Don’t Miss: Lord of the Lost @ State Theatre, 10/5/17

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Lord of the Lost (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

Sept. 25 Update: Sadly, Lord of the Lost announced today that they experienced overwhelming difficulties in obtaining US visas for the tour, so they have canceled.

Dark metal group Lord of the Lost will release Swan Songs II, a new album of 10 songs, via Napalm Records on Oct. 6. The band will be on tour leading up to the release of the album with a show opening for legendary German industrial collective KMFDM on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. (Read our Parklife DC preview of KMFDM.)

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Don’t Miss: KMFDM @ State Theatre, 10/5/17

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KMFDM (Photo by Franz Schepers)

Sascha Konietzko founded German industrial rock band KMFDM in 1984, and the collective has gone onto release 20 studio albums. KMFDM released Hell Yeah, its most recent album, in August va earMUSIC and KMFDM Records. The band spends the month of October touring the United States with a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Thursday, Oct. 5.

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Snapshots: Holygram @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/5/17

Holygram @ WGT 2017Holygram performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The annual Wave Gotik Treffen music festival in in Leipzig, Germany, was certainly a terrific showcase for established bands of goth/post-punk/alternative leanings but it also proved to be a great opportunity for new bands to emerge before big audiences as well.

Case in point: Holygram from Cologne, Germany, who released their self-titled debut EP on Feb. 17 via Reptile Music. Parklife DC photographer Paivi caught the band in action on June 5.

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Snapshots: Suicide Commando @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/5/17

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Johan Van Roy of Suicide Commando performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Belgian electro-industrial music project Suicide Command, created by Johan van Roy in 1986, performed at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 5, 2017. Parklife DC’s Paivi was there to capture the moment.

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Snapshots: Skinny Puppy @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/4/17

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Skinny Puppy performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Canadian industrial trio Skinny Puppy headlined Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 4, 2017. Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there to take some pictures!

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Snapshots: Sixth June @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/2/17

Sixth June @ WGT 2017 Sixth June performs at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 2, 2017.

One of the great things about the annual Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, is the opportunity to chase down your favorite dark pop bands. Take for example Sixth June, the synthpop duo from Berlin, formed in 2007 by Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov. Parklife DC photographer Paivi visited Wave Gotik Treffen on June 2-5 and caught the dark wavers in concert.

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Snapshots: Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel @ Wave Gotik Treffen (Leipzig, Germany) — 6/2/17

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Amanda Palmer performs at Wave Gotik Treffen 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 occurred in June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany. More than 220 bands performed, and punk cabaret performer Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel teamed up to serve as one of the headlining acts on June 2.

Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there and got these fantastic photographs.

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