Voicecoil

 

 What’s the history of Voicecoil? Voicecoil began simply as an exercise for me. I wanted to do an album totally alone so that I could work on my production skills. I posted a few songs to see how people reacted and the project just kind of exploded, I was signed by Juggernaut almost as soon as the material was released. I released the video for “Vision” in January of 2014 and completed the recording for “Awakened” in May of 2014. Just after that I began performing live to a response I had never expected. The birth of this project has been a whirlwind and I am humbled by the response I have seen so far. Who is your greatest musical […]

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Ripping the Jack

 

 “Mary Ann Nichols” – Jack the Ripper’s Canonical Five Some of you may have heard the news that the most notorious serial-killer, and father of modern nightmares, Jack the Ripper has finally been caught after 126 years. Using the latest in scientific techniques and DNA analysis, British businessman and armchair detective Russell Edwards and a team of scientists have spent the last three years running tests on the shawl of Catherine Eddowes – the fourth of his canonical victims, and have identified the most famous killer of all time as Polish immigrant, Aaron Kosminski (born Aron Mordke Kozminski; 11 September 1865 – 24 March 1919). (I always felt it was him.) In response to this amazing (and hopefully definitive) chapter […]

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AR12: Against Your Better Judgment

 

 Fast-paced and deliciously aggressive, AR12’s latest album “Against Your Better Judgement” lives up to its title, as it swarms with powerful, head pounding songs that could vibrate the wallpaper off your neighbours house, as well as shatter glass, ear drums and senses five miles away! This band and this album are not for “soft” music fans! [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/ar-12/there-will-be-blood-1″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] AR12 – “There Will Be Blood” This powerful, 12 track album is riddled with Doctor Who and other sci-fi, film and TV samples that would make any geek jump around like a possessed thingamabob. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/ar-12/the-shadow-proclamation” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] AR12 – “The Shadow Proclamation” Tracks like “There will be Blood” and “Swearengen” instantly assault your […]

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System:FX: We Are The Broken

 

 Well… this is embarrassing. Today’s article is going to be a bit of a hybrid as System: FX have none of the songs from their latest album on Soundcloud. (You may have noticed we use it a lot.) However they do have some of their other works online. SO! This is the plan: We are going to review the new album while giving you a taste of their other works. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/system-fx/inappropriate-touching” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] System: FX – “Inappropriate Touching” “We are the broken” is a powerful, 9 track, album which oozes powerful dance-floor filling songs, amazing head pounding drum beats, soul attacking synths and aggressive guitar riffs, all of which run alongside driving lyrics and club dominating […]

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AR12

 

 Today we interview Requiem and Lovett from the Australian band, AR12. What’s the history of AR 12? Requiem: AR12 started in 2012 when Aaron Potter and I got together to do a remix for Grendel’s Timewave Zero album. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Requiem: We like to think of ourselves as Hell-Ektro. Lovett: We call it Hell-Ektro, seems pretty fitting. A mix of hard dance, industrial and electro. How has AR 12 evolved since you first started working together? Requiem: AR12 started with myself and Aaron Potter in 2012, we got Lovett in 2013, Aaron Potter left in 2014 so the current incarnation of AR12 is myself and Lovett. Lovett: We have watched it […]

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Citizen 16 – Temptation (EP)

 

 The fast and aggressive pounding of Citizen 16‘s upcoming album “Temptation” explodes from the sound system causing walls to bounce and furniture to vibrate. But suddenly, just as you’ve embraced the head pounding goodness, the album shifts gears as haunting melodies and soulful ballads flow across the ether. This album lives up to its name providing diverse temptation for the soul and the ears. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/citizen-16/iioioii-c16-m80″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] M80 -featuring IIOIOII Songs like the emotionally powerful and bouncy “M80 (featuring IIOIOII)” shall become instant club classics. While songs like “Fashion Boy” transport you back to the early days of the new wave of EBM/Industrial, causing you to run around the dance-floor like some possessed mad man. [soundcloud […]

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System:FX

 

 Today we speak to British band, System:FX. What’s the history of System:FX? Steve has been a musician since a young age, in the punk/grindcore scene. He never lost his passion for making music and having picked up some music software, started the process of creating music electronically. This progressed to the stage of creating an actual band with a view to performing live. Debs had an interest in drumming, and as it turned out, an aptitude for it too, so she was a natural addition. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Industrial, pure and simple. We dislike the metal tag we sometimes pick up… yes, we have guitar in the band, but Steve’s playing style […]

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Opium Child: Chaos and Zen

 

 At first the album is subtle and hauntingly soft, the sound of violin strings and the dreamlike beating of drums floats upon the ether like the opening to an emotional stage play. But soon the softness gives way to the extreme power of driving metal. This is Opium Child in their quintessential role as creators of pure unadulterated music. Chaos and Zen (Part 1), is the first act of what shall be a somewhat revolutionary album for the South African metal scene. Combining Asian-influenced sounds, lyrics and styles with Western Metal and South African swish, Opium Child has produced an amazingly unique taster album. And if you’re like me then your appetite is already whet. “We would like to see […]

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Warhead

 

 Today we speak to British Industrial band, Warhead. What’s the history of Warhead? Warhead is a product of the industrial/alternative scene in the UK. I was left uninspired and frustrated by bands who over-promised and under-delivered; Warhead is my response to the apathetic and insipid face of the UK scene. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Industrial hard dance. Relentless and aggressive, and exactly what club DJs have been crying out for. Warhead is what you spin when you want to take it up to eleven. How has Warhead evolved since you first started working on it? I have years of experience in the UK scene, and have always produced electronic music. As I said […]

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Opium Child

 

 Today we speak to South African band, Opium Child. What’s the history of Opium Child? Opium Child is a Johannesburg-based band with most of the band members (5 and a half out of 6 of us) came from Taiwan and China. At first we were just thinking of cleaning the dust off our instruments and do something more meaningful in life than just working, and later when a few songs are done we decided to take it forward and start to play gigs, dedicated a lot more time to practice and writing songs. (Everyone should have something apart from work. -Ed). The band got together in April 2013 and started to playing gigs that October – with Shaun on the […]

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