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music premiere : My Gold Mask – Explode (∆AIMON Remix)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Auxiliary Magazine is excited to premiere My Gold Mask’s latest version of “Explode” remixed by Artoffact Records’ grave wave favorites ∆AIMON. My Gold Mask is the project of longstanding collaborators (and couple) Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo, drawing influence from many genres to create their own unique dark pop sound. In 2013 they were joined by drummer James Andrew, who along with longtime producer Balthazar de Ley, has helped push the band into more electronic territory. My Gold Mask comments on the new track saying, “we are thrilled that ∆AIMON has reworked our track ‘Explode’ into something so dark and epic. They are a super talented group and it always excites us to hear a new take on our material.” My Gold Mask is in the process of writing and recording their next full length album. Check out this exclusive first listen of “Explode (∆AIMON Remix)” to hold you over!


– Jennifer Link

music video : mind.in.a.box – Synchronize

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Fans and followers guessed another album was never coming but to much excitement synthpop/futurepop band mind.in.a.box are releasing Memories on March 24th! The new music video for “Synchronize” is a first glimpse of what you can expect from the album.


– Jennifer Link

music video premiere : Ashton Nyte – Dressing Like You

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Auxiliary Magazine is excited to premiere singer, songwriter, musician, and front man of the gothic rock band The Awakening, Ashton Nyte’s brand new music video “Dressing Like You”. “Dressing Like You” is the first single from Ashton Nyte’s upcoming release Some Kind Of Satellite, due out March 3rd, which marks his return as a solo artist to his dark roots after his Afrikaans language album Moederland and his dark folk and alternative country album The Valley. “Dressing Like You” is a haunting melodic song paired with a truly enticing music video. Check out this exclusive first look!


music video : Femme Fatality – Stranger

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Los Angeles electronic pop band Femme Fatality have a new music video for their latest track “Stranger”. Grown up and sexy, this track is a teaser for their upcoming five song EP by the same name set for release on April 21!


– Jennifer Link

Top 20 Albums of 2014

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015


††† (Crosses) ††† – Teaming up Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far), and Chuck Doom has turned out pretty well. Moreno’s vocals and the mostly electronic compositions are a perfect match for this tense gritty synth album.

3Teeth 3Teeth – 3Teeth smashed onto the scene with this brutal release. They managed to draw from both the industrial scene and the metal scene, something that only a few bands have done well.

Antigen Shift Brotherhood – The first release in eight years has a noticeable maturity. Filling out the basics with melody and samples, this is the rhythmic noise generation’s next step.

Blac Kolor Wide Noise – Not sure who they are or where they came from but Blac Kolor’s debut is a club hit. Old school EBM meets a fresh incarnation in a techno vibe.

Cocksure TVMALSV – Chris Connelly and DJ? Acucrack, yes please! This is an in your face industrial album that harkens back to the early days of the Revolting Cocks. Thumb your nose at the world and listen up.

Chrysalide Personal Revolution – Raw and powerful, thought provoking and opinionated, sound like what industrial music use to be? Chrysalide manage to provide this in spades with a more polished album than their last.

Cygnets Sleepwalkers – Cygnets is one of those underground bands that get recognition from other bands. Sleepwalkers is a great album and with room for improvement. Is 2015 the year Cygnets becomes a household name?

Displacer + Nimon House of the Dying Sun – If this sublime audio gift is an indication of what Canada’s Displacer and UK’s Nimon can do when they collaborate, then we need much much more!

Dreamstate Seven Semblance – Rumor has it Dreamstate Seven has a second album in the pipe as a followup on his debut Semblance. Welcome the day, can’t get enough!

FKA twigs LP 1 – Sweet and softly spoken lyrics with great hip hop production make this Brit’s first LP a must listen. Whether you’re a fan of trip hop, R&B, downtempo, hip hop, or just looking for something lovely, don’t miss this.

Front Line Assembly ECHOES – A killer remix album to follow up the newest studio album. There’s a solid cast of remixers and two new songs to check out.

Gazelle Twin Unflesh – While Unflesh isn’t exactly an album you can toss on at any moment, it is an album you will always enjoy when the time is right. Truly a work of art.

Liars Mess – Grab your dancing shoes, this album will make you shake your bum. There is a perfect blend of darkness, fun, and addictive properties that keeps Mess on repeat.

Mlada Fronta Polygon – Stripping away more experimental and industrial elements from his brand of techno has only made it better. The intelligent complexity remains, but Polygon is still accessible dance music.

