/Welcome to the Future/137/Livestreams and new release round-up/31-Jul 2020

We keep going amid 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/022, which continues with the letter N. /transmission/023 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

Out this week: Chicago-based noise-rock/post-punk experimentalists Ganser release their second full-length album Just Look At That Sky, and it is a significant, brilliant step forward. There is a distinct feeling of dread and dischord threading through it, but conversely also has a fizzing energy throughout.

A band who only came to my attention recently is NYC-based Imperial Triumphant, who are probably best described as an art-deco jazz-black metal-psych-chaos ensemble and are an absolutely thrilling listen. Their exceptional new album Alphaville is out today, and I’m willing to put money on the fact that you will hear nothing else like this in 2020.

A fourth album out today is Into the Fire. the new album from Hallowed Hearts – the project from Alex Virlios (Blue Images) and Andrew Sega (Iris) – which is slick, mellowed out post-punk/goth, and I like it a lot.

In EPs out today, ESA has released the excellent, pounding Eat Their Young / The Scorn EP, while the excellent Drøne collective in Manchester have released a brutal MDD EP, Convene + Obey, that is twenty-minutes of punishing industrial-techno.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

As we nudge toward the usually busy autumn release season, the announcements are coming thick and fast. In date order:

An excellent release that arrived on my radar just too late to be featured in the last Tracks of the Month round-up – but will no doubt be featured next month – is from a Nairobi-based artist called Duma, whose album (also called Duma) is out on 07-Aug, and is a nasty, scorching blend of power-electronics and extreme metal textures.

Later in August, I LIKE TRAINS return with their first album in eight years on 21-Aug, KOMPROMAT. What I’ve heard of it so far is excellent. Tony Young’s Autoclav1.1 project is back with the brooding Nothing Outside on 28-Aug (look out for an interview with him on this site later in August), while another new band to me is the grinding industrial-metal of Black Magnet, whose new album Hallucination Scene is out on 04-Sep.

We’re not done: on 18-Sep, more English Black Metal from The Infernal Sea, and that new album Negotium Crucis is a nasty, brilliant piece of work. Expect to hear the title track at the next /Stormblast on Thursday. Then, on 25-Sep Anna von Hausswolff releases All Thoughts Fly, an entirely instrumental, pipe-organ based album. Then, finally, on 06-Nov, Icelanders SÓLSTAFIR return with Endless Twilight of Codependent Love.

/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. The below draws direct from a GCal I’ve long maintained, and 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 events listing below – click on the links to bring up the Calendar entry.

If you have updated, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.

One notable event coming up – with the postponement of this year’s Infest, there is a 12-hour Stay-in-Fest on Saturday 29-August. Stay tuned for further updates of what is going on that day.

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/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for /Tuesday Ten/420, and potentially other posts – however, work has meant I’ve had to dial back on writing a little recently.

The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up this week is /Stormblast/135 on Thursday.

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