Stay-In-Fest and the Bank Holiday are already in the rearview mirror, and we’re now inching toward autumn, and the usual packed release schedule as things ramp up again. Today I bring you a fully updated events listing, a host of releases today on Bandcamp Friday, and the first of my interviews from Stay-In-Fest fully transcribed.
In the meantime, here’s the usual wrap of new music and suchlike this week.
/Livestreams and new releases 03-Sep 2021
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Look out, in a few months time, for the usual /amodelofcontrol.com round-up of 2021 – /Countdown. I’ll be looking at the best albums, best tracks, and best compilations and re-issues, on the Tuesdays in December up to Christmas.
/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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/Releases out today or recently
/Upcoming releases announced this week
Defeat vs. Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand / Loyalty / Not A God /Bandcamp
Actually released a couple of weeks back, this is a new split EP.
Byronic Sex & Exile / Unrepentant Thunder /Bandcamp
Joel Heyes made quite a splash at Stay-In-Fest last week, and here’s his new album.
Manic Street Preachers / The Ultra Vivid Lament /Bandcamp
The latest Manics album as they continue their late-career renaissance.
Stoneburner / Apex Predator /Bandcamp
Does Steven Archer ever stop?
V▲LH▲LL / NEVERSLEEP /Bandcamp
The ghostly, Witch House-originating V▲LH▲LL are back with their new album
Wingtips / Cutting Room Floor /Bandcamp
Pop-goth from this American duo.
<PIG> / Pain Killer /Bandcamp
The remix album to follow the recent <PIG> album.
Bootblacks / Thin Skies Remixed /Bandcamp
Thin Skies was an outstanding album last year, and here’s a remix album that offers some interesting perspectives on it.
Silverfish / Fat Axl /Bandcamp
A long-overdue reissue and remaster for a cult album.
10-Sep 2021 / Various Artists / Forms of Hands 20 /Bandcamp
The 20th edition of the legendary Forms of Hands series of compilations
08-Oct 2021 / SCALPING / Flood Remixed /Bandcamp
SCALPING’s much anticipated London show this week was postponed again this week (now 16-Sep), and in the meantime, a fascinating remix album has been announced.
05-Nov 2021 / Headless Nameless / Ominus Spiritus /Bandcamp
Members of Encephalon are involved in this very different project.
26-Nov 2021 / Negură Bunget / Zău /Bandcamp
The final album from this Romanian extreme metal band.
11-Feb 2022 / Zeal & Ardor / Zeal & Ardor /Bandcamp
The much-anticipated third album from Zeal & Ardor was announced this week, the first release confirmed for 2022 thus far.
“soon” / Forma Tadre / Geiger’s Day /Bandcamp
Not online at the time of writing, but pre-orders are due to start today.
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.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
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.
/Tuesday Ten/464 will come this week, and look out for more of my contributions on the Stay-In-Fest stream (those interviews will be added to /amodelofcontrol.com in the coming weeks).
/Talk Show Host/073/SPECTRES at Stay-In-Fest
The first of a number of interviews coming this month, this is with Vancouver band SPECTRES, recorded originally for Stay-In-Fest broadcast last week.
/Tuesday Ten/463/Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Songs about loneliness
/Tuesday Ten/462/A Time and A Place
Songs about landmarks
/Tuesday Ten/461/Cocktails for Two
Songs about cocktails.
/Tuesday Ten/460/Tracks of the Month/Jul 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Considering the risk of club and gig-going right now as things open up.
The last of my regular livestreams bows out, only one special left in August.
/Tuesday Ten/459/Don’t Fight It, Feel It
Songs with indeterminate themes.
The final /Stormblast in the current run.
/Tuesday Ten/458/Tracks of the Month/Jun 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Extreme metal every other Thursday
Back to the regular livestreams…