Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Downloads!

Metropolis Records is happy to announce the launch of our all new and improved website. Most importantly, we are thrilled to announce our biggest new feature, our digital downloads! We have integrated into the site the ability to purchase music directly from Metropolis Records, and delivered as super high quality Variable Bit Rate Joint Stereo mp3s. Just 89 cents a track, regular albums are only $8.90!
Come stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Assemblage 23 "Compass" Tour

Mar 29      Seattle, WA             El Corazon
Mar 30 Portland, OR Fez Ballroom
Apr 01 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Apr 02 Los Angeles, CA Das Bunker
Apr 03 Tucson, AZ TBA
Apr 05 Alburquerque, NM Ralli's 4th Street
Apr 07 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Apr 08 Dallas, TX TBA
Apr 09 Austin, TX Club Mixx
Apr 10 San Antonio, TX TBA
Apr 12 New Orleans, LA Howlin' Wolf
Apr 14 Nashville, TN The Rutledge
Apr 16 Orlando, FL The Social
Apr 17 West Palm Beach, FL Respectable Street
Apr 18 Jacksonville, FL Eclipse Nightclub
Apr 19 Raleigh, NC Legends Nightclub
Apr 21 Washington, DC TBA
Apr 23 Philadelphia, PA Polaris
Apr 24 New York, NY TBA
Apr 25 Providence, RI Club Hell
Apr 28 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
Apr 29 Indianapolis, IN Talbott Street
Apr 30 Chicago, IL TBA
May 01 Detroit, MI Small's
May 06 Louisville, KY Uncle Pleasant's
May 07 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
May 08 Madison, WI Inferno
May 11 Denver, CO Cervante's
May 12 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

:Ruina:Tour info

Aug 30      Portland, OR            Bossanova
Aug 31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sep 02 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
Sep 03 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Sep 04 Chicago, IL Abbey Pub
Sep 05 Milwaukee, WI TBA
Sep 06 Detroit, MI Smalls Bar
Sep 08 Providence, RI Club Hell
Sep 10 Pittsburgh, PA Pegasus
Sep 11 New York, NY HB (aka Hook)
Sep 12 Philadelphia, PA Polaris
Sep 14 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
Sep 15 Nashville, TN Exit In
Sep 16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Sep 18 West Palm Beach, FL Respectable Street
Sep 19 Jacksonville, FL The Factory
Sep 21 Houston, TX The Blue Door
Sep 22 San Antonio, TX The Warehouse
Sep 24 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Sep 26 Phoenix, AZ Sadisco
Sep 27 Denver, CO Vendetta Fest
Sep 28 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
Sep 29 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dope Stars Inc - New tracks on their Youtube channel

"21st Century Slave: A new manifesto for Digital Warriors, Outlaw Technologists and Console Riders of the 21st Century to survive in a World Machine where sheeple are being totally brainwashed and enslaved by Corporatocracy's agenda and vicious propaganda. Around half a century ago a primitive and promising silicon-form of intelligence, the artificial one, was born to be the guide of a new age. We called it Computer. And the world would never be the same again. Electronic generated domains are the new frontiers. Cyberspace is the battlefield for the upcoming wars against the old and corrupted system that is naturally fading away. The System is collapsing. The System is obviously wrong. The only working System is the one we know as the computer generated one where we share our common interests and views: among the 0 and 1, among the stream of bit and bytes and an ocean of information that can't be controlled and where all languages, subcultures and lifestyles are merging together. In Cyberspace we are free. In Cyberspace we are the kings. In Cyberspace we are a global Central Processing Unit. No other path to survive: Master Technology. With technology we'll be no more slaves of our Century. With Technology we'll be no more sheeple ruled by questionable, hypocritical and oppressive authority and its obsolete principles. Technology is the cure: It's the alternative. Technology is our terrific weapon and the network is our realm. May the words of revolution spread unstoppable at light speed. Free the energy. Free the information. And then a day will come For what you've done For what it's gone For every death we'll strike a bomb on Megacorps."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Angelspit - Hideous And Perfect September 8th!

