• Cancer sucks balls, music doesn't

    21 Nov 2009, 06:42 by xaotikdesigns

    My friend Jim, AKA DJ Hiem, and singer from Rein recently recovered from cancer. He decided to turn his experience around and help others with the awful disease. He put the word out and gathered 83 artists in the industrial scene to put together a 5 disc compilation, the proceeds from which, will be donated to help cancer research. The comp releases 2/9/10, and can be pre-ordered now from Metropolis Records, pressing is limited to 2500 copies, so get yours before they are all gone!


    Disc 1-Diagnosis and Insurance

    1.SMP-Stay Sick
    2.Stromkern-Notes From A War
    3.Boole-Smoking Gun
    4.Interface-Never Say Farewell
    5.Chemlab-Solar Max(The Jimmy Sextex Coil)
    6.Bow Ever Down-Goodbye
    7.The Gothsicles-Jim, Let Me Know When You Can Drink Again(Extreme Party Stylezz)
    9.16 Volt-Things Unkind
    10.Rein-Malignancy (Pancreatitis Mix)
  • CMW / Music Store Galore

    18 May 2009, 14:50 by Teishi

    So. Despite my loathing for "the industry" (or The Copyright Mafia) I actually went and bought a spankin' new Nokia 5800 Comes With Music-bundled hi-tec toy. I estimate the CMW / free-access to Nokia Music Store cost me roughly €150 - but goddammit if it wasn't worth it.

    Before I actually lost my marbles completely and went and bought it (or ordered it rather, seems hardly any stores actually stock the CMW bundle) I browsed through the 'Store and noticed Front Line Assembly, Chemlab and Diatribe - stuff I've already got, granted, but I had to start somewhere. Had a more thorough look and discovered heaps of industrial/industrial rock/industrial metal/industrial dance type stuff. And was hooked. Major kudos to who-ever stocks the store.

    Thought I'd post the industrial-ish stuff I've down'd so far (split into guitar-based and electro-based for convenience). A lot of this I haven't had time to check out properly yet, but I'm getting there.

  • Great music store

    17 Mar 2009, 10:50 by zgoda

    CDBaby has nice collection of industrial and coldwave music, available as MP3 downloads and traditional CDs. Once I was impressed by 7digital.com, but no more - CDBaby beats them totally. SMP, Christ Analogue, Kill Switch...Klick, Sister Machine Gun, Cyanotic, and many others, for $9.99 per album, or even less. Check them out.
  • Boycott the Majors

    26 Feb 2009, 19:14 by Teishi

    Pretty much just a continuation and (very slight) elaboration on the previous post. Seeing as how there are (more or less) internet based campaigns to boycott Israel goods and such, I wanted to see if I could find anything similar when it comes to the blood-sucking, clueless, arrogant and cynical major record and movie companies. I guess Boycott RIAA is what I was looking for. Struck me as a bit odd that I haven't heard more about it before, but perhaps it's just 'coz I haven't been as commited or interested earlier.

    Would just like to push a bit for them, and push a bit for artists (that I like) who you can purchase directly from. There is a list of non-RIAA artists on the Boycott RIAA webpage, but I figure it's not all about non-RIAA artists - personally I don't really care all that much about the stance of the artists. So long as I can buy their music (or merchandise, if that's the case) without contributing to any of the majors (i.e Universal, Sony et al).

  • The Industrial Revolution cont'd

    22 Apr 2008, 09:20 by Teishi

    Now the final batch of CDs have arrived (for a while at least, I'll try not to order anything more for about a month now, the only exception being Tiamat's Amanethes on pre-order). So here's another run-through then:

    Chemlab: East Side Militia (1999 Invisible re-issue) & Oxidizer : Finally got me some Chemlab albums, and what great albums they are. I'd of course heard 'em before, but it feels better owning them, y'know? Now I just want a copy of that Acucrack Remix version of Oxidizer.
    Christ Analogue: In Radiant Decay : This was a nice find, and all credit (well, almost) goes to the Last.fm recommendations. A bit reminiscent of Tactical Neural Implant-era Front Line Assembly. Ace.
    God Lives Underwater: Life in the So-Called Space Age : Not really industrial, but certainly got some industrial-ish/NIN-ish flavour to it. Not bad at all, but I need to spin this more.
    Hate Dept.: Ditch : Ahhh. Pure goodness. More polished than Meat.Your. …
  • The Industrial Revolution

    19 Mar 2008, 18:43 by Teishi

    Much to the dismay of my fiancee, these past few months (starting back in September/October) I've been obsessing on industrial/coldwave stuff. Coupled with my belated discovery of Amazon's excellent second-hand section this has resulted in a steady stream of albums through my mail-slot. So far the tally goes something like this:

    Acumen Nation: Coming Down: The Bastard Remix Album : An overall excellent remix album, with a couple of unnecessary tracks. Need to get more of their stuff.
    Bile: Sex Reflex : Not bad, but not too brilliant either. Probably won't dig deeper in their discog (unless there's something really really good I'm missing?)
    The Clay People: Firetribe & Waking the Dead : I particularly like WtD, Firetribe hasn't really grown on me that much. Might check out their back-catalogue working from the s/t one backwards.
    Diatribe: Diatribe : This one's veeeery good. Too bad there's only the one album. Will be looking out for the EPs too.