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Death In June - The Corn Years Plus
The iconic compilation album The Corn Years - gathering songs from the classics Brown Book and The World That Summer, plus exclusive remixes and re-recordings - was the very first release on CD format by Death In June in 1989, and has since only been re-released in a classy, now sold out, double LP on Pylon Records for its 25th anniversary.

6 years on it is now reissued on the 6th June. Housed in a 7-inch gatefold cover, this includes the original CD plus a 7-inch single with 3 extra songs. And for your pleasure, it comes in 3 colours: black heavy (194 copies), swamp green (525 copies) and white/brown/swamp green splatter (314 copies). The Corn Years - Plus is available from Steelwork Maschine

Death In June - The Wall of Sacrifice Plus
Death In June reissue their pivotal 1989 album, The Wall of Sacrifice, as an expanded CD featuring extra tracks re-recorded in 2005 accompanied by a 7-inch single available in black (200 copies), beer (500 copies) and beer/ red splatter (300 copies) editions featuring the Abandon Tracks mixes of 'Fall Apart', 'Giddy Giddy Carousel' and 'In Sacrilege'. The Wall of Sacrifice Plus is available from Steelwork Maschine

Death In June - Essence
4 years on and off in the making and 13 days of the 3 months of this just past Southern Hemisphere Winter in the recording, Death In June announce a new album, Essence. Available now on CD/LP/K7/Download.

Rustblade reissue Black Sun Productions stunning operettAmorale album
operettAmorale is Black Sun Productions' personal tribute to the poetry of German poet, playwright and thinker Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956). The album is composed of 11 classic Brecht's songs, here revisited according to Massimo & Pierce's irreverent attitude. They also invited some friends to contribute to the album: Coil recorded the song 'A List Of Wishes' (one of the latest studio performances by Johnn Balance) purposely for this album; Lydia Lunch delivered her incomparable voice for 'The Ballad Of Sexual Dependency'; H. R. Giger contributed with the cover artwork and a vocal cameo appearance on 'Seeräuber-Jenny'. operettAmorale was produced by Massimo & Pierce in collaboration with Larsen's member Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, whom also provided some original music and the acoustic arrangements. Among the musicians whom participated to operettAmorale's recording sessions are Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons) and Marco Schiavo (Larsen).

operettAmorale is released in a limited colour double vinyl with posters in an edition of 499 copies, and as an ultra limited deluxe box with double vinyl, CD and gadgets, limited to 69 copies. For more information go to Rustblade

Two new books explore the visual art of Coil
10 years since Coil's founder and vocalist, John Balance, fell to his death on November 13th 2004 and 4 years since his partner in life and Coil, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. Timeless Editions, a French publishing house, honour and unveil a little seen aspect of their art: their work in the visual field. Whilst Christopherson's work in commercial photography and design has been noted, he was a long-time partner in the hugely influential design-partnership Hipgnosis, his most personal work has up until now not been collected and published. Balance's art, on the other hand, is a completely unchartered territory and the book on his art offers a first but comprehensive overview of his talent and influences.

Peter Christopherson - Photography
The legendary unpublished photographic work of Peter Christopherson.

The b/w photos featured in the book run the gamut from personal fetishes to social commentary on 1970s UK, portraits of bands, friends and strangers. There are both snapshots and highly staged scenarios. Approximately 95% of this material is published here for the first time ever.

Foreword by Claus Laufenburg and a short personal reminiscence by Thighpaulsandra.

Regular edition
Regular edition of 500 copies
27 x 33,5 cm - 284 pages, b/w. hardbound.

Special edition
The Special Edition of 100 numbered copies consists of the standard volume and an additional exclusive hardbound book of explicit private b/w and some examples of Christopherson's full colour work housed in a luxurious slipcase. Limited to 100 copies.

Special collectors' edition
The Collectors' edition of 26 lettered copies has the slipcased set of two hardbound books plus 3 original silver prints housed in a presentation folder.

For more information go to Timeless Shop

Bright Lights And Cats With No Mouths - The Art of John Balance Collected
The first ever extensive overview of art (drawings, paintings and sketches) created by John Balance. The artworks featured in the book are both finished elaborate hallucinatory pieces as well as quick sketches with a good sprinkling of Balance's often underestimated humour. Homages to idols and inspirations next to idiosyncratic magical dreamscapes executed in a wide variety of styles and mediums.

Compiled by Liam Thomas and Thighpaulsandra, with text by Val Denham and Jeremy Reed.

Regular edition
First edition of 500 copies hardbound copies.
29 x 29 cm, 248 pages, full colour throughout.

Special collectors' edition
Special collectors' edition of 26 lettered copies containing an original sketch by Balance available to reserve from the publisher.

