Just one week to Infest, and while we wait, here’s this week’s new release roundup.
This post 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
/Album of the Week
19-Aug 2022 / SRSQ / Ever Crashing /Bandcamp
Kennedy Ashlyn returns with a second SRSQ album, and it is an utterly sublime, overwhelming album – as they have concocted a glorious, romantic shoegaze-darkwave whole that has almost infinite depth sonically, and of course is anchored by Ashlyn’s extraordinary vocal range.
15-Jul 2022 / Hissing / Hypervirulence Architecture /Bandcamp
An album I missed until recently, but need to mention – avant-garde extreme metal of a shocking intensity from start to finish.
15-Aug 2022 / BILE / Pot Farmer Vol. 2 /Bandcamp
The sonic terrorists return with their trademark, swampy industrial sound and an unusual concept.
19-Aug 2022 / Heilung / Drif /Season of Mist Store
Heilung return with a third dose of “amplified history” that has so captivated audiences in recent years.
19-Aug 2022 / RROYCE / Rroarr /Official Artist Store
German electro-industrial that was such fun at Infest a few years back, and this new album is even better than their previous work.
19-Aug 2022 / Russian Circles / Gnosis /Bandcamp
Russian Circles continue on their steady journey, here with their trademark, thunderous post-metal accompanied by perhaps more reflective pieces than they’ve attempted in a while.
30-Sep 2022 / Alice in Chains / Dirt (30th Anniversary Edition) /Official Artist Store
The deep, dark 1992 masterpiece from Alice In Chains gets the inevitable re-issue treatment for the 30th Anniversary.
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/502, and on Tuesday, in the days prior to the return of Infest, I’ll be previewing the festival with /Circling Overland /003 – playing music from bands that have played Infest over the years. Then, of course, /amodelofcontrol.com will be reporting from Infest over the Bank Holiday Weekend.
/Tuesday Ten/501/Infest 2022 Preview
I look ahead to this weekend’s return of Infest.
//DJ /Guest /101 /Church of Madness Vs DJ:Traumahound & DJ Source-(E:)
My first in-person DJ appearance in quite some time.
/Tuesday Ten/500/Tellin’ Stories
The five hundredth /Tuesday Ten looks at stories in song form.
/Memory of A Festival/035/Goth City 6
My thoughts on Goth City in Leeds last month.
/Tuesday Ten/499/Tracks of the Month/Jul-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/498/Pump Up The Volume
Songs about volume.
My livestreams for 2022 continue with the latest installment of /TheKindaMzkYouLike
/Tuesday Ten/497/It’s Oh So Quiet
Songs about quiet.
/Tuesday Ten/496/You Are Free (To Do As We Tell You)
Songs about freedom of choice.
/Tuesday Ten/495/Tracks of the Month/Jun-2022
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/494/Now There’s Nothing
Songs about nothing.
/Tuesday Ten/493/I’m So Excited
Songs about excitement and thrills