Playlist Challenge, Day 815

Blutengel — “Lucifer”

Optic Oppression Share First Track From Upcoming Album (via Side-Line)

Optic Oppression, the electro-industrial-synth rock band I’ve been raving about since July, is releasing their first full-length LP on November 29th. The album, entitled Halfway to Hell, is available for pre-save on Spotify. (If you choose to do this, you will receive the digital rewards package, which includes behind-the-scenes videos and high resolution artwork.)

This morning, Side-Line offered readers the premiere of the first single from Halfway to Hell, a song called “Revolution.” Check it out here.

For more Optic Oppression goodness, visit the band’s official site, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

Playlist Challenge, Day 809

Aesthetic Perfection ft. Richard Z. Kruspe — “Gods & Gold”

Weekly Focus: Songs About Halloween, Day Two

Ministry — “(Every Day Is) Halloween,” from the album Twelve Inch Singles (1987).

Note: I know this song was originally released as a single in 1984, but the earliest mention of it on an actual record is the aforementioned Twelve Inch Singles. And no, the track is not specifically about the day of Halloween… For many people, however, Halloween is a lifestyle, so it still fits the bill.