Talk Show Host: 045: Paradise Lost

While the release schedules are often clogged nowadays with anniversary re-issues, remasters and other ways to get us, the listeners, to shell out cash again for albums we already have, it isn’t often that what might be termed overlooked or controversial albums come in for the lavish re-issue treatment.

But Listen: 057: Paradise Lost – In Requiem

The tale of Paradise Lost’s career, in some respects, does not reflect well on their fans. After a few years and albums of steadily evolving their gothic/doom metal sound into the near perfection of Draconian Times, they then moved quickly into a more electronic realm – culminating with what was dubbed the “career suicide” of […]

/The Nosferatu + Killing Miranda

Flag Promotions presents: The Nosferatu + Special Guests Killing Miranda live at the Camden Club, London on Saturday 16th November. £16 Early Bird (limited number only until 31/8) £20 Advance Doors: 7.00pm Fatsoma https://www.fatsoma.com/e/uvn9tytk/the-nosferatu-90-s-gothic-rock-icons WeGotTickets https://www.wegottickets.com/event/622954 Ticketweb https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-nosferatu-the-camden-club-tickets/13558984 The Nosferatu are a UK gothic rock band formed from the ashes of the original Rise era […]

/GOTH NIGHT, DAWN OF ELYSIUM & PAUL OWENS

NEW: GOTH NIGHT, DAWN OF ELYSIUM & PAUL OWENS Dawn of Elysium are a Bradford based 5-piece gothic progressive rock band. Having started in 2012, the band have been working the dark alternative live circuit to critical acclaim, going from strength to strength with a string of self recorded and released material. Whilst very much […]

/Black Celebration

dark sounds for dark souls… Goth Club Night at Sidney & Matilda in Sheffield, Friday 19 July Join us to celebrate the back of another black day! Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, Fields of the Nephilim, Garden of Delight, Ikon, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Death Cult/The Cult, Bauhaus, The Mission, The Cure, Christian […]

/Welcome to the Future /264 /New Music for 2024

After what feels like a surprisingly short break, as is traditional I begin the year with a roundup of new music either confirmed or likely to come your way this year. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this […]

/Countdown /2023 /Albums

Onto the third week of /Countdown/2023 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. As I’m sure I’ve explained before, I treat the “year” as 01-December to 30-November, to allow me a cut-off point, and to allow this to be done and dusted before Christmas so that I can […]

/Welcome to the Future /262 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 01-Dec 2023

The last month of the year, and the /Countdown /2023 roundup begins this Tuesday. What are your favourites this year? This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted […]

/Welcome to the Future /259 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 20-Oct 2023

We’re nearing the end of the year, which means I’m now considering the best of 2023, and releases for the new year are now beginning to filter through too,. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and […]

/Welcome to the Future /239 /Events, Livestreams and New Releases 24-Feb 2023

Another busy week for releases – and new announcements this week. I’ve also added another swathe of events to the listing, too. Links below. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup […]

/Countdown /2022 /Tracks

Continuing the amodelofcontrol.com review of 2022, which this week turns attention to the best tracks of the year. Next week will be the wrap of the best albums of 2022.

/Welcome to the Future /227 /Events, Livestreams and new releases 28-Oct 2022

A quick, later post than usual this week. This post is a roundup of (relevant to this site) new and upcoming music, a nod to upcoming events and livestreams both from this website and others, and also a catchup of what I’ve posted recently. Thanks to everyone who sends me new music and events, keeps […]

/Tuesday Ten/478/Fires of Frustration

Frustration at lack of progress, a lack of things being done, at work colleagues, at slow people on the street in front of me. Oh yes, I perhaps have had a habit of showing my frustration all too readily over the years (and it’s something I’m trying not to do in future). So, needless to […]