Electronic hardcore group Combichrist have announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio album We Love You on March 25th via Metropolis Records. The album will feature 13 tracks, with such titles as “Satan”, “Evil”, “Maggots”, and more.
Talking about the track “F*** Unicorns”, frontman Andy LaPlegua states, “I’m so sick of unicorns. They went from being something ironic and ridiculous to an overexposed hipster icon. F*** unicorns!”
The band will also be embarking on a US tour with William Control and New Years Day in Spring of 2014. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with industrial metal heavyweights Psyclon Nine to bring you an exclusive first listen to “Shadows Unveiled”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album Order Of The Shadow: Act 1 (out November 12th via Metropolis Records). The track is a terrifying wall of evil noise pierced by demonic vocals, a mechanical apocalypse clawing its way into your subconsciousness and ripping it to shreds.
From Nero Bellum, “When writing Shadows Unveiled, I had intended to really bridge the gap in between our previous album, We the Fallen, and Order of the Shadow : Act I musically and thematically while setting up the concept of the entirety of Order. It essentially represents the convening of the titles namesake faction and the opening doctrine of the lead character “The Saint” as he divulges a new gospel unto his congregation. Musically, I wanted to encapsulate the elements that would allow this piece to become an apocalyptic prayer / war cry. All together, I wanted to create something that would be worth singing along to… A collective invocation of an end time.”
Head on down to listen to the track and be sure to pre-order your copy of Order Of The Shadow: Act 1 from Metropolis Records or pre-order an autographed copy here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with legendary Swedish electronic group Covenant to bring you an exclusive stream of “Thy Kingdom Come”! The track begins with an almost classical feel, slowly adding in electronic beats and hypnotic vocals. It’s fun and fresh but still has all the trademarks of a classic Covenant song. Check it out below!
“Thy Kingdom Come” comes from the band’s upcoming 8th studio album Leaving Babylon, which comes out next week via Metropolis Records (pre-order here). It is the follow up to 2011′s Modern Ruin. READ MORE
Industrial metal legends KMFDM have announced that Metropolis Records will be reissuing two classic albums: 1984′s Opium and 2003′s WWIII. The two will be released on October 22nd, two days after the band embarks on a full N. American tour.
Sascha “Kapt’n K” Konietzko states that Opium wasn’t so much an album as it was, “…like a demo, made under the most horrid conditions with absolutely no money at all.”
The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with industrial pop/rock band Chamber Of Echoes to bring you an exclusive stream of the band’s track “Fatal Attraction”, which comes from upcoming album World Of Silence (out this October). The album was co-produced, mixed, and mastered by Ted Phelps (Imperative Reaction, System Syn, Metropolis Records).
The band explains the track: “Fatal Attraction is about a dark, obsessive and dangerous kind of love. The kind of love you know won’t last, and the kind of love you know will only cause you trouble, yet it still draws you in magnetically, like an addiction. You can’t fight it, and you keep on forcing it to be something it will never be, even if it means setting yourself up to be a victim for a little bit of short-term pleasure.”
You can listen to the track below as well as see their video for “World Of Silence”, which was directed by Chad Michael Ward. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed with industrial metal shockers Dawn Of Ashes to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “Poisoning The Steps Of Babel”, which comes from the band’s latest album Anathema(iTunes). Somewhat NSFW (gore, violence, some sexual themes), the Chris Trueman-directed video was shot at the infamous Linda Vista Hospital, which is considered one of the most haunted locations in the United States. The visceral, violent video can be seen below.
The video features Nero Bellum of Psyclon Nine. The two groups will be touring August 26th through October 5th. All tour dates can be found here or below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Dawn Of Ashes to bring you an exclusive stream/download of their track “Systematic Guillotine”, which comes from their new album Anathema (out via Metropolis Records).
“The title track “Systematic Guillotine” is based on my nasty ego, my misanthropic hatred towards humanity, & the generalization of how I fulfill my confidence with everything that makes me rebel against normal society. In my mind, I create a human holocaust where my thoughts create visions of pain / suffering & then transforms my ego (self pride) into a vicious persona who doesn’t show emotions for what people have to say or how they view me.” -Kristof
Dawn Of Ashes will be touring with Psyclon Nine in late summer/early fall. Head on below for the tour dates and to download “Systematic Guillotine”. READ MORE
Industrial group Skinny Puppy has announced that they will be releasing their new album Weapon on May 28th via Metropolis Records. Song titles include “wornin”, “illisiT”, “gLowbeL”, “tsudanama”, and “salvo”. The full album artwork can be viewed below.
