/Welcome to the Future/152/Livestreams and new release round-up/20-Nov 2020

Back into lockdown, and this weekly release and events roundup keeps on going. There is still new music to enjoy, hence why I continue these Friday posts, and indeed I’m now deep in the process of working out the best music of the year. 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.

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/This Week/New Releases

As usual, firstly, a release that I missed last week: Belarussian post-punks Molchat Doma released their new album Monument (and it’s excellent, too).

Onto this week, and there is once again a number of notable releases. Firstly, the first new material under the Cabaret Voltaire name for a long, long time – nowadays just Richard H. Kirk, of course, but the initial songs from Shadow of Fear suggest an impressive release that certainly nods back to later period Cabs (I’m waiting until my vinyl copy arrives this week before listening to the whole thing!).

Other releases this week: <PIG> is back with the excellent Pain Is God, the usual mix of glam style, industrial rock, sex and religion from Raymond Watts, and it’s stuffed with great songs. Featuring a member of Cult of Luna, and an ex-member of Ghost, Swedish post-metal group pg.lost release their new album Oscillate today, which is a dark, glowering beast of an album – and if you like post-metal sounds, well worth your time. Still from Sweden, Refused release The Malignant Fire EP, which going on the lead track (a recent /Track of the Month on this site) is worth the purchase alone. Then, My Dying Bride release a new EP, Macabre Cabaret, which is an excellent three-track release (and to my ears rather better than their album earlier in the year).

At last! Ahead of the release of Mirror, their first album in a long time, in January, Imperative Reaction have released first single Glass. It’s a more reflective, less punchy IR than before, at least on the evidence of this song, but it is still them.

Last year’s track of the year holders have a new song out. SCALPING are now signed to fabric’s Houndstooth label, and the new track Deadlock continues their exploration at the meeting point between post-rock, industrial electronics and techno, and it’s absolutely great.

Underworld have revisited and remastered their Rez/Cowgirl performance from Reading 1996, and it’s available as a free download – and well worth your time, as it sounds absolutely amazing.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

The 2021 releases are now coming thick and fast (there will be the usual, full round-up of music to expect in 2021 in the first week of January). Among those announced this week have been the long-expected new album from Fïx8:Sëd8, The Inevitable Relapse, which comes on 22-Jan. Judging on the excellent lead single pROGNOSIs, it’s going to be another densely-mixed, electro-industrial head-trip (they are also phenomenal live).

Another band returning soon are the rejuvenated Dubstar, with new single I Can See You Outside out next Friday, in advance of album Two in 2021.

A fascinating new release on DAIS (19-Feb 2021) announced this week comes from Pierce With Arrow, whose debut Shatter appears to be some intriguing, deep-concept dark electronics. The lead single In The Depths of His Eyes had me immediately hankering for more.


/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/436 – the last /Tuesday Ten of 2020 before I start on /Countdown/2020 in December – /Transmission/025 (no, really) 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/142 on Thursday and /Rivet/012 on Friday.


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