GNAWED (Minneapolis, MN)
Active since 2009, Minneapolis based Grant Richardson has solidified a reputation for creating a strain of death industrial and power electronics thats particularly ferocious, visceral, and just insanely heavy. Alongside Nyodene D, The Vomit Arsonist, and Steel Hook Prostheses, Gnawed represents an act at the forefront of a genre, whose music is built on a European foundation, but is sculpted and heightened with American aggression and intensity.
Murderous Vision (Cleveland, OH)
Murderous Vision is the solo project of Stephen Petrus. Murderous Vision’s style ranges from dark ambient to death industrial to martial industrial and neoclassical music. Murderous Vision has released close to a dozen albums and has been featured on several compilations and has had releases done on several industrial and ambient labels, most notably Petrus’ label Live Bait Recording Foundation.
Failing Lights is the intensely personal vision of Mike Connelly. While he has toured the world as 1/3 of legendary industrial/noise units Hair Police and Wolf Eyes, Connelly spends his days crafting a much different sound on his own. Under the Failing Lights flag, he has self-published a nearly uncountable number of cassettes and CDRs of rough drones, detuned improvised grit, blown-out burl, and unstable acoustics in tiny editions that quickly vanish into collector-land.
In the Darkness, On the Hill… I am Forlorn. Dylan Ettinger combines ambient, industrial, coldwave, noise, and touches of black metal to chilling effect.
+ DJ Greh Holger