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May 2014

ATTRITION : Pushing against The Wire. 1992
Live at The Pushing Against The Wire Festival
Northampton, England. 1992

Recordings from the Cold Spring Records event that also featured
In The Nursery, Legendary Pink Dots and Meat Beat Manifesto.


ATTRITION. Mirrors... a set of 4 here now....

April


One Horse Rider ; Reprise
Release date: May 9th 2014: One Horse Rider... The remixes
The season continues... with a six part reinvention..

March

ATTRITION - One Horse Rider - remixed by density of state...
and released
bu Psych-KG as a lathe cut clear vinyl edition of just 25...split with Angst POP

The Cage Sessions 03: My Silent Wakens

Out now....UK Doom metal band My Silent Wake take an ambient side road with these two all new recordings...
Joined by Martin Bowes on synthesiser, percussion and effects, My Silent Wake front man Ian Arkley can also be heard playing guitar on the Unraveller of Angels
he Unraveller of Angels


ATTRITION: Monkey in a bin : The 30th anniversary edition
 
1984 - 2014. Restored and remastered from the original 4 track tapes, the debut single is back from a 30 year hiatus.
A post punk primal scream of analogue electronics, bass guitar, tape echo and attitude.
Monkey in a bin (our surreal take on the horrors of vivisection) c/w the introspective and epic Surge and run...
witha bonus track in the extremely rare "How about that dum dum" from the very same year...
Available now on download and CD.
 
This is the start of a series of single and ep reissues.

February 2014



ATTRITION : Live at The General Wolfe. 21.04.83
as a side dish to this weeks release of the ATTRITION rarities CD Demonstro: 1982 - 85...
i am giving away this freshly mastered live recording from 1983...
anarchic noise and rhythms... at least for a little while...

Announcing the first ever ATTRITION 1 inch/25mm badge/pin/button set!

Choose any 5 titles from the 10 available designs:

This Valentine's day... ATTRITION : Demonstro: 1982-85
A defThe definitive collection of 20 of the rarest ATTRITION songs from those very early years…
With previously unreleased tracks, demos and alternate versions.




The Unraveller of Angels in the Regen mag top 20 albums of 2013.... 

A gift for the season...Our song Silent Night is available for free download until January 5th...


December 2013

Released on December 17th via bandcamp/itunes/amazon/spotify and more... The second Cage Studios session... a monthly series where bands come to the studio to experiment and with different ideas. Session2 featuring 4 brand new recordings from ATTRITION singer TyLean, with an exclusive interview as a bonus... listen to it here.

November 2013

Released to the world on November 20th via bandcamp/itunes/amazon/spotify and more...the debut ep from the projekt i started with John Costello in 1996... album and live shows to follow in 2014! http://engrammusik.bandcamp.com/

October 2013



Released to the world on November 5th via bandcamp/itunes/amazon/spotify and more... The first ever Cage Studios session... The beginning of a monthly series where bands come to the studio to experiment and with different ideas... preview it here...
Session 1 featuring 4 brand new recordings from Rossetti's Compass, with an exclusive interview as a bonus...


and look what we having coming from Germany!
http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/merch/the-unraveller-of-angels-shirt


September 2013


Live at the Belgrade Venue Coventry. England. December 8th. 1980
The first ever ATTRITION show...
Mastered from the original analogue cassette recording made on the night... None of the songs have been released before... with the exception of "Screaming room" that made it to demo format in 1981.
This is ATTRITION in the original anarchist (post)-punk line up.... no synths at all...
a raw 4 piece guitar bass drums and vocals line up...listen to it here.
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http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-belgrade-venue-08121980

One Horse Rider..being remixed and a video edited as i type...expect an ep by November...

and...the Cage Sessions... Coming this way soon

A regular series of live-in-the-studio sessions recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Bowes at the Cage.
From acoustic, unplugged to electronics to noise and anywhere in between... classics, re-interpretations, unreleased material and improvisation .... a very personal showcase for the many bands and musicians that Martin has worked with at the Cage over the years... and those yet to come...

