Propaganda April 5th 2019

It’s Friday and time for some Propaganda as we round up some recent news stories

Once I get my ass in gear, this will become a slick weekly bastion of music news… hopefully that’ll be next week…

Dark News

The Terminus Festival Announces Its Dates and Lineup

Canada’s premiere Electronic/Alternative festival, Terminus announces the lineup and festival dates.

In its eighth year, the Terminus festival reaches its Override edition.  Taking place July 26th-28th In Calgary at Dickens, the festival will feature some of the best Alternative and Dark Electronic artists from around the world. Headlining the festival are artists HEALTH (USA), Covenant (Sweden) and Neuroticfish (Germany). The full lineup…

Covenant, HEALTH, Neuroticfish, Haujobb, Pictureplane, I:Scintilla, Caustic, Waste, Rabbit Junk, Creux Lies, SRSQ, Bootblacks, Vore Aurora, OHM, Standalone, Visit0r, Klack, Melted Mirror, Viva Non, Hello Moth, Freak Dream, Moonrunner83, and Devours.

One special guest artists will be announced soon by the festival on their social media and website. Tickets are on sale now.


This weekend, Reality’s Despair celebrate the first anniversary of their come-back album “Societal Collapse”.

On April 6th of 2018 the album was released on Bandcamp, in a digital download version (10 tracks) and a limited factory duplicated 12 track cd version.

If you haven’t already purchased this album now is your chance :
until Friday the 12th of april 2019 the digital version is for sale for 1 (symbolic) Euro on Bandcamp !


As you may know already, CHMCL STR8JCKT have had to postpone the release of their new album, Wrtchd Thngs… but their gig on April 27th is still going ahead

So join Chmcl Str8jckt and John Bechdel (Ministry, Fear Factory, Killing Joke at QXT’s

Featuring a 10:00 set by Chmcl Str8jckt and guest Dj’ing by John Bechdel starting at 9pm!! Then stay for the Shelter Industrial Party starting at 11:00!!

QXT’s – 248 Mulberry St. – Newark, NJ (Ironbound section 2 blocks South of The Prudential Center)

The Ghost Wave Radio show is taking a break next week, but you can still check out this weeks show, featuring new tracks from Rammstein, Hocico and Acretongue

and if you’ve not seen the new video from Rammstein, you have to check it out right now…

Metal News

The Ghost Wave Radio blog/mag is slowly coming together and I’ve just added the first review here:

and it’s a split album between UK band, Absinthropy and from Ecuador, Salix Babylonica


 Psython Covers EP

Those lovely chaps in Psython have recorded a covers EP, remaking some Classic Metal from the likes of Saxon, Priest, Maiden and early Def Leppard… you can have a listen over at You Tube right now…

and talking of covers versions… there’s 20 of them on this weeks Metal Jacket Radio show

HEILUNG are now streaming the very first track taken from their upcoming album ‘Futha’, which will be released on June 28, 2019 via Season of Mist

and this is so beautiful…

HEILUNG have previously announced a European tour in October and November this year. The tour will kick off on October 22nd in Warsaw (PL) and will end about a month later in Paris (FR). Find the full list of tour dates below.

HEILUNG: European tour

22 Oct 19 Palladium (PL) Warschau

24 Oct 19 Berlin (DE) Admiralspalast

26 Oct 19 Essen (DE) Colosseum Theater

28 Oct 19 Munich (DE) Circus Krone

30 Oct 19 Prague (CZ) Hybernia

01 Nov 19 Halle (DE) Händelhalle

03 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) Der Globe

05 Nov 19 Zurich (CH) Volkshaus

07 Nov 19 Kiel (DE) Kieler Schloss

10 Nov 19 London (UK) Roundhouse

17 Nov 19 Brussels (BE) AB

20 Nov 19 Paris (FR) Elysée Montmartre


Propaganda March 22nd 2019

Ok… massive changes are afoot, here at Ghost Wave Radio… number one, this site will become a blog… I know that I said my writing days were over, but I’m just a sucker for new music and that’s about it in my way of defence.

