Unwoman and Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer are out with new albums, though in Unwoman’s case it’s a free pre-release version. Also: The Cog is Dead has a new single and Steam Powered Giraffe is crowdfunding a vinyl release of MK III.
It’s another jam-packed steampunk weekend with events across the U.S., along with Steampunk NZ in New Zealand and Portsmouth Comic Con in the U.K. U.S. highlights include Cogs & Corsets and the Freaky Mutant Weirdo Festival.
Steampunk might be about imaginary worlds and pasts that never were, but sometimes reality intrudes. As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, several top musical acts in the steampunk world have taken a stand.
The Cog is Dead leader John Sprocket is building a permanent home recording studio, and to help fund the project, he’s planning a live stream concert on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Eastern time.
Three of the biggest names in steampunk music are out with new videos. Abney Park’s “Don’t Let Another Captain Captain Your Boat” is the first release from the band’s new album The Sub Aquatic Opera. The band is also planning a streaming concert.
Steam Powered Stories was the band’s debut album from 2010. The two-disc package includes a remastered version of the original album plus audio commentaries, demo tracks, and instrumentals.
Once again, John Sprocket of The Cog Is Dead is doing his part to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This time he’s offering a series of cloth face masks with band-related artwork
Poison Garden, a band from Italy, joined forces with other steampunk musicians to produce “Divided We Stand,” a single and music video that aims to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
The band’s long-awaited fourth studio album has 17 songs, each featuring the name or character name of a fan who has supported the band in the past. We have some video highlights.
A new Thanksgiving weekend event will feature concerts, vendors, workshops, and more
Performances by The Cog is Dead and Night Watch Paradox are among the attractions as Steampunk Showcase debuts Nov. 24-25 in Grantville, Pennsylvania. The event will also feature a large vendor area as well as workshops and contests.