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This week: Hey everyone, we are back after a crazy week in Montreal at the Kinetik Festival! MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT returns with a new best-of limited edition boxset this week, including an exclusive live CD featuring a performance from 1990!! We are also importing the new GOTHIC HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 DVD: this stunning picture from Walking Shadows features Nosferatu and Vampyr, two of the greatest horror films of all time! We also had the chance to meet with many of the great artists who performed in Montreal last week, and we have some hard-to-find CDs from them in limited quantities. The new Caustic self-release is now shipping, as is the rare albeit excellent debut from The Gothsicles, NESferatu. Hands Productions has six new releases this spring to keep your crunchy noise fix going. You can start with the fab new Forms Of hands compilation, and then sink your teeth into the new Shorai, Nullgrad, Morbus M., Maschinenkrieger 52 vs. Disraptor, and 16Pad Noise Terrorist albums!! ALL Hands orders come with free stickers while supplies last! Adam is now Adam Kult, and the new album is seriously crazy good. If you like harsh EBM, this is definitely one to check out. The Cure releases a 3CD Deluxe Edition of Disintegration, including rarities and live tracks never before heard! John Foxx (ex-Ultravox) drops a nice (and cheap!) 2CD+DVD package which is essential listening for anyone interested in electronic music. New Devo! (nuff said!). We are also importing the sublime tribute to Joy Division / Ian Curtis from the great Infrastition label. Advoxya continues their quest for EBM domination with releases from A7IE and First Black Pope. Projekt’s two June releases are excellent ambient/shoegazer for cool June evenings (especially the debut Makaras Pen: listen and love it!). Another gem from Ad Noiseam: Niveau Zero is one of the most unique French acts to come around in years! Thanks for reading, listening, and buying new music!

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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – THE WAX TRAX YEARS!!!

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT “SINISTER WHISPERZ VOLUME 1: THE WAX TRAX YEARS (1987-1991)”
Limited edition Box-Set of strictly 499 copies! The box contains the regular ‘Wax Trax Years’ album, plus an exclusive bonus-CD ‘LIVE IN SAN ANTONIO’, recorded on the PEAK of their success in 1990 and featuring their biggest hits, plus 2 POSTCARDS + BOOKMARKER! As the first in a series of retrospective compilations, Thrill Kill Kult revisits their early “industrial” roots, and has masterfully breathed new life into 12 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 & 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… Get lost (again) in the intoxicating, seductive and lurid realm that is truly and only, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Released on Rustblade and available July 9th, 2010.

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 & Roses
06 These Remains
07 Shock of Point 6
08 A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
09 Ride the Mindway
10 Kooler than Jesus
11 Leatherse*
12 A Girl doesn’t get killed by a make-believe Lover…’Cuz it’s hot
13 Satana rising

LIVE IN SAN ANTONIO 6/10/90:
01 And this is what the Devil does
02 A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
03 Gateway to Hell
04 The Days of Swine & 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
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Standard 1CD edition is available here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=9701

GOTHIC HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1: “NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR & VAMPYR” – DVD MOVIE
NOSFERATU – A chronicle of the Great Death in Wisborg. The story of “Nosferatu” is one of gothic horror, sensuality and ultimately, death. Unlike Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, the events in the movie take place, not in London, but in Bremen, Germany during the 1830’s. All copies were ordered destroyed in 1923. “Nosferatu” was deemed the product of plagerism, an unlicensed version of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Stoker’s widow sued the movie producers until they were out of business and the court ordered all copies of the film to be destroyed. Fortunately for us, copies were hidden away in the dark recesses of cinematheques and it is from these reels that we can see, what is considered the world’s first horror film. VAMPYR Vampyr ranks in many circles as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, the story concerns a mysterious series of killings, committed by a crone of a female vampire (Henriette Gerard). Released on Walking Shadows and available June 22, 2010.
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LOOKIE WHAT WE SCORED AT KINETIK…!

