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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.
[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.
[Belgium / Out Of Line / Metropolis Records]
Going strong for 30 years, Suicide Commando have not only been pioneers of the harder Electro genre, but continue being innovators up to this very day.
Formed in summer 1986 by Johan van Roy, the band made a name for itself through a series of self-released tapes from the late Eighties to the early Nineties. When the group released its first full-length CD “Critical Stage” in 1994, it soon would evolve into one of the most popular and important acts of the scene.
Johan van Roy explores the dark side of humanity with lashing beats, haunting atmospheric electronics and an addictively psychotic and relentlessly aggressive vocal style. With eternal club hits, such as the seminal “See You In Hell” or “Hellraiser” and an impressive roster of successful album releases, from the classics “Mindstrip”, “Axis Of Evil”, “Bind, Torture, Kill” and “Implements Of Hell” to the apocalyptic 2013-masterpiece “When Evil Speaks”, Suicide Commando continue to be genre-defining while always evolving their very own trademark sound of synthetically-induced mayhem.
They are a regular guest at the biggest scene-related festivals around the world and are renowned for their energetic stage performance. With an ever-growing rabid fan base at their back, Suicide Commando are one of the most popular live acts of the goth-industrial scene.
[United Kingdom / Infacted / Metropolis Records]
Officially formed in 2000 by JD Tucker, Grendel was quickly picked up by the legendary German label NoiTekk (a subdivision of Black Rain Records), upon hearing their first promo CD. In 2005 Grendel released their now classic “Soilbleed” EP, of which the title track is to this day an unmissable club hit worldwide. This release marked a true milestone in the band’s career and saw them touring larger stages throughout Europe, reaching a far greater audience, and topping alternative & sales charts. The EP was re-released in 2006 as “Soilbleed Redux” and featured additional material, such as a cover of Leaether Strip’s “Don’t Tame Your Soul”, “One.Eight.Zero” and a remix by New York artists Life Cried.
In 2007, Grendel released the album “Harsh Generation”. This was to become one of the most important & influential albums for the contemporary industrial & Electronic Body Music movement, marking new territory and a more matured sound & style. It remained on top positions of alternative charts, such as the DAC, GEWC, DUC for maximum periods of time. To this day, this is also an unmissable part of any industrial/ebm DJs arsenal.
In 2009, the “Chemicals + Circuitry” EP was written & recorded. This turned out to be a slight diversion from the band’s familiar sound, but received much praise and again reached top positions in the charts (DAC, GEWC, DUC, etc.), with the title track quickly becoming a favourite amongst DJ’s and listens alike.
In 2012, Grendel released the “Timewave : Zero” album. This album is both a return to their signature sound and taking on various influences from contemporary EDM styles, such as Trance, Complex Electro and House. All of this together has created the most mature Grendel sound to date and has gained highly positive feedback from both fans and media, scoring top positions in the DAC, GEWC, mail order sales charts and more. In the years that followed, Grendel toured extensively on the success of this album in both Europe & North America.
October 2017 marked the release of the eagerly awaited album, “Age Of The Disposable Body”. Not only did this album offer a rich palet of sounds & styles, but also a huge step forward vocally and lyrically, marking a new chapter in Grendel’s evolution. The album received critical acclaim & praise from both fans and press alike and reached top 5 positions in both sales & DJ charts. To promote the album, Grendel embarked on an extensive 34 date tour of North America and played major festivals across Europe.
During the time after the North American tour, JD continued working on his music, exploring new musical avenues, and spent time reflecting on recent events in his life, which resulted in the 2019 release of the “Ascending The Abyss” album. Musically it showed Grendel taking a more mature approach to their music and expanding on the new direction set by “Age Of The Disposable Body”.
[Germany / Danse Macabre Records]
As at the end of 1980’s Bruno Kramm and Stefan Ackermann, were sending their first religion-criticising demotapes they could not even imagine that this specific release would be soon defining a whole new music genre, “Neue Deutsche Todeskunst” (“new german death art”). Songs like “Gottes Tod” and “Des Satans neue Kleider”, that are still in this new century carrying a very special magic in them, became well known hymns of the black scene in the new freshly united Germany.
