Live Review: Nitzer Ebb w/ Aertex and Stoneburner @ Baltimore Soundstage — 11/20/21

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Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 20, 2021. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

“The tour must go on”…

Nitzer Ebb lead singer and cofounder Doug McCarthy was “being admitted to hospital [the previous night in Florida] and is now stable and undergoing continued treatment and observation suffering from complications from a pre-existing, non-Covid medical condition,” according to a press release.

“Doug expressed his wish that the tour continue with Bon [Harris] stepping in to perform lead vocals,” said the release — and that Bon did! Despite Doug’s absence, Nitzer Ebb amazed at Baltimore Soundstage recently.

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Preview: Nitzer Ebb @ Baltimore Soundstage, 11/20/21

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Nitzer Ebb (left to right: David Gooday, Simon Granger, Bon Harris, and Douglas McCarthy) (Photo courtesy the band)

Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy brought back industrial outfit Nitzer Ebb for a well-received tour in 2019. Now that bands can tour once again post lockdown, Nitzer Ebb have returned! The group hits the road again with a show at Baltimore Soundstage on Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Livestream Preview: Technophobia @ Twitch, 12/5/20

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Technophobia (Photo by Nick Fancher)

Equipped with a fresh new album, DC dark pop duo Technophobia take to the stage of the Black Cat on Saturday, Dec. 5. Catch the show in a livestream on Twitch!

The show is free but the band asks for donations to benefit the Community of Hope, a DC nonprofit dedicated to healthcare and housing assistance.

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Song of the Day: Ministry’s “(Every Day Is) Halloween” Covered by Stabbing Westward

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Stabbing Westward (Photo courtesy the artist)

Halloween may look different this year, but Stabbing Westward is intent on making it feel special by releasing a brand-new covers EP today as a special “treat” for fans.

Hallowed Hymns, released on COP International Records, features four tracks that were instrumental to the industrial band’s beginnings and conjure the feeling of the season. One of those is a cover of “(Every Day Is) Halloween” by Ministry!

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Livestream Preview: Cold Waves @ Twitch, 9/18-9/20/20

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Meat Beat Manifest (Photo courtesy Reybee Inc.)

Full programming details have now been revealed for the anticipated Cold Waves “The Lost Weekend” Virtual Event, to be streamed FREE via Twitch on Sept. 18-20.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the long-running and much-loved industrial music festival normally held in Chicago heads online this year, giving fans worldwide the chance to take in a variety of performances, screenings, greetings, DJ sets, and more.

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Song of the Day: “Away” by Chiasm

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Chiasm (Photo courtesy the artist)

Detroit-based musician Emileigh Rohn, better known as Chiasm, has become known for cultivating lush, eclectic, eerily dystopian sonic landscapes with delicately balanced vocals for the past 20-plus years.

On June 5, Chiasm released Away, her latest EP, via COP International, and the title track is our Song of the Day!

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Song of the Day: “Dissolve the Floor” by Houses of Heaven

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Houses of Heaven (Photo by Effixx)

Layering synths, guitars, electronic percussion, and live drums, Houses of Heaven fuses early industrial and techno rhythms with the melodicism of shoegaze and a heavy dose of dub-influenced effects. Formed in Oakland, California, by Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott, the band follows up the Remnant EP with their first full-length album titled Silent Places, available May 1 via Felte.

Today, the band released a video for “Dissolve the Floor” from that debut album.

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