Tuesday, May 21st
Filter have premiered another song off their upcoming record, The Sun Comes Out Tonight. According to front man Richard Patrick, 'Self-Inflicted' tells the story from a mass shooter's point of view.
He also added: “I wanted to try and understand the mass shooter, so I created a character, wrote the lyrics and performed it from the perspective of the shooter … based on the psychology I read that said there was a pattern,” he explains. “For example, an event like Columbine, [looking at it as if] the shooters were the victims and that somehow we or society made them do it — that somehow they were the victims. That this was self-inflicted.”
Listen to 'Self-Inflicted' here - http://loudwire.com/filter-self-inflicted-exclusive-song-premiere/?trackback=fbshare
Friday, May 17th
Two days ago, Eric Avery announced his desire to quit from the current Nine Inch Nails line-up. He admitted it was a tough decision, but he felt overwhelmed by the number of dates continuously growing. He commented: "I really want to focus on my musical life here in L.A., on film work in particular. As the tour dates kept growing… I just got overwhelmed. I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands… fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. Go get 'em gentlemen."
Now, Trent Reznor announced the inclusion of Robin Finck to the line-up. Finck is the only collaborator who joined Nine Inch Nails for four major tours so far (Self Destruct/Further Down The Spiral in 1994-1995, Fragile 1.0/2.0 in 1999-2000 and most recently Lights In The Sky and Wave Goodbye tours in 2008 a ...more
Thursday, May 16th
Skinny Puppy started streaming their upcoming album Weapon, through Revolver Magazine's website. It will be available via Metropolis Records on May 28.
Stream Weapon here - http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-skinny-puppy-premiere-new-album-weapon.html
Filter have debuted the track "Surprise" off their upcoming 6th studio effort, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, due out on June 4.
Listen to it through ArtistDirect here - http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/exclusive-filter-premiere-surprise-on-artistdirect-com/10550190
Monday, May 6th
Industrial act Front Line Assembly are slated to release their upcoming album, Echogenetic sometime in July. The record will be purely electronic, with no guitars and the line-up consists of Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Jared Slingerland along with new members Craig Johnsen and Sasha Keevil.
Regarding Echogenetic, Jeremy Inkel mentioned: “Improvised Electronic Device” was the album I wanted to make as an industrial fan, but “Echogenetic” is the album I’ve been wanting to make as a producer/writer of modern electronic music. Very excited to see what people think of this. I’m excited, it’s been a while since I felt like this about a release."
Echogenetic's artwork can be seen here - http://www.releasemagazine.net/front-line-assembly-goes-echogenetic-in-july/
Saturday, April 20th
VNV Nation are scheduled to release their 9th studio album titled Transnational come September, promoting a tour to follow it up.
While most of the album information is still relatively unknown, more information will come within the next few months
You can read about it on their site
Thursday, April 11th
Canadian industrial/black metalllers Schizoid are streaming their new album The Next Extreme from the following location:
Friday, April 5th
A new "standalone single" from the Seattle WA duo has been released. Entitled "Break Shins To This", the track is available on the bands record label website as a pay-what-you-want track.
A music video for the song has also been released; the track and video can be found at the link below.
Monday, April 1st
Noisecreep is streaming Filter's first official single off The Sun Comes Out Tonight, called "What Do You Say". The band will join the Summerland 2013 Alternative Guitars Tour along with Everclear, Live and Sponge.
Check out the song and the tour dates here - http://www.noisecreep.com/2013/04/01/filter-what-do-you-say/
Thursday, March 28th
Even though Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen mentioned Relapse as the band's final record, himself along with guitar players Sin Quirin, the late Mike Scaccia, bassist Tony Campos and live drummer Aaron Rossi returned last December into the studio to track new songs. Describing those sessions as some of the most creative and fun ever, 18 tracks were recorded in 19 days.
After Mike Scaccia's death on December 23, Jourgensen went back to the studio to finish Ministry's 13th effort, entitled From Beer To Eternity. Scheduled to be release sometime in September, it will be Ministry's last record. Jourgensen commented “Maybe we’ll do one big show with Tommy and Sin and the guys who made this band possible for the past few years. That would be a nice tribute to Mikey. But I can’t do a whole tour without him. Ministry was his life almost as much as mine, and I’m afraid it has to die with him. But damn if we didn’t go out with a bang!”.
Meanwhile, the ...more
Monday, March 18th
Filter have revealed the title of their upcoming record, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, scheduled to be released on June 4 through Wind-Up Records. The Sun Comes Out Tonight has been written mainly by founder and only consistent member, Richard Patrick, along with guitar player Johnny Radtke.