Covalist niVek ohGr comments, “The human animal is a ‘weapon’. Every action and thought, conceived then carried out; whether political, physical or spiritual, has the potential to cause harm and misery; just as the same action, not underwritten with fear and misinformation, but carried by only positive intent would have the opposite effect.” READ MORE
Electronic group VNV Nation has made an announcement regarding their plans for 2013, which includes a new album as well as a album of older songs rearranged to feature classical arrangements.
Regarding the new album, the title has been set as Transnational and it is scheduled for release in September of this year. It is the followup to 2011′s Automatic (review). Tour dates are being planned through late 2014 and the first dates will be released soon.
Last year, VNV Nation performed at the Gothic Meets Klassik festival. There were plans to record and release the tracks that VNV Nation performed with an orchestra. However, a problem with the in-house recording equipment rendered the tracks unusable.
As a result, Ronan Harris has begun with an arranger to make an album of VNV Nation songs scored for orchestra and which will include the tracks performed at the festival as well as additional songs.
Harris will also be performing a section of VNV Nation songs on this year’s Gothic Cruise alongside a classical pianist.
Harris ends the VNV Nation post by saying that more news will be released over the next few months. Personally, I’m hoping for a live DVD, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. READ MORE
Industrial group Army Of The Universe has released a music video for “Until The End”. The song features guest vocals from Chibi of The Birthday Massacre. The video is a smorgasbord of heavily stylized scenes, almost all of which are filmed in slow motion. As the video progresses, the video begins to warp and shift, as though it is undulating underwater. It’s well worth giving a view below. READ MORE
Genre-bending band Mindless Self Indulgence has announced that their first album in five years will be entitled How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence, which will be available for purchase on an upcoming Spring tour before an official street release. The band will be embarking on a full US tour beginning in late March and ending in the beginning of May with Chantal Claret supporting on the final three dates. All tour dates can be seen below.
MSI will be touring the new album for the entirety of 2013, so keep an eye out for more tour dates. READ MORE
Industrial act KMFDM has revealed that their upcoming 18th studio album Kunst will be released on Feb. 26th via Metropolis Records. The album will feature 10 tracks. Check below for the track listing and album cover art (NSFW).
The track “Pussy Riot” exposes the underbelly of society’s shortcomings. Frontman Sascha Konietzko further explains, stating, “KMFDM has always been, particularly by means of our artworks, a propagator of female empowerment. I am a ‘fan’ of both Pussy Riot and FEMEN [the feminist Ukrainian protest group] insofar as these are young women who don’t just talk and complain but act and take things into their own hands and create worldwide awareness of their issues and be it – in the case of FEMEN, simply by calling attention to their actions by baring their t**s in public. The felling of the cross was an epic statement in support of Pussy Riot.” READ MORE
Industrial band KMFDM has released a video that offers fans a taste of each track on their upcoming album Kunst. The album is slated to be released for a Feb. 26th release via Metropolis records. You can hear everything below. READ MORE
Electronic rock group The Birthday Massacre have made a post on their official Facebook asking fans to create their next official music video. Fans are asked to pick any song off of their latest release Hide And Seek (review). There are multiple tiers of prizes, including an opportunity to win $5,000 OR $4,000 and a two-person round trip to Toronto to meet and have dinner with the band. Read on below for the full post, which includes all the rules and entry information.
Check out The Birthday Massacre on our Top 10 Albums of 2012 here. READ MORE
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
The Birthday Massacre is that band that fits well into so many different situations. Whether it be wanting to jump up and dance around your room or laying back on your couch staring out the window on a rainy day, their music seems to encompass all those emotions and then some. They’re a band that I know I can fall back on and enjoy thoroughly. But does their latest album Hide And Seek offer me the same? Find out below! READ MORE
Electronic rockers The Birthday Massacre have released “Down”, a new song from their upcoming album Hide And Seek, which comes out Oct. 9th via Metropolis Records (pre-order here). You can hear the track below as well as read the lyrics.
