GOD MODULE (Metropolis Records)
God Module (known to fans as simply God Mod) crawled from the crypt in Orlando, Florida in 1999 and have been crafting addictive goth-techno ever since. The artistic spawn of Jasyn Bangert and former member Andrew Ramirez, the group went on to include Clint Carney, Courtney Bangert, Jon Siren, Brill, and Andrew Pearson. Their brand of darkwave was shrouded in a purposefully spooky and scary image, but the music was sleek, throbbing, and highly danceable, like music patrons might hear in a piercings-and-tattoos S&M club populated by vampires. Their debut album, Artificial, was released in 1999, and was followed by a steady stream of equally catchy nightmare-dance, including Artificial's 2.0 sequel in 2004; the Perception (2002) and The Victims Among Friends (2004) EPs, which were reissued together in 2013, and the pair of Empath LPs, separated by over a decade (2003, 2013). While their aesthetic was intentionally creepy -- album titles like Viscera, Rituals, and Seance, for example -- Bangert's knack for hooks recalled the best early Nine Inch Nails remixes, KMFDM, Gravity Kills, and IAMX. Their tenth album, Prophecy, was released in late 2015.
BLAKK GLASS is a music project from Shane Alan Hall and Frankie Deetz based out of Seattle Washington. This is Dark Wave in the vein of the Witch Pop movement.
Midnight Myth is the side project of Scott Deadman of Die Sektor. His new project, while still possessing hints of his primary project, is an entirely different beast, combining elements of industrial, and synthpop best described as "Alternative Pop", with the more accessible vocal stylings of Burton and guitar mastery of Damian Turner (Ectoproxy).
FINITE AUTOMATA (Latex Records)
They’ve been referred to as a welcome throwback to the harsher, heavier aesthetic of mid 80 - mid 90’s electro-industrial. However the group does not to limit itself, and forges a fresh reconciliation of the new school with the old. Bizarre and sometimes fatalistic stage antics, combined with driving yet dancable rhythms solidify the group's observational approach to the fallacy of human nature. To date, Finite Automata released their EP release Here Won No One (2011), their first full length album Recurse (2012), and Second Circle (2015); this year they released their second and third singles from their forthcoming sophomore full length release on the Split EP MACHINE STATES alongside Ectoproxy. They have shared the stage with the likes of Combichrist, The Genitorturers, Dismantled, and 3Teeth.
VISIONS IN BLACK
Darkwave / Industrial. OKC