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June 6, 2006

  Like the zombie corpse that just won't stay down, we've added a review of a 2003 release by The Fair Sex.


March 3, 2006

I have recently discovered some tracks from a rather improbable pairing: Rammstein + Tatu. I cannot locate this release. Anyone out there have a copy or source where this may be purchased? Please let me know. ~Rabies

*Edit: April, 2006: Found a web store in Russia that had it for sale.


March 1, 2006

  Wrapped IN Wire is dead. Long live Wrapped IN Wire!

Three Girls Under Glass reviews have been added to the Music Exile:


December 23, 2005

  The Best of 2005

Here is Darklight's favorites from 2005:

Absurd Minds - Noumenon
Accessory -
Forever & Beyond
Aesthetic Perfection - Close To Human
Agonoize - 999
The Birthday Massacre - Violet (re-release)
Blutengel - The Oxidising Angel
Cephalgy - Finde Deinen Damon
Chiasm - Relapse
Colony 5 - Fixed
Combichrist - Everybody Hates You
Culture Kultur - Reborn
Decoded Feedback - Combustion
Diorama - Amaroid
Diskonnekted - Neon Night
Dunkelwerk - Troops
Fractured - Only Human Remains
Funker Vogt - Navigator
GASR - Survival Of The Fittest
Girls Under Glass - Zyklus
Glis - Nemesis
God Module - Viscera
Heimataerde - Gotteskrieger
Lexincrypt - This Descent
Mind.In.A.Box - Dreamweb
Negative Format - Moving Past The Boundaries
Neuroticfish - Gelb
Novakill - Kill Everyone
Observe & Control - Utopia
Orange Sector - Here We Are [Back Again]
Pail - Towards Nowhere
Painbastard - Overkill
Project Pitchfork - Kaskade
Psyclon Nine - INRI
Retractor - No Resistance
Rotersand - Welcome To Goodbye
Sero.Overdose - No Time For Silence
[:SITD:] - Coded Message: 12
Siva Six - Rise New Flesh
Solitary Experiments - Mind Over Matter
Stark - Brave New Desire
Supreme Court - Yell It Out
System Syn - Postscript
Tamtrum - Some Atomik Songz
Unter Null - The Failure Epiphany
Virtual><Embrace - Hellektro
VNV Nation - Matter + Form
:Wumpscut: - Evoke
X-Fusion - Demons Of Hate


December 4, 2005

  Wrapped IN Wire is Dead.
After some years of sporadic updates, consider it official. Until further notice, this site will no longer be updated, though all content will remain online. Apologies to all bands who have unreviewed submissions with us. Please contact us if you wish to have your materials returned to you. I urge all visitors to check out the following bands:

Starlit be continued...

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May 9, 2005

Wrapped IN Wire to Cover World's Largest Gothic Music Festival!

May 13th to 16th are the dates to remember for anyone considering travelling out to the city of Leipzig, Germany. For what? Well the worlds largest gothic music festival, WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN, that's what

WGT is in its 14th year, with an expected 19,000+ visitors from around the world. The festival will be featuring 174 artists* at a dozen venues throughout Leipzig. It's not too late, so call your travel agent now!



*As of today 174 musical acts are confirmed. Click here for the full list.


March 29, 2005

  Another 10 reviews added to the Music Exile...


February 10, 2005

  Lot's of A's today... 10 new reviews in the Music Exile...


December 23, 2004

  2004 was an excellent year for industrial and sub-genres of industrial. The following are what we feel were the best albums of 2004...

Angels and Agony "Avatar"
Assemblage 23 "Storm"
The Azoic "Illuminate"
Battery Cage "World Wide Wasteland"
BLANK "Artificial Breathing"
Blutengel "Demon Kiss"
C-Drone Defect "Nemesis"
Cesium_137 "Elemental"
Cesium_137 "Luminous"
Diary of Dreams "Nigredo"
Dust Of Basement "Awakening The Oceans"
Eisbrecher "Eisbrecher"
Flesh Field "Strain"
Front Line Assembly "Civilization"
Grendel "Prescription:Medicide"
Hocico "Wrack and Ruin"
Icon of Coil "Machines are Us"
Imperative Reaction "Redemption"
Inertia "Black Ice Impact"
Informatik "Re:Vision"
Infrastructure "Salt the Earth"
In Strict Confidence "Holy"
L'ame Immortelle "Gezeiten"
Megadump "Polarity"
mindFIELD "Singularity"
Mind.In.A.Box "Lost Alone"
Mindless Faith "Momentum"
Mono Chrome "Collapse and Sever"
Namnambulu "Distances"
Nebula-H "H20"
Panzer AG "This is My Battlefield"
Punto Omega "Punto Omega"
Rammstein "Reise, Reise"
The Retrosic "God of Hell"
Rotersand "Truth Is Fanatic"
Seabound "Beyond Flatline"
Seabound "No Sleep Demon V2.0"
[:SITD:] "Stronghold"
Sleepwalk "Rapid Eye Movement"
The Strand "Diatom"
UV "Codebreaker"
:wumpscut: "Bone Peeler"


December 5, 2004

  Added 10 more reviews to the Music Exile...


October 18, 2004

  Added 7 new reviews to the Music Exile...


