Shawn Barusch and MGI Excited to Announce Awake For Days Exclusively Using Schecter Guitars on the Broken Human Tour with Cold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Shawn Barusch and Music Gallery International are extremely proud and excited to announce that Awake For Days is performing main support for Cold on their Broken Human Tour while exclusively using Schecter Guitars. Awake For Days on being main support on the Broken Human Tour, “There are no words to describe how excited we are to take part in the Cold Tour as Main Support and to be exclusively using Schecter Guitars is the icing on the cake. We want to thank our manager Shawn Barusch and Music Gallery International for making this all happen! “

“We at Music Gallery International are more than excited to have Awake For Days on their First USA tour going out with such an Outstanding Band like Cold!” says Shawn Barusch. “This tour is bringing the European Sounds of Sardinia to our shores. I can tell you people will be enthralled and amazed by this hard hitting 4some that it will pave the way for many more outstanding bands from abroad! Awake For Days will “Break your Chains”!!”


Radio Stations currently playing Awake For Days







WHEB-Port Smith





KIWR-Council Bluffs



WWSP-Stevens Point



WJCU-Univ Heights



KMSA-Grand Junction, Co.





WSOU-So Orange








KEOL-La Grande

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Electro-Industrial Band NEON INSECT Announces The Release Of New Moscow Underground

Digital/tape release, August 30; CD Release, September 15


August 13, 2019 – German electronic/industrial artist NEON INSECT is pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated full-length release, New Moscow Underground.

For fans of: Ministry, Skinny Puppy & Front 242.

Neon Insect, now under new licensing agreement with New Dark Ages, will release New Moscow Underground on CD on September 15. First pressing limited to 100 copies in digipack format. 

New Moscow Underground – A dystopian concept album by NEON INSECT

It’s the 26th year, after the New Russian Empire put an end to World War III, when nuclear bombs rained down on North America, burning down the biggest cities in the west and the south. It’s the 26th year after the Imperial forces raised their flags, took away the identity and hopes of a free country, and forced Orwell’s nightmare upon the last survivors.

Now, we’re living in New Moscow; a city guarded by cyborgs and fanatics who believe Stalin is still alive and kicking. Many of us have been exiled to Old Manhattan where we are left to fight for space and food. Even worse is that our children have been taken away to be raised as the workforce to produce cruel war machines.

“New Moscow Underground” is a story told through songwriting (“Dear Cyborg”), edgy industrial tracks (“This Is Our City,” “h4CX”), and also calm and thought-provoking songs (“Mazerunner,” “Blossom”).  If you allow it, the mixture of brutal and aggressive tracks with sad, yet hopeful pieces will create a soundtrack that transports you into the world as a cyborg or a rebel yourself, thus pulling your mind directly into the action of New Moscow.      

“…a fantastic and powerful romp through electro-industrial, IDM, ambient, and cinematic sounds. It’s harsh, it’s calming, it’s panicked, it’s destructive, but most of all it is easily one of the better listening experiences I’ve had this month.”

– Brutal Resonance

“(Glitches) shows both his ability to create atmospheric soundscapes with stomping dance beats, as well as, appropriately, glitch-inspired tracks. Musically, there is a lot going on in these songs – lots of quality synth sounds, interesting percussion, and excellent accents without ever becoming too much or becoming cluttered.”

– ReGen Magazine


NEON INSECT is an alias of the German industrial musician, visual artist and audio engineer Nils Sinatsch.  He was born in 1987, on January 30th in The Hague (Netherlands). As a young child, Sinatsch received lessons in playing the trumpet and french horn. He played in several orchestras before he started composing industrial music at the age of 17 in 2004.

In 2006, he signed his first record deal at Koi Records, as member of the Industrial project Eternal Nightmare. He released three LPs and several smaller releases since then, as well as remixes for European dark electro pioneers such as Leaether Strip (“Japanese Bodies”) and The Eternal Afflict (“San Diego”).

Throughout his career, Nils Sinatsch played many concerts within the Gothic subculture, before he started to pursue a career as a freelance composer for radio plays and video games in 2012.

 In 2015 he was hired by indie game developer W3 Studios to compose the soundtrack for their game “Abatron.”  He left the studio in September 2017 after completion of the soundtrack.

