Australian post-industrial project, Kollaps, famous for their harsh, aggressive yet peculiarly harmonic music and even more extraordinary shows, have an upcoming album Until The Day I Die. We talked about the Dadaist and Burroughs inspirations, the new LP, the tour and life in relation to the pandemic, the tour and life in war times, and more with Wade Black, the leader of Kollaps.
Ukraine has a very rich culture and within the past several years, there has been some excellent music released within the darkwave/post-punk realm from Ukrainians. While it’s easy to feel helpless in these chaotic times, supporting artists and donating money is a great idea and way to help. Here is a small list of highlights to check out.
A few days after celebrating the New Year, darkpop duo 6XT7 announced on their social media and official website they would be releasing a new version of and music video for “Hello Darkness”, one of their best songs, on January 19, 2022. Is it a reboot indicating a new identity?
The Swedish synthpop duo Ashbury Heights recently released their new single “Cutscenes”, where they join forces with Danny Blu. We discuss not only the said release or the cooperation with Danny, but also the band’s approach to music-making, video making, and the general evolution of musicians as artists.
Shortly after our exclusive interview with the band, we had the great pleasure of reuniting with 6XT7, the LA-based goth trap metal band for the promotion of their new single and music video “Pierce”.
Limbo, the new newest album by goth, darkwave masters Clan of Xymox is one of the darkest, most pessimistic albums of the formation. Past pandemic months were not easy for anyone, no surprise then that the albums released during the time do not actually exude optimism. We asked Ronny Moorings, the frontman of the band, about how he had been past few months and about his thoughts and emotions that are reflected on Limbo.
ACTORS are really speeding up as far as their musical efforts are concerned. With the release of two new singles, “Only Lonely” and “Strangers”, a new album Acts of Worship to be out in October, and a North American tour to kick off on September 9th they are as creative as busy. Set in fine sonic stylistics and old school aesthetics, they add a new, fresh vibe to what you know as post-punk. We talked with Jason Corbett, the band’s frontman, about the upcoming tour, new release, video making, and if they are planning to become real actors.
By the end of March last year, most of the world was locking down and that included the clubs. Like previous streams Auxiliary has featured, Obscura Undead understood the need and quickly launched a Twitch stream to pair with their YouTube channel. In this Stream Spotlight we interview Azy, one of the main forces behind Obscura Undead.
Alice Gift, former member of Berlin-based Velvet Condom and Liste Noir, releases his debut solo album Alles Ist Gift and we have the premiere of his new music video “Blue is Not Your Color”.
Jakarta-based Camlann are creating a buzz for themselves as some of the youngest producers of contemporary post-punk. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Fall 2020 Issue, here’s a closer look at the band and their music.
G.L.A.M.S. performed in Paris at l’International on February, 29 2020, before concerts and tours around the world were put on hold, and we caught the show and had a chat.
The music of Fatamorgana is a synth-infused daydream. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.
We interviewed Matt Fanale aka Caustic about the HaLo 2020 compilation, the goals of its release, and the impact of Bandcamp Fridays.
Fotocrime offers deceptively simple songs that feel equally danceable and melancholic through the emotive vocals, gritty bass lines, and the use of synth in a minimal sense. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.
Blu Anxxiety, “wanted to make a band with a new type of sound that had influences of goth/industrial, hip hop, and freestyle, but with a political message centered around police and prison abolition, indigenous resistance, and dismantling white supremacy. ” As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.
Taking cues from the sounds of darkwave, postpunk, new wave, and Bollywood, Aurat are based in southern California with the goal of bringing, “something different to the current scene.” As seen and interviewed in our Summer 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.
Two former Brooklyn DJs, Mistress McCutchan and The Wasteland, one an experienced podcaster and the other a newbie, have teamed up to bring us the It’s Midnight Somewhere Podcast with the goal of developing a sense of community between North American alternative music scenes.
On July 16, 2020, Ken Chinn aka Chi Pig passed away. The punk rock community has shown an outpouring of grief for the influential SNFU frontman. Now The Black Halos have announced the release of a charity single celebrating his life and raising money for the Chi Pig mural fund.
OVER is creating music for revolution. As seen and interviewed in our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup feature, here is an introduction to them and their music.
The Wraith revive deathrock in Los Angeles with a dose of gloom. We interviewed them for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.
In the face of the pandemic, subculture music DJs have turned to live streams to keep events going, to maintain some form of income, and even to raise funds for venues which still face steep rent but can’t earn it by being open for business. We rounded up five streams coming out of Toronto, some continuations of live events and some new programs, to keep us dancing at home.
An introduction to dark punk band Totenwald, one of the artists interviewed for our Spring 2020 Issue Emerging band lineup.
In three separate interviews, Daniel Graves of industrial pop band Aesthetic Perfection, goth pop band WINGTIPS, and dark pop sorceress Roniit shared with Auxiliary Magazine what changed for them when the pandemic called for us all to stay inside, what they are doing, and what supporters can do for artists today.
Bauhaus made their final appearance of a limited-date reunion tour in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium and Azam Ali opened for Bauhaus on this final night. We were lucky to catch the show!
Substance was a two-day festival in Los Angeles held at the historic Los Angeles Theatre on the 1st and 2nd of November with Gary Numan and Boy Harsher as respective headliners.
Pink Turns Blue are currently on tour and stopped in Los Angeles for a show on September 15th at The Echoplex.
Five years after A Collection of Creatures, Johnny Hollow keeps to a shorter and sweet EP length with their new release, The Old Gods of New Berlin.
UK industrial darkwave legends Attrition like to visit Toronto every so often, and this time it happened at the Rivoli on March 16, 2019. Three opening bands fleshed out the evening’s lineup.
Peter Murphy is touring to celebrate 40 years of Bauhaus and playing albums in their entirety. We caught his live show in Anaheim at The City National Grove on January 16th 2019.
Dallas resident and fixture of the dark alternative scene, DJ Joe Virus has been DJing since the 90s and performing live music with various outfits. We spoke with Joe about the path that led him to DJing Dallas’ largest goth/alternative club night at The Church and how he stays inspired musically.
After a successful debut last year, the second installment of the Cloak & Dagger Festival took place in downtown Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre. We were there to check out the various aspects of this unique event featuring live music and immersive theatre.