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3rd LP by Jesus Complex ‘Live A Little – Die A Little’ out now – listen to the previews

Jesus Complex, the electro-industrial project of Damon Fries, guitarist in Boudoir and live soundman of pioneering electronic group Clan Of Xymox, is back with a 3rd album called “Live A Little – Die A Little”. The album comes 10 years after the release of “Greetings From The Dead”. Released via Insane Records, the album is available in a limited edition CD version of only 300 handnumbered copies, and as a download via all major download and streaming platforms. The CD comes as a 6 panel digipak with slipcase, pit art technology and an 8-page booklet. The limited edition CD version can be purchased straight from the label. You can check out several tracks below. Live A Little – Die A Little by Jesus Complex Here’s a video to wet your appetite even more!

Freakangel – How the Ghost Became

Freakangel release their new album “How the Ghost Became” – finally taking what has now become a full four-piece band firmly into industrial metal territory.
Dmitry’s singing, now freed from distortion, has never sounded so powerful and no album has ever come this close to capturing the full ferocity of live performance. Songs like “Make Me Disappear” have probably more in common with industrial than anything remotely considered “electronic” – while those hoping for the more four-to-the-floor groove of the band’s early releases will find that fused with this super-heavy new sound in songs like the album opener “Witness the Fall” or the club-friendly “Giving up the Ghost”.
Setting a formidable new standard in industrial metal, “How the Ghost Became” is an album that even Freakangel themselves may find hard to follow!

Pre-emptive Strike 0.1 – Through the Astral Cold

Hammering high-tempo hits like “More than Flesh”, “Harbinger” or album opener “Killing Protocols” have a prime directive to move your body seemingly coded into them – while more mid-tempo songs such as “Pyrrhic Victory” and “Phantom” slow things down to provide the perfect accompaniment.
For this, their 6th full album, Pre-emptive Strike 0.1 step away from the themes of their last 2 albums “Epos V” and “T.A.L.O.S.” – which celebrated both Greek mythology and traditional Greek instrumentation – and revisit instead the same sci-fi tropes that characterized both their earlier 3 albums and “Eternal Masters”… over the top of some of the most stunningly powerful songwriting and programming they have ever produced. For all fans of harsh-EBM/dark electro, “Through The Astral Cold” is a landmark release that through the ages will surely come to stand as an absolute classic album of the genre.

Side-Line introduces Pegasus Asteroid – listen now to ‘Mechanical Heart’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 56th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Russian synthpop act Pegasus Asteroid. Pegasus Asteroid is a synthpop duo from Rostov-on-Don, Russia and formed in January 2009. The duo behind this fine electro pop act is frontwoman Anastasia Sokolova and Mikhail Sokolov (who is known as one of the founding members of the well known Russian acts Stillife and Lesnikov-16). Signed to the fine young SkyQode label, this duo will definitely appeal to fans of Marsheaux, Parralox, Foretaste and the like. The band is currently recording a full album. You can follow them right here on Facebook. Listen to “Mechanical Heart” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Pegasus Asteroid Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Chilean aggro tech Distoxia to launch labeldebut EP ‘Maniobra Evasiva’ on Insane Records – listen to the first tracks

The young label Insane Records has added a newcomer to its roster: the Chilean solo project Distoxia. Distoxia was formed in Concepcion, Chile, in 2012. The band has a sound that is close to the Latin American Aggrotech music school with a mix of heavy, impulsive beats and distorted vocals. The first release from Distoxia for Insane Records will be the “Maniobra Evasiva” EP to be released tomorrow. It holds 4 original tracks and 2 remixes by labelmates Syncfactory and Van Roy Asylum. The EP is a teaser for the band’s upcoming full-length album, which will be released on CD later this year. Here’s already a preview of a few tracks, you can download the EP below as well in pre-order. Maniobra Evasiva by Distoxia

Cygnosic – Siren

This limited first edition of the CD comes in a luxurious digibook format with beautifully photographed lyric booklet and as with all previous CygnosiC physical releases. The 5th album from CygnosiC. 12 tracks of perfectly crafted sla…

X Marks the Pedwalk – Secrets

Sevren Ni-Arb and singer Estefanía produced again 9 fascinating Electro-Tracks that are waiting to be discovered. The strong and concisely sound design is anchored in the past of electronic music and seems to trace the fragile emotions to its origin.
Warm analog synthesizers, pulsating sequencer sounds and powerful rhythms give a retro-touch to the music but keep it new again, modern and unique. Detailed arrangements and creative variety of sounds are surrounded by catchy melodies and together with the voices of Sevren and Estefanía create an intensive atmosphere.
From the driving “Masterpiece ” and “Photomatique” to the gloomy melancholic “Ghost” and “Breathe”, from the hymnal “One Time” to the monumental “Crankmachine” XMTP spread out their distinctive dramaturgy of sound.

Side-Line introduces Orbicide – listen now to ‘Mea Culpa’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 55th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Polish dark electro act Orbicide. Orbicide, consisting of the duo Adam “Eliasz” Radziszewski and frontman Jacek “Yossarian” Bochenek, hails from Wrocław, Poland. The duo specialises in an extremely dark, dense and aggressive sound, combining metal-style vocals with ominous and detuned sounds typical for old-school dark electro. Two EPs were released by Halotan Records: “Ex Falso Quodlibet” (2013) and “Not a Single Letter Altered” (2015), the latter offers a more melodic material. You can find more about this young band on Facebook. Listen to “Mea Culpa” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Orbicide Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Shamanic ritualist act Phurpa lands ‘Gyer Ro’ 2CD set – listen to the preview of the complete album

Out on April 5 via Cyclic Law is a brand new release from Russia’s shamanic ritualists Phurpa. You can expect chanting meditations accentuated by the use nga drums, rolmo cymbals, gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. The double album was recorded in Moscow, Russia in March 2016 and holds 4 extra tracks on the bonus album. The release comes in an edition of 500 copies only packaged in a gatefold A5 sleeve. You can order it right here from the label. The first ideas for Phurpa were created in the middle of the 1990s in Moscow, Russia, when a group of artists and musicians led by Alexey Tegin commenced their studies of traditional ritual music at the legendary Cardinal Art Factory. The artists drifted away from the field of contemporary electroacoustic and industrial music whilst finding ideas in the ancient musical cultures of the ancient Egypt, Iran and Tibet. The band was finally formed in 2003 The current members of the project include Alexei Tegin, Dmitry Globa, Eduard Utukin, Anastasia Tomskaya and Pavel Selchukov. Here’s a preview of the album:

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