Bandcamp Friday is back, but this time it feels like a lot of artists were prepared in advance (I’ve certainly not had the usual avalanche of notifications that I usually do).
The post, then, is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps me up to speed, and indeed simply reads these posts.
/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon – at last!
If you want to submit anything to be included here? E-mail me (You know what to do with that to make it work, right?), comment/message on Facebook at the amodelofcontrol.com page, and over on Twitter (@amodelofcontrol).
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/Upcoming releases announced this week
/04-Feb 2022 / A Place to Bury Strangers / See Through You /Bandcamp
The noisy NYC band return with another album of searing, intense sounds.
/04-Feb 2022 / Black Country, New Road / Ants from up there /Bandcamp
Despite vocalist Isaac Wood leaving the band this week, their second album has remained on track.
/04-Feb 2022 / iVardensphere / Ragemaker /Bandcamp
I’ve had the pleasure of being able to listen to this in advance, and it is by far the best iVardensphere album in some years, as Scott Fox takes a deep concept and creates an enthralling tribal-industrial inferno.
/04-Feb 2022 / Kurokuma / Born of Obsidian /Bandcamp
Psychedelic Sludge Metal that leans into Mesoamerican mythology? Sure, sign me up!
/04-Feb 2022 / Nordic Giants / Symbiosis /Bandcamp
The mysterious post-rock band release their latest missive from the shadows.
/04-Feb 2022 / Rolo Tomassi / Where Myth Becomes Memory /Bandcamp
I remember seeing this band in their early days, and they’ve become something of a alt-metal behemoth in the meantime.
/04-Feb 2022 / Sapphira Vee / Aerial Human /Bandcamp
Intriguing, dark trip-hop/industrial from an artist new to me.
/04-Feb 2022 / THANK / Thoughtless Cruelty /Bandcamp
A new Leeds-based noise-rock/post-punk band who have a lot to say.
/04-Feb 2022 / Venom Prison / Erebos /Century Media
One of the new breed of thrash metal bands, Venom Prison have now signed to Century Media and have a hell of a bright future, judging on this.
/04-Feb 2022 / Promenade Cinema / Remix Collection 1 /Bandcamp
Promenade Cinema release their first remix album, whose first half is frustratingly bogged down with identikit 4/4 thumps from uninspired remixers. The second half, that said, is worth the admission alone and sees far more interesting things done with what are still excellent songs.
/18-Mar 2022 / Cypress Hill / Back In Black /Amazon
The rap veterans are back with their tenth album.
/25-Mar 2022 / Kraftwerk / Kraftwerk – Remixes /Kling Klang Store
There is something actually new on this upcoming Kraftwerk release.
/15-Apr 2022 / Monuments / In Stasis /Official Artist Store
The post-metal band return with their new album.
/22-Apr 2022 / Kathryn Joseph / for you who are the wronged /Bandcamp
An album centred around past trauma, despite the beauty of her sound, this will doubtless be a tough listen.
/29-Apr 2022 / SCALPING / Void /Bandcamp
The Bristol collective release their debut album, building on the promise of previous releases and their wild live reputation.
/06-May 2022 / Dubstar / Two /Official Artist Store
The long-promised new Dubstar album is finally, nearly, here.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
/Tuesday Ten/477 is in the works for this week.
Coming up on 18-Feb, /A Certain Shade of Green/004 goes back down the 90s metal clubbing rabbit hole.
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten/476/Tracks of the Month/Jan 2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/475/In A Big Country
Songs about the countryside.
/Tuesday Ten/474/Which Side Are You On?
Songs about class.
/Tuesday Ten/473/Tracks of the Month/Dec 2021
Starting a new year, the best tracks of the past month
I return to livestreams for 2022 with the resurrection of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
I complete the 2021 round-up with the best albums of the year
I continue the 2021 round-up with the best tracks of the year
/Countdown/2021/Compilations and re-issues
I begin the 2021 round-up with the best compilations and re-issues
/Talk Show Host/074/Ruby – Lesley Rankine
Originally recorded in September, I have a long chat with Lesley Rankine about her various musical projects over the years.
/Tuesday Ten/472/Broken / Fixed
Songs about breaking and fixing.
/Tuesday Ten/471/Longer and Longer
Songs with really long one-word titles.
/Tuesday Ten/470/Tracks of the Month/Oct 2021
The best tracks of the past month