Spiryt is the project of Jean-Luc Courchet, musician and producer from the South of France.His style reveals a deep passion for dark sounds and atmospheres, and those are mixed with various styles from trip hop to new age, gothic, ambient and techno.The compositions are slow tempo and based on repetition to create an hypnotic groove […]
It seems that CACs, MCs or simply tapes are living a (more or less welcomed) new golden age in the independent music market and there are even many sound artists who re-release stuff on this magnetic support, but the operation that Disasters By Choice made with a bunch of some old tapes by Sicilian producer […]
Following the review of “Tropical Gothic” (out on Discrepant and featuring a great collage cover artwork by Evan Crankshaw), his new awesome record, we had an interesting conversation with the British influential guitarist, polyhedral artist and authentic musical globetrotter Mike Cooper, who – unlike many musicians who get banal and predictable after two or three […]
When I first came across the video for “Hive” by Seattle’s Murder Weapons, a couple of things stood out: the brilliance in simplicity for what really is a memorable song and the undeniably powerful vocals. Murder Weapons blends industrial/rock/goth elements and then some for some pretty moving, powerful tracks. We went to the band in […]
Liquid Empires is a sonic exploration of the centrality of water to life on Earth. As Mehr explains, “We are water. Water is everything. It is life-giving and deadly, it is progress and comfort, it is central to our economy, energy, transport, food, warmth, cooling and manufacturing. At the same time, water means purity, beauty […]
“Klappstuhl ‘to go’”, is a free collection featuring tracks from various Klappstuhl Records releases published from 2015 to 2018 and it’s available now to download on the label’s Bandcamp page
November 2, 2018 – Finnish Electro-Metal Band BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE has released the official music video for their inspired cover of Alan Walker's Platinum hit single "Faded,” the fourth single off of their upcoming LP, TBA. "Alan Walker's Faded has given so strong vibes right from the beginning that we wanted to cover it even […]
Varunna – Origini – cd – 12 € SPQR L – ltd 300 – CD eko digipack Italian version: Origini raccoglie gli esordi in vinile di Varunna: il primo 7” “Fuoco!” e lo split con Foresta di Ferro “Millenni”. Oltre al materiale rimasterizzato é stata registratata una nuova cover di Adamo “Cade la Neve” e la […]
Pre-Orders are now taken for the first instalment of Vinyl re-issues of the RASION D’ÊTRE back catalog starting with; RAISON D’ÊTRE “Prospectus I” 2LP (127th Cycle) RAISON D’ÊTRE “Enthralled By The Wind Of Loneliness” 2LP (128th Cycle) Expected for release by the end of November 2018 Thank you for your time and interest! RAISON D’ÊTRE […]
Sparkle in Grey “MILANO” ADN / stella*nera / Moving Records and Comics / Grey Sparkle Cristiano Lupo played the guitar on SiG’s first record. He then migrated to drums, only to then settle on the bass. Now he has decided that he plays tenor sax. Alberto Carozzi, after years at guitar, is now on bass. Matteo Uggeri makes drawings, deals with […]
TITLE Soli Deo Gloria BY Apoptygma Berzerk LABEL Artoffact Records RELEASE 11 November 2018 Norwegian EBM pioneers Apoptygma Berzerk have announced a reissue campaign for their debut album, Soli Deo Gloria, with Toronto-based Artoffact Records. The album, which launched Apoptygma Berzerk into the spotlight and kicked off a career that would see them release with Columbia, Gun Music, and The End, […]
MORTIIS Announces The CD/LP/Digital RE-Release ofTHE SONG OF A LONG FORGOTTEN GHOST 10.23.2018For Immediate Release: The Song of a Long Forgotten Ghost – the early 1993 recording that, arguably, started the movement that came to be known as Dungeon Synth. Originally released as a demo more than 25 years ago, this mythical recording has been […]
Legendary gothic/death rock band Christian Death are embarking on a series of headlining East Coast USA tour dates including a Halloween performance in Brooklyn, NY and culminating on November 3 in Baltimore, Maryland Friday, OCT 26Christian Death Fri Oct 26 8 PM $ 20 Tickets – Halloween Party20:00 EDT Randy Now's Man CaveBordentown, NJ Saturday, […]
www.coldspring.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 1663 749491 – ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI – ‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION’ – 2CD OUT NOW! ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI ‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION‘ 2 x CD (CSR260CD) MAXIMUM IMPLOSION collects all collaborative (and most sought after) pieces between Zeni Geva (KK NULL) and Steve Albini (BIG BLACK / SHELLAC): “Nai-Ha” […]
Style: Berlin School Electronic « Catvaratempo » is the new album from Frédéric Gerchambeau and Bertrand Loreau. It is a new combination of Fréderic’s experimental sequences with Bertrand Loreau’s sensitive universe. Because of their differences the two composers create an unique landscape of sounds and sequences. They built a bridge between berlin school and more experimental, or […]
www.coldspring.co.uk email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 1663 749491 Cold Spring presents: – EARTHEN – A COLD SPRING SAMPLER 2CD (CSR250CD) VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘EARTHEN – A COLD SPRING SAMPLER‘ 2 x CD (CSR250CD) A massive double CD to celebrate our 250th release! 29 tracks – including an EXCLUSIVE unheard track from COIL. An unrivalled collection of […]
Anapa, Russia – 04.10.18 ForImmediate Release The Russian artist revealed the official video for "ГYЯICS DOИ'T WΞVИ VИYTHIИG", track number five on the industrial album "GENESIS" which was released two months ago as an official addendum for Sacred Line Genesis, a 2015 Sega Genesis horror game.The video tells a story about a writer creating parallel […]
With “Come With Me” a new Vision Talk single is released. It’s the last song the band recorded during the lifetime of their keyboard player Krister Petersson. Besides many different and really interesting and innovative remixes by remixers like People Theatre, Oren Amram or uach Real Dreamers, “Lifeline” is also an unreleased Vision Talk title […]
COLD SPRING PRESENTS:
– ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI –
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION’ – 2CD OUT 24/09
|ZENI GEVA & STEVE ALBINI
‘MAXIMUM IMPLOSION‘ 2CD (CSR260CD)
MAXIMUM IMPLOSION collects all collaborative (and most sought after) pieces between Zeni Geva (KK NULL) and Steve Albini (BIG BLACK / SHELLAC): “Nai-Ha” and “All Right, You Little B*st*rds!”. Also included are bonus tracks from the ultra-limited 12″-only “Superunit”, presented with meticulous Cedar mastering by legendary mastering engineer Denis Blackham.
