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This week: Greetings! This week we are hyped and happy to start pre-orders for one of our favourite Toronto bands, who make their Metropolis Records debut this Spring: FRACTURED. Anyone who has had the lucky fortune to hear this act’s first CD or see them live knows exactly that they are one of the coolest things to hit the scene, and their second album confirms that they are truly a force to be reckoned with. We have lowered the price of this album and offer it for a limited time for 13.97. Order now or regret it forever! Next up, PROJECT PITCHFORK return with a special 2CD Anothology release, complete with limited T-shirt and ultra awesome packaging. The sets are highly limited and won’t be around forever, so please pre-order if you want a copy. You can always email us to reserve your T-shirt size! OUT OF LINE continues their electro onslaught with the release of the new AND ONE 2CD, 3 new TERMINAL CHOICE retrospective 2CDs, and re-issues of the in-demand MISS CONSTRUCTION and BLUTENGEL “soultaker” titles!!! Killing Joke releases a 3CD live album from their hit concert last year in London. Sopor Aeturnus returns with a new collector’s set including T-shirt, DVD, CD or LP, and a gorgeous digi-book. These sets are sure to sell out BEFORE release date, so order fast if you want a copy!! We are also bringing in the recent Sonic Seducer issues, 5 issues in all. These special magazines come with exclusive compilations, DVDs, and some of them even have EPs from Delerium, Absolute Body Control, and Deine Lakaien!! Trisol announces the release of new material from Mantus as well as Schwarzer Engel. Unheilig is ready to drop a massive live boxset that features 2 CDs, 2 DVDs, and a superb hardcover book! The Frozen Autumn release a limited 10″ (only 250 copies made!!). New titles from Crunchpod are now shipping: Uberbyte and Captive Six now in stock! And last but for sure not least, we got our hands on a few of those lovely Acid Mother’s Temple releases from Essence Music in Brazil. Definitely worth owning! Thank you for listening to GREAT music!!
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PROPS TO TORONTO: NEW FRACTURED ON METRO.
FRACTURED “BENEATH THE ASHES”
PRE-ORDER ONLY PRICE: $13.97!!
Founded by Nick Gorman in 2002, Fractured has become one of the leaders in Canadian Electro Industrial after releasing the album Only Human Remains on Dependent Records in 2005. Finally the band is back on track for 2010 with their sophomore release Beneath The Ashes, an uncompromising and unique blend of electronic styles, this album promises to change your perception of progressive and dark electronics forever. Released on Metropolis and available April 12, 2011.
01. Beneath The Ashes
02. For What?
03. You Are
05. Transcendental Rage For The Fundamentals
07. Save Me
08. Straight Jacket Fashion
10. Fly Away
11. We Bare These Scars
PROJECT PITCHFORK “FIRST ANTHOLOGY [COLLECTOR’S EDITION]”
INCLUDES LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT!
In the summer of 2010, PROJECT PITCHFORK put us through their infernally intense Dark Electro journey named “Continuum Ride”. It was nothing less than the temporary climax of an unparalleled career that dates back to the year 1991 and boasts impressive cornerstones: Two decades of musical history, 13 studio albums, hundreds of gigs and countless cover stories lie behind mastermind Peter Spilles and his comrades Dirk Scheuber and Jürgen Jansen. And still not even the faintest sign of fatigue, as the groundbreaking quality of “Continuum Ride” or a fantastic rank 21 in the German Album Charts impressively prove. In 2011, the full steaming PROJECT PITCHFORK machinery pauses for a moment to look back. Almost exactly 20 years ago, the first PROJECT PITCHFORK album “Dhyani” was released, a seminal work of German Dark Electro and one of the genres’ early milestones. Adequate to this anniversary, PROJECT PITCHFORK release the lavishly equipped best-of work “First Anthology” and invite to the most extensive and extraordinary journey through the first ten years of their history – from their very early steps to the founding of their label Candyland Entertainment up until their time with the major company East West. Two brimful CDs feature a total of 31 tracks from the first PROJECT PITCHFORK decade. But instead of simply sweeping the tracks together without giving them so much as a glance, every single song has been remastered and adapted to today’s’ production possibilities – with a special attention on conserving the atmosphere and characteristic sound inherent to the original versions. Consequently, “K.N.K.A.”, one of the first PROJECT PITCHFORK tracks ever, stands side by side with the ecstatic sound realms of the new millennium present in titles like the immortal “Timekiller”. Besides laborious reworks of unforgettable classics like “Existence” or “Endzeit”, the best-of also features the brandnew track “Burning” that has been exclusively written for this release, once more underlining the band’s extraordinary status. No question: PROJECT PITCHFORK wrote Dark Electro history. But only the impressive thickness of timeless songs and the extensive biography in the luxurious booklet make clear how important this band really is for the Gothic/Electro scene. “First Anthology” is nothing less than a summarized Dark Electro history in 31 chapters, a musical journey through the opus of a groundbreaking band whose songs have lost nothing of their impact. As PROJECT PITCHFORK retrospective and history of a genre combined, “First Anthology” is an essential collection of influential songs. This is all you need to know about Dark Electro. The ‘regular’ edition comes in 6-panel digipak and including a 28 pages booklet. Released on Trisol and available March 25th, 2011.