CAUSTIC ‘…AND YOU WILL KNOW ME BY THE TRAIL OF VOMIT”
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Anyone who knows Caustic won’t be surprised that founder Matt Fanale has woken up more than one morning in the gutter. In short, Caustic and Fanale aren’t known for making, as they say, “the smart choices”. So why not add to the list of crap decisions and release a new, mildly “experimental” CD based mining and reflecting on all those choices right after the popular 2009 2CD THIS IS JIZZCORE? Why the hell not, indeed?! This ain’t the Black Eyed Peas, bitches! “…AND YOU WILL KNOW ME BY THE TRAIL OF VOMIT” is Caustic through and through– 12 tracks of raw production, pounding beats, and lyrics combining vitriol, humor, and unique insight as only Caustic can do it. Produced intentionally as a true DIY effort to be released independently of the Crunch Pod label with a mere $5 pricetag, …TRAIL OF VOMIT comes in a plastic sleeve with hand drawn art by Fanale himself, embracing the punk roots and influences that have shaped Caustic over the years. Special appearances by The Vomit Arsonist and Dan Clark of The Dark Clan. Now shipping!

1. The Saint of Fuck-Ups
2. Piss and Vinegar
3. I to Id/Id to I [idiot]
4. Meat Market Carnivore
5. Chewing Glass at the Zoo (Caustic vs The Vomit Arsonist)
6. Altered Ego 1
7. Bad Habits
8. Appetite for Distraction
9. Bueno Excellente
10. Shrapnel Condition
11. Fail Better
12. My Crutch (w/Dan Clark of The Dark Clan)
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THE GOTHSICLES “NESFERATU”
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“Come on, it has vampires and NES. What more could you ask for?” -Echo Immortalis magazine. Featuring Caustic, Null Device, Battery Cage, and more, the debut album from The Gothsicles never gets old and will have you smiling to the gothclub. Essential for light-hearted amusement. Now shipping!

1. I Can Tell You Shop At Hot(t) Topic
2. Triple Shot
3. Konami Code IV
4. Turn Signals Are Still Cool (w/ Sega Lugosi)
5. One Second Ghost
6. English License 2.0
7. Hey, I’ve Got That Font (featuring Eric Oehler of Null Device)
8. Mix This Song Into A23’s “Maps of Reality”
9. Better Versions By Other People
10. Konami Code (Hi-Score RMX by Battery Cage)
11. Turn Signals Are Still Cool (Pimp My Rhyme Mix by Caustic)
12. Konami Code (Epsilon Minus remix)
13. One Second Ghost (Sore Thumbs Mix by Stochastic Theory)
14. Lunch Breakin’
15. Blip to be Squarewave
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***** HANDS PRODUCTIONS NEW SPRING 2010 RELEASES!!!!

VARIOUS “FORMS OF HANDS 10”
This label compilation was released for the 10th anniversary of the FORMS OF HANDS Festival and is a great collection of rhythm’n’noise, idm and electronica tracks. You will get an exclusive studio track of all performing artists. Beside well-known acts like Orphx, Mono No Aware, Xabec, Geistform, Nullvektor, S.K.E.T., From Syntech To Greyhound and Heimstatt Yipotash also newer acts on HANDS like Last Days of S.E.X., The Pcp Principle, 13th Monkey, 16Pad Noise Terrorist, Nullgrad and Morbus M. present a new non-album track. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies. Released on Hands and available June 7th, 2010.

1   Nullgrad Earthbound
2   13th Monkey Modpitch
3   Last Days Of S.e.x. Support To The Conscientious Objectors (Antimilaristic Mix)
4   Heimstatt Yipotash Gray Invaders
5   S.k.e.t. The Weird Trumpeter
6   Geistform Post Ibm
7   Orphx Axial
8   Morbus M. Get It
9   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
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SHORAI “IT WAS LISTENING WITH MECHANICAL PRECISION”
After his Albums Sounds Without Souls, 40 Minutes Into The Future and after many shows like for example at Maschinenfest, Forms Of Hands and DeciBelio here is the long awaited 3rd release of this Madrid based electronica act SHORAI. It’s a musically journey through virtual spaces from intelligent laser drills over hyper cubes to artificial sunsets. The sound universe of Shorai has become over the last years even more unique more and can be described somewhere between idm, electronica, industrial sound design and a little boing bumm tschak. It was listening with mechanical Precision includes 10 tracks and each is exact 5:00 minutes long and are the recommended dose for both robots and human beings. Released on Hands and available June 7th, 2010.

