/Welcome to the Future/123/Events, gigs and new release round-up/24-Apr 2020

We keep going in the lockdown. There are new releases, and still new music coming through, and buying music right now is the only way we can help. The events listing is still being updated, but obviously an awful lot is being postponed, cancelled or changed right now.

/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/020, which concludes the letter M. /transmission/021 will follow soon.

You can also get it via RSS, on iTunes, on Stitcher, and is also now available on the Google Podcasts App (search “amodelofcontrol”) and Spotify too.

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).

/This Week/New Releases

An addition to last week’s releases is the excellent new album from psych-black metallers Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kynsi.

Album of the week is easily City Burials from Katatonia, their best album since Viva Emptiness, and I’ll be offering more opinion on this in due course.

Elsewhere, KANGA releases a new, expanded version of the Eternal Daughter EP, while Snog releases Lullabies For The Lithium Age, and HANTE. continues with Fierce Remixes and More.

Also out today are a number of new songs – two key members of Red Snapper with something new in the form of new group NUMBERS, the first track released is Titan Shuff (album Binary is to come), while Mind.in.a.box have unexpectedly released a new song (credited also to side-project THYX), called Television Nation. Also out today is a new Empathy Test track, the title track from their new album Monsters, a review of that album is in the works for this site.

Finally, the latest Industrial supergroup, NUKES, have released their first new material. The two-track Death Sky release is out now.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

Due next week (01-May), Apoptygma Berzerk release their second recent compilation, Disarm (B-Sides and Rarities) (the previous release, Faceless Fear (B-Sides and Rarities), came out at the start of April).

Also announced this week: Mushroomhead return with A Wonderful Life on 19-Jun, while further in advance (30-Oct, no less), romantic doomsters Draconian release Under A Godless Veil.

Also, Rabbit Junk return today with the marvellous Bits and Razors, the first taste from upcoming album Xenospheres, due in October.

/Upcoming/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

Obviously things have rather changed right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.

This weekly listing has now seen a significant overhaul, and has moved over to a Shareable calendar format that is embedded below. You can add it to your own calendar views if you wish (GCal link, iCal link), and then you will get dynamic updates as I get them. Otherwise see the embedded calendar below.

If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above.

/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for /Tuesday Ten/407, /But Listen/163, and also two /amodelofcontrol.com Livestreams. /Stormblast/129 on 30-April, and /Rivet/005 on 01-May.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/405/No Good Advice
Songs either offering or rejecting advice
/But Listen/162/Promenade Cinema/Exit Guides
The Sheffield duo’s second album reviewed
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Transmission/020/the a-z of industrial/m/part three
the podcast continues, the second episode on the letter M
/Tuesday Ten/404/Not Found
Songs of lost and found
The top 20 albums of the decade
/Talk Show Host/061/Rotersand
I catch up with industrial optimists Rotersand.
Part four of the best albums of the past decade
/Tuesday Ten/403/Tracks of the Month/Mar-20
The best tracks of the past month
Part three of the best albums of the past decade
Part two of the best albums of the past decade
/Talk Show Host/060/Then Comes Silence
I talk to the band who’ve released one of the best albums of the year so far
/Tuesday Ten/402/Pumping Iron
Songs about fitness
Part one of the best albums of the past decade

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