The site is pretty empty as of now, bar a few items from last year, but I will build up the content over the next few weeks. At the moment there are just 3 people on the team, so if you’re looking to join us, to cover Metal or EBM, Industrial, Punk… whatever, just get in touch via:

The other big change is that I’m giving up my slot on Sine FM. I’ve loved working for the station, but I only have so many hours in the day and something has to give if I want to make a go of my new station… launching May 1st, if you didn’t know.

So once again I’ll re-jig my work schedule over the next few weeks, so there will be some other slight changes because of this… but I am hoping to allocate 3 to 4 hours a day for everything music related.

More details next week, but for now, it’s onto the music

 Dark News:

Danish duo Crackdown have just released their single, Time and they also have a video for it…


I’m not sure whether to congratulate Missing In STARS on their superb cover of the Thompson Twins song, Hold Me Know, or to have a go at them, because the fucking thing has been stuck in my head all week


Pig – ‘Stripped & Whipped’

It’s the ‘Risen’ remix album that you never knew you wanted, or needed. It’s the original album but fitter, faster and fatter, with remixes from a stellar rogue’s gallery of talent – Evestus, Chris Vrenna (tweaker / NIN), PIG feat. En Esch, Needleye feat. Michael Spreitzer of DevilDriver, Go Fight, Der Prosector, Seething Akira, Randolph & Mortimer, Eden, The Birthday Massacre, Wiccid, Marc Heal (Cubanate / MC Lord of the Flies), Black Asteroid and i!.

All physical copies come signed by Raymond Watt

And I’ve included a track in Mondays show…


Metal News:

Belgium’s Black Metallers, Enthroned have just unveiled the first single from their new album ‘Cold Black Suns’. The new offering is set for worldwide release via Season of Mist on June 7, 2019.

The band comments: “We’re proud to introduce our first single “Silent Redemption” from the upcoming album “Cold Black Suns”. This track unveils one of the many layers of the long awaited 11th opus. With “Silent Redemption” we take you along to Aokigahara, the infamous Suicide Forest in Japan, to walk amongst the Yūrei. While keeping our band’s trademark, this new album offers another pitch in the music, soaking the listener in bleak and fury.”


Machine Man Records have released a couple of singles, both of which have had a lot of attention the past week

Hailing from Brazil, Thrash/Hardcore exponents Anguere have just released Chacina… and I love the intensity these guys create

and on a slightly quitter note, Infinity have just released their single, Set Me Free, which will appeal to those that prefer a thrashier or more traditional style of Metal


Absinthropy and Salix Babylonica team up for split release


A brand new split from two fascinating bands is soon to be released on Clobber Records. It is rare to find such quality and compatibility on one record from two bands who geographically are so far apart.


Hailing from the birthplace of Aleister Crowley, Absinthropy have forged a robust reputation on the UK underground circuit. Their music is deeply absorbing and draws from a wide range of black metal and alternative extreme metal influences.

Salix Babylonica

A duo from Ecuador and incorporate elements of doom and provocative melody into a black metal soundscape.

The split will be released on CD and on all good download/streaming sites on 12th April 2019. It is available to pre-order now:

Absinthropy – Crescent Hooks Above Twilight Gardens
Absinthropy – A.N.T.S.S.A.T.B.F.
Absinthropy – Sylvia MMXVIII
Salix Babylonica – She’s Back
Salix Babylonica – Dead Birds Of The City


And just a quick plug for the two shows I published earlier this week:

I think Ghost Wave Radio Show 89 is one of the best shows I’ve done for a while and it contains the likes of Death In June, Missing in STARS, Crackdown, Dunkelwerk… even a bit of Blancmange

and this weeks Metal Jacket Radio can be found here:

with a stack of new releases from the likes of Possessed, Istapp, Doro, Vltimas and Oceans, as well as a Canadian scene report


Propaganda March 8th 2019

Propaganda March 8th 2019

Welcome to the launch of Propaganda, which come your way every Friday. It’ll run as a sideline to my new radio station, which launches May 1st. And it means I can cram everything into a single post/page and spend more time making new radio shows.

