Jun 2017 05

Cygnets - Alone TogetherCygnets
Category: New Wave / Post-Punk
Album: Alone/Together
Stars: 4
Blurb: Canadian front man Logan Turner and his band have once again put together a release worthy of its accolades, marrying older styles with new techniques to create the most haunting collection of songs that they’ve come up with yet.

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Jun 2017 05

The Raygun Girls - Rising DawnThe Raygun Girls
Category: Alt. Rock / Metal
Album: Rising Dawn
Stars: 2
Blurb: While solid from a songwriting and production standpoint, this one-man band’s hard rocking soundtrack to the apocalypse falls short of the mark due to some less-than-stellar vocals.

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Jun 2017 05

Die Krupps - Live Im Schatten Der RingeDie Krupps
Category: Industrial / Metal / Rock
Album: Live Im Schatten Der Ringe
Stars: 3
Blurb: Die Krupps delivers in this live recording of the band’s 2014 performance at E-tropolis Festival; high energy, pounding beats, and a healthy blend of industrial, metal, and rock, establishing Die Krupps as a band worthy of having a legacy and being considered the AC/DC of industrial music.

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Jun 2017 04

Electronic Saviors Transformers tribute to release new Convention Edition
 
Various Artists - Respect the Prime: 1986 Revisited (Convention Edition)Electro/industrial label Distortion Productions has announced the release of a new “Con Edition” of the popular 2016 Respect the Prime: 1986 Revisited tribute to The Transformers. Featuring artwork from IDW Comics’ Nick Roche and colorist Josh Perez, this new physical CD will be limited to 300 copies as a thank you to fans and supporters; it will officially be released on July 14 [..]

Jun 2017 03

Chrysta Bell and John Fryer release reinterpretation of Twin Peaks theme
 
Having joined the cast of the show’s long awaited third season, singer/actress Chrysta Bell continues her contribution to the lore of Twin Peaks with her haunting rendition of “Falling,” the vocal version of the show’s iconic theme song. Produced by the legendary John Fryer (Black Needle Noise, This Mortal Coil), the cover is now available as a free download via Chrysta Bell’s website, with the accompanying video making its permiere on Facebook. Chrysta Bell comments on the post, “Let’s show the world that this song can spread wide and far without the flashy gimmicks that other FB videos employ.” [..]

Jun 2017 03

Filter releases "Mother E" music video
 
Having released the band’s seventh album, Crazy Eyes, in early 2016, industrial/alt. rock act Filter has unveiled the official music video for the album’s opening track, “Mother E,” originally premiering via CLRVYNT.com and now available to view on YouTube. Lyrically referencing the shootings that took place at Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina in June of 2015, Filter front man Richard Patrick explains in his interview with CLRVYNT.com, “the video is (a) father comes back to his worst nightmare,” and that the imagery is “actually inspired by events that happened in Poland in WWII” [..]

Jun 2017 02

Mortiis to perform reinterpretation of 1994 album, offers original album as free download
 
Mortiis - Ånden Som Gjorde OpprørThe demonic Norwegian musical entity known as Mortiis has announced that the band will be performing a live reinterpretation of the album Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør as part of the two night celebration of the Cold Meat Industry label’s 30th anniversary. Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør was originally released on the Cold Meat Industry label in 1994, during which time Mortiis was the ambient solo outlet of front man Håvard Ellefsen following his departure from black metal giants Emperor; over the years, Mortiis evolved into a heavier industrial/metal sound with a fully fledged band lineup. “I don’t just want to do the record as it was back in 1994,” states Ellefsen, “but rather excavate it from 1994 and drag it into the new light of the current world, while retaining the atmosphere of the original sound.” In anticipation of the performance, Mortiis has also made the album available as a free download, “with my condolences.” [..]