Alk-a-line “Species & Specimens“ – album review

Alk-a-line “Species & Specimens“ – album review

  I really enjoy hearing something different, therefore this album was very refreshing; these guys know being different is going to get you noticed. They have adapted sounds and made things sound odd to achieve this in a really good way. This twenty-eight minute, compact album has a ‘human’ theme throughout and ‘Homo Sapiens’, that first track I already mentioned, has a ‘Shakespears Sister’ tinge. Maybe it’s the female vocalists, but I don’t get the…

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A Device To Entice Us: Curse Mackey Talks Good And Evil

A Device To Entice Us: Curse Mackey Talks Good And Evil

  I sat down with Curse Mackey before his performance in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, where he shared a bill with old friends My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Whether you first heard him as the singer of Texas-based industrial noise act Evil Mothers, with the Grim Faeries, as a contributing vocalist for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, or on one of his many collaborations with industrial supergroup Pigface, if…

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Amphi Festival 2019 – 20-21 July 2019, Cologne, Germany – Gallery

Amphi Festival 2019 – 20-21 July 2019, Cologne, Germany – Gallery

  Seelennacht   Erdling   Massive Ego   The Cassandra Complex   Dive   Lord of the Lost   Hocico   Blutengel   Henric de la Cour   Pink Turns Blue   L’Âme Immortelle   Ost+Front   Faderhead   The Beauty of Gemina   Welle:Erdball   Fïx8:Sëd8   Jäger 90   White Lies   Cryo   Spark!   Rabia Sorda   Das Ich

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Drab Majesty “Modern Mirror” – album review

Drab Majesty “Modern Mirror” – album review

  Obviously Drab Majesty have a strong musical identity. Yes we all know it has a massive 80’s vibe, but it is miles apart from the assorted retro revival acts doing the rounds now, who simply use an old synth to conjure up images of a bygone era. Drab Majesty are simply really fucking good song writers. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Joshua Eustis was at the helm on production duties for this album either….

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DARK NOUVEAU – compilation review

DARK NOUVEAU – compilation review

  Dark Nouveau features 24 mesmerizing tracks curated by Athan Maroulis of Metropolis Records. As the founder/frontman of moody darkwave project NOIR and of notorious industrial rock outfit Spahn Ranch, he lends not only his musical talents to a track on the album (NOIR’s “A Pleasure To Burn,” which has echoes of Beat Noir-era Spahn Ranch and showcases his unique voice and arrangement style beautifully), but also his 20-odd years of expertise from his days…

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A Strange Affair With The Thrill Kill Kult – interview

A Strange Affair With The Thrill Kill Kult – interview

  I had the exquisite pleasure of talking music, hairstyling, art, and tattoos (of all things!) with Wax Trax! alumni and industrial music legend Frankie Nardiello, known to most of us as Groovie Mann, charismatic and creative frontman of everybody’s favorite dark disco darlings, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Here he shares his fondest memories of Wax Trax! founders Jim Nash and Dannie Flescher, and takes us on a little journey of Thrill…

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Jason Corbett talks about ACTORS

Jason Corbett talks about ACTORS

  I first heard ACTORS in 2017, after my friend Filip from Side-Line Magazine introduced me to their music by sending me a link to their music video. They piqued my interest in a way that not many newer acts do. I was rather excited when their debut album It Will Come To You was finally released in March 2018. Although they rely on post-punk and new-wave influences, their approach to the genres is fresh…

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Cryo “The Fall Of Man” – album review

Cryo “The Fall Of Man” – album review

  This is a refreshing departure from a lot of the synth wave and electronic material surfacing at the moment. There is a sense of foreboding and menace from the offset in ‘Know Your Enemy’. Employing a bass tone Peter Hook would be happy with and  vocal tone akin to that of Rob Dougan. It sets the tone for tan album that is well crafted, explores a myriad of sounds and textures and instantly captivates…

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