September 2, 2004

  5 new reviews were added to the Music Exile, and 2 new interviews have been posted:

Interview with Phenotract

Interview with Encounter Box


August 22, 2004

  New releases from NILAIHAH RECORDS:

The Azoic - Illuminate
The follow-up to their successful 'Forward' and 'Conflict' releases, 'Illuminate' returns with a further cultivation of The Azoic's sound and style that will leave you wanting more! A solid blend of electronic dance that encompasses everything from trance to futurepop, industrial, and synthpop. 12 passionate dance tracks, including a cover of Animotion's 80's hit "Obsession" featuring a guest appearance from Seabound!

Pre-order The Azoic's 4th full length CD, 'Illuminate' starting August 16, 2004! Check out the soundclips and song order at along with their upcoming shows at:


August 13, 2004

  Contest over

Congrats to our three winners of the Nilaihah sampler CDs.


August 11, 2004


Well this is pathetic. 10 days later and we still have 1 of the 3 sampler CDs left to give away. Having difficulty with the question? Just visit Nilaihah Records' website to find the answer (or use Google!).


August 1, 2004


We have three sampler CDs to give away, courtesy of Nilaihah Records. First three people who can answer this question get one of the samplers:

What Nilaihah Records band made their mark with the single entitled "Let Go"?


July 11, 2004

  5 new reviews added to the Music Exile...


July 1, 2004

  Believe it or not, Wrapped IN Wire is 7 years old this month...


June 30, 2004

  10 more reviews added to the Music Exile...


June 19, 2004

  5 new reviews added to the Music Exile...


June 9, 2004

  We have a winner in the Cesium_137 contest:

Lisa Keacher of Mineapolis, MN.


We don't update news very often, but a couple "old-timers" have new releases imminent:

Ministry to Release New Album
Old-timer industrialists Ministry are back with a new album titled House of Molé. The album will be released June 22, 2004. MP3 downloads are available now on their official website

New Single & Album by The Cure
The Cure have a new album due out June 29, 2004. They will also be touring as one of the headliners for "the Curiosa Festival 2004", along with Interpol, the Rapture and Mogwai.

We have a streaming preview of their new single The End of The World. (Requires Real Player).

May 28, 2004

  Special Feature: an interview with Tommy T. of DSBP Records.


May 26, 2004

  10 new DSBP reviews added to the Music Exile! And come back later this week for an interview with DSBP's Tommy T...


May 10, 2004

Cesium_137 have asked us if we could give stuff away for them! That's right! A Cesium_137 shirt, and vinyl sticker will go to the first person who can answer this question*:

Which Simpsons character does Cesium_137
thank in every releases' liner notes?

Answers must be sent to:


*In the spirit of fairness, friends and family are not qualified to win. And only answers sent to Cesium_137 are eligible. Do not email Wrapped In Wire.


May 4, 2004

  Special Feature: an interview with Cesium 137.

and 8 new reviews in the Music Exile!


May 1, 2004

  We have corrected an error in our review of Culture Kultur. We mistakenly said that the band was German. They are in fact Spanish. Apologies go out to the band.


April 25, 2004

  4 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


April 13, 2004

  6 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


February 28, 2004

  Huge Metropolis Records review update... 15 new reviews added to the Music Exile...


December 28, 2003

  Last update of 2003: Added 11 new reviews to the Music Exile.


December 10, 2003

  Hide your razor blades, Xmas is coming. 10 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


October 27, 2003

  9 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


September 22, 2003 Debuts Lolita Sun Exclusive Goth Fashion Doll:, a site which acts as both portal to toy companies and as a vendor of collectibles, is now taking pre-orders for a limited 12 inch goth doll, named Lolita Sun. She looks like a gothed up Bratz doll, but I must admit she looks cool! Check out their website for higher res photos of Lolita. Here's the official press release:, a leading online source for toy news, announced today the official launch of its exclusive Goth Fashion Doll, Lolita Sun, created by Bleeding Edge.

Tapping into the hot goth trend, Bleeding Edge has created a new fashion doll aptly named Lolita Sun. She brings some light into the expanding line of 12 inch Fashion Dolls from Bleeding Edge. is now exclusively accepting pre-orders for this piece of goth culture.

With her hot pink hair and glossy purple lips, Lolita is a unique individual who loves millipedes, centipedes, strawberry milk, and sterling roses. Her dislikes include, but are not limited to, stupid people, ignorant people, small-minded people and Hip Hop. Lolita will grab your heart and squeeze it in her little hands!

This Exclusive will delight and intrigue goth culture addicts and admirers. Lolita Sun is an articulated 12 inch fashion doll with attitude.

Lolita Sun is limited to a 3,000 piece run and is scheduled to begin shipping in November 2003 for $29.95 each.

Pre-orders are now being taken at

Rabies Confused by Doll Marketing
Emily the Strange"Hot goth trend"? When did this happen? And where is this taking place? I'm REALLY out of the loop... Is Emily Strange the trend in question, or is there more of a general goth mainstream cross-over than I'm aware of? Email me, Rabies the clueless.

September 7, 2003

  10 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


August 12, 2003

  10 new reviews added to the Music Exile.


August 4, 2003

  Is email bouncing? Use the Contact page to get in touch with us. I killed all email accounts and then created one new one. If you absolutely need it, you'll have to reach us through the Contact page and request it. I fucking hate SPAM!


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