Hailed as being one of the most innovative new industrial bands, Angelspit return with their new album Hideous And Perfect, a confronting audio visual statement set to corrupt listeners the world over. Hideous And Perfect promises to be Angelspit's darkest release to date with its sonic textures ranging from hard pounding beats, to organic atmospheric samples, topped off by a feverishly powerful male and female dual vocal assault. The duo's sonic exploration and creative process took them out of the studio, as they recorded much of the album's pounding industrial percussion at an abandoned shipping yard in Sydney Harbor. They fashioned and sampled handmade acoustic and electronic instruments, imparting a unique organic sonic texture to Hideous And Perfect, while also giving a nod to the experimental roots of industrial music. Hideous And Perfect is a vicious concoction of industrial guitar riffs, clever hooks and pathologically disturbed synths. Consisting of 12 harsh, heavy and deliberate tracks set to self destruct, Hideous And Perfect is challenging as it is catchy. The cyber punk track “Ditch The Rest” opens the album, with its crunching malicious guitars and aggressive percussion setting the dynamic for the rest of the album. “Cold Hard Cash” follows combining deceptively sweet vocals with grinding rhythms and anarchic synth melodies. The tracks range from the hypnotic pounding analogue hell of “Sleep Now,” to the elegantly deranged “Let Them Eat Distortion” and to “Fuck the Revolution's” brutal and unforgettable rock and roll trip to insanity. Cinematically chilling instrumental tracks provide some respite from the album's intense mood. Zoog and Destroyx's turbulent vocal onslaught deals thematically with an apathetic cashed up society who are simply 'bored to death'. Angelspit's double edged lyrics can be poetically poignant, at other times witty, but are at all times severely potent. Angelspit's aesthetic concept is equally as iconic as their musical statement, as they continue to develop their fierce design and fashion aesthetic. Visually arresting photography and bold typography characterizes the album's striking artwork making Hideous And Perfect a defining album of the industrial genre.

01. Ditch The Rest
02. Cold Hard Cash
03. Fink
04. Fuck The Revolution
05. On Earth
06. Making Money
07. Sleep Now
08. Channel Hell
09. Let Them Eat Distortion
10. Hyperlust
11. Princess Chaos
12. As it is In Heaven


Friday, July 10, 2009

Clan Of Xymox - In Love We Trust

Formed in Amsterdam in 1984, Clan of Xymox became one of the mainstays of the 4AD label. Along with label mates such as Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance, COX’s dark electro-gothic approach to music quickly became the benchmark by which all other bands to follow were judged. Now, in the band’s twenty fifth year, Clan of Xymox present In Love We Trust. The stunning new opus adroitly combines the early melancholic 4AD sound of the band with the glimmering synthesizer sounds of the 90s and the power of classic darkwave. Past and present are perfectly combined to showcase the music that has kept Clan of Xymox relevant and popular after all this time. With this release, Clan of Xymox demonstratively returns to its roots while nevertheless remaining up to date. After spending the past two and a half decades forging a path for others to follow in the dark music scene, In Love We Trust proves above all that their creative potential is a long way from coming to an end.

01. Emily
02. Hail Mary
03. Desdemona
04. Judas
05. In Love We Trust
06. Sea Of Doubt
07. Morning Glow
08. Home Sweet Home
09. Love Got Lost
10. On A Mission

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Informatik - Arena

Hot on the heels of their last release Beyond, Informatik return with an album of blisteringly hot electronic rock, tellingly titled Arena. Continuing to forge their own path, the band pulls no punches, delivering instant classics that find equal footing in stadiums or on the dance-floor. Opening with the scorching new single “Come Together,” Arena showcases a further exploration of the band's "electronic arena rock" style and doesn't let up until the closing minutes of the album, with the crushing despair of “The End.” Club goers around the globe will harken back to the bands more dance friendly sound with the epic synthpop track “Falling.” Harnessing the full experience of their entire career, Informatik raises the bar yet again, challenging you to meet them...in the Arena!

01. Come Together
02. A Matter Of Time (Stadium Mix)
03. Temporary (The Synthetic Dream Foundation Mix)
04. The World Belongs To Us (Live At Budokan Mix)
05. It Was Like I Was Dreaming
06. Entropy (More Cowbell Mix)
07. Predator
08. My True Love (Pulse State Mix)
09. Night And Day (Arena Mix)
10. Don’t Be Afraid (Very Mix By Claire Voyant)
11. Falling
12. The End