Music

introduction : OOFJ

Introduction interview with OOFJ from the June/July 2013 Issue.

on this day : The Lost Boys premieres – July 31, 1987

The success of this horror-comedy made vampires the domain of the teenager, complete with a bad-ass soundtrack.

in attendance : Artoffact Records Showcase

Artoffact Records of Toronto, Canada has a number of fantastic artists on their roster, some new, some old and the opportunity to bring some of them together presented itself in June of 2013 at the Artoffact Records Showcase.

on this day : Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore born – July 23, 1961

Happy birthday, Martin Gore. You’re 52 today! I salute you for writing “People are People”, “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy the Silence”, and so many Depeche Mode minor chord classics. For your…

interview : Legend

Auxiliary’s Hangedman ran into Iceland underground notable Krummi Bjorgvinsson and talked to him about his much acclaimed new project Legend.

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 4 in photos

Montreal QC, May 26 photos : Chris Christian

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 3 in photos

Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 day three in photos.

on this day : The Damned releases Phantasmagoria – July 16 1985

On their sixth album, the British punk band went full-on goth. With vampy singer Dave Vanian at the forefront, the band’s sense of humour took a turn for the black.

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 – day 2 in photos

Kinetik Festival 5.5 2013 day two in photos.

on this day : Peter Murphy born – July 11, 1957

Happy birthday, Godfather of Goth.

music video : The Knife – Raging Lung

Brooding Swedish brother and sister duo, The Knife, have gone in a new direction with their newest single off their latest album Shaking The Habitual, “Raging Lung” our video of the week.

album premier : Mr.Kitty – LIFE

Dallas based Forrest Carney, aka Mr.Kitty, releases his new album LIFE today and we are proud to premier it with a free stream on the album this weekend.

on this day : Björk releases Debut – July 5, 1993

A new regular feature that looks back at notable dates in the dark culture calendar, beginning with the 20th anniversary of Debut, the first solo record from Björk.

music video : VOWS – Symbol System

This new video for VOWS’ track “Symbol System” off their new self titled EP mixes dark imagery with infectious beats, grinding synths, and mechanistic, postpunk tinged guitar lines.

release of the week : Miss FD – Comfort for the Desolate

The gothpop princess from Florida Miss FD is back with her third studio album Comfort for the Desolate released on Quantum Records and it’s our release of the week!

music video : Editors – The Weight

This week’s music video brings some new music from postpunk revival band Editors with “The Weight” off their upcoming album due out July 1st.

release of the week : Celldweller – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Our release of the week is Celldweller 10 Year Anniversary Edition, Celldweller’s reissue of his self-titled debut album.

music video : Butterclock – Holograms

This week’s music video is another from Butterclock. The track is “Holograms” off her EP First Prom. Against all reasoning, I find this video so endearing. – Jennifer Link

in attendance : Kinetik Festival 5.5

It’s time once again to stow the earplugs, apply shoe glue to your big stompy boots, and take stock of another Kinetik Festival, Montreal’s 6 year old premium industrial electro music festival.

interview : IAMX

Chris Corner talks about the upcoming fifth IAMX album, The Unified Field, and his insights as an artist on topics including making it on your own and human nature.

music video : Crystal Castles – Affection

“Affection”, currently my favorite song on Crystal Castle’s latest album (III), is this week’s featured music video. Lately I’ve enjoyed imagining Alice Glass to be Nancy from The Craft as played by Fairuza Balk. This video would fit nicely in with the forest frolicking scenes in the movie.

interview : Mindless Self Indulgence

On the eve of their new album, How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence, and supporting tour, frontman Jimmy Urine got in front of our camera and shared his experiences with the Kickstarter, the new album, geek culture, and what makes MSI have such huge and diverse appeal.

Kinetik Festival flyer

upcoming : Kinetik Festival 2013

Kinetik Festival is the crème de la crème of North American industrial electro festivals featuring the best in class from across the broad spectrum of alternative electronic music worldwide. 2013’s four day event is really the hot ticket and could be sold out as we write.

interview : Douglas McCarthy

In 1982 Douglas McCarthy founded Nitzer Ebb with Bon Harris. They combined a variety of genres to build their own unique sound within the then still young EBM genre. Over the years they
evolved, took breaks, collaborated with other artists, and solidified themselves as a pillar in the industrial community. Thirty years have passed and McCarthy has only just released his first solo album, Kill Your Friends.

music video : Austra – Home

This week’s video is from Austra for their single “Home” off their upcoming album Olympia. Having fallen in love with this track over the last couple months and jumping into the video with no background info on it, it left me feeling torn about it.

music video : Implant – c.c.c.p.c.c.t.v.

This week’s video “c.c.c.p.c.c.t.v.” comes from Implant who release their new album The Productive Citizen this week on May 17th!

release of the week : OOFJ – Disco To Die To

This week’s review of the week is OOFJ’s Disco To Die To.

release of the week : The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

The Knife return after a long seven years with their new album Shaking The Habitual!

music video : Shiv-r – Devil’s Night

This week’s video “Devil’s Night” is a new music video from Shiv-r the Australian industrial artist who never fail to understand the importance of the visuals of a band.

release of the week : Depeche Mode – Delta Machine

Depeche Mode are back once again with Delta Machine! And it’s our release of the week!

music video : Team Ghost – Curtains

Team Ghost, the five piece band founded by ex-M83 co-founder Nicolas Fromageau, recently released the music video for “Curtains” off their forthcoming album Rituals due out April 16th.

music video : IAMX – I Come With Knives

IAMX has a new music video out for “I Come With Knives” off his upcoming album The Unified Field. I say a big “yes” to Chris Corner dancing around at dusk or dawn in Joshua Tree National Park!