For the die-hard fans! The new PROJECT PITCHFORK Best Of plus a wonderful tshirt of this leading Dark Electro band.
FRONT: PROJECT PITCHFORK lettering and logo
BACK: Laurel wreath and slogan: “The more you change yourself – the more you change the others”
PRINT: White and silver on black t-shirt
T-SHIRT: 100% cotton
AVAILABLE SIZES: S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR REQUESTED TSHIRT SIZE!!
•Double-CD in luxurious 8-panel digipak in special 7“(!)-format
•64-pages extra-booklet (appr. 184 x 184 mm), precious artprint on high-quality paper (170 grams) with elaborate “Singer” thread stitching
•Booklet incl. an extensive biography (English and German) written by Björn Springorum (ORKUS) with numerous facts, stories and background information on PITCHFORK
•Booklet incl. an extensive picture gallery from Peter Spilles’ private archive with tons of unreleased photos from the past 20 years of PROJECT PITCHFORK
•All printed matters with special semi-matt finish
•Strictly limited to 2,000 copies
•The Tracklisting of the CDs is identic to the regular edition!
01 Burning (Bonus Track)
02 Carrion (Remastered)
03 Existence (Restored)
04 The Island (Remastered)
05 Conjure (Remastered)
06 The Longing (Remastered)
07 Renascence (Restored)
08 Caught In The Abattoir (Remastered)
09 Pan (Remastered)
10 I Live Your Dream – Extended (Remastered)
11 Io (Remastered)
12 Alpha Omega – Extended (Remastered)
13 Lie On Grass (Remastered)
14 God Wrote (Remastered)
15 Entity (Remastered)
01 The Gate (Restored)
02 Carnival (Remastered)
03 Ruins Of Ignorance (Remastered)
04 En Garde (Remastered)
05 Terra Incognita (Restored)
06 Human Crossing (Remastered)
07 Bodies (Remastered)
08 Timekiller (Restored)
09 Psychic Torture (Remastered)
10 Steelrose (Remastered)
11 Corps D’Amour (Remastered)
12 Souls (Remastered)
13 Endzeit (Restored)
14 K.N.K.A. (Remastered)
15 Song Of The Winds (Remastered)
16 Green World (Remastered)
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BLAZING NEW RELEASES FROM OUT OF LINE!!!
AND ONE “TANZOMAT – LIMITED 2CD EDITION”
What else is there to say? With And One, you are getting what you came for. The new long player from Germany’s most successful Synth Pop group features twelve instances of highly electrifying euphony, balancing the scales between massive beat madness and the eternal quest for the holy Pop-grail. Gigantic tunes, big feelings and (..since “Pop” can lead to other associative interpretations, as well) a more than healthy dose of rhythmic gymnastics in glorious Bodypop-sensurround… “Tanzomat” delivers it all! Long-time fans of the band will appreciate the fact that the satire-tinged and versatile mix is very much going back to the roots of the early works of And One, newcomers will have to acknowledge that there is no better genre piece on this planet at the moment and those people that have always harboured a dislike for Naghavi and his band will yet again eat their hearts out for missing out on this masterpiece due to a severe lack of musical taste. Well… and those of you that love it longer can go for the deluxe edition in a super-double-Digipak with a tanz-o-matic bonus live album. To make a long story short: BUY IT! Released on Out Of Line and available April 3rd, 2011.
1.Save The Hate
3.Only Your Dreams
4.Dancing In The Factory
7.The Aim Is In Your Head
11.No Song For You
12.And I Love
Bonus live CD: (only ltd. Deluxe edition)
3.Love & Fingers
4.Men In Uniform
7.Tanz Der Arroganz
TERMINAL CHOICE “BLACK JOURNEY – 1, 2, AND 3”
NEW TC RETROSPECTIVE DOUBLE-CDS! THREE VOLUMES AVAILABLE!!
„Black Journey“, parts 1-3, are the beginning of a comprehensive anthology of one of the most important German Dark-Electro-bands on three separate double-CD releases. The band, fronted by Blutengel-mastermind Chris Pohl, has been writing Dark-Electro-history for more than 15 years and has recorded countless genre classics.
