Kælan Mikla Announces New Album – “Undir Köldum Norðurljósum”


Icelandic Synth Punks Kælan Mikla has announced their new album – Undir Köldum Norðurljósum, due out September 29th via Artoffact Records. Pre-orders are live for a variety of formats now. The band is already streaming the first two singles, “Ósýnileg” and “Sólstöður” which you can hear below. The album also features a collaboration with French Black Metal/Shoegaze legends Alcest – “Hvítir Sandar.” One of our most anticipated albums for the rest of 2021, check out we are excited to

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Cloud Rat Drops Their New Single – “Mother Tongue – Glitter Belly”


Anarcho Grind punks Cloud Rat have dropped a new single as part of Adult Swim’s 2021 Singles series and it’s a banger! After a series of experimental songs, “Mother Tongue – Glitter Belly” features a more straight-ahead classic Cloud Rat sound! We’re hoping for some new Cloud Rat new album news soon. In the meantime, buy this song from their Bandcamp page, and jam it out!

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Artoffact Records Offers a Pay “What You Want Sale” for Coronavirus Aid Sale


One of the best underground labels in the world, Artoffact Records his home to killer bands such as Cloud Rat, Kælan Mikla, OvO, Kanga, SPECTRES, Front Line Assembly, VALHALL, Horrible Youth, Sólveig Matthildur, Ritual Dictates, ACTORS and more. With the rash of cancellation due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the livelihoods of not just the label, but all these cool bands are affected. The label is offering a pay what you want sale on Bandcamp right now, but surely if you can support, purchase and pay more than less, that would rule! If you can’t discover some new bands, and spin these albums, and share them with your friends. Anything helps so please, give what you can.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cloud Rat – Pollinator


Cloud Rat has something to say, and if you’re not willing to lend an ear they’re just going to play louder and faster until they get your attention. No, there are rarely any moments that allow for you to catch your breath on Pollinator (Artoffact Records) so know from the rip that these Michiganders intend to keep your head submerged in gray waters for about thirty minutes. Continue reading


GOLD – Why Aren’t You Laughing?


Not a lot of bands can pull off Gothic Pop. For Dutch avant-garde ensemble GOLD, it comes easy. They channel the darkest strains of Pop and straight out Rock to create their own version of industrial Goth Rock. They represent a dark, nihilistic world that runs smoothly. GOLD have put their blood, sweat and dramatic tears in Why Aren’t You Laughing? (Artoffact Records)Continue reading