New Darkwave Releases

After announcing Nine Inch Nails would be on a hiatus (in regard to new material), NIN has signed to Colombia with a new album finished.

Gary Numan will be touring following the release of his new album Splinter, set for an October release.

Leæther Strip has announced a 25th year anniversary tour in the United States.

More exciting is the announcement from CLOCK DVA that a new album titled Post-Sign – a followup to 1993’s Sign.

I might as well do another industrial-darkwave-noise release roundup for 2013.

Ad Inferna – Im Mortelle
AktiveHate – X-Synthesized
Android Lust – Crater Vol. 1
Attrition – The Unraveller Of Angels
Ayria – Plastic And Broken [cds/ep]
Ayria – Plastic Makes Perfect
Ayria – Pretty Plastic Mess (Remixes)
Blue Stahli – B-Sides and Other Things I Forgot
Centhron – Asgard
Combichrist – No Redemption
Device – Device (industrial metal)
Die Krupps – Risikofaktor
Ghost and Writer – Red Flags
Glis – Phoenix
Gothminister – Utopia (industrial metal)
How To Destroy Angels – Live at Coachella
Human Error – Endure Yourself
Hypnoskull – Electronic Music Means War To Us 2
Krystal System – Rage
A Life [Divided] – The Great Escape
The Luna Sequence – The Day the Curse Grew Stronger
Mindless Self Indulgence – How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence
Muslimgauze – Al Jar Zia Audio
Navicon Torture Technologies – Your Suffering Will Be Legendary
Project Pitchfork – Black
Skinny Puppy – Weapon
Snog – Babes In Consumerland
Somatic Responses – I Remember Techno
Spetsnaz – For Generations To Come
Totakeke – Digital Exorcist
Undermathic – Indistinct Face
Vomito Negro – Fall of an Empire
:wumpscut: – Madman Szpital

And the uninteresting and disappointing KMFDM – Kunst.

From Bill & Ted’s, to Venture Bros. (feat. Foetus)

Alex Winter

The only Lost Boy I remember


IMDB profile) went on to co-direct Alex Winter (Wiki has more info than his the cult classic Freaked, after playing the moron Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. More recently he has been directing segments for Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In the 1990’s he would direct several music videos from Helmet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Verklemmt by Foetus (1995).

You may have heard much of the music re-used, by admission, by Trent Reznor in Perfect Drug (1997). You can almost swap which lyrics to sing when listening to either song. Almost.

Foetus has been a highly influential artist on the industrial music scene. He even worked on a collaboration with Marc Almond, Lydia Lunch, and Nick Cave known as the The Immaculate Consumptive. Bootlegs are rare and the band lasted for three live tour days in 1983 before disbanding. Each of these members has a list of releases almost as long as Courtney Love’s STD prescriptions.

What J G Thirlwell (aka Clint Ruin) of Foetus is more recently known for, is the music from the animated show The Venture Bros. There’s even a “Jim Fetus” reference in one of the episodes. Venture Bros will be airing Season 5 starting on May 19, 2013.

A long time ago (ended in 2008) I did a podcast of Industrial music that was essentially connecting-the-dots to entertain myself. It usually went something like the above.