Black Journey 1: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=40052537
The first part of the Black Journey contains a couple of long-deleted classics which have been selling for high prices at record fairs on a regular basis: “Black Past” and the two “Totes Fleisch” MCDs. Furthermore, the band has been opening the vaults to unearth a string of demos, b-sides and unreleased tracks to complement the release. Thus, “Black Journey 1” is an absolute treat for fans and will leave a lot of collectors rejoicing.
Black Journey 2: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=40052538
The core piece of part two of the big Terminal Choice anthology is long-deleted album “Navigator.” Bundled with the rare “Venus”-EP, plus demo versions, b-sides and unreleased tracks, “Black Journey” is a feast for fans and novices alike.
Black Journey 3: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=40052539
The third part of the anthology contains the band’s two most successful releases to date: “Ominous Future” and “Menschenbrecher”, on which Terminal Choice infused their massive Dark Electro style with solid walls of guitar riffs, thus creating a hyperactive Industrial-Rock-inferno. The band has contributed some more demos and rarities to this release as well, making “Black Past 3” an absolute “must-have” for any dark electronic record collection.
MISS CONSTRUCTION “KUNSTPRODUKT”
BACK IN PRINT + NEW LOW PRICE!!
On their debut album. Miss Construction unleash a dance attack consisting of salvos of subsonic bass and a wild mix of Tumor, early Terminal Choice and modern club sounds. “Kunstprodukt” contains 13 all-new club mutations, plus two fat remixes, one massive new version of the Terminal-Choice-classic “Totes Fleisch” and a rather deranged cover of Eco’s “Hass und Liebe”, a track that is still a mandatory spin in any reasonable dark disco. The album is fully loaded with Industrial Splatter Porno Pop… this is far from normal! Released on Out Of Line.
BACK IN PRINT + NEW LOW PRICE!!
Red wine, candle light and Blutengel! Is there a better way to spend the cold and dark winter days than in a warm place listening to the gloomy melodic club sounds of the Berlin-based Dark Pop group? Their newest outing “Soultaker” sports an addictive title tune that has all the potential of becoming one of the band’s all-time hits, plus three more catchy new songs, topped off with eight unreleased remixes and alternative versions (including strong reworkings of “Engelsblut” and “Behind The Mirror.”) As a special bonus goodie, the release includes the disc “Live In Berlin”, featuring a blazing recording of the Berlin show from the “Schwarzes Eis”-Tour. Kept deliberately rough and untampered with, this CD conveys all the magic and glory of this very special evening, real “live feeling” included. This strictly limited twin album is released in a classy Digipak with two booklets at the price of a regular CD release. “Soultaker ” is the perfect winter warmer: a real treat for fans and Blutengel-novices alike! Released on Out Of Line.
***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!
KILLING JOKE “LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 16.10.2010 – 3CD”
Available on the Concert Live label, this new 3CD boxset from Killing Joke features pretty much all their hits and some new cuts. Recorded live in London at the Hammersmith Apollo. Available February 15th, 2011.
Love Like Blood
E S S
This World Hell
Fall of Because
SOPOR AETURNUS “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GHOST? [COLLECTOR’S SET]”
PRE-ORDER *FAST* IF YOU WANT THIS ITEM!!
The second chapter of the trilogy “A Triptychon Of Ghosts – or: El Sexorcismo de Anna-Varney Cantodea.” It’s beautiful. It’s dark, it’s sad and it’s … – so beautiful. We have no words to adequately describe the enchanted music(k) of SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows’ new release. Those of you, who are familiar with ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA’s art, know that s/he (literally) plays in her own league. Generally speaking, her work is always like the forgotten soundtrack to a phantastic, gothic horror film that was never meant for a human audience to see … – and this album is certainly no exception: Building a bridge from the dark chamber-music of the transitory Death-suite of “Dead Lovers’ Sarabande” to the playful frivolity of “A Strange Thing to Say”, this highly anticipated second chapter of the trilogy »A Triptychon of Ghosts« marvellously captures the true essence of what once used to be called Goth, as our beloved Goddess ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA is travelling on her lonely journey through the realms of darkness beyond the grave. – This is definitely THE BEST ALBUM s/he has created so far!!! ATTENTION: WE EXPECT these versions to be sold out VERY FAST. Released on Apocalyptic Vision and available April 29th, 2011.
