Post-Punk Band THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE Unleashes Cover Of GOLDEN EARRING's 'Twilight Zone'
Former NEW CREATURES/JOHNATHAN CHRISTIAN co-founder Johnathan Mooney and MACHINERY OF DESIRE’s Adrian Auchrome have teamed up to form the new project THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE. The duo has announced the release of their cover of Golden Earring's classic song, "Twilight Zone." The original song was written by Golden Earring guitarist George Kooymans who got inspiration from Robert Ludlum book, "The Bourne Identity."
Produced by Johnathan Mooney and Michael Bann, this new darker, post-punk version aptly arrives at a very poignant time in the world.
“Growing up during the Cold War and coming of age when the original came out left me with indelible memories of that era. Add the events past few months to the mix and it seemed this could have new relevance” says Adrian Auchrome.
For fans of: THE MISSION & SISTERS OF MERCY
Gothic Rock Band BLACK ANGEL Crafts Stories Of Love With New Album: Kiss Of Death
English gothic rock band BLACK ANGEL present their brand new second studio album, Kiss of Death: Ten tracks of pure gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk.
Kiss of Death is an album that is all about love. Whether it be unrequited, a lost love or a love out of reach. "Animal," the first single from the album fits into this theme by addressing the topic of passion.
Kiss of Death is available on CD and digital formats NOW.
For fans of: SISTERS OF MERCY, BAUHAUS & THE CULT
This month, 37 years ago, Nitzer Ebb recorded their first demo Basic Pain Procedure!
This month, 37 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...
North America’s purveyors of 'darkpop', PROVISION return on 7-20-2020 with their long-awaited 6th full length LP, 'Hearts Turn Dark'!
“What does it mean to truly hurt? And to truly heal? “
It’s been 7 long and turbulent years since PROVISION gave the world 'A New Revolution'. What followed that album in late 2012 was the internal breakdown of the band itself. While every attempt was made to rebuild and forge ahead, PROVISION was destined to burn in flames.
"I want no regrets if this disintegrates. Because I’m giving up everything."
For fans of: NEW ORDER, NITZER EBB & DEPECHE MODE
New York electronic artist VEXILLARY examines a culture based on surveillance with their new EP, SurViolence. The video for the single, "Maritime Panic" was directed by Reza Seirafi, edited by Svitlana Zhytnia and features visuals by Luqman Ashaari.
SurViolence adopts the theme of unease in an overly politicized society; using surveillance culture as a metaphor on how technology that was created to serve and protect can serve to exploit. Hence the title, SurViolence. The sub-plot of tension and lack of trust in the decisions that are being made for us fueled the eerie sounds and direction of the record.
Voyeurism has been weaponized to give rise to surveillance. Violence has been digitized to replace intelligence. This is where evolution has led us. It’s time to take back control. If only we could have our eyes back to see.
Welcome to the surrealist horror of SurViolence.