Welcome to the Future: 023: Music news and new release round-up 05-January 2018

The first Friday of 2018, and amodelofcontrol.com rumbles back into life. Starting with…this week’s round-up of music coming your way in 2018 (that’s relevant to this ‘site, anyway), and a look at what is coming next here, too. It’s all about the future. Well, mostly.

Welcome to the Future: 023
Music news and new release round-up 05-January 2018

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Welcome to the Future: 022
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A reminder that amodelofcontrol has at last begun a podcast series. It is – to start with at least – the a-z of industrial, and tranmission: 001 and transmission: 002 are now online. You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher. transmission: 003 will be available at some point in the next week.

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).

New Releases for 2018

Longer-term readers of amodelofcontrol.com will know that I do a round-up of forthcoming music for the year each January, and this year is no exception. All information and releases, of course, come with a health-warning that they may change release dates, names, or may not even happen at all (there is at least one that has now featured multiple times on this annual list…), and the information given here is provided with the best of intentions.

01-Jan: Caustic – American Carrion
12-Jan: Lionhearts – Companion
12-Jan: Severed Heads – Brave New Waves session
19-Jan: Psyche – Brave New Waves session
19-Jan: The Jazz Butcher – Brave New Waves session
19-Jan: Meat Beat Manifesto – Impossible Star
19-Jan: Cesium_137 – Rise to Conquer
26-Jan: Cardinal Noire – Deluge
26-Jan: Machine Head – Catharsis
26-Jan: Rabbit Junk – Rabbit Junk Will Die: Meditations on Mortality (teaser “trailer” now online on FB)
02-Feb: IAMX – Alive In New Light
02-Feb: The Soft Moon – Criminal
09-Feb: V>LH>LL – Grimoire
09-Feb: Street Sects – Things Will Be Better in Hell 7″
09-Feb: Images in Vogue – Incipience 1: Lost First LP / Bullfrog Demos
02-Mar: Anna von Hausswolf – Dead Magic
02-Mar: Superorganism – self-titled
09-Mar: ACTORS – It Will Come To You
09-Mar: Ritualz – Doom
09-Mar Ministry – AmeriKKKant
09-Mar Levellers – We The Collective
06-Apr Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile

VAST (Feb)
ESA – That Beast (March)
Belly – DOVE (May)

My Bloody Valentine – TBC (recent Pitchfork interview with Kevin Shields)
CHVRCHES – TBC (comments from the band about it)
Sulpher – TBC (no, honestly – Christmas Day FB post confirms!)
A Perfect Circle – TBC (new track Disillusioned appeared this week)
Sunna – TBC (an excellent new track Swimming With Snakes was released in demo form before Christmas)
M‡яc▲ll▲ – Chiral (an EP preceded it over Christmas)
ohGr – Tricks
HAEX – The Ether, The Abyss, and The Void

2nd Face – TBC
Ganser – TBC
John Grant/Wrangler – TBC
Life Cried – TBC
Mr.Kitty – TBC
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – TBC
Pig Destroyer – TBC
The Rain Within – TBC
Rammstein – TBC
Randolph & Mortimer – TBC
Spit Mask – TBC
Strvngers – TBC
Tapewyrm – TBC
Tool – TBC (yeah, I know)
Will Haven – TBC
Wire Spine – TBC
Young Fathers – TBC

Upcoming gigs and clubs

As always let me know if you want your event featured. To make things a little clearer, I’ve split club and gig nights out.

Upcoming Club Nights

05-Jan: Occulture at The Albany, W1
05-Jan: No Tears 8 at Haunt, N16
05-Jan: Ultramega Grunge Night: Brothers In Chains and Radio Seattle at Big Red, N7
06-Jan: ReVolution at Corporation, Sheffield
12-Jan: Scared to Dance: Pulp Special at The Victoria, E8
12-Jan: WAIT & BLEED – Night of 00s Metal, NuMetal, Alt Anthems at Electric Ballroom, NW1
20-Jan: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, N19
20-Jan: Yesterday’s Shadow at The Pack & Carriage, NW1
27-Jan: Asylum at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
03-Feb: Club 80s at The Three Compasses, EC1
03-Feb: Sentinel Vol. 4 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
09-Feb: Dead and Buried at Nightclub Kolis, N19
17-Feb: Mondlicht III at The Albany, W1
24-Feb: The Light Pours Out of Me at Orleans, N4

Upcoming Gigs

12-Jan: Watain Live at The Dome, NW5
12-Jan: Desperate Journalist Live at Old Blue Last, EC2
14-Jan: Batushka Live at Islington Assembly Hall, N1
22-Jan: Myrkur Live at St John on Bethnal Green, E2
28-Jan: EMP Resistance Tour (incl. Hatebreed and Madball among others) at O2 Forum Kentish Town, NW5
03-Feb: Das Ich Live at Electrowerkz, N1
08/09/10-Feb: Deliquium | Sound Art Triennial (Line-up includes WINTERKÄLTE, Ah-Cama Sotz, Gnaw Their Tongues and a great many more) Live at Electrowerkz, N1
03-Mar: IAMX Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
07-Mar: Electro Brain Disaster II (DeathBoy, Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, MAENG DA + Noteherder & Mc Cloud, Gardner+Salnikov) Live at Black Heart, NW1
10-Mar: Inertia 25th Anniversary Live at Electrowerkz, N1
17-Mar: Covenant + Empathy Test Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1

Other things

New legislation, at long last, has finally been introduced to stop touts buying enormous numbers of tickets by bots. Quite how many loopholes it will have, and how effective it will be, are questions that need answering, perhaps, but this is at least a step in the right direction.

In terms of events further ahead, Whitby Goth Weekend is 27/28/29-April, Infest is 24/25/26-August (and it’s the twentieth anniversary), and Goth City 3: Season of the Witch is 11-October through to 21-October. Look out for line-up news in due course for all of these.

amodelofcontrol.com content in the past few weeks

Countdown: 2017
The amodelofcontrol.com round-up of 2017, in four posts.
Transmission: the amodelofcontrol.com podcast
The a-z of Industrial begins with, of course, a and b, in the first two posts.

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