Joe Crudgington talks about Drownd

Joe Crudgington talks about Drownd

  I had the pleasure of speaking with the multi-talented Joe Crudgington recently, frontman of UK/LA industrial rock newcomers Drownd, who have recently joined the Armalyte Records roster just in time for an exciting summer of new music. Check the links below for Drownd’s new album and music video for “Sick Like You.”  How did you guys hook up with Armalyte and who are your other favorite Armalyte bands? Joe: Basically I’d put the track…

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Vans Presents Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax Records With Exclusive Set By Ministry/Cold Cave @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, 23 April – review

Vans Presents Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax Records With Exclusive Set By Ministry/Cold Cave @ Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, 23 April – review

  Whether you dug through the crates or slam-danced in the pit at a RevCo show, chances are if you lived in Chicago in the 80s and early 90s, you set foot in the legendary Wax Trax! store. Founded first as a record store in 1975 and then established as a label in 1980 by the industrial scene’s favorite power couple Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, the Wax Trax store and label created a seismic…

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Drownd “Sick Like You” – EP review

Drownd “Sick Like You” – EP review

  Recently relocated to LA by way of London, industrial rockers Drownd bring us all the intensity of their Armalyte Records peers with a swift and brutal throwback to 90s industrial. Their debut EP fuses good old-fashioned guitar-driven industrial rock with a dose of dance, courtesy of remixes by Armalyte label mate Seething Akira and Chicago industrial collective The Joy Thieves. Frontman Joe Crudgington sings and plays all instruments on these tracks, which are impressively…

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Mortiis @ Lodge Room, Highland Park, Los Angeles, April 7th 2019 – review

Mortiis @ Lodge Room, Highland Park, Los Angeles, April 7th 2019 – review

  The genre-defying Mortiis has an impressively broad catalog of albums, ranging in styles from metal to ambient. At The Lodge in Los Angeles on Sunday April 7, he played a solo set of exclusively Era I material. Openers Wilshire Corridor and Minor Conquest were a compelling addition to the lineup. Solo artist Minor Conquest started the set, lurking in the shadows of his synths in sunglasses and creating a commanding presence with ethereal sounds….

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Swine Time With Raymond Watts And Giles Moorhouse Of Armalyte

Swine Time With Raymond Watts And Giles Moorhouse Of Armalyte

  I kept having to add questions to this interview because Raymond and Giles/Armalyte Records have both been so prolific since PIG’s tour with Killing Joke this past fall. It speaks somewhat to my tendency to agonize over what to say to people I admire so much, but more so to PIG’s relentless productivity since the launch of Risen this past June. Sure enough, now we’ve got some new offerings from the Lord of Lard…

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Front Line Assembly “Wake Up The Coma” – album review

Front Line Assembly “Wake Up The Coma” – album review

  The electro-industrial icons Front Line Assembly have just released their first new album in almost six years. Besides Fulber’s studio return to FLA, the album includes guest vocal appearances from Robert Görl (DAF), Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence) and Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Cocksure). Wake Up The Coma starts off with the sinister burbling synth bass of “Eye On You”. Even before Bill Leeb’s voice comes in, you can…

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Leaether Strip + Autoclav1.1 “Commixture” – EP review

Leaether Strip + Autoclav1.1 “Commixture” – EP review

  If you’ve ever gone to any given goth/industrial/EBM club night anywhere in the world, you’ve likely danced to either a Leather Strip song or a Leather Strip remix. Frontman and founder Claus Larsen started Leather Strip thirty years ago and has consistently kept up a diverse and notable musical presence with every release.  This latest EP is a collaboration with electronic artist Autoclav1.1, also known as Tony Young. The opening track, “Chasing Gods,” pairs…

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PIG “Black Mass” – EP review

PIG “Black Mass” – EP review

  As someone who has been known to leave stores abruptly when “All I Want For Christmas Is You” comes on for the billionth time, I was desperate for an alternative this year. So many retail stores lose my business this time of year, and they don’t even know it! At any rate, I’ve always wanted to find a Christmas album that I can actually tolerate and might even love. (Hog forbid!) Thankfully, as usual,…

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Chris Connelly talks about “Bloodhounds” and more

Chris Connelly talks about “Bloodhounds” and more

  We had the pleasure recently of asking Chris Connelly pretty much anything, from the inspiration behind his new album Bloodhounds, to his involvement with other projects, including an upcoming compilation, a couple of appearances with Al Jourgensen, and his contribution to the upcoming Front Line Assembly album. It was hard to narrow down the questions, as he’s simply done so much and is such an influence both in the industrial music scene, particularly the…

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Chris Connelly “Bloodhounds” – album review

Chris Connelly “Bloodhounds” – album review

  I first heard Chris Connelly’s solo work on the Wax Trax! Black Box with the brilliantly haunting “Stowaway” and later on another Wax Trax! compilation with the unexpectedly funky “Candyman Collapse.” I was already a Revolting Cocks fan (and yes, Chris has always been my favorite Cock!), so my teenage mind was blown when I learned he had a hell of a voice even beyond that. Later on in my life, I picked up…

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