1   Laser Drill
2   Chronodynamics
3   New Prototype
4   Waiting For The Sound To Rise
5   Hypercube
6   NO10V34O1DR0BO7 (BR34K50N64BR34KH34RT)
7   Mechanical Precision
8   Lithium Technike
9   Nrg Line Memory Time
10   Soundset
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NULLGRAD “THE SHEPHERD’S SATELLITE”
In Hands Paper Pack! Nullgrad’s first album release is one of the most complex and diverse but also exciting releases of the year. Its ingenious sound design covers a wide range from electro industrial and idm over electronica to scifi-ambient. Epic melodies meet industrial sound research and amazing analogue and digital sounds. The 12 tracks of the album will take you to places human beings will never be able to visit. Intelligent and kicking beats, spherical electronic sounds and a pulsating bass push the listener to planets far away from Earth. Enjoy your trip to the Shepherds Satellite! released on Hands and available June 7th, 2010.

01 Buran
02 Regolith
03 Aphrodite Terra
04 Alba Patera
05 Lowell’s Folly
06 Lo
07 Exodus
08 Oort Cloud
09 Termination Shock
10 Quantux
11 Farscape
12 Buran (Energija Mix by Spherical Disrupted)
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MORBUS M. “FORGET THE PAST”
In Hands Paper Pack! René Klimaczweski aka Morbus M. presents dark, forceful and threading electronica tracks 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. Further on media samples, field-recordings and the beat structures generate and build up finally an almost too intense and deep atmosphere. In total Forget the Past is an album that breaks the borders of genres and is an emotional trip in the inner apocalypse. Released on Hands and available June 7th, 2010.

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
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MASCHINENKRIEGER KR 52 VS. DISRAPTOR “MELTDOWN”
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The project has become within a very short time one of the most highly appreciated rhythm’n’noise projects. On their second album they developed their sound further and became more diverse but kept their typical and unique straightness of the tracks – so the new 16 tracks will function even more perfectly in the club. Strict driving distorted beats, samples and minimal sequences are melted to an exciting rhythm’n’noise inferno full of energy. We don’t need breaks! Released on Hands.

01 Automation
02 Gateway
03 Learn The Basics
04 Alpha City
05 Foldback Distortion
06 Deep Echo
07 Fosho
08 Right At Your Door
09 Get Real
10 Synaptics
11 Notch
12 Industrial Bloodline
13 Oxid
14 Breakdown
15 We Dont Need Breaks
16 Dirty Noise
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16PAD NOISE TERRORIST “UTOPIA”
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New project by S.K.E.T. member Candy Schlüer! With his first album, he hits directly to the center of the dark drum’n’bass genre. A quite diverse blend of club tracks in a wide range from highspeed hardcore tunes to slow-steady tracks. In total they all have a quite unique symbiosis of melodic sounds, industrialized sounds, forceful and powerful beats and distorted infectious basslines. Let’s terrorize the world with 16 sample pad guns! Released by Hands.

01 Utopia 1
02 No Pain No Religion
03 Indianina
04 Mr Bane
05 Symbolic Forms
06 Swamp Of Death
07 Break 7 Slow
08 Mangogirl
09 The Knarz Industry
10 Darksteps
11 Utopia 2
12 My Way
13 T Or 3rror
14 Utopia 3
15 Noisia Utopia
16 Lovetrack (Excited)
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***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!

ADAM KULT “HARSH IS DEAD”
The highly anticipated second album from Italian harsh-machine ADAM (their debut was released by Fear Section/Out of Line), for the occasion transformed into ADAM KULT due to a case of homonymy. After an explosive debut, the performance at Wave Gotik Treffen and a German tour as official opening act for Blutengel, ADAM KULT buried themselves in their own studio to give birth to a follow up that could be even higher. So Harsh IS DEAD is born, where the sound becomes more granitic, where arrangements transform the groove in a massive dance floor-machine. The vocals, made even more powerful by a production that eclipses the first act, dragging the listener into a veritable hell. For those who love huge kick, deep baselines and frantic rhythms. Features remixes by Suicidal Romance, Cedigest and others! Released on Koldfinger and available July 9th, 2010.

