There was a clear pattern to pretty much all of the suggestion threads that I initiated last year. In one way or another, they mostly linked to the situation we found ourselves in: our normal way of life upended, unable to travel or socialise in the usual ways for most of the past year. That […]
Bandcamp day again already, and yet again, there’s another big list of releases. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day for now, still, so I continue to wrap up […]
Lockdown might be over soon, who knows. But in the meantime, we continue with fortnightly editions of /Stormblast, and this week I was joined by my semi-regular cohort Xjort from Reign of Erebus.
Gosh, this year is flashing by somewhat – we’re into March already? Still, at least that means we might be edging closer to something resembling more like normality in the coming months, but in the meantime, I’m continuing my weekly /Tuesday Ten posts, and this week I’m looking again at the best music of the […]
Another quieter week this week, with a more “usual” list of new releases and upcoming announcements. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day for now, still, so I continue […]
24-Feb was determined to be International EBM Day a few years back (24/2 – geddit?), and so increasingly, it has become a day where the roots and history of the musical style are celebrated.
This week, as the Tuesday Ten series reaches a repeating number in the form of 444, I will now attempt this week’s post without repetition, deviation, or hesitation. Actually, maybe not. I’ll leave that to Just A Minute (which unexpectedly, to me at least, returned last night with Paul Merton at the helm).
A quieter week this week, with a more “usual” list of new releases and upcoming announcements (the last couple of weeks have taken hours to compile!). In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the […]
A quieter night than the last few, but still with interesting conversation and (hopefully) interesting new music amongst some old favourites.
As we continue in this strange new world, home-based entertainment is now the thing. So, I guess one of the benefits of the internet age is that we can do things online instead. This has allowed me to experiment a bit.
Very occasionally at this time of year – and I’ve done this less than I thought I had – I turn to a subject that might have something to do with Valentine’s Day. This year is another of those, mainly as I’m still digging through the variety of as-yet-unused suggestion threads, and there was an […]
Bandcamp Friday last week was so busy that I’ve got yet more releases from it to mention this week, and it’s busy enough anyway this week. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the […]
Digging back into my “to-do list” of /Tuesday Ten posts (I still have quite a few of those) was the order of the day again this week, mainly as I didn’t really want to continue with yet more lockdown-themed posts (unless I can come up with another one worthy of the time spent on it). […]
After some years of talking about it – and struggling to find a venue – Andy and I decided finally to bring /Rivet back in 2020, and in 2021, we’re back as long as lockdown allows.
The whole business of the side-project is something that has kept industrial artists busy pretty much since the genre was a thing. Some work brilliantly, some are instantly forgettable, and some have become better known than the parent project.
The first Friday of February, and it is Bandcamp Day once again – so there is a deluge of new releases and release announcements this week, perhaps more than I’ve ever had on one Friday to cover. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the order of the day for now, still, so […]
A really enjoyable evening playing extreme metal last night, with a good number of new songs played from 2021 releases, as well as a variety of old and new tracks otherwise. I’m conscious that I need to keep the night fresh with new music as much as possible, as the scene evolves.
One month, then, of what is likely to be a difficult year for many of us, is out of the way. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days start to get longer, it might stop raining quite so much, it even might get a bit warmer.
The last Friday of January, daylight is edging into the early evening, and maybe hints of Spring are starting to appear. Lockdown looks like it’s going to go on for a while yet, mind, festivals are beginning to be cancelled for the summer (again), and so livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be […]
After a few weeks of resuming lockdown-related /Tuesday Ten posts, I thought this week a diversion into something a little more frivolous might be needed. So I’m returning to an occasional subject of numbers.