MORE DETAILS ONLINE. INCLUDES DIGI-BOOK, CD, DVD, AND LIMITED T-SHIRT
The new SOPOR AETURNUS comes in several different editions, including 2LP Limited, as well as versions with and without the T-shirts. You can view all the versions here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/artists.asp?artist_id=1501
SOPOR AETURNUS “A STRANGE THING TO SAY – STANDARD JEWEL CASE RE-ISSUE”
RE-RELEASE in ‘regular’ jewel box edition of the EP released in late November 2010 (and sold out immediately) A Strange Thing to Say” is part 1 of the trilogy -or more specifically- the opening chapter of “A Triptychon of GHOSTS (or: El Sexorcismo de Anna-Varney Cantodea)”. It’ a completely rotten (but otherwise fabulous) audio/visual documentary, staring the young & breath-takingly beautiful, trans-gendered Goddess ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA in her most daring spiritual endeavour: a ghoulish struggle to purify her fragile mortal body, as well as the divinity of her ancient soul, of any and all dormant sexual desire (and otherwise related, inherently addictive or zombiefying behaviour and/or thought-patterns) … by boldly unearthing, externalising and eventually expelling its lurking demons. “A Strange Thing to Say” is without compromise. It has a dirty new sound. Recorded and co-produced by Patrick Damiani (ROME) “A Strange Thing to Say” now features 5+1 horrible pieces of freakish gothic music(k) by SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of. ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA is reinventing herself with each release, without ever losing track of her roots. But this time going much further than ever before: Back the roots and beyond… Released on Apocalyptic Vision and available February 25th, 2011.
01 A Strange Thing To Say
02 Polishing Silver
03 The Urine Song
04 Stains Of You
05 20000 Leagues Under The Sea (or: The History of STEAMPUNK … – abridged)
06 Oh, Chimney Sweep (bonus track)
SONIC SEDUCER ISSUE ISSUE 2/2011 + CD + M’ERA LUNA DVD
Sonic Seducer 12/2010 – 1/2011 features German folk-rock superstards SCHANDMAUL on the cover. Also included is a DVD with the first part of the M’Era Luna Festivalmovie, incl. live-clips by (among others) Skinny Puppy, Zeraphine, Das Ich, Placebo, Editors, interviews with various participating bands, backstage impressions etc. Additionally the Magazine contains the usual ‘Cold Hands Seduction’ CD with songs by Schandmaul, Covenant, amGod, I:Scintilla and many others. DVD+CD together offer a total running time of over 4 hours! The magazine features exclusive interviews and features with dozens of bands plus a lengthy interview with director Thomas Russel about the work on the Depeche Mode DVD ‘Tour of the Universe’. Available February 18th, 2011.
02 Elfenthal-Cuncti Simus Concanentes
03 Spielleyt Ragnaroek-Balcaneska
04 Vogelfrey-Ball Der Gehängten
05 Die So Fluid-Mercury
06 A Life Divided-Words
08 I:Scintilla-Worth the Wait
10 Halo In Reverse-Sweetest Honey
11 Anubiz-Semper Fi
12 Toxic Society-Homunculus
13 Two Worlds II-Soundtrack Main Theme (Rock Version)
SONIC SEDUCER ISSUE 2/2011 + CALENDAR + COMPILATION
Sonic Seducer Issue 2/2011 is 392 (threehundredandninetytwo!!!) pages, MOSTLY in FULL COLOUR! A monthly ‘BIBLE’ of what’s going on in ‘our’ secene, written in German language but also including a free CD, featuring new tracks by Covenant, Blutengel, The PCP Principle, Wynardtage, Studio-X, Geistform, Psy’Aviah and many others!
The latest issue of SONIC SEDUCER as always at the beginning of the year includes the popular pocket calendar for the New Year. The calendar does not only contain the ‘usual’ information, but also features the already known Tour- and Festivaldates for the coming Year, background information on the most popular clubs and festivals and much more. The title story for February (6 pages) is dedicated to BLUTENGEL and their new (double) album ‘Tränenherz’, it also includes exclusive interviews and stories with (amongst many others) Covenant, And One, Deine Lakaien, HIM, IAMX, Vomito Negro, White Lies, Dornen- reich, HIM, Sirenia… Studio-reports, hundreds of album reviews and much much more. Available February 18th, 2011.
‘Cold Hands Seduction Vol.115’-CD:
01 Blutengel-Promised Land (Chrom Remix)
02 Sirenia-The End of it all (Edit)
03 Covenant-Beauty and the Grace
04 Substaat-Catch Me
05 Psy’Aviah feat. Ayria-Into the Game (Signal Aout 42-remix)
07 Studio-X-You’ll never get this
08 The PCP Principle-The Spiderheart
09 Wynardtage-White Frost (Chadouze Airplay Mix)
10 Titans-All there is
12 kATTWYk-Glaubst Du
SONIC SEDUCER ISSUE 10/2010 + DELERIUM EP + COMPILATION!
