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Monozid - A Splinter for the Pure

music review : Monozid – A Splinter For The Pure

The obscure band Monozid haven’t been in the eyesight of the mainstream. With their release A Splinter For The Pure, I’ve realized they can be daring and dangerously addictive.

Top 20 of 2012

The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek – The Birthday Massacre are back and stronger than ever. It is a welcome surprise that this band still has some fight left in them! BlakOPz…

music video premiere : Cindergarden – Lunar Phases

Auxiliary Magazine is excited to premiere the new music video Lunar Phases by Cindergarden!

release of the week : Mr. Kitty – Emotional / Physical

Mr. Kitty’s new EP Emotional / Physical release on Aural Sects is this week’s featured new release.

interview : DYM

With a couple of beers in hand and a casual conversation, Auxiliary’s Hangedman sat down with the nicest guys ever, that is, Toronto industrial/electronic heroes E~N and Arc of DYM. Excited about their second full album release, Technocratic Deception, due in December on Deathwatch Asia and in January on Vendetta Music, DYM shared their thoughts on their creative process, the scene, the state of industrial music, and how it all fits into their grand plan for total dance floor domination.

release of the week : Klonavenus – Klonawelt

This week’s featured release actually came out December 7th but it is definitely the album I listened to the most this week, and that album is Klonawelt by Klonavenus on EK Product.

music video : OOFJ – Death Teeth

Check out this video from the Scandinavian duo OOFJ. The track has this tripped out minimal techno feel with soft vocals that just implants this uneasy feeling like something is about to go terribly wrong. Their new album Disco To Die To is due out February 25th, 2013 via Clapyouclapme and Fake Diamond, let’s hope that the rest is as good as “Death Teeth”.

music video : Santa Hates You – Scum

Santa Hates You follows up their calling out of assholes around the globe in “Scum” from their new album It’s Alive, with a music video that depicts the duo, consisting of Jinxy and Peter Spilles of Project Pitchfork, taking out those assholes.

release of the week : Legend – Fearless

This week sees the release of Legend’s album Fearless on Artoffact Records which has made many year-end top album lists and has been getting glowing reviews across the web and I agree.

music video : Roniit – Lost at Sea

After an impressive début self-titled album, Roniit is back with an EP titled In The Shadows and a music video for “Lost At Sea”.

music video : IAMX – The Unified Field

The first content to be released from the IAMX camp from their upcoming album is the single for “The Unified Field” and a video.

music video : Killing Joke – In Cythera

The newest album from Killing Joke, MMXII, could be a perfect album. “In Cythera” is the lead single, which has a more mellow “Love Like Blood” sound than the rest of the album does. So good.

music video : Gram Rabbit – Final Clap Fever

Gram Rabbit’s new music video “Final Clap Fever” paints a vivid picture of a little girl’s dark, playful fantasy. Front woman, Jesika Von Rabbit asserts herself powerfully as the girl’s seductive alter ego, prancing coquettishly as the girl falls to the ways of the Rabbit.

interview : Tonikom

Rachel Maloney, AKA Tonikom is a New York City based solo musician specializing in very cool, very current, atmospheric electronic music. She borrows from many different electronic music palettes then reinvents it into her own unique sound, capturing the attention of many ears. Tonikom’s amazing talent can be heard in her discography of six albums. Her sixth and most recent release is Found and Lost from Hymen Records. Tonikom joined Auxiliary’s Hangedman via Skype to talk about her music, her new album, and everything Tonik!

interview : De/vision

De/Vision has long been known as a quintessential cornerstone of synthpop. In a frank interview, De/Vision speaks openly about their recent album, Rockets & Swords, their longevity as a duo, and the future of the…

music video : M83 – Steve McQueen

M83 have a new music video out for their upcoming and latest single “Steve McQueen” from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The video is the winner from a competition run in partnership with Genero TV yet it still follows the same loose plot line of previous videos from this album.

music video premiere : Steve Bug – Moment of Ease

Auxiliary Magazine is excited to premiere the new music video “Moment Of East” from Steve Bug, founder of Poker Flat Records and world renowned DJ/producer!

interview : ΔAIMON

With the CD re-release of their latest EP, Flatliner, on Artoffact Records, there has been a lot of new buzz surrounding ΔAIMON. ΔAIMON’s music trembles with dark, dramatic, and enigmatic tones,…

music video : In Death It Ends – The Devil

It seems that everyone is watching horror movies lately due to the quickly approaching holiday of Halloween. This new video for “The Devil” by In Death It Ends fits the theme as it…

interview : Gram Rabbit

We meet up with Jesika von Rabbit of Joshua Tree, California’s Gram Rabbit to discuss their philosophy, style, and their newest musical successes. Keep your finger on the pulse of Gram Rabbit, with a song aired on a commercial during the Olympics and a new album out, Welcome to the Country, the band keeps rolling with the punches.

music video : Malakwa – Witches

The French band Malakwa release a new killer tune and video for “Witches” off their upcoming album Occultronic.

interview : The Birthday Massacre

As The Birthday Massacre get ready to release their fifth studio album, Hide and Seek, on October 9th with Metropolis Records, and set off on a supporting tour; we caught up with the beloved band known…

music video : Crystal Castles – Plague

Recently Crystal Castles released a music video for the first single “Plague” off their upcoming album (III) due out November 5th. A subtly unnerving video. If this track is any indication of what…

music video : Amanda Palmer – Not the Killing Type

Amanda Palmer showcases her raw expression in her new video with The Grand Theft Orchestra, “Not the Killing Type”. The video’s intensity shows in her face and though it is…

music video : Yeasayer – Longevity

Yeasayer recently came out with a music video for “Longevity” off Fragrant World. This shows a glimpse of their energy and skill playing live. If you get the chance, don’t miss seeing them…

seven deadly questions : x-Rx

interview by : Hangedman photographer : Adrian Onsen Auxiliary Magazine’s Hangedman caught up with Pascal and Jaan of [x]-Rx in Toronto on tour with Aesthetic Perfection to hit this energetic…

music video : Trust – Dressed for Space

Trust has released another music video for their début album TRST, this time for “Dressed for Space”. “Dressed for Space” is one of, if not the most dance friendly track…

interview : Yeasayer

The boys from Brooklyn are back, and more popular than ever. Yeasayer’s blend of experimental rock and psychedelic pop moves deeper into the dark with their new album Fragrant World…

music video : The Presets – Ghosts

Part 80s synthpop throwback, part 90s dance, part sea chanty, and part patriotic march punctuated with chest-beating military shouts and exclamations, The Presets’s new single “Ghosts” is anything but ordinary.…

music video : Grimes – Genesis

Grimes continues to amaze with her music to video work! And it eerily goes beyond just a fine video. This morning a friend of mine posted to me in Facebook…

music video : Liars – Brats

Ever wonder what a lo-fi CGI interpretation of a Looney Tunes cartoon would look like if David Lynch was at the helm? Thankfully, Liars second video from WIXIW, “Brats”, answers that…

music video : Julien-K – Cruel Daze of Summer

Julien-K, made up of Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh founding members of Orgy, just released a video for “Cruel Daze of Summer” which is the first major single from their latest album We’re…

music video : Zola Jesus – Seekir

New video from singer-songwriter Zola Jesus for “Seekir” from her 2011 album Conatus. Fun fact, Auxiliary contributor Ariana Paoletti designed the ivory patent leather pointed belt worn by Nika (aka Zola Jesus) in this…