With Glitches (2018) Nils Sinatsch released a mainly electronic album including several collaborations, featuring vocals by Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip), Twill Distilled and himself, as well as a remix by talented french producer Enlia.

 On August 30, 2019 a new concept album New Moscow Underground will be released on cassette and digital formats.  Thanks to a new licensing deal with New Dark Ages, Neon Insect will see its first CD release (ltd. 100) for New Moscow Underground.  “Fist, Hit, Cracking Bones” is the first single taken from this album.

Industrial Rock Band CHMCL STR8JCKT Signs To Cleopatra Records – Wrtchd Thngs Album Details Revealed


August 14, 2019 – Industrial rock band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce their recent signing to iconic label Cleopatra Records. 

Wrtchd Thngs will be available on CD and digital formats on August 16, 2019.  The album was produced by John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke).

For fans of: KMFDM, Ministry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

“I’ve had the new CHMCL STR8JCKT album running on repeat since I got it in my hands. Finally an industrial album I really can relate to instantly. Harsh but with melodies and great lyrics. A must have for a lover of old-school industrial with passion, balls and heart.” – Claus Larsen (about the self-titled debut)

“With their sophomore release, “Wrtchd Thngs”, Chmcl Str8jckt doubles down on their hard driving old school industrial rock. This album is raw, pulsing, and seething.  From the infectious guitar on “Ode to Pekinpah”, to the pulse-pounding Baphomet, to the guttural Black Vulture, there is something for every industrial lover.” – Brian Fitzpatrick, author of Sci-fi thriller “Mechcraft”

“it’s been amazing to see the band grow into this unstoppable force and to see them create some of the best music I’ve heard in years.” – Steve Thomas-Green, DJ Ghost Wave Radio


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 Leaether Strip and Adoration Destroyed, this also came out to rave review and much airplay.  Chmcl Str8jckt has become known 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, 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.

Post-Punk Act VAZUM Releases Video For Their Cover of BAUHAUS’ “She’s In Parties”

Full-length release VARIANT available as Name Your Own Price via Bandcamp


August 6,  2019:  Detroit-based post-punk/dark rock act VAZUM is pleased to reveal the video of their cover of the classic Bauhaus track, “She’s In Parties.”  The track appears on their new release, VARIANT available digitally via Bandcamp. 

For fans of: Bauhaus, Joy Division & REM

VARIANT also features a cover of Bauhaus’ “The Passion Of Lovers,” the video for which can be viewed HERE:

“The band lavishly gifts us with larger-than-life melodies and godlike riffs, embracing the future through the past! “

– Last Day Deaf

“Some perfect imperfect rough ‘n’ ready noise for a generation of angry, hard-hitting noise-alt-rock packed with raging guitars and post-punk vocals that will appeal to fans of Basement, Interpol and/or A Place To Bury Strangers. This is energy, and anger in its purest, most valid form.”

– Soundsphere


VAZUM is a dark-rock band from Detroit, MI.  Since forming in 2017 they have independently released 3 albums. Their most recent, VARIANT draws on the band’s post-punk and goth influences, featuring covers of the Bauhaus classics “She’s in Parties” and “The Passion of Lovers. “

VAZUM is led by Zach Pliska who has previously played drums in a myriad of Detroit bands. Wanting to step to the forefront he sings and plays guitar in VAZUM.  Pliska is joined by Zachary Anderson on guitar and Michael O’Connor on bass who both contribute to the songwriting process. The band has a wide range of influences and is further pursuing different directions to take their music.

Synthrock Band IRIS Announces The Release Of SIX Via Dependent Records

Available on CD, ltd. edition LP and digital formats everywhere August 23


August 5, 2019 – Influential synthrock band IRIS proudly announces their long-awaited return with their new release, Six.  IRIS’ album Six releases on Aug 23rd, 2019.

For fans of: Depeche Mode, Mesh & De/Vsion

While other synth-pop projects die to write that one hit and make it as danceable and catchy as possible, IRIS writes songs that seem to come with qualities naturally built within. The authentic feel and honesty of their compositions immediately contradicts any impression of shallowness. Rather, IRIS have an alternative-like quality to them, that always makes you wonder why these songs are so incredibly immersive.

IRIS, as a band, is difficult to pigeonhole. Mixing Depeche Mode-era synth, angular guitars, and an introspective writing style doesn’t sound that unique.

