Jun 2014 28

En Esch to released second solo album, launches PledgeMusic campaignEn Esch (ex-KMFDM, Pigface, Slick Idiot) is currently working on a new solo record, his second overall. To fund the creation and manufacture of the album, he has created a PledgeMusic campaign, which includes access to exclusive items designed and handmade by En Esch himself. While no title has yet been revealed, the album will feature a number of special guests, including guitarist and longtime band mate Günter Schulz, with additional guests to be announced as the album progresses. [..]

Jun 2014 26

Orgy premieres new music videoDeath pop/rock act Orgy has premiered its new music video for “Wide Awake and Dead” exclusively through Yahoo! Music. The song first debuted in February as a digital single, following the late 2012 release of “Grime of the Century,” with the video directed by Ben Marc. [..]

Jun 2014 25

Reeves Gabrels and Bill Nelson to release collaborative albumReeves Gabrels, longtime artistic partner of David Bowie and current lead guitarist for The Cure, has partnered with Bill Nelson, the musical innovator and legendary force behind Be Bop Deluxe, to release the album Fantastic Guitars through Sonoluxe on July 7. Nelson and Reeves spoke on the history behind their collaboration in an interview with Tom Wilcox for their upcoming performance at Curzon Soho in London on July 7, corresponding with the release. [..]

Jun 2014 25

Filter to tour with Helmet at Local H, create new music with Geno LenardoFilter will launch a North American tour with the legendary metal act Helmet and Chicago alternative rock duo Local H, running from July 12 to August 14. Filter will complete three festivals before the start of the tour; full dates are available through the Filter website. After the tour, Filter will begin work on new music. The news broke through Filter and former Filter bandmate Geno Lenardo (also of Chemlab and Device), who will rejoin Filter for the tour and new music. [..]

Jun 2014 25

Angelspit to score Nosferatu film, announces remix and video competitionsElectro/punk outfit Angelspit has signed on to craft and perform a hellish soundscape for the legendary horror masterpiece Nosferatu live in the park in Chicago’s Comfort Station (Logan Square) on August 20. “This will be the craziest outdoor gig we’ve ever done,” says Zoog Von Rock. “I have written a large amount of new music, plus I am designing many acoustic and electronic instruments to be used in the performance. I’m also using much of the gear used in the recording of our latest album The Product – several old samplers, rare modular synths, and many analog/circuit-bent DIY devices.” Angelspit has recruited several musicians to assist [..]

Jun 2014 23

UNCX releases remastered side project through BandcampElectro/industrial group UCNX has released a remastered album from its 2001 side project Symmetry, titled Blood & Gold, exclusively through Bandcamp. “Symmetry was (and still sort of is) my outlet to explore the more melodic, soundtrack, and ambient realms of electronic music,” says dOUGLAS of UCNX. “Blood & Gold (named for 2 precious materials of 2 very differing natures) is the culmination of one entire, solid year of work, crossing many different genres of electronic music from ambient to ambient techno to techno pop and back again. [..]

Jun 2014 23

Black Tape for a Blue Girl grants digital studio access with free tracks and soundscapesEthereal/darkwave act Black Tape for a Blue Girl has released over four hours of new soundscapes and a new track-in-progress for free, titled June ’14 Studio Access. “My friend was over a few days ago, and she asked me what music I’d been working on,” says Black Tape’s Sam Rosenthal. “And I played her a new track, ‘Six: Thirteen.’ She said she wanted a copy so she could listen to it while she was programming. And I was wondering to myself if I should share it, because it’s still a work in progress. And yet, I kind of want to share it with you so you can hear where I’m at along the way. You can listen to my music like you’re in the studio while I’m creating it.” [..]