A friday edition of our Top Five Reviews

Thanks for joining us for our final episode of the month. We are back again for a special Friday edition and returning to the mic are my expert reviewers. Andy Ben and Ryan came back to help introduce you to and offer advice to these great Austin Texas Industrial Independents. It's been exciting for me to sit down to talk with this group. The insights and reviewers were the best we've ever had so I thank them all for taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this our third season

Please check out the countdown episodes that came before this episode and read the description portion to find all the information you will need to support and follow your favorites. Thats what this project is all about.

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Season Three discussion of our First Five

Welcome to season three! We have a great show for you this week and it being the kick off episode to our Underground Recap Sessions we would do nothing less for our bands and fans. This month I'm joined by a new and usual suspect Andy from Sickist and Dark User Records as well as our to \wo experts in the Austin Texas Industrial music scene. Ben and Ryan from True Fallacy sit in the session with us to help us understand why this area is suddenly exploding with talent. Stick around as always after the closing outro for some great bonus content. Ben discusses one on one with me his early influences as well as what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

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We Missed You

Welcome to a brand new season of The Unsigned Countdown. The only pure promotion platform for the unsigned and independent musician band and artist. This month we feature all bands originating from the Austin Texas area, and this diverse industrial grouping should bleed your earballs and warm your hearts just fine. We have a new cast of judges bring back some from previous seasons and some great guest judges all knowledgeable in the music industry and all eager to discuss this months fantastic tracks

In case you're new to the concept let me briefly fill you in. We search the globe for the newest and freshest unsigned and independent music. We then feature it and review it. So simple. no bullshit to get in the way. We cover the genres around Metal, Punk, Alternative, and Rock, and we only help promote bands that we've featured. We don't censor our songs or our hosts, and we are not restricted by sponsor demands. We are what we are,

The Unsigned Countdown and Underground Recap Sessions can be found on SoundCloud, iTunes, and your Stitcher Smart Radio app. We don't buy our audience and we don't pay for promotion. You can connect socially with the show by searching JarCodes on the web. We are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tunblr, and more. We love what we do, and it shows. If you would like your song featured in an episode of The Unsigned Countdown and reviewed and discussed in The Underground Recap Sessions. If you might like to be a part of our growing community. Along with the over two hundred bands we've already featured then please feel free to send an audio file. Brief bio, and band links to the crew at Jarcode01@gmail.com. For SoundClouders we offer an exclusive way to submit your songs. Just simply join our group at soundcloud.com/groups/soundclouder-submission-portal, enable downloads and we will add it to the show. It's really that easy. Our mix of new artists, vetren musicians, and knowledgeable hosts makes this a no brainer for anyone looking for honest feedback, and more.

Now lets share some information about these top five bands. Thank you

Song #5
YDFKM
By Solemn Assembly
From Dallas Texas
Genre Industrial Synthpop EBM Dark Electro 
Find Them On Facebook BandCamp Last FM ReverbNation
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Song Link 
www.reverbnation.com/solemnassembly

Solemn Assembly Info
Solemn Assembly has been making noise in Dallas since 1989.

Inspired by SciFi and Cyberpunk literature and movies, Solemn Assembly's sound is a post-apocalyptic industrial soundscape, full of pulsating synths and pounding mechanical rhythms.

Solemn Assembly has perfomed live with Combichrist, Faderhead, God Module, Covenant, Assemblage 23, Imperative Reaction, Terrorfakt, E-Craft, Test Dept., Sheep On Drugs, Anything Box, Cause & Effect, and countless local and regional acts.

2012 saw the release of Solemn Assembly's first full length CD "Aftershock" on their own Zer0 Klash Audio label.