Together with the October issue of Sonic Seducer, the magazine offers a VERY SPECIAL Surprise for their 15th Anniversary: A brandnew EXCLUSIVE EP by DELERIUM, the ambient project of Bill Leeb / Front Line Assembly!!! The ‘Voice’-EP in jewelcase features 5 acoustic versions of some of the biggest DELERIUM hits! Again, this EP is NOT available anywhere else than with this issue of SONIC SEDUCER! Also included in this issue is a 32-pages M’ERA LUNA Festival report, incl. many live-pictures, concert reviews and festival impressions plus 4 posters by DEINE LAKAIEN, EISBRECHER, SONIC SYNDICATE and LETZTE INSTANZ in A3-size! The usual ‘Cold Hands Seduction Vol.111’CD finally features new tracks by Deine Lakaien, Rotersand, Kite, Stahlmann… The magazine itself features DEINE LAKAIEN on the sleeve and includes exclusive features and Interviews with Hocico, OMD, Faith and the Muse, Pink Turns Blue, The Birthday Massacre, Killing Joke and countless others. Available February 18th, 2011.
DELERIUM EP ‘Voice’:
01 Send Me an Angel
02 After All
03 Flowers become Screens
‘Cold Hands Seduction Vol.111’:
01 Deine Lakaien-Go away bad Dreams
02 Rotersand-All these Moments (Shortcut)
03 Filter-The inevitable Relapse
04 Diego-Grizzly Bear
05 Therion-Sitra Ahra (Edit)
06 Dimmu Borgir-Getaways (Edit)
07 Cradle of Filth-Lilith Immaculate
08 Basilisk-Rote Tränen
09 Rabenschrey-Geschöpfe der Nacht
10 Irregang-Clauso Chronos
11 Raggedy Angry-Take Me Home
12 De:Ad:Cibel-Architecture (Offroad Mix)
13 Kite-A little more Time
14 Shadow-Minds-You drive Me insane
15 Stahlmann-Hass Mich… Lieb Mich
SONIC SEDUCER ISSUE 11/2010 + ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL EP + COMPILATION!
The november 2010 issue contains – apart of TONS of reviews, stories and interviews as usual – double listening pleasure in the shape of an EXCLUSIVE 6-tracks EP by ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL , the Belgian minimal Electro legend of Ivens & Wonterghem! This EP is EXCLUSIVELY available with this issue of SONIC SEDUCER. Also included is ‘Cold Hands Seduction Vol.112’ CD featuring new and rare tracks and mixes by DIE KRUPPS, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, COVENANT, LEAETHER STRIP, FUNKER VOGT, FORMALIN and many others! Title-story in this issue was German Crossover/Industrial legend DIE KRUPPS, that recently re-surfaced on the music scene with an all new EP and whose new album is foreseen for spring 2011. Furthermore find exclusive interviews and stories with Apoptygma Berzerk, Cradle Of Filth, Diary Of Dreams, Absolute Body Control, Schandmaul, Deathstars, Einstürzende Neubauten, Front Line Assembly, Killing Joke, New Model Army and many others. As final ‘bonus’, this issue also contains a free sticker by My Chemical Romance! Available February 18th, 2011.
Absolute Body Control EP ’Sorrow’:
01 Sorrow (EP Version)
02 Into the Light (Beat-less Version)
03 Sorrow (Daniel Myer Mix)
04 Saturna Calling
05 Sorrow (Trisomie 21 Mix)
06 Shattered Illusion (Monolith Mix)
‘Cold Hands Seduction Vol.112’:
01 Die Krupps-Die Macht
02 Apoptygma Berzerk-Until the End of the World [Live]
03 Covenant-Worlds collide (demo Version)
04 Leaether Strip-Dark Passages
05 Funker Vogt-Genozid (Club Mix)
07 Razorfade-Chemical Distraction
08 Minerve-Hold Me tight (Evvilking-mix by Steril)
09 Deathstars-Chertograd (Junkyard Baby remix by Dope Stars Inc.)
11 Lesbian Bed Death-No Tears Please
12 Agent Side Grinder-Die to Live
13 Death of a Demon-Resigned (To the Devil)
15 Unique Strain-Forever (other version)
16 Die Irrlichter-Black and Grey
SONIC SEDUCER COMPENDIUM ISSUE 2010 + DEINE LAKAIEN EP + DVD
Special ‘2010 Jahresrückblick’ (Year in Review) issue features DEINE LAKAIEN on the cover and comes with an EXCLUSIVE Deine Lakaien EP!!!, featuring a brand new song plus especially re-recorded Versions of tracks, that are Included in Deine Lakaien’s latest hit-album ‘Indicator’! This EP is EXCLUSIVELY available with Sonic Seducer! Additionally, this issue also contains a DVD with the second part of the M’Era Luna 2010 festival-film. But the DVD also offers a collection of some of the best Videoclips 2010, incl. Combichrist, Project Pitchfork, In Strict Confidence, Apoptygma Berzerk, exclusive interviews with Deine Lakaien, Schandmaul and Apocalyptica and more! The magazine itself offers stories and interviews with Unheilig, Loreena McKennitt, Nitzer Ebb, Combichrist, Front Line Assembly, Die Krupps, Interpol, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, The Birthday Massacre, Apoptygma Berzerk, Hocico, Suicide Commando, Tarja, Terminal Choice, Zeraphine, The Other and many others! Available February 18th, 2011.
