Jun 022010
 
MNS Newsletter
1st Jun 2010
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Welcome to our weekly round-up of forthcoming releases. Jo and I are now back from our annual trip to Leipzig for WGT. Apologies for any delays, we’re working very hard to clear the backlog.

“Opus Magnus” is the first all-new studio album in five years by the German SM/gothic formation UMBRA ET IMAGO, and declared to be their last album EVER. The band delivers another album of ‘classic’ goth, SM, and dark metal attitude in twelve new songs, including the (digital only) single “Ohne Dich”. The ‘Fan Edition’ is strictly limited to 1,500 copies, and comes as very specially designed box set containing, in addition to the regular CD, a 60-page songbook, a tie, a more.

ZERAPHINE return after four years of silence with their new album “Whiteout”; an incredibly strong, multi-faceted and rich release. With their fifth studio album, the Berlin-based band deliver twelve new tracks of memorable melodies, catchy hooklines and harmonic atmospheres. The limited ‘Fan Edition’ comes in a six-panel digipak, including a special sixteen-page booklet and a bonus DVD.

Despite having split in 2008, THE MISSION return with “Dum Dum Bullet”, a new compilation of rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, new songs left over from the “God Is a Bullet” sessions and a brand new extended remix of album cut “Dumb” by guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite.

As the first in a series of retrospective compilations, THRILL KILL KULT have revisited their early ‘industrial’ roots with “Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991)”, and have masterfully breathed new life into twelve of the most definitive TKK tracks from the band’s WAX TRAX RECORDS era. The CD also includes a previously unreleased track from that time called “Satana Rising”. The box set edition is limited to just 499 copies, and includes an exclusive bonus CD, two postcards and a bookmark!

EVILS TOY first saw the light of day in the summer of 1992, inspired by bands such as DEPECHE MODE, FRONT 242 and THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. Today, INFACTED RECORDINGS presents a 13-track first part ‘Best Of’ release in “Organics [Re-Issue]”, with an additional three unreleased bonus tracks and – as usual for their “Classics” series – limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

“Vertraut” includes the original version of KLANGSTABIL’s most famous track, which captured the attention of listeners worldwide right from its first release on a compilation in 2002. In addition to that you will find eight other interpretations, and the release is then closed by the melancholic ambiance of “Zweiter Schritt” and “Ein Schritt Weiter”, which also mark the end of one of the most important chapters of KLANGSTABIL’s existence.

Since 1998, VON THRONSTAHL have remained one of the most appreciated and interesting groups on the martial industrial/neofolk scene. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL is the neoclassical project of Raymond P., also a member of VON THRONSTAHL. “Pessoa/Cioran [Re-Issue]” is devoted the Portuguese poet Fernando Antonio Pessoa (1888-1935) and Romanian philosopher Emil Michel Cioran (1911-1995), whose writings were used as lyrics for the album.

SIEBEN is unique. The strings loop, the songs unfurl and the images in your head blossom. “Star Wood Brick Firmament” envelops you, its stories are rich in life and human warmth and, sometimes, cold reality. This is the mighty SIEBEN, better than ever. Every track is memorable, beautifully produced by the man himself, Matt Howden.

“Live in Leiden” by DER BLUTHARSCH is the third album in a series of live recordings. Recorded at “The Night of Confusion” on September 28th 2004, it was the ‘most controversial’ concert in the 40-year history of the venue. Nevertheless, this night was a huge success. This is the last live recording of the ‘old’ BLUTHARSCH – a small reminder about what the band were dreaded for before they morphed into ‘era two’ and turned into a dark psychedelic kraut monster – a MUST of all die-hard fans of this genre.

“It Was Listening with Mechanical Precision” is the long awaited third release from SHORAI, the Madrid based electronica act. The sound universe of SHORAI has become even more unique over the last few years and can be described somewhere between IDM, electronica, industrial sound design and a little ‘boing bumm tschak’.

Combining the brutal beats and the harsh programmed electronics of Terror-EBM with both classical and death metal influences, CEDIGEST have succeeded in a sound that genuinely crosses genre boundaries… “Symphonic Industrial Metal”. The amazing Japanese Limited Edition of “Walking in the Flesh” comes with the bonus CD “Falling in the Spirit”. Featuring eight brand-new original tracks, plus a clutch of previously unreleased remixes, this stunning disc illuminates still further the depth and diversity of CEDIGEST’s sound. Limited to 100 copies!!

And finally, a couple more compilations this week, brought to you by the number 10! “Forms of Hands 10” is being released for the tenth anniversary of the Festival and is a great collection of rhythm’n’noise, IDM and electronica. Artists include MONO NO AWARE, NULLVEKTOR, S.K.E.T., and GREYHOUND. The bestselling compilation series from UPSCENE is also back with its tenth volume. “Extreme Sundenfall Vol. 10” features a lot of tracks or versions that are EXCLUSIVE to this 2CD.

Gigs & Festivals

There’s lots to announce here with the addition of both the Gothic Festival – Waregem, Belgium and similarly named GothicFest – Steenwijk, Netherlands .

Upcoming gigs include London dates for COMBICHRIST and PETE MURPHY.

Infest Update

We have already sold out our original allocation and are now selling additional tickets – please don’t leave it too long!!

Have a great week!

MNS NEW RELEASE QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

NEW RELEASES

Umbra Et Imago – Opus Magnus
Umbra Et Imago – Opus Magnus [Fan Edition]
Zeraphine – Whiteout
Zeraphine – Whiteout Fan Edition
The Mission – Dum Dum Bullet
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991)
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991)
Evils Toy – Organics [Re-Issue]
Klangstabil – Vertraut
Von Thronstahl / The Days Of The Trumpet Call – Pessoa/Cioran [Re-Issue]
Sieben – Star Wood Brick Firmament
Der Blutharsch – Live in Leiden
Shorai – It Was Listening with Mechanical Precision
CeDigest – Walking in the Flesh [Japanese Limited Edition]
Various Artists – Forms of Hands 10
Various Artists – Extreme Sundenfall Vol. 10
Squaremeter – Heliogabal
Mika Goedrijk – Looking-Glass World
Minusheart – Healed
Agrezzior – Domination
Morbus M. – Forget the Past
Various Artists – Sol Lucet Omnibus – A Tribute to Sol Invictus [Re-Issue]

NOW AVAILABLE

X Marks The Pedwalk – Facer [Re-Issue]
Edge Of Dawn – Anything That Gets You Through the Night
Heilemania/In Strict Confidence – Laugh, Cry and Scream
Various Artists – Electrostorm Volume 2
The Cure – Disintegration [Deluxe Edition]
John Foxx – Metatronic
Goatvargr – Black Snow Epoch
Kopfer Kat – Skrammelpop
Front Line Assembly – Shifting Through the Lens
Noblesse Oblige – Malady
ESC – Eight Thousand Square Feet
Bloody Dead & Sexy – An Eye on You
Solemn Novena – Kiss the Girls
Smashing Pumpkins – Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor
Von Thronstahl – Re-turn Your Revolt into Style
Pink Industry – New Naked Technology – 2010 Remasters [Brazilian Import]
Nitzer Ebb – Industrial Complex
Rammstein – Haifisch
Derniere Volonte – Immortel
Derniere Volonte – Immortel

NOW AVAILABLE Continued…

Various Artists – Transmission – 30 Years with(out) Ian Curtis
Various Artists – Transmission Nederlands
Taste of Decay – 1984-1986
Von Thronstahl – Conscriptvm
Machinefabriek – Daas
Fire In The Head – Confessions of a Narcissist
Sweet William – Brighter Than the Sun
Andy Bell – Call On Me

SOUNDCLIPS ADDED THIS WEEK

Marsheaux – Breakthrough
Rome – Nos Chants Perdus
Rhombus – Open the Sky
Decoded Feedback – Aftermath
Uberbyte – EXS
Placebo – Covers
Pecadores – Rogai Por Nós, Pecadores! [Brazilian Import]
Rummelsnuff – Sender Karlshorst
Signal Aout 42 – Transformation

TICKETS

The Shadowdaze Weekend – Manchester (Fri 25th to Sun 27th June 2010)
KMFDM – London (Sun 4th Jul 2010)
KMFDM – Wolverhampton (Thurs 1st Jul 2010)
KMFDM – Manchester (Fri 2nd Jul 2010)
Infest – Infest 2010 (3 day ticket)
Front Line Assembly – London (Tues 20th July 2010)
Summer Darkness 2010 – Utrecht, Netherlands (13-15th August 2010)
DAF – London (Sat 27th Nov 2010)
Front Line Assembly – Sheffield (Sun 18th Jul 2010)
Fear Factory – Sheffield (Weds 4th Aug 2010)
Peter Murphy – London (Thurs 5th Aug 2010)
CombiChrist – London (Wed 4th Aug 2010)
Gothic Festival – Waregem, Belgium (16th-18th July 2010)
GothicFest 2010 – Steenwijk, Netherlands (30th July 2010)

MNS TOP 10 SELLERS

Unscene Magazine – Issue No. 8
Front Line Assembly – Shifting Through the Lens
Rammstein – Haifisch
Front Line Assembly – Improvised Electronic Device
Marsheaux – Breakthrough
Devolution Magazine – Issue No. 24
Solemn Novena – Kiss the Girls
Uberbyte – EXS
Various Artists – Electropop.4
The Cure – Disintegration [Deluxe Edition]

Click here to view all of this week’s new releases on our website.
NEW RELEASES
Umbra Et Imago Opus Magnus £13.25
Review
First all-new studio album in years (the previous “Motus Animi” was released in 2005) by the German SM/gothic formation UMBRA ET IMAGO (Latin for ‘Shadow and Image’) and declared to be their last album EVER (as the band plan to concentrate on their live activities, and will continue to tour in the future).

UMBRA ET IMAGO were formed in 1991 and initially, as evidenced by their first two albums, were a genuine dark electro wave goth band. They then evolved into a gothic metal/Neue Deutsche Härte band. In picking up Sigmund Freud’s idea that sexuality was the centre of our being they processed sadomasochistic fantasies through their cynical lyrics. The band is famous for incorporating BDSM acts and complex pyrotechnics into their live shows. Band leader Mozart has subsequently reached the status of the undiscussed leader of a SM subculture in Germany, far across the borders of the ‘gothic’ scene. Recently he got much attention in the popular mainstream press thanks to a duet with boxing world champion Regina Halmich.

With “Opus Magnus” the band delivers another album of ‘classic’ goth, SM, and dark metal attitude in twelve new songs, including the (digital only) single “Ohne Dich”.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Ohne Dich (Single Edit)
02. Perfect Baby
03. Depressionen
04. Gebet Nr. 1
05. Liebeslied
06. Kokainsong
07. Is This Love
08. Hexxenhammer
09. Ignoranz
10. Ode an die Musik
11. Sonntagsandacht
12. Wanderers Nachtlied


Record Label
Spirit


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Umbra Et Imago Opus Magnus [Fan Edition] £39.75
Review
This ‘Fan Edition’ is strictly limited 1500 copies, and comes as very specially designed box set and containing, in addition to the regular CD, a 60-page songbook, an UMBRA ET IMAGO tie, a mousepad and a magnet for your fridge.


Format
Limited Box Set


Tracklisting
01. Ohne Dich (Single Edit)
02. Perfect Baby
03. Depressionen
04. Gebet Nr. 1
05. Liebeslied
06. Kokainsong
07. Is This Love
08. Hexxenhammer
09. Ignoranz
10. Ode an die Musik
11. Sonntagsandacht
12. Wanderers Nachtlied


Record Label
Spirit


Release Date
2nd Jul 2010

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Zeraphine Whiteout £13.75
Review
One of the most successful German alternative gothic acts returns after four years of silence! Their new album “Whiteout” is an incredibly strong, multi-faceted and rich release. With their fifth studio album, the Berlin-based band deliver twelve new tracks of memorable melodies, catchy hooklines and harmonic atmospheres. More harmonic, more elaborate, more catchy – simply better than ever before, “Whiteout” has all ingredients to catapult ZERAPHINE back to where they belonged for years: the top of the international gothic scene.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Erwachen
02. Lieber Allein
03. I Will Be There
04. Out of Sight
05. Tomorrows Morning
06. Louisa
07. Rain Falls
08. Waiting for the Day to End
09. Du Fragst Nicht Mehr
10. The Stream
11. Remaining Desires
12. Whiteout


Record Label
BMG


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Zeraphine Whiteout Fan Edition £19.25
Review
This limited ‘Fan Edition’ of the album comes in a six-panel digipak, including a special sixteen-page booklet and a bonus DVD with around 56 minutes of playing time. The DVD features two NEW videoclips for the songs “Out of Sight” and “Out of the Void”, four live tracks recorded at Blackfield Festival 2009, plus an interview with the band and studio impressions from the recording sessions for “Whiteout”.