Solemn Assembly is Joe Virus - Music & Vocals
Links
Facebook
www.facebook.com/SolemnAssembly
BandCamp
solemnassembly.bandcamp.com/
ReverbNation
www.reverbnation.com/solemnassembly
Last FM
www.last.fm/music/Solemn+Assembly

Song $4
A New Day
By Hipnautica
From Portland Oregon
Genre Dark World Electonik
Find Them On SoundCloud MySpace ReverbNation BandCamp YouTube
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Song Link
Hipnautica – A-new-day

Hipnautica Info
The original Hipnautica was started in Austin Texas, by Kelly "Sky" Reed, in 2003 with Sunny Webb "Trick Appeal Galore" and Jordan Jones but unfortunately after a year of working on 6 songs patience faltered and Sky imploded. So Sky took a year off to regroup and during that time re-evaluated his writing & recording processes, then simplified things, and explored a new approach to the "band" paradigm.

After a trip to China and near fatal incident, Sky unlocked a profound new view of this universe and reconnected to the core of his soul and the artist within him was awakened again. He quickly gathered new equipment and restructured his approach... going back to his roots as a solo electronic musician. Realizing that if he could get out into the public eye he would find kindred spirits, artistic pioneers to join him and strengthen his independent efforts. In less than 6 months a stellar clan of musicians, artists and dancers started to assemble... and thus a new Hipnautica was born. An organic collective, a creative tribe, an ever changing project that has performed over 50+ shows in the first year, and has now hit over 7 different states, with performance troops, short films, music stations, and Djs supporting the effort to present our music... we sit poised on the edge and look towards the future with deep appreciation for all of you that have supported this project.

Hipnautica in it's current form reformed in 2006 and represents many years personal, musical, artistic, and spiritual development of the visionary behind this unique project, Sky, the visionary and composer behind the project, was often referred to as the "wizard of oz" has in the last several years become a much more poignant figurehead. Sky embraced electronics at an early age recognizing the power and organic nature of the soundscapes that could be created through synthesis. Based out of Austin TX now he is a world traveler and brings with him these influences into his music and art. Today Hipnautica encompasses and presents the talents of many different musicians, vocalists, performers, dancers, and artists to present unique thematic presentations. "We are a performance chameleon, seamlessly transmigrating genres and styles from our sorted past. We blend dark and somber undertones with mechanical driving beats fusing multiple styles together seamlessly to create a sound which is often distinctly hypnotic. It's been Sky's intention to present the highest quality sound and to sincerely present his soul to the world through vibration, light and shadow and to bring other like minds together. He constantly strives to infuse new concepts and ideally hope to be recognized for creating a unique tone. At times Hipnautica is harsh with pounding beats and other times we passively meander through organic layers creating a profound sound hoping to inspire our audience on multiple levels."

Hipnautica was intended to be "collective tribe", unbridled by genre classification to present eclectic performances and music that speaks from to the soul, by incorporating different members for each show affords Sky to create dynamically different presentations while standing firm within his original vision. Not every member will attend every performance due to stylistic choice, available time, but this is by design, to allow freedom of movement. Some performers appreciate and relate to different aspects of this project and thus are compelled and inspired in different ways. Like a musical chameleon we seamlessly weave through a multitude of styles to create an original hybrid sound.

Constantly we explore creative process and we ask that you support this aspect of this project first and foremost. We hope that you will relate to some of what we do and perhaps find inspiration from all that we do. We are currently independent fueled by our passion and the financial support of our fans, sponsors, and venues that hire us. We deeply appreciate your support. As artists we will constantly explore new ideas to express ourselves in ways that reflect the personalities of our tribe... we hope you join us on this journey.

In 2011, Sky and the love of his life for 20 years parted ways, and as a result Sky moved away from Austin, leaving his friends, his family, and the band behind on a journey to rebuild from the ashes like a phoenix Hipnautica will continue on in new form. Sky now lives in Portland Oregon, and while he has been writing music he says "the losses I faced in 2010-2012 have been a serious challenge to deal with and finding the motivation to rebuild a new group has been difficult. But I'm healthier than I've been in years, things are good again. As an artist since birth, I know our imaginations never leave us, we ebb and flow and the vision of Hipnautica will continue on."