For more information go to Timeless Shop

Death In June - The Corn Years reissued on vinyl

Death In June - The Wall of Sacrifice reissued on vinyl

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Death In June - The Guilty Have No Pride reissued on vinyl

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Berlin Industrial Festival in August

Der Tag der Befreiung ist nah!!! (19) & Epicurean Escapism Festival takes place in Berlin on August 22 and 23. For more information go to Epicurean Escapism Festival

The festival coincides with some new releases from The Epicurean including some titles involving John Murphy. Nearly 20 years since their first album The Tyranny of Distance, Last Dominion Lost release Towers of Silence, featuring brand-new material recorded between 2012 and 2014. Alongside core band members Jon Evans, John Murphy (Krank, Ex-SPK, Shining Vril) and Julian Percy (Ratbag), Towers of Silence includes guest contributions by Ash Wednesday (Ex-Einstürzende Neubauten), Till Brüggemann (Gerechtigkeits Liga) and Annie Stubbs among others. Towers of Silence was mastered by James Plotkin and is released on vinyl and CD in editions of 300 copies. John Murphy also appears on Verdant Hum a split tape reviving his Krank project alongside The Grimsel Path a new project with Jon Evans. Verdant Hum from Krank / The Grimsel Path is released on tape in an edition of 100 copies. We Who Were Living Are Now Dying is a DVD release from Con-Dom, while the compilation Epicurean Escapism I is a CD/DVD package featuring tracks from Krank, Jarl, IRM and a collaboration of Human Larvae & Anemone Tube, plus an 80-minute DVD collecting Martin Bladh's video works from his first short film "Pig and Tomboy" (2005) to the conceptual installation video "DES" (2009), as well as a 24-page catalogue with essays and artworks by Martin Bladh. For more information go to The Epicurean

Nikolas Schreck & John Murphy - Live Sonic Ritual

Nikolas Schreck & John Murphy - Live Sonic Ritual will be performing a live sonic ritual ''In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen'' on Saturday 27 September as part of the Tower Transmissions IV Music Festival in Dresden. For more information go to Transmissions IV Music Festival

Tower Transmissions IV Festival in Dresden

The Tower Transmissions IV Festival takes place in Dresden, Germany on September 26 and 27. Headlined by The New Blockaders, alongside performances from Thorofon, IRM and Nordvargr. Nikolas Schreck & John Murphy will be performing a Live Sonic Ritual, while the wonderful Tunnels of Āh will be making their live German debut performance. For more information go to Transmissions IV Music Festival

Death In June - Back in the USA (and Mexico)

Death In June return to the USA on their Death Of The West MkII Tour 2014. Dates with venue and ticketing links are below:

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Charles Manson's Lost Vacaville Tapes available now
Underworld Productions have just released a limited edition vinyl album of Charles Manson, recorded in 1983-84 while incarcerated at the Vacaville Medical Facility. Considered lost for over 27 years, these are The Lost Vacaville Tapes, often regarded as best of Manson's releases. The Lost Vacaville Tapes also features a collaboration with fellow inmate Eddie Richard Ragsdale aka RAGS.

The first pressing of album The Lost Vacaville Tapes is in an edition of 1000, of which 200 are a special limited edition. All copies come with a glossy, 24 page collage featuring photos, letters, poems and other ephemera from the collection of Ben Gurecki. What makes the limited edition so rare is that each copy is hand-numbered and will include something owned, used, or worn by Charlie himself.

To order The Lost Vacaville Tapes and view images of the album and to discover how it all came about go to

Death In June in the USA

Death In June are emabarking on their first tour of the USA in eight years. Don't miss them.

Thursday 12th September
The Vex
5240 Alhambra Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca.
Tel: (323) 221 0971

Friday 13th September
444 Jessie Street
San Francisco, Ca.
Tel: (415) 625 8880

Saturday 14th September
213 W. 5th St.
Austin, Tx.

Monday 16th September
2105 South State St.
Chicago, Il
Tel: (312) 949 0120

Tuesday 17th September
Respectable Street
518 Clematis Street
Coconut Creek/West Palm Beach, Fl.
Tel: (561) 832 9999

Friday 20th September
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Tel: (718) 643 6510

Saturday 21st September
Salem, Mass.
(Venue To Be Confirmed)

Sunday 22nd September
The Ottobar
2549 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, Md.
Tel: (410) 662 0069

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Sol Invictus, While Angels Watch, Naevus, Sieben live in London

For more information go to While Angels Watch

Hirsute Pursuit perform first ever public show in NYC with Boyd Rice/NON

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Death In June festival and Heilige! Tour 2012

For details of confirmed shows and updates go to

Boyd Rice returns as NON with new album Back To Mono
Boyd Rice / NON announces the release of a new album, Back To Mono on 22 October 2012. Back To Mono is a return to Boyd Rice's noise roots, and the first new album since 2002's Children Of The Black Sun.

