Today 27 years ago, the British EBM and Industrialists Nitzer Ebb released their single Godhead (December 30th, 1991). This single was taken from their fourth and previously released studio album EbbHead (Mute Records, September 1991), co-produced by Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) and Flood.
Enjoy the Godhead video below!
Hey now, what's this
The place I'm living's a fucking disgrace
Don't talk 'bout that
Get on your knees and pray that you're safe
But what to believe in
It's all so deceivin'
How about something else
The times ain't changing
It's what I been cravin'
How about something else
Where's this I'm at
There's more excitement
At a laundromat
Who's he, mmm looks good
He ain't a god
Well he fucking well should (be)
Now wait a minute, look at that
He's a god without a doubt
Can't you see it in his eyes
Got all of you to despise
One of the Belgian albums that we will certainly remember from 2018 is 'Restless' by A Slice Of Life. An album containing ten great post-punk songs with a little wink to the great acts like The Cure, Joy Division or The Sisters Of Mercy. To put this fine record in the spotlight again, the band has released a second video taken from their latest album, 'Life As It Is', the song that perhaps sounds most close to The Cure (Not so surprisingly when you know singer Dirk Vreys is also the head and voice of The Cure-tribute band The obsCURE). The clip is based on an animation by Erick Oh, called 'Heart', which several artists have already made music to.
'Restless' is one of many records released by Wool-E Discs, and as it happens Wool-E will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019. This could not pass without some parties and that’s why A Slice Of Life is invited. The first celebration event is called 'Porta Wool-E' and will take place on 9th March in De Klinker, Aarschot (a collaboration with Porta Nigra that has organised festivals there before and not entirely coincidentally on the same date as the annual New Wave Class-X that takes place around the corner). On the bill are: Der Klinke, A Slice Of Life, Dead High Wire and Hatchling.
Part two of the ten years of Wool-E celebration will continue in De Kreun, Kortrijk on 12th April. There you will get the presentation of the new Neon Electronics release as well as the farewell performance of Simi Nah.
On this day, two years ago, Nine Inch Nails released 'Not the Actual Events'.
On this day, two years ago, Nine Inch Nails released Not the Actual Events (December 23rd, 2016), an EP released on Trent Reznor's own label The Null Corporation. On this EP Trent worked together with long-time collaborator Atticus Ross, his wife Mariqueen Maandig (How to Destroy Angels), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction / Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana / Foo Fighters).
Not the Actual Events is meant to be the first part of a EP trilogy. In July 2017 the second part Add Violence was released while the announcement for release from the third and final EP can be expected any day now.
The overall sound on this EP reminds to the 1990's sound of Nine Inch Nails’s, electronics, distorted bass, noisy guitars and of course one of Trent's most recognizable trademarks... The nostalgic piano tunes.
Reznor himself described the record as “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make.”
2. Dear World
3. She's Gone Away
4.The Idea of You
5. Burning Bright (Field on Fire)
All tracks written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
LORDS OF ACID Announce PRETTY IN KINK TOUR 2019 with ORGY, GENITORTURERS, LITTLE MISS NASTY, & GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE
Legendary Industrial band LORDS OF ACID has announced dates for their highly anticipated PRETTY IN KINK TOUR 2019 with special guests ORGY, GENITORTURERS, LITTLE MISS NASTY, and GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE.
Launching February 21st in Phoenix, AZ, the tour winds throughout the United States before wrapping up March 27th in Las Vegas, NV.
Tickets go on sale FRIDAY 12/7/2018 at 10:00 am local time!
IX. E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2019 - OF LEGENDS AND HYMNS OF STEEL with DIE KRUPPS and VELVET ACID CHRIST!
Christmas waits around the corner and along with it goes the search for the perfect gift. With a festival experience like E-tropolis 2019 up your sleeve you're always well equipped especially as our final band update adds two more artists to the E-tropolis Festival 2019 line-up, who couldn't possibly be more legendary: DIE KRUPPS and VELVET ACID CHRIST!
Half electro-steamroller, half steelram, Jürgen Engler & company, a.k.a. DIE KRUPPS, roar up their apocalyptic hotrod to unleash an impressive wall of sound, full of iconic hymns about past, present and a not so faraway future many of us are still succeeding to ignore!
VELVET ACID CHRIST undoubtedly belong to the group of scenegems that shaped the course of the EBM and industrial-scene of the early nineties to a significant degree. While exploring the possibilities of electronic music, mastermind Bryan Erickson always went a unique way that lets "VAC" stand out even today - outside the box and even harder to put into one! Playing at E-tropolis Festival for the first time, we are very happy to welcome another interesting artist, who more than earned the state of a real legend.
Herewith the E-tropolis 2019 stands complete and finally features the following selection of artists:
SUICIDE COMMANDO + DIE KRUPPS
SOLAR FAKE + WELLE:ERDBALL + [:SITD:]
VELVET ACID CHRIST + [X]-RX + CENTHRON + PRIEST
FUTURE LIED TO US + SYNTHATTACK + ES23
Still to be announced: the DJ line-up for the pre- & after-show-parties. More info on this matter will follow at a later time!
The E-tropolis Festival 2019 takes place on 16 March, beginning 1:00 pm at Turbinenhalle Oberhausen. The pre-party kicks off on 15 March at 10:00 pm at Turbinenhalle 2. The party will be free for all visitors with a festivalticket.
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