/Welcome to the Future/153/Livestreams and new release round-up/27-Nov 2020

Nearly out of another lockdown – and back into Tiers – and this weekly release and events roundup keeps on going. 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.

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

Not too many releases this week. One particularly notable release, though, comes from DEF NEON, who were an impressive opener at Infest the other year, and their much-anticipated second album, War Beats, is out today. Like their previous material, it is an impressive, genre-straddling release that mixes classic rock, synthpop, bass music and has a pop sensibility unusual in “our” scene. Then, hardcore veterans Hatebreed return with Weight of the False Self, and why yes, it sounds exactly as you’d expect. But then, why fix what isn’t broken?

An intriguing recommendation from a friend in the Pacific North West is Black Agent, whose old-school industrial, acid-techno-influenced sound is really quite great. New EP Acid 2 Body is out now.

A couple of releases I’d neglected to include until now: John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise project has released a covers album, These Mortal Covers, while Justin Broadrick’s Jesu project has new album Terminus out.

As noted last week, Dubstar released their new single this morning, the quite lovely, surprisingly upbeat I Can See You Outside.

/This Week/Upcoming Releases

Scotland’s greatest miserablists, Arab Strap, release their first new album in sixteen years on 05-Mar, As Days Get Dark. The new single has a video that is best watched on Bandcamp – it’s very NSFW – and feels like old Arab Strap again. Fine by me.

Coming next week on Cleopatra is the latest in their Unquiet Grave series, with The Unquiet Grave 2020, a compilation produced and compiled by Athan Maroulis, and features a host of “dark” bands from across the spectrum.

/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.

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/amodelofcontrol.com/next week

Look out for the beginning of /Countdown/2020 on Tuesday, as well as /Transmission/025 (no, really, we actually have it scheduled to record this weekend) and potentially more if I have the time.

The next upcoming livestreams from /amodelofcontrol.com can always be found here. Coming up this week /Rivet/012 tonight, and /TheKindaMzkYouLike/007 on Tuesday.

/amodelofcontrol.com/recent content

My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/436/Tiny Changes
Songs about the immediate future, an appropriate way to close the /Tuesday Ten series for 2020 (it’ll be back in the new year)
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/435/Buy Now…Saved Later
Songs about buying and selling
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/434/Rock the Vote
Musicians who’ve entered politics
/Tuesday Ten/433/Tracks of the Month/Oct-20
The best tracks of the past month
/Tuesday Ten/432/The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect
Songs about hair (and hats)
/DJ/Guest/099/Chaos Judder Doof Fest 2020 – 24-Oct 2020
I joined Lee Chaos’ weekend-long online stream with my 99th guest DJ slot
/DJ/Stormblast/140/40 Years of Extreme Metal
A special with a song from each year, 1980-2020
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Tuesday Ten/431/In These Shoes
Songs about footwear
Rivet returns as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/430/Dressed for Success
Songs about clothing
/Tuesday Ten/429/Some Guys Have All The Luck
Songs about luck
/Transmission/024/the a-z of industrial/p/part one
The latest instalment of the /amodelofcontrol.com podcast
My old extreme metal night returned as a livestream
/Tuesday Ten/428/Tracks of the Month/Sep-20
The best tracks of the past month
A new livestream with a different, Alternative, focus to my other streams
/Talk Show Host/069/The Foreign Resort
I talk with The Foreign Resort about touring, festivals and the scene
/Tuesday Ten/427/Secrets
Songs about secrets

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