01 This is not America
02 Dark Friday
03 Harsh is Dead
04 Fast Lane
05 I will f**k Your Mind
06 Shut Your Mouth
07 Let the Beat take Control
08 Sky Raper
09 F**k them
10 F**k them – Suicidal Romance Rmx
11 F**k them – Cedigest Rmx
12 Sky Raper – Surgery Rmx (feat. Ghige)
13 Sky Raper – Nydhog Rmx
14 This is not America – Skd Rmx
15 This is not America – Promised Eden Rmx
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THE CURE “DISINTEGRATION: DELUXE EDITION 3CD”
Robert Smith curates reissue of The Cure’s dark masterpiece as a three-disc deluxe edition that includes a remastered version of the original, plus unreleased songs, demos, outtakes and live performances. Despite early concerns that it was too gloomy for radio airplay, The Cure’s eighth studio album, Disintegration, quickly became the group’s most successful. Spurred by two Top 10 hits, “Lullaby” and “Lovesong,” album sales topped more than 3 million as the band sold out stadiums and arenas around the world during its 1989 tour. Rhino reissues this dark tour de force, remastering the original, addition a disc of unreleased outtakes and demos, plus a third disc that contains a live performance of the entire album recorded in 1989 at Wembley Arena. This deluxe edition comes with a 20-page booklet containing previously unseen photos and art, as well as lyrics and an in-depth overview of the period by The Cure’s founder, Robert Smith. Smith compiled, produced, and supervised the mastering of this three-disc collection, which covers the evolution of disintegration, from demos and rehearsals to studio and stage. The first disc contains newly remastered versions of the album’s original 12 tracks. Gathering 20 unreleased tracks, the second disc trawls through Smith’s home recordings to find early instrumental versions of fan favorites “Pictures Of You,” “Prayers For Rain,” and “Fascination Street.” The final disc, Smith remixes and expands Entreat, a live album recorded in 1989 at Wembley Arena during The Cure’s sold-out Prayer Tour. Entreat Plus combines the original’s eight tracks with four more “missing” tracks to create a complete, contemporary live version of Disintegration. Released on Rhino and available June 8th, 2010.

Disc One: Remastered Album
Plainsong
Pictures of You
Closedown
Lovesong
Last Dance
Lullaby
Fascination Street
Prayers For Rain
The Same Deep Water As You
Disintegration
Homesick
Untitled

Disc Two: Rarities (1988-1989)
Prayers For Rain – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
Pictures Of You – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
Fascination Street – RS Home Demo (Instrumental)
Homesick – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
Fear Of Ghosts – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)
Noheart – Band Rehearsal (Instrumental)*
Esten – Band Demo (Instrumental)*
Closedown – Band Demo (Instrumental)
Lovesong – Band Demo (Instrumental)
2 Late (alternate version) – Band Demo (Instrumental)
The Same Deep Water As You – Band Demo (Instrumental)
Disintegration – Band Demo (Instrumental)
Untitled (alternate version) – Studio Rough (Instrumental)
Babble (alternate version) – Studio Rough (Instrumental)
Plainsong – Studio Rough (guide Vocal)
Last Dance – Studio Rough (guide vocal)
Lullaby – Studio Rough (guide vocal)
Out Of Mind – Studio Rough (guide vocal)
Delirious Night – Rough Mix (vocal)*
Pirate Ships – RS Solo, Rough Mix (vocal)*

Disc Three: Entreat Plus
Plainsong
Pictures Of You
Closedown
Lovesong*
Last Dance
Lullaby*
Fascination Street
Prayers For Rain
The Same Deep Water As You*
Disintegration
Homesick
Untitled
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JOHN FOXX “METATRONIC 2CD+DVD”
Synth pioneer and former Ultravox singer John Foxx is marking the 30th anniversary of the release of his solo debut ‘Metamatic’ with a new 2CD+1DVD 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 — 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 headlines and curates 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 slated 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 and early Ultravox songs, as well as some of the musician’s current work, including a brand-new collaboration with Leftfield’s Paul Daley and songs from this fall’s John Foxx & The Maths debut album, an all-analog project with London musician Benge. Also in March, Foxx released My Lost City, an 11-track album comprised mostly of previously unreleased material recorded between 1981 and 1985 and only recently rediscovered on “old, forgotten tapes buried away in storage.” In press material for the album, Foxx says, “‘When I played them I was struck by the way they evoke a time and a place — and how I d been unaware of this when they were made. Then they seemed like fragments, unfinished and unsatisfying. A stop on the way to somewhere else.” Released on Edsel and available June 7th, 2010.

