Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from Bauhaus, This Mortal Coil, Skinny Puppy, David Bowie and more.
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Industrial-music festival Cold Waves is hitting three cities — New York, Chicago and Los Angeles — in the coming month with a lineup topped by Skinny Puppy spinoff ohGr, and we’ve got multi-day passes and VIP tickets to award lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers. Check out how to enter right here.
Chicago’s industrial-themed Cold Waves festival will return for a seventh installment this September, joined not just by the Los Angeles edition that debuted last year, but a New York City variation as well — with all three of the multi-day events headlined by Skinny Puppy spinoff ohGr. Full details right here.
Ministry has released a new live album on Bandcamp — with a vinyl edition following in September — that, while not advertised as such, is taken from the same 1990 concert that spawned the six-song In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up live album and companion home video release.
German industrialists KMFDM and Skinny Puppy offshoot ohGr will follow up their appearance at the Cold Waves festival in Chicago with a U.S. tour that’ll keep them on the road through October playing two dozen shows from coast to coast.
Turns out Front Line Assembly mastermind Bill Leeb’s “Monsters of Industrial” tour is happening after all — although with a less monstrous name — after Skinny Puppy tapped FLA to replace the departed VNV Nation on the bands’ 17-date North American tour that’s slated to kick off in Toronto in late November.
Pioneering electro-industrial act Skinny Puppy will return to the road in North America late this fall, this week announcing “The Alliance of Sound,” a 17-date tour that finds the group joined by dark-electronic compatriots VNV Nation and Haujobb for the nearly month-long run.
Skinny Puppy have debuted a graphic, Jason Alacrity-directed music video for one of the record’s tracks, “illisiT,” which features a riot cop stomping on skulls and some kind of hooded fugitive plunging surgical instruments into his arm to remove a bug-like robotic probe. That part’s not for the squeamish.
Skinny Puppy will embark on a 29-date North American tour early next year dubbed “Shapes for Arms” in support of the band’s current album Weapon, a concept record described as commentary on “the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation guns can cause.”
Electro-industrial cousins Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly both released brand-new studio albums this year, and Bill Leeb — who launched FLA after leaving Skinny Puppy in 1985 — has a pretty great idea: a North American “Monsters of Industrial” tour featuring both acts.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Skinny Puppy (‘Weapon’), British Electric Foundation (‘Music of Quality and Distinction Vol. 3: Dark’) , The Stranglers (‘Giants’) and The Pastels (‘Slow Summits’), plus a Public Image Ltd. reissue and a box set from The Woodentops.
Metropolis Records is offering up the first taste of Weapon, the upcoming 12th studio album from Skinny Puppy, in the form of lead single “paragUn” — which you can now stream in full. Weapon is due out May 24 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, May 27 in the “rest of the world” and May 28 in North America.
Skinny Puppy return late next month with their 12th studio album in 30 years, a timely 10-song collection called Weapon that the band’s publicists say stands as a philosophical commentary on “the concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation guns can cause.”
Today we continue with more results from our Readers Poll 2012, this time counting down the Top 10 compilations, box sets and live albums, with titles from the likes of World Party, James, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Roxy Music, The Specials, Skinny Puppy, Duran Duran and more.