Electronic Body Music – a.k.a. EBM – a subgenre of industrial music that was built on the backs of legendary dark electronic artists like Leæther Strip, Nitzer Ebb, Klinik, and many others, but none more than Front 242. So, it makes sense that the date of February 24, or 24.2 in most of the world, has become internationally recognized as Front 242 Day or EBM Day. Each year, DJs and show runners assemble classic EBM playlists and talk about their favorite tracks from the past decades, and while it may be a subgenre of an already small niche of music, there are still new bands bringing the electronic body beats to our ears. This year, 2 Dark Productions – the team behind the popular streaming events 2 Dark Helloween and 2 Dark New Years Evil – has put together a new event, titled 24.2: EBM Without Borders [..]
A household name in the German neo-classical and darkwave scene, Deine Lakaien has announced the release the band’s tenth full-length studio album, appropriately titled Dual. With composer Ernst Horn and vocalist Alexander Veljanov drawing on the shared musical tastes and classical education that has defined their partnership since the band’s inception, Dual is a double-album of 20 tracks [..]
Since the release of her Code Blue debut in late 2018, I Ya Toyah – a.k.a. Ania Tarnowska – has been steadily establishing herself as a singular force in electro/industrial music, working with the likes of The Joy Thieves and Julian Beeston’s Featured. Now, the Chicago based artist has unveiled a new single and music video, “Out of Order,” the title track from her upcoming EP. “I wrote it feeling these emotions and being unable to share them,” Tarnowska states about the song’s expression of isolation and turmoil felt during the lockdowns [..]
Following 15 years after the Canadian electro/industrial act’s last release, Amphibious Assault has unveiled a new album, titled Simulacrima. Building on the project’s blend of electro, punk, industrial, and even synthpop, Fallon Bowman addresses themes of artificial intelligence and female empowerment on the record’s nine tracks, performing and producing the album herself [..]
FTANNG! founder Dorian Deveraux speaks with ReGen about the band’s history and music, along with musings on the life of a musician in the days of COVID.
An InterView with Dorian Deveraux of FTANNG! and Jesus on Extasy
Spanish dark synthwave act Neon Sulphur – the project of composer Frost Flynn – has announced the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut album, CyberAlchemy, titled “The Time Machine.” Blending elements of orchestral metal, industrial, and melodic synthpop, the album is a concept piece with each track serving as a chapter in the story of a time traveler from the year 2094 [..]
For the London industrial/metal band’s fifth album, Die Kur enters into a new phase of avant-garde and progressive experimentation. Comprised of three parts, the dystopian concept record Regime: The Unsettling March to the World Domination was first presented as a series of conceptual videos, now culminating in the full-length album [..]