July

The Electronica Sessions
Six songs recorded live in session at The Cage studios, one long afternoon in 1995.
Long deleted...originally released with the first 1000
‘3 arms & a dead cert’ album on Hyperium Records...
Now remastered and downloadable here....
http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-electronica-sessions

June 2013

The Cage studios - the first 20 years - the collection is here now...
http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-cage-the-first-20-years

A 40 track cross section of just some of the music produced, remixed or mastered
by Martin Bowes at the Cage studios between 1993 - 2013.
A donation only download with a PDF booklet for those that want to burn a copy...
it includes many rare and unreleased mixes from an eclectic collection of artists...


May 2013


The Unraveller of Angels...

 Released April 2013 in CD and download editions!...vinyl arrives in June!
 
Martin has teamed up with US singer Tylean on vocals and created 10 new works varying in style from industrial to gothic to dark ambient soundscapes, whilst lyrically continuing his exploration of introspective themes of life, love and death...
 
A progression from any of the previous ATTRITION albums this one has a host of special guest appearances:
Mona Mur, Matt Howden, Annie Hogan
Erica Mulke, Ian Arkely, Jyri Glynn, Joanna Dalin and more..
 
Featuring album artwork by renowned German photographer Holger Karas.
Produced in the bands own commercial studio, The Cage.
 
Martin is currently working with film maker Daniel Gouyette on a documentary and music videos to accompany the album,
and planning tours in Europe, North and South America, New Zealand and more...
 
Album orders direct from the band...at shows or through the official bandcamp page...
will include an extra special gift -  The Narcissist LP - a 10 track album of remixes from Void Prototype/Ankst/Fear Passage/Lagowski/Pete Every/Inscissors/Analog Angel/DJ Darkside/Contaminated Intelligence/Lagowski2

listen and order here: http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-unraveller-of-angels

March 2013
ATTRITION - Narcissist - a download only 3 track ep...
With the album version of the song from the upcoming album The Unraveller of Angels,
and 2 remixes from Angst Pop (featuring Technomancer) and Vi Rez....
OUT NOW and available free for one month only from our bandcamp store......
listen and take from here...
and watch the promo video here

Narcissist



and the first shows on the ATTRITION : Unraveller of angels tour are confirmed...
April 20th at Death Disco in Athens, Greece...
May 4th at the Roundhouse in London. UK

and something for Halloween... our sountrack to horror film G.H.O.ST.
have a listen and pre-order through bandcamp now
!

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August 2012


an 8 song introduction to ATTRITION, digital download only, it includes an exclusive mix of Suicide Engineer from the upcoming album... and only $5
available from our pages at bandcamp

and for the month of august you can get 10% off everything on there if you use this discount code when ordering...
intro10


March 2012
The Unraveller of Angels...
the unraveller/karma mechanic/narcissist/one horse rider/histrionic/snakepit/suicide engineer/the causal agent/
hollow latitudes/the internal narrator

We are currently in the studio working on final mixes for the all new ATTRITION album...and the first for some time...
its a new direction for us...with many special guests....
and it will be with us
later in 2012 ....


WWW.THECAGESTUDIOS.CO.UK

December
The Cage: audio production and mastering studios
Martin has been really busy the past few months working on production for other bands and labels....
producing the debut from Canada's Dark Digital, The third album for 3 Cold Men, (featuring Alex from Pecadores/Wave records and Franck from Opera Multi Steel)....remixes for Mona Mur/En Esch and Fernthal...
mastering for Projekt records... Other voices... Cold Spring records...
if you are looking for song production, mixing or remixing,  
live backing tracks or mastering for your own projects do get in touch....


