Formed in 2005, the Ottawa-based Canadian trio Encephalon, consisting of Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer and Alis Alias, have kept the electro-industrial underground waiting with bated breath for five long years.
Since stunning the electro world with their 2006 track "Responder“ on Septic VI, the duo have contributed tracks to no less than 7 other compilation, each of which has become an underground hit, their latest offering "Daylight“ being no exception. Encephalon have also contributed the track "Rise“ to the 2009 cyberpunk film "The Gene Generation“, the horror pic "Necromentia“ and also have a guest appearence on the new Fractured album earlier this year.
Time, then, that the Canadians put out a CD of their own, due to hit stores this fall in the form of their debut album. Focusing on themes of isolation, futurism and human evolution, "The Transhuman Condition“ is sure to bring Encephalon’s fantastically dark soundscapes to a wider audience beyond electro insiders, independent filmmakers and scene DJs. This is going to be big!
Dismantled have finished the first part of their North America tour as support for Front Line Assembly with huge success. Most fans assure that both bands have blown all away.
The second part of the tour (dates below) will feature Dismantled as headlining act. Of course the band will perform songs from their just released new album "The War Inside Me", too.
Here you can still listen to this album and here you even can download the full track "Excess" from "The War Inside Me" for free!
Sat, 09 Jul Hollywood, CA Bar Sinister / Sun, 10 Jul Phoenix, AZ Chasers / Mon, 11 Jul El Paso, TX Dark Room Hookah Lounge / Mon, 11 Jul El Paso, TX Darkroom Lounge / Thu, 14 Jul New Orleans, LA Dragon's Den / Fri, 15 Jul Atlanta, GA The Shelter / Sat, 16 Jul Savannah, GA TBA / Tue, 19 Jul Washington, DC Chief Ike's Mambo / Wed, 20 Jul Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub / Thu, 21 Jul Amityville, NY Broadway Bar / Fri, 22 Jul Portland, ME Asylum / Sat, 23 Jul Philadelphia, PA Dracula's Ball
US based Industrialists Imperative Reaction return in 2011 after a couple of years in silence.
The band will release an 8-track single, entitled “Surface” as an appetizer for the forthcoming studio album. Besides remixes from Scandy, Sebastian Komor, Shok’s Zeitmahl, Pull Out Kings and Rotersand, you’ll be treated with the b-side “What Is Left To Say” in an exclusive club edit.
Here is the full tracklisting of the "Surface" single:
01. Surface / 02. What Is Left To Say (Club Edit) / 03. Surface (Club Version) / 04. Surface (Under The Surface Remix by Scandy) / 05. Surface (Sebastian Komor Remix) / 06. Surface (Shok’s Zeitmahl Remix) / 07. Surface (Pull Out Kings Remix) / 08. Surface (Rotersand Rework)
The single will be released digitally in Europe on August 5, 2011 through Dependent Records.
The original and full version of "Surface" you can already check out as video clip (!) by director Chad Michael Wardon here.
The first dates of KMFDM´s upcoming European tour are confirmed now:
Oct 25 - RÜSSELSHEIM, DE - DAS RIND / Oct 26 - PARIS, FR - LE DIVAN DE MONDE / Oct 27 - BEAUVAIS, FR - OUVRE BOÎTE / Oct 28 - NANTES, FR - LA BARAKASON / Oct 29 - MONTBELIARD, FR - ATELIER DES MÔLES / Oct 31 - BULLE, CH - EBULLITION / Nov 02 - MONTPELLIER, FR - LE ROCKSTORE / Nov 03 - LYON, FR - NINKASI KAO / Nov 04 - LYSS, CH - KULTURFABRIK / Nov 05 - AUGSBURG, DE - KANTINE / Nov 06 - VIENNA, AT - SZENE / Nov 08 - BERLIN, DE - K 17 / Nov 09 - GOTHENBURG, SE - STICKY FINGERS / Nov 10 - STOCKHOLM, SE - DEBASER SLUSSEN / Nov 11 - MALMÖ, SE - K.B. / Nov 15 - GLASGOW, UK - CLASSIC GRAND / Nov 16 - MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY / Nov 17 - SOUTHAMPTON, UK - TALKING HEADS / Nov 18 - LEAMINGTON SPA, UK - THE ASSEMBLY / Nov 19 - LONDON, UK - O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON / Nov 20 - BRISTOL, UK - THE TUNNELS
You still can check out XL-audio snippets from the current KMFDM album "WTF?!" here.
From today the new Dismantled album is available at all European stores.
