EVESTUS Announces The Video Release Of Their TEARS FOR FEARS Cover, “Mad World.”

Estonian industrial rock band EVESTUS is proud to announce the video release of their TEARS FOR FEARS cover, “MAD WORLD.” Additional guitars were recorded by Matthew Setzer (Skinny Puppy, London After Midnight, Kanga etc).

Like a twisted lovechild of Trent Reznor and Al Jourgensen, producer and frontman OTT EVESTUS’ blending of bouncing rock sound with future-noir synths and distorted vocals hits you like a bag of bricks.

“I believe this song unites a lot of people who don’t fit into this world.. And a lot of these people are among our audience so it really happened quite naturally I think. At some point we just started playing it live and now finally it found a home on our latest EP, POST 18 DEPRESSION.” – Evestus

For fans of: Marilyn Manson & The Prodigy

Stream “Mad World” on Bandcamp HERE

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EVESTUS is both an electro-industrial rock band from Estonia, and the name of the band’s founding member and frontman.

Having toured with the likes of MINISTRY, YOUTH CODE and HOCICO, aside from numerous headlining tours, EVESTUS has already reached the fans of industrial music in Europe, Russia and UK.

Currently a four-piece, the band is hot off their recent release Post 18 Depression. Currently, the band is working on their next album with producer ADE FENTON, best known for his work on GARY NUMAN albums “Splinter”,“Savage”, etc. The new album “All Goes Black” is due to be released this autumn.

ZARDONIC Releases Highly Anticipated New LP, ‘BECOME’

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Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released his newest LP, Become, via Entertainment One. The 11 track album is a culmination of the Venezuelan masked demon’s unique blending and evolution of rock, metal, and electronic elements, featuring collaborations with such accomplished artists and bands as Celldweller, American Grim, The Qemists, Coppa, Jorgen Munkeby, and Malke & Ape.

BECOME is a very personal album. It is a journey of change, transition, resistance, self-reflection and evolution.” – ZARDONIC

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Imagine if you will crossing Ministry with Gravity Kills and then adding in a touch of Atari Teenage Riot and Nine Inch Nails. That’s what you get here. Sounds wild, right? – Philip Sayblack

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Track List:
1. No Mas Revolucion (Intro)
2. Revelation
3. Black And White (feat. American Grim)
4. Takeover (feat. The Qemists)
5. Children Of Tomorrow (feat. Coppa)
6. Before The Dawn (feat. Celldweller)
7. Follow The Light
8. Transhuman (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)
9. Army Of One
10. Monster (feat. Malke & Ape)
11. Libertadores (Finale)

 

Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘Become’!

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“No Mas Revolucion” depicts a cold realization about the big picture of the Venezuelan Crisis, as seen from an outside perspective which was granted to me as I left to live in the United States and now Germany.

“Revelation” is a personal statement inspired by the people who took stances both in favor and against Zardonic, both as myself and as my music project. It’s a celebration of the best revenge anyone can have against backstabbers, bad-mouthers, copycats and hypocrites: your own success.

“Black And White” is pure, blind rage. The overflowing power that becomes a fighter ready for the ring. American Grim was perfect for this, because Ryan Grim is a fighter himself. They are a mammoth of a band, and I love them like family. It made me very happy to have them on the record!

“Takeover” is a reminder to the world that before EDM and Rock / Metal became the trend it is today, we were pursuing this sound since 2004, and there were also many before us all the way back to the 60s. It made perfect sense then, that The Qemists were the right act for this collaboration. We pay homage to the great artists before us, those who made it big, those unsung, Pendulum, The Prodigy, Celldweller, Ministry, Linkin Park, and all other great artists that contributed to bring Electronic fused Rock to the mainstream, and as the scene takes shape, you better be ready to brace for Takeover!

“Children Of Tomorrow” is an anthem for the resistance. For the people who have raised their voice as the system continues to oppress us. Many sadly took this fight to the streets and violence, leading eventually to riots and their deaths. This is our homage to them. Coppa did a wonderful job with the vocals and lyrics. He is a truly illuminated guy and one of the most genuine artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’d gladly do an entire record with him!

