Friday, 18 July 2014

The weekly compendium 17/07/2014

Last week ended on a bit of a downer due to the announcement that influential avant garde composer Ryuchi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with throat cancer. But this week things are looking up. It's now less than a month until Alt-Fest. Amphi, Infest and Mera Luna are all on the horizons as well. And, I don't know there just seems to be a good vibe at the moment. Good vibrations from industrial ocilations perhaps? Or I've been in the sun too long...

Anyway, here's what we had for you this week.

We kicked things off with a great interview from Society 1 main-man Matt 'The Lord' Zane and catch up with what the industrial rockers are up to after a long period away. We had new reviews for Everything Goes Cold, Kevorkian Death Cycle, Janvs, Quasimodo, and Beauty Queen Autopsy. We had a new column from Joel Heyes. And the sad news that XP8 won't be playing live after alt-Fest for the foreseeable future.

While over on Facebook there has been lots of new music previews and downloads to keep you going from the likes of Mr Kitty, Komor Kommando, Bella Morte, The People's Republic Of Europe, and Vince Ripper And The Rodent Show. Uncle Al gave us a video message. There's a new album trailer from Zola Jesus. Album news from Hocico, and live news from Fields Of The Nephilim.

Phew! That's your lot. It will be slim pickings next week as yours truly is getting some much needed time away for a few days. However we'll have a new album and maybe a review or two to go while I'm gone.

Normal service will be resumed the following week.

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