Hopefully back to weekly postings from now on, and probably a good thing, judging by the enormous number of releases being covered this week.
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 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!
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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases announced this week
/Album of the Week
/29-Apr 2022 / SCALPING / Void /Bandcamp
Bristol industrial-rock-techno crew SCALPING have been building a buzz through some formidable singles and a reputedly scorching (and deafeningly loud) live show – and they release their debut album today, which builds on previous work to create a sound quite unlike anyone else. They play a headline show at fabric (gulp) next week, that I’ll be at.
/22-Mar 2022 / Sakis Tolis / Among The Fires of Hell /Bandcamp
Sakis Tolis turns away a little from Rotting Christ for a solo album that takes some unexpected turns.
/15-Apr 2022 / Apache Helicopter / No Tribe EP /Spotify
Martial industrial out of Kent.
/15-Apr 2022 / The Crystal Method / The Trip Out /Streaming Links
The thundering Big Beat power of The Crystal Method brings in a host of guest vocalists.
/22-Apr 2022 / Blind Passenger / Teamwork /Bandcamp
German electro-pop with a host of collaborations.
/22-Apr 2022 / Bob Vylan / Bob Vylan Presents The Price of Life /Bandcamp
Searing, political punk-grime that has rightly gained a lot of attention.
/22-Apr 2022 / Greyhound / Insomnia /Bandcamp
The latest aural weaponry from Greyhound.
/22-Apr 2022 / I Speak Machine / War /Bandcamp
A number of people I know have been absolutely raving about this album, and initial listens suggest the hype is correct. Fascinating electro-industrial-trip-hop is probably about as good a description I can give right now…
/22-Apr 2022 / In The Nursery / Humberstone /Bandcamp
Sheffield’s legendary industrialists continue their explorations.
/22-Apr 2022 / Kathryn Joseph / for you who are the wronged /Bandcamp
Even more introspective than her last album, but no less fascinating and elegant.
/22-Apr 2022 / LAST DAYS OF S.E.X. / Overstimulation /Bandcamp
Like Greyhound, more brutal noise from HANDS.
/22-Apr 2022 / Spiritualized / Everything Was Beautiful /Bandcamp
Being lauded as the best Spiritualized album in a couple of decades (yes, since that one) is some accolade – I’ve held off listening to it until I buy it this weekend…
/22-Apr 2022 / synapscape / The Stable Mind /Bandcamp
Synapscape continue their quest to sound like no-one else on ant-zen and elsewhere.
/22-Apr 2022 / Undeath / It’s Time…To Rise From The Grave /Bandcamp
Quite simply the best death metal I’ve heard this year.
/22-Apr 2022 / Various Artists / FORMS OF HANDS 21 /Bandcamp
A belter of a comp this year for the returning festival.
/23-Apr 2022 / The Lord / Forest Nocturne /Bandcamp
Greg Anderson heads into new – and loud – realms as The Lord.
/29-Apr 2022 / dälek / Precipice /Bandcamp
NJ experimental hip-hop heroes dälek come back swinging.
/29-Apr 2022 / IRIS / Wrath (Special Edition) /Dependent Store
A sprawling re-issue and remaster of the 2005 IRIS album.
/29-Apr 2022 / Rammstein / Zeit /Official Artist Store
After a decade between albums last time, lockdown has given us the next after just three. It’s Rammstein, what else do I need to say?
/29-Apr 2022 / Röyksopp / Profound Mysteries /Official Artist Store
More from the ever-wonderful Röyksopp at last.
/29-Apr 2022 / Tenebra / Moongazer /Cargo Records
Italian stoner metal that absolutely kicks.
/29-Apr 2022 / Watain / The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain /Bandcamp
Swedish Black Metal villains Watain are back with an album as dramatic as the title.
/30-Apr 2022 / Crystal Geometry / I Stare Into Darkness /Bandcamp
Industrial techno that leans into using guitars? Hmm…
/06-May 2022 / Jo Quail / The Cartographer /Bandcamp
Jo Quail’s long-planned commission for Roadburn finally gets released.
/06-May 2022 / Paradox Obscur / Morphogenesis /Bandcamp
Dark synth-electro coming your way.
/01-Jul 2022 / Then Comes Silence / Hunger /Official Artist Store
The last album Machine was outstanding, I’m hoping for great things from this one.
/15-Jul 2022 / Orbital / 30 Something /Official Artist Store
Orbital take a different approach to mark 30 years.
/15-Jul 2022 / Stephen Mallinder / tick tick tick /Bandcamp
Mal returns with another album of apparently varied sounds, the lead single is fantastic.
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.
Coming up this week will be /Tuesday Ten/489, with the best tracks of the past month. Look out for news of a handful of livestreams that I’ve got planned, too – announcements this week.
/Tuesday Ten/488/Sell Out
When alternative artists start writing pop songs.
/Tuesday Ten/487/Let’s Go Dark
Songs about the dark.
Songs about the light.
/Tuesday Ten/485/Tracks of the Month/Mar-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/484/Fifteen Years
Celebrating fifteen years of my /Tuesday Ten series.
/Tuesday Ten/483/My Country
Songs about National Identity.
Songs about breaking the rules and/or cheating.
/Talk Show Host/076/iVardensphere
An interview with Scott Fox about his industrial-tribal project iVardensphere.
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten/481/Up the Down Escalator
Songs that go up and down.
/Talk Show Host/075/Collide
An interview with darkwave/industrial veterans Collide
/Tuesday Ten/480/Tracks of the Month/Feb-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/479/Stormy Clouds
Songs about storms.