Tracks CD1 ‘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

CD2 ‘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
09 Burning Car (early Version)
10 Underpass (Mark Reeder sinister Subway Mix)
11 Dislocated (Jussi Pekka’s Pointed on a Map Remix)
12 20th Century (Dubterror vs Karborn Mix)

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)
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DEVO “SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE”
More than three decades after the release of its visionary debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, and a full 20 years since its last studio album, Devo is back with the aptly titled Something for Everybody. The long rumored, wildly anticipated album (which was launched with a memorable performance in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics) features the band’s classic line-up-Mark and
Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald and Bob Casale-joined by drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n’ Roses). Though the songs recorded for Something for Everybody are built on Devo’s signature mechanized swing, the recording and presentation of the album saw the band experimenting with an entirely new approach. A series of studies were conducted through the Clubdevo site to help the band with its creative decisions, from color selection to song mixes. In fact 16 songs were recorded but only 12 made the final album. Released on Warner and available June 15th, 2010.
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VARIOUS “30 YEARS WITH(OUT) IAN CURTIS: TRANSMISSION, A JOY DIVISION TRIBUTE”
30 years with(out) Ian Curtis – Transmission – 80-10 A Joy Division Tribute. Great compilation of songs, many of them especially recorded for this third volume of Infrastition’s ‘Transmission’ series! This 3rd volume is entirely dedicated to Ian Kevin Curtis, legendary leader and singer of JOY DIVISION, who passed away 30 years ago. These 18 recordings are the fruit of a deep devotion of the participating artists, to the work and life of a singer, that died at a far too young age and left a lasting gap in the music scene. Transmission 3 is a sort of ‘French incarnation’ of this deep devotion to a musician and a band, that influenced the dark and electro-scene for over 30 years now. Many big names of the French alternative scene contributed and the tracklist reads like a ‘who is who’ of the French Cold Wave scene of the 80ies and 90ies! Released on Infrastition and available June 8th, 2010.

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
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A7IE “THE SHATTERING”
The first experiences: A7ie essence is born in 2002 into the name Aseptie. Evolved into industrial and electro music, the beginning was on the form of an instrumental project, experimenting harsh and distorted beats with dark and melodic backgrounds. Its first official single with vocals was launched in 2005 and released on the French compilation “in this cold terrific room 2” by the label La Chambre Froide (France). “Pray (this agony)” is much appreciated by the audience and has been played in many clubs worldwide. After several remixes for bands like Agonoize, Tamtrum or Alien Produkt, the band definitely took the name a7ie and is revealed to the public with its single “messiah” , and with many apparitions on compilations like “gothic magazine”, “goth is what you make It vol.2” or “extreme sundenfall vol.6”. In september 2007, A7ie launched its sick music for sick people with the debut album “distress” on the labels La Chambre Froide and Rupal Records (Germany) with remixes by Tamtrum, Wynardtage or X-Fusion, “distress” is announced as best dark electronics album of the month. 3 years after a7ie comes again with its new album “the shattering”. Wounds have been dressed and there is no more place for remorses and regrets. Produced by Jan L. from X-Fusion / Noisuf-X, this album contains 9 loud and heavy new original songs + remixes from PreEmptive Strike 1.0, Aktive:Hate, Sadiztik injektion, Adeonesis. Time has come to endure the hate, take care! Released on Advoxya and available June 15th, 2010.

01 Scars
02 Some Kind of Hate
03 Neuroleptics
04 Angels (Dancing in the Dust)
05 Stay (In Silence)
06 Martyr
07 Words of Violence
08 I, Liar
09 Inner Fight
11 Some Kind of Hate (eternal hate by Preemptive Strike.01)
12 Angels (fallen mix by Aktive:Hate)
13 Neuroleptics (terror body mix by Sadiztik:Injektion)
14 Angels (remix by Adeonesis)
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FIRST BLACK POPE “SPIRITUAL SPIRAL”
FIRST BLACK POPE: brand new harsh electro-goth outfit from Italy combining hard powerful beats in malevolent and grevious atmos-fears with cutting edge painful screaming vocals which tell the difficult marriage between the sense of sin and permeating feeling of imminent catastrophe. In 2004: selected by London Cryonica Records , featured in vol.3 of their celebrated sampler Cryonica Tanz with the track Evil One (fucking bastard remix) together with bands such as INERTIA, SOLITARY EXPERIMENT,  CULTUR KULTUR, SPETSNAZ and many others. The track has also been added to the playlist of several noted goth djs worlwide. Following: The band opens for bands like ULTRAVIOLENCE, PANKOW, DAS ICH, KIRLIAN CAMERA, ROSA CRUX and INERTIA, gaining a strong reputation for their extremely violent and blasphemous live shows with notorious bleeding penance-performance. Of c(o)urse(d) hailing from Italy the FIRST BLACK POPE is the ultimate Evil Body Music sensation into electro Industrial scene. After gaining a strong reputation for their extremely violent and blasphemous live shows with notorious bleeding penance -performance and (sac)religious rituals the First Black Pope is now ready to spread his malevolent blessings amongst the new sick electro breed. Get into their “Spiritual Spiral” album for harsh powerful beats in malevolent and grievous atmosfears with cutting edge painful screaming voices for the most incredible industrial mystical experience. Released on Advoxya and available June 8th, 2010.

