Aug 2020 18

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Post-punk revivalism seems to be at its peak in the underground music scene, and the emphasis on themes addressing the tumultuous social and political status quo is at an all-time-high. Enter goth/pop act Vision Video with the release of a new single in which the band covers the classic protest anthem “Agent Orange.” Originally released in 1980 by Ski Patrol [..]

Aug 2020 18

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Ever defiant in the face of unyielding adversity, Society 1 has unveiled a new music video, making its premiere on The Pit and showcasing the band’s in-your-face brand of hard rocking alt. metal with a darkly outside edge. In contrast to the last video – “Bleed You Away,” released in early July – with its visually striking sci-fi concept, “Get Up Again” takes a more direct approach, still wrough with abstract visual touches to augment the group’s performance [..]

Aug 2020 17

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After releasing The Arrival in September 2019, North Dakota’s Seven Federations has been releasing a series of standalone singles, first with “Slav” in January, and now with “Chaosstar,” with “Cairo” to appear at a later date. The industrial solo project of former Immune System member Todd Ruzicka, Seven Federations’ appropriately titled debut presented what the artist refers to as “a gnostic concept record,” with the subsequent singles expanding on its themes [..]

Aug 2020 17

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From World On Fire, the latest studio album from industrial/rock act Blue Eyed Christ, comes the new music video for the album track “Massive React.” Created by Jim Marcus (GoFight, Die Warzau) and making its premiere on August 14 via MXDWN, the video presents a visual accompaniment to the song’s themes [..]

Aug 2020 17

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Having attained a cult status in the U.K. underground music scene in the ’80s, the post-punk group Folk Devils has returned with the announcement of a new EP, marking the band’s first new music since 1987. Recorded at North London’s Konk Studios, Forever heralds two brand new tracks along with a new rendition of the live favorite “Ink Runs Dry,” all showcasing the darkly blues inspired twin-guitar sound [..]

Aug 2020 15

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Based in Berlin, Night Nail has released “FTL” as the second single off the darkwave act’s upcoming album March to Autumn. Released on August 11, the track follows the “Republican Marriage” single released in January of this year. Co-produced, mixed, and mastered by Pete Burns (Kill Shelter) in Edinburgh, Scotland, “FTL” follows the album’s themes of lost hope, paranoia, nostalgia, and giving into fear; although the material on March to Autumn was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic [..]

Aug 2020 15

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Currently member of Council of Giants and The Impossible Moon, Matthew Rochford also has initiated an experimental post-punk solo project, Abrasive Trees, announcing the release of a three-track debut single EP. Titled Bound For an Infinite Sea, Rochford describes the songs as “In essence… about the importance of staying compassionate [..]

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