Bauhaus’ David J announces ‘Missive to an Angel from the Halls of Infamy and Allure’ LP + tour dates. Plus Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) tour dates

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David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) will be releasing his long-awaited double album ‘Missive to an Angel from the Halls of Infamy and Allure’ on October 18. It will be released on double vinyl, CD and digitally.

This is a highly ambitious and intensely personal, self deprecating, confessional song cycle, which details a period of profound transition. A culmination of everything David J has created in the past 36 years of solo and collaborative work.

The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist Karel Holas, amongst others.

The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin and Los Angeles, as well as Beck Studios in Wellingborough, England, where Bauhaus cut their seminal ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ back in 1979. This is a ‘coming home’ of sorts as Glass Modern Records is essentially the reactivated Glass Records, the label that released David J’s earliest critically acclaimed solo works.

This album is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, ‘I Hear Only Silence Now’ being a new version of the song that was the first on David J’s 1983 solo debut ‘Etiquette Of Violence’.

Ahead of this album, David J released two singles – ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)’ featuring actress, activist and writer Rose McGowan and ‘Migena And The Frozen Roses’ featuring actress Asia Argento and Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe. A two-track version of the single, including David’s rendition of ‘Read ‘Em ‘N Weep’ (written by Ian Hunter), is available exclusively via Bandcamp.

David J will be supporting this album with a European and UK tour. David recently completed a massive world tour for Bauhaus’ Ruby anniversary, joining former bandmate Peter Murphy. Sold out venues around the world proved once again that Bauhaus’ music is as vital now as it was 40 years ago.

David J will be bringing his distinct charm and sonic swagger to audiences in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France and the UK. Special guest on all dates will be singer/songwriter Micky Greaney, whose forthcoming album is being produced by David J.

David’s trio features the great Karel Holas on violin for most dates. Karel played on the album, which was recorded at his First Floor studio in Prague. Fiona Brice (Placebo, Elbow, John Grant, Simply Red) will play violin for Lisbon, Leira, Porto, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris shows. Robert Vasicek, who also contributed to David’s album, will play piano.

The tour kicks off of October 12 in Berlin, winding up later that month in David J’s native Britain. His two Spanish appearances (in Barcelona and Madrid) will be particularly special with David J supporting 80s new wave legends Psychedelic Furs.

The album can be pre-ordered at https://glassmodern.bandcamp.com/album/missive-to-an-angel-from-the-halls-of-infamy-and-allure. Tickets for shows can be obtained as indicated below.

TOUR DATES
Oct 08  Prague, Czech Republic @ La Loca
Oct 12  Berlin, Germany @ BiNuu 
Oct 13  Cologne, Germany @ Helios 37
Oct 15  Rome, Italy @ Traffic Club 
Oct 16  Lisbon, Portugal @ Musicbox
Oct 17  Leiria, Portugal @ Teatro José Lúcio da Silva
Oct 18  Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
Oct 19  Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra (with The Psychedelic Furs) 
Oct 20  Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Kapital (with The Psychedelic Furs)
Oct 22  Paris, France @ Le Petit Bain
Oct 24  Manchester, UK @ Club Academy 
Oct 26  London, UK @ Moth Club
Oct 27  Nottingham, UK @ Beta
Oct 28  Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 
Nov 03 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Paladium (as Bauhaus)
Nov 04 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Paladium (as Bauhaus)
Nov 08  Austin, TX @ Elysium (with Curse Mackey, Rosegarden Funeral Party)

 

 

 

 

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YouTube Episode of the Entire MKULTRASOUND Krew with Too Dark Mark Now Streaming!

For the very first time since we launched this show last April 26th Exec Producer Too Dark Mark is here live and up close and share a new song he recorded last weekend with Martin Atkins on drums for his band Nadjia called “Devil In Disguise”. It’s Alex, Ty Cassie and Too Dark up close and personal. Too personal.

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BILLY IDOL To Continue His Las Vegas Residency In March 2020

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Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of “Billy Idol: Las Vegas”. The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates.

 

From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained a household name for more than three decades. “Billy Idol: Las Vegas” has received numerous accolades since launching in 2019. The performances have featured material from throughout Idol’s career, from Idol’s days fronting the seminal British punk band GENERATION X to his hits the world has come to know and love, including “Rebel Yell”, “White Wedding”, “Dancing With Myself” and many more. Billy Idol will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of the Billy Idol band.

 

“Billy Idol: Las Vegas” 2019 dates:

 

Oct. 4-5, 9, 11-12

 

“Billy Idol: Las Vegas” 2020 dates:

 

March 6-7, 11, 13-14.

 

Tickets for “Billy Idol: Las Vegas” are $39.50 – $159.95, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m. SiriusXM listeners will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public on-sale date during a SiriusXM pre-sale from Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, September 19 at 10 p.m. PT. Doors at 8 p.m., show time 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com.

 

Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style and fury of punk rock. His lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top 40 singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell”, “Mony Mony”, “Eyes Without A Face”, “Flesh For Fantasy” and “Cradle Of Love”.