Links
SoundCloud
@hipnautica
MySpace
myspace.com/hipnauticamusic
Facebook
www.facebook.com/pages/Hipnautica/127723473910097
ReverbNation
www.reverbnation.com/hipnautica
BandCamp
hipnautica.bandcamp.com/

Song #3
Super Zero
By RivetHead
From Dallas Texas
Genre Metal Hard Rock Electronic
Find Them On Facebook YouTube ReverbNation and RivetHeadOnline.com
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Song Link
youtu.be/pnUzyfCoLpE?list=UUGTtJnRXZAUNNcGLZd9ZHXA

RivetHead Info
RIVETHEAD has an impressive resume, having had music cranked up on nationally syndicated radio shows, XM Radio, at Dallas Stars and Dallas Cowboys games (as well as several minor hockey league teams), on several television shows, and has been featured on a motion picture’s soundtrack. The list of credits is too long to list here, but you can watch some of the clips on our TV page (listed above), which includes some pretty wicked RIVETHEAD riffing from That Metal Show. The band has toured from their hometown of Dallas to California and back and has opened for many touring national acts.

Having secured endorsement deals from the likes of Randall Amplifiers, Dunlop, Dean Markley, Seymour Duncan, Kahler, and Gallien Kruger, RIVETHEAD has also garnered attention from the industry’s best. Several major label bands have expressed their appreciation for the band, having been woken up from their hidden-away green rooms to see the band play live.

Live shows include an impressive assortment of moving LEDs, strobes, lasers, black-lights, and fog, automated to the band’s live set, creating an arena rock show atmosphere at venues of all sizes. From headlining the world-famous Trees in Dallas, TX to The 2,000 seat Walter Gerrels Performing Arts Center in Carlsbad, NM, RIVETHEAD’s live show is definitely one to see and one that is hard to match.

With continuing sales from Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and more, the band continues to write, record and play live, as the fans absolutely demand it. RIVETHEAD’s current discography includes 6 original albums, 2 cover albums, and the band’s 9th album overall is being written now.

Links
RivetHeadOnline.com
rivetheadonline.com/
Facebook
www.facebook.com/RIVETHEAD
ReverbNation
www.reverbnation.com/rivethead

Song #2
Betray
By Torque Order
From Austin Texas
Genre Industrial
Find Them On Facebook Twitter ReverbNation Torqueorder.com SoundCloud YouTube Tunblr 
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Song Link
Torqueorder – Betray

Torque Order Info
Band members
LoZ (aka Low Impedance) - Vocals, GTR, Keyboards, programming. 
www.facebook.com/low.impedance/about.

Josef Pfost - GTR
www.facebook.com/joe.stanfield.10/about.

Jaye Leigh Vincent - Drums/ Percussion
www.facebook.com/jaye.l.vincent/about.
 
Torque Order (a hard-driving electronic rock group based in Austin, TX) has declared war on the overly processed, vacuous, pop music clones which permeate main stream music. Their attack strategy is to successfully fuse together aggressive and high energy guitar licks and vocals, high-quality and intelligent synth lines, and fully dance-able beats. The end result is a sound that crosses over any perceived genre barriers, embracing and celebrating difference, and uniting the music world in a common cause. Their demands are simple; bring creativity and meaning back to music, stop force-feeding the same five bands to music consumers, and prioritize passion over commercialization potential.

A Torque Order live show is a high-energy event that both mesmerizes and surprises the audience. The coordination of their stage presence, lighting, and video effects creates an immersive experience that grabs ahold of you and demands your attention, respect, and praise. A true cross-over musical act, they are able to count fans from every genre of music, and the crowds at the shows are generally eclectic. Their desire to connect on a deeper level with their more rabid fans led to the forming of The Order, a collective of supporters who seek to be actively involved in the project. The Order soon became a heavily utilized resource in their live shows and promotion.

