Articles tagged industrial

Boss Battle - “Ride” (audio) (premiere)

The Austin band cranks out some boisterous and catchy industrial rock on their new track.

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7 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ministry: Trax! Box

The nine hours of early Ministry and co-conspirators on the Trax! Box just doesn’t get old.

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Nathan Gray - “Wayward Ghosts” (video) (premiere)

The Boysetsfire vocalist marks his solo debut with a spare, quietly powerful new video.

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22 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Girl Band: The Early Years EP

The Early Years EP offers a mercifully short set of unrelentingly pummeling dance rock from these Dublin noiseniks.

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The Bug vs Earth: Boa / Cold

This collaboration between legendary producer the Bug (Kevin Martin) and legendary metal band Earth promises, fulfills, and then promises so much more.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - “Last” and “Help Me I Am in Hell”

For its third and fourth tracks, Broken arms itself with a bludgeoning wall of sound, followed by silent, creeping dread

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails  - “Pinion” and “Wish”

“This is the first day / Of my last days." Nine Inch Nails' 1992 EP begins by gradually building up tension, then releasing it in caustic (yet controlled) outbursts that earned the act a Grammy Award.

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29 Oct 2014 // 2:03 AM

KMFDM: Our Time Will Come

You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.

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Pharmakon: Bestial Burden

Bestial Burden really knows how to work a mood, and beat that sense of claustrophobic misery right into the ground.

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Cabaret Voltaire: #7885 (Technopunk to Electropop 1978-1985)

For the first time, both sides of the post-punk/industrial/techno pioneers are collected in one place.

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Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks

Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.

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4 Sep 2013 // 3:04 AM

Disappears: Era

Disappears enter a subterranean portal rather than an interstellar voyage. In this new Era, not a dawn but a descent awaits anyone who starts down this black corridor.

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25 Jul 2013 // 11:04 PM

Skinny Puppy: Weapon

The record is pretty downright accessible and a gateway entry point for anyone remotely interested in the band, dialing down the experimental edges that Skinny Puppy was sometimes known for.

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20 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Odonis Odonis: Better EP

Odonis Odonis' Better EP is louder, darker, and uglier than its predecessor, the noisy, surf-minded Hollandaze. But the hooks are still there, buried mile-deep in feedback and sludge.

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Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

This is simply a great album wall to wall, one that updates a classic sound for those of us who were raised on "Head Like a Hole".

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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5 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Wayne Static: Pighammer

Wayne Static's solo debut might be a delight for fans of Static-X, but for the rest of you, stand well back.

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Atari Teenage Riot: Is This Hyperreal?

Front man Alec Empire's heavily processed guitar riffs and typical break-beats serve only to make one wonder if he had been frozen in a cryogenic chamber for the past 11 years.

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Various Artists: Bustin’ Out 1984 - From New Wave to New Beat

1984 was a transitional period for electronic music, as this compilation conveys shrewdly.

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Techno’s Labor Force, Rock’s Betrayal, and the Birth of the Fascist Groove Thing

Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 3 - "Eight Slim Grins"

// Channel Surfing

"Secret codes, shadowy organizations: is Blindspot piecing together the riddle wrapped in the mystery of the enigma that is Jane Doe?

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