01 Mystical Trance Experience
02 S/M God
03 Motherdeath
04 Random Suicide
05 Skyrats (second act)
06 Under a Spell
07 Red Flowers
08 Spiritual Spiral
09 S/M God (escape mix)
10 Isle of Men
11 Lisergic Devotion (full on mix)
12 Abuse (necropop mix)
13 Abuse (cross up your ass mix)
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ERIK WOLLO “GATEWAY”
Projekt is proud to announce the signing of noted Norwegian electronic / ambient guitarist, synthesist and composer Erik Wøllo. Since the mid-80s, Wøllo has released a string of mesmerizingly melodic and original albums culminating in Gateway, his 14th solo release. His recent collaboration with Steve Roach, Stream of Thought (Projekt, 2009), introduced a new audience to his personal signature of introspective atmospherics. Working over two years creating Gateway, Wøllo presents a fine-tuned collection of carefully crafted compositions; electro-symphonies morph through a wide variety of moods, guitar expositions and crescendos. With a minimalist’s restrained elegance, Wøllo creates evocative passage through imaginary landscapes by blending dark and light elements. The resulting music is visual, kindling the feeling of nature inspired by the Nordic landscapes of Wøllo’s homeland. These epic dimensions are reflected in the beautiful album cover images created by Polish artist Michal Karcz; dramatic, vast, and untouched landscapes symbolize purity and beauty. Released on Projekt and available June 8th, 2010.

Land of Myths 04:50
First Arrival 07:08
The Crossing 08:25
A Sublime Place 03:16
Gateway 05:36
Blue Universe 03:57
The Traveler 06:12
There Will Be Snow 05:20
The Mental Trail 05:16
Full Circle 06:15
Wetlands 05:22
Thule 08:35
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MAKARAS PEN “(DEBUT)”
Makaras Pen walks the line between shoegaze and indie rock with a strong dynamic of crushing guitars and delicate female vocals. Doug White – founder, guitarist and songwriter from Projekt’s now disbanded Tearwave – builds on Tearwave’s sound and shoegaze elements made popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s by bands like Lush, Slowdive, and the Cocteau Twins. Makaras Pen adds a startlingly fresh perspective on the genre. Released on Projekt and available June 8th, 2010.

Currents
Promises
Sacrifice
New Beginnings
Falling Deeper
What’s Really Happening
Tightrope
Through The Mirror
Envy And Lust
Spent With You
Opus 6
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NIVEAU ZERO “IN_SECT”
The first album by France’s best known dubstep export, “In_Sect” is a boundary-free wild ride through the many forms of modern bass music. Featuring collaborations with such artists as Ben Sharpa, Broken Note, Hecq and The Unik, it is a new statement of Niveau Zero’s talent and his take at concert hall-friendly heavy tracks. Heavy dubstep, hip-hop, metal and breaks collide here to form a massive and addictive collection. An ear-opener against musical sectarianism, as well as a perfect album to spin or dance to. Released on Ad noiseam and available June 15th, 2010.

1. In_Sect
2. First (feat. The Unik)
3. My Dog
4. Revolution HXC (feat. Real Fake Mc & Plan Nine)
5. Evil League (remix by Hecq)
6. Law Of The Universe (feat. Ben Sharpa & Ill Smith)
7. I Believe in…
8. Icon
9. Broken Note: War In The Making (remix by Niveau Zero)
10. Gracilicornis
11. Hyperlord (feat. Ill Smith)
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***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!

