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This week: HAPPY CANADA DAY AND INDEPENDENCE DAY to our Canadian and American friends!! This week we have a double CD re-issue from one of our favourite bands: ASHBURY HEIGHTS presents a 2CD re-release of their first two albums in one set at a special price from Out Of line!! Rotersand is back with a full-length EP featuring remixes from SITD and iVardensphere!! Trisol gives us two collector’s editions of note: both Spiritual Front and Rome return with CD+TShirt sets that are highly limited and very slick indeed. Take note that for the first time ever, Rome’s tshirt is available as a standalone product for purchase without the CD! Take advantage of this offer now to avoid disappointment! iVardensphere returns with a remix CD featuring the likes of Komor Kommando, Memmaker, Iszoloscope, and more!! Cyclic Law’s new sublabel, Eclipse, present their first release, Sub Luna from Sweden. We finally got he limited edition Umbra Et Imago boxset up! Tympanik drops 4 releases to start the summer: Zeller, Totakeke, Anklebiter, and Lucidstatic all have new albums available for preorder. Projekt presents new Steve Roach, Weep, and Mark Seelig. We also have an awesome new Merciful Nuns EP, the third and final Japanese boxsets from Esplendor Geometrico, another edition of the ever-popular Gothic Compilation, and much more!! Enjoy the long weekend if you have one!

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ASHBURY HEIGHTS: 2CD REISSUE!!!

ASHBURY HEIGHTS “ORIGINS”
Every saga has a beginning! Back in 2007, Ashbury Heights emerged like a shooting star out of nowhere on the Synth-Pop-scene. On their lively and anthemic debut “Three Cheers For The Newlydeads”, the young Swedish duo fused the super-cool catchiness of the Eighties with a solid dose of Disco-pep, teenage angst and rebellious attitude to create one of the most interesting works of contemporary electronic Pop music in recent years. On their second mini album “Morningstar In A Black Car”, released one year later, Ashbury Heights spiced up their trademark sound with a more mature note and, thus, established themselves as one of the most important acts of the new Electro-Pop-wave. Coinciding with the release of their new long player “Take Cair Paramour”, the anthology “Origins” combines both previous releases with one unreleased bonus song on two CDs. Released on Out Of Line and available July 30th, 2010.

Tracklist CD 1:
01. Bare your Teeth
02. Stormbringer
03. Waste Of Love
04. SmalLeR
05. Derrick is a Strange Machine
06. Cry Havoc
07. Swansong
08. Illusion
09. Angora Overdrive
10. Corsair
11. Christ
12. Suicide Anthem
13. Penance
14. I Paint Nightscapes
15. Eternity at an End
Tracklist CD 2:
01. Morningstar In A Black Car
02. Spiders
03. Die By Numbers
04. Smile
05. World Coming Down
06. Stormbringer (Aerial Mix)
07. Spiders (Remix by UnterART)
08. Die By Numbers (Remix by Agonoize)
09. Smile (Remix by Marsheaux)
10. Decent Cancer (previously unreleased track)
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***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!

ROTERSAND “WAITING TO BE BORN”
Rotersand returns with an all new EP, Waiting To Be Born. Clocking in at nearly an hour, the EP features reworked versions of songs from the highly acclaimed album Random Is Resistance as well as exclusive songs. The new EP further pushes the reach of Rotersand’s sound, as melodic EBM, trance, and other influences blend with highly intelligent, introspective lyrics. Highlighting the Waiting To Be Born release is a beautiful version of Peter Murphy’s classic “A Strange Kind Of Love”. Waiting To Be Born once again shows that the members of Rotersand are masterful musicians. Released on Metropolis and available september 28th, 2010.