Back To Mono's tracklisting encompasses brand new recordings - made with Wes Eisold (Cold Cave), NY producer Bryin Dall (Thee Majesty / Hirsute Pursuit) and long time collaborator Z'ev, alongside unreleased studio and live recordings from the late 70s, plus a cover of The Normal's 'Warm Leatherette', Mute's first release.

'Turn Me On, Dead Man' and 'Turn Me On, Dead Man (Reprise)' are both collaborations with musician, artist, poet, dancer and "long time partner-in-crime" Z'ev, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Merzbow, and Psychic TV amongst others.

Cold Cave's Wes Eisold produced and recorded the title track at Cold Cave's Philadelphia studio.

Boyd Rice / NON, will also be announcing details of a series of European dates to support the album. For more information go to

Fire + Ice release Rûna on vinyl and play secret Paris show

Rûna, Ian Read's Master-Work of Lore for the Rune-Gild, will be reissued for the first time on vinyl, by the French label Autre Que. The album is available with new artwork by the talented Czech artist Jan Fibiger. Rûna is released in an edition of 300 copies on heavy black vinyl. A special pre-order price of 15€ (+ shipping) is available until release in October.

Fire + Ice will play an acoustic concert on Sunday 4th November 2012 in a secret place in Paris. Admittance is by prior reservation only via Autre Que For more information on Runa and the Paris show go to

Edward Ka-Spel releases Ghost Logik CD and Ltd Box
Edward Ka-spel, best known as lead singer, musician, and co-founder of The Legendary Pink Dots presents his newest work Ghost Logik. The disc represents a voyage into the most hidden recesses of the subconscious mind and flows with the dream-like quality unique to Ka-spel and his work. The atmospheres of the songs range from vast ambient spoken word spaces to enduring psychedelic ballads where the warmth of Ka-spel's voice moves with us in solitary, dilated harmony. Meandering throughout the tracks of this eclectic opera is the sense of a conceptual overlay, tied to images of abandoned abodes and ancient spirits. An epic return and one of the most cohesive albums this artist has composed in recent years. Close your eyes and listen...

Ghost Logik is released as a digipak edition. Ghost Logik is also available in two limited box editions. The Ghost Logik Ltd Box is available in an edition of 250 copies in a green bag containing 2 CD, postcard, sticker, skull amulet. Also available is the Ghost Logik Deluxe Box released in an edition of 99 copies containing 3 CD, 1 DVD, postcard, sticker, green bag, skull amulet, tarot, wooden bracelet. The DVD features Ghost Logik A Short Film directed by Rosamaria Montalbano. Ghost Logik is released by

A short teaser of Ghost Logik A Short Film directed by Rosamaria Montalbano.

New Australia Exhibition - Untitled (colloquial: Atrocity Exhibitions)
Atrocity Exhibition Curated by Jack Sargeant &: Linsey Gosper Artists: Romain Slocombe, Lydia Lunch, Tyler Hubby, Samantha Sweeting, Monte Cazazza, Usama Alshaibi, Linsey Gosper and Jack Sargeant

Exhibition opening: Tuesday 21st August 6-8pm 21.8.12 - 26.8.12
ALASKA Projects, Level 2 of the Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd Elizabeth Bay (directly behind the Kings Cross Police station)

Drawing on the exploration of the eruption of repressed desires and polymorphic perversions into the everyday, hinted at in J G Ballard's experimental novel 'The Atrocity Exhibition', from where the colloquial title is drawn, this collection of images explores the emergence of new manifestations of the psychosexual unconscious. In these works libidinal outpourings become manifests through unusual fetishes, unleashed urges and images of polymorphic sexuality, all emerging from the collusion of urban zones and economics, amputated urges and personal explorations of seduction and desire.

Romain Slocombe: as a fine artist and photographer Slocombe has exhibited his fetish photographs and paintings internationally. He has published numerous books of photographs including City of the Broken Dolls (Creation Books), Tokyo Sex Underground (Creation Books), A Floating World (Michel Baveret Editeur), and many others. The three photographic works exhibited here explore his ongoing interest with a post-trauma fetishism in which the process of healing and recuperation becomes the locus for libidinal desires.

