Italian electro-techno-goth band XP8 have a new album out soon. It’s called “Adrenochrome” and is described by the bands as “their most mature and best material to date”. They’ve moved away from record labels this time and are now totally independent, so they’re running a crowdfunding campaign to help out with the album.
Industrial rock band Sounds of Mass Production – aka SMP – will release their seventh studio album “Death of the Format” on WTII Records. Jason Bazinet, the mastermind behind SMP, has worked on the album for 2 years, and now it’s ready to hit the shelves on June 11. [more...]
We asked Mesh to comment on all their previous albums, one by one.
Mesh has been on a roll this year, with the fantastic album “Automation Baby” which is already on my “Best of 2013” list. Coupled with a successful tour, it’s quite clear that Mesh is one of the biggest acts in the scene today. It was about time we caught up with them again, and so I called up Richard Silverthorn at his Bristol home and had a little chat.
Henric de la Cour’s solo album was a chilling and excellent effort, and now he’s poised to return with “Mandrills” (Progress Productions) in September. It was recorded in Barnhus Zoo Studios in Stockholm together with Henric’s former Yvonne bandmate Rikard Lindh, and is described as a “dark, dystopian journey that holds strong melodies”. [more...]
We recently had a long chat with Mr Front Line Assembly himself: Bill Leeb, and a longer article will be published shortly. Not only do you have the excellent FLA album “Echogenetic” to look forward to (out this week); the band is also putting together a remix album. [more...]
Bill Leeb and his band Front Line Assembly have been around since 1986, showing an impressive longevity and innovation in a somewhat stale genre. Last year we got the soundtrack “Airmech”, where their sound was infused with the sound of today, and this burst of creativity continued into “Echogenetic”, the latest album. I called up Bill himself in his Vancouver home to talk about the making of it.
Ohm is the new project from Chris Peterson (Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Noise Unit, Will, Decree) and Craig Joseph Huxtable (Landscape Body Machine, Noise Unit). The Canadian boys (Chris is based in Vancouver, Craig in Victoria) have been working on their debut album for quite some time, but the wait is almost over.
A short while ago, we wrote about the end of Code 64. After disbanding Code 64, the two members Bjørn Marius Borg and Hasse Mattsson have now unveiled their new project. It’s called Xenturion Prime, and they describe the sound as a “hybrid of electronic industrial and synthpop with cutting edge EDM and epic orchestral soundscapes”. Or “powersynth” as they call it. [more...]
Read extensive track-by-track comments on “Leaving Babylon” by Joakim Montelius, Eskil Simonsson and Daniel Jonasson. It’s a unique closer look at an album from the artist’s perspective. [more...]