Band Announcement: Abbey Death

Abbey Death
[Brooklyn, NY]

Valerie Abbey (Gentile) & Abbey Nex are taking the goth industrial world on by themselves in their project Abbey Death. This time Abbey Death delivers a fresh take on what they do best, creating a fresh new sound for the Goth Industrial Scene. Valerie & Abbey are known for their energetic performances in Combichrist, The Crushadows, Psyclon Nine, Angelspit, Genitorturers & Black Tape for a Blue Girl.

Band Announcement: The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre
[Toronto, Canada / Metropolis Records]

The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.

The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached and signed by Metropolis Records and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.

In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band’s highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.

Band Announcement – DaGeist

[France / Danse Macabre Records]

DaGeist is a french Darkwave, New Wave and electro band. Their first album entitled “40” was released in 2016 on the German label Danse Macabre Records.
Featuring analog keyboard sounds, a cold wave bass, new wave guitar sounds and sometimes an energetic, sometimes melancholic voice.
By its name, DaGeist wants to make travel “the spirit” of the one who listens to the rhythm of the compositions and to transmit the emotion lived by the band during the concerts.
With this album daGeist has travelled the dark scene in Europe including Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Spain and shared the stage with bands such as Trisomie 21, Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Clan of Xymox, Anne Clark, Covenant, Rosa Crvx, Die Krupps, DAF,and so on. DaGeist has performed in several festivals such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the W festival , and Les Nuits Dark Rituals among others!
With the second album SeXy, DaGeist is coming back with darker titles, with more percussion, a very cold bass and a really present voice all in a dark, romantic atmosphere that reminds us the sounds of the 80s!

Band Announcement: Chmcl Str8jckt

Chmcl Str8jckt
[New Jersey / Cleopatra Records]

Northern New Jersey’s Chmcl Str8jckt fuse old school metal guitars with classic Wax Trax! era industrial music to bring you sinister Industrial Rock with a vintage flavor.
Releasing their self-titled debut in 2017, they quickly got many excellent reviews and airplay on countless radio stations and internet platforms. In 2018, while writing their new material, they offered up their debut tracks for remix to other international industrial artists and put out the 18 track remix release, called “RMX”. Featuring artists like Leaetherstrip and Adoration Destroyed, this also came out to rave review and much airplay.
Chmcl Str8jckt has become know for a strong, engaging live show, with dark imagery and select theatrics to enhance the disturbing themes of their songs. They have been direct support for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and opened for acts such as Orgy and Christian Death and Skold.
Chmcl Str8jckt has recently finished recording their new CD “WRTCHD THNGS” with John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke) producing….releasing in August 2019 on Cleopatra Records.

Band Announcement: The Cruxshadows

The Crüxshadows
[Jacksonville, FL / Wishfire Records]

A mix of darkwave and synth-driven goth pop, Florida’s Crüxshadows became an unlikely source of optimism in a genre better known for its outright gloominess. Formed in Tallahassee by enigmatic frontman Rogue, the band (pronounced Croo-shadows) issued a self-released cassette, …Night Crawls In, in 1993 before signing with Philadelphia-based Dancing Ferret Discs, which issued their follow-up, Telemetry of a Fallen Angel, in 1997. Employing a blend of atmospheric electronics and organic elements like violin and guitar, Rogue and his frequently changing ensemble of collaborators pitted themes of hope and inner strength against a backdrop of dark-hued synth pop and dance music. Through tireless touring and recording, the Crüxshadows began to amass a wide fan base within the many diverse subcultures of the darkwave movement and, by the early 2000s, had found an eager audience in Europe. Following several increasingly successful releases, the band’s 2002 album, Wishfire, became a Top Ten hit on Germany’s Deutsche Alternative chart. Their next album, Ethernaut, arrived a year later, followed in 2004 by a remix album and later the live CD/DVD set Shadowbox. In a surprise showing back home, the Crüxshadows’ 2006 single, “Sophia,” debuted at number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Single Sales chart and number seven on the Hot 100 Single Sales chart. The accompanying album, DreamCypher, yielded a second hit in “Birthday,” greatly expanding the band’s audience in the U.S., while at the same time they began to make inroads in Asia, playing the MIDI Festival in Beijing. Released in 2008, the Immortal EP also found success on Billboard, while the Crüxshadows’ next full-length, the mythology-inspired 2012 release As the Dark Against My Halo, became their first number one on the Deutsche Alternative chart. The Crüxshadows continued to make frequent tours of Europe while taking more selective gigs in the U.S. and appealing to their large gamer audience at the annual Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. Returning in 2017, the Crüxshadows delivered the full-length Astromythology via their own Wishfire label.

