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in attendance : David J – An Eclipse of Ships Tour

Editor Dylan Madeley caught the Toronto date of, founding member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, David J’s An Eclipse of Ships Tour and reports on the show.

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upcoming : Aftermath Festival

Rising from the wreckage of the cancelled industrial music festival Kinetik comes Aftermath, Memorial Day weekend in Toronto.

music video : Liars – Mess on a Mission

Our music video selection this week comes from Liars’ new album that is full of sexy techno and crunchy synths sure to appeal to those who like darker electronic music and industrial.

music video : Peter Murphy – Hang Up

Former Bauhaus frontman, Peter Murphy’s latest solo track “Hang Up” from the upcoming album LION is a blending of sounds that delivers exactly what Peter Murphy fans have been craving.

music video : Gary Numan – I Am Dust

Gary Numan’s new music video “I Am Dust” is visually enticing with it’s vivid colors, reminiscent VHS glitch effects, and composite images that truly characterize the singer’s experimental persona.

music video : MONDKOPF – Cause & Cure

This week’s featured video, MONDKOPF’s new video “Cause & Cure” is a creepy music video with beautiful visuals that matches the music perfectly.

music video : The Faint – Help in the Head

New music from The Faint! It’s been a while! Check out the music video for “Help in the Head” from The Faint’s new album Doom Abuse.

music video : Trust – Capitol

The newest music video from Trust, “Capitol” off Joyland, goes in the direction of classic music videos, this one featuring a girl dancing and wandering about to the track and plenty of…

music video : Xiu Xiu – El Naco

The latest music video from Xiu Xiu for “El Naco” will keep you watching with one eye closed.

music video : THYX – Robots Don’t Lie

This week’s futuristic music video “Robots Don’t Lie” comes from THYX, a side project of mind.in.a.box’s mastermind Stefan Poiss, off the upcoming album Super Vision due out March 25th.

music video : Xiu Xiu – Stupid in the Dark

The new music video “Stupid in the Dark” from postpunk art rock artist Xiu Xiu off their new album Angel Guts: Red Classroom is as intense as their music and definitely not for the feint of heart.

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in attendance : Skinny Puppy – Live Shapes for Arms Tour

A first hand account from Auxiliary’s Hangedman of Skinny Puppy’s current Live Shapes for Arms tour.

Mind_Off by Metal Mother

Our Video of the Week “Mind_Off” comes from Taara Tati, the enigmatic visionary behind neopagan darkwave project Metal Mother.

in attendance : Assemblage 23 and Glenn Love at The Opera House

Editor Dylan Madeley was in attendance at Assemblage 23’s and Glenn Love’s February 1st show in Toronto. Check out his insights and photos.

in attendance : Random Order Album Release Party

Editor Dylan Madeley was in attendance at Random Order’s and Amy’s Arms January 30th show in Toronto.

music video : Chelsea Wolfe – Feral Love

Yesterday drone folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe released a music video for “Feral Love” off her latest album Pain is Beauty and today it’s our featured music video of the week.

music video : Moderat – Last Time

This week’s pick is the beautifully filmed video for “Last Time” by Moderat which originally available only on the deluxe album formats of their latest album II.

music video : Austra – Hurt Me Now

This week’s video “Hurt Me Now” is the fourth video from Austra’s latest album Olympia.

music video : ∆AIMON – anima

This week’s featured video is “anima” from ∆AIMON the dark electronic duo with a focus on dark and occult aesthetics with a new self-titled full-length on Artoffact Records.

music video : Wild Beasts – Wanderlust

Today’s music video “Wanderlust” comes from Wild Beasts’s new album Present Tense and is a promising track, presenting an intriguing blend of dark music and unnerving yet alluring vocals.

Top 20 of 2013

Auxiliary Magazine’s top 20 albums of 2013 and a playlist of the albums.

music video : The Mission – Swan Song

The Mission’s video for “Swan Song”, their second single from their recent album The Brightest Light, is our video of the week.

interview : iVardensphere

iVardensphere, the luminary band from Edmonton which has cut a swathe through the industrial masses with a unique tribal noise inspired sound took some time out to talk with resident Auxilanaut Hangedman about the band’s latest offering, The Methuselah Tree.

music video : Combichrist – From My Cold Dead Hands

First new music from Combichrist’s upcoming album comes in the form of a lyric video for “From My Cold Dead Hands”.

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playlist : December/January 2013/2014 Issue

Listen to our music editor Mike Kieffer’s selection of tracks from the features and the albums reviewed in the December/January 2013/2014 Issue and some others good songs we came across.

music video : Erasure – Make It Wonderful

It’s hard to find holiday and Christmas music you’d actually want to listen to. Synthpop duo Erasure have a new holiday album Snow Globe if you want to get in the holiday spirit but need some music you can stomach.

music video : Cut Copy – Free Your Mind

Watch Alexander Skarsgard walk around in a robe with no shirt and run around in white briefs in Cut Copy’s “Free Your Mind” music video.

interview : Youth Code

Dissatisfied with some of the present sounds of EBM and industrial, Sara Taylor and Ryan William George are staging a sonic revolution as Youth Code. They talked to Auxiliary about their first self titled album Youth Code, their first tour, the ups and downs of hype, and where they expect Youth Code to go in the future.

seven deadly questions : Psyclon Nine

Nero Bellum of Psyclon Nine reveals how he sins.

music video : Aesthetic Perfection – Big Bad Wolf

Little red riding hood, the big bad wolf, and an all around fun music video from Aesthetic Perfection for “Big Bad Wolf” off their upcoming album ‘Til Death.

playlist : October/November 2013 Issue

Listen to our music editor Mike Kieffer’s selection of tracks from the features and the albums reviewed in the October/November 2013 Issue!

music video : Lovelorn Dolls – After Dark

It’s nothing new for Lovelorn Dolls, but their new music video’s dark fairy tale aesthetic fits nicely in with current pop culture trends.

on this day : Depeche Mode releases “Blasphemous Rumours” – October 29, 1984

Depeche Mode released “Blasphemous Rumours” as a single with “Somebody” on the B-side.