Exactly one year ago Nine Inch Nails released Not the Actual Events, 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.
North American Industrial/Metal band Ministry announce new album with new single & video!
Ministry, the North American Industrial/Metalheads will be releasing a new studio album called 'AmeriKKKant', their first release on Nuclear Blast Records, on 9th March 2018. In addition, the band’s Al Jourgensen is proud to release the album’s first single/ official music video, “Antifa,” that stands up to the political chaos that is currently going on in America.
Watch the brand new video for Antifa here or scroll down!
“This album, ‘AmeriKKKant,’” said Jourgensen, "will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us."
Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May this year, and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face AmeriKKKant’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today - the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and the mad man in the White House.
AmeriKKKant track listing:
1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Clown
5. We’re Tired of It
8. Game Over
To support the release of 'AmeriKKKant,' Ministry will headline a five-week North American tour that kicks off March 22.
Confirmed Ministry tour dates:
22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
1 Palace theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
17 Royale, Boston, MA
18 Aura, Portland, ME
19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX
Black Needle Noise released the new single “SyStem Bi” featuring Fakeba on 8th December through Black Needle Noise Records in association with No Devotion Records. Fakeba is the Senegal based electronic music artist who sings in her native Wolof language, the language of Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania.
BNN is the perpetual and evolving project within which John Fryer surprises us once again with a peculiar collaboration.
John doesn’t like limitations or labels. Instead, he is open to experimenting and exploring the sound and embracing different influences, ideas and creative collaborators.
The song is radiating the positive energy; characterised by the beautiful and flowing melody and the striking chorus. John Fryer and Fakeba mix traditional influences with the modern approach which makes this song one of the most interesting BNN singles.
The accompanying video was made in collaboration with Gina Czarnecki. After having seen Gina’s short film “Spintex”, John thought it would fit the song perfectly. He edited the footage and made a really nice interpretation of her film, to their mutual pleasure. The scenes were filmed at a night club in Ghana and the images which appear before our eyes bring thoughts of people united in motion and life.
This Friday the renowned Belgian Independent Music Festival 2017 (BIMFEST XVI) will kick-Off!
After last year’s nearly sold-out 100% Belgian and 15th anniversary edition, BodyBeats went looking abroad again for this year's line-up. But, because there’s no BIMFEST without at least a few quality homegrown products, IMPLANT (with a brand new album!) and PARADE GROUND will represent Belgium this year.
Loyal BIMFEST-goers will immediately spot a couple of returning BIMFEST acquaintances like NO MORE (D), THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (D) and PSYCHE (CAN) on the poster but also some less obvious names (to Belgian standards) such as rhythmic and industrial act XOTOX from Germany or the Techno / EBM crossover project of the NYC electro producer and performer Oliver Chesler, THE HORRORIST (LIVE!).
They also succeeded to get KIRLIAN CAMERA, from the warm but dark North Italy, fronted by the stunning and charismatic Elena Alice Fossi, who will undoubtedly bring the temperature in the front rows to boiling point. Also CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE (US) will easily get the crowd moving and warmed-up with their New Wave Club classic songs like 'Cardboard Lamb' and 'Flying Turns' but they will be performing also some brand new songs from their recently released album 'Situational Awareness'. Check the brand new single/video 'Drive' here!
But one of the main catches of BIMFEST 2017 is undoubtedly the pleasant deranged British Electro combo BLANCMANGE, who almost everyone should know from their 80s mega-hits like "Don't Tell Me," "Blind Vision ',' Feel Me 'and' Game Above My Head '... to name but a few!
The two lucky ones to open BIMFEST this year are; The Swedish/Belgian one-man EBM act ELM (on Friday 15th) and Swedish electro-Industial terrorists ALVAR (Saturday 16th). These two bands were selected by the audience present on the 2017 Dark Demons Night where both bands gave a stunning live show.
Now, if you are still doubting if you should go to BIMFEST, click some of the inserted hyperlinks above (music inside) and discover what great bands & tunes you will be missing out on! Highly recommended!
American electro-industrial pioneers Crash Course In Science, responsible for club classic tracks like Cardboard Lamb and Flying Turns, have put a brand new video online for Drive, a track taken from their latest album Situation Awareness, released both digitally and on vinyl by Electronic Emergencies in October 2017. (Read the album review here)
The video was directed by Rob Powers and Michael Zodorozny. Animation by Robert Powers, artwork and design by Michael Zodorozny. 'Drive' written by John Wicks and Michael Zodorozny, produced by John Wicks.
Crash Course In Science will play a one-off European exclusive show at the second day of the renowned BIMFEST 2017 (De Casino, St- Niklaas, Belgium) on Saturday 16th December. They will share the stage with Blancmange, Psyche, No More, The Invincible Spirit, Implant, Parade Ground & Alvar.
Full line-up of both days can be found here: www.bimfest.be