Sure the albums were licensed and re-released by the likes of 21st Circuitry, Cleopatra, Metropolis and others but no one has ever revived the series. That’s where COMA comes in, to bring back an old favorite but with a twist. You see, rather than just have two bands remix each other per album, we paired up eight artists into four pairs and set them loose to battle it out. Who comes out on top in these little skirmishes? Take a listen and find out.
Artist: Ego Likeness
Song: Treacherous Thing
If you’ve spent anytime on facebook reading the walls and comments of either Ego Likeness or Cryogen Second you will understand that. If not, well, who cares? That’s not what we are here to discuss.
Did you know that Ego Likeness and Cryogen Second are touring together? And that it will be awesome? Well now you do so if they happen to be in your neck of the woods, GO SEE THEM!! (more…)
Ego Likeness are once again taking their unique brand of awesome to the streets. Or more specifically, the stages. Bringing along our friends Cryogen Second to support them and be the butt of the majority of all practical jokes, The Treacherous Tour will be winding through Texas, the midwest and finally back to the east coast.
On the 39th episode of Altered Beats Radio, DJ 5arah brings you new tracks from Heimataerde, Cesium 137, & And One, as well as classics from Skinny Puppy, Suicide Commando, & S.P.O.C.K….and much more!
Ego Likeness – East
Label: Self Release
Release Date: July 2012
Review By: Grant V. Ziegler
After three long years since North, Ego Likeness is set to release their newest EP East. This EP will complete the musical compass they started back in 2007 when they released South. After South, they released West in 2008 and North in 2009. Singer/songwriter Donna Lynch and multiinstrumentalist/programmer Steven Archer, who arguably make up the prettiest married couple in industrial music, took a little time off but made the wait worth it with East. (more…)
Various Artists â€“ Electronic Saviors Volume II Recurrence
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Label: Metropolis Records
Review by: DeVico
Jim Semonik is back with the second compilation installment of Electronic Saviors and this time, the ceiling has been lifted to become an even huger and massive compilation. With proceeds going to at least two charities: Gilda’s Club/Cancer Support Community and The Bone Marrow Foundation you get the chance to help others and build your music library. ES Volume 1 was a sold out product on Metropolis Records and with good fortune, I am hoping they have the same scenario with ES Volume 2. The premium edition of ES 2 comes with six CD’s and two digital discs. This compilation clocks at 142 tracks with over 10 hours of play. Seriously, this is a juggernaut of music. (more…)
Featuring the new songs, “-geist” and “Persona Non Grata”, as well as a cover of the classic song, “Tea in the Sahara” by The Police. The EP also includes remixes by: Komor Kommando, Terrorfakt, Angelspit, Bella Morte, ThouShaltNot, The Dark Clan, and Rick Burnett.
Produced by Ego Likeness and Dan Clark
Look who else is looking to get into the re-release game. (more…)
On Altered Beats Radio #30, DJ 5arah gives you a taste of Electronic Saviors 2, featuring for all the emptiness, I:Scintilla, Binary Park, Ego Likeness & more!
Artist:Â Ego Likeness
Aiboforcen – DÃ©dale
Released: October 28, 2011
Label: Alfa Matrix
Review by: Neska Lapicki
After 7 years of silence, Aiboforcen have returned in 2011 with a new full length album. DÃ©dale is possessed of an understated power that sneaks up on you in such a way that you don’t realize how far you’ve been drawn in until you turn to go. Richly textured and complex, the album flows through multiple electronic genres with ease and precision. The overall feel of the album is mid-tempo and groovy, but it doesn’t just hit that note and stay there. Well placed samples and interesting rhythms continuously appear and disappear and re-appear throughout the album, while multiple styles of both male and female vocals ensure youâ€™ll never really know what to expect next. (more…)
WTII Minifest 2
June 9, 2011 – June 12, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States @ The Abbey Pub
Review By: Eric Gottesman
So in the Summer of 1999, I went to work for 21st Circuitry Records. I had just finished my freshman year of college, and a friend gave me the companyâ€™s email address, so I wrote and asked if they could use a volunteer. It turned out that the label was in the process of shutting down, and shipping what remained of their stock to Metropolis- a difficult and depressing task. I came in for a week or two to assist, and Don Blanchard, the labelâ€™s owner, gave me one copy of every disc he had, in lieu of payment. Meanwhile, I was busy being an angst-ridden teenager, pursuing some ridiculous Goth girl who had no interest in me and bemoaning my wretched, solitary fate while plowing through this huge new collection of music Iâ€™d suddenly come upon.
Much of that music went on to define not only this late period of my youth, but also my musical trajectory for the next decade. Bands like Hate Dept. and Steril are still on my playlist every week. One band, however, stood out as defining music of that summer and the year that followed, perfectly expressing all of my anger and frustration and feelings of futility about that Goth girl and my parents complaining about my hair and my piercings and whatever other crap seemed important at the time. That band was Unit:187. â€œLoadedâ€ got me through that summer. I probably would have
jumped plummeted off a bridge by September without it. So at the beginning of this June, just after six weeks on the road with my own band, when I re-read the WTII Minifest lineup that last time, trying to decide whether I could really justify flying back across the country with a weekâ€™s notice, Unit:187 was the band that pushed me over. Iâ€™d waited 12 years to see them. It was time. (more…)
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.
Announced today by their booking manager, UK electronic music band Attrition have withdrawn from the spring Darkfest tour due to personal problems. Attrition emerged from the experimental post-punk scene of the early 1980s and, along with other groups such as Throbbing Gristle, Coil, EinstÃ¼rzende Neubauten, and In the Nursery, greatly contributed to the development of industrial music in the UK. Still active 30 years later, Attrition have been a stanchion of darkwave and industrial music, influencing many younger bands in the genres while continuously fine tuning their own distinctive sound.
With the cancellation of Attrition, the promoter for theÂ HiHo Lounge show inÂ New Orleans, LA pulled out of the tour. Â Without the New Orleans show, Inertia was forced to cancel as they could not afford the significant travel costs associated with the tour.