“Before The Dawn” to me is a fanboy’s dream come true. Celldweller was the one artist I heard that blew my mind with his seamless mix of Metal and Electronic Dance Music back in 2003 when he released his Self-Titled debut album. Working with him is an absolute honor, especially because his vocals and lyrics fit the album concept wonderfully well. “Alone I pray for something I know will surely come, is this the dark before the dawn? I hear the voice that’s calling, says not to be afraid, fears that surround me fade away…”

“Follow The Light” continues on to follow the voice in Before The Dawn: “We reunite as the worlds collide. Fear is an illusion. We are your salvation. By eventide our journey begins, so heed the call and follow the light”. The worlds collide is a perfect analogy to our manipulated society. It pains me to see this, because I see the results of it in every aspect of our lives. How through fear people are led to create enemies out of fellow humans, and are capable of the worst atrocities against them. I have no idea if this will ever end, but I know I don’t want to be a part of the collide, so I follow the light above. The light that lets me see with real eyes what is going once you look at the big picture.

“Transhuman” is the ascension of our consciousness into a higher state of being. It is a slow, painful, confusing and chaotic process that requires breaking through paradigms deeply ingrained in our minds since the moment we are born. I took this concept to madman Jorgen Munkeby of the norwegian Blackjazz band SHINING who contributed with the most insane saxophone execution I have ever heard. He is an absolute genius!

“Army Of One” is the loud voice of frustration, anger and fear pulling back. A fear covered by a false fearlessness, for a man who truly has no fear has no need to attack or fight back. It’s easy to fall for it. The relentlessness of anger is very seductive. Pure, raw, unrestrained, and potentially devastating if not under control. Philosophical whatnots aside, I think this will make a great track for First Person Shooters!

“Monster” was the perfect counterpart for Army Of One. Originally a demo project by fellow producer Mario Malke who is an insanely talented Hard Techno producer, sound designer and drummer. He did it together with band APE. I liked how the lyrics say “the voices, we don’t need them at all” and “we’ve seen it all before”. Leaving anything behind always comes with a lot of pain, but once you’re on the other side, everything makes sense.

“Libertadores” is the final mourning of the dying world. It’s walking forward knowing that the pain might always linger, but there is no way to go but forward. To portray this, I based the song in the recent events of the Venezuelan rebellion, which ended in the assassination of Oscar Pérez with the use of a Rocket Launcher. Looking at this is something that still sends chills down my spine. How is it possible that men could carry such acts? What were their true motives? It’s not like we’re strangers to these atrocities as they have been very well documented, but one thing is to read a book or watch a documentary and another is to have it hit close to home. It is my farewell to the fight, my apology to the resistance and my homage to those who fell. I hope I never have to deal with it ever again.

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Batillus Premiere Ministry Cover via MetalSucks

Brooklyn’s industrial sludge fiends BATILLUS have premiered their side of the upcoming split 7″ with KOWLOON WALLED CITY.  The track is a cover of Ministry’s “Lava” with both Fade Kainer ofBATILLUS and Scott Evans of KWC on vocals.  Stream it via MetalSucks.net here.

Side A of the split 7″ features KWC playing a cover of the Godflesh classic “Anthem” with Fade Kainer of BATILLUS on vocals.  Stream it via Stereogum here.   Recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA and mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep, the split is the third in a series of 7″s released by Brutal Panda Records.

The split will be officially released on December 10th and is available for pre-order here.  Also released in the 7″ series were splits from BLACK TUSK / FIGHT AMP and HELMS ALEE / LADDER DEVILS.  The fourth and final release will be a split between WHORES and RABBITS with details to emerge soon.

SHINDIG Partners with CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK for Event Stream Today

Today, Canadian Music Week will be offering the online community an opportunity to participate in the Festival/Conference from the comfort of your laptop through SHINDIG, a technology platform for large-scale, online video-chat events where hosts can connect with thousands of guests (globally), in a custom branded virtual space. Click to join event:  http://www.shindig.com/event/cmw

 

Meet some of CMW panel speakers and Canadian bands performing during the Festival. Guests will be brought up to share the “stage” to ask questions face-to-face in video-chat, in front of the entire online audience. Guests can also network and socialize with one another by clicking-to-chat with each other in private video chat conversations within the event.

 

Today’s speakers: FRIDAY 22nd (RSVP HERE to receive an automated reminder)

Martin Atkins (Drummer/musician, Public Image Ltd (PiL), Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface, Killing Joke. Author Tour:Smart)

Thomas Golubic (Music Supervisor, “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead”)

Richard Glasser (Film & TV Music Executive for The Weinstein Company)

Gloryhound (Canadian rock band based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Static in the Stars (★REVERBNATION anthemic rock band from Vancouver)

The Boom Booms (★REVERBNATION 6 peice rock band from Vancouver)

Hosted by Cameron Carpenter (30 experience as a Canadian Record Co exec, Artist Manager, Journalist, Publicist)

 

Join the event NOW at http://www.shindig.com/event/cmw.

