you are truly set free.” [..]

Feb 2019 01

Nitzer Ebb announces North American and European tour dates throughout 2019, including festival appearances at ColdWaves, Wave Gotik Treffen, InFest, and Amphi
 
It simply can’t be understated the level of influence Nitzer Ebb has held in modern music, as one of the pioneering forces in EBM and underground electro. In July of 2018, the band had announced that it would reunite for a performance on July 20, 2019 in Cologne, Germany as part of the Amphi Festival, which would feature original NitzerEbbProdukt founding members David Gooday and Simon Granger joining the core duo of Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris. Subsequently, in September, a long lost music video for the 1985 “So Bright So Strong” single was released, followed by Pylon Records’ Nitzer Ebb: 1982-2010 10 LP box set in October, with the promise of further live dates to be announced for 2019.
Now, that promise is fulfilled as Nitzer Ebb has announced that the band will perform two legs of a North American tour. [..]

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