01. Waiting To Be Born (Rework)
02. A Number And A Name (Stripped Down)
03. First Time (SITD Remix)
04. A Strange Kind Of Love
05. All These Moments
06. Wasted Wings
07. Waiting To Be Born (Full Version)
08. War On Error (iVardensphere Remix)
09. If You Don’t Stop It (Hazardous Dub)
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SPIRITUAL FRONT “ROTTEN ROMA CASINO CD+DVD+TSHIRT LIMITED FANSET”
With ‘Rotten Roma Casino’, SPIRITUAL FRONT consciously shake off their underground roots in order to invent their own unique variety of morbid folk-pop which blends indie rock, acoustic chords and tango into a new, intense and above all heartrending, genuine mixture. In a varied sequence of romantic, vibrant, cynical, sad and occasionally gruesome ballads, we dive into the incomparable world of SPIRITUAL FRONT: Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die’ as well as ‘Sad Almost A Winner’ or ‘Cold Love (In A Cold Coffin)’. It is still ELVIS PRESLEY’s libertine little brother: HELLVIS. With auratic timbre in his voice, he once again sings about the impossibility of love and the pain which it leaves behind. Love, it is said, (also) tastes of death… ‘Rotten Roma Casino’ is a fresh and original but at the same time mature and majestic musical work, without compromise but yet catchy; slightly sweet but yet disturbing. In any case a worthy redemption of the promise which ‘Armageddon Gigolo’ once gave. Suicide pop in its purest form… Released on Trisol and available September 24th, 2010.

ATTENTION: The album is published as a strictly limited special first edition.
•CD plus DVD in 8-panel digipak
•Special Leporello fold booklet with precious art print on high-quality paper incl. all lyrics and exclusive photos
•Fold-out Poster
•Strictly limited to 1,999 copies world-wide
•First come, first served. Pre-order now!
•FORMAT DVD: Stereo 2.0, PAL, 4:3, All Regions, running time: approx. 25’05 minutes

CD:
01 Darkroom Friendship
02 Sad almost a Winner
03 My erotic Sacrifice
04 Kiss the Girls and make the Die
05 The Days of Anger
05 German Boys
06 Odete
07 Black Dogs of Mexico
08 Song for Johnny
09 Bare Knuckle Boy
10 Cold Love (In a cold Coffin)
11 Overkilled Heart

DVD:
01 Ascolta
02 Darkroom Friendship
03 Sesso Consolazione della Miseria
04 Sad almost a Winner
05 Simone H. Salvatori about Spiritual Front
06 Verrà la Morte e avrà i Tuoi Occhi

T-SHIRT
FRONT:
Colosseum & skull collage
BACK:
Slogan “Nihilist Suicide Pop”
PRINT:
White and matt silver print on black t-shirt.
AVAILABLE T-SHIRT SIZES:
S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL
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Just the CD+DVD here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=9818

ROME “BERLIN – REISSUE COLLECTOR’S SET”
This surprising new star on the apocalyptic-folk-scene sprouts from the punk and sing-songwriter genres, and has now combined these attitudes with a sombre and experimental martial-folk with a strong personal imprint. ROME is about emotive songs that are both catchy and disturbed. These songs awake memories of love and death, with the reoccurring themes of despair and loss, guilt and grief, might and war. With the cynical opening line „Once we learned to speak we learned to fail“, the band sets a grand colour to this exquisite candy piece of 6 exclusive songs. This much demanded re-release of “Berlin” comes in a very appealing digipak. The first edition of this debut mini-album has long been sold-out since its release in 2006. Trisol is both honoured and proud to finally make this release available again to you. Due to Jerome’s constant changes of address during the CMI-years some original artwork files have been lost to time. However, the artwork has been restored or partially re-invented and even enhanced with a booklet containing all lyrics and additional photographs. Released on Trisol and available September 24th, 2010. For the die-hard fans! The MCD plus a wonderful T-Shirt of this leading Neofolk act. AVAILABLE SIZES: S, M, L, XL and XXL. Email us at info@stormingthebase.com to reserve your size today!!