 

For more information on SHINDIG, visit http://www.shindigevents.com/.

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ANGELSPIT’S WALL STREET MASSACRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CYANOTIC + MYPARASITES

Angelspit are an electro punk act hailing from Sydney, Australia, known for vicious distortion, biting lyrics and harsh drums. Angelspit have churned out eight releases over the past seven years and have shared the stage with acts such as KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Sisters of Mercy and Nitzer Ebb. The band’s music and performance have been critically acclaimed worldwide.

The Angelspit lineup consists of Zoog and Destroyx, Valerie Gentile on guitar, Matt James on drums and The Liar on videography.

Angelspit have played many major European festivals (Mera Luna, Summer Darkness, Wave Gothic Treffin and more), toured North America, Europe and UK twice and Australia 3 times. They have shared the stage with KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Frontline Assembly, Front 242, Sisters of Mercy,Nitzer Ebb, Lords Of Acid, Architect, Legendry Pink Dots, Mortiis and many others.

Ministry, KMDFM and many other bands have requested Angelspit remixes. In viral form, they reduce bandwidth to ash with a massive amount of web content including instructional “blipvert” videos, blogs, tutorials, downloadable stencils, forums and constant online interaction with their fans.

Angelspit’s nine releases have been praised and slandered – including Best Release of 2009 from ReGen magazine, best AND worse new band simultaneously from the same magazine (Italy’s Ritual Magazine 2007 Reader’s Poll), hailed as genius and critised as an annoying fashion statement.
They have declared war on all things that hold back creativity and freedom of expression. Based in New York City and Berlin Germany, Angelspit continue to corrupt audiences with their perfectly kerned mayhem.

Angelspit is coming to the 31st ST PUB in PITTSBURGH on NOVEMBER 7 (hosted by the legendary JIM SEMONIK) as part of ANGELSPIT’S “WALL STREET MASSACRE” USA/CAN 2012 TOUR
ANGELSPIT + CYANOTIC + MYPARASITES are taking on the United States, and they’re coming at you fast!

November 7, 9pm, 21+

Australia’s Synthetic Breed Offer Unique Industrial Metal Experience

Synthetic Breeds bio tells of their “Crushing riffs, pounding polyrhythms and a superior technicality (…) combined with both explosive and dark movements of musical excellence to form a unique brand of Industrial Djent”.
Having just previewed the new material for ROGUE RECORDS AMERICA,‘Zero Degrees Freedom’ delivers on the description. ‘Zero Degrees Freedom’ contains re-workings of fan-favourites along with the brand new single of the same name.
With a bit of a band personnel changeover, Synthetic Breed has phoenixed into a unique brand of metal and what should be a big breakout for the foursome.

With such high-powered tunes as ‘Afflictions Of Advancement’, ‘Convergence’, and ‘Dimension Zero’ the band are reminiscent of a mixture of heavy electronica, thrash metal, hardcore metal, opera, and grindcore with their tribal drumbeats and immediate head banging rhythms. The vocals of MARES REFALAEDA are brutal and soothing depending on the swing of emotion set by the masterful instrumentation. Her range is unusual and fitting for an outfit that has used their history as an advantage of learning and becoming a tight unit. It seems that the songwriting and musicianship of VINCENT ZYLSTRA (GUITARS, PROGRAMMING, SEQUENCING) and DANIEL LUTTICK (DRUMS) and LUKE THIEL (BASS) have been influenced by the likes of Evanescence, Sepultura, Lamb of God, Ministry, and even Rush.

SYNTHETIC BREED have had a long development period beginning when they started playing live in 2002. By late 2003 their debut self-titled EP was released. The band continued to write and perform, molding their unique style and in early 2005 released their second EP, ‘Fractured’. In 2006, they recorded and released their first full-length album, ‘Catatonic’, which was received with worldwide critical acclaim. 2009 saw the recording and release of their second feature album, entitled ‘Perpetual Motion Machine’, once again released to worldwide critical acclaim. While the prior EP’s hinted at the musicality and progressive tendencies of SYNTHETIC BREED, their full length releases showcase their unique and individual style and sound in a spectacularly authoritative manner. The band is currently touring Australia and will make an appearance at Cologne’s EUROBLAST metal festival headlined by Scar Symmetry in October 2012. With all the festivals out and about we can hope to see them in the States in the near future.

Check out their songs at http://www.myspace.com/synbreed
and this video of them performing ‘Convergence” here