The tenth part of Transmission, the a-z of industrial. This continues our look at industrial music, and is this week continuing all about bands beginning with “g” and “h”.
Regular readers will be well used to this by now – at the end of each year, I round up my year in music over the course of successive weeks. This year there will be five posts, the dates of which are shown below. I’ve not had the time to write as many reviews as […]
The concept of the devil in popular music has been around at least as far back as early blues legend Robert Johnson, who was of course reputed to have made a faustian pact with the devil to become famous.
Björn Alexander Brem’s Gothminister have remarkably been around for over ten years now. They first gained real attention with the stellar singles from their debut album (the grandiosely titled Gothic Electronic Anthems), and indeed such was the quality of the album that it was stacked full of potential singles right to the end. Sadly over […]
May already? Time for my usual roundup of ten great tracks you should hear from the past month. Playlists: Spotify YouTube Track of the Month Skindred Warning Union Black Benji Webbe has been around on the metal scene now for a good many years. First as the vocalist of ragga/(heavy) metallers Dub War, and then […]
Last night’s Gothminister and Das Ich gig was pretty strange. The turnout wasn’t too bad, although as always the small room at Corp got uncomfortably warm over the course of the gig.
I’ve been waiting to see Gothminister for a while, and they really didn’t disappoint last night. Little room, of course, for their legendary stage antics and costume changes, so the Gothminister himself stuck to just the one outfit. No real problem, as it was still a treat visually, and even better was the music.
I viewed Gothminister with something of suspicion first time around. Surely it was all tongue-in-cheek, right? The more I listened, the less it seemed to be. But then, with an album called Gothic Electronic Anthems – and to actually have an album stuffed full of them – made such points moot.