Since their early works “Satanische Verse” and the album “Die Propheten”, Das Ich has been combining drama with music, expressionism with classics and electronics with gothic with the intensity so far unexperienced in the music scene. They were crossing boundaries and inspiring numerous bands and forms of expression with their new art.
On their extended worldwide tours in Europe, USA, South-America, Asia, Israel and Russia, Das Ich was not only strongly promoting the culture of a new and expressive but at the same time still well beware of it’s horrifying past Germany. They also helped their mother tongue, German, to finally emancipate from Schlager, folk music and Krautrock. Between their albums “Staub”, “Egodram”, “Lava”, “Antichrist” and “Cabaret”, Stefan Ackermann and Bruno Kramm have always allowed long periods for the inspiration being able to develop their own musical language that has always been responsing to every epoch and period of time.
With their boundary-crossing, controversial and intense live shows Das Ich has developed a strong and very unique reputation that is still, over 25 years after the release of “Gottes Tod”, not comparable with any other band. Together with the metal band Atrocity, they broke through the almost impenetrable scene boundaries between metal and gothic scenes by wrapping the poet Gottfried Benn with their “Morgue” vocalization into a disturbing sound picture, which in its time-critical presentation found the premiere in the prestigious Theater of Zürich.
Still until today “everblacks” like “Kain und Abel”, “Von der Armut” or the technoide VNV Nation remix version of “Destillat” are constantly accompanying dance-floors at the worldwide Gothic parties.
After very serious illness of the singer Stefan Ackermann and the political excursion of the composer Bruno Kramm, Das Ich is now retuning stronger than ever with a new line-up and is working on a soon to be released new album.
[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.
[Virginia / Metropolis Records]
Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte have developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world.
In the late 1990s Bella Morte played an essential role in the revival of Gothic Rock in the US. The band self-released two albums and toured tirelessly carrying their sound across the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, and Britain. As a result of their growing popularity, the band signed with Cleopatra records who would re-release the now-classic Where Shadows Lie. The band would not remain with Cleopatra long, as strong sales led them to Metropolis Records, where they have released 9 full length albums and 2 EPs. In 2013 Metropolis Records released The Best Of Bella Morte (1996-2012) celebrating the first 17 years of their dark, diverse catalogue of sounds.
The members of Bella Morte are known for their love of all things horror. Classically-trained singer Andy Deane has written and published 4 horror novels (The Sticks – 2009), (The Third House – 2010), (All the Darkness in the World – 2011), (No Turning Back – 2012). Andy composed the score for the 2014 film “Plan 9” (Darkstone Entertainment), a remake of the Ed Wood classic Plan 9 From Outer Space. Bella Morte also contributed 3 songs that appear in the film. In 2010 Bella Morte teamed up with Troma Entertainment to shoot a video for their song In The Dirt. Footage for the video was shot by Lloyd Kaufman at DragonCon and Connooga earlier that year. The band has continued to work with Troma and recently composed the theme song for Return To Nuke Em High. Bella Morte has also had the pleasure of working with co-stars from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 for their 2015 video of Exorcisms.
In August of 2017 Bella Morte released their latest work Year Of The Ghost, which dives back into the band’s early post-punk, cold wave and gothic sounds. As the band continues to tour the world and write new material, they remain eternally thankful to be doing what they love: singing songs about the dead and winning the hearts of the living along the way.
Echo Black is an American dance-rock band from New York City. Formed in 2015 the band consists of Danny Blu (lead vocals), Billy Long (drums, piano) and Rob Gnarly (bass, synths) and Matt Carter (touring guitar). After building a strong social media following, the band released their first single, “Burn Another Day” featuring Davey Suicide in September 2015 on Revolver Magazine. The band later announced their first North American tour supporting The Birthday Massacre and Combichrist.
In June 2016, Alternative Press premiered Echo Black’s second single, “Pefect” featuring Telle Smith of The Word Alive. The band’s third single “Chemicals” premiered on Billboard in September 2016. With the help of their wonderful fans, Echo Black surpassed their Indiegogo campaign goal and were able to release their first album “Dawn” in October 2017. The title track served as the lead single.
