cEvin Key And The Subconscious Electronic Orchestra, Resonance (Album Review)

cEvin Key And The Subconscious Electronic Orchestra, Resonance (Album Review)

Not only is cEvin Key one of the founders of legendary Vancouver industrial band Skinny Puppy, he’s also a member of Download, Tear Garden, Cyberaktif, and Doubting Thomas. Beyond his extensive involvement with many industrial and electronic acts and his work on horror film soundtracks as Scaremeister, his solo project now spans decades. Resonance is his fifth solo album and is said to be his “most personal.” The ever-prolific master of brap and beats has always…

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An Interview With cEvin Key

An Interview With cEvin Key

On the heels of his latest solo release, Resonance, I had the opportunity to talk (well, virtually) with legendary brapmaster cEvin Key. Beyond his roots in Skinny Puppy and his involvement with numerous musical projects from the 80s onward- including Download, Cyberaktif, Doubting Thomas, and Tear Garden- his solo career began in the mid-90s in conjunction with the founding of label/collective Subconcious Communications. Resonance is his fifth solo album, at a point in time when he’s been…

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KANGA Releases A Music Video For Her New Single, “Moscow”

KANGA Releases A Music Video For Her New Single, “Moscow”

Dark pop diva KANGA has released a music video for her new single, “Moscow” off her upcoming sophomore release, You And I Will Never Die. She describes the song “as a short story celebrating love and the inevitable pain and loss that comes with it.” Haunting and romantic yet still poppy, it brings to mind Violator-era Depeche Mode with its lovesick lyrics and dance floor beat. Set for release on March 26th via Artoffact Records, You And…

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Artoffact Records Releases A FREE 2020 Sampler…Get It Now!

Artoffact Records Releases A FREE 2020 Sampler…Get It Now!

Canadian dark alternative label Artoffact Records has released their 2020 sampler…and the best part is, it’s free for download on their Bandcamp page. You can get it here. While 2020 was full of stress, uncertainty, and grief for the world as a whole due to the pandemic and its effects on us all, it was a year that still saw a lot of innovative music in our scene. This sampler captures a notable fraction of the…

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Beauty In Chaos: Out Of Chaos Comes… (Album Review)

Beauty In Chaos: Out Of Chaos Comes… (Album Review)

The credits for dark alternative outfit Beauty In Chaos read like a who’s-who of our scene at an exciting point in time when everyone seems to be branching out creatively. On their latest, Out Of Chaos Comes… they bring us a unique blend of trip-hop, darkwave, and gothic rock. The “Rapid Reiteration Edit” of “The Delicate Balance of All Things” features Cinthya Hussey, multi-talented singer and actress (whose wonderful artwork graces the album cover!). She’s…

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NOIR Releases “Just Fascination” Single

NOIR Releases “Just Fascination” Single

New York-based NOIR, the brainchild of Erik Gustafson, David Borsky, and dark alternative crooner Athan Maroulis- whose unmistakable vocals you might recognize from Spahn Ranch circa the 90s by way of Cleopatra Records- have released a new maxi-single. “Just Fascination” is an innovative reworking of the 1983 Cabaret Voltaire track. It takes the industrial chaos of the original and gives it a more polished and punchy spin, with the vocals up front and a tight, synth-heavy groove…

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Featured: Many Guest Artists And Lots Of Surprises (Album Review)

Featured: Many Guest Artists And Lots Of Surprises (Album Review)

Release Date: November 27, 2020 Label: Armalyte Industries Industrial/EBM mastermind (C-Tec, Cubanate, DKay, among others), ex-Nitzer Ebb drummer, and multi-talented producer Julian Beeston recently threw a bunch of musical influences at the wall of the studio and recorded the result. Described in his own words as, “…a few different musical avenues,” Beeston explained the origins of Featured. “There’s obviously an industrial element to some of the songs, but also there’s a rock slant and a…

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Words Of Wisdom From The Lord Of Lard: An Interview With Raymond Watts of PIG

Words Of Wisdom From The Lord Of Lard: An Interview With Raymond Watts of PIG

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Raymond Watts of PIG (even though I actually emailed him instead…just use your imagination!) for some bacon-flavored banter about his new album, Pain Is God. You can get it here if you haven’t yet! Quick question about “Badland” to start…first of all, this song is definitely one of my favorites of the whole album (although it’s hard to choose…)! I was wondering, is the title a…

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Coil: The Golden Hair With A Voice Of Silver- A Guide For Beginners (Album Review)

Coil: The Golden Hair With A Voice Of Silver- A Guide For Beginners (Album Review)

Coil: The Golden Hair With A Voice Of Silver- A Guide For Beginners Release Date: October 23, 2020 Label: Cold Spring The aptly named double-disc reissue of The Golden Hare With A Voice Of Silver- A Guide For Beginners does indeed serve as an excellent introduction to dark ambient industrial pioneers Coil, especially given that so many of their releases are hard to track down now. It was previously released in 2002 only in Russia,…

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DHI (death and horror inc) Releases Their First Single In Over 20 Years

DHI (death and horror inc) Releases Their First Single In Over 20 Years

Canadian electro-industrial act DHI (death and horror inc) have released a new single. You can listen to and download/purchase “Losing” here. The new single features the band’s trademark pounding drums and ferocious, chugging guitars. The lyrics are from the perspective of reaching out and losing someone, yet in this era they feel reflective of the bigger picture.  Led initially by Vicar and Graf and now fronted by Vicar, DHI started in the late 1980s and…

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