DEINE LAKAIEN ‘Indicator EP’:
01 In the Land of
02 Europe (New European Mix)
03 On Your Stage again (2nd Version)
04 Gone (Piano Mix)
Videoclips on DVD (+ M’era Luna Festival film, interviews + Episode 1 ‘Marvel X-Men Series’:
01 Combichrist – Scarred
02 Project Pitchfork – Beholder
03 In Strict Confidence – Silver Bullets
04 Apoptygma Berzerk – Kathy’s Song
05 Leaether Strip – My Shadow is your Home
06 Freakangel – My Darling Bullet
07 Krystal System – Automatic Ideology
08 Kant Kino – Submissive Nation
09 Das Präparat- Emily
Gary Ever since MANTUS broke the long silence in 2009 with their “Requiem”, the project resides in an era of unequalled creativity that bestowed two outstanding releases upon the Gothic scene in 2010 – the album “Demut” and the interpretation of William Blake’s epos “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”. This creative epoch is continued in 2011: Not a year after the ambitious concept album, the ninth record “Zeichen” (“Signs”) is about to be set free. “Zeichen” captivates the listener already with the very first tunes of the enigmatic intro and proves with both powerful and melancholic songs how German Gothic has to sound in 2011. With massive guitars, wallowing keyboards, classical arrangements and the characteristic vocals of MARTIN and THALIA SCHINDLER, MANTUS strengthen their status as one of Germanys leading Gothic acts. And more than that: With “Zeichen”, they ultimately reach for the throne. The epic heaviness of “Zwischenwelt” with its dramatic organ and monumental choirs, the mellow, hypnotic spinet in the intense “Stille des Ozeans” or the moving title track – nothing less than a contemporary Gothic hymn par excellence – present MANTUS more versatile and stronger than ever before. Masterly, they transfer the very essence of thoughtful and philosophical Gothic ideas into the 21st century and clad characteristics like melancholia, gloom and misanthropy into a modern and contemporary sound full of passion and pathos. With a sense for deep-reaching lyrics and philosophical backgrounds always inherent to MANTUS, artwork, album title and subject matter refer to the Trojan princess Cassandra who foresaw the downfall of her city and whose prophecies fell on deaf ears due to a bitter curse. Transferred to our world and armed with antique symbolism, MANTUS denounce mans exploitation of planet earth and rise against the arrogance and coldness of our society. Will also their messages die away unheard? Even if this may be the case: “Zeichen” is the new manifest of the German Gothic movement – and MANTUS are its most fervent ambassadors. Released on Trisol and available April 29th, 2011.
01 Intro: Kassandra
03 Die Stille des Ozeans
05 Verbrannte Erde
10 Vor dem Fenster
12 Der Schrei des Schmetterlings
13 Ein anderer Mensch
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SCHWARZER ENGEL “TRAUME EINER NACHT”
He brought us the ‘Apokalypse’ and destroyed everything in order to build his own empire upon the world’s wreckage. The empire in which ‘Der Herr der Krähen’ sacrifices himself unto the ‘Träume einer Nacht’. But whoever thought that calm would return after the last battle, and who believes that the dreams of the SCHWARZER ENGEL comprise delightful pictures and contemplative sounds… is mistaken, luckily. Crows sit on the beam of the gibbet. The sky is black. Spirits, demons, demigods and the living dead wander through the darkness and meet for a crazy round-dance. With their latest work, SCHWARZER ENGEL raise the tempo quite considerably. Grandiose, emotive, epic, aggressive and totally berserk. These are the dreams which up until now were celebrated by bands such as RAMMSTEIN, EISBRECHER, SAMSAS TRAUM and ASP. Brutal metal riffs, drums like machine gun fire, bombastic orchestral arrangements and striking vocals with intelligent German lyrics. An album of epic proportions. An album full of power, fury, devastation and dark beauty. Full of breathtaking melodies and brimming with passion. The dreams of the legions of the ‘Herr der Krähen’ are nightmares. Menacingly beautiful, mesmerisingly terrifying, alarming and sinister. Creatures of the night who rise above the battlefields of the fallout and stage their wild round-dance. The ‘Käferkönig’ himself, Alexander Kaschte/SAMSAS TRAUM personally does the honours and along with SCHWARZER ENGEL creates the brilliant next big club hit, ‘Fieber im Blut’. Welcome to the dance on the ashes of the scorched earth. Welcome, you children of the night. The ‘Herr der Krähen’ welcomes you to his kingdom. Dream with him. Dance with him! Even if it is only for one night, this night will change your lives! Released on Trisol and available April 29th, 2011.
