Out in a few weeks is “Maschinenfest 2017”, a compilation including all artists who have performed at Maschinenfest 2017. You can order this set right here. This year’s event will take place from Friday 27 October 2017 until Sunday 29 October 2017 at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany On the compilation you’ll find material from the following bands: Ah Cama-Sotz, Alarmen, Aphexia, Dive, Empusae, Esplendor Geometrico, Gatto Nero, Geneviéve Pasquier, Gold, Goreshit, Greyhound, Haus Am Rand, Horskh, Imminent/Synapscape, In Slaughter Natives, Lustmord, Meta Meat, Mono No Aware, Monolith, Nur Zwei Linien, S.K.E.T., Siamgda, Somatic Responses, Suicide Inside, Sutcliffe Jügend, Yura Yura and more. Maschinenfest is a yearly, 3-day underground music festival in Germany, featuring industrial, power electronics, noise and other alternative electronic performers.
Out now is a brand new video from the electro pop act Snuttock: “Why”. The video was shot by Ernie Mosteller of Fried Okra Entertainment, and edited by Mia Regalado (who after singing on the band’s albums, starring in, shooting, and editing a number of their videos, has basically become the 3rd member of the band). You’ll also recognise actress / model Alisa Baksheeva in the video. You can view the video below! “Why” is featured on Snuttock’s first album “Straight Jacket Life” which was released in 2005 already. Here’s what Bryan Lee says about it: “It’s all a bit unorthodox as the song is actually off of our first album, 2005’s ‘Straight Jacked Life’. I developed the concept years ago, but knew it would be an expensive project. Figured I’d let it ferment a few years to see if it kept my interest. Well, it did and we filmed it in the summer of 2016 in an old theater in downtown Baltimore.” Snuttock’s most recent studio album is the August 2016 released “Rituals Redux” album which you can check out below. Rituals Redux by Snuttock
Things don’t always go as expected, and that’s exactly what happened to Gin Devo and Sven Kadanza when they announced a new album to be released by the end of 2016. Nothing happened. Released one year later than expected, it’s almost there, the new Vomito Negro album “Black Plague”. The limited first edition comes in a digipak and can be ordered right here. For now enjoy the video for “Black Plague”.
Lars Von Trier denies sexually harassement accusations from Björk – Björk posts new message with details
The Danish director Lars Von Trier has denied that he sexually harassed Icelandic musician Björk during the making of “Dancer in the Dark” (2000) for which Björk won a best actress prize. Von Trier told Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in its online edition that it was not the case, “but that we were definitely not friends, that’s a fact.” “Dancer in the Dark” producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen from his side told Jyllands Posten that he and Von Trier were the victims: “That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company put together. She dictated everything and was about to close a movie of 100m kroner. As far as I remember we were the victims.” Björk posted a Facebook update on October 15 in which she claims that she was sexually harassed by ‘a film director’. The 51-year-old former lead singer of the Sugarcubes, did not name Von Trier, but Trier’s award-winning 2000 musical drama remains the only film with Björk. The post was followed up yesterday including some details of what she claims had happened and adding it was an experience ‘with a danish director’. Truth or lie, we might never know what really happened as […]
Boundary pushing French EBM/techno artist and producer Terence Fixmer has announced the release of a three track EP, titled Dance of the Comets, on Mute’s resurrected electronic and techno focused NovaMute imprint. The EP showcases Fixmer’s range with the bass heavy, dance floor ready title track calling back to his early work, which spawned the […]
Inviolate has released the music video for “Broken Cycle”, the second single from the Atlanta based industrial/rock and metal band’s album The Insomniac’s Dream. Inviolate says, “Musically, we wanted the song to build from soft and haunted at the beginning to a feeling of resolution and agency by the end. You’re taking a stand and […]
Ginger Snap5 are Roman Soroka and Alex Pavluk. Their forthcoming album is highly modern and well-produced. “Against The Days” shows a matured band that is still committed to a hybrid of dense, upbeat EBM with glitchy Future Pop, all t…
Out by mid-November is the newest Godflesh album “Post Self”. “Post Self” has been over 2 years in the making and explores the less ‘metal’ side of Godflesh. So expect material influenced by late 70’s early 80’s post punk and industrial. The 10-track release is available on vinyl (you can order it here) and on CD (you can order it right here). Godflesh are an English industrial metal band from Birmingham which was formed in 1988 by Justin Broadrick (guitar, vocals and programming) and G. C. Green (bass). Signing to Earache Records in the late 1980s, the band released their debut, “Streetcleaner” (1989) to critical acclaim. After releasing 1992’s “Pure” and 1994’s major label debut “Selfless”, they started experimenting with live drums, as well as hip hop and breakbeat influences. The resulting releases, “Songs of Love and Hate” (1996) and “Us and Them” (1999), were followed by “Hymns” (2001). Broadrick ended Godflesh in 2002 shortly after Green’s departure and pursued various other projects, including Jesu. Broadrick and Green reformed Godflesh in 2010, releasing “A World Lit Only by Fire” (2014).
Richard H. Kirk is a world-wide recognized artist who started his ‘career’ in the 70s! He of course will always be linked to Cabaret Voltaire, which is considered by numerous music lovers as an electronic/industrial pioneer. Next to Cabaret Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk has been involved in multiple projects (Sandoz, Electronic Eye, Acid Horse, Biochemical Dread…) and worked with numerous artists. He this year released a new album (cf. “Dasein”) under his own name and on his own label Intone. Richard accepted answering a few questions about this new work. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Richard, you’ve released an endless list of productions featuring songs & albums, which entered into history so what does your newest opus “Dasein” mean to you? Richard: It’s about the world we live in today. Too fast, too violent, too much reliance upon technology, and social media and it’s about my place in that world. It’s about the lack of spirituality, and the manipulation of people by religious organisations… It’s also about the idea of living for now, as we are not immortal (yet). Q: Did you’d some specific ideas, concept or a kind of guiding line in mind when starting the writing of Dasein? […]
Mortiis sees both classic LPs ‘Ånden som Gjorde Opprør’ and ‘Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent’ re-released on vinyl and CD
In collaboration with Funeral Industries, Mortiis is reissuing the classic 1994 and 1995 albums “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” and “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent”. Pre-orders are being taken right now via the official Mortiis webstore. “Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør” (The Spirit Who Rebelled) is the second full-length album by Norwegian solo artist Mortiis, released a year after his debut album, “Født til å Herske” (1993). The follow-up album is “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent” (Emperor of a Dimension Unknown), released in 1995. In order to make the reissues as special as possible, both re-releases have been remastered by Jules Seifert, in close collaboration with Mortiis, and exclusive new artwork was created by renowned French artist David Thierree, based on ideas by Mortiis. Both albums come in 3 different vinyl colors, plus include 12″ sized inserts, in limited editions. The “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” vinyl (available here) comes in 200x silver, 100x purple, and 450x black. The “Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent” (available here) comes in 200x gold, 100x dark green, and 450x black. All formats include a free digital download. If you prefer the CD versions, you can expect lovely digipaks of both “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør” (available here) and […]