On their 6th full-length album, the North American duo consisting of Reagan Jones (vocals), and Andrew Sega (keyboards, production) prove once more that they are able to slowly evolve, yet still rely on their natural strengths – without repeating themselves or boring their audiences. This starts with the amazing vocals of Reagan Jones, that always impress with their natural, yet almost ethereal, ability to convey all the emotion embedded within IRIS’ music. His talents works on both worlds, on record and live – a satellite broadcasting a delicate message from far away.

Six is available on CD, 12″ limited vinyl, as well as a rare 36 Page hardcover artbook with 7-Track bonus disc, including unreleased songs and remixes by MESH, Neuroticfish and Solar Fake.


Reagan Jones (vocals)

Andrew Sega (keyboards, production)

IRIS started in the late 90’s, when singer Reagan Jones and original keyboardist Matt Morris met while studying in Texas. They aimlessly played cover songs at local bars until one day they found the formula which would be the genesis of their debut album, DisconnectDisconnect was an 80’s influenced gem and spawned the club classic “Annie, Would I Lie To You?”

In 2002, Reagan had a chance meeting with keyboardist and producer Andrew Sega. The pair quickly hit it off, and in 2003 produced Awakening.  This sophomore album brought in notes of Underworld-esque electronics, heavy ambience, and thicker rhythms.  IRIS continued through the decade, releasing the more rock-oriented Wrath (2005), the remix EP/DVD Hydra (2008), and the dark, bracing Blacklight (2011).  After Blacklight, though, it appeared the flame of IRIS might burn out. A 20-date US tour caused internal tensions to flare up, and both Reagan and Andrew decided to quietly go their separate ways.

Two years went by without a sign of life from the band.

In the end, it was a chance email from Swedish promoter Sebastian Hess that caused the spark, asking the band if they’d do a one-off gig in Gothenburg.  After thinking about it, the duo agreed to dust off the keyboards for one last show. It was a smashing success. The seed was planted which would eventually lead to the brand-new album, Radiant.  The theme of starting over permeates the eleven tracks of the new album, from first single “Phenom” to the pressing groove of “Cries of Insanity.”  Analog sounds collide with wide, spacious ambiences. Inward-looking lyrics talk of solitude and change.

After a longer hiatus on social media channels, the IRIS-satellite unexpectedly reports back to their home base with their new album, Six.  The notion of a remote satellite suddenly starting to broadcast again from somewhere outer space is not only a metaphor that works well due to the media absence of the band, but also fits with the logic of Iris as the project stemming from “far out” within the synthpop genre.  IRIS stand way out from the herd of their genre competitors not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of style and mission.

Perhaps the biggest quality of Six — The immersion within a warm, coherent cosmos of outstanding electronic music. Somewhere, out there in space, there is warmth.

Electro-Industrial Artist SPANKTHENUN Reveals Their MIND CONTROL EP & Leaether Strip Remix Visualizer


August 8, 2019:  USA electro/industrial artist SPANKTHENUN proudly announces the release of their digital EP, Mind Control.  The EP features remixes by Leaether Strip and iVardensphere.   Also revealed is the new visualizer clip for the Leaether Strip remix of the song, “Rotting Meat.”

This is the second of three releases leading up to the full-length Initial Decay Control  release.  The deepest cut on this release is the long unreleased live favorite “Spiderbaby”… this, a new glitchy interpretation of the track inspired by the cult classic movie TETSUO: THE IRON MAN.

For fans of: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and KMFDM

“It’s a rarity in this scene to have a band or project that perfectly exemplifies both insanely hard work and professional, quality output.   SPANKTHENUN does exactly that.  Simply put, SPANKTHENUN  is a swift kick in the balls of electronic/industrial music.” –


SPANKTHENUN is an electro/industrial group focused on bringing big catchy beats, hooky synth lines and catchy lyrics to dark music. Sometimes you will get pulsing EBM designed to shake the club, like the collaboration with legendary EBM band Leæther Strip, “Rotting Meat (Mind Control).” Or you will get an old-school Industrial beat programmed like a trap/hip hop beat with a vocal track reminiscent of early goth and industrial records from decades past, like “The Clock” off of their initial release Regression Complex now on Spotify and iTunes.

SPANKTHENUN doesn’t plan to release music in the traditional cadence of single, single and then album. SPANKTHENUN will release smaller EPs and singles to highlight themes and concepts. No filler here, all meat! Only massive beats!

