Review: Nostalghia – Chrysalis

Review: Nostalghia – Chrysalis
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Nostalghia’s Chrysalis is an otherworldly, eerie combination of intense vocals and uneasily calm synth. The delicate vocals harness an underlying aspect of intensity that slowly builds as the album takes shape. … read more

Local Review: Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony – Dawn To Dust

Local Review: Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony – Dawn...
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Utah Symphony = The Tallywood String Quartet + The London Symphony Orchestra
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Local Review: Selling the Ashes – Derivative, Act 1

Local Review: Selling the Ashes – Derivative, Act 1
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Selling the Ashes = Nine Inch Nails + Stabbing Westward / The Smashing Pumpkin
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Local Review: Contaminated Intelligence – TRACKS

Local Review: Contaminated Intelligence – TRACKS
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Contaminated Intelligence = Psyclon Nine + FiFtY VinC / Front Line Assembly … read more

Review: Pop. 1280 – Way Station

Review: Pop. 1280 – Way Station
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Pop. 1280 = Sisters of Mercy + Type O Negative / SPK … read more

Goth Prom: A Retro Escape Before the Holidays

Goth Prom: A Retro Escape Before the Holidays
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It is time to dust off that tuxedo, break out those cummerbunds, stretch out those fishnets and apply some heavy eyeliner. This may seem like an odd combination—however, come Nov.

Selling the Ashes: Progressing from the Studio to the Stage

Selling the Ashes: Progressing from the Studio to the Stage
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Jordan Ruiz of Selling the Ashes has constructed a full live band and will be opening for PIG at the Dark Arts Festival at Area 51 on Sept. 28. Meeting at Ruiz’s home studio and walking among the multitudes of electronic equipment and wall of guitars, I sat down with Ruiz to get some insight into what inspired a studio act to start performing live. … read more

Temple: Thriving Communities and Industrial Safe Havens

Temple: Thriving Communities and Industrial Safe Havens
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Salt Lake City’s industrial community is alive and well. For more than a decade, Area 51 has been the lifeblood of Utah’s goth, industrial, synthpop and EBM community. On Jan. 20 at Area 51, DJ Mistress Nancy and Reverend 23 will host the two-year anniversary of Temple, a community-based get-together for the fans of industrial, electronic, goth and all that dwells in between. … read more

Nine Inch Nails @ The Joint, Las Vegas 11.15 with Explosions In The Sky

Nine Inch Nails @ The Joint, Las Vegas 11.15 with...
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After “Copy of A,” NIN played “1,000,000,” “Terrible Lie,” “March of the Pigs” and “Piggy.” These songs flowed like magic, building up more to what I thought was going to be one of NIN’s best concerts I have ever been to. … read more

The Dreaming (Stabbing Westward Reunion Show) @ The Vinyl, Las Vegas 11.15

The Dreaming (Stabbing Westward Reunion Show) @ The Vinyl, Las...
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At 11:45 p.m. I found myself pushing past the crowd at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. NIN had just ended their two-hour show (review here) and thanks to social media, Christopher Hall, the man behind The Dreaming and former Stabbing Westward frontman, informed the world that this is the first time Stabbing Westward has ever had NIN open for them. … read more