Lydia Lunch: As a musician Lydia Lunch founded Teenage Jesus and has collaborated with Rowland S Howard, Foetus, The Birthday Party, Sonic Youth and many others. She is currently recording and performing with Gallon Drunk under the name Big Sexy Noise. She has authored the novel Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary (Akashic Books) and published numerous collections of shorter works including Will Work For Drugs (Akashic Books) and Incriminating Evidence (Last Gasp), amongst others. She has collaborated with - and appeared in films by - Beth B, Richard Kern and amongst others. She has exhibited her photography internationally and a collection of her photographs has been published as The Gun Is Loaded (Black Dog). Her latest work is a literary, cultural and culinary exploration of food that extends beyond recipes into a sassy, sexy and occasionally hedonistic celebration of food; The Need To Feed will be published in September.

Tyler Hubby: works as a filmmaker and photographer. Hubby's photography is best known from the magazine Artillery, while his films have been screened at festivals and galleries across America and Europe. The images exhibited here were found in a garage in a major metropolitan city and are part of a number of images depicting strippers and erotic dancers.

Samantha Sweeting: is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice takes the form of embodied storytelling, drawing upon memory, mythology, psychoanalysis, folklore and fairytales. Her works have been exhibited internationally and were recently included in the Tate Liverpool's Alice exhibition. The works exhibited here emerged from a series of explorations examining seduction and sexuality.

Monte Cazazza: first emerged as a mail artist. Monte coined the term Industrial Music while collaborating with Throbbing Gristle in the mid-seventies. He has subsequently worked with various bands and musicians and has released numerous solo albums, the most recent of which was The Cynic (Blast First Petite). He has worked with Survival Research Labs engaging in numerous legendary machine performances, co-produced and directed short films including the infamous SXXX80. As an artist he has exhibited his frequently confrontational and darkly humorous artworks across the world. He was a regular contributor to (and subject of) the groundbreaking journal Re/Search.

Usama Alshaibi: is an award-winning film director and photographer. He has directed two feature films, the most recent of which is Profane, and a feature length documentary, as well as numerous short films, all of which have screened across the world. He is currently working on his second feature length documentary. The photographs exhibited draw on the themes of sexuality, lust and fantasy that inform much of his short film practice.

Linsey Gosper: drawing the personal out of collective experiences, Gosper's work sees the artist positioning herself within the shifting terrains that demark identity, sexuality and gender. She uses the performative body and self-portraiture to explore her subject matter. In the work here she has collaborated with Jack Sargeant to examine the relationship between performance and experience, transgression, sexuality and gender against the background of the automobile.

Curators: Currently residing in Sydney, Jack Sargeant has curated exhibitions and performances and programmed film and music events since the late 1980s, including the film programme at the Sydney Biennale 2012. The author of numerous essential books on underground culture, cult film and cutting-edge art, including Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground (Soft Skull), Suture (Creation Books) and Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (Soft Skull) amongst others. He has written dozens of articles, essays and program notes for a variety of books, magazines, journals and publications including RealTime, The Wire and Fortean Times. In addition he has written introductions to numerous books by fine artists and photographers, including publications by Romain Slocombe, Lydia Lunch and outsider artist Joe Coleman. His photos have been published in various magazines and catalogues.

Linsey Gosper is a photographic artist and curator based in Melbourne working predominately with photography and installation. She is currently the manager of the photographic gallery Colour Factory in Fitzroy where she contributes regularly as a curator. She has worked in this position since Colour Factory Gallery's inception in October 2009. Linsey exhibits extensively at artist run, regional and commercial galleries in Australia. Her last solo exhibition Object Love was in February 2012 at Stills Gallery, Paddington.

Othon is working on PINEAL, please support!
Just a few months after the release of Impermanence Othon is working on PINEAL. PINEAL promises to be an ambitious and a challenging project to realize that will allow him to use an entirely new template to play and create music. For PINEAL, Othon will bring his beloved but unexplored (by him) world of dance music together with his deep, emotional and unconventional songwriting. He will explore his thoughts, hopes and worries for the future and invite some of his favourite Ayahuasceros to bless PINEAL and its listeners with their life-transforming healing Icaros.

According to Othon:
PINEAL is a project that deals with consciousness and awareness, imagination and dreams. It is about the the Watchers, the Healers, the Shamans and the Shining Ones - outside of us and inside us. Pineal is about our DNA and our future. It is about Love and Transcendence.

PINEAL is not a conceptual work. It comes from the heart and aims to the heart. Its related ideas tend to come to me effortlessly and unexpectedly while on a passive receptive state.

PINEAL is unlike anything I have done so far. For the first time, I intend to combine my love for rhythm and dancing with the freedom and flexibility of PAN muzik. I intend to learn and put into practice the skills of the producer without forgetting my roots as a composer.

With PINEAL I want to bring the inner child to the forefront. With PINEAL I want to PLAY!