01 Like Lovers
02 The Orchards
03 Une autre Vision
04 Clocks
05 Wake
06 Herbstzeitlose
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ROME “BERLIN – LIMITED T-SHIRT”
It’s the first time ever that Trisol gives you the opportunity to order a Band T-Shirt without having to buy the actual release as well. The reason for this is simple: ROME’s “Berlin”-MCD is a re-release and Trisol did not want to push you to buy it all in a set when all you might want is the t-shirt. BEWARE: Compared to all earlier T-Shirts the Berlin-Shirt is indeed more expensive, because Trisol decided to offer a high quality product. Trisol chose the best there is on the market. This T-Shirt is not your average Black T-Shirt,  but a dark Brown T-Shirt with light brown print. Trisol believes this rather nostalgic look fits ROME’s debut MCD perfectly. To top it off, the ROME-logo is made in an elaborate 3D-print. As usual, we also offer you the complete set for a special price. Available September 24th, 2010.
FRONT:
ROME (3D-print) and Slogan “DIES IST KEINE RICHTUNG – NUR REINE BEWEGUNG” (this is no direction – just pure movement)
BACK:
Slogan: “BEWEGUNG ENTSTEHT DURCH HALTUNG” (the source of movement is composure)
PRINT:
Light brown on dark brown t-shirt (“Terre/Earth”)
T-SHIRT:
Sol’s pure cotton (100%)
AVAILABLE SIZES:
S, M, L, XL and XXL
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IVARDENSPHERE “REMIXES VOLUME 1”
After the wild success of iVardensphere’s debut cd, Scatterface, a killer remix compilation was the natural evolution. Komor Kommando, Memmaker, Iszoloscope, Virtual Terrorist, and Katastroslavia throw down dance floor devastation and mayhem with some of the sickest remixes you’re going to hear this year. Left Spine Down, Maqlu and Psykkle bring forth mixes ranging from trip hop to experimental to 100% industrial. The release is closed out by iVardensphere slamming back with an IN YOUR FACE club remix of Katastroslavia’s Completely Normal. Warning: iVardensphere is not responsible for damages incurred by out of control rivetheads! Released on Synthetic Sounds and available July 19th, 2010.

1 Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix) 5:04
2 Virus (Memmaker Remix) 4:09
3 Calibrating The God Machine (Recalibrated By Virtual Terrorist) 5:05
4 Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix) 4:10
5 Calibrating The God Machine (Left Spine Down Remix) 5:23
6 Bonedance (Katastroslavia Remix) 6:41
7 Nuke The Site From Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix By Psykkle) 5:48
8 Jigsaw (Speak Mix By Maqlu) 8:32
9 Katastroslavia  – Completely Normal (iVardensphere Mix) 4:37
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SUB LUNA “AWAKE!”
Sub Luna is a Swedish duo formed by Mikael Lindblom (also a live collaborator for Karjalan Sissit) and Fredrik Sooberg. After four years of silence they return with their new album Awake! Their sound has definitely been refined and expands the framework established with their previous album, the double CD “”In The Shade of time”.  On this second album Sub Luna are merging the more traditional elements of the dark folk genre with influences from the world of pop and rock and thus avoid falling into trappings of the genre. Awake! Also symbolically marks the ending of one era and the beginning of another. These are songs of love and hate, nostalgia and progression, magic and loss… songs of protest from the age of nihilism. With a guest vocal appearance by Ann-Mari Thim (Arcana) and Mastering done by Peter Bjargo. Mesmerizing quality Folk Noir brought to you through Cyclic Law’s new “Eclipse Series” imprint. Edition of 1000 copies in 4 Panel Digipack. Released on Eclipse / Cyclic Law and available July 23rd, 2010.

When We Did Rejoice
A Wakening
Fading With Time
A Distance Between
A Song For My Lady Before The Snow
The Silence Broken
Paralysie Générale
Nightfall
On Fallen Stars
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VARIOUS “GOTHIC COMPILATION 47 – 2CD”
47th volume of the series, once again featuring two CDs full with the latest highlights from the Gothic scene. A total of 37 songs, many of them unreleased and/or exclusive. Released on Bat Believer and available July 30th, 2010.