The Cruxshadows will also be hosting a VIP meet & greet session where you can meet the band for all VIP ticket holders!

Band Announcement: God Module

God Module
[Florida / Metropolis Records]

God Module is the dark electronic musical project of Jasyn Bangert with assistance from Andrew Pearson onstage and in the studio.
As underground musical trends have come and gone, God Module have stayed at the forefront of the Dark Electronic scene for the past 20 years.
Mixing harsher musical styles (Punk, Death Rock and Metal) with his love for electronic music (EBM, Industrial, Synthpop and Techno) God Module was created.
Incorporating imagery and aesthetics from his interest in the Horror genre and the Paranormal, God Module has taken on a dark persona over the years.
With numerous successful North American headlining tours and hundreds of shows around the world God Module have solidified their reputation as one of the top live performers in the Industrial genre.
God Module is current signed to Metropolis Records in North America and Infacted recordings in Europe.

Band Announcement: Velvet Acid Christ

Velvet Acid Christ
[Denver, Colorado / Metropolis Records]

Velvet Acid Christ returns with a new album Ora Oblivionis. Inspired by the idea of self destruction, this album touches on every aspect of the band’s sound, new & old. An analog feel runs through the album, wherein dance industrial, minimalist goth dance, dreamy piano soundscapes & industrial metal are all explored. Ora Oblivionis is a varied yet cohesive album, and Velvet Acid Christ’s finest work to date.

Velvet Acid Christ is Bryan Erickson and Dianna Recalde. Velvet acid christ has finished Ora Oblivionis that drops aug 9th, and fun with knives remastered that drops july 26th. They are currently working on the next LP for 2020 called “nothing”.

Band Announcement: Ego Likeness

Ego Likeness
[Maryland / Metropolis Records]

Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer , a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel ‘Dune’, the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. By 2000, the couple was moving the project in a darker electronic/ dance direction, resulting in a self-released full length album entitled ‘Dragonfly’.

Ego Likeness signed with Dancing Ferret Discs for the release of 2004’s ‘Water to the Dead’. This album featured the band’s electronic roots while exploring a bit of a heavier rock sound.

For 2010, Ego Likeness signed with Metropolis Records to release their fourth album,’Breedless’.

In 2015 Ego Likeness released the long awaited fifth studio album album ‘When The Wolves Return’.

Often accused (though never convicted) of being one of the hardest working bands in the US scene, the duo somehow manage to find time to be prolific in other creative endeavors, with Steven’s additional music projects Hopeful Machines and Stoneburner, as well as being an accomplished painter and children’s book author, and Donna having published several novels including the acclaimed “Isabelle Burning” and “Red Horses”.

Band Announcement: The Gothsicles

The Gothsicles
[Boston / Tigersquawk Records]

It’s star-born sounds off the starboard bow as the squamously famous level bosses of industrial Boston, THE GOTHSICLES, make their Dark Side of the Con debut!

These international implacables keep the raucousness cacophonous by marrying an irresponsible mix of high-energy darkness with 8-bit grit. Catch the electronic body magic!

Band Announcement: Astari Nite

Astari Nite
[Miami, Florida]

Astari Nite crosses an obscure mix between gothic rock and post-punk, exploring themes of death, love and the occult.
Having performed alongside acts such as Peter Murphy, The Damned, Psychedelic Furs, She Wants Revenge, She Past Away, Cold Cave, Vowws, Das Ich, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Modern English, and Bestial Mouths they have established themselves as contemporaries of the post-punk / gothic rock scene.