Format
Limited CD+DVD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1 – CD:-
01. Erwachen
02. Lieber Allein
03. I Will Be There
04. Out of Sight
05. Tomorrows Morning
06. Louisa
07. Rain Falls
08. Waiting for the Day to End
09. Du Fragst Nicht Mehr
10. The Stream
11. Remaining Desires
12. Whiteout

Disc 2 – DVD:-
01. Out of Sight
02. Out of the Void
03. Louisa
04. I Will Be There
05. Still
06. Inside Your Arms


Record Label
BMG


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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The Mission Dum Dum Bullet £11.75
Review
Despite having split in 2008, THE MISSION return with “Dum Dum Bullet”, a new compilation of rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, new songs left over from the “God Is a Bullet” sessions and a brand new extended remix of album cut “Dumb” by MISSION guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite.

The fourteen-track album features six songs originally released as extra tracks on the deleted “Keep It in the Family” EP and the “Blush” digital single, both from 2007. More intriguing to fans are seven tracks identified as new songs or Hussey demos written during the “God Is a Bullet” sessions. The compilation wraps up with Thwaite’s new seven-and-a-half-minute remix of “Dumb”. He states that he “decontructed the studio version and recreated a dancefloor monster with new sounds, loops and additional guitars”.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. It Don’t Matter Anymore Anyhow
02. Refugee
03. Room 22
04. Chelsea Blue
05. Acoustic Blush
06. Thine
07. So Many Things
08. Still Deep Waters (Instrumental)
09. Katya’s Lullaby
10. Aquarius and Gemini (A Cappella)
11. The Earth You walk Upon
12. Stranger in a Foreign Land
13. Blush Remodel
14. Dumb (Dambusters 617 Squadron Mix by MARK GEMINI-THWAITE)


Record Label
Oblivion


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991) £14.50
Review
As the first in a series of retrospective compilations, THRILL KILL KULT have revisited their early ‘industrial’ roots, and have masterfully breathed new life into twelve of the most definitive TKK tracks from the band’s Wax Trax Records era. The CD also includes a previously unreleased track from that time called “Satana Rising”.

Why remix such classics as “And This Is What the Devil Does” or “Kooler Than Jesus”? (to mention just two of their biggest hits). Think of it as TKK in a new, aural 3D-version… Or better yet – 4D, or beyond! From the call for drugs in “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”, to the chants of Christian Zombie Vampires in “The Days of Swine and Roses”, every nuance is clearer, every drum beat pumps harder, and every sinister whisper speaks louder to your mind, body and soul.

“It was like visiting old friends after 20 years by remixing those songs”, says producer Buzz McCoy. “And it was nice to finally add some sonic sparkle to those dusty, old tracks!”

Tread where Angels fear to go! Take the journey all over again… Get lost (again) in the intoxicating, seductive and lurid realm that is truly, and only, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. And This Is What the Devil Does
02. Burning Dirt
03. Do U Fear (For Your Child?)
04. Nervous Xians
05. The Days of Swine and Roses
06. These Remains
07. Shock of Point 6
08. A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
09. Ride the Mindway
10. Kooler Than Jesus
11. Leathersex
12. A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed by a Make-Believe Lover… ‘Cuz It’s Hot
13. Satana Rising


Record Label
Rustblade


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sinister Whisperz – Volume One: The Wax Trax Years (1987-1991) £27.50
Review
This box set edition is limited to just 499 copies. The box contains the regular album, plus an exclusive bonus CD entitled “Live in San Antonio” recorded in 1990 at the peak of TKK’s success and featuring their biggest hits. Also contains two postcards and a bookmark.


Format
Limited 2CD Box Set


Tracklisting
01. And This Is What the Devil Does
02. Burning Dirt
03. Do U Fear (For Your Child?)
04. Nervous Xians
05. The Days of Swine and Roses
06. These Remains
07. Shock of Point 6
08. A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
09. Ride the Mindway
10. Kooler Than Jesus
11. Leathersex
12. A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed by a Make-Believe Lover… ‘Cuz It’s Hot
13. Satana Rising

Bonus CD “Live in San Antonio”:-
01. And This Is What the Devil Does
02. A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
03. Gateway to Hell
04. The Days of Swine and Roses
05. These Remains
06. On This Rack
07. Burning Dirt
08. X Communication
09. Do You Fear (for Your Child?)
10. Ride the Mindway


Record Label
Rustblade


Release Date
9th Jul 2010

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Evils Toy Organics [Re-Issue] £8.75
Review
EVILS TOY first saw the light of day in the summer of 1992, when future band members Volker Lutz and Thorsten Brenda were introduced to each another by a mutual friend. They started to work together instantly, finding that their existing equipment masterly complemented each other’s, so… the founding of an electro band was virtually an inevitable consequence. The two were inspired by bands such as DEPECHE MODE, FRONT 242 and THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, which meant that their concerted efforts soon bore their first fruits. Today almost eighteen(!) years later, Infacted Recordings presents a 13-track first part ‘Best Of’ release, with an additional three unreleased bonus tracks in remastered format and – as usual for their “Classics” series – limited to 1000 copies worldwide!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Old Race (Stage Mix)
02. The Old Race (Album Version)
03. Golden Sands
04. Pharo’s Theme
05. Sacred
06. Dear God (X MARKS THE PEDWALK Remix)
07. Organics
08. Dizzy Divination
09. Sacrifice (Live)
10. Third World War – Dear God (Live)
11. In Silence
12. Make Up
13. Third World War
14. Sacred (Remix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
15. Organics (Slow Motion Mix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
16. No Life (Live) (Previously unreleased bonus track)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
25th Jun 2010

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Klangstabil Vertraut £10.50
Review
This collection includes the original version of KLANGSTABIL’s most famous track, “Vertraut”, which captured the attention of listeners worldwide right from its first release on a compilation in 2002. In addition to that you will find eight other interpretations, demonstrating the versatility of work that can be extracted from the catchy, familiar motif. Some of the artists who have remixed the track have based their interpretation on intelligent dance music: the breakbeat-framed SOMATIC RESPONSES version, a hybrid of breakcore and IDM by U.S. project ACCESS TO ARASAKA, KEEF BAKER’s metric electro background, which turns into post-rock with dense guitars, and ARCHITECT’s Daniel Myer gives us dancefloor-capable pounder topped with a plausible new melody line to complement the original theme. Torben Wendt (DIORAMA) turns “Vertraut” into beautiful melodic body music, while SYNAPSCAPE keep the original track structure but replace the instrumentation and beats, turning the theme into a heavy electronic floorburner. KSDJ is Maurizio Blanco himself, adding some newly faceted rhythm patterns and melody lines, making his version a contemporary DJ anthem. The remix section is topped off by L’OMBRE from Canada, with lush ambient electronica at its finest.

The release is then closed by the melancholic ambiance of “Zweiter Schritt” and “Ein Schritt Weiter”, which also mark the end of one of the most important chapters of KLANGSTABIL’s existence. In 2002, the album “Kopfmusik” would have been published on Ant-Zen but only six tracks were produced to completion, one of which was “Vertraut”. The project was eventually renounced for personal reasons and “Vertraut” was the only track published in its original version. After “Kopfmusik” KLANGSTABIL started work almost immediately on “Taking nothing seriously” (2004) and incorporated some elements of “Kopfmusik” into it. The track “Ein Schritt weiter” is an early, incomplete version of “Away” from that album. Other elements of “Kopfmusik” can be heard in “Lauf, Lauf!” and “Beziehungsohr” from the album “Math & Emotion” (2008). This release is thus not a ‘regular’ album, but the end of the story for “Kopfmusik” and its history, which accompanied KLANGSTABIL for 10 years. Finally, that book is closed and put back on the shelf. Detailed information on “Vertraut” and “Kopfmusik” is included in the CD booklet.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Vertraut (original Version)
02. Vertraut (SOMATIC RESPONSES Remix)
03. Vertraut (DIORAMA/TORBEN WENDT Remix)
04. Vertraut (ACCESS TO ARASAKA Remix)
05. Vertraut (KEEF BAKER Remix)
06. Vertraut (SYNAPSCAPE Remix)
07. Vertraut (ARCHITECT/DANIEL MYER Remix)
08. Vertraut (KSDJ Remix)
09. Vertraut (L’OMBRE Remix)
10. Zweiter Schritt (Pre-version of “Away”)
11. Ein Schritt Weiter (Pre-version of “Bezhiehungsohr”)


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
16th Jun 2010

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Von Thronstahl / The Days Of The Trumpet Call Pessoa/Cioran [Re-Issue] £11.75
Review
Since 1998, VON THRONSTAHL, led by founder and leader Josef M. Klumb, have remained one of the most appreciated and interesting groups on the martial industrial/neofolk scene. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL is the neoclassical projectof Raymond P., also himself a member of VON THRONSTAHL. This split CD is devoted the Portuguese poet Fernando Antonio Pessoa (1888-1935) and Romanian philosopher Emil Michel Cioran (1911-1995), whose writings were used as lyrics for the album. The melancholic neoclassics from THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL and what is probably the strangest of all recordings by VON THRONSTAHL, combine to form a balance on the borders of neoclassics and ambient, with a light martial touch, as always enhanced by the beautiful and charismatic vocals of Josef E. vocals. This re-release comes in a six-panel digipak with new design by Federico Salvador.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL – Das Ewige Begrabnis
02. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL – Rendezvous
03. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL – Viriato
04. THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL – Nevoeiro
05. VON THRONSTAHL – The Musicians of Our Time
06. VON THRONSTAHL – Flut, Trance, Traum, Nacht
07. VON THRONSTAHL – Interregnum
08. VON THRONSTAHL – O Quinto Imperio
09. VON THRONSTAHL – O Encoberto/The Concealed
10. VON THRONSTAHL – O Encoberto/The Hidden One
11. VON THRONSTAHL – The Whole Great World in Flames
12. VON THRONSTAHL – The Death of the Trumpet
13. VON THRONSTAHL – L’Amour de la Solitude


Record Label
Infinite Fog


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Sieben Star Wood Brick Firmament £10.00
Review
SIEBEN is unique. There is nothing like him. Words flow from a silky voice and notes slide off the bow with ease. In this there is magic. Chemistry happens. The strings loop, the songs unfurl and the images in your head blossom. You are drawn to this world, compelled. “Star Wood Brick Firmament” envelops you. It enchants. Its stories are rich in life and human warmth and, sometimes, cold reality. This is the mighty SIEBEN, better than ever. Every track is memorable. Beautifully produced by the man himself, Matt Howden.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Minack Theatre
02. Sweet Enough?
03. Build You a Song
04. Long Live the Post Romantic Empire
05. We Wait for Them
06. Donald
07. Crowhurst
08. Floating
09. Jack in the Pulpit
10. Can’t Stop This
11. There (Darkhearted)
12. We Wait (Darkhearted)


Record Label
Redroom


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Der Blutharsch Live in Leiden £15.75
Review
“Live in Leiden” by DER BLUTHARSCH is the third album in a series of live recordings – after “Live at the Monastery” and “Live in Copenhagen”. Recorded at “The Night of Confusion” on September 28th 2004 at the legendary LVC, it was the ‘most controversial’ concert in the 40-year history of this venue. Nevertheless, this night was a huge success. This is the last live recording of the ‘old’ Blutharsch – a small reminder about what DER BLUTHARSCH were dreaded for before they morphed into ‘era two’ and turned into a dark psychedelic kraut monster. This is a great live document of a concert from the band who invented ‘martial industrial’ as well as ‘military pop’ – a MUST of all die-hard fans of this genre as well as for people eager to know why this band was once considered so ‘dangerous’…

Packaged in a foilblocked digipak.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Tracklisting unavailable


Record Label
WKN


Release Date
7th Jun 2010

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Shorai It Was Listening with Mechanical Precision £13.00
Review
After the albums “Sounds without Souls”, “40 Minutes into the Future” as well as many shows such as Maschinenfest, Forms of Hands and DeciBelio, here is the long awaited third release from this Madrid based electronica act. It’s a musical journey through virtual spaces from intelligent laser drills over hyper cubes to artificial sunsets. The sound universe of SHORAI has become even more unique over the last few years and can be described somewhere between IDM, electronica, industrial sound design and a little boing bumm tschak. “It Was Listening with Mechanical Precision” includes ten tracks and each is exactly 5:00 minutes long: the recommended dose for both robots and human beings!

Packaged in a Hands Paper Pack!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Laser Drill
02. Chronodynamics
03. New Prototype
04. Waiting for the Sound to Rise
05. Hypercube
06. No10v34o1dr0bo7(br34k50n64br34kh34rt)
07. Mechanical Precision
08. Lithium Technik
09. Nrg Line Memory Time
10. Soundset


Record Label
Hands Productions


Release Date
31st May 2010

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CeDigest Walking in the Flesh [Japanese Limited Edition] £16.50
Review
Combining the brutal beats and harsh programmed electronics of Terror-EBM with both classical and death metal influences, CEDIGEST have succeeded spectacularly at something that acts like PSYCLON NINE and DAWN OF ASHES could only dream of: a perfect fusion of styles resulting in a sound that genuinely crosses genre boundaries… “Symphonic Industrial Metal”.

The amazing Japanese Limited Edition of “Walking in the Flesh” comes with the bonus CD “Falling in the Spirit”, mastered by the legendary Jan L of NOISUF-X. Featuring eight brand-new original tracks, plus a clutch of previously unreleased remixes from the likes of PANIC LIFT, ACYLUM and DIE SEKTOR, this stunning disc illuminates still further the depth and diversity of CEDIGEST’s sound, all the more incredible considering this band are still newcomers to the industrial scene!