01 In Tiefster Nacht
02 Geister und Dämonen
03 Fieber im Blut (feat. Alexander Kaschte/SAMSAS TRAUM)
05 In zwei Geteilt
07 Lebendig begraben
08 Königin der Nacht
09 Tanzende Schatten
10 Finsternis über dem Land
11 Traum einer Nacht
12 Vom Galgen tönt die Krähe
13 Wiegenlied (Totgeboren)
UNHEILIG “GROSSE FREIHEIT LIVE”
2CD + 2DVD + BOOK – LIMITED EDITION
Absolutely amazing HARDCOVER-Book/Box-set for the recent ‚Grosse Freiheit’ Tour 2010! Released last year in Germany to be sold during the (completely sold out!) tour, this ‚set’ comes as Top Quality Hardcover book with EMBOSSED Cover, print in full-colour + special SILVER PRINT, 64 pages Fotobook + all lyrics to all songs on the 2CDs and 2DVDs! On April 1 2010, UNHEILIG played a sold out show at ‚Zenith’ in Munich in front of 5’500 fans. ‚Zenith’ is a protected Memorial and was originally a manufacturing plant for the Bavarian Artillery Works. Film director Martin Müller filmed the entire spectacle with various cameras on cranes, on towards and from the audience’s angle of vision. But that was not enough for UNHEILIG’s charismatic leader ‚Der Graf’: He also invited a complete camera-crew to the Unheilig show on April 17 in Cologne – this time under the direction of Markus Gerwinat. The result are two distinct full length DVDs that show the pure energy of one of the most powerful live-band around in Germany! UNHEILIG at their very best and on the zenith (so far) of their popularity! Released on Vertigo and available February 18th, 2011.
THE FROZEN AUTUMN “RALLENTEARS”
LIMITED TO 250 COPIES WORLDWIDE!
Coming in full colour sleeve, Quality Black Vinyl and including all Lyrics on the Inner Sleeve. Approx. running time: 20 mins. After an artistic break of 5 years, Darkwave/Electro superstars THE FROZEN AUTUMN not only worked hard on their eagerly expected, 5th Studio-album, (tentatively out in summer or early fall) but also founded their own ‘Calembour Records’ Label! To launch the label with a Bang!, THE FROZEN AUTUMN decided to offer the most fanatic among their countless fans around the world a really special treat in the shape of an ULTRA-Limited (STRICTLY 250 copies!!!) 10”, featuring 3 ALL NEW songs plus a brand new and VERY different mix of their classic ‘Wait for Nothing’ (originally released on their official debut ‘Pale Awakening’ in 1995), in this all new version featuring the vocals of Froxeanne! I’m not exagerating when I say that “RALLENTEARS” turned out to be simply another milestone in pure “Frozen-Wave” style, (as their music has often been defined by fans and press alike); This fantastic brand new EP features an engaging blend of catchy tunes, electro-sound filigrees, exciting guitar lines, amazing male/female vocals and it’s excusively available in this strictly limited edition 10” Vinyl. ‘Rallentears’ is a play on words between ‘rallenty’ and tears: You get an idea what to expect! Released on Calembour Records and available February 25th, 2011.
Tracks Side ‘A’:
A2 So Brave
Tracks Side ‘B’:
B1 The Last Train
B2 Wait for Nothing (Froxy Vox Version 2010)
Nothing exceeds like EXS. Or so Brit-Industrial mavericks Uberbyte would insist.
Their third album stands as a defiantly differant, 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. Crunch Pod are happy to bring you what will doubtless be 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 scenes most deranged imaginations and leaking bitterness, rage and insanity, EXS is here. Prepare to feel the pain. Released on Crunchpod – now shipping!!
02. Break You
03. If Something Gets Hard (Fuck It)
04. The Miracle
05. Almighty & Relentless
06. Dein Himmel
08. Hail To The Freak
09. The Lie
10. The Black Classroom
11. If Something Gets Hard (Fuck It) (Remix by Noisuf-X)
12. Hail To The Freak (Freeq Remix by XP8)
13. The Black Classroom (Held Captive Remix by C/A/T)
CAPTIVE SIX “NOIZEMAKER”
Captive Six is the instrumental and off-kilter alter ego of C/A/T’s Ben Arp.
While C/A/T has taken a purely vocal-based, EBM style with recent recordings, Captive Six snares the raw and harsh instrumental recordings Arp was originally known for.
Noizemaker is a re-contextualization of a track C/A/T originally wrote in 2004. Five years later, Arp tackles this track again from a different perspective. We have included as a bonus track *only if purchased on disc or digitally from Crunch Pod* is the original mix of the C/A/T track which is currently otherwise unavailable anywhere else.
