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Author & Punisher – Beastland

Author & Punisher
Category: Industrial / Doom Metal / Experimental
Album: Beastland
Blurb: Perhaps the most sophisticated and devastating production from Author & Punisher, this seventh full-length album presents some of the project’s most da…

‘Click Interview’ with Fiction 8: ‘Streaming Has Become To Music As Plastic Is To Food’

American formation Fiction 8 has been always a bit of mystery to me. Set up in the 90s their sound always reflected elements of ‘pop’, but still something ‘dark-wave’ like. The band driven by Michael Smith released albums on different labels such as Discordia, Matrix Tube/Trinity, Nilaihah Records and Erisian Records. “Dark Star Disarray” was their first self-released work (2015) after a silence of seven years. And now Fiction 8 is already back with a new album entitled “The Bleak Disease”. This is what front man Michael Smith has to say about it. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: I realized that Fiction 8 is already active for more than 25 years now! I think there were some breaks, but in the end the band released by the end of 2018 a new album. How did you see Fiction 8 evolving throughout the years and what kind of band are you today? Michael: When we released “Chaotica” in 2000, I thought we were exactly where we needed to be, musically. It took a while to really figure out our sound.  We then spent the next few years getting off track and doing things we thought other people wanted.  We got […]

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150 minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings on ‘Swanyard’ 3LP vinyl and 2CD set

Coil fans, attention, you will not want to miss out on this one! Out in a few weeks (closer to June) but already available for pre-order via Bandcamp, is the “Swanyard” 3LP Vinyl (available here) and 2CD set (available here). This new release holds – hold tight – nearly 150 (!!) minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings. The material was all written and recorded between 1993 to 1996 and was selected and assembled by Danny Hyde (Electric Sewer Age, ex-Coil, ex-Psychic TV, ex-Black Light District) from the studio archives. The artwork for the release was delivered by Steven Stapleton, from a recalled dream by Jhon Balance. The mastering was executed by Martin Bowes (Attrition) in a Cage Studio. Tracks: Spastiche (5:42) Heaven’s 98 Horror mst (11:52) Siminon Master Backwards (Swanyard demo) (6:28) Jhon’s House Tune from GM Guide – Protection (5:36) Spastiche (basic) (6:46) AYOR Master (It’s in my Blood) (6:40) Original Amber Rain (demo) (4:51) Wur CLK Wir 1993 (2:05) Crumb Tune (master) (6:00) The March of Time (extra version) (8:56) Spastiche – The Night’s alive (master) (5:34) Kusnir Jazz (2:39) Heavens Blade (John Balance vox demo) (7:25) Wur CLK Wir 1998 mst vox (18:35) The Test early mst […]

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Kirlian Camera releases ‘Base Box’ boxset feat. 7″, DVD, shirt and more

Out soon is the “Base Box” boxset by the Italian dark wave act Kirlian Camera. Be fast to order this set as it will be sold out soon. You can order it right here on Bandcamp. The boxset holds the DVD “Memorabilia” (incl. official videoclips, TV-appearances, live-recordings, interviews, and much more). The DVD comes in PAL, Region Code 0 and has a duration of a lovely 150’ 30″, that is 2 hours, 30 mins., 30 seconds. Next there the exclusive “Odyssey Europa” 7” featuring the tracks “Odyssey Europe” and a special version of “Coroner’s Sun” by Lux Anodyca. You also get some extra’s such as a ‘Base MMXVI’-Card with metallic letterings and hand-signed by Angelo Bergamini & Elena Alice Fossi, next to the triangular badge with the old logo of the band next to a ‘Gladiators of Light’ t-shirt. The tracklist of the DVD is as follows: HYPNOSIS – Aegonauts (1983) Communicate (1984) Blue Room (1995 Official Video) Blue Room (1995) Ocean (1986) Ocean (1986) Ocean (1986) Ocean (1987) Heldenplatz (1987) Heldenplatz (1987 Festivalbar Bergamo) Heldenplatz (1987 Festivalbar Padova) Kirlian Camera Special at “Video-Music” (1994) Ragazze della Notte (1995 – extract from Documentary Film, Swiss National TV) SPECTRAparis/SIDERARTICA – Antland […]

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Esplendor Geométrico issues ‘Selected Tracks 2 (1995-1998)’ on 2LP vinyl

“Selected Tracks 2” is a double album (in gatefold cover) with a new selection of tracks recorded by the Spanish industrial band Esplendor Geométrico between 1995 and 1998. It is the second part of ‘Selected Tracks’, the first one was published in 2015 (in a 4xLP Box). Ten of the thirteen tracks on this release appear for the first time on vinyl. You can order the 2LP version right here on Bandcamp. The package also features some rarities, previously released on very limited CD-Rs only, during the 90s and without real distribution. The songs have been chosen from albums like “Polyglophone” (released only on CD in 1997), “EN-CO-D-ESPLENDOR” (published in Japan only on CD in 1998), and exclusive live tracks that do not have studio versions: “Al Asalto”, “Nuevo Frente”, “Elektrozavod”, or “Ciudad Électrica”. Also included are 3 tracks from the “Syncrotron” EP (Hymen 1998). Esplendor Geométrico are true pioneers and masters of rhythmic industrial music since their formation in Madrid in 1980. Arturo Lanz, Gabriel Riaza, and Juan Carlos Sastre had all been members of El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados before forming Esplendor Geométrico. In 1981 the band released their first single, “Necrosis en la Poya”, on […]

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