Raymond Watts: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

Raymond Watts is a living legend. He is. Whether he’s taking it all on with <PIG> or collaborating with KMFDM or Alexander McQueen, Watts is genuinely a prolific creator. Like fellow Industrial Metal luminaries Paul Barker and Chris Connelly, he is also a man not bound by the rules of the genre. Quite frankly, the man likes to branch out! The proof is in the pudding and, in this case, flows across a plethora of sonic excursions released within a year of the first <PIG> full-length in over a decade.

And the Lord of Lard himself explained how exactly that comeback happened recently via phone: [Read more…]

PIG Continue Comeback Victory Lap With Prey & Obey EP

Oh my! If you were underwhelmed by last year’s comeback and the accompanying Remix album (Released earlier this year) then the Lord of Lard has something that will guarantee your return to the flock. But let’s be honest, if you weren’t impressed with those two slabs of finely constructed (and deconstructed) Industrial malevolence then were you ever really in the flock??? [Read more…]

The Birthday Massacre Create A Timeless Classic With Latest Album Under Your Spell

The Birthday Massacre has always (and refreshingly) been a complicated band to pin down. At times sinister and dark teetering on the industrial metal line while others symphonic, uplifting and bordering on Pop. Here, with Under Your Spell, The Birthday Massacre continue to mystify and that suits us and the fans just fine. [Read more…]

Hexheart Expands The God Module Sound On Midnight On A Moonless Night

Hexheart dwell in the cold recesses of the goth mind combining the more accessible moments of TR/ST and Cold Cave with the sinister urges of both the Skinny Puppy and ohGr releases. On Midnight On A Moonless Night, God Module mastermind Jasyn Bangert trades synthetic fury for intimate experimentations in songwriting with glorious results. [Read more…]

Peter Murphy Strips Down Live On Latest Album Bare-Boned And Sacred

Live albums either suck or they don’t. There’s no gray area here. Your album either manages to truly capture that live energy, those different/updated versions of classics, and gives fans a sense of what it’s like to witness the performance in person (Or live it over and over again for someone who’s experienced it) or your album showcases cookie cutter versions of the songs with generic banter and crowd noise interspersed throughout the recording. End of story. [Read more…]

Delerium Return With Ethereal And Uplifting Mythologie

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It’s been many years since Delerium has graced our earholes and if ever there was a time of stagnant droll which necessitated the duo of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber to return it would certainly be now. That’s right, Fulber and Leeb are at the helm with a veritable cornucopia of artists ready to diversify and spread the Delerium message. [Read more…]

PIG Returns And Brings The Gospel To The Masses. Sinners Rejoice!

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Take a dab of Depeche Mode’s Violator, a smidge of Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor, a little of Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand” and….you know what? Forget that! <PIG> is only comparable to <PIG> and the latest from the Lord of the Lard is no exception and certainly an album that stands on its own within the upper echelon of rawk. [Read more…]

Skold Delivers The Industrial Goods With Latest Album The Undoing

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Two of my fondest concert going experiences are seeing KMFDM touring behind Symbols in 1997 and Marilyn Manson supporting The Golden Age Of Grotesque in 2003. While both shows were memorable for several different reasons, the one common factor for both was a certain bass player named Tim Skold. Collaborator, co-conspirator, and partner to some of the greats in the past, Skold is finally back to prove how potent he is once again as a solo artist. [Read more…]

Moving Units Epitomize Dance Rock On Latest Album Damage With Care

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Irresistibly infectious, Moving Units latest album will leave listeners with their heads bobbing and feet tapping long after the final notes in “House Of Dolls” ring out. With echoes of Radio 4 and Gang Of Four, Moving Units brand of groovy post-punk rawk truly shines on Damage With Care, their fourth album. [Read more…]

The KVB Deliver Lush Soundscapes And Fuzz-Soaked Brilliance On Of Desire

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I remember years ago reading about The KVB in one of the annual “100 Bands You To Know In…” issues from Alternative Press. It was always fun for me to sift through the drivel in those issues and find the diamonds in the rough. The KVB were the diamond in the rough in that particular issue. They were more than a compelling find back then and they’ve only gotten better since as their latest, Of Desire, surely proves. [Read more…]