Releases will also come via social media and YouTube or releases directly to radio shows. SPANKTHENUN will release videos and cuts of unreleased songs and then will pull them from the public forever. Right now you can hear exclusive remixes only through certain playlists on streaming services and on YouTube.  The bootleg is back! SPANKTHENUN will release unofficial remixes and reconstructs of other musicians songs too. Right now you can hear the blistering club banger of GOD MODULE’s – “First Last Wish,” unofficial, not approved, reworked and reimagined by SPANKTHENUN… only on social channels.

SPANKTHENUN is working with some of the most respected names in the Industrial/EBM/Electro business, as well as hip hop and EDM/House producers to develop a unique energetic and exciting new sound.

Our Future Leaders Ultimate Playlist!

This week, rock/alternative band, Our Future Leaders from Orlando, shares their ultimate playlist of tracks they would love to perform live to the world.

  1. “No Excuses” by Alice In Chains

2. “The Difference” by the Wallflowers

3. “The Everlasting Gaze” by The Smashing Pumpkins

4. “Emotion Sickness” by Silverchair

5. “Lakini’s Juice” by Live

6. “Entombed” by Deftones

7. “Subterranean Homesick Alien” by Radiohead

8. “Pet” by A Perfect Circle

9. “The End” by Killswitch Engage

10. “Black” by Pearl Jam

Stream and download Our Future Leaders!:

Spotify | YouTube

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Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Watch Me Breathe Ultimate Playlist!

In this National Spotlight feature, we asked progressive pop-rock band, Watch Me Breathe, to share their dream playlist of songs they would love to play live.

  1. “Dela Song” by Johnny Clegg

2. “You Can Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

3. “That Voice Again” by Peter Gabriel

4. “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2

5. “Woman In Chains” by Tears For Fears ft. Oleta Adams

6. “I’m Still Here” by John Rzeznik

7. “Fragile” by Sting

8. “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson

9. “So Far Away” by Nine Days

10. “Always Know Where You Are” by John Rzeznik

Stream and download Watch Me Breathe!:

Spotify | Amazon Music | Apple Music | Google Play

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Young Other Ultimate Playlist!

This August, we ask rising rock band, Young Other, to share their playlist of song they would love to play live.

  1. “Cave Alien” by Audio Vex

2. “Placebo” by Parts Per Million

3. “Nothing But Hate” by Junro

4. “Sacrifice” by Carpathia

5. “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore – Frantic Endeavor Cover

6. “Enough” by Outwaves

7. “Lose Myself In You” by Cross The Divide

8. “Ghost of The Past” by Nathan Robichaud

Stream and download Young Other!:

BandCamp & Apple Music & Spotify

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Awake for Days Announce Main Support on Cold’s Broken Human Tour!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nuoro, Sardinia –  Music Gallery International is extremely proud and excited to announce that Awake For Days will be performing main support for Cold on their Broken Human Tour. This is Cold’s first tour in eight years which kicks off August 29th in Teaneck, NJ and runs through October 20th in Lexington, KY and Cold have chosen Sardinia’s exploding stars Awake For Days to be main support for this amazing return to the road.

Awake For Days on this tremendous news, “There are no words to describe how excited we are to take part in the Cold Tour as Main Support. This for us is the coolest thing that has happened in our career so far, and it is a great honor to have been called to open the shows of such an important band in the world music scene. We will never forget the day when that news was communicated to us by our manager Shawn Barusch! We would thank our management Music Gallery International for working so hard for our band and for all the efforts it is putting in place to make this tour for us as professional as possible! ”

Here’s what Shawn had to say about Awake For Days Landing the main support slot on the upcoming Cold tour, “We at Music Gallery International are more than excited to have Awake For Days on their First USA tour going out with such an Outstanding Band like Cold! This tour will bring the European Sounds of Sardinia to our shores. I can tell you people will be enthralled and amazed by this hard hitting 4some that it will pave the way for many more outstanding bands from abroad! Awake For Days will “Break your Chains”!!

Sardinia’s Awake For Days are an alternative modern metal band of pure heart, unwavering talent and unrelenting drive on the bleeding edge of creativity and performance in the genre. Based out of the island paradise of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy Awake For Days bring a positivity and strength to their songwriting and lyrics that is desperately missing in the current status quo of bleakness in heavy music

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