Thursday, 20 October 2016


The greatest 80s Synth-Rock band that never existed is about to release its debut album!

One of the many brainchildren of production mastermind Klayton ( who is also Circle of Dust, Argyle Park and of course, the legendary Celldweller ), Scandroid are the spiritual gene-splice of New Romantic pop stars Duran Duran and William Gibson's Neuromancer.

The album features 15 tracks of ridiculously catchy cyber-rock, ideal for those late nights when you've got Near Dark, Bladerunner or Akira on subtitles and you want a more rockin' soundtrack to go with the visuals.

''The debut, self-titled Scandroid album features 15 tracks, ranging from the driving instrumental energy of "Destination Unknown," to melodic vocal tracks like "Awakening With You," "Aphelion," and "Neo-Tokyo," rounded out with the cinematic epics "2517" & "Singularity." As a child of the 80's, Klayton has also included a cover of the classic Tears For Fears song "Shout," that he has been patiently waiting to cover since he first heard the song on U.S. radio in 1985. The digital album concludes with a bonus remix from synthwave artist Waveshaper. The 72 minute album depicts themes of a cyberpunk future where humans and sentient robots struggle to find a connection in their dystopian world.''

The album is out on November 11th, with an early-bird release the day before, via the label website ( see below ).


Yes, for Eighties completists, you can also experience the album via the extremely convenient cassette format!

This and many other collectables are available at FIXTSTORE.


NINE INCH NAILS classic debut album was released on this day, 25 years ago. 

At the time something of an indie sleeper hit, composer / musician Trent Reznor's album grew in momentum over a period of months and years, eventually achieving Gold status ( 500,000 copies in the US ) in 1992.
By that time, it's aggression, angst and introversion was perfectly synched with the grunge wave that took over 90's rock culture, simultaneously making industrial music palatable to the mainstream, with acts following in NIN's wake such as Stabbing Westward, Filter and Orgy.

Pretty Hate Machine was certified Triple Platinum in the US ( 3,000,000 copies sold ) in 2003. 

After being out of print for several years due to legal wrangles with original label TVT, Pretty Hate Machine was re-released in remastered form in 2010.


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