Interview mit Laibach: 40 years and beyond

Interview mit Laibach: 40 years and beyond

  Since its formation in 1980 in former Yugoslavia, Laibach has become one of the most influential bands in pop culture. They were often banned and censored since their inception by the Yugoslav regime, but they still reached the international fame. After 40 years of continuous achievements, 30-something music releases, thousands of shows around the world and numerous other artistic endeavours, we finally had the opportunity to talk with Laibach about their rich and prolific…

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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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Anna B Savage “A Common Turn” – album review

Anna B Savage “A Common Turn” – album review

  London-based Singer and Songwriter Anna B Savage has invited us to listen to her debut full-length release A Common Turn, sharing with us her struggles of vulnerability and her need to break free from the turmoil and toxicity found in her personal life. Beginning the album is the ethereal “A Steady Warmth,” laced with eerie gothic undertones. Savage’s soft vocals lay out a landscape of soothing moodiness, which is revisited in later tracks such…

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Front Line Assembly interview: Bill Leeb talks about “Mechanical Soul”, Noise Unit and more

Front Line Assembly interview: Bill Leeb talks about “Mechanical Soul”, Noise Unit and more

  The electro-industrial icons Front Line Assembly have just released one of their most inspiring albums titled Mechanical Soul. After Wake Up The Coma, which featured several guest appearances, this time Bill and Rhys opted for a completely different concept, resulting in an album which is on par with some of their best classics, such as Tactical Neural Implant. We talked to Bill Leeb about the inspiration, motivation, writing and recording process behind this extraordinary…

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Imperative Reaction “Mirror” – album review

Imperative Reaction “Mirror” – album review

  Los Angeles Electro Industrial band Imperative Reaction have returned after ten years with their strongest and critically acclaimed album to date, Mirror. Comprised of 11 songs which combine EBM with a post-industrial sound, this magnum opus explores themes of aggression, intimidation, and self-discovery. Mirror opens with the energetic track “Split”. A pounding, aggressive beat dominates throughout the heart of the album, urging us to dance and express our shared pain in songs such as…

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Front Line Assembly “Mechanical Soul” – album review

Front Line Assembly “Mechanical Soul” – album review

  We’re only two weeks into 2021 and this year has already started with one brilliant record. It’s Front Line Assembly’s Mechanical Soul. While receiving very little information about the album, I decided to dive straight into it and make my own opinion. What’s evident from the start is that it’s a classic FLA record which integrates synth soundscapes, driving beats and Bill’s almost mechanical vocals, and that’s something that FLA has been doing successfully…

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Black Needle Noise: These Mortal Covers (Album Review)

Black Needle Noise: These Mortal Covers (Album Review)

  Legendary producer John Fryer, known primarily for his contributions to This Mortal Coil (as well as his work with Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, the Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails, and Stabbing Westward among many others), introduces us to his latest project Black Needle Noise with a collection of dark and ear-grabbing covers from his most recent release These Mortal Covers. A handful of collaborations bring a new and inviting sound to each rendition of…

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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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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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