The first 100 units only of this unique 2CD package are presented in six-panel digipak format, with artwork redesigned by DWA from the NoiTekk original. The eight-panel booklet (expanded from the four-panel NoiTekk original) features the previously unpublished lyrics in full. A beautiful and feature-packed collector’s set, from one of THE bands to watch in 2010!


Format
Limited 2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Walking in the Flesh”:-
01. Evil Returns
02. Fermenting Remains
03. The Fallen Angel
04. All Will Be Lost
05. Bound
06. Abattoir
07. The Faithless Congregation
08. Displaying the Wounds
09. Play Dead
10. Destroyer of Worlds
11. Limb from Limb
12. I Am Unstoppable
13. Walking in the Flesh

Disc 2 “Falling in the Spririt”:-
01. Evil Returns (PANIC LIFT Remix)
02. Dying
03. Reclaimer
04. Evil Returns (DIE SEKTOR Remix)
05. Jagged Path (to Salvation)
06. I Am Unstoppable (PERILEYES Remix)
07. The Song of the Infected
08. Mask of Sanity
09. Play Dead (ACYLUM Remix)
10. Avenger
11. Play Dead (SAY JUST WORDS Remix)
12. The Christian Condition
13. Unforgiving Winds
14. I Am Unstoppable (DYM Remix)


Record Label
Death Watch Asia/Black Rain


Release Date
22nd May 2010

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Various Artists Forms of Hands 10 £13.00
Review
This label compilation is being released for the tenth anniversary of the Forms of Hands Festival and is a great collection of rhythm’n’noise, IDM and electronica. Each of the performing artists has contributed an exclusive studio track. These artists include well-known acts like ORPHX, MONO NO AWARE, XABEC, GEISTFORM, NULLVEKTOR, S.K.E.T., From SYNTECH to GREYHOUND and HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH, as well as newer acts such as LAST DAYS OF S.E.X., THE PCP PRINCIPLE, 13TH MONKEY, 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST, NULLGRAD and MORBUS M.

Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies in a Hands Paper Pack.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. NULLGRAD – Earthbound
02. 13TH MONKEY – Modpitch
03. LAST DAYS OF S.E.X. – Support to the Conscientious Objectors (Antimilaristic Mix)
04. HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH – Gray Invaders
05. S.K.E.T. – The Weird Trumpeter
06. GEISTFORM – Post IBM
07. ORPHX – Axial
08. MORBUS M – Get It
09. 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST – Corekultur
10. THE PCP PRINCIPLE – Unholy
11. From SYNTECH to GREYHOUND – Sabotage
12. NULLVEKTOR – Gegendarstellung
13. XABEC – Herdla
14. MONO NO AWARE – Danke


Record Label
Hands Productions


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Various Artists Extreme Sundenfall Vol. 10 £12.75
Review
The bestselling compilation series from UpScene is back with its tenth volume. The tracklist has now been unveiled, and as usual, a lot of tracks or versions are EXCLUSIVE to this 2CD!


Format
2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. X-RX – Virus Infect
02. MASSIV IN MENSCH – Ikonoklast!
03. PARA NORMAL – Aparition
04. TERROR PUNK SYNDICATE – Dysmorphia (Epicentre Version)
05. ALPHA POINT – High Like the Angels
06. ART DEKO – The Fallen Man
07. DECODE – Fake Freedom
08. OUR BANSHEE – B2B
09. HERTZINFARKT – Wir Trauen Uns Was
10. KLANGSTABIL – Vertraut
11. MONDTRÄUME – Life Is Short (Sündenfall Edit Version)
12. BUZZ – So Kalt
13. CLICKS – This Is Jeopardy
14. HALO IN REVERSE – Modesty’s Failure
15. CESIUM 137 – Endure
16. LASTRAX – Evolution (Sündenfall Clubmix)
17. ANAMADIM – Mutation (Fredrik Croona on Vox)

Disc 2:-
01. KANT KINO – Red Rain
02. SAM – Corporate Violate
03. INCUBITE – Ich Hasse Dich
04. AUTOXIE – Abgrundtiefer Hass
05. SKYLIGHT GLARE – Electro Terrorism
06. DIE BRAUT – Cruxificado
07. ESC – Raiva
08. D-TOX – Fallen of Tomorrow
09. SCHWARZBLUT – Das Mandat
10. AUDIOFEVER – Construct Destruction
11. REACTOR 7X – Other Side
12. ELECTROXINE – Nightmare
13. THE TWILIGHT FREAKSHOW – Torn to Pieces (Let Me Eat Your Brain Mix)
14. DRAINED SCORN – Judas Is Pregnant
15. CONCRETE/RAGE – Prophecy
16. PROJECT X – Is This What You Wanted?


Record Label
UpScene


Release Date
18th Jun 2010

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Squaremeter Heliogabal £12.75
Review
From ancient history and forward into modern posterity, the name of Heliogabal a.k.a. Elagabal has become the symbol of the Roman iron age’s vice and decadence as well as of how oriental influences were fatal to this culture. A massive conflict between conservative Romans and those who followed the Syrian religious traditions overshadowed Heliogabal’s reign. His rule disastrously failed due to the absence of a give-and-take philosophy and a lack of understanding of the duties involved with wielding the power of a Roman emperor. After the Greek mythology of his last album “Nyx”, Mathis Mootz took Heliogabal’s life as an inspiration for this release which marks the tenth anniversary of SQUAREMETER. Mootz’ skills for creating unbearable tension and covering all bases between absolute silence right up to vibrating choirs and distant industrial outbursts are clear on this album. “Heliogabal” is an intermixture of hypnotic deep drones, haunting basses and disturbing soundscapes. Cinematic field recordings, intermittent hypnotic sequencer loops and urgent eruptions of sound merge into an incredible collection of atmospheric dark ambient tracks. This album might be useful as an imaginary trip into a sable, a cruel past where man had the potential of being a god – before finally being disgraced!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. The Priests
02. Winds and Ruins
03. Heliogabal I
04. Relics of the Undefeated Guard
05. The Sacred Shrine
06. Reign
07. Deus Sol Invictus
08. Whores, Smoke and Shadows
09. Square-Dimensional Space
10. Heliogabal II


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
16th Jun 2010

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Mika Goedrijk Looking-Glass World £12.75
Review
One year after “Pellicules”, MIKA GOEDRIJK (THIS MORN’ OMINA/POW(D)ER PUSSY) presents the next aural view of his inner self with “Looking-Glass World”. Musically, the conceptual shift into the world of ambient IBM sounds is evident. Well-placed patterns enriched with mellow guitar slides (“Dead Air”), melancholic piano lines (“At the 11th Hour”), a distinctive (nearly) APHEX-TWIN synth (“White Sand Semantics”), archaic trumpet calls (“Lost Decade”), pounding breakbeats with pulsing sub-bass (“Rusty Swiss Army Knife”, “Le Grand Mal”), make this release a fascinating blend of contemporary electronic tones. “Looking-Glass World” is an album of otherworldly ambience entwined with a blend of acoustic sounds and sheets of sequenced patterns. A highly aesthetic sonic universe, where moods and mastery melt into warm, repetitive arrangements. Have a look into the looking-glass world.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Vanilla Flavoured Thorazine
02. Broken Toys on a Hill
03. Dead Air
04. At the 11th Hour
05. White Sand Semantics
06. Quiet Plan
07. Thistledown
08. Lost Decade
09. Dangling from Rooftops
10. Draussen im Grünen
11. Rusty Swiss Army Knife
12. Le Grand Mal


Record Label
Ant-Zen


Release Date
16th Jun 2010

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Minusheart Healed £14.50
Review
Their debut album “Disease” last year was a very well accepted and highly praised introduction to the sound of MINUSHEART. Now they are back with “Healed”, a fully packed remix album featuring seventeen mixes of songs from the debut. The concept is divided into two parts: “Hospitalisation” and “Disinfection”. Both parts prove quite impressively, that the unique compositions of MINUSHEART can be transformed into various styles of industrial and electro soundscapes. The first part contains the more dance and club-orientated versions, done by projects/bands like ART DEKO, MONOSYS, DESTROID and MENSCHLICHE ENERGIE, whereas the second part is more industrial/experimental based with remixes by ACCESSORY, KLANGSTURM and ALTER DER RUINE. Again mastered by Dirk ACCESSORY Steyer, who pushed the tracks to maximum power and crystal clear sound.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Beat of Innocence (Kingdom Mix)
02. Poison Lies (Giftiges Fleisch mix)
03. Don’t Feed the Cats (Drunken Pussy Mix)
04. Lifespan (Breathtaker Club Version)
05. Feel No Pain (Painkiller Remix)
06. Future Lies (Nation Under Beat Mix)
07. Carneval of Hearts (Robotic Heart Version)
08. Icehouse (Freeze Mix)
09. Trance of a Monster (Evil Energy Burnout)
10. Burging Star (Azura Mix)
11. Burning Star (No Tears Mix)
12. Icehouse (Remix by KLANGSTURM)
13. Poison Lies (Rotation Remix)
14. Don’t Feed the Cats (Mega Pussy Mix)
15. Carneval of Hearts (Dream Injection)
16. Beat if Innocence (Brit’n’Roll Mix)
17. Future Lies (Out of Space Mix)


Record Label
Echozone


Release Date
3rd Jun 2010

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Agrezzior Domination £13.25
Review
When it comes to modern third generation EBM, sooner or later you are sure to come across one name: JOHAN VAN DAMM! ‘The Voice’ is his alias, and in addition his new ‘baby’ AGREZZIOR he has already participated in projects such as DUPONT and MENTICIDE, performing legendary live shows on the EBM scene. “Domination” is both the title and the aim of this new EBM masterpiece by the Swedish vocal wizard! Alongside the current ORANGE SECTOR album “Krieg und Frieden” this release sets new standards in Electronic Body Music! Musicwise the album was produced under the seal of AUTODAFEH (and the disc also includes a collaborative track with and a remix by this act), yet another synonym for agressive body music at its very best!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Intro
02. Shout
03. Fingerprint
04. Domination
05. Design for War
06. Hardcore Generation
07. Left Alone
08. Strong We Stand
09. The Bunker
10. What About You
11. Aggressive Attitude
12. Hammer of Combat (AGREZZIOR and AUTODAFEH)
13. Shout (AUTODAFEH Remix)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
11th Jun 2010

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Morbus M. Forget the Past £13.00
Review
René Klimaczweski aka MORBUS M. presents dark, forceful and threading electronica and in some subtle ways also a very hypnotic and attracting album. On one hand his tracks have an intense atmosphere, on the other hand there is always a groove or a repetitive structure. Industrial trip-hop rhythms and electronica sound design meet electronic soundtrack tradition. Media samples, field-recordings and beat structures build up finally towards an atmosphere that is almost too intense and deep.

In total “Forget the Past” is an album that breaks the borders of genres and is an emotional trip into the inner apocalypse. Packaged in a Hands Paper Pack.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Through a City
02. Don’t Forget
03. Backpackbombs
04. Corruption
05. Simple Play
06. The Field
07. Low Is faster
08. D.Y.N.S
09. Move
10. Like Rats in Cages
11. Checkpoints
12. Forget the Past
13. Between the Things


Record Label
Hands Productions


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Various Artists Sol Lucet Omnibus – A Tribute to Sol Invictus [Re-Issue] £10.75
Review
An absolute CLASSIC and masterpiece of its kind this double CD features exclusive interpretations of tracks by SOL INVICTUS from big names of the scene, such as SPIRITUAL FRONT, KIRLIAN CAMERA, SIEBEN, GAE BOLG, NAEVUS, DIES NATALIS, ANIMA IN FIAMME, PILORI, WHILE ANGELS WATCH, NEUTRAL, SHINING VRIL, ORCHIS, SCIVIAS, SLEEPING PICTURES, OTHILA, WESTWIND, ANDREW KING, and AGALLOCH…


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Tracklisting unavailable


Record Label
Auerbach Tontrager


Release Date
1st Jun 2010

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NOW AVAILABLE
X Marks The Pedwalk Facer [Re-Issue] £8.50
Review
After the successful re-release of the classic tunes “Abattoir” and “Cenotaph” from X MARKS THE PEDWALK, Infacted Recordings once more open the gate to another true electro classic! “Facer” will be the title of the third X MARKS THE PEDWALK release as part of the Infacted ‘classic’ series. Once again the label has dug out some true pearls, with fourteen tracks and a running time of more then 74 minutes. Exclusive to this CD are the never-before-released live versions of “Criminal Disharmony” and “Danger” as well as the really rare CONTROLLED FUSION Remix of “Maximum Pace”, only previously released on a MIDEM promotional CD. Limited to 1000 copies.


Format
Limited CD


Tracklisting
01. Facer
02. Missing Light
03. Ten Miles
04. Facer (X-Tremix)
05. Danger
06. (God Takes a) Photograph
07. Mirthless Knick Knack
08. Scythe and Limbs
09. Never Look Back (Re-Edit)
10. Missing Light (Re-Edit)
11. Facer (Short Cut)
12. Criminal Disharmony (Live)
13. Danger (Live)
14. Maximum Pace (CONTROLLED FUSION Remix)


Record Label
Infacted Recordings


Release Date
21st May 2010

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Edge Of Dawn Anything That Gets You Through the Night £12.50
Review
Almost everything is fair game if it gets you through the night. The door closes, the room has no windows. It is 3:06 AM. The edge of dawn can be so far away from this point in the night.