On the first CD, Zeni Geva present ultra-heavy Japanese noise rock, with sludgy riffs, thundering feedback, lumbering drums, subhuman bass crawl, and complex noise textures, with KK Null’s trademark vocals / unique guitar accompanied by Albini’s heavy guitar. “Nai-Ha” loosely translates to “broken inside”, with the title track relaying the gruesome aftermath of a car accident.
The second CD captures Zeni Geva and Steve Albini’s live-to-desk tracks from Tokyo & Osaka in 1992. Albini also makes vocal appearances, as well as guitar throughout. All production and mixing by Steve Albini. Final mastering by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios in England, and presented here in its complete form for the first time on Cold Spring.
Presented in a 6-panel double digipak with original artwork/photo by Mitsushiro Hiruma and design/layout by Alonso Urbanos.
“With a huge sound reminiscent of Godflesh in its heavy bottom and impossibly high-end guitar tones, resulting in almost no mid-range, it’s hard to believe that there are only three people in the band… What saves the record from sounding like an impenetrable wall of sludge are a combination of Albini’s sure-handed engineering and production, along with the band’s precise grasp of noise, dynamics, and song construction… Anybody into sheer, painful heaviness should check this one out!” (Korperschwache).
Steve Albini continued to produce / engineer several albums for Zeni Geva, including “Desire For Agony” (Alternative Tentacles) and “10,000 Light Years” (Neurot Recordings).Barcode: 0641871745203 Track Listing:
1. Cross & Divide
2. Run 4 Your Lies!
4. Frantic Child
5. A Perfect One
Finger On A Trigger
8. Emotions Matter
9. Icons & Idols
10. Finger On A Trigger (JDN Remix)
Coming from Los
Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene is the new
duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax
Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is
Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill
Kult and accomplished music producer and Industrial artist John D.
Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). The debut Single, "Finger on a Trigger",
combined classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an
infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from Norten’s
studio experience with major artists. The accompanying unique Music
Video was comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from
the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The second
single and video, “Run 4 Your Lies!” was released in 2017
solidifying Trash Deity and catching the attention of Metropolis
2018 marks the anticipated release of the debut album,
Cross & Divide, on Metropolis Records.
"Cross & Divide
Album is an album for now and is a representation of the
confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into
the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of
“Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement
“Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was
designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and
totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!" – JDN
was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music
the vibrations from my mother’s record player that
she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann
informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his
first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry
Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar.
Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of
Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze, recording a John
Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and
began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled
Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed
but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax!
Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established
his iconic reputation with TKK and contributed songs to several movie
soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow.
He's also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art
community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the
mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the
What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that
directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?
Insanity. – Groovie Mann
I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ
record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for
Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first
time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be
interested in what I was doing.
John D. Norten also
emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue
Eyed Christ. The debut album, Leaders + Followers, was released
internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records
while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ
was featured on several prominent compilations and played the New
Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab.
Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the
90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios
working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine
Inch Nails, and more. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has
established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the
biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince,
CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.
How are you inspired to start a
song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording,
and completion? What was the process for this project?
into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh & cry &
argue with the producer. – Groovie Mann
I usually start with
the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark.
When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a
bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that
inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he
paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and
inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his
vocals, I'd go back in and add more music and elements and we'd
arrange that into the songs. The whole process was very organic. –
Cross & Divide ultimately reflects both their shared
roots as well as their unique and individual approaches to songwriting
and recording. Groovie Mann's spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions
to Norten’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a
compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure
to please the old school fans and the newly
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New non-album Sigillum S digital single, “ Intra-dimensional Mining”.
While waiting for the release on September 14 of the new Sigillum S album, “The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization And Its Mutation Implications “ (pre orders here https://sigillum-s.bandcamp.com/), a totally new and unavailable elsewhere track is also available now for streaming and free DL, thanks to the mighty XLR8R.
This has been created as a kind of post-project statement, partially re-assembling inputs recorded during the album session and partially recording brand new stuff… the perfect lenses for things to come.
Eraldo Bernocchi, Paolo L. Bandera, B Giuseppe Dorella, Petulia Mattioli