CD1
01   ROME   “Der Erscheinungen Flucht (Stringed Version)”   4.09
02   THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA   “Rumours”   3.55
03   THE SOUNDS   “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake”   4.23
04   CREMATORY   “Sense Of Time”   5.44
05   VOICES OF DESTINY   “Apathy”   3.34
06   DARK TRANQUILLITY   “At The Point Of Ignition”   3.50
07   POISONBLACK   “Buried Alive”   4.39
08   THE VISION BLEAK   “The Outsider”   5.11
09   SECRET DISCOVERY   “Cage Of Desire (Single Version)”   4.11
10   THE DEEP EYNDE   “The Haunting”   4.59
11   INKUBUS SUKKUBUS   “Live To Hate”   3.46
12   THE HOUSE OF USHER  “To The Glorious Dead (TRAUMTAENZER mix)”   4.40
13   RHOMBUS   “Almost Everything”   4.02
14   JOY/DISASTER   “Inside”   2.11
15   YOUR FAVOURITE NIGHTMARE   “Bloody Dolls”   2.52
16   DIE ART   “Sie Sagte”   2.30
17   CHRIST VS. WARHOL   “Paper Dolls”   3.07
18   DOLOR   “Tanz Der Schatten”   3.38
19   REMEMBER TWILIGHT   “Künstler Der Dekadenz”   3.48
20   SIMPLYD4RK   “FCKM3”   2.53
CD2
01   IN STRICT CONFIDENCE   “I Surrender”   4.54
02   DIORAMA   “Child Of Entertainment (clubbed)”   5.16
03   X-DIVIDE   “My Love Is”   5.00
04   STATE OF THE UNION   “Dancing In The Dark (fatal rupture remix)”   3.37
05   SANTA HATES YOU   “Your Soul’s Funeral”   4.28
06   NOISUF-X   “Fucking Invective”   4.32
07   EISENFUNK   “Conquer”   3.29
08   ALTER DER RUINE   “Looserstreet”   4.17
09   :WUMPSCUT:   “Loyal To My Hate (SOLAR FAKE remix)”   4.22
10   FINAL ILLUSION   “Execution”   4.06
11   SECOND PLANET   “Never Never Land”   3.57
12   ARCHITECT   “For You”   5.38
13   DE/VISION   “Be A Light To Yourself”   4.24
14   X MARKS THE PEDWALK   “Seventeen (LIQUID DIVINE remix)”   4.22
15   DESTROID   “Silent World”   6.18
16   MY FRIEND SKELETON   “Chérie (remixed by GOTHIKA)”   4.46
17   BACIO DI TOSCA   “Das Herz Ist Mir Bedrückt”   3.34
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UMBRA ET IMAGO “OPUS MAGNUS – LIMITED FANSET EDITION”
LIMITED TO ONLY 1,500 COPIES WORLDWIDE!!

The limited fan box of the new Umbra Et Imago album (limited to 1500 copies) contains a 60 pages song book, an Umbra Et Imaga tie, a mouse pad and a fridge magnet!! They took the breath of both the music world and the media away for more than two decades: Umbra Et Imago from Karlsruhe is a trendsetter in many aspects. As the first group ever, founding member Mozart’s band performed a spectacular as well as artistic S&M show. Mozart himself became the figurehead of a subculture that made waves far beyond the reaches of the gothic scene. Thanks to his duet with female boxing world champion Regina Halmich (“Schlag Mich”), he caused an uproar in the popular press. With “Opus Magnus”, the band’s final hour has come. At least as far as the production of records is concerned – the group will continue to perform live. With the ginger liqueur manufacturer “Dracula”, a suitable cooperation partner was found for the grand finale. Released on Kussy Frosch and available July 9th, 2010.

1 Ohne dich Single E.
2 Perfect Baby
3 Depressionen
4 Gebet Nr. 1
5 Liebeslied
6 Kokainsong
7 Is This Love
8 Hexxenhammer
9 Ignoranz
10 Ode an die Musik
11 Sonntagsandacht
12 Wanderers Nachtlied
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ZELLER “TURBULENCES”
With his excellent debut release ‘Audio Vandalism‘ in 2008 on the German label Hymen Records, the French Industrialist Zeller now turns to Tympanik Audio to offer our listeners his most abrasive and uncompromising work to date. At once a whirlwind of tight Industrial rhythms precisely punctuated by shuddering basslines, crafty breakbeats, and chaotic soundscapes, Zeller’s ‘Turbulences‘ accentuates unrelenting brutality and captivating aural serendipity. An eclectic mixture of hard Industrial beatworks, menacing synthlines, glitchy intricacies, and a solid showcase of dirty and complex sound arrangements, ‘Turbulences‘ is full of never ending revelations that expose themselves around every corner. Apocalyptic and ominous, Zeller’s maniacal new conceptions embrace a rare and forward-thinking approach to the rhythmic noise genre with an uncanny proficiency in control, density, and undeniable intensity. A shivering and addictive plunge into the dying art of modern rhythmic Industrial. Released on Tympanik and available July 23rd, 2010.

