But Listen: 076: Modulate – Detonation

It’s been a long, long time since the first Modulate demos surfaced. Or at least, it feels that way – the first promo I was passed is probably over four years old, and the DJ promo that made the act’s name, Dystopia, was covered here nearly three years back. So what has happened in the meantime? Well, if you listen to this kind of electronic music, and attend goth/industrial clubs, you might – no, scratch that, will – have heard a track by the name of Skullfuck slaying the dancefloor on a regular basis. And if you’ve seen them live over the course of the past eighteen months or so, you’ll know that they are now a pretty handy live act, too.

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Tuesday Ten: 051: Metal Videos (that won’t make it to MTV2)

It’s Metal Week on MTV2 this week (presumably due to the new Metallica album release this week), and it has resulted in various things being played that I’ve not heard in bloody ages. However, the list of metal bands that they are playing is depressingly narrow, and missing a large number of quite obvious bands. Outlets for Metal videos are surprisingly small now, which is perhaps why many bands simply don’t bother. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 051: Metal Videos (that won’t make it to MTV2)”

Into the Pit: 067: Meshuggah – Live at Corporation Sheffield – 10-September 2008

This was my first gig at Corporation in some time, and with it being up against what turned out to be a surprisingly easy win for the England national Football Team, it perhaps wasn’t as busy as might have been expected. Still, after two cancellations in the past year, it was nice to finally get the opportunity to see Meshuggah live.

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Tuesday Ten: 050: The Female of the Species

Today marks the 50th Tuesday Ten since I started doing these back in March 2007. And while I thought I might run out of ideas quite quickly for subjects for this, somehow they just keep flowing. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 050: The Female of the Species”

Into the Pit: 066: The Mirimar Disaster – Live at Carling Academy 2 Sheffield – 03-September 2008

Last night I attended the first gig of what is looking to be a busy autumn period for gigs. It was also my first gig at the new-ish Carling Academy, albeit in the smaller Academy 2. And before I get onto the gig, a few observations on the venue. It’s been open for less than six months, and already the carpeted dancefloor (!) is unpleasantly sticky. Add to that the astronomical bar prices (£1.65 for a half-pint of coke, and £3.50 for a vodka and coke), and the additional charges on the tickets for just about anything (hence why I buy tickets for there, in cash, from the box office), and it’s not a great first impression.

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Tuesday Ten: 049: Tracks of the Month (August 2008)

I've picked up quite a bit of new music recently, so this was one of the easiest monthly lists I've done in a while. Anyway, here are ten tracks that have rocked my world in the last month. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 049: Tracks of the Month (August 2008)”