“Anything That Gets You Through the Night” will make it possible to overcome such gloom. This album by the EDGE OF DAWN duo proposes twelve rich, experimental tracks. Reflected in this second opus, we will be exposed to survival under different situations and varying circumstances such as pressure, danger and lust. The famous guest singer Reagan Jones from IRIS gets the ball rolling with the song “Beyond the Gate” and heralds an album which might become one of this year’s highlights in electro!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Beyond the Gate
02. Denial
03. All the Time
04. Stage Fright
05. Valid World
06. Capture
07. Lucid Dreams
08. Falling
09. Siren’s Call
10. In Your Sleep
11. Save My Soul
12. Capsized


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
21st May 2010

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Heilemania/In Strict Confidence Laugh, Cry and Scream £29.75
Review
German photographer and designer Stefan Heilemann is considered to be one of the most magnificent artists of his genre. Highly respected on the scene for his bizarre and ironic works, this long-awaited hardcover 140-page book features many of his truly fantastic works. For a ‘taster’ of this opulent picture book, have a look here: www.heilemania.de

The book also includes a thirteen-track compilation soundtrack by IN STRICT CONFIDENCE with new and rare material plus classics from the band.


Format
Book+CD


Tracklisting
01. Dornenschmerz
02. Set Me Free
03. Seven Lives (Club Mix)
04. Forbidden Fruit (Tragic Loss Edit)
05. My Despair (Monozelle Remix)
06. SnowWhite
07. Pearl
08. Silver Bullets (Extended Version)
09. Zauberschloss
10. Promised Land (Going Far Edit)
11. Heal Me (Cacophonü Edit)
12. In Favilla
13. Manchmal Redest Du im Schlaf (Heia Version)


Record Label
Minuswelt


Release Date
21st May 2010

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Various Artists Electrostorm Volume 2 £7.25
Review
Big beats for a small wallet! Volume 2 of the signature compilation series that serves as a companion to the popular in-house music magazine from Out Of Line is again a carefully blended selection of the most relevant EBM, electro, synthpop, alternative dance and industrial club tracks of 2009/2010. The disc is jam-packed with the newest hits from COMBICHRIST, BLUTENGEL, AND ONE, RABIA SORDA, KIRLIAN CAMERA, AGONOIZE, SPECTRA*PARIS, TERMINAL CHOICE, SUICIDE COMMANDO, VOMITO NEGRO and many more.

“Electrostorm Volume 2” is the ideal travelling companion, club or party mix, or a starting point for new musical discoveries.

Join the Electrostorm!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. CHROM – Worst Day
02. DIE FORM – Voltaic Control System
03. KIRLIAN CAMERA – Eclipse – Anniversary (Edit)
04. MARSHEAUX – Breakthrough
05. LOLA ANGST – Boulevard of Broken Hearts
06. RABIA SORDA – Out of Control
07. VOMITO NEGRO – Blood Sweat and Tears
08. SUICIDE COMMANDO – God Is in the Rain
09. GOD MODULE – A Minute to Midnight
10. SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS – A Rush of Ecstasy
11. BLUTENGEL – Soultaker
12. SPECTRA*PARIS – Carrie Satan (Video Edit)
13. KRIMINAL MINDS – I Can’t See You
14. COMBICHRIST – Can’t Change the Beat
15. AGONOIZE – Objectum Sexuality
16. TERMINAL CHOICE – Keine Macht (AGONOIZE Mix)
17. AND ONE – Stand the Pain (Live)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
21st May 2010

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The Cure Disintegration [Deluxe Edition] £18.75
Review
THE CURE’s seminal eighth album from 1989 has come of age and with it the release of the 21st anniversary edition of “Disintegration”. Digitally remastered by Robert Smith at The Soundmasters, London, this 3CD Deluxe Edition is a must for all CURE fans.

Disc one contains the original album, whilst disc two contains twenty rarities including four previously unreleased songs. Disc three contains the “Entreat” concert remixed, remastered and restored to its original twelve-song running order.


Format
3CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Disintegration”:-
01. Plainsong
02. Pictures of You
03. Closedown
04. Lovesong
05. Last Dance
06. Lullaby
07. Fascination Street
08. Prayers for Rain
09. The Same Deep Water As You
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick
12. Untitled

Disc 2 “Rarities”:-
01. Prayers for Rain (Robert Smith Home Instrumental Demo)
02. Pictures of You (Robert Smith Home Instrumental Demo)
03. Fascination Street (Robert Smith Home Instrumental Demo)
04. Homesick (Band Instrumental Rehearsal)
05. Fear of Ghosts (Band Instrumental Rehearsal)
06. Noheart (Band Instrumental Rehearsal)
07. Esten (Band Instrumental Demo)
08. Closedown (Band Instrumental Demo)
09. Lovesong (Band Instrumental Demo)
10. 2 Late (Alternative Version) (Band Instrumental Demo)
11. The Same Deep Water As You (Band Instrumental Demo)
12. Disintegration (Band Instrumental Demo)
13. Untitled (Alternative Version) (Studio Instrumental Rough)
14. Babble (Alternative Version) (Studio Instrumental Rough)
15. Plainsong (Studio Guide Vocal Rough)
16. Last Dance (Studio Guide Vocal Rough)
17. Lullaby (Studio Guide Vocal Rough)
18. Out of Mind (Studio Guide Vocal Rough)
19. Delirious Night (Rough Mix)
20. Pirate Ships (Robert Smith Solo) (Rough Mix)

Disc 3 “Entreat”:-
01. Plainsong
02. Pictures of You
03. Closedown
04. Lovesong
05. Last Dance
06. Lullaby
07. Fascination Street
08. Prayers for Rain
09. The Same Deep Water As You
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick
12. Untitled


Record Label
Universal


Release Date
24th May 2010

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John Foxx Metatronic £18.00
Review
Synth pioneer and former ULTRAVOX singer JOHN FOXX marks the 30th anniversary of the release of his solo debut “Metamatic” with a new 2CD+DVD retrospective called “Metatronic” – as well as a special ‘analog’ concert in London next month with guest DJ Gary Numan.

“Metatronic” focuses on the darker, electro material from his 30-year solo career and features 21 singles, remixes and other cuts chosen by Foxx himself – including “No-One Driving”, “This City”, “Burning Car” and a new mix of his first single, “Underpass”, by MARK REEDER – as well as eight live tracks recorded in Sydney in 2008 and a DVD containing seven promo videos.

On June 5 at London’s Roundhouse, Foxx will headline and curate the electronic music festival Short Circuit 2010. Following a DJ set by Numan and co-producer Ade Fenton, Foxx and ‘a one-off group of special guests’ are billed to perform ‘a unique analog synthesizer show’, playing the Moogs, ARPs and drum machines Foxx used on 1980’s Metamatic. Foxx’s set is expected to include cuts from “Metamatic” as well as early ULTRAVOX songs, plus some of the musician’s current work, including a brand new collaboration with LEFTFIELD’s Paul Daley and songs from this autumn’s JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS debut album, an all-analog project with London musician Benge.


Format
2CD+DVD


Tracklisting
Disc 1 “Metatronic”:-
01. Underpass (Extended Version)
02. This City
03. No-One Driving
04. Burning Car
05. The Noise
06. Everyone
07. When It Rains
08. Automobile
09. Broken Furniture (Single Version)
10. Drive (Single Version)
11. Once in a While
12. From Trash
13. Never Let Me Go
14. Smokescreen
15. Cinemascope
16. Phone Tap
17. Smoke

Disc 2 “Live in Sydney 2008”:-
01. Crash & Burn
02. Uptown/Downtown
03. The Man Who Dies Every Day
04. Hiroshima Mon Amour
05. Underpass
06. From Trash
07. Shadow Man
08. My Sex
Bonus Tracks:
09. Burning Car (early Version)
10. Underpass (MARK REEDER’s Sinister Subway Mix)
11. Dislocated (JUSSI PEKKA’s Pointed on a Map Remix)
12. 20th Century (DUBTERROR vs KARBORN Mix)

Disc 3 – DVD:-
01. Underpass (B&W Version)
02. He’s a Liquid
03. No-One Driving
04. Smokescreen
05. Underpass (MARK REEDER’s Sinister Subway Mix)
06. The Noise (VH1 Session)
07. Shifting City (Live at Shrewsbury in 1998)


Record Label
Edsel


Release Date
24th May 2010

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Goatvargr Black Snow Epoch £13.50
Review
The second unholy union of Lord NORDVARGR (MZ.412, FOLKSTORM, TOROIDH, etc.) and GOAT (USA).

Time, pilgrimages and bloodlines have been born since the first testament of GOATVARGR was witnessed in this era of false knowledge. The first covenant of GOATVARGR was baleful, lycanthropic and lethiferous. A rejection of the techgnostic kingdom and circuitry idols which seduce our era. The downfall of light has brought a world of coldness. This “Black Snow Epoch” is a time to honour our forbearers such as MZ.412 and the elements of flesh, wood and alchemical steel.

Industrial loops and analogue keyboards merge with sheet metal and chains to create a solemn winter hymn where the cold steel stings your flesh. The wolf instinctively hunts through the frost, and the goat is blamed for human transgressions, yet during the “Black Snow Epoch”, the true hunters will pursue.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Goatsbane/Scapewolf
02. Bearer, Begetter, the Sovereign Wolf
03. Dark Eyed and Frost Scorned
04. Goatwalking
05. Razed Under Cloven Hoof and Bloody Maw
06. Wall of Goat
07. Wall of Wolf
08. A Black Drum Droning


Record Label
Cold Spring


Release Date
24th May 2010

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Kopfer Kat Skrammelpop £12.75
Review
Gothenburg based duo KOPFER KAT (Michael Andresen and Jimmy Andersson) are without a doubt the hardest release Progress Productions has ever unleashed. Many people will most likely know them from the well known label compilations “Born/Evolve/Progress”. Even though KOPFER KAT were actually one of the first bands to be signed to Progress, the debut album has taken a long long time to be produced and recorded, as these guys do not compromise over the quality of their material! But finally it now sees the light of day.

KOPFER KAT’s music can be described as noise-driven club music that truly hits you like a fist straight in the face. The uncompromising driving beats and rhythms will knock you for six. Fans of early SONAR, WINTERKÄLTE, IMMINENT STARVATION, MANUFACTURA, ASCHE, TERRORFAKT and similar acts will have the feast of their lives… One of the hardest, most straight forward, no bullshit rhythmical noise albums in a loooooong time!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Frankenstein Stomp
02. 2mT
03. Distroyer
04. Gruvdrift
05. Ubervolt
06. AFK
07. Planet Noise
08. Dirty F*ckin Dogs
09. Sonic Warfare
10. Arga Upp Sig
11. Containerfunk
12. BINGO


Record Label
Progress Productions


Release Date
26th May 2010

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Front Line Assembly Shifting Through the Lens £7.00
Review
“Shifting Through the Lens”, is a powerful forerunner for the upcoming album “Improvised Electronic Device”. Canadian Electro-geek Greg Reely (NETTWERK) and SKINNY PUPPY’s sound engineer Ken ‘Hi Watt’ Marshall have been in charge of production. Our curiosity is killing us, but one thing is clear: The Canadian electronic legends have unleashed a storm and this one is going to be huge, really huge.


Format
CDS


Tracklisting
01. Shifting Through the Lens
02. Angriff
03. Endless Void


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Noblesse Oblige Malady £13.25
Review
Two years after the release of “In Exile”, NOBLESSE OBLIGE release their third album “Malady”, an occult concept album that cites the visual mysticism of Kenneth Anger, Aleister Crowley’s storytelling, and the morbid melancholy of Christina Rossetti’s poetry. The album’s title, inspired by Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film “Tropical Malady”, a modern day ghost story set in the jungle of Thailand, symbolises mental afflictions and dark temptations of the heart expressed in eerie tales of Voodoo gods, soul electrification, and tropical fevers.

Further inspiration was the Voodoo literature by Haitian writer Rene Depestre and readings of field research work by anthropologist E.E. Evans-Pritchard and his studies of witchcraft and magic among African tribes. The aura of these texts and stories have been incorporated in many of the new songs while Valerie, who during her teenage years lived on the French Carribean island of Martinique – one of the heartlands of Voodoo pratice – worked up her own memories of myths and stories told by the locals, including her Voodoo priestess neighbour. Fittingly, the production of the album also features several exotic ingredients such as timbales and ukulele in continuation of the band’s use of world music sounds, mixed with their tradional blend of kitsch and new wave theatricality – for as dark its subject matter is, “Malady” contains some NOBLESSE OBLIGE’s most melodic and poppy moments yet.

