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Important discussion at Toilet Ov Hell to a tone deaf af Sin Quirin side project press release and the allegations about him that have been extremely downplayed by Ministry, Nuclear Blast and Cleopatra and any potential touring companions. Listen to the whole thing.

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Gost, the “dark synthwave frontrunner” (Kerrang!), has set an Aug. 13 release date for his new album, Rites of Love and Reverence (Century Media Records).

“I have recently been fixated on the subject of witchcraft and its effect on women throughout history,” explains Gost. “I myself practice rituals to help clear my mind and focus on my day to day endeavors. This curiosity into witchcraft’s history and my own traditions combined to inspire the new album.”

A key conceptual element is the inclusion of Dutch photographer Nona Limmen’s photograph on the album cover, as Gost explains: “I have been a fan of Nona Limmen’s work for some time now. The inspiration for the new album is much about witchcraft from the feminine perspective. For women, throughout history, witchcraft has been negative, empowering, poisonous, and beautiful. The moment I saw this photographer by Nona, I could not imagine using anything else to convey the album’s content as beautifully and powerfully as this image does.”

Gost has spent the past several years on the road, touring with a wide range of artists from his synthwave brethren like Perturbator and Carpenter Brut, to industrial artists like 3TEETH and Author & Punisher, as well as some of the biggest names in metal, like Mayhem and Power Trip. The mysterious producer cut his teeth playing in metal bands, eventually drifting towards electronic music, which combined with his fascination with the occult, John Carpenter and ‘80s slasher flicks, gave birth to his uniquely powerful sound. With haunting atmospherics and evocative aesthetics, Gost quickly developed a loyal following in both the electronic, rock and metal communities.

See the new LUNA 13 clip “Sekhmet” at Knotfest HERE. One of our favorite industrial metal acts, it is great to see the inventive, bass heavy and evil as fuck group thriving!  This song is in homage to a history of female warrior goddesses. Filmed in the duo’s home of Joshua Tree, California, the video is set in a desolate desert background and features contributions from art crew Grindhaus with the video directed by the group’s Otis Johnson

Dr. Luna says to Knotfest.com, “The video is a group of Wastelanders invoking Sekhmet in the desert with fire. It was the very first track we wrote for our God.Dis album release and represents our style of going from slow doom to thrash in a blink.”

 

Knotfest.com says of the video and track: The hellacious duo of Dr. Luna and Lilith Bathory continue to refine their signature of black metal adjacent electronica with their latest offering … the tandem’s latest is among the effort’s heaviest, indulging the band’s black metal sensibilities in a track that plays out like a spiraling decent into the bowels of hell.”

 

“Sekhmet” is the latest single from the dark lord duo’s album God.Dis that was released last November through new label, COP International (the home of Stabbing WestwardChiasm, Stoneburner, Deathline International and Suicide Queen). Previous videos have included “Cursing The Sky” (premiered via Outburn) and “Sacrificial Lamb” (premiered via Decibel). Thematically, songs on God.Dis cover the grounds of witchcraft, nuclear war and modern conspiracy theories. It’s a release that Sonic Perspectives deems “feels both simultaneously ethereal and omnipresent.”

Metal and horror legend Rob Zombie has released a new video for the single “Crow Killer Blues”, more evidence that The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy finds the musical madman seemingly loosening up and just enjoying the ride again. It is making for some of his best material in years, every song full of the dark circus of Zombie crunchy yet heavy and groovy vibe fans know and love. This one really slams home when those vocals come in.

Get your party scowl on as the wind’s howl below.

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TW: Anti-Semitism and Domestic Violence.

More accusations towards Nazi-memorabilia enthusiast Marilyn Manson have come out in relation to his abuse allegations. Evan Rachel Wood is feeling safer now and sharing more details. It certainly is sketchy as fuck to learn that he bought Eva Braun’s handbag at one point, allegedly? Who has that now and have they hopefully gotten rid of it or thrown it in a dumpster? I know there have been WW2 enthusiasts in rock before like Lemmy who collected all manner of memorabilia but Lemmy was also VERY outspoken about hating prejudice and racism and his favorite artist of all time was Little Richard. Manson seems to have very much become that which he once lampooned on Portrait Of An American Family as the toxic underbelly of American society. WTpsychoticF, dude?