01. Supernova
02. Time Dilation
03. Le pain Maudit
04. Sub Galaxies Riot
05. Sonar Echoes
06. Sea Of Clouds
07. Dark Matter Observatory
08. Seneretatis Mare
09. Variable Gravity
10. Starship Weapons Kit
11. Child Robots Contine
12. The Beast
13. Comets Falls
14. Asperitatis Texture
15. Galactik Dust
16. Zion
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LUCIDSTATIC “SYMBIONT UNDERGROUND”
Lucidstatic’s ‘Symbiont Underground‘ consists of 23 solid new tracks spanning a 2-CD collection featuring collaborations with such artists as Angel Of Violence, Mothboy, Iammynewt, Mono Penguin, ESA, Human Error, Mangadrive, Experiment Haywire, Servo Hatred, Pig Fat, Manufactura, and many more, with artwork by Kostas K. (Subheim) and mastering by Justin Brink (Pneumatic Detach). With so many diverse minds and capable hands at work here, it’s almost unimaginable that such a strong, compelling, and astoundingly cohesive album such as ‘Symbiont Underground‘ could be achieved. Yet here it is. Released on Tympanik and available July 23rd, 2010.

Disc One:
01: Burning Embers
02: Noiz3Rush
03: Viscera
04: Dissection
05: Untitled
06: The Awakening
07: Moments At A Cliff
08: Book Of The Dead
09: Perpetuate
10: N.E.P.
11: Desire To Be
12: Misplaced

Disc Two:
01: Boneyard
02: Re_volve
03: Invocation
04: According To Plan
05: A New Low
06: A.L.
07: Headhunter
08: Fractured
09: We Created The Epidemic
10: Little Human Puppets
11: Fakt
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TOTAKEKE “ON THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER”
One of Tympanik Audio’s most revered and iconic artists returns for his fourth full-length album titled ‘On The First Of November‘. Here Totakeke elevates his signature brand of infectious beatworks accentuated by complex rhythms, dark melodies, and massive atmospheres to create another addictive beat-driven masterpiece. Totakeke steps up the tautness with a resounding sense of ferocity pounding out 10 powerful new tracks of immense proportions. >From beginning to end, ‘On The First Of November‘ gushes with caressing tension and head-nodding beats amidst a swirling torrent of sputtering glitch, ominous pads, punching beat drops, mind-bending breaks, and looming basslines. released on Tympanik and available July 23rd, 2010.

Untitled 01
Untitled 02
Untitled 03
Untitled 04
Untitled 05
Untitled 06
Untitled 07
Untitled 08
Untitled 09
Untitled 10
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ANKLEBITER “I WILL WAIT”
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Tanner Volz began cultivating his talents for creating electronic music in the early 1990s with the post-Industrial band Thine Eyes. From there, the eclectic project ML was realized and went on to release prolific works on such labels as Toast and Jam, n5MD, En:peg, and Piehead Recordings. While recovering from an illness in 2008, Tanner seeded his new project Anklebiter on a laptop from the comfort of his easy chair. During this time, a deeply personal, idiosyncratic, and emotionally rich instrumental electronic work emerged that fully indulged Tanner’s love for contemporary Shoegaze and Synthpop styles, as well as his deep roots in early Industrial and dark New Wave. Now, Anklebiter joins the Tympanik Audio family with his debut full-length album titled I Will Wait. With a vast array of seemingly straightforward analog patterns converging together to generate deeply emotional, beat-driven dark IDM soundscapes, ‘I Will Wait‘ manages to embrace a refreshing simplicity with unique effectiveness that is rarely heard these days. Staggering beats meet nostalgic synthlines to create a haunting aural utopia that is at once beautiful and all together strangely alluring. Released on Tympanik and available July 23rd, 2010.

01. Absolution Is A Plush Toy
02. Accessible
03. 132
04. O’Bannon
05. I Will Wait
06. Step Out
07. Thanks, Deepak
08. University
09. Hawk Is Tits
10. Happy Hollandaise
11. Nothing Will Happen Tomorrow
12. Frigid
http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=9810

STEVE ROACH “SIGH OF AGES”
Sigh of Ages is the result of extended periods of solitude and personal reflection for acclaimed composer Roach. Resulting directly from dynamic personal and cultural events, these pieces developed over time and in the moment. After 10 months of early morning and late night sonic meditations, Roach collected these various pieces and found they portrayed a poetic theme of sonic interpretations from this experience. Sculpted and refined in the artist’s deft hands, the source material of life itself took on a voice that spoke from a deep emotional well of subtle contemplation. A sacred realm of inner reflection. Released on Projekt and available July 27th, 2010.