Vocalist Chibi states, “There is an intensity to this record that I definitely felt while we were writing and recording. At times, for me, it was a struggle. I had some very strong emotions during the time we worked on this, and it shows, I think, in my vocals – and I really love how it turned out. The lyrics also touch on some darker themes. There’s a lot of very moving stuff on this record. Very intense stuff.”
The Birthday Massacre will be going on tour with William Control and Aesthetic Perfection this fall. You can check out all the tour dates here. READ MORE
It’s been almost two years since Twitch The Ripper brought their debut album Bodiless. In that time, a great deal has happened for duo Jon Dobyns and Lonn. They’ve gone on several national tours as well as signed to electronic record label Metropolis Records. All of this has combined in inspiring the band to create their sophomore album Colorblind. Heavily inspired by the glory days of 80’s electronic/synthpop, does this album work or simply leave my nostalgic taste buds disappointedly lacking? Check below for the full review! READ MORE
Synthrock band The Birthday Massacre have announced that they will be embarking on a N. American tour this fall in support of their upcoming album Hide And Seek, which comes out Oct. 9th via Metropolis Records (pre-order here). The tour will see support coming from William Control and Aesthetic Perfection. Check below for tour dates as well as the cover art and track list for Hide And Seek.
Talking about Hide And Seek, vocalist Chibi states, “There is an intensity to this record that I definitely felt while we were writing and recording. At times, for me, it was a struggle. I had some very strong emotions during the time we worked on this, and it shows, I think, in my vocals – and I really love how it turned out. The lyrics also touch on some darker themes. There’s a lot of very moving stuff on this record. Very intense stuff.”
Guitarist Rainbow adds, “There was an underlying sense of tension and urgency throughout the writing process. It was a tumultuous and emotional experience for us but, I think it’s yielded some of our best work.”
Each member of The Birthday Massacre gave Bloody-Disgusting their Top 10 horror movies. Check out the lists here. READ MORE
Electro-goth band The Birthday Massacre will be releasing Hide And Seek, their fifth studio album, on Oct. 9th through Metropolis Records. According to the official pre-order site, the album opens with rain and closes with the sound of waves while the songs themselves are about “lost girls, lost love, lost time”. The album is the follow-up to 2010′s Pins And Needles (review). The full track list is below.
Each member of TBM gave Bloody-Disgusting their Top 10 favorite horror movies. Check out each list here. READ MORE
Connecticut-based synth band Twitch The Ripper are streaming “Strange Behavior”, a new song which comes from their upcoming album Colorblind (out August 14th via Metropolis Records). You can hear the song on their Official Facebook page. The band states that another song will be available for streaming in the next few weeks although they don’t say which one it will be.
Colorblind was produced by Mark Saunders (Siouxie and the Banshees, The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns) and mastered by Ted Phelps of Imperative Reaction. You can pre-order the album here. READ MORE
Synth-pop act Twitch The Ripper have released details on their upcoming sophomore full-length album Colorblind, which will be released August 14th via Metropolis Records. The album was produced and mixed by Mark Saunders (A-Ha, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Cure, Shiny Toy Guns) and mastered by Ted Phelps (Imperative Reaction). Pre-orders are available here. The finished cover art and full track list can be seen below.
Check out our review of their first full-length Bodiless as well as Jon Dobyns’ Top 10 Horror Movie List. READ MORE
Congratulations are in order! Big supporters of Bloody-Disgusting and all around awesome guys, Twitch The Ripper have announced that they are now officially signed to Metropolis Records! This is an awesome move for the guys as Metropolis is definitely the perfect place for their sound.
On top of that, they have announced a spring US tour, so definitely make sure you check them out. All tour dates are after the jump.
After an eleven year absence, Lords of Acid are back! On April 10th, the band will release their new album, Deep Chills, via Metropolis Records. Recorded in Belgium and Los Angeles, the album sees Praga Khan team up with Erhan Kurkun for the music and arrangements while DJ Mea takes on the vocals.
Pop That Tooshie features adult film star Alana Evans while Paranormal Energy features Zak Bagans, star of Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge.
The slightly-NSFW album cover is below along with the full tracklist.