Another strong set of releases to cover 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 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!
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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases announced this week
/29-Apr 2022 / Heriot / Profound Morality /Bandcamp
Twenty minutes that covers sludge metal, grindcore, industrial noise and a few other points between.
/29-Apr 2022 / Various Artists / Procession Magazine Presents...The Unquiet Grave: The Final Chapter /Bandcamp
Another giant goth and industrial compilation.
/06-May 2022 / Arcade Fire / WE /Official Artist Store
More skyscraping indie anthems from this most brilliant of bands.
/06-May 2022 / Jo Quail / The Cartographer /Bandcamp
An enthralling work of alternative-classical music.
/06-May 2022 / Paradox Obscur / Morphogenesis /Bandcamp
Intriguing dark synths sounds from this duo.
/06-May 2022 / The Cassandra Complex / The Plague /Bandcamp
The first new CX album in a long time, and it continues their unusual sound that straddles goth, darkwave and industrial (as well as a few other things) – a very solid release.
/06-May 2022 / Various Artists / Wasteland: Volume 3 /Bandcamp
Goth City presents another charity compilation, with proceeds going to Positive Action For Refugees & Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS).
/27-May 2022 / <PIG> / Baptise Bless & Bleed /Bandcamp
A new EP from Raymond Watts – the title track is a classic piece of sleazy industrial-gospel from the master of it.
/10-Jun 2022 / downset. / MAINTAIN /Nuclear Blast Store
The rap/hardcore lifers return with their first new material in eight years.
/15-Jul 2022 / …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead / XI: Bleed Here Now /Streaming Links
Album number eleven for these Texan chaos merchants.
/19-Aug 2022 / ACTORS / Reanimated /Bandcamp
The debut release from ACTORS gets an extended, remastered spruce up, including the fan favourite Post Traumatic Love.
/09-Sep 2022 / The Afghan Whigs / How Do You Burn? /Official Artist Store
New Afghan Whigs is always welcome ’round here.
/07-Oct 2022 / Headswim / Flood Redux /Official Artist Store
The anticipated reissue of this somewhat overlooked nineties gem has come alongside an unexpected reformation gig in October.
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/490, and my livestreams begin another round of tentative returns with /TheKindaMzkYouLike/019 on Tuesday.
/Tuesday Ten/489/Tracks of the Month/Apr-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/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