PINEAL is not so much about me but about the collective energies of the people around me. PINEAL is about allowing my loved ones to feed the PINEAL flame in their own special way. It is about channeling our creativity beyond our normal capabilities. PINEAL is as much about YOU, as it is about me.

PINEAL will include some of Othon's old-time favourite collaborators together with some exciting new artists whose energy and work has been particularly influential for this album. Marc Almond, Bird Radio, Ernesto Tomasini and artist/photographer Predrag Pajdic are already confirmed to contribute to the project

In order to meet costs, Othon has launched a campaign page to raise funds and awareness of this ambitious project. In return, Othon is offering gifts including credits on the CD sleeve, flyers, posters, handwritten scores, and the opportunity to wine and dance with Othon. We'll be supporting this, so should you.

Occulture in Glasgow
There are several events occurring in Glasgow that should be of interest.

Austin Osman Spare: Self as Hitler, 1936 The Glasgow Working
To celebrate the opening of Objections to an Empty Mind at The Hidden Noise gallery Strange Attractor presents a night of talk, music and film.

Phil Baker, author of Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London's Lost Artist, presents an illustrated talk about the artist and his work.

Magick Concrète : a mediumistic improvisation for phonomantium and guitar, featuring Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor) and Drew Mulholland (Mount Vernon Arts Lab).

The London Nobody Knows (1969, 60 minutes): James Mason presents a wry view of unseen London, based on the books of Geoffrey Fletcher - a psychogeographer's delight.

Strange Attractor presents The Glasgow Working at The Old Hairdressers on February 15. For more information go here

Objections to an Empty Mind - Austin Osman Spare with Richard Brown
The exhibition brings together a small yet potent selection of works by Spare from several private collections, and is curated to bring to the fore his exquisite draughtsmanship (often likened to Albrecht Dürer), and to highlight his interests in occult traditions, psychical phenomena, Eastern philosophy, wireless broadcasting and his own idiosyncratic theories about the unconscious. Works include obsessively- detailed phantoms and grotesques; symbolist and astral landscapes; automatic drawings; hallucinatory pastels; examples of Spare's anamorphic portraits (his 'experiments in relativity'), as well as more traditional, vivid self-portraits and portraits of local cockneys.

Shown alongside Spare's works will be Richard Brown's 'Electro-chemical Glass', 1997, a time-based work using non-digital media comprising three disks of copper, aluminum and iron on a bed of liquid fertilizer, all encased in glass. Over fourteen years, through a series ongoing chemical interactions, the work is slowly unfolding and transforming, new shoots of iron and sheens of gold and lapis lazuli blue evoking ideas of alchemy, hyper-dimensionality and the magic of the real.

Objections to an Empty Mind runs from February 17 - March 17 at Hidden Noise, 1/1, 24 Hayburn Crescent, Glasgow, G11 5AY. For more information go to

A Psychocinematic Ritual: OV, The Psychogeographical Commission and The Wyrding Module
A celebration of ritual, the occult, and the disturbing power of music and cinema.

After their spectacular warm up for Italian horror score legends Goblin at last year's festival, occult project OV returns for a much-anticipated live experience, using ritual, coincidence, numerology and a hefty dose of magick to explore both the beauty and cruelty of war.

The unsettling collaboration between members of Desalvo, Unwinding Hours and Sons and Daughters, the project was borne from a mutual fascination with the occult and the magical use of visuals. Using live film soundtracks alongside intriguing visuals, prepare to be reminded of the power of music and cinema to shock and disturb.

The Wyrding Module is a solo project from paramusician Christopher Gladwin, one half of " Team Doyobi ". The psychotronic sounds of the The Wyrding Module are inspired by kosmische musik, mantra-rock, post-industrial ambience and the occult.

The Psychogeographical Commission have released the albums Genius Loci and Patient Zero and the mini CD Widdershins. Their music combines psychogeography and magick with sonic experimentation. The Psychogeographical Commission have featured heavily in the pages of compulsiononline. This event marks the debut live performance of The Psychogeographical Commission.

A Psychocinematic Ritual takes place at The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow on February 23. Don't miss it. For more information go to

The Psychogeographical Commission - Lost Rivers of London
The Psychogeographical Commission cover version of Coil's Lost Rivers of London.

Lost Rivers of London - The Psychogeographical Commission from Psychogeographical Commission on Vimeo.

Electric Sewer Age - Moon's Milk In Final Phase
Out now is the final piece in Coil's Moon's Milk series of releases. This release marks the last recordings undertaken by Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde. These were originally intended to be part of Coil's series of Moon's Milk releases. As a result of the passing of Peter Christopherson, these have been issued as Electric Sewer Age. Moon's Milk In Final Phase is released in an edition of 999 numbered copies. For more information go to

Mark Stewart live performances announced
Mark Stewart has announced a series of performances in the UK.