Just like its predecessor, “Malady” was recorded at the band’s own studio in Berlin. Using voices, acoustic guitar, drum machine, live percussion and only sparse electronics, it features N.O.’s most stripped down and acoustic production to date, based on a series of live-take recordings and minimal post-production. The album artwork features photography made in collaboration with Bulgarian artist Kiril Bikov, who has accurately captured “Malady”‘s romantic gloom, incorporating all the elements referred to on the album.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Morning Docks (click to listen)
02. The Great Electrifier (click to listen)
03. Beck and Call (click to listen)
04. Equinox (click to listen)
05. Moonchild (click to listen)
06. Tropical Fever (click to listen)
07. Lady with the Kazoo (click to listen)
08. Cracks on the Wall (click to listen)
09. When the Thunder Breaks Up Under (click to listen)
10. Zanzibar (click to listen)
11. Sambo (click to listen)
12. May They Come with Spears and Knives (click to listen)


Record Label
Repo Records


Release Date
28th May 2010

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ESC Eight Thousand Square Feet £13.25
Review
Third album by this electro-industrial band, who have had an overwhelming response to their first two albums!

Formed in 2005, EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS started getting rave reviews all over the internet for their early songs and signed a record deal with Scanner just a couple of months after their formation. Their debut album “Matte” (2006) was enthusiastically received by the entire alternative community and the word was spread all over that there was finally an electro-industrial band from Portugal worth listening to!

ESC always tried their best to sound unique among hundreds of clones and they achieved a new level of identity when they released “Enhancer”, a conceptual album, narrating the story of a serial killer on a woman-killing spree. The artwork was widely considered as one of its genre and the album followed the path of “Matte” by getting great reviews from the press and great feedback from fans.

“Eight Thousand Square Feet” features yet another concept, portrayed as comic strips on the artwork of the luxurious digipak packaging. Without a doubt, this represents ESC’s most intense album to date, also featuring guest appearances from Carsten Jacek of [:SITD:] and Jan L. from X-FUSION. If you like intense beats, a spine-tingling atmosphere and dark harsh vocals, you mustn’t miss this brilliant re-confirmation of ESC’s excellence!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Concrete
02. Eight Thousand Square Feet
03. Correcting God’s Design
04. White Beast (Retribution)
05. Raiva
06. Proprioception
07. Le Voyage d’Ivoire Sophisme (featuring X-FUSION)
08. -48°C
09. The Grand Atrium of Light
10. Dishonour
11. Leitbild (featuring [:SITD:])
12. An Horizon Inside Four Walls


Record Label
Scanner


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Bloody Dead & Sexy An Eye on You £13.25
Review
Becoming older is an inevitable fact of life – one that has some good aspects, mostly appreciated only beyond a certain age though… If everything goes right, you become wiser. You know what you want. Your inner peace and balance is no longer easily disturbed. And somehow you realize, that looking behind the curtain is an effort worth making. But what has this to do with BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY? Quite simple; five years ago, the German band released a State of the Art dark rock album named “Narcotic Room”, which incorporated the deathrock-elements of the early phase of the band. Combined with the finest songwriting and a very solid production, the very original sound boosted the band into the next millennium.

And now? Now it is 2010. The second decade of the 21st century has just begun and BDAS are all but tired. “An Eye on You” is the greatest longplayer of the band of four. Only the finest ingredients are stirred in, in a smooth and relaxed way, and with an extravagance that could be perceived to be the excessive coolness of the four gentlemen concerned!

Starting with the smart-riffed opener “Solemn Times”, coming across the cold-rocking “City Ghosts” and the well-known, but incomparably excellent sounding “Reaping Day”, via the dark-floor smasher of “Candy Box” to the three-part epic work “Three Corners of an Eye”, it all makes perfect sense! Never before has music sounded so free and at the same time so dashing, full of neglect for all stylistic borders. Hardcore fans of the early days will be delighted that a German song named has “Der Kuss” made its way onto the record of this eight-legged band. It dovetails perfectly with the band’s other German anthems “Frau im See” and “Traurig”.

“An Eye on You” is already the one and only full-length album for all fans of distinct dark and natural rock, no matter whether you call the final product gothic, wave, deathrock or alternative rock. And BLOODY DEAD AND SEXY will perform this album for the first time live at the world’s biggest dark music festival – the 19th WGTreffen in Leipzig, Germany. Welcome back, boys! You were missed.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Solemn Times
02. City Ghosts
03. Decent Scent of Poison
04. Reaping Day
05. Song of Truth
06. Three Corners of an Eye, Part I: Lower Right Corner
07. The Fix
08. A Clockwork Symphony
09. Candy Box
10. Saeta
11. Three Corners of an Eye, Part II: Upper Corner
12. The Upper Floor
13. Sunglasses for a Funeral
14. Der Kuss
15. Three Corners of an Eye, Part III: Lower Left Corner


Record Label
Alice In…


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Solemn Novena Kiss the Girls £12.50
Review
Stop it! Enough is enough! The never-ending wimps of ‘yesterday’s sound’, ‘dusty sound’ and ‘music from the tomb’ – all bullshit. In a time when narrow-minded krautrock is sold as gothic, techno-rave claims to be ‘the next big thing’ and one is still desperately searches for the connection between bagpipes and dark-wave, along come Northern Irish trio SOLEMN NOVENA, releasing a debut album that captures the essence of Goth.

Guitars sounding like they’re from outer space – sometimes atmospherically floating, sometimes aggressively cutting, but without the old metal-riff cliché. A drum computer that sets a cool yet stoical beat, bass pounding deep inside your stomach, so that music can literally be felt again. This is what they stand for. SOLEMN NOVENA are frontwoman LOUISE CRANE (by far the sexiest goth-singer ever…), guitarist, singer and mastermind MARC McCOURT (already known as Dominic LaVey of the UK Vampire Goths NOSFERATU and member of 90s underground heroes RETURN TO KHAF’JI) and bass player Stuart Harland. For years, demos of this Belfast trio have been circulating on the underground. Songs like the heavenly “Siren” easily conquered dance floors from London to Berlin, from L.A. to Athens. Unsurprisingly, it was time for an official debut release, frequently asked for after the exclusive German live debut in 2008 at the “Sex & Drugs & Drum Machines” festival in Berlin.

“Kiss the Girls” does everything right. SOLEMN NOVENA extract the finest ingredients of style legends like ROSETTA STONE, ALL ABOUT EVE and the aforementioned NOSFERATU to develop an individual sound that fits harmonically into the second decade of the 21st century. Tracks like “Ruined”, as well as the (digitally released) single “Silver”, “Trick or Treat”, the title song and “Siren (2009)” are ready to show the world out there that Goth can be cool and far more than the ‘usual stuff’ being released under that moniker these days! It still breathes the spirit of dark rock music and is still able to simply touch your soul.

SOLEMN NOVENA will present “Kiss the Girls” live for the first time at this year’s WGT in Leipzig! 2010 UK Goth, thy name is SOLEMN NOVENA.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Juliette
02. Silver
03. Ruined
04. The Dreamer
05. Kiss the Girls
06. Faerytale
07. Tell Me All Your Secrets
08. Trick or Treat
09. Siren
10. Missa Solemnis


Record Label
Alice In…


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor £37.50
Review
Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early 90s, SMASHING PUMPKINS were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars. SMASHING PUMPKINS became the model for alternative rock success. “Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Vol. 1″ is the first chapter in the Pumpkins’ long-awaited 44-song concept album featuring four new tracks housed in a limited edition box. Set includes a 7” vinyl EP, a deluxe edition CD, and more and comes packaged in a beautiful collector’s silkscreened wooden box. The box also contains a hand-carved leopard-stone obelisk.


Format
Limited Box Set


Tracklisting
01. A Song for a Son
02. Widow Wake My Mind
03. Astral Planes
04. A Stitch in Time


Record Label
My Rocket Science


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Von Thronstahl Re-turn Your Revolt into Style £22.75
Review
This is the much demanded and long overdue re-release of an extremely rare album from VON THRONSTAHL, originally released in 2002. The album was strictly limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and came in very special packaging: the CD was mounted on a glass plate inside a 6″ black box with gold-embossed logo and title on the front. Regarded as one of the most original and finest VON THRONSTAHL CDs, this is the first time that this long-lost album has been re-released.

All tracks have been digitally re-mastered making them sound much fresher than ever! Furthermore, this special re-release comes with a second CD, densely packed with rare remixes, different versions of well known tracks and a number of previously unreleased, exclusive tracks!

The packaging this time is a little more modest, but still quite lavish: a deluxe 2CD digipak inside a beautiful cardboard-slider with gold print.


Format
Limited 2CD Box Set


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Sirenade
02. Polar-Expedition
03. Aufstand/Riot
04. Rücke vor bis zur Schlossallee
05. Re-turn Your Revolt Into Style
06. Rhein-Gold (Impression)
07. Mutter der Schmerzen
08. Hey Ho, Spann den Wagen an
09. Brechen Muss der Schwarze Bann
10. Star-Wars, Stripes & Pyramides
11. Radio Free Europe
12. Babylon the Great has Fallen

Disc 2 (tracks are NOT in final running order yet!):-
01. Wider der Masse (Version)
02. Wider der Masse (Guitar Mix)
03. Halle des Bergkönigs, Schlossallee (Version)
04. Deutsche Passion (featuring UWE LAMMLA) (Long Version)
05. Bellum Sacrum Bellum!? (Short Version)
06. Europa Calling (Version with Forestier Poem)
07. Brechen Muss der Schwarze Bann (Version)
08. Satri Devi (Previously Unreleased)
09. Germanicum Metallicum (Remix)
10. Black Angel (DIJ Cover with female voice)
11. To the Sound of the Drums (Version)
12. Junge Wilde Tiere (Version)
13. War Intermezzo (Beauty of Life) (Fragment)
14. Let the World with the Sun Go Down (Version)
15. Torture Tactics (ACYLUM Remix)
16. Hochdeutsche Liebschaft (Immune System Remix)
17. Northern Sons Under Southern Skies (Remix by ACYLUM)


Record Label
Trutzburg Thule


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Pink Industry New Naked Technology – 2010 Remasters [Brazilian Import] £10.75
Review
Great British band (from Liverpool) created at the begining of 80s by Jayne Casey (former singer of PINK MILITARY) and Ambrose Reynolds (bass player and founder of the legendary FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD). Tadzio was later drafted in on guitar. The band mixes new wave and experimental sounds with sexy vocals.

During their career, PINK INDUSTRY made three full albums, some 12″ singles and one 7″, and recorded four Peel Sessions for the BBC. They split up in 1987 with Jayne going on to work in the business side of the music industry and Ambrose working on new music project USL, whilst Tadzio simply disappeared. Now, after almost 30 years since the band’s creation, here is a new compilation bringing together a wide selection of material, some of it previously unreleased, all of it completely remastered. Includes classics like “What I Wouldn’t Give”, “Pain of Pride”, “The Corpse” and “Empty Beach” – not to be missed!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. What I Wouldn’t Give
02. Don’t Let Go (12″ Version)
03. Extreme
04. Enjoy the Pain
05. State of Grace
06. Pain of Pride
07. New Aims
08. Ticket to Heaven (Remix)
09. Bound by Silence
10. Not Moving
11. Two Cultures
12. New Beginnings
13. This Is the Place
14. I Wish
15. The Corpse
16. Empty Beach
17. Walk Away
18. Stand Alone
19. No Defense
20. Cruel Garden
21. Is This the End?
Bonus Tracks:
22. Pain of Pride (Suck Version)
23. What I Wouldn’t Give (Mix 1995)
24. The Corpse (Absolute Version)


Record Label
Wave Records


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Nitzer Ebb Industrial Complex £15.75
Review
By releasing this exclusive picture vinyl edition of NITZER EBB’s latest album “Industrial Complex”, Black Rain continue their successful vinyl series, in which there are some great and well-known predecessors to this release, like WELLE ERDBALL, FEINDFLUG, DIE PERLEN and more.

When Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris formed a band in 1982 and started to record their first demos, they didn’t yet know that they were writing music history. Their sound was raw and unpolished, an electronic adaptation of the dying punk movement. With minimal funding, drums, a sequencer and McCarthy’s penetrating voice, they quickly came to stand as a synonym for a significant new musical genre: Electronic Body Music (or EBM for short). Through seminal albums such as “That Total Age”, “Belief” and “Ebbhead”, they continued to beat their own unique path, until they parted company after ten years.

However, this was not the end and recent reunion shows have proven that there is life still in the old ghost. As brilliant and relevant today as ever, they are now back with a brand new studio album, “Industrial Complex”. Opening with a rousing bassline, reminiscent of the wonderful “Murderous”, the opening track “Promises” sets the tone. McCarthy’s voice varies from offensive to fragile, with an arrangement rich in detail, edginess and energy. This album is like a bridge back in time to the 80s. Without doubt, this is the work of NITZER EBB, with the same level of complexity that characterises all their work, traversing the years to create a new modern sound for the present.

This special edition includes an exclusive remix by FEINDFLUG of the NITZER EBB track “Once You Say”, featuring the backing vocals from Martin Gore! Strictly limited to 500 numbered copies.


