Thursday, November 25, 2010

Peter Christopherson (1955-2010)

Sadly, today I report the death of one of industrial music's founders and an artistic innovator like no other.
Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson passed on in his sleep last night.

RIP Peter, I hope you and John are reunited on the other side.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unheilig - Grosse Freiheit

Today we look at something a bit more chill than the last couple suggestions.

Unheilig doesn't get a lot of recognition stateside, but they absolutely should. Der Graf's haunting vocals will stir your emotions even if you don't speak German and for those of us that understand what's going on its even more powerful. That's not to say that these guys can't rock when they want to either, their melodic style lends itself well to their heavier entries.
Their newest album, entitled Grosse Freiheit (Great Freedom)is another in a line of awesome releases and I hope further proof that they can keep this up for a long time to come.
Some examples:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cyanotic - The Medication Generation

Today's recommendation comes to us from Cyanotic and the thundering havoc of their new album: The Medication Generation.  You can probably guess from the title what the lyrical theme is all about. This is an earthshaker of an album filled with quick beats and great guitar hooks layered with the synth sound we all know and love. Here's a taste:

check em out here:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Twilight of the Idols - Needful Things

   The name Brendan Evjan may not ring immediate bells with a lot of you, but he's been part of the biz for many years now involved in projects such as Pigface, formate, and now his new project: Twilight of the Idols.
   Calling it new is a bit of a falsehood.  This album has been in the works for 8 years now, but out of all that time has come quite a different product than we're used to: two discs worth of a thowback to the days of glam rock and decadence produced by an impressive list of industry names including Chris Vrenna, Duane Baron, and Ken Andrews.
     Kicking off with the guitar and breakbeat of Unity Gain the album takes you on a trip of sparkling texture and slick programming with deceptively dark lyrical content that presents a wonderful contrast.  Standouts include the incredibly catchy (just try and get it out of your head) Liquid Platinum, the soulful Slighted (cowritten by the late David Reilly), and the sleazy beats of Body Politic.  Also included is a cover of INXS's need you tonight that is sure to get the fists in the air.
    Overall, this is a great release with a sound quite different than what we've been hearing lately. Definitely worth checking out.

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In this blog I'll be posting info on new Industrial/EBM/Darkwave releases as well as old favorites. Also expect articles and info on all things rivethead.  Enjoy you crazy fucks.