Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 3 of 7]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. “Birds of a Feather” (1982) / Ha! EP (1982) After the return to the UK of vocalist/keyboardist Jaz Coleman and guitarist Geordie Walker, the duo was set to put Killing Joke back together. Drummer … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 3 of 7]

Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 2 of 7]

Part 1 here. What’s THIS for…! (1981) Six months after the release of Killing Joke, the band showed up at the studio to record the follow up. Singer/keyboardist Jaz Coleman, drummer Paul Ferguson, guitarist Geordie Walker, and Walker’s guitar cabinet … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 2 of 7]

Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 1 of 7]

Back in the long-ago days when Industrial was starting to gain some traction in the mainstream, music magazines weren’t just content with articles on Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. The alternative magazines, and even the metal magazines, were doing these … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Killing Joke (or; How to Compose the Soundtrack to Every Apocalypse) [Part 1 of 7]

Artist Spotlight: Elephant Rifle (or; The Biggest Little Noise Rock Band in the World)

Elephant Rifle is a noise rock / punk rock / hardcore / post-hardcore / Loverboy cover band hailing from Reno, Nevada. When confronted with negative stereotypes about Reno, singer Brad Bynum isn’t worried about it. “We love being from Reno. … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Elephant Rifle (or; The Biggest Little Noise Rock Band in the World)

Artist Spotlight: Melvins (or; How To Leave Town Before the Gold Rush) [Part 4 of 11]

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Houdini (1993) By 1992, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Nirvana’s Nevermind, Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, and Alice In Chains’ Facelift and Dirt had sold tons. All of which, if they hadn’t already gone platinum, they would eventually. The … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Melvins (or; How To Leave Town Before the Gold Rush) [Part 4 of 11]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 10 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Part 8 here. Part 9 here. Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine (2016) After the death of Mike … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 10 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 9 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Part 8 here. 33 & 1/3 Wax Trax! Retrospectacle On January 10, 2011, there was an announcement for an … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 9 of 10]

Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 8 of 10]

Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here. Part 6 here. Part 7 here. Revolting Cocks – Cocked & Loaded (2006) / Ministry – Rio Grande Blood (2006) Over the course of 2004-05, … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Jourgensen / Barker / Connelly / Rieflin (or; The Ministry Industrial Complex) [Part 8 of 10]

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