Format
Limited LP Pictiure Vinyl


Tracklisting
Side A:-
01. Promises
02. Once You Say
03. Never Known
04. Going Away
05. Hit You Back
06. Payroll

Side B:-
01. Down on Your Knees
02. I Don’t Know You
03. My Door Is Open
04. I Am Undone
05. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
06. Traveling
07. Once You Say (Remixed by FEINDFLUG)


Record Label
Black Rain


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Rammstein Haifisch £5.00
Review
Third single from RAMMSTEIN’s acclaimed sixth studio album “Liebe Ist für Alle Da” – a record that has topped the charts all over the world – and follow-up to the much talked about “Pussy” and “Ich Tu Dir Weh” singles and videos.

Since starting out 15 years ago, RAMMSTEIN have built up a reputation as a controversial, no-compromise, hugely successful and entertaining outfit, with a fiercely loyal and genuinely international following. Today, they stand head and shoulders above the competition as the greatest (musical) showmen on earth, with an incendiary stage performance that generally results in tickets for their concerts selling out in minutes.

In keeping with the RAMMSTEIN tradition of delivering top quality, value-for-money packages, the CD single will be a digipak housing an exclusive selection of bonus mixes.


Format
CDS Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Haifisch (Single Edit)
02. Haifisch (Haiswing Remix by OLSEN INVOLTINI)
03. Rammlied (HURTS Remix)
04. Ich Tu Dir Weh (SCHWEFELGELB Remix)


Record Label
Spinefarm


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Derniere Volonte Immortel £15.75
Review
“Immortel”, DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ’s fifth studio album has been four years in the making and marks their fifteenth anniversary as a band.

It is a huge development from the former style which redefines the term ‘military pop’ to a more homogeneous, less neo-classical but much more modern sound. More electronic but organic at the same time, the new album re-invents this style of music, which has been a huge influence on Geoffroy D since his early days. The themes on “Immortel” are affected by Geffroy’s books, movies and personal experiences, but also reflect in general his personal feelings about beloved people and their spirits – that which is, and always will be, present in our souls and memories.

“Immortel” is another milestone in the ouevre of one of France’s most interesting bands from the underground scene and will certainly attract fans from the early days as well as appealing to a lot of new fans from other musical scenes.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Ici Bas
02. Languissant
03. Mon Orage
04. Rien à Aimer
05. Impossible
06. Le Plus Secret
07. Fragile
08. Trop Tard
09. Maintenant
10. Á Jamais
11. Immortel
12. Peut Être
13. Le Mal Que Tu Me Fais
14. Au Loin


Record Label
HauRuck!


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Derniere Volonte Immortel £25.75
Review
This very special vinyl edition is strictly limited to 888 copies. The LP comes in a specially embossed and spot-varnished gatefold cover, and will include an exclusive bonus 7″ sinlge containing a song not featured on the CD.


Format
Limited LP Vinyl + 7″ Vinyl


Tracklisting
01. Ici Bas
02. Languissant
03. Mon Orage
04. Rien à Aimer
05. Impossible
06. Le Plus Secret
07. Fragile
08. Trop Tard
09. Maintenant
10. Á Jamais
11. Immortel
12. Peut Être
13. Le Mal Que Tu Me Fais
14. Au Loin


Record Label
HauRuck!


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Various Artists Transmission – 30 Years with(out) Ian Curtis £14.50
Review
A great compilation of songs, many of them specially recorded for this the third volume in Infrastition’s “Transmission” series.

The third volume is entirely dedicated to Ian Kevin Curtis, legendary leader and singer of JOY DIVISION, who passed away 30 years ago. These eighteen recordings the result of deep devotion from the participating artists to the work and life of a singer who died at far too young an age and who left a lasting hole in the music scene.

“Transmission” 3 is a sort of ‘French incarnation’ of this deep devotion to a musician and to a band who have influenced the dark and electronic music scenes for over 30 years. Many big names from the French alternative scene contributed and the tracklist reads like a “who’s who” of the French coldwave scene of the 80s and 90s!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. AIN SOPH AUR – Something Must Break
02. BABEL 17 – The Sound of Music
03. CHARLES DE GOAL – Insight
04. CLAIR OBSCUR – Decades
05. COLLECTION D’ARNELL ANDREA – Isolation
06. COMPLOT – Transmission
07. DC SHELL – Atmosphere
08. EXCES NOCTURNE – Ceremony
09. FEMME FATALE – Heart and Soul
10. GUERRE FROIDE – Shadowplay
11. HIDE & SEEK – The Eternal
12. LES CONSEILLERS TECHNIQUES – Warsaw
13. LITTLE NEMO – Love Will Tear Us Apart
14. NO TEARS – She’s Lost Control
15. OPERA MULTISTEEL – Isolation
16. TANIT – The Only Mistake
17. THAT SUMMER – Disorder
18. WALLENBERG – Day of the Lords


Record Label
Infrastition


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Various Artists Transmission Nederlands £14.50
Review
The Netherlands, Holland to some (though incorrectly – Holland is just a part of The Netherlands), the lowlands by the North Sea. Clogs, windmills, tulips, dikes and (semi-)legal soft drugs. And in the 80s, mass unemployment, a strong anti-nuke campaign and squatting: the perfect, solid basis for making your own music. No pressure for time or money. As the Dutch writer Martin Bril once noted: “in the 80s we were all on the dole, bought a record, made cassettes of it for all our friends and did a nice hand coloured cover around it” – which is perhaps a happier remembrance of the 80s than something grey and dull.

If there is anything that connects the musicians on this collection, it’s this shared background. The ‘do-it-yourself’ ethic, an aesthetic of (post-)punk which runs through all of this, and not just in regard to music, but also in organising your own fun. NEXDA with their cassette shop and stage Studio 12 in Haarlem, or YOUNG LIONS’ Harold Schellinx with Wally van Middendorp of MINNY POPS and their “Ultra” series.

After twenty-five years hardly anyone on this compilation creates music like this; everybody went on to pursue other interests, inside or outside music. But then lots of these musicians started in a completely different place too: THE VISITOR were once a folk band, members of MEKANIK KOMMANDO played jazz rock, while members of NEXDA were busking in France (and after NEXDA went back to just doing that).

Following mass unemployment and nuclear threat, we all went on to get a job, a house and shares. But it’s hardly a surprise that this compilation arrives at the lowest economic ebb since… well, the 80s. It’s the paradox of the new economy, the job, the house and the shares. This is hardly a movement as such, hardly cold wave, but mere garage music (rather than the home tapers in their bedrooms), side-stepping pop music. Cold wave? It’s no longer the 80s, it’s 2010. The coldest winter in years, still a cold Dutch wave.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. BAZOOKA – Mis
02. CATASTROPHE BIZARRE – Lobotomy
03. COÏTUS INT.- Shrill Screams
04. DAS WESEN – Loosing Anger
05. DESERT CORBUSIER – Can’t Stay Too Long in This House
06. ENSEMBLE PITTORESQUE – The Mouthshut
07. FLUE – Some-times
08. MECANO – Links
09. MEKANIK KOMMANDO – Birds
10. NASMAK – Eleven
11. NEON – Standing on the Other Side
12. NEXDA – Untitled from Flexi
13. PEE DEE – Tiuri
14. STÖRUNG – Dimensie 4
15. THE GENTRY – Desperate Day
16. THE VISITOR – Liquid and Crystalline
17. TON LEBBINK – Stil Thuis
18. VICE – Extort


Record Label
Infrastition


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Taste of Decay 1984-1986 £14.50
Review
The Mannequin and Infrastition labels are always searching for forgotten and truly awesome gems from the 80s underground. Here, they introduce this great post punk band, based in Harrislee (Germany) which was in existance from June 1984 until August 1986 – splitting after a few live appearances in Flensburg and Kiel. TASTE OF DECAY recorded two Tapes, but their most important publication was “The Calling”, a self-produced 7″ EP with five tracks, nowdays nearly impossible to find. This CD is a re-issue of that EP from 1986, plus their first demo tape from 1984.

Limited edition of 500 copies.


Format
Limited CD Digipak


Tracklisting
The Calling EP:
01. Calling
02. You Are Gone
03. Factory
04. This Station
05. Somewhere
First Demo Tape:
06. Returning
07. Ice Age
08. My Heartbeat
09. The Shining
10. Another World
11. Calling
12. A Taste of Decay
13. Twilight
14. Voices
15. Your Blood
16. The Garden
17. Children of the Fire


Record Label
Infrastition/Mannequin


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Von Thronstahl Conscriptvm £17.50
Review
A double CD of rare, new and unreleased material from German legends VON THRONSTAHL! The sounds range from orchestral, industrial, neofolk, military pop and and martial rock. Around 140 minutes of music presented in a luxurious six-panel digipak.


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Reisswolf (Version)
02. Junges Europa (Version)
03. Domovino (Version)
04. Deutsche Passion (collaboration with SPREU & WEIZEN featuring UWE LAMMLA)
05. Germanium Metallicum (Version)
06. Mit Fester Hand (Version – Tribute to ALLERSEELEN)
07. Northern Sons Under Southern Skies
08. Gammastrahlen-Lamm (Germania Incognita Mix)
09. Stalingrad – Golgatha (Version)
10. Sturmzeit (Schachmatt Mix)
11. Zerstört und Auferstanden
12. Nem Nem Soha (collaboration with STURMAST)
13. Patientin, 25 Jahre

Disc 2:-
01. Schuld & Sühne
02. Tiefland (Version)
03. Waldgang (Version)
04. Götterdämmerung in Ruinen
05. Flut, Trance, Traum
06. Gloomy White Sunday (ROBERTO LEYO Mix)
07. Cafe Roma Memorial March
08. Alhambra (Al Andalus Mix)
09. The Baltic Partisan (Interpretation)
10. Runes & Men (Flute Interpretation)
11. Mars macht Mobil III
12. European Amazon
13. The Saints Are Coming (Interpretation)
14. Ein Tag Durch den Tross (Cornet Fragment)
15. Wir Tragen Keine Schuld


Record Label
Cold Spring


Release Date
25th May 2010

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Machinefabriek Daas £13.50
Review
The tracks on “Daas” have been carefully picked to form a provoking, haunting journey. What they all have in comon is a sense of nostalgic graininess. As with the music of PHILIP JECK, THE CARETAKER and WILLIAM BASINSKI, these tracks are full of degrading melodies and dusty ambience.

“Daas” is the previously unreleased opening track of the album, and feautures contributions by the great RICHARD SKELTON. This track was made as a reaction to the piece “Koploop”. “Flotter”, “Koploop” and “Grom” were previously available on small run self-released 3″ CDRs. Sold out for some time now, these tracks deserved a wider audience. They seem to have come from the same galaxy, making perfect sense when put together. “Onkruid” was a track previously released on “A Room Forever”, as an expensive and extremely limited 12″ boxset – also now brought to a wider audience.

Packaged in a four-panel matt digipak.


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Daas
02. Flotter
03. Onkruid
04. Koploop
05. Grom


Record Label
Cold Spring


Release Date
24th May 2010

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Fire In The Head Confessions of a Narcissist £13.50
Review
Quite possibly the final release for this tumultuous force in U.S. power electronics. This release features artwork created specifically for the disc by Nick Blinko (RUDIMENTARY PENI). F/I/T/H was conceived as a cathartic outlet to explore and ratify the delusions and social perversions resultant of psychosis and the darker side of man’s conflicted dual nature. Guest artists include Nick Blinko (RUDIMENTARY PENI) on vocals and J. Randall (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED) on additional electronics.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Gag Order
02. I’m Not Here to Coexist, I’m Here to Win
03. Home Is Where the Wh*re Is
04. Psychotic Underground Mark II
05. Get the Rope
06. Narcissist’s Mantra
07. A Means to What End
08. The Machinery of Death
09. Home Invasion
10. Complacency Is Your Disgrace
11. The Magi
12. Some Dreams Last Forever
13. Gag Order (Choked Again)


Record Label
Cold Spring


Release Date
24th May 2010

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Sweet William Brighter Than the Sun £14.50
Review
After a long hiatus of twelve years without any official new releases, German cult band SWEET WILLIAM (known for acclaimed releases on Hyperium and Dion Fortune) strike back with a splendid new CD! It is packed with 68 minutes of all-new material, in the form of fourteen tracks of dark electronic rock music combined with typical SWEET WILLIAM psychedelic elements that take you on a journey through the depths of the human emotional condition.

The music changes from track to track – telling stories of lost souls and stories of hope, followed by songs that let the world shine again by creating warm and shimmering atmospheres. Electronic elements, loops combined with real drums, guitars, driving bass lines, strings, pianos and the characteristic vocals come together to form to a musical experience that is hard to find these days. You’ll hear slow, smooth pieces spilling over into fast electronic numbers, tracks of longer than six minutes as well as pop-art songs of just three and half. The new SWEET WILLIAM album “Brighter Than the Sun” shows the many faces of this band, the ability to surprise the listener with new elements while never leaving the typical sound that they’ve forged during their long existence. Don’t miss this great and surprising come-back!