Quelling Place 8:14
The View from Here 10:31
Sentient Breath 15:47
Morning of Ages 13:02
Return of the Majestic 16:03
Longing to Be… 10:10
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MARK SEELIG “DISCIPLE”
Disciple is the first solo release from Steve Roach/Byron Metcalf collaborator Mark Seelig, and delves deeply into a meditative/spiritual style based on classical Indian Ragas and their devotional aspects. Mark’s Bansuri flute and overtone mantra chants blend with occasional female vocals, tamboura drones, percussion from Metcalf and analog synth drones from Roach, resulting in a powerfully engaging album supporting heart centered practice, deep meditation, yoga, etc. Through the spiritual energy of the four long tracks, Mark manifests an expression of deeply felt gratitude for the gift of life, for friendship, and for peace. The various ragas, vocalists, and chants pull the listener away from external concerns into a serene mood of profound relaxation and devotional contemplation. Released on Projekt and available July 23rd, 2010.

Call of the Divine (based on Raga Bihag) 14:11
Initiation (based on Raga Jhinjhoti) 20:34
On the Path (based on Raga Khamaj) 12:30
Awakening (based on Raga Bageshri) 19:11
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WEEP “WORN THIN”
Worn Thin, the first full-length from NYC’s WEEP, takes their aggressive and firmly pop-structured songs to a place of heightened grandeur. Sweeping choruses, horn-driven verses, and lush production work seamlessly with WEEP’s guitar and drum-driven sound. At times the listener is reminded of The Head On The Door-era Cure enjoying the strange bedfellow of Catherine Wheel or Placebo. WEEP’s pilot, Doc Hammer (incidentally the same Doc Hammer who co-created Cartoon Network’s The Venture Bros.), brings his uniquely raspy vocals to the front on this release creating a bizarre but not unfamiliar kind of New Dark Pop. On Worn Thin, WEEP maintains their hard edge and generates a sound filled with loosely-bridled emotions and powerful rhythms. Doc explains: “This is the record we wanted to make. It’s almost like a reactionary antidote to what we’re sick of in music. That dry, low-tech production of the past ten years is tiring. It’s in its footy pajamas, and it needs to take a nap. We wanted something lush and dramatic for the songs on Worn Thin. They usually relegate that kinda over-the-top production to Lady Gaga. But believe me, it works really well with a messy little band like WEEP.” Released on Projekt and available July 27th, 2010.

Snow Scenery
Let Me
When I’m Wrong
A Reminder
The Time I Thought That
Over Now
Calm Down
Ever Shy (Nov. Mix)
Worn Thin
Interlude
Right Here, Right Now (Jesus Jones cover)
Shut Up And Drive (Rihanna cover)
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MERCIFUL NUNS “BODY OF LIGHT”
Limited 6 panel digipak edition! Strictly limited to 2000 copies. Less than four months after the release of their highly successful debut album “Lib. 1”, GARDEN OF DELIGHT’s only legitimate successor follows up with the “Body of Light” EP to seamlessly continue where the debut album has left off.  Merciful Nuns epitomise the Goth genre more than most bands over the last decade and it can be said without a hint of exaggeration that here we finally find music that lives up to the expectations raised by the Sisters of Mercy’s “First and Last and Always”. The songwriting and production, despite the apparent Retro influences sound refreshingly contemporary and prove that Gothic 2010 does not have to sound antiquated and out of date.  Songs like “Body of Light” or “Morphine Queen” are gloomy Goth anthems par excellence and convey the feeling of a new dawn rising over musical shores which, it is hoped, will not only attract the generations of yesteryear but also find favour amongst those enthusiasts of dark and gloomy melodies who thus far perceive Gothic as a purely electronic genre. Enjoy the Nunhood. Released on Solar Lodge and available July 30th, 2010.

