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Crappy Valentine’s 2012

Posted on February 14th, 2012 by administrator

Michelle/Say It In JapaneseIn what will surely become a cherished tradition, for the next 24 hours “Michelle” and its non-album companion song, “Say It In Japanese” will be available to download for free from this very website. The link is as follows:

Right-click, save as…you’re able to visit a website, so we’ll assume you know the rest. This link will go dead as of midnight on February 15th.

However, if that isn’t enough Illusion of Joy will be performing a thirty minute set at Cannon Coffee in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighbourhood on Wednesday, February 15th, starting at 7:00PM. Open mic follows, but until then the mood is sure to be set for a post-Valentine’s letdown of bitter resentment and melancholy navel-gazing in song form courtesy of Pittsburgh’s premiere miserablist.


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Electronic Saviors 2: Recurrence Available For Pre-order

Posted on February 9th, 2012 by administrator

Yesterday afternoon Metropolis Records posted pre-order info for Electronic Saviors 2: Recurrence:

Life after having cancer can be a difficult ordeal. One is especially lucky to survive it. After enduring chemotherapy, radiation and a multitude of other therapies, there can be a lingering fear in the patient who is now a cancer survivor. Cancer returning is a nightmare come true to any patient. Scene promoter, DJ and Rein[Forced] frontman, Jim Semonik knows this only too well. Having survived stage 2B colorectal cancer in 2008, Semonik created one of the most successful compilations in any scene with the help of 83 musicians with Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music To Cure Cancer. This piece was very well received by press and critics and raised over 20K for Charity.

This time, he assembled a cast of 142 artists from all over the world to take on all forms of cancer. Semonik returns with all guns blazing on Electronic Saviors 2: Recurrence with new, rare and exclusive tracks from God Module, System Syn, Project Pitchfork, Hocico, Blutengel, The Dark Clan, Rein[Forced], 16Volt, Ayria, Left Spine Down, Panic Lift and much much more. From Covenant’s upbeat “Lightbringer Feat Necro Facility (Speedrun II Mix)” to 16Volt’s downtemo “Burn (Father Dub)” to the guitar attack Deathline International’s “Inside” to the soothing synthpop of Tenek’s “World of no Relief”, ES2 offers something for everyone. This will be a massive 6 disc boxset available physically with gorgeous artwork from Jeff Confer and Samantha Johnson. Presented in a lovely 8 panel digipak with 16 page booklet, Jim’s quest to bring this disease to an end through music has grown by leaps and bounds.

The release date for the compilation is set for Tuesday, May 8th, 2012.