Following the contemporary Gothic and Industrial music scene inexorably leads to becoming involved with many like-minded people, both online and off. COMA Music Magazine has been keeping track of culture through reviews, videos, news, interviews, and its flagship podcast The Oontzcast, hosted by Christina Cubel. (more…)
For the second year in a row, j. ward and his wife Jen will be riding in the Phoenix leg of the Tour de Cure to raise funds for the American Diabetic Association.
As some of you may know, Jen has type 1 diabetes so this is very close to j.’s heart.
This year team Diabetic COMA will be joined by the hostess of The Oontzcast, Christina, her sister and her mom. Christina may be a bum and only willing to ride 8 miles but Jen and j. will be riding the 62 mile route while Christina’s mom will take on the 80(!) ride. (more…)
Throughout much of the United States animals have about as many rights as a piece of furniture. There are more laws protecting your car then there are for animals. They are considered nothing more than â€œpropertyâ€ and do not deserve any rights. People who abuse them usually get little to no punishment for the suffering they cause. Â Itâ€™s time for that to change. (more…)
Do you really need another example to prove how fucked up the health care system of the United States is?Â Well, unfortunately, another example affecting a musician in the scene has been brought to the attention of COMA Music Magazine.Â
:Charity: Operation Servo
One of the major issues in the United States is health care.Â Obviously, health care isnâ€™t something people should be forced to go without and luckily when something major happens most people are able to get the care they need.Â However, paying for that health care is a totally different story.Â Some of us are lucky enough to have insurance through an employer, some are still able to stay on a parentâ€™s policy due to student status, but for the majority of professional musicians, these are not options.Â Professional musicians who can find a â€œday jobâ€ that will offer them health insurance as well as financial benefits and the flexibility to pursue their musical career are few and far between.Â Considering the amount of time it can take to become established, being acknowledged as a student and meeting the age requirements generally make being declared eligible via a family memberâ€™s policy all but impossible.Â So for US based musicians, that leaves them with, basically, two options.Â Joining the American Federation of Musicians and signing on to the group health plan they offer or purchasing health insurance independently.Â Both of these options are extremely cost prohibitive for independent musicians.Â (more…)
Dylan’s Day is a memorial celebration of Baltimore, Maryland, USA native Dylan K. Yukna who passed away at the age of 33 in March of 2009. Each year, his family and friends honor his life by proclaiming his birthday, May 10th, to be Dylan’s Day.
Dylan was an immediate friend to every person and animal he met and never judged a book by the cover. Dylan’s Day seeks to spread Dylan’s accepting and embracing ways with his trademark sense of humor. Dylan’s Day 2011′s goal is to practice random acts of weirdness/kindness:
- donate to the Red Cross to help tornado/flooding victims
- make someone smile by use of such methods as Jazz Hands.
Detroit’s Electronic-Rock fusion mastermind,Â Celldweller has partnered with a new flash sale platform called Groupees.
The Celldweller 4-EP Bundle Groupee is slated to startÂ Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 am PST atÂ http://bit.ly/celldwellr with 20% of all proceeds from the sale going directly to Red Cross to support US/Alabama Tornado Relief.Â The campaign will run for 72 hours and is priced using Pay What You Want which allows fans to name their price with a minimum of $3.Â The Bundle packages together 4 EP’s, one of which has 4 never before heard tracks: (more…)
Charity compilation Synthetic Frequencies has been confirmed for a summer 2011 release. In aid of the Access 2 Foundation, which was the brainchild of UK goth musician Bobbi Style which aims to provide specialist music studios for people with disabilities and music therapy networks a truly international line-up of the likes of Leaether Strip, Angels On Acid, Caustic, System:FX, Decoded Feedback, Deviant UK, Uberbyte, Spectra Paris, Dismantled, Freakangel, Drugzilla, Suicidal Romance, amongst many recognised acts. Alongside these paragons of the genre areÂ up-and-coming talent of the likes of 7tron, Nightmare Frequency, Surgyn and Vindicare. All this adds up to one of the best and most varied compilations of 2011. (more…)
It has been over a month since the horrible tragedy struck Japan, but people still need help.Â Do not let time fade your ability to assist just because the story no longer dominates the evening news.Â We feel the best way we can help is by directing our readers to what others in the scene have already set up to assist. (more…)