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It’s not that often that an event comes along that warrants dropping whatever you are doing and rescheduling your life to make sure that you can be at a certain place, but this coming weekend in Oakland, California, there is a two-night festival that is worth the price of admission, travel and more. Ladies and gentlemen, we offer for your edification Industrial Aktions, truly one of the most awe-inspiring line-ups to grace American shores in many years.

This two-night extravaganza will take place on February 22nd and 23rd and promises to be the sort of experience that is rarely available to stateside fans.

Here’s the lineup for night one (Friday, February 22nd):

IRON FIST OF THE SUN
CONTROL
XIPHOID DEMENTIA
THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND
GNAWED
ABJECTION RITUAL
VITRIOL GAUGE

It bears repeating that, apart from all of the other worthy artists playing, Iron Fist of the Sun has decided to call time on this project and therefore this literally represents the last opportunity to see them live.

On Saturday (February 23rd), attendees can expect to be entertained by the following:

BRIGHTER DEATH NOW
T.O.M.B.
BLOOD BOX
MURDEROUS VISION
SWOLLEN ORGANS
TERROR CELL UNIT
COMPACTOR
CONCRETE MASCARA

Clearly, this is a  gracious union of artists from Europe and North America, from the past and the present, mixing past and present influences, offering audiences everything they could want from an industrial/ power electronics showcase.

Tickets are available either by day or for both days via the event website, which also has information on a great hotel deal available for those who are travelling.

The event has also occasioned a limited-edition compilation CD of exclusive tracks by 15 of the artists, released by Syzmic Records, the organizer. (Select distributors may receive copies of this compilation if there are any available after the shows.)

There will also be printed posters available at the shows.