His long running manager Tony Ciulla has dropped him NOW, which is completely unimpressive. How could you really not know anything between Antichrist Superstar until now, dude? While many fans are grappling how someone who has written albums important to them could be so allegedly shitty, that is not the thing to center! Mechanical Animals really helped me feel better about expressing gender fluidity but I am sure as fuck not gonna put that incidental fact above the pain of the women who have come forward. Get some perspective, fuckers!

Wood, 33, claimed on her Instagram Story Friday that in addition to emotional and sexual abuse, Manson, 52, was also abusive towards her regarding her Jewish heritage. She also denied ever having a BDSM relationship with him and dismantled other pathetic talking points abuse apologists have tried to direct towards her.

The Westworld, Frozen and True Blood actress shared Manson’s tattoos which she says are hidden swastikas and a Nazi-death’s head inspired symbol of a skull-and-crossbones. She said he didn’t have them when they started dating.

“He would draw swastikas over my bedside table when he was mad at me,” says Wood, who also related on IG in her story that she was called a Jew as an insult and her mother’s heritage discussed in a demeaning way.

I heard the ‘n’ word over and over,” she added. “Everyone around him was expected to laugh and join in. If you did not or (god forbid) called him out, you were singled out and abused more.”

People in the scene who want to victim blame and whose first impulse is to fall into every abuse apologist trope should READ THIS ARTICLE right away. It was a huge red flag when Manson’s team tried to deflect from him ending a recent interview abruptly with Metal Hammer when asked about Evan alluding previously to him being an abuser (before she outright named him) by using Rose McGowan as a token “MeToo” survivor who is friendly with him. If anyone ever tries to do that you can tell them to fuck off and that one experience does not mean everyone else’s were similar.

Also, metal and worker’s rights scribe, Kim Kelly (whose work is much appreciated for what she brings to the scene) has posted a Gizmodo piece to help people recognize Nazi and Racist dogwhistling from metal bands HERE. It has some very good techniques to try to familiarize yourself with. I for one will not promote anything from Hells Headbangers because they just don’t try hard enough to vet shit, IMO.

Reporting on metal is a complicated process and we try our best to not contribute to anything super shitty. The best thing the community can do is have an ongoing discourse on how to improve things. At various points I have not written about whole bands or labels if they are unrepentant, have done zero sincere restorative justice or it’s just way too sketch to know. This goes for multiple reasons/topics. Together we can try and stay on top of this stuff instead of making an anything goes climate. You are under no obligation to support Destroyer 666 casually calling people whores or “effeminate men” as an insult just because you like metal.

The term “cancel culture” is itself an alt-right seeded concept (like “virtue” signal or “SJW”) that seeks to diminish the efforts of accountability and social justice.  Contrarian fuckheads seem to think no one has the intelligence to be able to understand nuance or degrees of contrition. If that were the case there would never be ex-neo nazis like Christian Picciolini who now do important anti-racism activism!

And then there is this I’d like to draw your attention towards:

Lastly, some smart words from Kris Esfandiari, who we have often said for awhile now is the dopest current singer in metal (and several other genres).

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It is most definitely not about the he said, she said bullshit according to Wes Borland in regards to Marilyn Manson allegedly being a shitty, damaged and extremely toxic, unrepentant person. Head to Metalsucks HERE for a piece where Borland is quoted from Twitch saying that he believes all the women who have come forward. The list of allegations is horrific. Ashley Lindsey Morgan’s allegation (TW assault, racism) has particularly lingered in my head for how horrible it is to threaten someone Jewish with harm unless they purchase you fucking Nazi relics? Disgusting.

One other thing I want to mention that really bugs me and has had me arguing constantly with scumbag reply guys on posts around various online outlets about this topic is when they ignore saying something supportive to the people who have made a brave allegation and instead cheaply say ,“his music sucked anyway.” 

That is not me defending someone’s art. It is pointing out that it is not the time and fucking place to focus shift and imply, intentionally or not, that is isn’t that big a deal because you thought an artist wasn’t fucking good. How about instead have more empathy for the harm that is being discussed and try and learn a thing or two as well (this also goes for the people mocking AOC for mentioning resurgent compounded traumas and PTSD) about the myriad of reasons why people stay silent. Instead you scum are contributing to them.

 

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Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood has named Marilyn Manson as her abuser in a post on Instagram. Hopefully she can find healing from this situation and metal fans will not just attack her because she spoke out against an artist they like. Four other women have come forward as well.

