Colin Newman, the front man and songwriter for post-punk groundbreakers Wire is reissuing three of his classic solo albums on his own new imprint Sentient Sonics. Originally released on the legendary Beggars Banquet/4AD labels, he long unavailable recordings spanning from 1980 to 1982 have left a lasting mark, including an appearance on the Silence of the Lambs soundtrack and a cover by This Mortal Coil. [..]
Belgian electro/EBM group Parade Ground has released a limited edition cassette of the band’s third album, Sanctuary. Featuring production assistance from Patrick Codenys and Daniel B. (both of Front 242), this tape edition is limited to just 50 copies, and includes an MP3 download. The 14 track follow-up to the critically acclaimed second album Rosary [..]
Having made its premiere on Revolver Magazine, the music video for “Hold On,” the latest single from the highly anticipated sixth album by Dope has been released. Co-directed by Edsel Dope with acclaimed director Dale Rage Restighini, Dope says of the new single, “It sounds like Dope, but it is clearly very modern and in no way reflects a band who is stuck in its past. The hooks are melodic and memorably, while the musicianship is on full display.” [..]
Having up to now released a number of singles, retro/electro act Scandroid has announced the Fall 2016 release of a full-length album. Having originally started as a collaboration between Celldweller’s Klayton and Varien (a.k.a. Nick Kaelar), Scandroid’s music explores a conceptual future inspired by the cyberpunk sci-fi of the ’80s [..]
Another Fall from Grace, the latest album from UK goth/alt. rock band The Mission, has been announced for release on September 30, to be preceded by the Met-Amor-Phosis single on September 2. Produced by vocalist/founder Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer, Hussey states that this new album “is the long lost missing link between the Sisters of Mercy’s First & Last & Always and The Mission’s God’s Own Medicine, both albums of course that I was heavily involved in making.” The album will feature several guest vocal performances from the likes of Gary Numan, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Evi Vine, and All About Eve’s Julianne Regan [..]
For the UK industrial label’s most ambitious release to date, Armalyte Industries has made the DefCon Three: Dirty World compilation available for pre-order. Featuring 31 “new, rare, classic, and previously unreleased tracks and remixes” from the likes of PIG, Marc Heal (as M.C. Lord of the Flies), Cocksure, Concrete Lung, Gravity Kills vocalist Jeff Scheel, Haloblack, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and Be My Enemy [..]
Athan Maroulis is a man of many talents, inviting ReGen into his latest musical endeavor, NOIR, and the act’s latest EP, The Burning Bridge.
An InterView with Athan Maroulis of NOIR