March 26 -King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
March 27 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
March 28 - Scala, London

Out in February is Autonomia from Mark Stewart vs Primal Scream. Autonomia is released digitally through Future Noise Music. A limited edition 12-inch with remixes by Pinch and JD Twitch is scheduled too. For more information go to

Mark Stewart vs Primal Scream - Autonomia
Autonomia by Mark Stewart vs Primal Scream. Directed by Douglas Hart

Autonomia from Future Noise Music on Vimeo.

Cultural Amnesia - Free download of new album, This Is Not Your Shape
Cultural Amnesia were part of the post-punk/industrial music cassette culture of the late 70s to early 80s. They released three albums: Video Rideo, Sinclair's Luck and The Uncle of the Boot, contributed to compilations and played some concerts. Much work remained unreleased at the time, including two albums: The Undertow of Evening and Obscenity. Over the past few years two collections of their work have appeared in the form of the retrospective vinyl albums Enormous Savages (Anna Logue Records) and the double Press My Hungry Button (, a subsequent edition of Enormous-Savages Enlarged was released by Klanggalerie, featuring five post-2000 tracks from the reformed trio.

This Is Not Your Shape is the first full album of new material from Cultural Amnesia for 28 years. This Is Not Your Shape is a free download album of nine tracks, seven previously unreleased, recorded by Cultural Amnesia between 2004-2009. The album comes with CD artwork, for those who wish to make a physical copy. The album is accompanied by Verbose Logging, a designed PDF booklet containing a selection of song lyrics recorded 1998-2009.

We've been admirers of their work ever since their old material began to resurface in 2007. On compulsiononline you can find reviews and an interview with Cultural Amnesia. Check them out and be sure to download This Is Not Your Shape which is available here.

Cultural Amnesia - Contains
The official video released to accompany the release of This Is Not Your Shape

Cultural Amnesia - Contains - Official Video from John Peacock on Vimeo.

Kenneth Anger's Technicolor Skull debut release out now

Technicolor Skull a multimedia collaboration featuring Kenneth Anger on Theremin and Los Angeles artist Brian Butler on guitar and electronic instruments have just issued their debut release. Technicolor Skull is a magick ritual of light and sound in the context of a live performance. Technicolor Skull's self-titled recorded debut is a one-sided, bloodred 180 gram 12-inch vinyl LP limited to 666 copies. Grab it while you can. For more information go to

Nothing Is Sacred: Mark Stewart free download
Mark Stewart makes an apocalyptic return amidst an increasingly agitated atmosphere. 'Nothing Is Sacred' is a damning indictment of greed in a year riddled by riots, revolutions, occupations and increasing collapse of the global financial system. 'Nothing Is Sacred' features a collaboration with Crass vocalist Eve Libertine, German electro monsters Slope and Dan Catsis from the Pop Group on bass. 'Nothing Is Sacred''s howling funk-rock and unyielding political attack evolved from the sessions for Mark's forthcoming album. 'Nothing Is Sacred' originally appeared as the AA side of the now-deleted limited 7-inch cover of the T.Rex classic 'Children of the Revolution' issued as part of the Black Friday releases to celebrate independent record shops. 'Children of the Revolution' features a collaboration with The Bug. The single limited to 500 copies is available (if you can still find one) as a hand numbered, hand-worked sleeve constituting one unique piece of Mark's bombart. For more information go to

Listen to the occultural ambience of OV

Following two live manifestations, Glasgow's finest occult supergroup featuring members of Desalvo and The Unwinding Hours have just posted their first recording online. 23 minutes of occult ambience can be found on soundcloud. Their formation was inspired by a rare appearance of legendary underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger in Dundee, Scotland and the publication of Thee Psychick Bible. OV Power. Read more occultural provocation at and listen at