 

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Happy Halloween, my ghoulish darlings! Pleased to report that Rob Zombie has released probably his gnarliest track in awhile for y’all. “The Triumph of King Freak…” kicks off with some weird and cool atmospherics before clobbering down with some vintage Zombie heavy charm followed by some major boogie. John5 kicks ass on this one as well with a few parts bordering on Tom Morello inventiveness.  The song is from the modestly titled album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, out March 12, 2021 via Nuclear Blast.  Loving the crazy boom box and scratch sections that gave me weird flashbacks to the fun detours on Beck’s Odelay album.

“I do not forgive/I do not save.” Hell fuckin’ yeah! This seems like it is going to be a creative and very major record for the master of undead ceremonies.

Zombie is also making an exclusive colored 7-inch available for the new single with B-side “The Serenity Of Witches.”  Check it out here.

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Grammy-nominated band Code Orange have announced “Back Inside The Glass,” an all-immersive environmental experience placing Code Orange’s live show at the center of awe-inspiring virtual landscapes.

Broadcasting live October 31st at 4:00PM EST / 1:00PM PST, “Back Inside The Glass” will see Code Orange delivering a colossal livestream performance in a way never-before-seen, and will feature special guests Machine GirlYear Of The Knife (playing their LP Internal Incarceration in full) and Jesus Piece kicking off the stream with brand-new sets delivered through a cinematic lens.

Tickets for “Back Inside The Glass”, including VIP packages with a virtual fan experience that allows viewers to digitally project themselves into the venue as the band performs, are on sale now at live.codeorangetoth.com. All tickets will receive an instant download of “The Cutter,” a never-before released track from the Underneath album sessions. Fans can also tune in at 3:00PM EST / 12:00PM PST for Mudbangers Ball (Vol.2), a special livestream preshow hosted by Riki Rachtman featuring interviews and new heavy music videos, reimagining a beloved format.

Code Orange vocalist Jami Morgan commented on the announcement: “We are very excited to present the next chapter of the Code Orange live streaming experiment. We are hoping to deliver something on a whole new level with ‘Back Inside The Glass’ and are glad to have our brothers and sisters in Jesus Piece, Year Of The Knife, and Machine Girl along with us.”

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Horrible news as Burton C Bell quits Fear Factory

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 4:49 PM (PST)

Fear Factory‘s classic line up changed my life. Seeing them years ago at Tramps in NYC playing “Piss Christ” was the most intense baptism of musical fire and a complete revelation on what intensity of sound merged with science fiction could accomplish. It has been agonizing as a fan over the years to see the fighting and constant musical chairs, despite many great albums along the way. And don’t get me started on Christian’s occasional very wacky hot take comments like recently downplaying the problematic nature of the Confederate flag when reminiscing about Pantera on IG (who I love but it is more than ok to critique about that). Raymond has always been super cool to me and with the exception of Gene Hoglan it also was a drag to see his impact downplayed by drum machines or lesser, if talented, characters behind the kit.

Burton C. Bell has now quit the band (who endured lengthy litigation between the classic line up members in recent years) and has released a lengthy, sad fucking statement you can read HERE. It seems pretty damn harsh on Dino, much as I love Burt. I can’t even write all the deets out for you all right now because I am so effin’ bummed.

Sadly, I now hope Dino just finishes the last album mix tweaks and releases it and lets the band end. It will be sad but we will have the final album. It isn’t a band that would be cool to continue without Burton. He is intrinsically linked to the psychic machinery of the material like a cyborg with head implants. Whenever key elements have been removed it has somewhat worked but also something has been slightly missing. Some bands are a sum of their parts and that chemistry.

Dino should just start Divine Heresy again (replacing Tommy in that is a LOT easier than replacing BURTON in FER FACTORY). Burton is happy with Ascension Of The Watchers. The other guys should do a follow up to the critically undervalued Arkaea record Years In The Darkness. But if Fear Factory can’t be fixed then spare parts isn’t the solution.

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3TEETH released a GUNS AKIMBO two track 2x single featuring cover songs of “Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet and “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead or Alive. Both songs are featured in the 2019 film GUNS AKIMBO starring Daniel Radcliffe. Purchase or stream the new music HERE.

“We were in the middle of an 8 week summer tour when Jason ( the director ) hit me up on twitter basically asking if we’d be interested in working on some music for his new movie. I thought his last film Deathgasm was super fun and when he told me the plot and showed me some scenes for Guns Akimbo I was immediately interested. He then told me the cover songs it would be which made me a little skeptical and than told me we basically had like 10 days to turn in masters which was pretty daunting because we literally had 1 day off on our tour schedule which landed 2 days before it needed to be turned in. I knew it was going to be nearly impossible but I said fuck it, we’ll make it happen. So after our show in Nashville we spent a full 12 hour day at Southern Ground studios and didn’t leave till we had the tracks. I remember thinking to myself at one point, why fuck did I agree to this time frame and how badly everyone just wanted to sleep in on our day off but somehow someway it wall worked out and Jason and the producers loved the music. So the lesson learned here is, fuck days off,” states 3TEETH frontman Alexis “Lex” Mincolla about the release.

