The year’s musical highlights included new albums from Professor Elemental, Abney Park, Unwoman, Victor Sierra, Mr. B, and Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. Meanwhile, Ghostfire staged a comeback and Fermata released their second album 12 years after their first.
Want to celebrate the holidays in steampunk style? Here’s a sampling of holiday-themed music, old and new, from musical acts that cater to steampunk fans. They include selections from Abney Park, Madam Misfit, Professor Elemental, and more.
This week’s music news includes a holiday album from Abney Park, a box set from Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, a music video of a Frenchy and the Punk oldie, and a side project from Unwoman.
The multi-talented artist and musician has been busy lately with Strange Weather, his latest EP, along with a new music video inspired by the opening track. He’s also launched a UK tour in support of the new album.
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.
They include symphonic gothic metal from Valentine Wolfe, a nautically themed number from Ghostfire, and an electro-swing collaboration by Madam Misfit and Victor and the Bully, plus Unwoman’s terrifying take on Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
The new album is a follow-up to a 2016 release, which featured a mix of cello, vocals, and bird songs. She's also re-released her Untitled Scary EP featuring seven tracks with Halloween themes.
Nemesis, released on Oct. 11, pits the Professor and his orangutan butler Geoffrey against their ultimate adversary. A large cast of musical guests helps the Professor tell a harrowing story with a surprise ending.
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.