Tuesday, January 19, 2010

4-CD Electronic Music Compilation for Cancer Research Taking Pre-Orders

Jim Semonik is an industrial musician and promoter from Pittsburgh that I've known and worked with for many years now.  In the summer of 2008, he was diagnosed with stage 2B colo-rectal cancer, a disease that took the lives of both his father and his grandfather.

Jim underwent surgery and a battery of chemo treatments that almost killed him via a pancreatic infection.  Happily, he not only pulled through - he beat the cancer.  As a way of giving back to the medical community that saved his life, and the industrial music community that had been such a big part of his life, he decided to put together a massive multi-CD compilation with proceeds to go to the Foundation for Cancer Research and Wellness.  

"Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer" is the result of a lot of hard work on Jim's part and covers the entire spectrum under the umbrella of "industrial" - noise, experimental, EBM, synth-pop, IDM, industrial metal, electro, and more are all on display on this sprawling, limited edition comp.  The 4-CD (plus a bonus 5th digital disc) set features names like Suicide Commando, Chemlab, 16 Volt, Combichrist, Nachtmahr, Leaetherstrip, and... uh... yours truly.

The compilation will be released February 9th on Metropolis Records, but you can pre-order it now directly through Metropolis Records for $25.98.  A lot of great music, a reasonable price, and a worthy cause make this one an essential.  It is limited to 2,500 copies, so don't wait to snag a copy.

4 comments:

John said...

Thanks for the heads-up, definitely one to get.

On the subject of charitable albums, what happened to the Brudeschaft project? Return sounded very promising...

J

Tom said...

No idea, John. It's coming up on 5 years since I recorded the vocals for it. Last I heard, they wanted to do a whole album and putting together the extra tracks has taken a long time. I'm told it WILL get released, but I've also been told that every year for the past 5 years, so I'll believe it when I see it...

John said...

Wow, 5 years... I think it's fairly safe to say it won't happen then! A pity...

Andrew said...

Just got a note from Metropolis that my copy has shipped...