/Welcome to the Future/150/Livestreams and new release round-up/06-Nov 2020

Back into lockdown, and this weekly release and events roundup reaches /150. There is still new music to enjoy, hence why I continue these Friday posts. 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/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 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.

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/This Week/New Releases

Jeremy Inkel’s posthumously completed solo album, Hijacker, gets it’s release at long last today, and it’s much more than just an industrial-techno sideline (although there are some bangers here). If you missed it, I talked about Jeremy’s musical life, and this release, at length with Chris Peterson on /Talk Show Host/066, that was recorded originally for Stay-In-Fest.

The longstanding Icelandic band SÓLSTAFIR return today with Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, continuing their work in the realms of dark, windswept metal that feels almost impossible to categorise – somewhere between doom, black metal and expansive prog. Ventenner, too, seem to defy pigeonholing on their excellent new album Hollow Storm, which takes them down a more alternative-rock sound that suits them very well.

An intriguing new release on ant-zen this week comes from anatoly grinberg and mark spybey, whose new album the failure of language is a mix of experimental electronics, blasts of noise and classical composition, and it is a strangely soothing album at the end of this stressful week.

Finally, also out this week – the latest post-punk band to reach my desk, The Sea at Midnight release their self-titled album today and it’s a solid release. Out on Monday, North-eastern industrial band Analogue Blood release Kill Those Beats, which is a wild release that takes in rave influences as much as it does industrial at points, and while it’s not all my bag, it’s an enjoyable listen.

With it being Bandcamp Friday again today, there’s a number of notable compilations and new singles to round up. London promoter Baba Yagas Hut – still reeling, needless to say, from the lack of gigs this year – have released a gigantic compilation that covers a whole host of bands they’ve worked with, while US-based experimental electronic label Nm5D mark their twentieth anniversary with compilation Twenty Years Away. Also, back in 2003, apparently, there was a compilation called HaLO: The Best of Madtown Electro and Synth, wrapping up what was a lively scene in Madison, WI. Matt Fanale has revisited this with HaLO2020.

The ever-excellent Randolph & Mortimer has released the Enjoy More EP today, both digitally and on ultra-limited vinyl and CD formats, and Ruby has continued her steady drip-feed of reworked Salt Peter tracks (the full album is now being released in January), with a pounding take on Pine today that is possibly the best of the reworkings yet. Then, also, Metroland side-project 808 DOT POP have released their final single from their excellent recent album, in the dual form of Kelvin (7300) and Kelvin (5600).

A really unexpected release today is of the first new System of A Down material in fifteen years or so, with a two-track release (Protect The Land & Genocidal Humanoidz), whose proceeds will go to Armenia Fund, to assist those affected by the latest war in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh. The two tracks are great, too, particularly the rampaging, staccato Genocidal Humanoidz.

Finally, too, Dean Garcia has released the latest in the Curve Bootlegs series, this time two versions of a savage Fait Accompli from Glastonbury 1992.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

A bit of a variety of new release announcements this week. John Fryer’s ever-prolific Black Needle Noise releases a covers album, These Mortal Covers, on 27-Nov, then into 2021, and on 19-Feb, Mogwai return with As The Love Continues, apparently the release date is almost exactly twenty-five years since their first release. Then a few weeks later, on 12-Mar, Rob Zombie returns with The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, and at least from the first single, it appears to be tripping (literally) back into his earlier days…

Finally, the unexpected return of :wumpscut:, it seems – a a teaser has gone up on Bandcamp for the apparently upcoming Fledermavs 303


/Upcoming/Gigs/Club Nights/Events

Obviously things change at short notice 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 updates, 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.

