Avant-garde heavy rockers Iwrestledabearonce have announced the release of a new limited edition t-shirt to raise awareness and funds for the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD in partnership with Alternative Press. All proceeds from the shirt will be donated directly to GLAAD along with additional contributions from Alternative Press. Iwrestledabearonce are outspoken supporters of equality for all people and GLAAD[...]
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With little more than a fortnight remaining in their current funding drive, Chicago’s SOiL are continuing their interactive pre-sale campaign efforts on Kickstarter. The ongoing campaign provides fans with the opportunity to participate in the release of their forthcoming album. Following a sold-out U.K. tour In 2011 commemorating the 10th anniversary of their landmark album, ‘SCARS’, the band began work writing a new album[...]
German electro industrial act Compulsory Skin have weighed in on the ongoing Occupy movement with their new track ‘The Rioter’. A song front woman Pia Pale describes as “music for the revolution”. Now streaming on soundcloud, ‘The Rioter’ is a slow burning eerie track at its opening and an atmospheric brooding soundtrack score set piece on the whole. Far from radio friendly stuff but stirring and evocative of the ongoing struggle[...]
Dope Stars Inc take their cyberpunk sound even further into hyper-modernity with the #thepirateday launch of new album Ultrawired – Pirate Ketaware for the TLC Generation. Available via torrent, direct download and streaming via soundcloud the release is Lars Ulrichs worst nightmare. Ultrawired challenges traditional systems of distribution and as the band has also joked, [...]
Two months on and relief efforts are still underway in the wake of March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Beginning his efforts on the day of the disaster, Aaron Russel of Impurfekt spearheaded work on a charitable compilation entitled ‘Music For The Rising Sun’ with 100% of profits going to fund Red Cross efforts in Japan.
A new youth development is underway at a Stockton Community Centre with plans to establish a mobile skate park and other facilities. A meeting is being held this Friday at Grangefield Community Centre to discuss the plans and see just what the site offers.
As if being the super couple of counter culture wasn’t enough for literary god Neil Gaiman and serial piano abuser Amanda Palmer a recent 12 hour project saw the two team up with Ben Folds and Damian Kulash to thrash out the 6 track creative commons release Nighty Night.
While many around the world are recording and releasing benefit albums to aid the relief efforts in Japan in the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquakes and tsunamis that have rocked their shores almost constantly since 10 March, German act Blind Passenger have taken the bold move to record the song Fukushima Slot Machine in aid of Ausgestrahlt e.V to support their fight for a future without nuclear power plants.