Razor Blade Dance Floor Podcast: Episode 080

Archive release of episode 80 of Razor Blade Dance Floor.

Originally published on December 28, 2008

Original show notes from this episode:

Here it is.  The episode that wraps up the year 2008.  I’m not going to be posting a track list in the show notes because it would demystify the idea of a countdown episode.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the top 25 albums as chosen by you, the listeners of the heaviest industrial podcast on the internet, Razor Blade Dance Floor.

  • Rabbit Junk – “The Struggle” [This Life Is Where You Get Fucked]
  • Rabbit Junk vs. Cyanotic “I Vote Bolshevik Lite (Glitch Mode Mix)” [Gears Gone Wild]
  • Battery Cage “Getting Darker” [Forever Never Ends]
  • Compact Deity “The Desolation” [Trancemantra]
  • Left Spine Down “Fighting For Voltage” [Fighting For Voltage]
  • Celldweller “Birthright (Beta 1.0 Version)” [Soundtrack for the Voices Inside My Head, Volume 1]
  • Cyanotic “The Static Screen” [Prehab 25-mg EP]
  • KMFDM “Brute (Punch Mix)” [Extra: Volume III]
  • Erase The Virus “Worthless” [Songs In the Key of Filth]
  • KMFDM “Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away” [Extra: Volume II]
  • Everything Goes Cold “I’ve Sold Your Organs on the Black Market
  • KMFDM “Money (Death Before Taxes Mix)” [Extra: Volume I]
  • Dexy Corp_ -“Anhedonie” [Fragmentation]
  • Hanzel und Gretyl “Loud und Proud” [2012: Zwanzig Zwölf]
  • KMFDM “Looking For Strange” [Tohuvabohu]
  • ohGr “Shhh” [Devils In My Details]
  • Ministry “Bang a Gong” [Cover Up]
  • Mindless Self Indulgence “Mastermind” [If]
  • MDM “Silence and Pressure” [Modern Digital Militia]
  • Post Death Soundtrack “Euchreist” [Music As Weaponry]
  • Nine Inch Nails “Track 35” [Ghosts IV]
  • Circus of Dead Squirrels “Prizefighter” [The Pop Culture Massacre and the End of the World]
  • Nine Inch Nails “1,000,000” [The Slip]
  • Skumlove “Dysfunctional Doll” [Songs of Lust and Corrosion]
  • Ventana “Coming Apart” [American Survival Guide, Volume 1]

Razor Blade Dance Floor Podcast: Episode 068

Archive release of episode 68 of Razor Blade Dance Floor.

Originally published on September 1, 2008

Set list for this episode:

Artist Song Album
Out Out Tear Me Down Voiceprint
Insane Autsch 20:05
Carnivora Morticia Perverted Dreamrealization
Misery Loves Co. This Is No Dream Misery Loves Co.
Dogpile Poundcake Black Fag
Everything Goes Cold I Will Harness The Power of Darkness To Destroy You Prepare To Be Refrigerated
Oomph! Wach Auf (Transporterraum Mix) Wach Auf (Single)
Promonium Jesters The Terrorist In My Bed Your Face
Flesh Field Voice of Dissent Strain
MDFMK Witch Hunt MDFMK
The Electric Hellfire Club When Violence Is Golden Burn, Baby, Burn
Ninetwelve Cut Your Throat Cut Your Throat (Single)
Battery Cage All Because Of You A Young Person’s Guide To Heartbreak
Pitbull Daycare Slam Unclean
Compact Deity Unjust Trancemantra

Razor Blade Dance Floor Podcast: Episode 043

Archive release of episode 43 of Razor Blade Dance Floor.

Originally published on January 20, 2008

Set list for this episode:

Battery Cage No One Else To Blame Forever Never Ends
Econoline Crush Psychotic Ignite
Burning Retna Walk Across The Wasteland The Frozen Lies
Imbue Postergirl Filth Parade
State of Being Overload Haywire
Victory Pill Face-Fall Victory Pill
Synchro Nine Factor Cold Dead and Wet Re[Deploy]
Sulpher Blasphemy Spray
Left Spine Down Reset Smartbomb EP
Project .44 Return of the Soldier The System Doesn’t Work
Janus Rorschach Nachtschwärmer-Die Klassiker 2 (Compilation)
Scum of the Earth I Am Monster Sleaze Freak
Celldweller Birthright Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head (Volume 1)

Razor Blade Dance Floor Podcast: Episode 001

Going Back In Time

I get an occasional request to have access to the older episodes of Razor Blade Dance Floor. It isn’t really that often, but however minimal it may be, there seems to be a general interest in hearing the older episodes again.

The best way to accommodate this is to just go ahead and build an archive, one episode at a time, starting right at the very beginning.

 

Here is episode #1.

My thoughts 10 years later:

Razor Blade Dance Floor was an original concept that I came up with in 1994. It was going to be a print magazine that was intended to be the Rolling Stone or Alternative Press of industrial music. Due to lack of funds or initiative, magazines like Industrial Nation and Outburn filled that void, so I believed that this was no longer necessary. I began writing for Outburn Magazine, a magazine that originally started out as a Goth/Industrial magazine, but later morphed in to a metal/punk/hardcore scene-zine, mostly because of the economics of targeting a much larger audience. I figure the path to that scene was lined with the gold provided by advertisers, something that was little to non-existent in the Goth/Industrial world.

I can’t fault Outburn for the change in direction; we all need to put food on the table and I get it. Once Outburn made the full transition to a punk/metal rag, I decided that Razor Blade Dance Floor could still be a thing. I continued writing for Outburn, but felt the desire to enter the promotional world of industrial rock and metal. This niche market was being covered by e-zines, most notably Re:Gen Magazine and Fabryka in the early years, but I felt that it was still grossly underrepresented. The early 2000’s saw the exponential growth of the Internet and it was only then that I realized that I could utilize the free platforms of Mp3.com and MySpace to begin my early dabbling in musical promotion. It was not an easy way to reach people at first, mainly because I had no idea what I was doing.

Podcasting became a thing, and I admired the platform greatly, especially since there wasn’t a requirement of an over-the-air broadcast or constant web stream. You could download an episode and listen to it at your leisure wherever you wanted to. After spending 2 years studying the way podcasts were being produced and distributed, I decided that this is where Razor Blade Dance Floor needed to be. Episode #1 was recorded and published in November of 2006.

This first episode isn’t as cringe inducing as I had remembered it being. I am still proud of it. I lack the confidence level that I would later gain as the podcast grew, but that is to be expected. I dreamed of a large audience early on and I approached it with the professionalism that I expected audiences wanted. I took it very seriously, and I believe that the early episodes really exhibit what I intended the podcast to be. I’m jealous of the simplicity by which I approached those early episodes. It was a form of naivety that makes these early episodes so endearing. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Razor Blade Dance Floor Episode: #1

Originally Published: November 26, 2006

Track Listing:

  •   Steril – “Realist”
  •   Vigilante – “Justice”
  •   Re/Move – “Not In My Name”
  •   Terminal Choice – “Devil Daddy”
  •   Hanzel und Gretyl – “Fukken uber Death Party”
  •   Battery Cage – “Hustler”
  •   Eisbrecher – “Freisturz”
  •   Acumen Nation – “My Life Last Breath”
  •   Rabbit Junk – “Demons”
  •   Angelspit – “Vena Cava”
  •   Drumcorps – “Down”
  •   Ministry – “Senor Peligro”