Mr.Kitty Time – Time is a good name for this album as it pulled in influences from what was going on in the late 2013/early 2014 underground electronic scene. Forest managed to take these elements and toss in his own flavor.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Spooky Tricks – If you were ever a TKK fan you have to love this album. All the great aspects of the band and a slightly updated sound. Fun and raunchy!

Paul Kendall Family Value Pack – If you’ve ever wondered what good clean production should sound like, listen here. Producer/engineer Kendall writes music of his own and creates an engulfing sound experience.

The Birthday Massacre Superstition – TBM’s blend of synth and goth rock have garnered them a pretty diehard following. Superstition will continue this trend as it kicks ass, just like all their other albums.

Tonikom Seeking The Lost Mind – Intelligent, well produced, carefully crafted, emotionally moving IDM. Rachel Maloney has a real talent for pulling pieces from other genres to make something all her own.

Trust Joyland – This sophomore album is dark synthpop at its best. Moody, emotional, and dance infused. Robert Alfons’ baritone vocals are both soothing and brooding.

listen to these albums with the Auxiliary Magazine Top 20 of 2014 Spotify Playlist

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music video : The Prodigy – Nasty

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Prodigy have recently announced a new album The Day is My Enemy due for release on March 30th. Liam Howlett describes the album saying, “I can’t tell you why this record came out so angry, I think it’s just inbuilt in me. It’s more about what I like music to do. I’ve always seen music I like as a form of attack. That’s what I use music for, it’s an attack.” Here is a teaser of what’s to come in the form of a brand new video from the album “Nasty”.

The Prodigy Nasty

– Jennifer Link

music video : Clark – Winter Linn

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Clark has released a dark and beautiful video for “Winter Linn” from his new self-titled album, reviewed in our October/November 2014 Issue and featured as our Album Of The Day. Director Chris Hewitt created a video interpreting the album’s vision of “music like sculpture”. This video and Clark show how techno can be so much more than dance music and how it can truly discuss emotion and the human condition.

– Jennifer Link

music video : Liars – Mask Maker

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

When Liars are done, perhaps every track on their latest album Mess will have a music video. Mess has started appearing on 2014 best of lists so this video wraps up the year well. With a bit of a celebratory party feel, this video fits in with the others and focuses on interesting visual elements. Grab this extended version of “Mask Maker” on Soundcloud for a limited time.

– Jennifer Link

music video : Ludovico Technique – Deeper Into You

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Orlando, Florida based dark electronic band Ludovico Technique have released a new music video “Deeper Into You”. The track comes from their album Some Things Are Beyond Therapy out on Metropolis Records. Ben V, vocals and mastermind behind Ludovico Technique, describes the video saying it, “presents a visualization of the depths to which human emotion can deteriorate when stretched beyond its limit.” It sure shows off their dark and thoroughly creepy aesthetic well.

– Jennifer Link

music video : The Gothsicles – Ultrasweaty

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The Gothsicles have a new album Squid Icarus out now that was partly funded through Kickstarter and a new music video for the new track “Ultrasweaty”. The video features a special guest, internet industrial dance magnate Tank9. Tank9’s inclusion in this video bridges the gap between The Gothsicles’ convention and geekery following and their goth/industrial following. To top it off, “Ultrasweaty” is a highly danceable track which might help put the fun back in clubnights.

– Jennifer Link

music video : [:SITD:] – Dunkelziffer

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

German EBM band [:SITD:] have a new album Dunkelziffer out now and a new music video for the title track “Dunkelziffer”. It’s time to get dancing!

– Jennifer Link

music video : Suren Unka – Flee

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Electronic wonderkid Suren Unka has released a new music video for “Flee” which explores a desire to break out of the everyday, a harsh wake-up call, or as Unka describes it, “a cold water bucket in your face in the middle of the night.” Determined to steer clear of the electronic music rat race, Unka produces to his own beat and this video is simply pretty cool.

– Jennifer Link

music video : Broods – Four Walls

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

New Zealand brother and sister indie pop team Broods have a new video for “Four Walls” that mixes the lyric video with the live video. There has been a lot of buzz around this duo for their glossy and ethereal synthpop tunes. Check them out, maybe you’ll find your new favorite?

Broods Four Walls

– Jennifer Link

music video : Erasure – Dead of Night

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

At mid November, if you’re feeling sad that this year’s Halloween has gone and past, embrace the spirit again with this music video from English synthpop duo Erasure. Classic monsters and horror films comprise the visuals for Erasure’s new song “Dead of Night” from their new album The Violet Flame.

– Jennifer Link