5arah gets down to Earth on Altered Beats Radio #66 with dirty tracks from Decoded Feedback, Severe Illusion, 16Volt, The Valley of Wolves & more!
Last months Coldwaves show was a big success and in part Jamie’s loss has brought so many unique things to the surface. Our scene at least here in the Midwest feels closer than it has in years and we’ve seen the return of bands like The Clay People who hold a special place in my heart. But it also has brought to light a documentary call Rally and Sustain: The Cracknation Documentary. (more…)
16volt performing “The Cut Collector” live at Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Memorial at Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL on September 7th, 2012.
All the performers from Cold Waves performing “Juke Box Hero” live for the grand finale of The Jamie Duffy Memorial show at Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL on September 7th, 2012.
Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Memorial Show
September 7, 2012
Chicago, Illinois @ Bottom Lounge
Review by: Clif Bratcher
Like many other fans who came out for the amazing lineup featured at Cold Waves, I didn’t personally know Jamie Duffy. But as the night progressed, I started to feel as if I was on the extreme outer edge of this incredible family. By the end of the show, the bands were playing to a sold-out venue, and I was fighting back tears for all of the love flooding out for everyone there physically and in spirit. In short, the audience at Cold Waves was given one of the greatest industrial shows in years. (more…)
Renee from Aztalan Turf Podcast (aztalanturf.com) joins J and Christina this week to discuss Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Memorial show in Chicago. J and Renee actually attended the show and talk about their experience. We want to apologize for the technical difficulties in this episode because Skype is not perfect and we did the best we could.
Check out all of COMA’s coverage on Cold Waves here
Purchase The Oontzcast Album of the month here
16volt performing “Alkali” live at Cold Waves: The Jamie Duffy Memorial at Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL on September 7th, 2012.
Digital Glitch #54
Who out there is ready for some new music!?! Well I hope you are all ready for it, because Digital Glitch is about to deliver! Here is episode 54, and dishing out a hell of a lot of new tracks or your ears first time listening pleasure. Get yourself a dose of brand new music from bands like Vigilante, Lights of Euphoria, Suicide Commando and Modulate! So if you are ready for some sure fire music to make you want to just get up and start making some noise, then here is your ticket! Download and listen to Digital Glitch #54!
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COLD WAVES: THE JAMIE DUFFY MEMORIAL CONCERT
Jamie Duffy 1973-2012 (more…)
On Altered Beats Radio #34, DJ 5arah mixes it up with brand new Assemblage 23, a kickin’ track form Ext!ze, a classic from 16Volt, AZ heroes The Strand, and much more!
Digital Glitch #44
Episode 44 of Digital Glitch is here for the taking! DJ GlitchMode here with 44 also calling it the 4 to the floor set! The road keeps being traveled with the Electronic Saviors Vol 2: Recurrence album. Dishing up some Electronic Savior flavor with some new tracks by Mesh, Reaxion Guerilla, N.T.T and 16volt. Breaking out some brand new VNV Nation, Espermachine, Essence of Mind, Skyla Vertex and so much more to make you just dance around like a fool. Did you hear about Ad*ver*sary/Nachtmahr/Combichrist at Kinetik? I have something to say about that. And like every week just tons of brand new music that just came out. So plug in, lock in, tune in, and just crank it! Digital Glitch episode 44 with DJ GlitchMode.. Initiate Bass Thrusters!
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Let me kow what you guys are liking and what I need to do more of? Requests made to me, make sure to give me your name and where you are from and I will totally pimp you out! I want to know where my listeners are from and what you like so hit me up!
HOLY COW June is shaping up to be one crazy month over at Metropolis Records. Not only do they have a slew of new releases coming out but they have officially signed Skinny Puppy! Yep you read that right the mighty Puppy are now on Metropolis Records! A perfect home I say. Not only that they are reissuing perhaps one of the most important coldwave albums of the 90′s 16Volt’s LetDownCrush. I spent hours standing in my dorm room air guitaring to this record pretending to be Eric Powell in front of 30 people rocking out. While Skin introduced the world to 16Volt, LetDownCrush made it obvious they were the next big thing. So here is Metropolis’s line up for June 2012:
Happy Shopping Everyone! And remember March is Buy Independent Music Month so pre-order these babies up today!
Stiff Valentine â€“ America Inbreeding
Label: WTII Records
Release date: February 14, 2012
Review by: Gabe Wilkinson
Last year Chris DeMarcus and Kerry Alexis Peterson along with Galen Whalin and Craig Jensen dropped their machine rock debut on WTII records with America Bleeding. A heavy record with more akin to the metal side of the industrial coin than the electronic side, but a killer slab of coldwave none the less and a perfect compliment to anyoneâ€™s music collection. (more…)
Oontzcast gets Angry and starts a RAMPAGGGGEEEE!! (Archer reference). So J got a job and now he is mad and negative. Listen to him bitch about old people while hearing some wonderful happy NEW music from Cynergy 67 and W.A.S.T.E. plus stuff from Dulce Liquido, Painbastard, Unter Null, and MORE!!.
