A welcome to the many new readers of this page. This is the weekly Friday post, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects artists and music that I cover here.
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/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/019, which continues on the letter M. /transmission/020 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
There’s quite a few notable releases over this week.
Concrete Lung returned with their first album in a while earlier in the week, with The Ecstasy Of Emptiness (a review is in the works for this), while Body Count lead the charge today with their exceptional new album Carnivore, and My Dying Bride return after a break with The Ghost of Orion, that feels more personal then before.
London industrial artist Matt Hart keeps up his brisk release schedule with new EP Tales of Terra: Triolith, the ever-interesting Phantogram release Ceremony, and Anna Calvi has a new look at her excellent album Hunter, in the form of Hunted.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
The 2018 album of the year on /amodelofcontrol.com came from Promenade Cinema, and their keenly-awaited follow-up Exit Guides is out on 28-Mar.
While my wife’s least favourite band, American industrial-noise band W.A.S.T.E., return with There Is No Redemption this year, and there is a teaser video out that suggests that there is no let-up in their extreme sound. Bring it on!
Elsewhere: great news is that KANGA has signed to Artoffact, with an expanded version of the Eternal Daughter EP coming in April. Then, ex-Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato has released a killer new single, from his debut solo album Child Soldier: Creator of God coming later in the year – and the general feel is of a mechanised DEP (this is not a bad thing).
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Look out for /Tuesday Ten/399, /Into the Pit/211, and the return of /The Rearview Mirror.
/Memory of a Festival/034/10 Years of Chaos
Chaos Theory marked their tenth anniversary with a full day of bands, and I was there to cover it
/Tuesday Ten/398/Tracks of the Month/Feb-20
The best tracks of the past month
/Transmission/019/the a-z of industrial/m/part two
the podcast continues, the second episode on the letter M
/Talk Show Host/059/Teeth of the Sea
As they prepare to play 10 Years of Chaos this weekend, I talk to London band Teeth of the Sea
/Tuesday Ten/397/No Treasure But Hope
Songs of and about Hope
/Tuesday Ten/396/Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
Songs containing instructions
/Into The Pit/210/3TEETH and PIG
I reflect on the first notable tour of 2020 to reach London
/Tuesday Ten/395/Gods and Monsters (songs of mythology)
Songs that dig into different mythologies
/Tuesday Ten/394/Tracks of the Month/Jan-20
A bumper edition, with the best tracks of the past month
My first DJing of 2020, at a friend’s birthday.
Objectionable and unpleasant people in song
/Talk Show Host/058/Chaos Theory
I talk to the progressive London promoters as they prepare to mark ten years of shows
/Transmission/018/the a-z of industrial/m/part one
the podcast continues, starting at least three episodes on the letter M
/Tuesday Ten/392/I, Me, Mine
songs that are self-centred