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[Los Angeles, CA]
ORGY emerged in the Goth / Industrial music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of ‘Blue Monday’ on their platinum-selling ‘Candyass’ album. The track sold over 1 million copies and is still selling 20 years later. Their follow-up album ‘Vapor Transmission’ was certified gold and peaked at 16 in the US billboard charts. Orgy has built a worldwide audience for the brand. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia PSP and their D1 Music /DLC Records Independent “TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE” DVD promotional tour the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY’s fans.
Born in San Francisco, CA, Jay Gordon was heavily influenced by music from a young age. After playing bass for several years and working as a producer and engineer on several albums (including Coal Chamber’s self-titled album and others), Jay was introduced to four other musicians who, with him, would eventually form ORGY. After establishing themselves in the scene, the band was noticed by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis and signed to Elementree/Reprise records.
2021 ORGY has been working on music. This first single release from ORGY in 2021 is titled: “Karma Kastles” Mixed by Jay Baumgardner of NRG Recording Studios, mastered by Howie Weinberg and is a musical collaboration written by Jay Gordon, Carlton Bost, Nic Speck, Creighton Emrick. Jay and Carlton have been writing some great new stuff and the guys chose this as the first single while Shelter in Place has dominated the music world.
The guys are still working on the #newmusic album trying to deliver a strong representation of the bands roots.
The new sound for ORGY has great lyrics, melodies, and guitars.
Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.
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.
Assemblage 23 is the brainchild of Seattle-based Tom Shear. Canadian label Gashed signed Assemblage 23 in 1998, and the following year released the project’s first full-length, Contempt. In 2001, follow-up album Failure, a mature recording of electro and industrial dance, was issued and found popularity in dance clubs. After difficulties with Gashed, Assemblage 23 signed with Metropolis in 2001, re-releasing Contempt and Failure. Assemblage 23’s first collection of new music for the label, Defiance, dropped in 2002, with Storm arriving the following year. Released in 2007, Meta featured the hit single “Binary,” which cracked the Top 25 on the Billboard U.S. singles chart; that same year saw the release of a set of tracks culled from between 1988 and 1998 titled Early, Rare, and Unreleased. The single “Spark” preceded 2009’s Compass and Early, Rare, and Unreleased, Vol. 2. Bruise arrived in 2012, followed in 2017 by Endure, the group’s eighth studio long-player.
[Washington / 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.
[Long Beach, Ca / Circuit Freq Records]
Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly evolving musical fashion house. In the late 90’s they were responsible for massive radio and sales hits such as “Blind” (Korn), “Blue Monday”,” Stitches”, and “Fiction” (Orgy), and recently “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down” (Dead By Sunrise with their pal Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K – which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, and even the Black Keys (see Derakh’s sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on “We’re Here With You”).
In July 2014 Julien-K launched it’s third album concept with a 3 song prelude to an ambitious double album-concept-esthetic-movement calling it “California Noir”. The CA Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing their struggle to discover the meaning of the California dream.
In 2017, the band released Time Capsule: A Future Retrospective, a 4 disk, 64 song mega-package aimed at the band’s core fanbase, which consisted of unreleased songs, b-sides, never heard before remixes, and live versions of some of their biggest hits.
After a successful summer 2017 tour alongside PIG and Ghostfeeder, 2018 saw the band hit the stages around the world again on headline tours, as well as in support of their friends Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult. Their newest album, Harmonic Disrputor (this time with the addition of new collaborators Bidi Cobra and Alex Gonzales), was released in 2020, that sees the band going back to their roots, while including some new aural surprises at the same time.
[NYC / Noitekk / Cop International]
Formed in 2004, FGFC820 is the harsh EBM project from well-known and respected New York City DJs, Rexx Arkana and Dräcos. Drawing on joint and separate influences ranging from old school industrial to modern gabber, Arkana and Dräcos combine to create a sound that is at once melodic and relentlessly rhythmic, “bringing the ‘thump’ back to EBM”, as one reviewer recently put it.
In addition to his 20 years of experience as both a DJ and promoter – having worked with everyone from industrial stalwarts Skinny Puppy and Ministry to newer stars Covenant and VNV Nation – Rexx Arkana is also the founder of the scene supergroup Bruderschaft. A collaboration of some of the electronic music world’s top talents, Bruderschaft drew together, under Arkana’s leadership, members of VNV Nation, Covenant, Apoptygma Berzerk and Icon of Coil in a charitable effort to benefit cancer research and treatment.
As an artist in his own right, Arkana has also written lyrics and/or recorded vocals for such prominent underground acts as The Retrosic (New World Order), Neikka RPM (Storm of Hell), and davaNtage side project, Supreme Court (Mass Media Murder).
As veteran DJs, it’s not surprising their compositions inspire movement, nor that their messages – be them political or cultural – have been enslaved by the beat. ReGen Magazine recently wrote: “FGFC820 is perhaps the best example of pure, beat-driven EBM to be unleashed onto the scene in years. The rhythms pound their way into your psyche with militaristic grandeur, stomping like a Teutonic march the likes of which have been mostly lost in this new age of synthpop wannabes.”
[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.”
The Long Losts
Goth, deathrock and punk infused music swirling around lyrics mined from their love of darkness, nature, horror, ghosts, and their experiences of romance, love and loss.
The Long Losts is a band made of vocalist Anka and her husband/guitarist Patrick that began in 2012 when the couple reunited after a long break and got married. Their story of two long lost lovers finding their way back to each other gave them the name The Long Losts. They found musical inspiration in guitar driven dark rock, punk and metal bands such as Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Specimen, Skeletal Family, 45 Grave, X and White Zombie. Over the next 2 years they wrote and recorded 10 songs. Those eventually became their first album, a love letter to Halloween, Autumn, horror and each other called “Scary Songs To Play In the Dark.” Over the following years they continued to refine their sound while performing regularly and developing a supportive fan base around the world. In 2017 they released their 2nd album, “To night…” Their latest album “At This Late Hour” was released in 2021.
[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.
[Maryland / Cop International]
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.
[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.