Echo Black released their fifth music video for their single “Poison Apple” to critical acclaim and followed it with a sequential music video for the track “Reckless Heart.” The boys continue to tour North America and have plans to return to the studio shortly.
[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”.
[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!
The Rain Within
[Virginia / Negative Gain]
Andy Deane grew up loving the horror movies and romantic comedies of the 80s. He could watch Michael Myers taking out promiscuous teens for 90 minutes and then shift gears to find out who Molly Ringwald was going to choose to be with at the school dance. There was inspiration to be found at both ends of the spectrum… the horrific and the beautiful, the tragic and the hopeful. Either way, a great soundtrack was the one thing that could put a film over the top.
This dichotomy shapes The Rain Within’s sound in many ways; The cold synthesizers of John Carpenter and Vangelis colliding with the soulful, catchy pop structures of The Psychedelic Furs and Depeche Mode. Dance beats pound a path to the future as heartfelt lyrics draw the listener back with nostalgic words of love and loss.
After 2 successful self-released EPs, The Rain Within met up with Negative Gain Productions at a performance in Los Angeles on their first US tour. A bond was formed and from it the band’s first full-length album, Dark Drive, was born.
Atomic Eyes is the latest release for The Rain Within and is easily the band’s most ambitious work to date. This album merges synth wave and synth pop while breaking every rules for each along the way. The record manages to be more aggressive, visceral, and upbeat, all the while maintaining a sound that is uniquely his own. The Rain Within has successfully built a bridge between the 80s and today’s audience.
Andy Deane is a modern renaissance man, having found success as a musician, a horror author, and most recently as a photographer. He studied voice training with a teacher specializing in opera for many years, and continues to learn on the job. He has toured the US extensively and found his way to Europe and the UK on several occasions with his goth rock band Bella Morte. The Rain Within is his latest musical conquest and a Atomic Eyes was released on Valentine’s Day, 2018.
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.
[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.
Methodical is a six-member metal industrial band originating out of New Jersey.
As a band, the members will remain focused, diligent, and methodical on the presentation of their message. Methodical will equally be recognized for its musical successes and its humanitarian accomplishments.
Purpose, Principles, and Goals:
Methodical was created to take a position against abuse (mainly child abuse) and bring awareness to suicide through artistic and positive forums. As a whole, the band has experienced mental, physical, and sexual abuse(s). While many victims of abuse become fatalities of the experience and continue the vicious cycle, Methodical has chosen to end it. The band will participate with charities that share its purposes, principles, and goals. With one song, one show, and one stance at a time, Methodical will pursue the opposition of abuse and suicide consistently, and not only when it is fashionable. The foundation of the band is its belief that (in place of crumbling), one can ascertain strength from a life’s events that are designed to hurt you and be stronger because of it.
“We are Methodical, we will take a stand together, united, and we will remain who we are.”
[Germany / Danse Macabre Records]
If you’re searching for Industrial-Metal à la Marilyn Manson, Psyclon Nine or Columbine, look no further: A team of four with their unmistakable Gothic style and Dreads storm the stages of this world!
The band Devil-M can only be described in one word: chaos. With “Revenge of the Antichrist” the band released their first album in 2014, which gave them cover stories in various music magazines and resulted additional feedback on all channels. After a successful tour in Germany with the undisputed Aggrotech band Centhron and another with Grausame Töchter, the next album followed in 2017: “Hollow Earth”. Aggression and distorted drum samples mated wonderfully with soundtrack elements. The first digital chart successes, vinyl, an associated remix album, a live album and a tour with genre colleagues Freakangel all showed positive results.
Now the band is facing their third album “Astharat”. Frontman Max was asked what the fans will expect: “Imagine we play aggressive metal and there’s war all around us.” As guests Devil-M welcome the most sinister band in the world STALLAGH. The ride will be extremely uncomfortable! The change to the established label Danse Macabre Records once again proves confirmation in the right direction. Next goal of the band: Take the stage show to the next level!
[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!
Using vintage video game controllers as musical instruments, custom equipment, and a self-contained light show, Ghostfeeder’s retro-infused, synthrock performance has thus far toured North America with En Esch (KMFDM), PIG, Grendel, Covenant, Julien-K, and The Birthday Massacre.