We’ll begin with the new video from GoMa, for the single Los Side Effects. If you’ve taken any drugs today, don’t watch this as it will fuck with your head a bit…

The single also features GoMa label boss Chris on vocals (and groovy sunglasses)… and you can download it from Bandcamp, as a Name Your Price:

As I may have mentioned before, I had the honour of designing the cover art

GoMa - Los Side Effects - GoMa - Los Side Effects Coverart

News wise, I’ll split everything into two categories, Dark News, which will cover EBM, Industrial, Synthpop etc…  and Metal News… which covers… um, Metal

Dark News:


Grendel Re-Issues:

The eagerly awaited redux re-mastered re-release of 2000-2002 Grendel classics “Inhumane Amusement” & “End of Ages”, combined on 2 CDs, featuring bonus remixes & previously unreleased material, are out now… and for the price of a standard cd

Live Dates:

The band have also announced 2 UK dates. Saturday 27th April at The Electrowerkz and in Glasgow on May 11th at Ivory Blacks

Metal News:

If you want a daily fix of Metal News, check out Ivona who works with me on the Metal Jacket Radio show posts there most days

But for today, I have some news concerning Brujeria

Extreme metallers Brujeria have released a brand new single as a follow up to their infamous »Viva Presidente Trump!« 7-inch

Pick up your copy on limited colour vinyl today via

»Amaricon Czar« 7″ – Track Listing:

  1. Amaricon Czar
  2. Lord Nazi Ruso

In addition, BRUJERIA are pleased to announce a 23-date European run for May 2019, kicking off at Netherlands Deathfest, Tilburg on May 3. Special guests on the tour will be VENOMOUS CONCEPT (US/UK). The opening support will come from AGGRESSION (CA) as well as SANGRE (US). All dates can be found below, tickets are on sale now.


03.05. NL Tilburg – Netherlands Deathfest*
04.05. NL Sneek – Het Bolwerk
05.05. B Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest
06.05. D Hanover – MusikZentrum
07.05. D Bremen – Tower
08.05. D Berlin – Cassiopeia
09.05. CZ Brno – Melodka
10.05. CZ Prague – Futurum
11.05. D Munich – Feierwerk
12.05. A Dornbirn – Schlachthaus
13.05. CH Sion – Le Port Franc
14.05. I Rome – Traffic Live Club
15.05. I Milan – Legend Club
17.05. F Colmar – Le Grillen
18.05. F Paris – Petit Bain
20.05. UK London – The Underworld Camden
21.05. UK Manchester – Rebellion
22.05. UK Glasgow – Cathouse Rock Club
23.05. UK Birmingham – Mama Roux’s
24.05. F Dommarien – La Niche
25.05. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
26.05. D Essen – Turock


And while we are on the subject of Metal, check out The Dark Side of Metal, every Monday at 10pm UK time, via, or via DAB in the Doncaster area

Next weeks show will include new music from Candlemass, plus AutomatoN, Foul Body Autopsy, Skaldic Curse in the Black Metal Britannia slot, also Harmdaud, Germ Bomb

Keep up-to-date with the show at:

New releases:

Norway’s Agregat have a new single out, entitled Funkhaus… it’s the follow up to the stupidly catchy, Runners, which I was also a big fan of


Belgium’s Dark Electro/EBM outfit, Reality’s Despair, have just released, Human Transitions, which you can pick up via Bandcamp:

I’ve only had the chance to play the whole album once, so far, but it’s destined to be one of my favourite albums of the year


And a quick shout out to my favourite album if the year so far, which is Inner Conflict by Blinky Blinky Computerband

 It’s no longer a free download, but I know the band would appreciate a few more paid downloads… which is something I hear from so many bands, unfortunately.


And we’ll end this weeks new releases with Russia’s Deflexity, who have released a couple of singles in the past week. I have one lined up for my show on Monday, the other is Valravn, which actually has a Pagan feel, mixed in with the electronic sounds



I will include some Metal releases in next weeks feature, and there will be additions like reviews, interviews, Spotify recommendations etc… as well… this is just day one

And don’t forget, I do two radio shows every week, over at Mixcloud

On Monday, it’s the Ghost Wave Radio show with the best in EBM, Industrial, and most forms of dark electronic music and a few slices of misery

And on Tuesdays, it’s the Metal Jacket Radio show, with 2 hours of Metal every week

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