Also included are the tracks “The Job”, “Shut Down Everything” and “Interrogation” which provide a glimpse of what to expect on Captive Six’s future releases. Now, go inside and make some more noise… NOIZEMAKER! Released on Crunchpod — now shipping!!
02. The Job
03. Shut Down Everything
05. Noizemaker (2004 C/A/T Original)
ACID MOTHER’S TEMPLE “41ST CENTURY SPLENDED MAN RETURNS”
We are proud to say welcome to the Japanese psychedelic retro freak ensemble on our roster – with two releases (see also Ominous From The Cosmic Inferno) – and finally make available on CD one of the most captivatingly beautiful recordings from THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O. line-up!
Motorik krautrock rhythms work side by side with interstellar signals, ghostly female voices and analog synths. Bursts of damaged psych brilliance and free guitars open and seal the album, healing the aural wounds for/from the mammoth droney, mysterious and transcendental ambient experience of the title track, built with the aid of a non traditional array of instruments, like sarangi, sitar, zurna and tibetan trumpet. Definately not of this world.
This is one of the many incarnations of the band, a combo also featuring, at the time of the recordings, the beautiful vocals of Cotton Casino and the appearance of Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins as one of the special guests. As always, monster guitarist and mastermind Kawabata Makoto leads the troup to ensure a safer trip.
Originally released as an extremely limited 12” picture vinyl on Tumult Records, this extended CD edition features two extra tracks, new artwork – including a stunning psychedelic painting by Jason Killinger – and comes in our deluxe, custom old school miniature LP gatefold packaging! Released on Essence Music — now shipping!!
1. ruck zuck
2. 41st century splendid man
3. genesis of humanity
4. dalai gama
5. hello eskimo or polyhedral mu
***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!
MASSIV IN MENSCH – NIEMAND WEISS, WAS DIE ZUKUNFT BRINGT – ORDER NOW!!
LISTEN and ORDER: http://www.artoffact.com/releases.php
After 2008’s zany “Meanwhile, Back in the Jungle”, Massiv in Mensch pull no punches on their sixth studio album, the aptly titled “Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt” (Nobody Knows What the Future Will Bring). The album opens with an intro featuring the unmistakable voice of German actor Reiner Schoene (notable as the German voice-over voice of Darth Vader, as well as roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Babylon 5, and more). Schoene went into the recording studio especially for this release, so its a real treat for cult movie buffs. Also making an appearance is mind.in.a.box, adding a synthpop vibe and subtle harmonies to Massiv in Mensch’s killer sound. The album features a cover of the cult techno hit Die Kybernauten (recently back in the spotlight on a re-issue on German label Infacted) as well as a guest appearance from Kontrast vocalist Nebelgeist. Massiv in Mensch deliver 14 tracks of techno-inspired dance music without ever missing a beat! Released on Artoffact and available December 7th, 2010.
- MP3 version with exclusive PDF booklet!
- Free Massiv in Mensch pins with every CD order!
- Free Artoffact Records vol. 3 with every CD order!
COMING IN 2011:
AOF104 – Alice in Videoland – A Million Thoughts and They’re All About You – CD
AOF105 – Prospero – Turning Point – CD
AOF106 – Motorjesus – Wheels of Purgatory – CD
AOF107 – Massiv in Mensch – Hands on Massiv 2 – DD
AOF108 – Ascii.Disko – Black Orchid: >From Airlines to Lifelines – CD
AOF109 – Vigilante – The New Resistance – CD
ARTOFFACT RECORDS 2010 RELEASES:
AOF085 – Haggard – Awaking the Centuries – CD
AOF086 – Haggard – Eppur Si Muove – CD
AOF087 – Omega Lithium – Dreams In Formaline – CD
AOF088 – Dead When I Found Her – Harm’s Way – CD
AOF089 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 3 – 3CD
AOF090 – Ascii.Disko – Stay Gold Forever Gold – CD
AOF091 – Absurd Minds – Serve Or Suffer – CD
AOF092 – Memmaker – How To Enlist In A Robot Uprising: Deluxe Edition – 2CD
AOF093 – Memmaker – How To Remix A Robot Uprising – DD
AOF094 – Mona Mur & En Esch – 120 Tage – CD
AOF095 – Jesus on Extasy – Holy Beauty + Bonus – CD
AOF096 – Jesus on Extasy – Beloved Enemy + Bonus – CD
AOF097 – Psyche – Re-membering Dwayne – CD
AOF098 – The Sorrow – Blessings From A Blackened Sky – CD
AOF099 – The Sorrow – Origin of the Storm – CD
AOF100 – Jesus on Extasy – No Gods – CD
AOF101 – Various – Triton Festival Volume 1 – CD
AOF102 – Massiv in Mensch – Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt – CD
AOF103 – The Sorrow – The Sorrow – CD
AOF104 – Alice in Videoland – A Million Thoughts and They’re All About You – DD