A collaboration on a music video with Chris Corner (IAMX, Sneaker Pimps) propelled Ghostfeeder’s name, music, and style into the international spotlight.
In 2019, Ghostfeeder released STAR BEAST. Electro and synth wave inspired, this latest album received additional production and mixing by Amir Derakh (Orgy, Julien-K) and critical acclaim.
[Tampa, FL / Aural Alchemy Records]
00tz 00tz is an industrial dark electronica project which was created by then sole member Nicky Phoenix. Nicky Phoenix who was a veteran musician of the New York metal/industrial scene began 00tz 00tz as a instrumental project in 2008. First featured on the the release of 00tz 00tz’s second Album “Frequency Damage” in 2010, vocalist Krysta Veronica Button began to lend her agressive voice and lyrics to the overall sound of 00tz 00tz. Over the past eleven years 00tz 00tz has released 6 albums and perfomed numerous times throughout the United States. Often performing in support of well known acts across the industrial/ebm/goth/sythpop scene, 00tz 00tz always delivers electric high energy performances which are not to be missed.
[Portland, OR / RMLfx / Enfected Records]
Die Robot is an American Alternative Rock / Electro Industrial band. This is future rock in a post-industrial age. Their sound straddles rock and electronic with a wide appeal. Unique, haunting, and romantic, Die Robotis full of angst and soul with the groove of a predatory animal. Die Robot is Vince Christian and Barbie Saint featuring different live members.
Vince provides powerful vocals and a fierce performance. Barbie’s strings are dark and passionate, combining not only bass and guitar, but synthesized leads simultaneously, a unique sound accomplished with special custom gear designed for Barbie Saint by Retro Mechanical Labs. Mal Hamilton’s keys, synth, and electronic drums fill the dance floor and Rosmic Z’s guitars accentuate an engaging performance, producing and intense electronic plus analog soundscapes.
Since their formation in 2014, Die Robot performed with artists like Stabbing Westward, Clan of Xymox, The 69 Eyes, John 5 (Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson), The Birthday Massacre, Orgy, Conjure One (Front Line Assembly – Delerium), Unter Null, God Module, 16volt, Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Erasure), David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) Julien-K, Kite, among many others. They are claiming a spot as one of the elites in the Electronic Industrial Rock circuit.
Stoneburner is the tribal industrial side project of Steven Archer—best known as half of the dark electronic rock band Ego Likeness. Stoneburner explores a drastically darker and malevolent side often depicted in his visual art.
Stoneburner draws direct influences from many early industrial and experimental artists and fuses it with modern production values and a tribal aesthetic. It runs the gambit from brutal aggressive beats and distorted vocal, to chasms of deep emotion and cold beauty.
The new album “Technology Implies Belligerence” (Negative Gain 2019) takes it’s name from Peter Watts’ dark biological/ psychological science fiction novel “Blindsight” and explores many of the ideas from the novel as well as Steven’s aggressive and occasionally gruesome artistic sense.
Solo or with an ever-rotating band of musicians, Stoneburner live is a thing to be experienced. Steven violently attacks his personal drum rig and stalks the stage like a caged animal in a haze of smoke, light, and video projection. He has been joined on drums by members of Mindless Faith, Velvet Acid Christ, Chemlab, Chant, Ivardensphere, Die Warzau, Go Fight, and many others.
In addition to his own material, he will often perform classic industrial songs for his own amusement and is occasionally joined on stage by his wife and collaborator Donna Lynch to perform reworked Ego Likeness material.
Stoneburner returns industrial to its aggressive, percussive, intelligent, and experimental roots.
Cliff and Ivy
Cliff and Ivy are Alaska’s goth duo, and Alaska’s only goth band. With a solid background in punk and metal, they bring a traditional goth/deathrock sound into a new world. Together for many years, their live shows are exciting, theatrical and poetic, with some spoken word and original art shadow masks for the audience to participate and take home. Inspired by art, punk, hardcore, old school goth and EBM, horror movies, no wave, industrial music, tribal music, current events and unwritten history, they have been compared to Killing Joke, Ministry, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, and Dead Can Dance and were named World Goth band 2019 by World of Goth magazine. Their music and art speak to your soul, proving that dark music and art happens everywhere, even under the midnight sun.