Links
Facebook
www.facebook.com/Torqueorder?sk=app_2405167945
Twitter
twitter.com/torqueorder
SoundCloud
@torqueorder
ReverbNation
www.reverbnation.com/torqueorder
YouTube
www.youtube.com/channel/UCgb5GAJL2bMG9Bj77OzKbuA
Tumblr
torqueorder.tumblr.com/
Official Website
www.torqueorder.com/

Song #1
PTSD
By Souless Affection
From San Antonio Texas
Genre Industrial Electro Aggrotech EBM
Find Them On Facebook ReverbNation BandCamp Last FM YouTube SoundCloud Tumblt iTunes Grooveshark
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Song Link
Soulessaffection – Ptsd-rough-mix

Souless Affection Info
Band Members
Kreep-Keys
Wraith-Vox
Scandal-Bass
Ashe-Drums
Tyr-Guitar
Souless Affection is here for one purpose; to be a voice for those that have none, or had it taken away. We are the raped, abused, neglected, shunned, shadowed; we are all that you have chosen to cast out. You have chosen to make our lives hell - Now we will show you the hell you have created through our eyes. WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF BRUTALITY, AN EXISTENCE OF ENDLESS SUFFERING!!!!!!!!! Formed in 2008 by Chains (Xavier) and Wraith (TJ), Souless Affection was created as a medium to vent lifetimes of abuse, rape, molestation, neglect, and torment at the hands of a bastard world. With that drive, "Broken Dreams" was written, composed, and recorded in 3 months. The demo was immediate and straight forward sick.

In late 2008 Souless Affection added a new member [EYE] to help incorporate his knowledge of movies, horror and dark atmosphere to its music genes. Helping add depth to an already vicious song line up with chilling samples and phantomatic atmospheres. Ultimately attracting the attention of the German compilation, "Extreme Sündenfall," Souless Affection's "Missing" was featured on Vol.8 of the compilation, securing Souless Affection massive notoriety among hardcore EBM and Industrial fans.

"Epidemic," the full length debut album from Souless Affection, has proven to be unlike anything you have ever heard from a bland genre.

2012 Brought the world Shattered, a concept album bringing Child Abuse and the torment it causes it's victims to the front lines of industrial. 
Wraith, having lived through the worst possible crimes imaginable as a child, wanted to shed light on an otherwise taboo subject. The album was met with astounding reviews from Coma Music Magazine(Proclaiming Souless Affection the best group of 2011) and Brutal Resonance. 
With some new additions and exploring an even darker side of humanity both musically (w/the help of our newest addition, Kreep) and lyrically is set to unleash a new EP, "SOULLESS," which is due winter of 2012/2013.

Keep an eye out for the brutal live performances of Souless Affection, you will not be disappointed.

Links
SoundCloud 
@soulessaffection
Facebook
www.facebook.com/soulessaffection
ReverbNation
www.reverbnation.com/soulessaffection
BandCamp
soulessaffection.bandcamp.com/album/shattered

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Season Three, Month One, Episode One...


Welcome to a brand new season of The Unsigned Countdown. The only pure promotion platform for the unsigned and independent musician band and artist. This month we feature all bands originating from the Austin Texas area, and this diverse industrial grouping should bleed your earballs and warm your hearts just fine. We have a new cast of judges bring back some from previous seasons and some great guest judges all knowledgeable in the music industry and all eager to discuss this months fantastic tracks

In case you're new to the concept let me briefly fill you in. We search the globe for the newest and freshest unsigned and independent music. We then feature it and review it. So simple. no bullshit to get in the way. We cover the genres around Metal, Punk, Alternative, and Rock, and we only help promote bands that we've featured. We don't censor our songs or our hosts, and we are not restricted by sponsor demands. We are what we are,

The Unsigned Countdown and Underground Recap Sessions can be found on SoundCloud, iTunes, and your Stitcher Smart Radio app. We don't buy our audience and we don't pay for promotion. You can connect socially with the show by searching JarCodes on the web. We are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tunblr, and more. We love what we do, and it shows. If you would like your song featured in an episode of The Unsigned Countdown and reviewed and discussed in The Underground Recap Sessions. If you might like to be a part of our growing community. Along with the over two hundred bands we've already featured then please feel free to send an audio file. Brief bio, and band links to the crew at Jarcode01@gmail.com. For SoundClouders we offer an exclusive way to submit your songs. Just simply join our group at soundcloud.com/groups/soundclouder-submission-portal, enable downloads and we will add it to the show. It's really that easy. Our mix of new artists, vetren musicians, and knowledgeable hosts makes this a no brainer for anyone looking for honest feedback, and more.

