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VampireFreaks.com Presents “Triton Fest 2013”

This is just a quick brief to showcase a little information about this years Triton Festival which is a Gothic and Industrial Music event being put out there by the creeptastic folks who go bump in the night – VampireFreaks.com – As many of my PiercingMetal readers enjoy the Industrial side of life almost as much (or even more so in some cases) than their Traditional Metal stuff I wanted to be sure to get this on your radar.

Banner - Triton Festival 2 - 2013

The event shall be held in NYC and for three days in September (5th, 6th, and 7th respectively), the assembled hordes of the VampireFreaks.com shall take over not one but two great venues. Yep. This event is going to be so massive that it will start at The Gramercy Theatre on Thursday and continue its second two nights over at Irving Plaza and bring its denizens darkly to its resounding finale. There are a score of bands performing across the three days and also plenty of DJ sets to keep you busy between the changeovers. The bands seem to keep getting added every time I hit the page. All of their page links and a little more about them can be observed on the Official Festival link below. Rather than duplicate their efforts I figured it best to just send you over there. The main site page is also the best place to get your hands on some tickets. It’s too early to know if I will be braving the Industrial storm at any point but if I do I shall surely share my findings with you on the site and blogs.
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“Mythmaker” by Skinny Puppy

Artist: Skinny Puppy
Title: “Mythmaker”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 1/30/2007
Genre: Industrial/Techno/Prog
Rating: 3/5

The time has come for Skinny Puppy to return and show the legions of believers why they were masters of the Industrial and Dark Techno world in which they walked for so long. One does not have to be well-schooled in the bands history to find this to be an intense display of angry moods and the technological as they once again meet and form complex but yet hypnotic patterns as only this band can deliver. Lead Singer Ogre does not fail to disappoint and he continues to delve into the experimental nature that the group never feared to adventure into. At times he sounds as mechanical as the drums and keyboard patterns that run across this release – as opening track “Magnifishit” begins you would feel as though your computer was performing for you. This is the kind of stuff that fans of Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode and even some traces of Nine Inch Nails would most appreciate and for a band that has been around for about 25 years they still can dole out something interesting that non-fans can enjoy as well.
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