Film news...
Martin has been working with his wife Kerri on the soundtrack score to the upcoming horror film G.H.O.S.T. from US based Mutantville Productions... There are a number of ATTRITION songs featured on the upcoming horror/thriller: Breakdown Reward : from UK/Greece based Dark Rose films... expect both of these films in the spring.... more details as soon as we have them...

The Unraveller of Angels...
the unraveller/karma mechanic/narcissist/one horse rider/histrionic/snakepit/suicide engineer/the causal agent/
the recalcitrant angel/the internal narrator

We are currently in the studio working on final mixes for the all new ATTRITION album...and the first for some time...
its a new direction for us...with many special guests....
and it will be with us for spring 2012 ....

Danza de Navidad
For this holiday season we are giving away our haunted version of "Silent night" as part of the amazing new and totally free downloadable xmas compilation from our friends at Austrian label Klanggalerie!.....
alongside contributions from Section 25, Job Karma, Andrew Lillies, Der Blutarsch and more....
and its going fast...go get it from here...


The Rope
We have our cover version of Black tape for a blue girl's "Memory, uncaring friend" available on disc 2 of the new remastered 25 year anniversary version of the bands debut album,
and you can pick up a copy of the album FREE with any order from our webstore while stocks last!...

September

ATTRITION - The Truth in Dark Corners. Live in Holland 1985
Compiled from a series of live recordings, rescued from the attic by Martin....With early versions of tracks from the 1985 Smiling, at the hypogonder club album and with 2 previously unreleased songs "The aftermath" and, ironically, "In the attic"... A digipack release with previously unpublished photos and sleeve notes by Justin Mitchell of Cold Spring records....
Available now.... and for the month of september, pick up a free copy of the brand new Dark Cabaret volume 2 compilation with any order from our webstore...



25 years later....and Amsterdam Eva is back...  We have a totally new recording of our song A'dam & Eva, with guests Tylean on female vocals, Erica of Unwoman on Cello, and Joana Dalin on Violin, included as part of Projekt records new Dark Cabaret volume 2 compilation... alongside Voltaire/Black tape for a blue girl/KatzKab/Spiritual Front/Jill Tracy and more..

Martin was interviewed recently for an upcoming documentary on the Crass records
Bullshit Detector compilation series...
we contributed a track - In your hand - to volume 3 in 1984...
it will be released on DVD later this year....more news as we get it....
meanwhile here are links to a selection of recently published interviews...

peek a boo www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be/en/interviews/attrition/
othervoices www.othervoicesrecords.com/
graceless www.graceless.info

August 2011

The entire attrition catalogue has now been remastered - many of the releases with extra tracks - and digitised as 320kbs mp3's and is available with the original artwork as high quality PDF's as downloads direct from ourselves... do check the merchandise pages... support the band directly!

May

We have been quiet of late.... well on here anyway... as we have been very busy recording the new album...and planning upcoming tours in the UK/Canada/Italy/Brazil/Finland....Belgium/USA/Russia....(check the tour dates page for details....)
and... we have some very special rarities out this month.... starting with

DEMONSTRO - 1981 - 86
A 24 track Vinyl only Double-Lp with previously unreleased, rare and demo recordings from the earliest days...From the initial post punk line up to the early experiments with analogue electronics.... Rescued from forgotten cassette mixes and 4 track tapes, restored and remastered by Martin....
including sleeve notes by Third Mind's Gary levermore, unreleased photos and artwork ...

Check it out on our merchandise pages or


Demonstro

and coming soon...
attrition - the truth in dark corners - live in the netherlands 1985
...on Russian label other voices....on C.Dd and MC...
rare live recordings including 2 never before released tracks!

the complete attrition digital cataloge highest quality remastered editons of every album, with accompanying artwork and bonus features, will soon be available direct from the band's own website...

The unraveller of angels... Something rather special.... and something rather different.....the all new album....will be with us later this year...

We are having remixers get involved even now...so get in touch if you are interested...