The band has also made available for a short amount of time a free stream and download of the opening track, "We Hate It When You Get What You Want", available on their official website - http://www.officialfilter.com/
Here is the tracklist of The Sun Comes Out Tonight:
1. We Hate It When You Get What You Want
2. What Do You Say
4. Watch The Sun Come Out Tonight
5. It's Got To Be Right Now
6. This Finger's For You
7. Self Inflicted
8. First You Break It
9. Burn It
10. Take That Knife Out Of My Back
11. It's My Time
12. It's Just You
Sunday, March 17th
KMFDM have released the official video for the song "I Heart Not" off their latest effort, Kunst, released last month.
Watch the video on Youtube here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oiNBNyItHyk
Monday, February 25th
Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails. Himself, along with former collaborators Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin and Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson & Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv will embark on a tour slated to begin with some shows this summer and continue throughout the year, ending in 2014.
There is also a new album in the works, but Reznor hasn't given many details, except for the fact that he's been developing some musical ideas along with Adrian Belew.
Read Trent's announcement here - http://pitchfork.com/news/49681-trent-reznor-announces-the-return-of-nine-inch-nails-extensive-touring-for-2013-and-2014/
Puscifer, the alt rock project of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, are streaming their new EP Donkey Punch the Night from the following location:
Thursday, February 21st
KMFDM premiered an official stream of their latest record. Kunst, via Revolver Magazine. The band's 18th studio effort is due out on February 26.
Regarding the inspiration during the creative process, Sascha Konietzko said “Inspiration is everywhere. Unless one lives in a sequestered environment, the bombardment of inspiration is inescapable. KUNST, like every other KMFDM album to this point, is in a way both a mirror of what inspired us during the process of writing and composing it, as well as a snapshot of where the band was in it’s own timeline. Even though the direct translation of the german word ‘Kunst’ is ‘art’, ‘Kunst’ has a broader meaning for Germans, and Europeans in general, than ‘art’ has for native English speakers. Especially since the early 20th century, art has been politically instrumentalized, for example in propaganda of ultra-right and hard-left movements. Many ‘degenerate’ artists have been sent to concentration camps to be systemat ...more
Tuesday, February 19th
Puscifer released the music video for the cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", featured on the brand new 7-song EP, Donkey Punch The Night. The video features Maynard James Keenan, his current collaborators and Dina Martina.
Watch it here = http://www.revolvermag.com/news/puscifer-featuring-tool-singer-maynard-james-keenan-premiere-new-music-video-bohemian-rhapsody.html
Friday, February 15th
Industrial veterans Skinny Puppy will release their 13th full length material on May 28. The new album, entitled Weapon, "stands as a commentary on that which it is named after, the Weapon, or more specifically, to the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation the gun can cause."
The tracklist includes the following 11 songs:
For more information regarding some of the tracks on Weapon, its cover and preorders, access http://www.metropolis-mailorder.com/product.php?prodnum=MET+870
Tuesday, January 15th
KMFDM have started streaming the song 'Ave Maria' on Soundcloud, off the upcoming record, Kunst, due out on February 26.
The band have also uploaded a video on Youtube consisting of 30 seconds previews of each track on Kunst. Listen here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZHcu5VjkM
Also, listen to 'Ave Maria' here - http://soundcloud.com/metropolisrecords/kmfdm-02-ave-maria
Monday, December 24th
Wes Borland has announced the release of a new record Lotus Island scheduled to be released one day before the European leg of Black Light Burns' current tour promoting The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall kicks off.
Lotus Island is reportedly "40 minutes long and includes 7 instrumental tracks, 3 brand new songs, and a complete remix and remaster of the song 'It Rapes All In It's Path'". Also, Wes hinted that the album can be listened to on it's own or experienced along with the 1973 Alejandro Jodorowsky film The Holy Mountain, as an alternative soundtrack during the first 40 minutes, "before and up to the point where the movie launches into the individual stories of the most powerful people in the world".
The album marks the first time Borland sits behind the mixing desk.
The new record will be available onwards from January 21 through digital retailers such as Amazon or iTunes, but also through the band's official websi ...more
Sunday, December 23rd
Rigor Mortis founding member and long time Ministry collaborator, among other bands, Mike Scaccia, collapsed in a seizure on stage in Fort Worth, Texas. The guitar player was in the middle of a Rigor Mortis show when he reportedly suffered of a heart attack. Scaccia was driven to the hospital, but he didn't recover and was pronounced dead today, December 23, at only 47 years old.
People around him pointed the fact that he was "in good spirits" and Mike himself posted an update on Facebook before these shows saying "These next 2 shows is what I worked my whole life for... Look out Mother Fuckers...hahha".
This year, Scaccia toured behing Ministry's latest record, Relapse and along with the recently reunited original line-up of Rigor Mortis, he was working on a new record, entitled Slaves To The Graves.
Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen left a lengthy message on the band's Facebook page saying:
"From Unc ...more
Thursday, November 22nd
KMFDM have made available for streaming on Soundcloud the title track from their upcoming record Kunst, due to be released on February 26 through Metropolis Records. The song makes various references to other tracks released by the band and the infamous "Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode" chant, once rumored to be one of the meanings behind KMFDM.
"Kunst" can be listened to here - http://soundcloud.com/metropolisrecords/kmfdm-kunst
Tuesday, November 20th
Mindless Self Indulgence have decided to hold their upcoming record, which has yet to be named, hostage. The band have started a kickstarter project to fund the album, complete with a plethora of CAPS LOCK paragraphs and a brainwashing, borderline annoying video to give potential investors a break from reading all the capitalization.
At the time of this writing the project has $95,769 in donations, and with a goal of $150,000 the new album likely be funded before the remaining 34 days of the project are up. The pledge package incentives range from a copy of the album to keyboards, guitars, and some of the female member's tour t-shirts.
As far as a release date, the band had this to say: "Assuming that we meet our goal, the brand new full length Mindless Self Indulgence album will be released the 13th of March 2013."
Those interested in donating can do so at the link below, but be warned when choosing a price package as "... in order to give you room t ...more
Tuesday, November 13th
German industrial rockers KMFDM will release their 18th record, Kunst, next year on February 26. Here is the album cover which has been initially taken down by Facebook when first posted (it can be seen on the front page of the band's website) - http://kmfdm.com/
Here is Kunst's tracklist as posted by Käpt'n K:
NEXT BIG THING
THE MESS YOU MADE
Frontman Sascha Konietzko revealed some of the US dates of the upcoming tour, scheduled to start in March. These are the dates confirmed so far :
Mar 08 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
Mar 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Mar 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
Mar 11 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Mar 12 - Phoenix - AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Mar 17 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Mar 18 - Falls Church, VA - State Theatre
Mar 19 - Philadelphia, PA ...more
Friday, November 9th
The past few months have seen industrial music superstar Trent Reznor as quite the busy bee, announcing his involvement in many projects such as him teaming up with Beats by Dre to produce a secretive new product, composing the score for the video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, and promoting an upcoming EP from his post-Nine Inch Nails group How to Destroy Angels.
Amid all this news, Reznor has also let it slip that the first new work since 2008 from his most famous project Nine Inch Nails is definitely on the way, telling Rolling Stone that "All signs point to yes" concerning future NIN material.
The full article can be read on Rolling Stone's website here:
Wednesday, October 10th
Though the husband wife duo of Rabbit Junk have long been working on an album, six months
have passed since any news has been revealed. Now seemingly out of nowhere Rabbit Junk have
released a new track, entitled "Own Up," on their record label page.
Fans of the bands' older work may be a little disheartened, as the group describes the track
The always memorable husband and wife duo of JP Anderson and Sum Grrl return with an
uptempo fusion of electro, rock, pop and dubstep (that oh-so-terrible word) on the new
single “Own Up”.
The song can be be downloaded using the "pay-what-you-desire" method at the link below.
Wednesday, October 3rd
The Birthday Massacre recently posted a new single, "Down," from their upcoming album Hide And Seek. Now you can download the single for free from Metropolis Records at the link below:
Friday, September 14th
Black Light Burns have released Chapter 2 from their promotional video trilogy featuring tracks from their latest album, The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall. Chapter 2 consists of the video for the song "How To Look Naked" and additional footage of the concept behind the trilogy, directed by Agata Alexander.
Chapter 2 can be viewed here - http://vimeo.com/49420231
Chapter 1 - http://vimeo.com/45718571
Tuesday, September 4th
The Birthday Massacre have posted "Down", the first single off their upcoming album, Hide
and Seek, which is slated for an October 9th release date.
You can listen to the track at the link below.
Tuesday, August 28th
Industrial act Dead When I found Her will release their second album titled "Rag Doll Blues" through ArtOfFact Records on October 9th.
More details and artwork at http://dwifh.com/home/
Thursday, August 9th
The confirmed tour dates for The Birthday Massacre's late 2012 tour have been released by
the band. The group had the following to say on their Facebook page:
Nearly every show is All Ages, cheaper in advance, and with William Control and
Aesthetic Perfection.... With a few exceptions, ticket prices range from only $13 in
advance to $18 at the door. Tickets are already online for some of these shows. We'll post
links here as we get them, or you can check http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Birthday-
. We suggest you do not buy from the "ticket
resell"/ripoff websites charging MUCH more than this.
10/27 - Vive Salon Cuervo, Mexico City -with London After Midnight, LORE and Illuminate
10/31 - Peabody's Downunder, Cleveland, OH.
11/01 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL.
11/02 - Pike Room, Pontiac, MI.
11/03 - Miramar Theater, Milwaukee, WI.