01 The Lightning
02 Body of Light
03 Morphine Queen
04 The Eclipse
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ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO “RARE TRACKS ARCHIVES – 4CD BOX”
The 3rd (and final!) of the ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO – Boxes! Japanese special release. Deluxe 4CD Box-set, limited to strictly 500 copies! This final box features 3 titles/4 discs: 1) “10 Años de Esplendor” double-CD, 2) “Mecanica del Trabajo Moderno”, 3) “Control Remoto+”. The singular titles are NOT being sold seperately and are exclusively available in the Box-Set! Released on Captain Trip Japan and available July 30th, 2010.

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO / Diez Años De Esplendor
This very nice double-CD is a compilation of rare, unreleased tracks, recorded in the first 10 years. The original was released as double cassette box-set on Linea Alternativa in 1991. This re-release comes in special gatefold color paper sleeve and includes 2 bonus tracks. 2010 digital remaster!

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO / Mecánica del Trabajo Moderno
This CD features a previously unreleased Live recording from Bordeaux, France in 1986. The CD is especially Interesting, as it includes very different live versions of many early tracks (from first cassettes and LPs)! The CD Comes in special Mini-LP paper sleeve.  2010 digital remaster.

ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO / Control Remoto+
This fine CD includes the five tracks from the “Control Remoto 1.0” split album with M.S.B. from 1992 (released by Geometrik in 1992 and Apopcalyptic Vision in 1993) and three tracks from “2/3” compilation (released in 1996 by Hands Productions) – Both deleted for more than ten years. Coming in special Mini-LP paper sleeve. 2010 digital remaster.
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***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!

ABSURD MINDS – SERVE OR SUFFER – NOW OUT!!

Artoffact Records presents the first new Absurd Minds CD in five years featuring 13 addictive tracks of emotional diversity and memorable compositions. Having released five studio albums and several EPs to wide acclaim, Absurd Minds return this Spring with the new album Serve Or Suffer. For over a decade, Dresden, Germany-based trio Absurd Minds have been making EBM and synthpop music that has engaged listeners and impressed DJs. The band has collaborated with some of the scene’s most important artists and has been tapped to do remixes for The Cruxshadows, SITD, Lights of Euphoria , and many others. Ten years after the first release, Absurd Minds has not lost any of their energy or independence. Serve or Suffer surprises and will go down as classic industrial for the 21st century.

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ASCII.DISKO – STAY GOLD FOREVER GOLD – NOW OUT!!
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Stay Gold Forever Gold is the name of the third CD from German-Spanish electro-house outfit Ascii.Disko. The album features the blazing new single Jawbreaker as well as mastering by Codec of Codec & Flexor fame. Ascii.Disko has been an important figure in house, synthpop, and EBM circles since L’Age D’Or released the debut Einfach EP in 2002. Along the way, Ascii.Disko has collaborated with the likes of The Presets, Punx Soundcheck, Kloq, Mini, and many others. With two full-lengths under their belt and nearly 20 12″ releases, Ascii.Disko is in high demand as a DJ and performer the world over. Stay Gold Forever Gold cements Ascii.Disko’s status as one of the highest energy electronic acts featuring 12 tracks of non-stop dancefloor shakers and nearly 80 minutes of music!

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ARTOFFACT 2010:

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 – Remembering Dwayne – CD
ARTOFFACT RECORDS 2009 RELEASES:

AOF068 – Massiv in Mensch – Hands on Massiv: The Remixes – DD
AOF069 – Kobold – Blowback – DD
AOF070 – Xandria – Ravenheart [Bonus Tracks] – CD
AOF071 – Interlace – Nemesis – CD
AOF072 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 2 – DCD
AOF073 – S.V.D – No Ordinary Man – DD
AOF074 – Haujobb – Homes & Gardens 2.0 Special Edition – DCD
AOF075 – Urceus Exit – The Worst That We’ve Become – DD
AOF076 – Urceus Exit – Compensation For the Sound of Silence – DCD
AOF077 – Haggard – Tales Of Ithiria – CD
AOF078 – Xandria – India – CD
AOF079 – Xandria – Kill the Sun – CD
AOF080 – v01d – Weakener (EP featuring Ayria) – DD
AOF081 – v01d – This Is Not A False Alarm Anymore – DCD
AOF082 – v01d – Burnt Upon Re-Entry – DD
AOF083 – Individual Totem – Mumia Vera – DCD
AOF084 – Individual Totem – Collectotem – DD


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