 

Idol was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate and evocative moments, and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation and rock ‘n’ roll decadence.

 

More than 30 years after his groundbreaking “Vital Idol” compilation cemented the vibrancy of the dance-rock remix genre in the second half of the 1980s, Idol’s “Revitalized” collection, “Vital Idol: Revitalized”, features 11 brand-new remixes of Idol’s most classic and enduring hits. Lending their hands to the “Revitalized” proceedings are electronic dance luminaries Moby, The Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold as well as current innovators including RAC, Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean and CRAY.

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NEW MKULTRASOUND PodCast with Jared Louche of CHEMLAB and Reid Hyams of Chicago Trax

With a shared history that goes back nearly 3 decades Alex Zander hosted Jared Louche the multi faceted vocalist best recognized as the front-man industrial rock outfit Chemlab. He also founded the band H3llb3nt and has collaborated with Pigface and Vampire Rodents. He released a solo album, titled Covergirl in 1999. 2014 saw Jared back with a fantastic new project called Prude. While still highly electronic, Prude leans heavily towards a glam/punk sound. It’s intense, but with an undeniable sense really don’t sound like anything else out there, but the strong melodic component makes it instantly accessible. The group is rounded out by Matt Fanale (Caustic), Marc Plastic (Plastic Heroes), Phil DiSiena (Cyanotic) and Christophe Deschamps. In September 2014, Prude released their debut album, “The Dark Age of Consent,” which was produced by Howie Beno (Blondie, Depeche Mode, Ministry).

 

AZ and Jared were also joined by Reid Hyams the Founder, President and Operations Manager of the Chicago Trax Recording Studio for close to two and a half decades (1980-2003).

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THE 69 EYES – Two Horns Up [Feat. Dani Filth] (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Finnish gothic rockers THE 69 EYES have released a music video for the song “Two Horns Up”, featuring an appearance by Dani Filth from CRADLE OF FILTH. The track is taken from THE 69 EYES’ new studio album, “West End”, which was released today (Friday, September 13) via Nuclear Blast. The disc consists of 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humor and features several other guest vocalists such as Wednesday 13 and BEASTÖ BLANCÖ’s Calico Cooper.

 

“West End” is available as a digipak, including the album and a Blu-ray with a band documentary directed by Ville Lipiäinen.

 

Comments THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki 69: “We’ve been friends with Dani Filth for 25 years, and THE 69 EYES did our best-ever and legendary North American tour with them over ten years ago. We were partying with him on my 50th birthday at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill last October and came into conclusion that he should sing some guest vocals on our new album. It is mind-blowing to have the world’s most recognizable extreme metal vocalist on the opening track on our album. ‘Two Horns Up’ speaks about today and to everybody!”

 

Regarding the “West End” album title, Jyrki 69 says: “The title ‘West End’ evokes a dark image — when something dies, something new comes up and we all have to change in order to stay alive. I feel like this planet is on some turning point. The end of the western world is near and the question is: What is happening when the west ends? The title has multiple meanings for us… but be assured it has definitely nothing to do with THE PET SHOP BOYS or London.”

 

THE 69 EYES will embark on a 30th-anniversary European tour in November.

 

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: Listen to New Single ‘Steh Auf’

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has just released its new single, “Steh Auf”. You can listen to the song above.

 

Tägtgren recently confirmed that he produced and mixed LINDEMANN’s second album. The follow-up to 2015’s “Skills In Pills” is tentatively due before the end of the year.

 

Last year, Lindemann collaborated with Kurdish German rapper Haftbefehl on a single called “Mathematik”. A music video for the song was shot in November at the Berlin nightclub Astra Kulturhaus by director Zoran Bihać. Zoran previously worked with Till on videos for RAMMSTEIN and LINDEMANN.

 

Tägtgren told Kaaos TV about the response to LINDEMANN’s debut album, “Skills In Pills”: “It’s been really good. I mean, some people are, ‘Ah, the lyrics are so immature.’ [But] I think it’s funny lyrics. me and Till are immature people. So, you know, we’re just having fun with… He’s discovering the English words; he’s always been writing in German [with RAMMSTEIN]. And now, his crazy ideas and all the English stuff, it’s like plucking the tree, he always tells me, from fruit, because the German tree is already empty for him, he said. So it’s really refreshing for him to do all these things in English. I mean, so far it really went very well — Number One in a lot of countries, including Finland. So it was surprising. Some [reviews] are more, like, ‘Yeah, immature guys going crazy.’ But, hey, it’s a party album. It’s like, you know, Billy Idol in 2015 on… I don’t know… speed. It’s a party album. We want people to get a good feeling when we do it. It’s great party music, I think. It’s an album that you can get in a mood before you go to a festival, or before you go out to the bar or something, to get a good feeling.”

 

RAMMSTEIN is continuing to tour in support of its seventh, untitled album, which came out in May via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S.

LINDEMAN

 

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