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.
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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/020, which concludes the letter M. /transmission/021 will follow soon.
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/This Week/New Releases
It should be noted that it’s another day on Bandcamp today where all revenues go to artists (in other words, Bandcamp waive their fees). So get buying, and needless to say, where possible, all release links here are on Bandcamp.
The much-delayed new Brainclaw album, Deceptor is finally available from various places online. This was originally intended to be released in 2012 (!), but has been reworked since, and expect a review on /amodelofcontrol.com soon.
The new release from The Soft Pink Truth, Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?, is perhaps not quite as controversial as their last album (queer-disco takes on Black Metal), but is still worth a listen. As is I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep, the new album from Ghostpoet, and the intriguing new album from Katie Jane Garside, under the nom de guerre Liar, Flower (the album is geiger counter, and in part sees a return to the noisier elements of her past for the first time in a while).
The second part of the Apoptygma Berzerk B-sides/rarities collection, Disarm (B-Sides and Rarities), is also out today.
There are a whole host of new singles or tracks this week, too. Leading the charge is Cocksure, with the excellent Operation C.O.C.K.S.U.R.E. (and most of the Cracknation backcatalogue – although missing a number of Acumen Nation releases – is now on Bandcamp too).
This Is Radio Silence continue their series of EPs with the There Is No Time / Impermanence EP, while the excellent Dead Animal Assembly Plant, now signed to Armalyte, have released the new A Violent Breed EP in advance of their upcoming new album. And after some years away, there is more new Heavy Water Factory – a second EP release in a month – Going the Social Distance.
We’re not done. Then there is a new Ministry single, Cease2xist are back with Chrysalis, and a newish band from LA appear to be well worth checking out: the new single from Contracult Collective is WDYT, and expect to hear it tonight at /Rivet.
/This Week/Upcoming Releases
There are still new releases coming, and two were announced by Dais Records this week. The first is from experimental industrial/electro duo Wetware, whose new album Flail is out 26-Jun, and the second…members of Ceremony are part of new band Spice – whose self-titled debut comes out 17-July, and I really rather like the melodic, post-hardcore/post-punk of this – you can hear first single First Feeling now.
While gothic-doom band Draconian have announced their new album, Under A Godless Veil, out on 30-October. We don’t have to wait that long to hear a song, though – Lustrous Heart is released next Tuesday.
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.
Look out for /Tuesday Ten/407, /But Listen/163 and /But Listen/164, /Talk Show Host/062 and also tonight: /amodelofcontrol.com Livestreams /Rivet/005.
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
Songs of warning
/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