Bill Leeb talks about “Wake Up The Coma”, “Amadeus” and more

Bill Leeb talks about “Wake Up The Coma”, “Amadeus” and more

  Two years ago, we talked with Bill Leeb about Front Line Assembly, Delerium and some of his other projects, as well as the electro-industrial music scene. In this extensive interview, Bill shared some of his early memories of Canada, his passion for collecting records, his experience of getting together with other Skinny Puppy members, his music influences, and the success of Echogenetic. After the release of Wake Up The Coma, we felt it was…

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muet “muet” – album review

muet “muet” – album review

  What do you get when three veterans of post-industrial, who were once part of the ranks of bands like Pigface, Chemlab and Die Warzau, join forces and start a post-punk, art rock band? You get muet, self-described as “the sound of American noir” – a title that proves to be very accurate after listening to the album. Based out of Chicago, the trio of Steven Seibold (vocals), Daniel Evans (guitar/bass) and Vince McAley (drums)…

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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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OOMPH! “Ritual” – album review

OOMPH! “Ritual” – album review

  OOMPH! has been consistently active with its original line-up for almost 30 years. Often referred to as the founders of Neue Deustche Härte (sometimes called New German Hardness or simply NDH), this German industrial metal band is well-known for being a big inspiration for acts like Rammstein and Eisbrecher. “Ritual” is their 13th album, containing 11 tracks, two of which have already been released as singles as well as getting their own music videos:…

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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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Daniel Myer talks about Haujobb, DSTR and Radioaktivists

Daniel Myer talks about Haujobb, DSTR and Radioaktivists

  Haujobb has been a part of the gothic/EBM/industrial music scene for 25 years. Although their early work was inspired by Sci-Fi movies and industrial music icons Skinny Puppy, their sound is hard to label; it may be described as a mix of different styles wrapped up in the unique and distinctive Haujobb music expression. Their live shows are always special; Haujobb will never leave you cold-hearted. We finally had the opportunity to talk to…

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Blume “Ashes” – album review

Blume  “Ashes” – album review

  Italians Blume (named after the Einstürzende Neubauten song) have been making their dark synthpop infused futurepop for a decade, steadily building a fanbase with previous albums Rise of Gray (2010) and Autumn Ruins (2013). Ashes is their third full length release, the first they have released via WTII Records. The album opener sets the scene for what is to come, with the oscillating and undulating, yet catchy “Iron Age”. This is followed by “Scarlet”…

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