Mar 24, 2000
out this hilarious web-game called "Bulimic
Showdown". It includes Marilyn Manson as one of the players,
but I like the sight of a bulbous-headed Tori Spelling puking
all over Fiona Apple.
you're at it, you should check out the other games
over at ZooAss,
a nicely twisted site. Just how we like it!
here's a photo of a friggin cat.
Mar 22, 2000
in the act II
Mar 20, 2000
In case you haven't noticed, we're now posting various
photos for your viewing pleasure. New one every day or two. Don't
get caught missing one!
Inch Nails tour:
first part of Nine
U.S. tour starts April 12th in Cleveland, and dates for the ten-week
tour have been announced through April 25th. Opening on the FRAGILITY
v2.0 tour are A Perfect Circle, featuring Billy
Howerdol and TOOL's James Keenan.
from their newsletter...
Nation: Empires and Standing
We are pleased to announce that VNV Nation has found
a home with Metropolis Records. VNV Nation was formed in 1990
in London by artist Ronan Harris. VNV stands for "Victory not
Vengeance" which reflects the bands motto that "one should strive
to achieve, not sit in bitter regret." The act has built
up a strong reputation as one of the best electro bands in Europe
with their previous releases "Advance and Follow" and
"Praise the Fallen." Now VNV Nation has signed with Metropolis
Records for their new release, "Empires". This release
has built up a strong buzz in the club circuit, with VNV Nation's
strong blend of mythology and classical elements in their lyricism
and the relentless and addictive dance beat. Also be on the
lookout for 'Standing' single (MET 170).
The single features the original version of 'Standing',
two brand new remixes of 'Standing', and a previously
unreleased B-Side called Radius. For the collectors,
Metropolis will also be handling a special limited edition version
called "Burning Empires" featuring lots of remixes -
call Metropolis distribution if you are a store ( 610-595-9940
), or Metropolis mail order if you aren't ( 610-595-0429 ).
Look for VNV to tour the US sometime in 2000.
With the departure of vocalist Thorsten Meier, CLEEN is no
more. Long live Cleaner! Cleaner is the new title
for the solo project of Haujobb's Daniel Meyer, who is
now pursuing this project entirely on his own. Together Cleen
and Haujobb have been one of Metropolis Record's top catalog
sellers, with their progressive blend of electro and techno
music. "Solaris" revisits the earlier electro work of
the Haujobb discs such as "Homes and Gardens" and "Freeze
Frame Reality", but brings stronger production and song
writing qualities that Meyer has gained since the debut of Haujobb
in 1993. US version will include the And One and Beborn
Beton remixes found on 'The Voice' import.
Fiv: Escape to Reality
Din Fiv ( pronounced "Din-5" ) is the solo project of
Informatik's Da5id Din. Naming the project after
the connector found on a MIDI cable, Da5id released his debut
disc "Infinity" (MET 021) for Metropolis
in 1996. Infinity was a dark yet danceable release, which was
distinctive for its incorporation of intricate melodic elements.
Magnet magazine wrote of "Infinity"; "What sets this
effort apart front he pack is the occasional insertion of light
yet penetrating melodies, which graft some heart onto the inherently
and abrasive and cold mechanics of the industrial sound."
With "Escape to Reality", Da5id returns to the electro
scene with a release that updates and polishes the edges of
the Din Fiv sound and delves once again into the highly reflective
world view and evocative lyrics of Da5id Din.
Vogt: Maschine Zeit
Funker Vogt made a huge splash on the European and North
American electro club scene with their 1995 debut, "Thanks
for Nothing" (MET 041). Ever since,
Funker Vogt has been one of the top selling acts in the electro
genre. Combining the intricate synthesizer programming of electro
acts like Front Line Assembly, with the intensity of
an act like Wumpscut, Funker Vogt has carved their own
niche indelibly into the electro scene. Now, following the release
of their new single 'Gunman' (MET 174),
the German duo has released their fifth album for Metropolis.
Picking up where they left off with "Execution Tracks"
(MET 109), Funker Vogt once again has
come through with a strong electro album that is certain to
pack the dance floors. The single features three versions of
the title track and two B-sides that are exclusive to the single.
Strip: Carry Me
Leaether Strip is the primary project
of Danish artist Claus Larsen. Leaether Strip is one
of the pioneers of the electro scene, though there has not been
a new release from Claus for several years. 'Carry Me'
is the new single from Leaether Strip, featuring the title track
and no less than 7 additional remixes from other artists ! The
remixes cover a wide range of styles in their reinterpretations
of 'Cover Me', making this single a must have for any
fan of Leaether Strip !
Mar 18, 2000
to this MP3 of a Raymond
Scott tune recorded in the 1950's! Along with the
likes of Moog, Scott was a pioneer in electronic sound and music.
Mar 16, 2000
3 new reviews added to the Music
know, some say attitude is something you create. I say it's something
you're born with.