Format
CD Digipak


Tracklisting
01. Be Around
02. Lonely Bedroom
03. Creature
04. Brighter Than the Sun
05. Never Leave
06. Shimmer
07. So Long
08. Timeless
09. Reflection
10. Transsize
11. Backflow
12. Alright
13. Outro
14. Nowhere Rd


Record Label
D-Monic


Release Date
17th May 2010

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Andy Bell Call On Me £4.75
Review
New single from ANDY BELL of ERASURE, taken from his forthcoming solo album, “Non-Stop”. Featuring an exclusive bonus track, “Had It All”, plus remixes of the title track from WYDA PRODUCTIONS (Eddie Craig and Jim Sullivan of the WIDEBOYS whose previous remixes include RIHANNA and TAIO CRUZ featuring LUDACRIS), VINCE CLARKE, CHICAGO’s HEY CHAMP and DEADBOY (described by Clash as “the next future garage mastermind destined to blow up in 2010”).


Format
CDS


Tracklisting
01. Call On Me (WYDA PRODUCTIONS Remix)
02. Had It All
03. Call On Me
04. Call On Me (VINCE CLARKE Remix)
05. Call On Me (HEY CHAMP Remix)
06. Call On Me (DEADBOY Remix)


Record Label
Mute


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Marsheaux Breakthrough £7.50
Review
Single taken from the latest album “Lumineux Noir”. Eight remixes plus the unavailable elsewhere “How Does It Feel?”. Comes into a jewel case with four-page booklet. This Undo collector’s rdition is strictly limited to just 300 copies. Previously only available through Undo Records or the official MARSHEAUX Forum.


Format
Limited MCD


Tracklisting
01. Breakthrough (Radio Edit) (click to listen)
02. How Does It Feel? (click to listen)
03. Breakthrough (Extended Remix) (click to listen)
04. Breakthrough (FOTONOVELA Remix) (click to listen)
05. Breakthrough (AUTO AUTO Remix) (click to listen)
06. Breakthrough (Marsheauxxxx Remixxxx Edit) (click to listen)
07. Breakthrough (Marsheauxxxx Remixxxx) (click to listen)
08. Breakthrough (FRANKENSPACE Mix) (click to listen)
09. Breakthrough (TAREQ Remix) (click to listen)


Record Label
Undo Records


Release Date
5th Nov 2009

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Rome Nos Chants Perdus £16.75
Review
Over a series of remarkable concept albums, the Luxembourgish band ROME have developed a totally unique ‘poetry of longing’ which rings out from a dark melancholic mist of rootlessness and which gives expression to a comprehensive feeling of modern forlornness.

The protagonists of ROME’s music are the unintentional ‘rebels’ of Camus (“The Rebel”; original title “L’Homme Révolté”), contemporaries from the turbulent epochs of the 20th century: the banished and the hunted; the despised and the misunderstood – always enemies of dictatorship. This is what the songs of Jerome Reuter are about, firmly in the tradition of his declared heroes JACQUES BREL and LÉO FERRÉ, (on earlier albums also TOM WAITS and NICK CAVE). As regards content, ROME are inspired by world literature and the observant listener will be able to detect references to and quotations from Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, Jean-Paul Satre and Jean Genet serving to create a new kind of intertextuality between word and sound.

Following on from their EP “L’Assassin” ROME assiduously develop their sound further on the minimalistic, simple singer-songwriter album “Nos Chants Perdus”, slowly leaving the apocalyptic realms behind them. Catchy melodies, which exude the timeless atmosphere of the metropolis on the Seine, impress themselves on the memory. The sonorous voice bears the weltschmerz as well as the yearning for freedom and peace. Despite the French songtitles the lyrics are primarily performed in English, while the music is constructed primarily with acoustic instruments: piano, guitar, touches of strings, accordion. The band have largely relinquished electronic elements, which marks this album out as a further stride in the work of this act.

“Nos Chants Perdus” by ROME is an exceptional and valuable example of the art of singer-songwriting, the likes of which hasn’t been heard in this concentration and with such gravity for a long time.

The strictly limited first edition comes as a CD in digibook format – a hardcover book bound in linen with special black hotfoil debossing, a 40-page additional booklet, plus a semi-matte art print on high-quality paper and with elaborate “Singer” thread stitching. Includes all lyrics and photographs by Achim Webel.


Format
Limited CD Digibook


Tracklisting
01. L’Homme Révolté (click to listen)
02. Les Deracines (click to listen)
03. Le Chatiment du Traitre (click to listen)
04. L’Assassin (click to listen)
05. Le Vertige du Vide (click to listen)
06. Les Exigences de la Foi (click to listen)
07. La Commune (click to listen)
08. Sous la Dague (click to listen)
09. Les Isles Noires (click to listen)
10. Un Adieu à la Folie (click to listen)
11. La Rose et la Hache (click to listen)
12. Chanson de Gestes (click to listen)


Record Label
Trisol


Release Date
14th May 2010

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Rhombus Open the Sky £10.00
Review
RHOMBUS are regarded as one of the finest goth rock bands to emerge from England in many years. Mixing male and female vocals with swirling guitars and driving bass, they combine some of the best elements of traditional 80s/90s UK goth with their own, more modern, distinctive approach. The songs are well crafted and catchy, possessing both depth and a sharp sense of humour.

The latest album “Open the Sky” takes the band to a new level. Now with a settled line-up bringing an additional songwriter to the group, this album was written and produced by all four members together over last year. Each of the four brings a myriad of different styles to the melting pot with plenty of light and shade, poignancy, power and passion. The production is the best RHOMBUS have delivered so far, thanks in no small part to Stephen Carey (THE EDEN HOUSE) coming on board to handle the mixing duties.

Rhombus play Goth Rock and are proud to do so. “Open the Sky” is definitely set to be one of the most exciting releases of 2010.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Lightning Strikes Twice (click to listen)
02. 4472 (click to listen)
03. Open the Sky (click to listen)
04. Addiction FFS (click to listen)
05. Almost Everything (click to listen)
06. Denied (click to listen)
07. One Day More (click to listen)
08. Leave You to Burn (click to listen)
09. Anywhere (click to listen)
10. Into the Rain (click to listen)


Record Label
Model’s Own


Release Date
15th Jan 2010

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Decoded Feedback Aftermath £12.50
Review
During the past five years DECODED FEEDBACK have gone through the most difficult time in their history. After release of their last album release “Combustion” on Out of Line in 2005, the Canadian duo had to venture forth along a twisted alley full of private setbacks. But as is often the case, personal crises can trigger the strongest creative energies.

Crackling with such renewed powers, DECODED FEEDBACK now unleash “Aftermath”, an utterly remarkable and intense album. We stand in awe of their unmistakable combination of pulsating basslines and angelic synth melodies (as witnessed on “Silent Killer” and “Proteus Syndrome”), as well as nostalgic references to the old school dark wave of the 80s (“Dark Reflections”, “Shelter Me”), and sprinkling of electropop (“Affliction”). Full-bodied and varied, “Aftermath” stands between feelings and moods with unexpected sonic landscapes. Never before could it be said that DECODED FEEDBACK have been this melodically oriented as they are now in 2010. Even in this project’s 17th year of existence, there is no lack of innovation or variation. It should also now be obvious to everyone that this project are at the top league in sound engineering, as is the case with most ensembles from the Canadian electronic scene.

Faithful fans will be delighted to hear on “Aftermath” exactly what they expected to find on DECODED FEEDBACK’s latest album and will undoubtedly also be won over by its enriching new influences. This release is also certain to gain the admiration and accolade of new listeners unfamiliar with the band, and in so doing, will bolster their popularity by several more orders of magnitude.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Silent Killer (click to listen)
02. Eternity Falls (click to listen)
03. Death Control (click to listen)
04. Affliction (click to listen)
05. Proteus Syndrome (click to listen)
06. Dark Reflections (click to listen)
07. Decompress (click to listen)
08. Shelter Me (click to listen)
09. Translucent (click to listen)
10. Demons (click to listen)


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
15th May 2010

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Uberbyte EXS £12.00
Review
Nothing exceeds like EXS. Or so Brit-Industrial mavericks UBERBYTE would insist.

Their third album stands as a defiantly different, brutal beast of a record. Far heavier than their prior work and possessed of a supercharged attitude that propels their music into unexpected realms of twisted weirdness and aggression. Without a doubt one of the most controversial and devisive records of 2010.

Citing punk ethics, powernoise aggression and electro grooves, UBERBYTE have gone out their way to create an unpredictable collection of material that swaggers between the tongue-in-cheek and rip-snorting psychosis. Raw and personal, and unwilling to play by any rule book, be prepared for a release that will pummel the listener into submission through a vicious streak unlike any other.

There’s never quite been a record like it. Economic and imaginative by turn, this is uneasy listening of the most disturbing kind. Powered by one of the scene’s most deranged imaginations and leaking bitterness, rage and insanity, “EXS” is here. Prepare to feel the pain.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. EXS (click to listen)
02. Break You (click to listen)
03. If Something Gets Hard (Fuck It) (click to listen)
04. The Miracle (click to listen)
05. Almighty & Relentless (click to listen)
06. Dein Himmel (click to listen)
07. Insecto (click to listen)
08. Hail to the Freak (click to listen)
09. The Lie (click to listen)
10. The Black Classroom (click to listen)
11. If Something Gets Hard (Fuck It) (Remix by NOISUF-X) (click to listen)
12. Hail to the Freak (Freeq Remix by XP8) (click to listen)
13. The Black Classroom (Held Captive Remix by C/A/T) (click to listen)


Record Label
Crunch Pod


Release Date
11th May 2010

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Placebo Covers £9.75
Review
For the first time since its release as a limited bonus disc to 2003’s album “Sleeping with Ghosts”, PLACEBO’s “Covers” album will be made available physically as an album in its own right.

“Covers” brings together ten songs which were featured as B-sides, radio sessions, on soundtracks and tribute albums. It’s an incredibly eclectic selection of tracks, ranging from artists as diverse as KATE BUSH, ALEX CHILTON, SERGE GAINSBOURG and BONEY M.


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Running Up That Hill (KATE BUSH) (click to listen)
02. Where Is My Mind (XFM Live Version) (THE PIXIES) (click to listen)
03. Bigmouth Strikes Again (THE SMITHS) (click to listen)
04. Johnny and Mary (ROBERT PALMER) (click to listen)
05. 20th Century Boy (T-REX) (click to listen)
06. The Ballad of Melody Nelson (‘Ballade de Melody Nelson’) (SERGE GAINSBOURG)(click to listen)
07. Holocaust (ALEX CHILTON) (click to listen)
08. I Feel You (DEPECHE MODE) (click to listen)
09. Daddy Cool (BONEY M) (click to listen)
10. Jackie (SINEAD O’CONNOR) (click to listen)


Record Label
EMI


Release Date
3rd May 2010

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Pecadores Rogai Por Nós, Pecadores! [Brazilian Import] £13.75
Review
Two years after their debut album “10% for Jesus”, the Brazilian band PECADORES are back with a new CD.

To understand the band’s concept one must learn about its general context: PECADORES isn’t only music, it’s theatre, behaviour, and social criticism. It’s impossible to fit PECADORES’ sonority into any style previously known. PECADORES go far beyond pigeonholes, and the band themselves don’t classify their music as either EBM or industrial. Although it has an electronic basis, the style is very diverse; it goes from goth to industrial to electro and back again. The lyrics tell a lot about the reality of Brazilian religions which very often exploits the poorest and most desperate people, those looking for miracles to sort out their problems. Opportunism feeding on ignorance.

However, the band also possess a great sense of humour, usually a dark one, as demonstrated the tone of the lyrics, and the nature of their live concerts, which are attended by a legion of fans in PECADORES’ homeland. These live concerts are the band’s highlight. In a musical environment where lack of creativity very often prevails, PECADORES create a unique musicality from different elements, bringing something new to the underground scene, including lots of samples taken from local cults and Brazilian percussion together with electronic drums. Listeners will find Brazilian mysticism in PECADORES’ peculiar songs, never seen before in the goth/industrial scene.


Format
Limited 2CD


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Deus é Fiel? (click to listen)
02. Exú Caveira (click to listen)
03. Zé do Caixão (click to listen)
04. Quem Não Morre Não Vê Deus
05. Encosto
06. Zé Pilintra (click to listen)
07. Hell Is Fine (click to listen)
08. Paranóia
09. Rogai Por Nós, Pecadores!
10. Humility
11. Espírito Maligno
12. Quem Não Morre Não Vê Deus (Remix by NAHTAIVEL)
13. Humility (Creepy Remix by MECHANICAL MOTH)

Disc 2:-
01. Livrai-Nos Do Mal, Amem
02. Encost (Remixed VON RITSCHTOFEN)
03. Ave Maria Chega De Graça
04. Blood Rain
05. Maldição
06. Deus é Fiel? (MECHANICAL MOTH N.E.O. Remix)
07. Segura… De Deus
08. Quem Não Morre Não Vê Deus (MIDNIGHT’MARE Remix)


Record Label
Wave Records


Release Date
12th Feb 2010

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Rummelsnuff Sender Karlshorst £13.75
Review
Berlin-based muscle man Roger Baptist is RUMMELSNUFF, a combination of testosterone-laden body building aesthetics, brute maritime romanticism and comic-book hero; a strange, yet fascinating icon who spawns a steadily-growing fan base and has generated quite some buzz in the press.

Two years after releasing his debut album, the captain is on the air again with fifteen songs of even greater stylistic and instrumental variety than on his first outing. Be it the sad but beautiful shanty “Salzig Schmeckt der Wind”, the synthetic rockabilly sound of “Donnerbolzen” or the rough electronic culture of songs like “Eindruck schinden”, “Pumper” and “Winterlied”, Baptist is happily ignoring all standard genre boundaries while sporting a thoroughly identifiable and unique sound.

