Sascha Konietzko gives us the latest on KMFDM

Sascha Konietzko gives us the latest on KMFDM

  KMFDM is undoubtedly one of the most prominent bands in the history of industrial music. The group is founded and lead by the German multi-instrumentalist and a diverse artist Sascha Konietzko. KMFDM have been active since the 80s, first as a performance art project. Sascha collaborated with other multimedia artists to create the unique performances. Their first album Opium (1984) was released in a limited run of cassettes and distributed through the Hamburg club…

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Richard Silverthorn of Mesh on “Gothic Meets Classic” and the “Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” album

Richard Silverthorn of Mesh on “Gothic Meets Classic” and the “Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” album

  Bristol’s best know synthpop act Mesh, have released a new album, and it’s quite different from previous releases. It features songs recorded at the 2015 Gothic Meets Classic event, where Mesh performed new arrangements of their songs by classical producer and pianist Conrad Oleak, with a 65 piece orchestra. Alongside the live recording are three additional reworked songs, which were recorded  in the studio with a smaller ensemble and piano. The album comes in a variety of physical media options for the dedicated…

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Tony Wakeford talks about Sol Invictus

Tony Wakeford talks about Sol Invictus

  On 11 April Sol Invictus played at The Underworld in London, where they were accompanied by Of the Wand & the Moon and King Dude. After the show, I asked Tony Wakeford, the driving force behind the band, to kindly answer a few questions for us. I have been following Sol Invictus since my early 20s and at that time I was completely unaware that Tony had in fact started his music career in…

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Infest Festival – interview

Infest Festival – interview

  Infest is an annual three-day music festival held at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. It was born in 1998 through the initiative of three students of the University of Bradford and the Students’ Union Entertainments manager. During the years, the festival changed its orientation from goth and darkwave style to electronic genres, such as synthpop, EBM, power noise, future pop, but it also kept its interest in the industrial music genre….

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Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

  Since I first heard The Smell of Rain, shortly after which I saw Mortiis performing live, I have always been intrigued by his music and his image. I knew very little about him at that time, but what I discovered was even more intriguing. Mortiis came out of the black metal band, yet he sounded nothing like that. His first records were dark and ambiental, each consisting of two 20-30 minute long tracks. After…

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Raymond Watts talks about PIG

Raymond Watts talks about PIG

  Raymond Watts is known for many achievements during his music career. He can be called a citizen of the world. He lived and worked in UK, Germany and Japan. Since the 80s he’s been active with his project PIG and he’s also known for his involvement with KMFDM, Einsturzende Neubauten, Psychic TV, Foetus, Schaft and many more. But that’s not all that Raymond did by far. While taking a pause from PIG, he composed…

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Marc Ickx talks about A Split-Second

Marc Ickx talks about A Split-Second

  After seeing Belgian electronic music legends A Split-Second at BimFest XV in December 2016, I really wanted to chat with Marc Ickx for more than just a few moments that I had then. They gave an excellent show in front of a packed venue and made the festival experience unforgettable. Marc kindly agreed to the interview. 1. Hello, Marc, and thank you for the interview. It has been a long time since your first…

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Jacky Meurisse talks about Signal Aout 42

Jacky Meurisse talks about Signal Aout 42

  Signal Aout 42 is a Belgian electronic/EBM project formed in the early 80s by Jacky Meurisse and his schoolmates. In the early days their live performances integrated audio and visual elements in a DIY style. However, SA42 became a more serious project after releasing their first album Pro Patria in 1989. Soon they were recognized as one of the most prominent EBM acts. I finally got the opportunity to interview Jacky after their last…

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John Fryer talks about Black Needle Noise

John Fryer talks about Black Needle Noise

  It is almost impossible to summarize what John Fryer has done over the years. You can find most facts about his career on the Internet. If you have googled John, you know that the list of his achievements is almost endless. To cut the story short, we can just randomly mention his work with Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Love & Rockets, White Zombie, HIM and Cradle…

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Marc Heal talks about Cubanate, The Hum and more

Marc Heal talks about Cubanate, The Hum and more

  Marc Heal has been primarily known for his project Cubanate that was a vital part of the industrial music scene during the 90s and considered as influence on several new bands in the genre. However, that is by far not all that Marc has done during his music career. He collaborated with Jean-Luc De Meyer of Front 242 on C-tec, Raymond Watts of PIG and other notable names on the scene. His work hardly…

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