Mar 15, 2000
a fucking lot for not nominating us for a Webby. Bastards! You
can all kiss my feet in repentence!
Mar 14, 2000
There was a missing portion of text in the middle of the
Apoptygma Berzerk review
posted a to the Music Exile
a couple days ago. That's now been corrected.
If you haven't already, don't forget to listen to this week's
REAL SYNTHETIC AUDIO.
A new show is posted every Monday.
Mar 13, 2000
3 new reviews added to the Music
album "Realm of Shadows" was released March 6th. Review coming
/ industrial / noise
from their press release...
Halo_Gen is the new solo project of Don Gordon,
better known as the driving force behind the legendary electro-industrial
act Numb. Though Halo_Gen retains the same dark and foreboding
feel of Numb, there are also new elements that are reminiscent
of intelligent techno such as the Aphex Twin, Reload,
and Autechre. Halo_Gen sounds like the imaginary soundtrack
for a futuristic nightmare, one where the listener is immersed
in the terror and paranoia of a world moving at fast forward.
as Halo_Gen is certain to appeal to adventurous fans of both
dark electro music and to fans of ambient techno.
& The Fixer: Love is
Mentallo & the Fixer is one of the America's
best known electro-industrial acts. Beginning as an act called
Benestrophe in the 1980's, Gary Dassing and his
brother Dwayne have produced a vast body of work that
has established them a large world-wide cult following. The
Texas based act has produced a number of discs that are fond
classics of electro fans, including "Revelations 23",
"Where Angels Fear to Tread", and "Burnt Beyond Recognition".
After parting company with his brother for the last Mentallo
and the Fixer disc, Gary produced a new Mentallo & the Fixer
disc called "Algorythum" last year. Now after over a
decade of work, Gary has decided that "Love is the Law"
will be his final disc as Mentallo & the Fixer. "Love
is the Law" features the powerful electronic and cryptic
lyrics familiar from their earlier work, and delivers what is
perhaps the band's final statement.
Lies Inc./ Dear Valued Customer
Snog is the main project of Australian electronic artist
David Thrussel. Beginning with the widely popular "Corporate
Slave" single in 1991, Snog has been one of the most unique
and uncompromising acts in the electro scene. The prolific David
Thrussel has produced five albums under the Snog brand name,
as well as numerous other discs as Soma and Black
Lung. Always obsessed with a vision of man being tormented
by a hierarchy of capitalism and conspiratorial groups, Snog
has intelligent and subversive qualities that are not seen elsewhere.
Never before available domestically, the first two classic Snog
albums, "Lies Inc." and "Dear Valued Customer"
have now been issued domestically by Metropolis Records as one
double disc. As an added bonus, two extra tracks have been added
to "Lies Inc." to make this release a must for any fan
Shop: ORDER + JOY
Hailed as "the leaders of the American electro-industrial
movement" by Outburn magazine, Crocodile Shop is no stranger
to fans of electro music, with three previous releases with
Metropolis. This northern New Jersey based trio has built up
a rabid fanbase with their frequent live headline appearances
and their support of such well known acts such as Front 242,
Ramstein, Nitzer Ebb, Switchblade Symphony,
and Project Pitchfork. Everything is Dead and Gone,
the last release from Crocodile Shop, proved to be their most
popular release to date, with a prominent feature in Alternative
Press magazine. Following their US tour in support of Everything
is Dead and Gone, Crocodile Shop began writing new material
that was influenced by their view of the local scenes of each
stop on their tour. Order & Joy builds on the strength
of the previous Crocodile Shop releases, but finds the act with
a new sound that is at once harder and more dance oriented,
but without their past flirtations with electronica and drum
& bass. With Order & Joy, Crocodile Shop delivers another
compelling electro release, one with a wry commentary on the
"back to the future" nature of music today.
Death Cycle: Relax
Relax is the addictive new single from the California
based electro duo, Kevorkian Death Cycle. This single
follows up the band's successful 1999 release, A+O(m),
with remixes that are sure to pack the dancefloor! The single
features 3 versions of "Relax", their cover of the
Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic, and a new version
of the rare song "Kill for Christ" from their out of
Mar 8, 2000
2 new reviews added to the Music
Mar 8, 2000
Your Computer Possesed by a Demon?
to Reverend Jim Peasboro, "Any PC built after 1985 has the
storage capacity to house an evil spirit".
here to read this article. And while you're there, don't forget
to order yourself a Bat-Boy t-shirt!
Mar 6, 2000
Birthday to my friend Monica!
hangs himself online?
Infamous for his site
full of extreme pics and videos of accidents, injuries, porn,
smut and weird shit, Stiles of www.stilesproject.com
apparently hung himself online saturday night at midnight.
Real or hoax?
us these AWESOME pics of artwork from the upcoming CD release
and a snap from the video "Hate".
Another online Radio Show:
If you haven't already,
check out www.gothicindustrial.com and particularly, the In
Perpetual Motion radio show.