Check out our other sites....
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S - August 2010

DECEMBER 8th 1980
The day John Lennon was shot was also the day that ATTRITION played their first ever show...
a fledgling post punk line up of vocals, guitar, bass and drums played a short set at the Belgrade venue in Coventry, England... 30 years on the venue is no longer there.... ATTRITION are stronger than ever...

A Silent Night
for this upcoming holiday period we are giving away our haunting version of Silent night, which first appeared in the 90's on the  Projekt records compilation... Excelsis, A Dark Noël go to this link... Silent Night


November 2010


We are celebrating 30 years with an all new best of collection..."Dreamtime Collectors. 1980 - 2010 "
- a 16 track CD album compiled by Martin,
featuring many rare versions of ATTRITION classics and a cover designed by Russian artist and film maker Edward 209.
The album is released worldwide by US label Metropolis records on November 9th...

available here

ibdbooking.de
We are very pleased to announce that we are now working with German booking agency Ibdbooking.de


Why be Blake when you can be Bleak?
We have a version of "The internal narrator" the first available track from our upcoming album out now on the amazing 3CD Bleak label compilation... a sampler that also includes contributions from Coil, Portion Control, Konstruktivits, Nocturnal Emmissions, Sleep Chamber, Cultural Amnesia and more.... 
and it is free so go and download it at this link now!


Martin has written a piece on the origins of gothic/industrial music in the new book Schillerndes Dunkel...the most beautiful work on the dark scene... it is in German for now but an english version should appear before long... http://www.myspace.com/schwarzeszenen
and Martin's post punk fanzine - Alternative Sounds - that ran for 18 issues in Coventry from 1979 - 1981.. is featured in a new book on fanzine culture 
FANZINES by Teal Triggs. published by Thames and Hudson




August 2010




Time flies...time crawls...

December 8th this year is the 30th anniversary of the first ever ATTRITION show.. We have many plans for this anniversary year... We are currently working on the all new album, with special guests and many surprises....
to be released in the spring it will be preceded by a downloadable single...
and we are looking for remixers for that....

Performance
We are currently working on many shows for our anniversary year in Europe, The USA, South America, South Africa and more.... do keep checking our website tour dates page for details...

Recordings....

We are compiling a 2 album vinyl collection of early ATTRITION rarities - many previously unreleased - for German label Vinyl on Demand - due out in 2011...

An unreleased mix of our song "Dante's Kitchen" by US producer Shok is on the upcoming Pray Silence vinyl compilation - out in December this year

A 2006 remix of our song "Into the waves" is out on "Crude, a tribute to the Gulf" - a benefit compilation CD for the people most affected by the recent oil disaster in the New orleans area

Martin has contributed vocals to a track on the new Autoclav1.1 album out very soon on Tympanik Audio and has recently remixed tracks for the new album by Johnnie Clappers' project Fernthal - Universal Lover,
and for South African band Ankst...

and don't believe everything you read....
But we have interviews coming up soon in the new issue of Terrorizer in the UK....
and just up online there is this one
  and do check our official new youtube pages for interviews and live clips

Lullabies...
The only new recording i ever made with Sin - Lullaby - is only available on the Sin Tec records compilation CD... and for a little while we are giving it away...!
if you order anything at all from our website we will send you a free copy of that compilation 

back from WGT... we had an amazing time.... Canada next week!....

May 2010


We have our song "Predicament" included on the upcoming 2CD compilation "Sanity is slavery"
out in June on the Machinekunt label it includes tracks by Hanin Elias, Leæther Strip, amGod, Pzychobitch and more... 10% of proceeds will go to MindFreedom International, an organization dedicated to mental health rights and stopping psychiatric abuse

Our song "I am (Eternity) is included on the new split CD by My Silent wake and the Drowning ... with guest vocals from Martin & Sin... you can hear it here ...

We are recording works towards the long awaited new ATTRITION album at this very moment.... developing a more expansive sound with guests including Ian Arkley from My Silent Wake on guitar
We will be releasing extracts over the next few months.... Work is also progressing on an official ATTRITION documentary DVD with accompanying biography....

