Datacide Nine second edition out NOW

datacide nine 2014 reprint

Right on time for the Radical Bookfair we re-publish Datacide Nine from 2006! The new edition contains all original texts, but has been thoroughly proof read and newly laid out.

We’re happy to have this long deleted issue back in print; it features some of the most read articles on the datacide web site that are still relevant and of interest today. The original editorial reflects the particular historical situation in which the issue originally appeared: The repression against Teknivals as well as the particular (wider) political situations, while technological developments and economic problems are covered in passing. Out of the ensuing crisis of the already completely marginalized counter culture developed the desire to start something new, and we announced that Datacide Ten would be the last issue. This has of course not been the case. Instead, we felt re-invigorated enough after the 2008 issue of Datacide Ten and the accompanying conference to keep going, and the last few years have seen a consolidation of our release schedule and an expansion in size and content.

Only 100 copies are being printed, of which about 80 will be for sale. There may or may not be further reprints, so best order your copy now! Price is EUR 5.00 including world wide shipping.

If you are a subscriber and would like to have Datacide 9 included in your subscription, please send a mail! The reprint is not automatically sent to subscribers, as they may already have the original edition.

To purchase please send EUR 5.00 via paypal to info ( at ) datacide-magazine.com , or order it through the PRAXIS STORE.

COIL – Interview from 1986 plus Introduction

“Jhonn Balance (aka John Balance and Geff Rushton) died at home on November 13 in a fall, leaving the music world and the wider world of magick without one of its most gifted and vivid voices.”

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The news was shocking to many people interested in “industrial” and “experimental” music. Personally I was surprised at John Balance’s (as I knew him) relatively young age – 42. Not because it is such an unusual fact dying from an accident at that age – for accidents any age will do. But my mind would zoom back to late 1986 when I was exchanging letters with him for the purpose of an interview I was conducting for a zine I was doing at the time. This was a time before the internet and emails – it was hand-written pages that were sent back and forth. I was 20 then but a large gap seemingly separated me from the somewhat admired 24 year old.
I had come to music relatively late and had entered a rapid development in my late teens. The Coil album “Scatology” was a very special discovery for me: With a black and white cover filled with text and literary references it caught my attention by chance in a local record store, and when I listened to it I was blown away. Co-produced by Clint Ruin a.k.a. Jim Foetus, the sound is still astonishing now, a tough to-the-point production. This was a debut album by a then new formation, but of course the story didn’t start there. [Read more →]