Out now is Othon's stunning new album Impermanence
Othon's much-anticipated second album is finally here! Othon Mataragas is a genre-bending songwriter, a non-conformist composer and an eccentric pianist. He has collaborated on the soundtrack to the Bruce LaBruce film Otto; or Up With Dead People and a new live accompaniment to the Derek Jarman film The Angelic Conversation together with the father of industrial music Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil). His music has been featured in comedy shows by David Hoyle, art exhibitions like 'Gay Icons' at the National Portrait Gallery and he has worked with musicians like Marc Almond, Current 93 and Laura Moody. For Impermanence, his new highly ambitious music venture, Othon's ongoing collaborator Ernesto Tomasini demonstrates his huge 4 octave range across many of its tracks: 'At Night', 'The Fall', '59', 'A Little Dream' and 'Impermanence'. Marc Almond, who also guests in the album, lends his voice to the darkest and most torturous moment on the record with his interpretation of the title track and his dramatic rendition of 'Last Night I Paid To Close My Eyes'. Camille O'Sullivan contributes with her passionate storytelling voice to 'A Trip to Paradise' and the songwriter himself sings on 'All Is Too Soon' a song dedicated to a childhood friend who recently died of a heroin overdose. Other guests include guitarist Justin Jones (And Also the Trees), vocalist Beverly Crome (The Cesarians) and the Elysian Quartet. Othon has done the album's lush arrangements and Troy Banarzi has produced the title track.

Impermanence is an important landmark in Othon's artistic evolution. Inspired by a series of Tibetan Tantric meditations, it explores, in his words, "how our small world and everything that surrounds it may eventually be destroyed but, also, how Love can play a transformative role by giving birth to a young and naughty phoenix from the ashes of our old-world emotions".

Stylistically, Impermanence is virtually indefinable - with 50s pop, death baroque, post-minimalist and sleazy folk references, Othon has given his album the genre of 'PAN muzik'; a new off-limits musical genre that includes all genres! An all-embracing and holistic style of music neither exclusively experimental nor pop, neither strictly progressive nor banal. Impermanence is out now on Cherry Red/ Strike Force Entertainment. For more information go to or

Coming soon: an exclusive interview with Othon on

New Psychic TV/PTV3 on Vanity Case Records and live US dates

Psychic TV / PTV3 release Mother Sky/Alien Sky a new long play 12-inch vinyl on Vanity Case Records. Mother Sky/Alien Sky is released on sky blue and cloud white swirly vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. The web shop at will have autographed copies with extra goodies. Others can order from

Psychic TV/PTV3 perform live at the Elysium, Austin, TX on December 9 with Chant and Coma In Algiers; Reggies Rock Club, Chicago, IL on December 11 with Claw Toe and others TBC; Europa, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY on December 15 with Bryin Dall and Cult Of Youth. For more information go to

Feasting With Panthers a full-length collaboration between Marc Almond and Michael Cashmore
Feasting With Panthers is a collaboration between Marc Almond and composer Michael Cashmore setting poems of Count Eric Stenbock plus unique translations by Poet Jeremy Reed, of poems by Jean Genet, Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine as well as Reeds own Poetry, to music. 'Decadent' poems of Thwarted love, Opiated romance, decadence and death woven with a Homo-eroticism accompanied by Michael Cashmore's haunting, melancholic music that gives the verse a feeling of yearning for beauty and a longing for lost innocence and youth. The album was recorded over several years sending files by email and post, never once recording together in the studio, Berlin based Michael Cashmore working at home to compose the music, playing all of the instruments and adding Marcs vocals from files recorded in London. The result is a glorious union, both in voice and music, complementing the text. The project began after Current 93's David Tibet gave Marc a book of Poems by the Baltic German Poet Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock he had published through the Durtro label. Marc was instantly attracted to the dark erotic and melancholic yearning in the verse and contacted Michael Cashmore who he had previously worked with on Current 93's reading of Idumea. He felt Michael would have the right understanding of the verse with his intricate beautiful musical work. The project developed to include many of Marc's favourite Poems by some of his favourite 'outsider' Poets with a common ground. Marc and Michael released a limited edition EP of Stenbocks Gabriel and The Lunatic Lover through Durtro Records and performed both songs at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with Current 93 in 2008. Feasting With Panthers is out now on Cherry Red/ Strike Force. For more information go to

Ten Plagues by Mark Ravenhill and Conor Mitchell

Marc Almond is appearing in Ten Plagues at the Edinburgh Festival throughout August. Read on.

A thrilling and unique music-theatre experience performed by Marc Almond.

In London
Came the plague in sixteen sixty five
One hundred thousand dead
But I alive.

London is infected. The dead fall in the streets. As the plague pits fill, the people of London struggle to maintain a society in the face of overwhelming mortality. Based on eye-witness accounts from 1665 and drawing poetic parallels with modern epidemics, Ten Plagues relates one man's journey through a city in crisis.

Ten Plagues is an extraordinary collaboration between four of the UK's most distinctive artists - the internationally acclaimed artist and iconic muscian Marc Almond; playwright Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking, Ravenhill for Breakfast, A Life in Three Acts); Traverse Artist in Residence and international theatre director and opera designer Stewart Laing (untitled projects, Titanic on Broadway) and the award winning Conor Mitchell. Conor has written over 40 scores for theatre, including Have a Nice Life and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

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New Human Greed album
The eagerly anticipated fourth album from Human Greed - Fortress Longing: the internal campaign for the safe and complete return of the sleeping egyptian to the desert - is now available. A special limited edition (120) features an additional disc, Deshret, featuring a new 35 minute reworking of Fortress material by Michael Begg and Colin Potter.