Maybe “The War Inside Me” is actually the missing link between Dismantled´s dark and desperate masterpiece “Post-Nuclear” and his club compatible sarcastic follow-up “Standard Issue”. It is a certain observation that his new album fits right between those records, stylistically, equipped with two additional attributes. One is aggression, the other one is hate.
"The War Inside Me" is certainly Gary Zon’s most aggressive work so far with tracks like “Insecthead” and “Kill Or Be Killed” proving that point. The California trio led by Gary Zon, backed by Jon Siren and female keyboarder T-ZA take no prisoners on this fifth album neither musically nor lyrically. Unlike other industries bands leaking profanities by the dozen, Dismantled’s album comes heavily equipped with two criteria that have become a rare occasion in this music scene: Intelligence and talent.
One full song from the album is still available for free, so here you will find your download of "Excess". Extensive audio samples from the whole album can be heard here. Last but not least you can order your copy of the CD-album at our shop.
While Front Line Assembly right now touring North America also the following European dates have been confirmed:
26.08.2011 - Gothenburg,Stick Fingers,SE * / 27.08.2011 - Stockholm,Debaster,SE * / 28.08.2011 - Copenhagen,Amanger Bio,DK * / 30.08.2011 - Hamburg,Logo,Germany * / 01.09.2011 - Frankfurt,Batschkapp,Germany ** / 02.09.2011 - Bochum,Matrix,Germany ** / 03.09.2011 - Berlin,E-tropolis Festival - Columbia Hall,Germany / 04.09.2011 - Prag,Lucerna Music Bar,Czech Rep ** / 05.09.2011 - Nürnberg,Hirsch,Germany ** / 06.09.2011 - Vienna,Szene,Austria ** / 07.09.2011 - Bratislava,Majesty Club,Slovakia ** / 08.09.2011 - Budapest,Dürer Kert,Hungary ** / 09.09.2011 - Milano,TBA,Italy *** / 10.09.2011 - Luzern,Sedl,Switzerland *** / 11.09.2011 - Munich,Backstage Hall,Germany *** / 12.09.2011 - Stuttgart,Röhre,Germany *** / 13.09.2011 - Strassburg,La Laternie,France *** / 15.09.2011 - Madrid,Heineken Club,Spain / 16.09.2011 - Barcelona,The One,Spain / 17.09.2011 - Valencia,Barraca,Spain
*Support: Neotek ( DK) & Conjure One ( USA) / **Support: Digital Factor ( D) & Conjure One (USA) / ***Support: Digital Factor (D)
Here you will find the complete live dates. You can check out XL-audio snippets from FLA´s current album "Improvised Electronic Device." here
Fourteen years after the release of their last genuine CD album "Shadowblack“, UK legends Click Click, known for such 80s Wave and EBM classics like "Sweet Stuff“ and "I Rage I Melt“, are back in the studio. A new, strictly limited EP entitled "Skin & Bones" is tentatively scheduled for release as compact disc this October.
Whether this release will feature six or seven tracks is still unclear, but at least four new songs "Damage", "Limb From Limb", "Rats In My Beds" and "Left For Dead" have already been completed. More news as we get it.
Until then, you can revisit all of Click Click’s classic hits on the Best Of compilation "Lung Function“, released digitally by Dependent in 2008.
Unfortunately it takes longer than expected, till the complete 20-track-bundle of the new Mesh album "An Alternative Solution", including two last minute added bonus songs, will be available at iTunes, too. We beg your pardon for the delay. It is only a matter of a few days and "You’ll Never Understand" (Harder) and "From This Height" (Remix by Markus Reinhardt of Wolfsheim) are worth the wait, so please stand by.
Last week we offered a full Dismantled song in advance, exclusive to our newsletter subscribers. Now the track is available free for all!
It is the track "Excess" from the upcoming and eagerly-awaited new Dismantled longplayer "The War Inside Me". The album is certainly Gary Zon’s most aggressive work so far and could be seen as the missing link between his dark and desperate masterpiece “Post-Nuclear” and his club compatible sarcastic follow-up “Standard Issue”.
Here you will find the free download of "Excess" and here you can listen to XL-audio clips of all tracks from "The War Inside Me".
At our shop you also can pre-order your CD-copy of the album which is to be released June 10.
From today Dismantled touring North America as support act of Front Line Assembly for 18 live dates. During this tour also the new Dismantled album "The War Inside Me" is to be released (June, 10).
You can check out XL-audio snippets from "The War Inside Me" here and here you can already pre-order the album.
And here you will find the complete tour dates in detail.