“I was approaching the end of GUNS AKIMBO post production, and had a big problem. None of the music cues for a particular action scene were working. The scene features our hero Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) being tracked down to his work by a deranged spree killer, who proceeds to spray the office with a lead bukkake. It needed something special. I decided to reach out to one of my favorite bands: 3TEETH. I had been thrashing their latest album METAWAR, which is pretty much the official soundtrack to the apocalyptic hellscape we call modern society. I knew their catchy brand of industrial metal would be perfect for the on-screen insanity.

Although they were busy touring, Lex generously agreed to smash out a version of Dead Or Alive’s – “You Spin Me Round” on one of their rest days. I was under the gun, being told that if we didn’t have a track in a few days, a lame generic music cue would have to suffice. Fortunately, 3TEETH blew everyone away with a crushing take on the 80’s glam pop hit that both surpasses and subverts it. The producers loved the track so much that they agreed to have them record a second cover song, Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. Working with 3TEETH on the film was an absolute blast. These singles are like crack for your ears, and compliment the bubblegum hyperviolence of GUNS AKIMBO perfectly,” adds director Jason Howden.

3TEETH’s latest album, METAWAR, was released via Century Media Records in July of 2019 to much acclaim. The full-length album was produced by Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson).

Arizona’s REALIZE channel Godflesh, Nailbomb, and Meathook Seed with their sophomore album Machine Violence, assembling an abrasive and hyper-aggressive take on industrial metal. Machine Violence is out September 25th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records (continuing to celebrate 30 years in style). Digital is HERE and Physical pre-orders are available HERE.

CW: Rape,  minor abuse, drugs.

Writing this post is triggering as hell and my hands have been shaking.

The great writer Maggie Serota at Billboard has published a must read piece regarding child rape allegations against Sin Quirin of one of my all time favorite bands Ministry. The headline of the article falsely says Underage Sexual Relationships but there is no such thing because you aren’t in a “relationship” if someone is not able to legally consent , not to mention there is a wild power dynamic imbalance. Two alleged victims have spoken out and there appears to be a lot of corroborating email evidence and more – including statements from a former partner of the Ministry guitarist, Lacey Sculls.

I have several thoughts. Ministry needs to kick or at minimum sit Sin down out of the band line-up immediately while this is looked into. I have interviewed Al 2x and Sin once and know former member of the band and they were a huge part of my social consciousness developing. So what. Despite talking to Al being a highlight of my professional career, Sin needs to sit down and not be on the tour with KMFDM while this gets “sorted out”.

Al issued a rather anemic statement through legal channels: In a statement, the band’s lawyer said, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen “is unaware of any of potential nefarious activity by any member of Ministry during their respective tenure(s) with the band including but not limited to Mr. Sin Quirin.”

Well, hire someone else for the upcoming tour anyway. Even if you are “unaware” of it, there needs to be accountability in these matters and erring on side of caution to show survivors in your fandom and the wider world that this is something the band doesn’t take lightly. Especially since Al has condemned R. Kelly rightfully in the past.

This is a situation where the band can find someone else easy who would jump at the chance to play Sin’s parts. Dino Cazares or anyone who can play fast industrial would be great. Quirin’s attorney also calling one of the allegations “hilariously false” is a huge no no. It is not a hilarious situation in any way. This is the kind of tone deaf insensitive to victims BS response that- even if for example Maynard from Tool was innocent of edging the age of consent and having security poach girls off boyfriends at shows- soured me from supporting Tool at all again after Maynard rebuked the recent allegations against him with snarky tweets that could be very discouraging to people on fence about coming forward.

If someone is innocent I am not saying they should never play again but otherwise they need to be accountable and then it is up to the victims comfort what happens.

“The thing about being young is you have a harder time saying no,” recalls one of the alleged Sin victims. “…I really don’t want to let this person down, but I also don’t want this person to hurt me.”