Now lets share some information about these first five bands. Thank you

NUMBERS/┼666┼
By Destroyed For Comfort
From Austin Tx
Genre Hacker Punk
Find Them On SoundCloud Facebook BandCamp YouTube Tumblr Destroyedforcomfort.com

Song Link
Destroyedforcomfort – Numbers-666

Destroyed For Comfort Info
Band Members
Rani23 Baker + a rotating band of co-conspirators.

While many feel comfortable using canned or frozen Electro as their soup base, Destroyed For Comfort prefers to whip up their Electro from scratch, using fresh ingredients. We go heavy on the samples and are not afraid to spice things up in an unconventional way effects-wise, while mixing in traditionally enjoyed flavors like analog synth and 8-bit sounds.
Fronted and founded by art-school dropout r*23 (Rani Bakr), DESTROYED FOR COMFORT utilizes both found sound and real-time synthesis to create stompy, noisy, sample-heavy 8-bit hacker-punk that never sounds quite the same way twice, or ever. Disorienting sonic textures and mangled vocals set the tone, complementing surprisingly danceable beats. Performances frequently include backup dancers and projected animation. Interested in meta-meme reprogramming and cheap beer. We'll play in your backyard if you ask us nicely enough.
DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has been honored to share the stage with a veritable who's who of independent and experimental electronic music over the past decade, including (but not limited to) acts like Author And Punisher, Bozo Porno Circus, CeVin Key, Cry Blood Apache, The Emotron, Eric Archer, Femme Fatality, I Cactus, Juiceboxxx, Krista Muir, Ludivico Technique, Malekko, Martin Rev, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Otto Von Schirach, Peelander Z, Realicide, The Subliminator, Talmadge D'Amour, and Yip Yip. DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has also performed remix work for Houston Bernard, Suicide God Pill, and Christopher Anton, with more to come soon.

DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has devoted several of their performances to benefits for non-profit, activist, and relief services such as the SIMS Foundation, Locks Of Love, The Livestrong Foundation, the Green Party, Anti-Racist Action, and the ACLU, as well as relief efforts for Katrina victims and the citizens of Darfur. We've also performed at benefits for independent music venues and the Texas Rollerderby jeerleader team Bomb Squad.

Reality Begins
By Emilys Gone Mad
From San Antonio Texas
Genre Other
Find Them On Facebook ReverbNation SoundCloud Myspace Last FM YouTube

Song Link
Emilys-gone-mad – 01-reality-begins

Emilys Gone Mad Info
Band Members
John Brown
Jain Brown
Kristopher Robin
Frankie 
Sussie Asmodeaus

You ask who is emily's gone mad, WE ARE YOU! The movement, the progression of thought. An unlimited outlook on the possibility of becoming whole. We communicate the view of the world as it is, what it has been, and what it could be with a true understanding of what it is to be free. Not an illusion of freedom. We are not free, we are all oppressed, oppressed by the history of humanity. Emily's Gone Mad has over time progressed changed and re invented themselves time and time again. We epitomize the idea of forward motion. We are not boasting to be arrogant we merely say this to inspire to an uncompromising principle to evolve to a perfectly chaotic conclusion. Emily's Gone Mad a band with an idea. Change our world express an idea of forward motion. This is who we are. NO genre. NO clique. Just music. A free expression of our hearts our minds, and our views of the world we live in. Nothing in art, music, literature, or life is unique. It is the idea behind the art that is the only thing unique. All chords have been played all things have been painted, everything has been written, we are all repeating what we know. The only way true uniqueness can be found is through exploring all avenues. That's what Emily's Gone MAd does. "We hold to nothing, but our will to explore. We mean what we write we live the life we have been given." Emilys Gone Mads Music is a solid expression of this mentality Emilys Gone Mad wraps their social views into an electric synth rock that has become EGM's signature sound. With over four albums written and two released their sound has evolved into a sound that is unique and distinct. EGM is a hark back to the core root of what Gothic,Industrial, Punk,and Glam was with a love of technology and all that it can achieve in music.

