Test Dept To Publish New Book

Industrial music agitators will release band biography in March 2015

Early industrialists Test Dept have announced the release of a new book, Total State Machine, which will portray the history of the radical experimental group. The book will be launched in March 2015 via PC Press and will feature artwork, photography and documentary images along with chapters of reflections from members of Cabaret Voltaire and Laibach amongst others.

The core members of the band recently re-grouped as a response to the current political climate, and are set to announce live events in the near future. Have a read of Luke Turner’s report from their Dunston Staithes performance at this year’s AV Festival in Newcastle here.

For now, you can watch Still The Enemy Within, a documentary on the 1984-85 Miner’s Strike that features musical contributions from Test Dept, in an ongoing nationwide tour. See the dates of the screenings and a trailer for the film below:


Thu 20 – UCL, London

Sun 23 – Arnolfini, Bristol


Thu 4 – Rich Mix, London

Thu 4 – Robert Burns Film Centre, Dumfries

Sat 5 – The Belfast Film Festival

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