RELEASE: Shawn Barusch andMusic 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”!!”
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.
August 14, 2019 – Industrial rock band CHMCL
STR8JCKT are pleased to announce their recent signing to iconic label
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,
For fans of:
KMFDM, Ministry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, Disconnect. Disconnect 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
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.
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
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.” – NoiseBeneathTheSnow.com
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.
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