/Welcome to the Future/127/Events, gigs and new release round-up/22-May 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/021, which starts on the letter N. /transmission/022 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

As usual, a couple of releases came to my attention after I went to press last week. Skinjob returned with their first new album in a long time, Displeasure, while Mari Kattman released the drink. single, too.

Onto this week: Empathy Test release Monsters, their follow-up to their well-received twin debut albums a couple of years back (a review to follow this week on /amodelofcontrol.com for this), and Portion Control have released their new album Head Buried (for a remarkably low price, even for WAV downloads). Scott Fox, Mika Godrijk and Mari Kattman team up as And Void on a self-titled album, and Blue Eyed Christ releases World on Fire.

Then, The Comet Line release their new Tortoiseshell EP, She Past Away mark ten years of music with X (and a stellar remix line-up), and IDLES have released glorious new single Mr Motivator.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

A good number of upcoming releases announced this week, too.

Solid Australian EBM group Caustic Grip release Toxic Rift on 19-Jun (you can hear it on Bandcamp already, and it’s great), System Syn return on 26-Jun with Once Upon a Second Act, and Statiqbloom release Beneath the Whelm on 10-Jul.

Then, Stabbing Westward are teaming up with producer John Fryer (who produced their much-loved first two albums) for the upcoming Wasteland.

/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. With it being a Bank Holiday this weekend, too, there are a stack of livestreams across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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/410, and the much delayed /But Listen/164 and /But Listen/165 (these will cover the new albums from Empathy Test and Brainclaw – both delayed due to a busy few weeks at work). Also, potentially, the beginning of /Countdown/2010s/Tracks, but that depends on progress this weekend.

Next week are more /amodelofcontrol.com livestreams – /Stormblast/131 on Thursday, and /Rivet/006 on Friday.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

/Tuesday Ten/409/Lazy
Songs of laziness, appropriate for lockdown listening
/But Listen/163/Doom In The Springtime
The new albums from Katatonia and Paradise Lost reviews
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/408/Conspiracy
Songs of warning
/Tuesday Ten/407/Tracks of the Month/Apr-20
The best tracks of the past month
/Talk Show Host/062/Jean-Marc Lederman
I talk to the Belgian electronic veteran about his latest project and his career
Rivet returns as a livestream
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/406/Warning!
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

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