There are some albums that come across the desk that can’t come soon enough after an initial single is serviced. That was definitely the story when The Anix’s “Below” made its’ way to my earholes late last year. A throbbing, thumping hum of beautiful Electro-fied 30 Seconds To Mars mixed with early MuteMath that is positively hypnotic, the best thing about “Below” is that it barely scratches the surface of what the rest of Revenge has in store for listeners.[Read more…]
20 for ’20: An Exhausting List Of Our Favorite Music That Got Us Through A Truly Exhausting Year
It’s an understatement that 2020 was a pretty fucked up year, right? Machine Head was the last live band I saw back in February and a few days after that I found myself in an emergency room with some unexpected surgery to be had (Don’t worry, I’m fine now!) followed by the shutdown across the country. There’ve been ups, downs, and everything in between in 2020 but one constant has been the music. Artists have adapted with some keeping those schedules and releasing new albums despite not being able to tour behind them while others are holding off altogether. Some have done well with the new norm of livestreamed concerts and while I’ve checked out a few, personally they’re just not my cuppa.[Read more…]
The Birthday Massacre Ready Massive And Mesmerizing Diamonds For The Masses
Diamonds, the eighth album from Toronto’s The Birthday Massacre, is a blissful slab of elegantly executed Electro that’s sure to be an exquisite listening experience for all the earholes.[Read more…]
Julien-K Bring The Heavy And The Hearty On Blissful Electro-Industrial Triumph Harmonic Disruptor
Eight tracks of pure, uninhibited Julien-K is what fans will get this April when their latest LP, Harmonic Disruptor, drops. It’s a triumphant record through and through, filled with the sounds that have delighted fans since their inception in 2003 taken to the next level and already a contender for one of our most favorite releases of 2020.[Read more…]
20 for ’20: AKA 20 Albums We Think Will Kick Off Your New Decade Right
2020 has a lot going for it already with a slew of stellar albums dropping right at the start AND a year where Ozzy will release new material is a feat in itself. Also on the horizon beyond what we’ve listed below is a new beast from Rawk Gods Aeges (Review coming soon), more maniacal mayhem from Dog Fashion Disco, Megadeth’s triumphant return, and the original members of Static X reuniting to bring the late Wayne Static’s final recordings to light as a whole new full-length due this May. Hell, even Duran Duran will supposedly be back this spring with the follow up to 2015’s Paper Gods!
But I digress.[Read more…]
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…]
Julien-K Ready Indiegogo-Backed California Noir-Chapter One For Release
Have you ever checked out new material from an older band who hasn’t put anything out in some time and just felt embarrassed for them? That’s how I felt when I checked out the new EP from Orgy (Available here if you’re interested). Only vocalist Jay Gordon remains of the original line up and with Talk Sick, they’ve managed to tarnish a respectable legacy with juvenile lyrics and songs that simply lack punch. [Read more…]