I have a lot of sexual trauma and can relate to that statement. When I was 15 I was statutory raped by someone twice my age when I was incapacitated on three bags of heroin after a NIN/Manson show and my first time ever in Harlem in an unfamiliar neighborhood. It is one of my core traumas from early life and I never spoke about it for years because the person’s father is the first black person ever to win the Pulitzer Prize in a huge category and was a symbol of unity. I didn’t want to tarnish their family legacy and thought I would be mocked. It was very emasculating to me as a very closeted non-binary person, on top of everything else. I felt “not a man”.

I am lucky to have had a measure of restorative justice with this person and another friend who did something to me (there are several more including a literal doctor who I never will). That is not always healthy or possible. But the mental burdens certainly persisted for years of compartmentalization and therapists have agreed it is one of my foundational traumas from youth. I have spent years navigating very difficult times of mania, hyper apology, self-destructive cycles and racing thoughts, insomnia and other things that sadly still rear their head at time. Thankfully with the new decade I am meditating and sober again from booze, so far so good (and no narcotics at all since 1999). Sometimes due to this and other things like varying dysphoria or mental baggage I have had to be celibate for years at a time.

We can’t just pretend these scars and hurdles are all fake or people aren’t left holding the bag for other people’s “it was a wild, rock n roll time”. I have to think of that every time I love, say, David Bowie or Zeppelin. Humanity has to try and be accountable when there has been harm. Or at the very LEAST try and be healing and calm in the surrounding discourse so as not to encourage the type of “His Side Too” online bullying that Backstreet Boys fans dumped on  the wonderful Melissa Schuman.

Sure, the conversation has evolved a lot since the 70’s and 80’s when more rock “gods” than not were doing super sketch shit… but even if someone like Sin WAS innocent – if we don’t even have civil discourse around these matters and sound arrogant like Sin’s lawyer or Maynard (who I believe said he shouldn’t have to bother responding to allegations or something similar), how the hell are people ever going to heal or feel safe. How can we trust the intentions of a band with social lyrics like Ministry? OR should we focus instead on the part in your book where you mock Madonna smelling like‘ tuna and dog shit’, Al?

 

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Doom Candy release new track “Doom Candy”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 12:25 PM (PST)

Self-described elektro-thrash metallers Doom Candy have released a new track “Doom Candy (Zardonic Remix).”

The song is from the group’s forthcoming Suicide Effects EP which is set to be released in 2020.

Doom Candy features music from Jeffrey Nothing and Thomas Church.

Check out “Doom Candy” here.

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Aborym announce new album ‘Hostile’ for 2020

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:36 AM (PST)


Hot on the heels of their 25 Anniversary Celebration through the release of the trilogy Something for Nobody (3 LPs, released via Dead Seed Production in the between of 2017 and 2019) ABORYM are about to enter the most prolific period within their extensive career with the highly anticipated brand new album HOSTILE due for international release on 2020 by DEAD SEED PRODUCTIONS.

Their 8th studio album is titled HOSTILE and ABORYM are currently recording it at NGM studios and Synthesis Studios with the sound engineer Andrea Corvo.

The new album will be mixed in Rome and Bangkok by the legendary producer Keith Hillebrandt, sound-designer, remixer and programmer from San Francisco (now Bangkok based) who has worked within the music software business and with/for various artists such as Stevie Wonder, Consolidated and David Bowie. He has also manipulated sound in many musical outfits including Nine Inch Nails, Blast Conservatory, Cleopatra System and Full Court Press (a band he was in), as well as working in Naut Humon’s Sound Traffic Control. Keith Hillebrandt has also released four solo albums and an EP. On David Bowie’s I’m Afraid Of Americans, Hillebrandt is listed as a full member of NIN along with Dave Ogilvie, Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser.

The mastering will be entrusted to the Aborym long time associate Marc Urselli, 5-time Grammy Award nominated, 3-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer. Marc Urselli works with artists from around the world such as U2, Foo Fighters, Sting, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Nick Cave, Børns, Mike Patton, John Zorn, Elton John […]

“It’s taken us a while,” – says lead singer and mastermind Fabrizio Giannese aka Fabban – “but over the last couple of years I put together a great team of individuals to work with, and that, as well as a revitalized and energetic new commitment has triggered an effect that has dramatically overhauled ABORYM. Hostile is testament to that. It’s rude, it’s ballsy and at the same time it’s sensitive and extremely intimate”

“It was a great pleasure making the new album,” concludes Giannese. “Sometimes you hit a period where everything just fits together perfectly and turns out exactly as you hoped it would. Hostile reflects that very sentiment, and much more.”

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