Industrial doom act Author & Punisher has announced a 10-day West Coast U.S. tour, beginning December 3. “There are four reasons to come check out this Author & Punisher tour,” says Tristan Shone. “First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. [..]
Ric Laciak, the founder and driving force behind underground electro/industrial label RAS DVA Records, has died having succumbed to cancer. He was a well known radio DJ for WMSE 91.7 FM in Milwaukee, WI, a writer for Industrial Nation, and at one time had worked for Zoth Ommog’s Music Research GmbH. [..]
Cold as ever, but adopting a more mature songwriting mindset and a more dynamic range of production, Eric Gottesman brings ReGen into his world of supervillainy and industrial mania.
Coldwave/alternative metal band The Clay People has unveiled a teaser video via Facebook for the band’s upcoming album, scheduled for release in 2015. The video features an excerpt from the band’s rerecording of “Palegod,” originally from 1996’s The Iron Icon EP and performed as the opening track during the band’s performance at Coldwaves II in 2013. [..]
Download, the duo of cEvin Key and Phil Western, has announced the vinyl re-release of the 1996 album Charlie’s Family through Artoffact Records in early 2015. The Artoffact re-release comes in three vinyl color options and includes and mp3 download with purchase. [..]
Marilyn Manson has confirmed the release of his ninth studio album, titled The Pale Emperor, on January 19 (January 20 in the U.S.) through Cooking Vinyl Records. The 10-track release follows 2012’s Born Villain, with a special deluxe edition featuring three additional tracks. The Pale Emperor is now available for pre-order through Amazon. [..]
Electronic/IDM artist Aphex Twin has shared more than 30 previously unreleased tracks, including dozens of studio experiments on his modular synthesizer and early versions of Syro tracks. The release comes in a follow-up interview with the Noyzelab blog, which contains numerous sample tracks from the Soundcloud release. [..]