On Altered Beats #5, DJ 5arah takes you on a spooky aural Halloween journey with music from Agonoize, Alien Vampires, In Strict Confidence, AdÂ·verÂ·sary & more! (more…)
Caustic â€“ Douche Ex Machina
Release Date: August 23rd, 2011
Review by: Tiffany Angeney
Matt Fanale has never been one to settle for just one thing. Like a kid in an ice cream shop, his eyes get all big when considering artists to work with. Somewhat controversial (his lyrics are generally considered shocking, if humorous) his career as a musician began in 2002 when he started Caustic (the band name being the only suggestion his then girlfriend, now wife, liked) and he enjoys bringing in other musicians to collaborate and perform live with. Over the past nine years, he has released eight albums and EPs on Crunch Pod, independently himself and now on Metropolis Records. His latest album, The Golden Vagina of Fame and Profit, was even the top seller on Metropolis Mail Order for a time this past spring. But now, having gotten beyond the kid in the ice cream shop salivating, Matt Fanale chose twenty-two artist to rework some of his songs for the digital only release Douche Ex Machina remix album. (more…)
KMFDM, Army of the Universe, and 16Volt w/ Human Factors Lab
August 8, 2011
Tempe, Arizona, United States @ The Clubhouse
Review by: Dawne Flanagan
After slaving all Sunday making tutus for the Oontzcast girls and myself, I drove to Cubel’s palce to get ready fro the â€œzomgitsfuckingfreeâ€ KMFDM show. We did up our faces (I even put on lashes) and donned out tutus and rushed like crazy people to get to the venue, The Clubhouse, because we’d gotten a call from fellow COMA monkey, Noelle, warning us that the place had a huuuge line outside. We arrived, tulle a-flurry, to a line, but nothing that was going to immediately pack the place. Bear in mind that Phoenix has a relatively small industrial scene, and while KMFDM appeals to a great cross section of metal & rivetheads, there was still plenty of room for everyone when we got there 30 minutes before the doors opened. Honestly, I was surprised by that. I mean, â€œOMFGKMFDM,â€ but it was a Monday night show, so likely all the â€œluckyâ€ bastards who had jobs were still changing into their Slayer t-shirts, beat up jeans, and boots after escaping their cubicles slash convenience stores slash glorified mall rat positions. (more…)
Holy Freaking Bejezus! There are now officially 30 episode of the most awesome podcast in the universe! And episode 30 is one totally crazy nerd-tastic episode at that. The Oontz gals just couldn’t make up their mind, so there are two songs from The Gothsicles as well the new track from God Module. While we are still pissed Christina didn’t kidnap Felicia Day for us during her trip to Comic Con, she does discuss her six days in nerd heaven.
We certainly hope you will enjoy this week’s madness!
Sinister Whisperz Tour
May 13, 2011
Baltimore, Maryland, United States @ The Quarter @ Bourbon Street
Review by: William Dashiell Hammett
Opening the gig was a Harrisburg, PA based group called DeathMachine whom played some downright heavy industrial metal. Â While still young and needing fine-tuning, they definitely showed potential as they played to a pretty small gathering. (more…)
16Volt – Beating Dead Horses
Release Date:Â May 10, 2011
Review by: William Dashiell Hammett
Eric Powell founded 16Volt in 1991 and has slowly but relentlessly built a name as one of the top industrial rock bands in the scene.Â With six original, two compilations and appearances in video games and films, 16Volt is releasing their latest effort, Beating Dead Horses, on Metropolis Records.Â And while the term “beating a dead horses” generally means is an idiom that means to continue in any endeavor is a waste of time as the outcome is already decided, this album is most certainly not a waste of time and perhaps 16Volt’s best effort to date. (more…)
Citing unforeseen circumstances that are beyond their control and budget constraints on the part of TKK, 16Volt has been forced to pull out of the second leg of The Sinister Whisperz Tour. They are deeply and sincerely sorry for this and understand many of their fans will be disappointed. However, they had no choice but to make the very difficult decision pull out.
16Volt will play the first leg of the tour, concluding Monday, May 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH.
Episode 14 is dedicated to the Legends of Synthpop Tour and includes tracks by all 3 artists on the tour as well as brand new 16volt and a track of our first compilation in the series, GCS 1.
Christina has returned! Tiffany and Christina are once again together to bring you this special episode of The Oontzcast. Episode 12 is all about Darkfest! What is Darkfest? Listen and you’ll find out. Why are we doing a special episode on it? Again, listen and find out.
Machine rockers 16Volt are thrilled to announce their new studio album,Â Beating Dead Horses, which will be released in late spring of 2011.Â Beating Dead Horses will be 16Voltâ€™s third album on industrial powerhouse label Metropolis Records. It was produced by Eric Powell and mixed by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Front Line Assembly, Lamb of God) and will feature eleven new songs. A thirteen-song deluxe digital edition will also be available.
Interview with Eric Powell of 16volt conducted by j. ward. Recorded May 29th, 2010 at Chasers Lounge in Phoenix, AZ.
16Volt performing “American Porn Song”, “Somebody to Hate” and “Become Your None” live at Chasers Lounge in Phoenix, AZ on the Midi Ghetto tour.
Recorded May 29th, 2010 by j. ward.
Reviewed by Matt Fanale
THURSDAY, MAY 13TH
The next morning we rolled out of bed and got picked up and taken to the venue with all of our gear. I dropped off my CDs and other non-shirt merch with Rev John and the industrialshirts.com crew (who put together the ltd Kinetik Caustic shirts for the fest for me) and then proceeded to get ready to soundcheck. ..
â€¦which unfortunately got going late due to several factors. Iâ€™ll only address this once, as anyone reading this may have heard the timing fiasco that ensued Thursdayâ€”it wasnâ€™t any one person or one band that fucked everything up. It was, in fact, several factors that added up to the music getting started 90 minutes or so late. Mostly Iâ€™ll just blame it on the fest being overly ambitious with wanting to maximize bands on the roster and not anticipating the time bands needed to soundcheck and change over set-ups. (more…)