Another Friday, another round-up. As always this is a look at upcoming releases, relevant music news and upcoming events and gigs worth spending some of your time at. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I’m always on the lookout for more to include.
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amodelofcontrol.com began unveiling Countdown: 2018 this week – where I look at the best of the year across successive Tuesdays into December. I’ll be starting with the best compilations and re-issues, which was posted 27-Nov, followed by the best tracks, best albums and finally the best gigs of the year.
transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has resumed the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes here. The latest episode was released recently (transmission: 012), and transmission: 013 will be out soon. I’m currently having some issues with the podcast so please bear with me while I rebuild and get it live again.
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New and Upcoming Releases this week
We’re not far off at the end of the 2018 release schedule now, with the releases today. The long awaited album from Radioaktivists is out today (Radioakt One), and Matt Hart releases the third part of his Chaos Rising releases in the form of Chaos Rising 3. Then there is also the latest instalment of the Out of Line series in the form of Awake The Machines Vol. 8.
Another sign that we’re now looking at music for 2019 – a whole host of new tracks were released this week.
The Young Gods led the charge with Figure Sans Nom, then there is also Gesaffelstein’s Reset, the first brand-new Test Dept. material in twenty years in the form of the pummelling Landlord, and then it seems that Grimes has gone industrial rock on We Appreciate Power. Finally, too, the first track from the forthcoming Acretongue album Nocturne can now be heard too.
Also, news broke overnight that Faith No More appear to be back in the studio.
Also also, the latest Six By Seven re-issue project: The Things We Make on blue vinyl and, more importantly, a potential gig in Nottingham? SIGN.ME.UP.
Upcoming Club Nights and Events
Club of the Week
01-Dec: The BEST of RevolutioN 2009 – 2018 at Corporation, Sheffield
01-Dec: Carpe Noctum with Lizzie & the Banshees and Cauda Pavonis Live at The Library, Leeds
07-Dec: Dark Disco #29 – Celebrating 40 years to Bauhaus at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
07-Dec: achtung! Achtung! live USé (F) + djs at Aces and Eights, NW5
08-Dec: REPTILE at Nightclub Kolis, NW1
14-Dec: Exit the Grey IX at Northern Soul Bar & Kitchen (formerly The Hideaway), N19
31-Dec: New Year Tarantella at The Albany, W1W
01-Feb: Sentinel Vol. 8 at Zombie Shack, Manchester
08-Feb: Achtung! Achtung! live: Mitra Mitra at Aces and Eights, NW5
23-Feb: Bunker 13 at Eiger Studios, Leeds
Gig of the Week
06-Dec: Clawfinger Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
06-Dec: Angelbomb, Cyberwaste, Kape Kanaveral, Okuri Okami Live at The Dublin Castle, NW1
22-Dec: Akercocke Live at the Underworld, NW1
05-Jan: Nasty Noise Disco 2 – Qual, Synapscape, Thorofon, Gertrud Stein Live at Electrowerkz, N1
06-Jan: Sulpher with Sheep On Drugs and Matt Hart Live at The Lexington, N1
01-Feb: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Live at The Garage, N5
07-FebLebanon Hanover + Uncanny Valley Live at Studio 9294, E9
01-Mar: Laibach Live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, W12
16-Mar: Senser Live at Hoodoo’s, Croydon
21-Mar: Pist.On Live at O2 Academy Islington
22-Mar: Siglo XX Live at The 100 Club, W1
23-Mar: The Young Gods Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
29-Mar: Ventenner & Cold In Berlin Live at Thousand Island, N5
14-Apr: Aesthetic Perfection with Priest and Amelia Arsenic Live at O2 Academy Islington, N1
08-May: dEUS Live at Electric Ballroom, NW1
14-May: Samael Live at Underworld, Camden
01-Jun: She Past Away Live at The Dome, NW5
Other Music News
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are doing a 10th Anniversary tour in the Spring, while worth reading are this interview with Al Jourgensen, and also this about purportedly Africa’s first all-Black Black Metal band.
Two other articles worth reading: the kindness and thoughtfulness of Nick Cave’s Red Hand Files, and a musing on whether Britpop might have had a hand in Brexit…
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Countdown: 2018: Compilations and Re-issues
I begin the wrap-up of 2018 with the best in compilations and re-issues