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.
Peter Turns Pirate
Since 2015 Peter Turns Pirate has been driving his way through the industrial scene through touring, albums and music videos. His live stage presence is becoming well known amongst some heavy hitters in the scene. In the spring of 2018 on his most recent U.S. Tour had him supporting Grendel and Ghostfeeder and several shows with Covenant, which spanned nearly 6 weeks.
Also pulling double duty as Grendel’s Keyboardist/Backing vocals. In 2016 PTP embarked on a U.S Tour opening for Industrial legends PIG and En Esch which spanned Four weeks. In 2015 PTP Opened The AfterMath Festival in Toronto CA, notable acts included 3 TEETH, HAUJOBB, and LEATHER STRIP.
Peter Turns Pirate has released 3 Full length albums and numerous EPs and singles over the years.
In the last 3 years he has Opened for such acts as Aesthetic Perfection, Covenant, Skold, PIG, Grendel, Ludovico Technique, CHRYSALIDE, Ghostfeeder, One Eyed Doll and Squid Lid. His music is a mesh of metal, electronics, pop, ambient and experimental influences.
[Pittsburgh, PA / Distortion Productions]
Tragic Impulse is hard-hitting EBM/Industrial from Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2015, the band has released three full-length albums and one EP/Single. A review of their 2019 album “Echoes of the Unseen” by Side-Line Magazine states: “Echoes Of The Unseen” sounds a bit like entering a sonic danger zone! Get ready to hear one of the most promising dark-electro/EBM projects from the moment”.
Tragic Impulse ranges stylistically from beat-driven EBM to catchy synthpop. Their music has been featured in clubs and is in rotation on goth/industrial radio in North America, Europe, and South America.
Live, Tragic Impulse has toured with Electronic Saviors and shared a stage with bands such as Leæther Strip, Suicide Commando, Ludovico Technique, and Dark Side of the Con veterans Ego Likeness, Spider Lilies, and Abbey Death (to name a few). Currently they are performing both headlining and supporting performances through 2020.
The Mary Lous
“Spooky, ukey, sometimes kooky, horrorpunk from New Jersey!
The Mary Lous are a four piece band based out of Northern NJ. Delivering their unique, catchy brand of punk rock that’s equal parts comedy, creepy, and campy. Adding an exciting element to their music using electric ukuleles and upbeat 50’s-esque pop tempos, The Mary Lous have a sound that will sneak into your brain like an ear worm and live there for days, maybe even weeks WHO KNOWS. You’ll just have to see for yourself!”
[Pittsburgh / Distortion Productions]
In 2015, Lee Lauer of Aslan Faction approached Jim Semonik (Electronic Saviors/Rein[Forced]) at a KMFDM show. Jim’s band, Rein[Forced], was opening the gig. They became fast friends and share a mutual love of industrial music. Lee approached Jim about working on a project and thus Red Lokust was born.
Their debut album “The Repercussions of Shedding Your Skin” is a relentless assault on the mind as well as the dance floor. Dealing with subjects of personal change, selfishness, paranoia and different points of view, “Repercussions” is a solid album through and through and includes the singles “When We Knew You”, “Judgement Chamber” and “Mistakes Were Made”. Their first track, “Speechless”, appeared on the high profile Electronic Saviors 4 compilation in June 2016. The album also includes bonus remixes by Leaether Strip and Interface, was mastered by Reza Udhin of Inertia and Killing Joke, and stunning artwork by Byron Winton.
New material started filtering out in 2018 with a brand new track “I’m Not Here” on Electronic Saviors 5 another one “Letter From Grindcore” on the Respect the Prime:Constructed Cold EP. On said EP is also a collab with New Jersey’s Panic Lift called “Constructed Cold”. It was an intense club smasher that took dancefloors by storm. In 2019, Red Lokust is currently writing the follow up album “Whom the Gods Wish to Ruin, They First Drive Mad” which is due in Spring 2020. There will also be more new material on the upcoming Electronic Saviors 6:Reflection compilation in Summer 2020.