Jun 2013 04

END: the DJEND: the DJ tours internationally and releases original music and compilations on the Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads digital labels with future releases this year in Germany. END also does music networking for VampireFreaks.com and is the mastermind behind the Industrial Club Sessions releases – live mixes broadcast on Sanctuary Radio, EBM-Radio, and posted on MixCloud where END features the latest and newest music through various labels, artists, and promotional services.
Here, END: the DJ unveils his Top 10 choices for new music for the month of May, 2013!

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May 2013 24

Ft. Worth, TX, The Grotto, 04/27/2013

 

When one hears the name Sean Beavan, it’s easy to conjure up memories of his work with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson among many other successful acts over the past 20 years. However, that’s the Sean Beavan behind the scenes turning knobs and perfecting other artists’ work. The Sean Beavan in 8mm is an entirely different beast who has, along with his partner in life and music, Juliette, created something musically superior to almost anything else heard on the radio or in music videos and they’ve accomplished it as an independent act. [..]

May 2013 21

New York City, NY, Irving Plaza, 04/26/2013

 

The words “rock n’ roll” have been used in many forms since first being coined in the early ’20s. Originally referring to blues-based music with a strong backbeat, the term has become a catch-all that most (serious) music fans understand has far more to do with the attitude and approach of a performer than whatever sounds may come as a result. While IAMX, with its deeply introspective lyrics, lithe vocals and layered electronics, may not be one’s typical point of reference for rock n’ roll, this writer can think of no better term to describe the band’s recent performance at New York City’s Irving Plaza. [..]

May 2013 13

May 17-20, 2013

Wave Gotik Treffen - Dominic LynchFallen to the frozen beginning of spring, Leipzig stumbles back into the path that looms in the shadows – shop keepers plan their windows, removing the colorful pastel shades that once beamed out of their looking glass for monotones that only absorb light. Wave Gotik Treffen has reappeared for its 22nd birthday and will most likely be, again, the largest Gothic gathering on the earth’s soil. [..]

Apr 2013 29

London, UK, O2 Islington, 04/20/2013

 

KMFDM’s tour across the USA with CHANT and Legion Within might have run its course, but the Ultra Heavy Beat masters have never before missed a chance to indulge their British audience and their return to London was every bit as memorable and exciting as you would expect from the godfathers of industrial rock and the genre’s undeniable titans. The gig might have been in danger of losing some of its impact without the two supports that shaped the experience for the American fans, but that was certainly not the case. [..]

Apr 2013 11

Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo, 03/30/2013

 

Showbox SoDo was packed with a varied crowd and a genuine, buzzing excitement for this final show of the KMFDM KUNST tour, featuring the return of Legion Within and Steve White. Despite this being the last stop of the tour (or perhaps because of it), there was no lack of energy from any of the bands, which truly made this show an experience to be had. [..]

Mar 2013 28

Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Small’s Theatre, 03/22/2013

 

After a long Ultra-Heavy Beat drought, KMFDM finally returned to Pittsburgh to support the latest album, KUNST, and Pittsburgh enthusiastically welcomed the band back with open arms and a surprisingly sold-out crowd. Accompanied by Legion Within and CHANT for the tour and local artists Rein[Forced] supplying additional support, the lineup made for an interesting and varied night. [..]

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