Basing his music on a minimal electro foundation that he effectively garnishes with all sorts of sonic experiments, a healthy dose of weirdness and his trademark hoarse voice, RUMMELSNUFF is one of the most unique acts in German-language popular music. The pre-album release digital single “Freier Fall”, for instance, sounds as if MAX SCHMELING, TOM WAITS, DER PLAN and RAMMSTEIN have come together to record a collaborative song. “Sender Karlshorst” will be broadcasting its raw “Strom-Musik” on all frequencies from May 14!


Format
CD


Tracklisting
01. Der Heizer (click to listen)
02. Freier Fall (click to listen)
03. Eindruck Schinden (click to listen)
04. Donnerbolzen (click to listen)
05. Pumper (click to listen)
06. Salzig Schmeckt der Wind (click to listen)
07. Mandy (click to listen)
08. Winterlied (click to listen)
09. Nathalie (click to listen)
10. Boxerlied (click to listen)
11. Der Sieg Ist Pflicht (click to listen)
12. Stalinallee (click to listen)
13. Wolgastrom (click to listen)
14. Wenn Du aus dem Leben Schwindest (click to listen)
15. Hombres Hombres (click to listen)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
15th May 2010

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Signal Aout 42 Transformation £13.03
Review
After a hiatus of more than ten years, Belgian cult-Electro-group Signal Aout 42 return with a Brand new album ! In the 80’s and early 90’s, SA 42 ( along with their compatriots, Front 242 ) helped shape the budding EBM / Electro scene with a seamless array of club hits that included classics such as “Waterdome”, “Dead Is Calling” and “Submarine Dance”…

Their “Immortal Collection” release bore the catalogue number OUT 001 ( thus kick starting Germany’s premiere Electro label Out Of Line ) and as such this comeback is a rather special one for Out of Line. SA 42 return with a double release on “Transformation” revigorating their trademark sound over the duration of two CD’s that still sounds as fresh and innovative as when they first started out, more than twenty years ago. Massive soundscapes evolve into hard hitting EBM-onslaughts with hammering sequencers, often crossing the border into harder Industrial realms. The raw and dark voice of Jacky Meurisse has not lost any of its special appeal and the band easily outdo most Electro pretenders with their energetic and dynamic presence. Signal Aout 42 have retained two qualities that so many bands lack today : a characteristic identity and a distinctive sound… one that will still shake any club and that builds up an atmosphere that few can match.


Format
2CD Digipak


Tracklisting
Disc 1:-
01. Hell Gate (click to listen)
02. So Beautiful (click to listen)
03. Misfortune To The Loser (click to listen)
04. Don’t Worry (click to listen)
05. One Night In The Other Side (click to listen)
06. Transformation (click to listen)
07. Religion (click to listen)

Disc 2:-
01. Last Kiss (click to listen)
02. Arrestation (click to listen)
03. No Regret (click to listen)
04. Little Angel (click to listen)
05. The Last Day (click to listen)
06. Live Less (click to listen)
07. Langemark (click to listen)


Record Label
Out of Line


Release Date
31st Aug 2007

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TICKETS
The Shadowdaze Weekend Manchester (Fri 25th to Sun 27th June 2010) £32.50
Promoter
DJ Lucretius and Gog Promotions


Date
27th Jun 2010


Line Up
Inkubus Sukkubus
Jacquy Bitch
Uninvited Guest
Having Thin Moonshine
Johnny Normal
Dyonisis
Alice Moving Under Skies
Twenty Six Tears
Eleventh Fear
Analog Angel
Resist
Global Citizen
Curse of the Vampire
Luxury Stranger


Additional Info
Plus Guest DJs and Party

Special price available now, order now before the increase.


Venue
The Zoo, 126 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HL


Doors
Varies

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KMFDM London (Sun 4th Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
4th Jul 2010


Line Up
KMFDM
Inertia
SPCECO
AlterRed


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
6.30pm

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KMFDM Wolverhampton (Thurs 1st Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
1st Jul 2010


Line Up
KMFDM
AlterRed
Deadfilmstar


Venue
The Slade Rooms, North Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1RQ


Doors
7.00pm

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KMFDM Manchester (Fri 2nd Jul 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
2nd Jul 2010


Line Up
KMFDM
AlterRed
Resist


Venue
Academy 3, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR


Doors
7.00pm

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Infest Infest 2010 (3 day ticket) £53.00
Promoter
Terminal Productions


Date
27th Aug 2010


Line Up
Project Pitchfork
Rotersand
De/Vision
Nachtmahr
[X]-Rx
Agonoize
Ayria
Patenbrigade: Wolff
Memmaker
Heimstatt Yipotash
Parralox
Northern Kind
Concrete Lung
Mandro1d


Additional Info

Please note that the price above INCLUDES a booking fee to cover processing costs.

Delivery Options:

Customers may choose for their tickets to be delivered in the post (incurring postage charges), or collect them on the door at the start of the event. Those opting to have their tickets posted must choose Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (outside the UK), due to the high value of the tickets.

Customers opting for ‘Collect on Door’ should pay for standard postage and email us atinfo@musicnonstop.co.uk, quoting your order number. We will then refund your postage!

If we receive any orders not conforming to these rules we will contact you to discuss your options.

We apologise for the convoluted order process. We will endeavour to re-code our website to enable only the above options shortly, but we wanted to make tickets available as soon as possible for customers.


Venue
University of Bradford Student Union, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK


Doors
Friday 27th Aug – 8pm
Saturday 28th Aug – 3pm
Sunday 29th Aug – 3pm

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Front Line Assembly London (Tues 20th July 2010) £17.00
Promoter
Armalyte Industries / Tidal Concerts


Date
20th Jul 2010


Line Up
Front Line Assembly
Je$us Loves Amerika
Concrete Lung


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
7.00pm

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Summer Darkness 2010 Utrecht, Netherlands (13-15th August 2010) £62.50
Promoter
Summer Darkness


Date
13th Aug 2010


Line Up
From 13-15th August, the Summer Darkness Festival will take place in the heart of The Netherlands: the city of Utrecht. Only 20 minutes away from Amsterdam, this city has an unique gothic centre and a diversity of small clubs (max. capacity of 1,000 people) where And One, DAF, Leaetherstrip, Clan of Xymox, Amduscia and In Strict Confidence amongst others will play. A quick glance at this years line-up, plus the ones from previous years, will show Summer Darkness brings together a varied array of bands and genres today’s underground has to offer. Gothrock, retro-wave, gothic-metal, avant-garde, dark ambient, hellectro, medieval, neo-folk, EBM, darkwave, synthpop, industrial rock, futurepop, trash vogue, neo-classical or noise; take your pick, its all there.

Your ticket gives you admittance to music venues, film theatres, literature and science programmes at the University of Utrecht, fashion shows, classical music in churches, urban games, a gothic market, museums and unique crossover collaborations all around the city centre. The confirmed artists are listed below. Please check the Summer Darkness website for updates and scheduling.

And One | DAF | Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) | Leaetherstrip | Project Pitchfork | Clan of Xymox | In Strict Confidence | Grendel | Amduscia | W.A.S.T.E. | Spiritual Front | Nachtmahr | Alter Der Ruine | Diorama | Dive | Aesthetic Perfection | Faith & The Muse | Ianva | Orfeo | Bacio Di Tosca | Mono Amine | Jannerwein | Ball Noir | The Beauty of Gemina | Zwarte Poezie | Kelten Zonder Grenzen | Sopor Aeternus Cinema Obscure

More to be announced….


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and events from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
City Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands


Doors
8:00pm on 13th Aug 2010

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DAF London (Sat 27th Nov 2010) £24.50
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
27th Nov 2010


Line Up
DAF
Plus Special Guests


Additional Info
Exclusive UK Show


Venue
O2 Academy, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS


Doors
6.00pm

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Front Line Assembly Sheffield (Sun 18th Jul 2010) £14.50
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
18th Jul 2010


Line Up
Front Line Assembly
Plus Support


Additional Info
Heavy pounding beats, atmospheric strings, percolating melodies, dynamic synths and Bill Leeb’s trademark vocals couldn’t be fused together any tighter if you tried to do it at an atomic level.


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Fear Factory Sheffield (Weds 4th Aug 2010) £17.00
Promoter
The Corporation


Date
4th Aug 2010


Line Up

Special Bloodstock Warm-Up Show
Fear Factory
Beholder
Plus Support


Additional Info
FEAR FACTORY pioneered a combination of the styles death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and industrial metal. The resultant sound proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene from the mid-90s and onwards.


Venue
The Corporation, Milton Street, Sheffield S1 4JU


Doors
7.00pm

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Peter Murphy London (Thurs 5th Aug 2010) £20.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
5th Aug 2010


Line Up
Peter Murphy
Plus Support


Additional Info
50% Solo / 50% Bauhaus


Venue
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QP


Doors
7.00pm

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CombiChrist London (Wed 4th Aug 2010) £18.00
Promoter
Flag Promotions


Date
4th Aug 2010


Line Up
Combichrist
Plus Support


Venue
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, London, NW1 8QP


Doors
7.00pm

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Gothic Festival Waregem, Belgium (16th-18th July 2010) £70.50
Promoter
The Black Cave


Date
16th Jul 2010


Line Up
From the 16th to 18th July once again The Black Cave presents the GOTHIC FESTIVAL in Waregem, Belgium. Featuring a top quality line-up across the Goth and Industrial genres, on two stages and across three days, there’s sure to be plenty of acts for everyone.

The final schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY 16TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– COVENANT
– UMBRA ET IMAGO
– FUNKER VOGT
– THE HOUSE OF USHER
– WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
– MILDREDA

Club-Stage:

– SEX GANG CHILDREN
– ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
– FADERHEAD
– TRIARII
– FGFC 820
– VOID OF SADNESS

SATURDAY 17TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– SKINNY PUPPY
– FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
– ANNE MARIE HURST
– NOSFERATU
– TRIORE
– MILITIA

Club-Stage:

– IN THE NURSERY
– YELWORC
– DIVE
– ARCANA
– NARSILION
– SEVENTH HARMONIC

SUNDAY 18TH OF JULY

Main-stage:

– VNV NATION
– ALIEN SEX FIEND
– UNHEILIG
– RABIA SORDA
– STAR INDUSTRY
– VIC ANSELMO

Club-Stage:

– FAITH AND THE MUSE
– SPECTRA*PARIS
– THE EDEN HOUSE
– BETTINA KOSTER
– THE EXPLODING BOY
– ERATO

Please check the Gothic Festival website for updates, scheduling, location, accommodation, etc.


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and events from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July 2010. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
Expo Waregem, Zuiderlaan 20, Waregem 8790, Belgium


Doors
16th July 2010 (Doors TBC)

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GothicFest 2010 Steenwijk, Netherlands (30th July 2010) £29.50
Promoter
GothicFest Netherlands


Date
30th Jul 2010


Line Up
At last, we have a serious gothic/EBM/industrial indoor festival in the north of the Netherlands. Just what you always wanted! It’s an air-conditioned indoor festival too, right next to the train station and has free parking!

GothicFest 2010 brings you a cracking line-up of, err, mainly industrial bands, with the usual market stalls, DJs, etc., on 30th July.

The final schedule is as follows:

– SKINNY PUPPY
– DAS ICH
– MINDLESS FAITH
– DESTROID
– MISERY
– ANGELSPIT
– THE CHAOS INDUSTRY
– CONTRAST
– DISMANTLED
– WE GOT THIS FAR

Please check the GothicFest 2010 website for updates, scheduling, location, accommodation, etc.


Additional Info
Ticket includes all bands and DJs. Accommodation must be booked separately.


Venue
The Meenthe, Stationsplein 1, 8331GM, Steenwijk, The Netherlands


Doors
30th July 2010 (Doors TBC)

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MNS TOP 10 SELLERS
Unscene Magazine Issue No. 8 £3.50
Format
Magazine+CD


Publisher
Unscene


Language
English


Release Date
1st May 2010

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Front Line Assembly Shifting Through the Lens £7.00
Format
CDS


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Rammstein Haifisch £5.00
Format
CDS Digipak


Record Label
Spinefarm


Release Date
31st May 2010

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Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device £12.50
Format
CD


Record Label
Dependent


Release Date
18th Jun 2010

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Marsheaux Breakthrough £7.50
Format
Limited MCD


Record Label
Undo Records


Release Date
5th Nov 2009

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Devolution Magazine Issue No. 24 £3.00
Format
Magazine+CD


Publisher
Devolution


Language
English


Release Date
12th Feb 2010

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Solemn Novena Kiss the Girls £12.50
Format
CD


Record Label
Alice In…


Release Date
28th May 2010

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Uberbyte EXS £12.00
Format
CD


Record Label
Crunch Pod


Release Date
11th May 2010

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Various Artists Electropop.4 £10.75
Format
Limited CD


Record Label
Conzoom


Release Date
4th Jun 2010

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The Cure Disintegration [Deluxe Edition] £18.75
Format
3CD


Record Label
Universal


Release Date
24th May 2010

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