Martin has been mixing and mastering tracks from Tylean's upcoming solo album and also remixing a song from the new album by Johnnie Clapper's band Fernthal ....


sApril 2010
  I was contacted recently by a girl called "Harmony"...
she is 16 years old and lives in New York... she told me her parents had named her after my song of the same name...
she told me it is also her favourite song...
I feel both humbled and proud that something of my work can mea n that much to others....
thank you for that....


March 2010
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We just got home from our little tour of Russia... an exciting emotional dangerous and beautiful slice of this life to hold.... thank you to everyone that helped make it happen...
ake it happen... :)

February 2010
"Something that's old, and something that's new...."

As we enter our 30thyear....(of which more anon)... there have been some major changes around here.... and i would say for the better....
Inevitably there has been some pain as we have metamorphosised into something new.... and such is change....
and such is life...and every day we wake again...
as somebody once said...
Sin has left us....and i wish her the very best as she continues her life and musical journey...
and i am pleased to welcome Tylean, who will be working with me in ATTRITION for the forseeable future... An accomplished singer, pianist and cellist in her own right, she has released several solo albums... Tylean will debut with us at our show in Manchester in April... check out the other tour dates, including our second tour of Russia in march over here.

It has taken 3 years and much work and 24 CD releases....!
but the final two reissues from the ATTRITION back catalogue are out now on our own Two Gods label!....Dante's Kitchen...with 4 bonus tracks...and Ephemera are out now...


October

Wrapped in the guise of my friend
ATTRITION - covered - a 17 track CD with
Murder Happens and En Esch//Stromkern/Imprint/Machine in the Garden/Stoa/ High Blue Star/Chiasm/My Silent Wake/Remora/Protea/Unwoman/Sharks/Audra and more.... 3 decades of the music of ATTRITION re-interpreted...
A limited editon of 100 copies - available ONLY direct from this website - will be wrapped in a special cloth covering and include a
signed photo and the "Wrapped..." downloadable EP with 8 more covers from Sharks/Beati Mortui/Audra/Mortal Clay/Iammynewt and more....totally FREE!!!!...


August
We have our first ever show in The Ukraine at this years children of the night festival on sept 12th!.. check out our other live shows on the tour dates page
Two more Two gods reissues are out now! The Hidden Agenda and Keepsakes and reflections.. both remastered with bonus tracks...!

June
Serial killers...
After having our music from last years All mine enemys whispers  album featured on a UK TV documentary on serial killer Mary Ann Cotton we have just discovered...more than 3 years on.... that one of our earliest tracks... Crawling .. from the dark ambient This Death House album... was used as incidental music on a German TV documentary on serial killer Marc Hoffman - Soko Levke - Die Morde des Marc Hoffmann....
are there any more we haven't heard about?...

Fearnet.com
We have a series of new interviews lined up in Europe and the USA... to start with do check out the new one on US horror film fan site fearnet.com


We have nearly completed the ATTRITION album back catalogue reissue series!.... the lastest to be remastered and gain bonus tracks are A Tricky business and The hand that feeds... check them out here

Wrapped in the guise of my friend
The album of attrition cover versions is now finally complete... 4 years in the making we have had so many amazing versions of our songs... the album features 17 tracks by bands from all over the world, including Murder Happens and En Esch/Stromkern/Imprint/Machine in the Garden/Stoa/High Blue Star/Chiasm/My Silent Wake/Remora/Protea/Unwoman and more.... Another Two Gods recording....This will be going for manufacture this week so expect news on this release very very soon...

March
Following on closely from Kill the Buddha, We are pleased to announce the release on Two Gods of two more live albums.... Across the Divide (live in Holland. 1984) and Heretic Angels. (Live in the USA. 1999)... completing the trilogy which spans 3 decades.... The official release date is April 27th but we have copies here NOW...


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