Year: 2017

Audio of controversial Morrissey interview with Der Spiegel leaked – download it here

Remember that interview Smiths frontman Morrissey did with Der Spiegel? In the interview with the German news magazine Morrissey is defending Europe’s cultural roots and also gave some comments on the Kevin Spacey rape affair. As a result of the commotion caused by the interview’s content Morrissey announced that he won’t be doing any more print interviews because they didn’t print what he said. Der Spiegel has now come up with the audio of the interview which you can download here.

Tidal to close down – a lot of labels still waiting reporting (and money!)

According to the Norwegian outlet Dagens Næringsliv, Tidal (a subscription-based music streaming service of lossless audio) is close to shutting down as it has just enough money left “to last another six months”. The news doesn’t come as a surprise, the start-up has been going from bad to worse since it started. The company, fronted by rapper Jay Z, gathered a staggering $44 million in losses in 2016 and has had trouble getting traction from day one, although they keep on claiming they are doing well. ‘Well’ is subjective, the service only has 1.2 million subscribers (and not 3 million as Jay Z always claimed). And there’s more. The claims that it pays the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market can be taken with a big grain of salt as it has a very bad track record when it comes to reporting sales, let alone pay, especially to indie labels. But not only indie labels, Kayne West for instance terminated his contract with Tidal, claiming that the service owed him $3 million.

MINISTRY at The Fillmore, 2017

The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD – 10/19/2017
 

 
Known as much for his long history with alcohol and substance abuse as for his particular brand of industrial/metal, MINISTRY has proven to be the one habit that Al Jourgensen seems unwilling to break. Sure, this has often been a source of divisive opinions among his fan base, with […]

Society 1 releases eighth music video from latest album

 
Having released Rise from the Dead in March of this year, Hollywood industrial/metal group Society 1 has premiered the music video for the track “Souls on Fire.” Originally intended to present a more positive lyrical direction for the band, “Initially about the communion of souls and inner power illuminated with a symbolic burning fire,” vocalist/songwriter […]

Behind-the-scene talks with Mari Kattman on new Psy’Aviah album

A few days ago we announced that Psy’Aviah will see its newest album “Lightflare” released early next year. The band, aka Yves Schelpe, has now started posting behind-the-scene talks with the collaborators. The first track discussed is “Lost At Sea”, the opening song of “Lightflare“, featuring Mari Kattman. You can watch Mari Kattman and Yves Schelpe talk about the song in the video segment below or read more extensively in this blog post on the Psy’Aviah webpage. Below is the music video for the electropop fuzed track “Lost At Sea”.

Meat Beat Manifesto announces brand new studio album after a 7-year hiatus : ‘Impossible Star’ (LP and CD)

The UK electronic outfit Meat Beat Manifesto has announced a new record: “Impossible Star” . “Impossible Star” is to be released on January 19, 2018 via Flexidisc and is available for preorder right here on CD and double vinyl. The album is the first new studio material from the band since 2010’s “Answers Come in Dreams” which consisted of lengthy ambient, glitch, and dubstep-focused pieces, with an attention to texture rather than the raw sampling and breakbeat rhythms seen on many of the group’s previous releases. Let’s see what this new album brings! You can already enjoy the video for “Lurker”.

Front 242 – Circling Overland Tour 2017 in Baltimore

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD – 10/06/2017
 

 
While several acts have played a significant role in defining the genre, it was Front 242 that gave us the name that perfectly encapsulated the style of danceable industrial and electronic textures that is EBM – Electronic Body Music. For over three-and-a-half decades, the pioneering Belgian group has followed a […]

New Ministry video and album details!

“AmeriKKKant”, industrial-metal pioneers Ministry’s 14th album, will be released on March 9, 2018 for the first time via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will include guest appearances from Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, former N.W.A. member Arabian Prince, DJ Swamp and Lord of the Cello. It contains 9 songs in total of which 3 of them are longer than 8 minutes! The new album will also be released on vinyl and can be ordered here. Special release-packages can be ordered here. Today the video for the first single, “Antifa”, a protest song against the current political chaos in America, was released. Tracklist 1. I Know Words 2. Twilight Zone 3. Victims of a Clown 4. TV5/4Chan 5. We’re Tired of It 6. Wargasm 7. Antifa 8. Game Over 9. AmeriKKKa Tourdates March 22 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues March 23 – Ventura, Calif. @ Ventura Theatre March 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl March 26 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades March 28 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre March 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre March 31 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall April 01 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre […]

MZ.412 collaborates with Trepaneringsritualen for live ‘Post Industriale / Rituals 2LP 2015 E.V.’ 2LP vinyl

Old Europa Cafe has announced a brand new vinyl by MZ.412 and Trepaneringsritualen. Out by early 2018 (you can order this very limited item right here) the release offers a live recording of the show the duo performed on October 31 2015 at Old Europa Cafe’s label festival “X Congresso Post Industriale” at the Club Kindergarten in Bologna, Italy. The recordings are being released on solid and heavy vinyl in a gatefold-cover plus poster artwork packaging by Thomas Eklund / TxRxP. The mastering was executed by Henrik Nordvargr Björkk/ Nordvargr. Each vinyl side includes one long and exclusive “Akt” (Ritual) by the 2 projects. Track list: MZ.412 Side A MZ.412 Side B TxRxP Side C TxRxP Side D

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