Kinetik Festival Volume 3, the 3CD companion to this year’s electro bomb in Montreal, is up for pre-order! Details are below.
Pre-order now at the Artoffact Store !!

KINETIK FESTIVAL VOLUME 3 – 3CD SET! – PRE-ORDER NOW!!

Artoffact Records presents a 3CD compilation showcasing the superb talent featured at the 2010 edition of the Kinetik Festival which is set to light the fuse over Montreal May 12th through 17th this year. Top name artists include Combichrist, Leaether Strip, Fixmer / McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb), 16 Volt, Imperative Reaction, Covenant, Unter Null, Hocico, Decoded Feedback, Synapscape, Melotron, and Faderhead. Alien Vampires appears featuring contributions from Suicide Commando. Artoffact’s own roster is represented by cuts from Ascii.Disko, Memmaker, and Run Level Zero. Several artists (Caustic, The Gothsicles, Ivardensphere, Destroid) provide mixes done especially for the festival. VNV Nation, Combichrist, Soman, Feindflug, Fractured, Ravenous, and others appear as remixers. Over 50% of the tracks are compilation exclusives or rarities, and several tracks appear here on CD for the first time! The first volume of the Kinetik Festival compilation sold out within weeks, and Volume 2 is nearly sold out. This special edition Volume 3 is a must-have for fans of industrial, goth, and techno music! Released on Artoffact and available May 4th, 2010.

Order a copy today: http://www.artoffact.com/releases.php
Do you have your Kinetik Ticket yet?: http://www.festival-kinetik.net/

Disc 1
1. Fixmer / McCarthy – Destroy
2. Ascii Disko – Jawbreaker (24 Bit Body Function)
3. Mini – Chronicles (David Carretta remix)
4. Leaether Strip – Compassion (KANT KINO remix)
5. Vomito Negro – Feel The Heat (2K10 REMAKES)
6. Tyske Ludder – Kinkat (Edit by Feindflug)
7. Imperative Reaction – Functional (Hi-Watt Remix)
8. 16 Volt – Feel It Through
9. Chemlab – Binary Nation (Automatic Da Fe Remix by Kill Memory Crash)
10. Left Spine Down – Welcome To The Future
11. Alter Der Ruine – Shit-Disco Stunner (Sleaze Version)
12. The Gothsicles – Holy Shit, Were Playing Kinetik
13. Caustic – Shrapnel Condition (Kinetik Mix)
14. T-Faktor – Bricksplitter
15. Left Side Neighbour – Today 24441

Disc 2
1. Combichrist – Turmoil
2. Alien Vampires feat. Suicide Commando – Far From Humans
3. Decoded Feedback – Demons
4. Synapscape – Purge
5. FGFC 820 – Killing Fields (Dracos Remix)
6. SAM – World Of Shit (Soman Remix)
7. Edgey – Onfall (kurz mix)
8. Iszoloscope – The Unsettled (Kinetik Cut)
9. Hocico – Ruptura (Motherfucker 667 Remix by Combichrist)
10. Tactical Sekt – Fleshcoated Technoloqy
11. Ambassador21 – Dope Off
12. Hypnoskull – Tomahawk
13. Terrorfakt – ALF (Muted Logic Remix)
14. Aliceffekt – Laeis 7th Passage E.th
15. Ivardensphere – Calibrating The God Machine (Kinetik Cut)

Disc 3
1. Covenant – XRDS
2. Rotersand – By The Waters (Soman Sheffield Remix)
3. Melotron – Dein Meister (Ravenous Remix)
4. Destroid – Silent World (kinetik edit)
5. Frozen Plasma – Tanz Die Revolution (Syrian Remix)
6. Lights of Euphoria – True Life (VNV Nation Remix)
7. Faderhead – 69 Freaks Per Minute
8. Komor Kommando – Triggerfinger
9. Run Level Zero – Deny Me
10. Unter Null – Godless (Neikka RPM Rmx)
11. Cesium_137 – Unwanted
12. Fractured – For What?
13. Memmaker – Ascent (Remixed by Fractured)
14. FabrikC – Mensch
15. Torrent Vaccine vs. Synnack – Adroit Deflector
16. Detroit Diesel – Terre Humaine
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
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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