Michael Begg is joined, once more, by erstwhile visual artist Deryk Thomas, and a handful of other performers and friends: Antony and the Johnsons cellist Julia Kent once more lends grace to the proceedings, whilst Fovea Hex colleague Laura Sheeran provides vocal arrangements and harmonies. Nicole Boitos - who painted the blue lamb featured on the cover of the recording also provides a reading voice to Begg's texts, as does the Norwegian singer Tommy Aashildrod. Further vocal chants and singing bowls are provided by Charlemagne Palestine collaborator and 48 Cameras leader Jean Marie Mathoul, whilst Colin Potter, with whom Begg already collaborates on Fragile Pitches and Fovea Hex also contributes - notably in the 30+ minute work, Deshret, included as an extra disc on a limited edition of the release.

In Fortress Longing Human Greed has delivered a singular and hypnotic work of disagreeable beauty! For more information go to

Forthcoming TG releases
TG Vinyl Re Releases
On 26th September 2011 IR will release a series of Deluxe Vinyl Editions of the following TG titles:

The Second Annual Report
D.O.A. The Third & Final Report
Heathen Earth
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits
Each title will be an edition of 2000 copies. Chris Carter has remastered the audio and the LP's come packaged with an 8 page full colour booklet featuring some previously unpublished photos, press reviews from the time, and other visual ephemera from the Industrial Records archive. (Please note that any recent coloured vinyl versions of the same albums are 'bootleg' copies of VASTLY inferior quality. These records were cynically made available to exploit Peter's death, and are NOT authorised by TG or Industrial Records Ltd. Be assured we are actively tracking down the culprits.)

TG Digital Downloads
On 26th September 2011 IR will make the following titles available as digital downloads in AAC, MP3 and FLAC formats:
The Second Annual Report
D.O.A. The Third & Final Report
Heathen Earth
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits
These titles have been remastered by Chris Carter and come with their original IR LP artworks and multi-page booklets in PDF format.

TG CD Re Releases
On 26th September 2011 IR will make the following titles available as part of a 'TG Time Capsule' CD series of reissues.
The Second Annual Report
D.O.A. The Third & Final Report
Heathen Earth
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits
Each title has been remastered by Chris Carter and comes packaged for the first time in the digi-pak format to better represent their original IR LP artwork. Each release in this 'Time Capsule' series, comes with an additional disc of selected TG live performances culled from our TG24 archive recordings. They are selected to represent TG live performances specific to the original release year of each album. For more information go to

Death In June reissue their classic NADA! as a limited expanded edition NADA PLUS
In part celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Death In June (1981 - 2011) one of the classic albums "NADA!" is now reissued as a special limited edition "NADA PLUS!" 2 x CD + DVD/Double LP and USB.

Besides containing the original album songs and nearly all the other recorded material from 1984-85 the CDs are presented in a foil blocked, 8 panel, full colour DIJipak and also contain the songs from the '93 Dead Sunwheels' album of rarities and re-recordings (1989) as well as 4 stripped back unreleased re-recordings (2005). The accompanying DVD contains the 20th Anniversary performance in 2005 of most of the "NADA!" album plus extra Death In June material played on the night. 250 of the CD/DVDs will also come in a special Blue/Black metallic outer bag. Total run of the CD + DVD is 1,500 copies.
The Double LP (limited to 1,000 copies) comes in a foil blocked gatefold sleeve in different coloured vinyl (250 Clear vinyl in a special silver metallic outer bag and 750 Gold vinyl) and contains all the songs from the original album plus all other material officially recorded and released between 1984-85. Each LP contains a special postcard.
The wooden USB which comes in a limited edition(130 only) tin case contains everything featured on the CD + DVD and Double LP as well as the 'Night And Fog' reclaimed bootleg live album recorded in 1984 plus a large exclusive photo gallery showing many rare and unseen photos from the period.
All artwork for the CDs/LPS has been reinvented and all recordings DIJitally re-mastered. A limited edition "NADA PLUS!" T-shirt will also be available with the release.

CD 1 ( "NADA!"...)

CD 2 (...PLUS!")
*(unreleased version)


Double LP
Recorded live at The Fridge in London, 28.VIII.84

CD + DVD/LP Wholesale & retail orders:
CD + DVD/LP/T-shirt Individual Direct Mail Order:
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