The Pyre
By SubNatural
From Austin Texas
Genre Post-Rock Industrial Rock 
Find Them On ReverbNation BandCamp Facebook Myspace iTunes Last FM Twitter SubNatural.net

Song Link
www.reverbnation.com/subnatural/songs

SubNatural Info
Fueled by ritch N. 
Other members include:
current: - | Martin Mccreadie | Erik Gustafson | Robert Kenneth Thomas | Eirik Ashe | 
Past members: - | James Willsey | Eric Riggz | Guymon Adams | Nick Grubbs | Eric Rietman | Steve Bartlett |
Whether it's trading remixes or pushing subwoofers while rocking out subNatural is a culmination of passion, sound and sweat... A neurotic blend of darker rock, intricate layering and pounding electronic beats.

"...Dizzying, energizing, the set was sex on legs, and I was desperately sorry when it was over." - Sammi (Adzuki Bean Stash)

subNatural has grown from an atmospheric and dark studio experiment into one of the Austin underground scene's premiere bands. Winning "Best Industrial/Goth Band" in The 2009 Austin Music Awards (subsequently placing in the top ten for Experimental & Industrial every year since their inception as a live band in '07), performing at SXSV's Livestrong Benefit for SXSW and pushing a refined and hugely energetic live show has expanded their core fanbase.. People keep seeking them out from all corners of the globe to help appease their need for something genuine, sincere and intense.

"The 1st sincere post-rawk band EVAR!!1!!" - Rev. Ralf23 of Destroyed for Comfort

"...Aggressive, visceral and yet emotive... The sheer energy alone that these guys exude is enough reason to experience them live." - Cindy Adzuki (Adzuki Bean Stash)

Devil On The Run
By Dead Love Club
From Austin Texas 
Genre Electronica New Wave Funk Rock
Find Them On SoundCloud Facebook Twitter InstaGram ReverbNation Vimeo DeadLoveClub.com

Song Link
Deadloveclub – Devil-on-the-run

Dead Love Club Info
Austin, Texas’ DEAD LOVE CLUB fuse contagious electrofunk beats with scandalous tales of tainted love, dirty lies and scantily clad rock ‘n roll. Masterminded by singer/producer Johnny X with additional production by Don Jon, the band’s sound is undeniably their own breed of swaggering sexy electroclash.

The band released their smashing debut Chronic Electronic in early 2012 and in early 2014 released the self titled EP Dead Love Club, which include video singles “Lies” and “Lover”.

Featuring the succulently seductive Emmy “Ferocious E” Robbin (Machete Kills, Sin City 2) on vocals, the shredding guitar of Kriss St. Kriss and hot new drummer Rona Rougeheart (Gretsch Drums Artist)…DEAD LOVE CLUB is simply “the” shit.

Stay tuned to DEADLOVECLUB.COM for the latest music news and upcoming concert performances!

Sleepyhouse
By Panjoma
From Austin Texas
Genre electronic electroshock
Find Them On SoundCloud Facebook YouTube Twitter Myspace iTunes

Song Link
Panjoma – Sleepyhouse

Panjoma Info
Core members are Patrik Nilsson, Mary Panjoma, and Ritchard Napierkowski. Contributing Studio and Live Members include John Ousley, Richard Evans, Christian Alvarez, and Melissa Riotgurl.

Panjoma was formed in 2006 in Austin, Texas, where the band currently resides and plays. Panjoma's core members are Mary Panjoma (vocals), Patrik Nilsson (funk/ bass), and Ritchard Napierkowski (synth/ drum machine). Contributing Studio members past and present include John Ousley (Construction Paper Records), Richard Evans (Guild), Christian Alvarez (past tours include Saul Williams and John Spencer Blues Explosion), and Melissa Riotgurl (The Future Process).

Patrik Nilsson and Ritchard Napierkowski are Panjoma's primary songwriters. Ritch's current main squeeze is The Nimbus. Patrik also plays bass for Exit.

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