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[28 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
10/31 – Spettro Family, Theologian + more!!!

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Spettro Family (Salerno, Italy)
Spettro Family – Brasov Black Biserica (TutRur 2012)
In 2010, the sole man behind the music, Stefan Iannone, took a trip into the Carpathian heart of Romania — a place that exists seemingly cut off from the rest of Europe in nearly every sense; so cut off, in fact, that it contains a large percentage of Europe’s last intact wilderness, and no doubt is a place whose people live within a culture that is at least moderately removed from most of the West in meticulous …

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[9 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Lavas Magmas – Dark Mantle C34

Lavas Magmas – Dark Mantle C34
Dumpsterscore Home Recordings
Dark Mantle is a Lavas Magmas release I have yet to hear and I am psyched to fire this baby up. Lavas Magmas is the project of Luis Gonzalez who has been creating abstract sound since roughly 2009.
The work of Lavas Magmas usually lies within the realm of ambient industrial utilizing scrap metal sounds and heavy organic-like synth sounds to create a mix of soaring drone and experimental underpinnings. Most of this tape stays true to the traditional Lavas Magmas sound …

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[5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
9/27 – Hollow Seed, Ultra Negative + more

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Hollow Seed (Belchertown, MA)
Hollow Seed – Untitled
Hollow Seed is the new project from Jesse Allen the man involved in several landmark noise units including The Cathode Terror Secretion, Cowards, and Migrations In Rust. Having newly relocated to Western Mass he debut’s his new project in a whirlwind of aggressive distorted rhythmic elements and grindcore paranoia.

Ultra Negative (Portsmouth, NH)
Ultra Negative – From Nothing To Nothing
Ultra//Negative, everyone’s favourite Namshaw Powerviolence band lives up to their name lyrically and musically, and it’s only right, seeing as they have Jan of …

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[26 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Pestdemon – Helvetesljuset LP

Pestdemon – Helvetesljuset LP
Unrest Productions
Pestdemon is an act that I had reviewed before and found some potential in the sounds. The man behind the project is Andreas Johansson and the material here is beautifully presented by Unrest Productions with some really exemplary artwork. Definitely an LP worthy of procuring in physical format.
Side A contains 2 tracks the first Silhuett Av Tva Horn an excellent ambient/noise track using modified samples of orchestral music with heavy washes of distortion. I’m not sure when the composition eventually melds into the second track entitled …

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[10 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Existence Establishment is looking for collaborators!!!

Calling all writers, reviewers, promoters, photographers, graphic designers, video artists, web designers, entrepreneurs, fanatics, and artists who have a passion for noise/industrial/experimental/ambient/power electronics. Existence Establishment is looking for your help. Whatever your passion and/or strengths we can use it.
Do you like writing articles about your favorite releases? The best show you ever went to, scene reports? Want to get free music and write reviews? Want to design fliers or spread the word about shows? Want to help organize events or meet other noise artists? Do you enjoy capturing videos …

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[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
8/15 – Author & Punisher, Theologian, Massdirge

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Author & Punisher (San Diego, CA)
Author & Punisher – Terrorbird
Tristan Shone is a mechanical engineer, sculptor, musician and creator of the Drone Machines and now Dub Machines industrial sound controllers. Alongside fabricating machines and composing sound for performance, Shone works at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research as a mechanical engineer and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at UCSD as a researcher in media arts.
Drone/Dub Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices …

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[14 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
8/6 – Peter J Woods, Sharpwaist, Lucky Bone

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Peter J Woods (Milwaukee, WI)
Peter J Woods – A Story
Peter J Woods is a musician, playwright and performance artist from Milwaukee, WI. Up until a few years ago, these three areas were kept isolated, performing music under a number of different monikers and with a handful of different bands (Phoned Nil Trio, xALLxFORxTHISx, Raperies (Like Draperies), Coelacanth, Peter J Woods Free Jazz Ensemble, just to name a few), writing short absurdists pieces for a number of different theatre companies (Insurgent Theatre, Pink Banana, Alamo Basement), and doing …

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[5 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
New Distro Items from Sickcore, Crucial Blast + more

Amalgamate – Spark I 3″CDR [Intangible Cat]
Astro & Tabata, Reiko.A, SynYo – Live at Velvet Sun CDR [Gravity Swarm Recordings]
Autocancrena – Homo Sacer 3″CDR [Diazepam]
Bitchneck – Step 4 C30 [Self Released]
Brandkommando – Changes C60
Brandkommando – Three Strikes and You Are Out CD [Sickcore]
Dan of Earth – Shed a Soft Mongloid Tear 3″ CDR [FTAM]
Dasein vs. Norma ReaktsII – 93 CD [Sickcore]
Dream Into Dust – So Beautiful and So Dangerous CD [Cthonic Streams]
Fecalove – Void, Chaos & Cum CD [Crucial Blast]
Funerary Call – Beckoning the Black CD [Fall of Nature]
Government Alpha/.Nyctalops. …

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Now Available:  V/A ‎– The Malignant Series / Vol. II: The Black Plague

Introducing the latest effort from Kalpamantra and Malignant Records. The Black Plague is a massive 36 track anthology of some of the best dark ambient and industrial in the world today. The compilation is completely free and is available for download here. The tracklist is as follows:
Part I: Fallout
1 Caul – Lay Your Shadow On The Sundials 4:13
2 False Mirror – The Fall Of Hyperion 6:33
3 Inner Vision Laboratory – Swarm Palace 9:07
4 Troum & Yen Pox – Mnemonic Induction V 12:33
5 Rasalhague & Terra Sancta – Celestial …

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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Summer Scum Festival II

Summer Scum is the second annual Buffalo, NY noise fest focused on Harsh Noise and Power Electronics. This years fest will take place at The Flesh Tunnel (1245 Niagra st) on July 18th,19th, and 20th. The lineup features over 50 acts from all over the country such as: Ferveur Noire, John Mannion, Ahlzagailzehguh, Deterge, Skin Graft, Envenomist, Gnawed, Xiphoid Dementia, Hostage Pageant, and many many more.

Summer Scum was conceptualized in early 2012 when curators Justin Lakes and Matt Goodrich decided to start doing a fest shortly after Lakes …

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