  • 27.11.2020 Livestream: BLAK FRIDAY // Angelspit / Biomechanimal / DJ Steve Nine / Mechanical Vein / Kalcyfr
  • 27.11.2020 Livestream: Virtual Goth Night
  • 27.11.2020 Livestream: Dancing and Laughing 6 - Peeping and Snooping
  • 27.11.2020 Livestream: Ø YEAH with DJ SASCHA // Special cover
  • 27.11.2020 Livestream: Disintegrate at Midnight
  • 28.11.2020 Livestream: Slimelight 2 channel special with bands
  • 28.11.2020 Livestream: Reza & Nikita's Devout DJ Session #25
  • 28.11.2020 Livestream: Live from Lockdown 8 w/ Mortasha Kinski & Mistress McCutchan
  • 28.11.2020 Livestream: Apocalypse:LOCKDOWN 33 - Virtual Club Night - Rock/Metal/Alt
  • 29.11.2020 Livestream: Sunday in Isolation #37
  • 30.11.2020 Livestream: Outlaw Vision - transmission from the wasteland of 3808
  • 01.12.2020 CANCELLED Gig: London: Pharmakon (Rescheduled)
  • 01.12.2020 Livestream: /TheKindaMzkYouLike/007
  • 02.12.2020 Livestream: Wednesdoof Greatest Hits
  • 02.12.2020 Livestream: Reza and Nikita's Devout DJ session - 80s & Guilty Pleasures v2
  • 03.12.2020 Livestream: Isolation #38
  • 03.12.2020 Livestream: CHAOS EMERGENCY DOOF BROADCAST NETWORK #49: ADVENT YOUR TIME
  • 04.12.2020 Livestream: Isolation - Dark Wave / Post-Punk Stream
  • 04.12.2020 Livestream: Disintegrate at Midnight
  • 05.12.2020 Livestream: Beat:Cancer @ Home - A day of live industrial/EBM bands & DJS
  • 05.12.2020 CANCELLED Club: Leeds: Carpe Noctum: The Sisters of Murphy
  • 06.12.2020 Livestream: Sunday in Isolation #38
  • 08.12.2020 Gig: London: Teeth of the Sea & The Utopia Strong
  • 09.12.2020 Livestream: Wednesdoof Greatest Hits
  • 10.12.2020 Livestream: Isolation #39
  • 10.12.2020 Livestream: /Stormblast/143
  • 11.12.2020 Livestream: Darkness before Christmas
  • 11.12.2020 Livestream: Cyber EVM 2.0 in aid of Slimelight
  • 11.12.2020 Livestream: Disintegrate at Midnight
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: Darkness before Christmas
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: Doomsday Online w/ The Infernal Sea, Vehement & Abduction
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: Pop Will Eat Itself
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: How Did I Get Here? - Alternative 80s night!
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: Spellbound Club Online Event Dec 2020
  • 12.12.2020 Livestream: Darklands Returns Online
  • 13.12.2020 Livestream: Darkness before Christmas
  • 16.12.2020 Livestream: Wednesdoof Greatest Hits
  • 18.12.2020 Livestream: Orange Goblin 25th Anniversary Live Stream
  • 18.12.2020 Livestream: Babes of the Eighties
  • 18.12.2020 Livestream: Disintegrate at Midnight
  • 19.12.2020 Livestream: Orange Goblin 25th Anniversary Live Stream
  • 19.12.2020 Livestream: Sentinel Online Edition
  • 19.12.2020 Livestream: POP Goes the 80s *Christmas Party*
  • 22.12.2020 Livestream: /TheKindaMzkYouLike/008/The Christmas Indie Disco
  • 23.12.2020 Livestream: Wednesdoof Greatest Hits
  • 26.12.2020 Livestream: Slimelight Boxing Day - 26th Dec 2020 - Online Slimelite
  • 15.01.2021 Livestream: A Certain Shade of Green/001
  • 05.02.2021 Gig: Glasgow: Front 242 (Rescheduled)
  • 06.02.2021 Gig: London: Front 242 (Rescheduled)
  • 01.03.2021 Gig: London: Swans (Rescheduled)
  • 02.03.2021 Gig: London: Swans (Rescheduled)
  • 03.03.2021 Gig: London: Swans (Rescheduled)
  • 23.03.2021 Gig: London: Eisbrecher (Rescheduled)
  • 27.03.2021 Gig: London: Aesthetic Perfection + As Sirens Fall & Sulpher plus 8Snake (Rescheduled)
  • 02.04.2021 Festival: Sheffield: Resistanz 2021 (Rescheduled)
  • 03.04.2021 Festival: Sheffield: Resistanz 2021 (Rescheduled)
  • 04.04.2021 Festival: Sheffield: Resistanz 2021 (Rescheduled)
  • 08.05.2021 Festival: London: Incineration Festival
  • 08.05.2021 Gig: London: A Love Parasite (all-dayer) (Rescheduled)
  • 13.05.2021 Gig: London: Jarboe + Peter Williamson (Rescheduled)
  • 14.05.2021 Gig: London: Jarboe + Peter Williamson (Rescheduled)
  • 22.05.2021 Gig: London: Grendel + Ventenner (Rescheduled)
  • 30.05.2021 Gig: Southend: Electronic Essex v2 (Rescheduled)
  • 03.06.2021 Gig: London: Bauhaus (Rescheduled)
  • 11.06.2021 Gig: London: SCALPING (rescheduled)
  • 15.07.2021 Gig: London: Godflesh + Cut Hands RESCHEDULED
  • 07.08.2021 Gig: London: The Birthday Massacre (Rescheduled)
  • 26.08.2021 Club: Bradford: Infest warm-up (rescheduled)
  • 27.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 28.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 29.08.2021 Festival: Bradford: Infest
  • 09.09.2021 Gig: London: Einstürzende Neubauten (Rescheduled)
  • 11.09.2021 Gig: London: Lebanon Hanover + Uncanny Valley (Rescheduled)
  • 18.09.2021 Gig: London: Covenant (Rescheduled)
  • 02.10.2021 Gig: London: Pop Will Eat Itself - Cure for Sanity 30th Anniversary Show RESCHEDULED
  • 23.10.2021 Gig: London: ACTORS
  • 31.10.2021 Gig: London: CLAN of XYMOX + Actors & Ash Code, Greenhaus plus The Insect (Rescheduled)

  • /amodelofcontrol.com/next week

    Look out for /Tuesday Ten/434, /Transmission/025 and potentially more if I have the time.

    The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up this week is /Stormblast/141 on Thursday.


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