Industrial metal band Our Frankenstein has just unleashed their new video for the single "Illuminate".
‘Illuminate’ is a song about finding the light that can exist in a barren and hopeless wasteland while building a better future for yourself. It's about forging forward and discovering the strength in yourself to move on past a difficult time in your life.
"Illuminate" is available on all major streaming platforms including Bandcamp.
On this day, 33 years ago, MOEV released its fourth album, Head Down (8 August 1990). It was their last album released on Nettwerk Records and the last one featuring singer Dean Russell, who died in 1994 of complications due to AIDS. In an interview Dean Russell once explained what the name of the band meant, he stated that "Mauve - M.A.U.V.E is a pretty purplish pink, and Moev - M.O.E.V. is the colour of insanity". After Dean's passing the band took a 10 years break and returned in 2011 with a new studio album Ventilation. In 2014 they released their, up to today, latest album "One Minute World, albeit only in digital format.
The album features Sarah McLachlan on backing vocals on a few tracks.
MOEV - Head/Down (1990 LP/CD)
1. In and Out 5:43
2. Sadistic Years 4:32
3. No Flash in the Sky 4:23
4. Fear 4:07
5. Noise 4:20
6. Head Down 5:02
7. Smog 3:53
8. Face 4:23
9. Miracle 4:29
CD bonus tracks
10. In and Out (Extended Mix) 7:30
11. Head Down (Extended Mix) 6:24
Dean Russell – vocals, production
Tom Ferris – keyboards, programming, production
Kelly Cook – bass, drums, programming, guitar, keyboards, production
Sarah McLachlan – background vocals (4, 5, 7)
John Fryer – Producer, Drum Programming, Recording
Solo experimental electro-industrial outfit, Nebulae Complex has just unveiled their new EP, Bryozoan Operator.
Inspired by peculiar plant and deep sea life amongst other themes, Bryozoan Operator paints an almost alien, yet familiar planetary landscape as viewed through remote sensing instrumentation. While Bryozoan Operator is not a concept EP, each track tells both its own story and also belongs in a loosely-tied and loosely-defined aesthetic universe of the entire EP.
The EP opens a new musical era for Nebulae Complex. It signifies a shift to harder-hitting electro-industrial beats with layered vocals while continuing with an intricate sound design. The sound and music morph organically and sometimes unexpectedly, albeit with solid precision and intention.
Bryozoan Operator is available digitally on Bandcamp now.
This month, 40 years ago, Nitzer Ebb recorded their first demo Basic Pain Procedure!
This month, 40 years ago, British EBM/Industrial act Nitzer Ebb recorded their first eight songs which were featured on the A-side of their first ever release/demo tape Basic Pain Procedure (August 1983). On the B-side they put a live recording of a concert in Chelmsford from 9th December the same year. Initially it was meant to attract the attention from record labels but the tape was also sold at their live concerts. Two years later they would meet producer, Phil Harding, who produced their 1985 debut single ‘Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works?’ and helped them set up their own label, Power Of Voice Communications.
Besides ‘Crane’, which was re-recorded and placed on the B-side of their first 12”, and the song ‘Home’, which was re-worked into K.I.A. for the 1988 Belief album, it seemed all other tracks where archived, never to be heard again...
Luckily, for NEB fans around the globe, Basic Pain Procedure was officially re-released in it’s entirety, to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary, on CD, USB and tape in June 2013. The vinyl re-issue version however, only features the eight original studio recordings and thus not the live 1983 performance.
Basic Pain Procedure - Tracklist
A1 Faded Smiles
A3 The Home
A5 The Passage
A6 The Book
A8 Trust Ran In Colours
B2 The Home
B4 The Book
B6 Violent Playground
B7 A Whiter Shade Of Pale
B8 Smear Body
Check out the unique live footage of the song Crane performed in the early 80s...
This month, 41 years ago, Killing Joke released their third studio album Revelations (July 1982). It was recorded in Cologne, Germany and produced by Conny Plank, making it their first album not to be self-produced. This is also seemed to be their last album with the original line-up, featuring Youth on Bass, until Youth rejoined Killing Joke for their 2010 album Absolute Dissent.
At the time of its release the album got very mixed reviews, while some music critics rated it with 'only' 3 out of 5 stars, others gave it a full 5 out of 5 star rating.
Revelations reached number 12 in the UK Albums Chart.
Two singles were released from the album: 'Empire Song' and 'Chop-Chop'.
Funny fact, 'Empire Song' was performed on Top Of The Pops without singer Jas Coleman, who apparently had fled to Iceland in order to survive a potential nuclear world war
Revelations - LP
A1 The Hum 4:58
A2 Empire Song 3:18
A3 We Have Joy 2:59
A4 Chop-Chop 4:18
A5 The Pandys Are Coming 4:09
B1 Chapter III 3:12
B2 Have A Nice Day 3:13
B3 Land Of Milk And Honey 2:36
B4 Good Samaritan 3:30
B5 Dregs 4:52
2005 CD bonus track
We Have Joy" (Alternate Mix) 4:21
Jaz Coleman – vocals, synthesizer
Kevin "Geordie" Walker – guitar
Martin "Youth" Glover – bass guitar
Paul Ferguson – drums, vocals