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This week: Please let me take you down the industrial-military-neofolk aisle this week, cause we have not one but two seriously excellent bands in that genre that are doing some wonderful things. If you’re not familiar with ROME or ARDITI, now is your chance to own some new material from these wonderful artists. Both have new albums out (okay Rome is a re-issue) and both are available as standard CD editions. You can get Rome with a T-shirt, or Arditi as a limited vinyl, and there’re more goodies for Arditi than you can shake a stick at. Check it all out below!! INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRY is back! The classic South american cult band has released a limited boxset featuring 11 new songs, a bonus CD of remixes, and a DVD!! The boxset also comes with a T-shirt, two pins, a poster, and a bag…but watch out it’s limited to 50 copies worldwide and most of them are already gone. Placebo returns with two releases this Spring: a live album and a 2CD collection of b-sides. Gothic-rockers Within Temptation drop a limited edition CD+DVD of their new album The Unforgiving. Influential black metal act Burzum returns with a new album (get this!). One of our favourite (and we mean it!) synthpop acts The Echoing Green finally return with their new CD. Wave Records gives us Wave Klassix Volume 5, a collection of really underground 80s wave hits including bands like Poesie Noire, Q4U, Zola Jesus, FSK, and more!! French industrial favourites Collapse release their new album (it’s an import, it’s a good price, and they’re great: just sayin’). Ivardensphere. What can we say about them? Massively popular overnight, signed in Canada, signed in Germany, and re-releasing their Scatterface CD with several bonus tracks. If you missed it the first time around, this new version packs double the punch! Dekad release a new album on Boredom Product. Infrastition release a 4CD boxset for GUERRE FROIDE / GEGENACHT / POUR L’EXEMPLE (still can’t figure out what this is but hell if you know, email us!). Koacha release electro-pop perfection on their new album Mr. Down. The Gothic Compilation not only lowers their price, but also releases their 50th volume…something tells me they’re not actually celebrating a 50-year anniversary, but what the hell the album has two CDs and is supercheap. Did I mention Ikon, Gothminister, Sara Noxx, Diary of Dreams, Covenant, Soman, Aircrash Bureau, and more? Yes! Good stuff. Thank you for listening to GREAT music!!!
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ROME FAN-SPECIAL. Limited time only pre-order price!!
ROME “MASSE MENSCH MATERIAL [COLLECTOR’S SET]”
Number 4 in the series of ROME re-prints – New wine from the orchards of ROME! After the debut ep ‘Berlin’ and two successful albums “Nera” and “Confessions d’un voleur d’âmes”, in year 2008 ROME blessed us with its 12-track-knock-out “Masse Mensch Material”, that held more than one musical surprise! ROME‘s particular brand of post-industrial folk, combined with new-wave song-writing and neo-classical arrangements, took on a new and poppy twist. Seen by many as their best album, ‘Masse Mensch Material’ has been available for long. As with the previous re-releases, the artwork has been restored or partially re-invented and even enhanced with a booklet containing all lyrics and additional photographs.
Just as with the previous ‘Berlin’, ‘Nera’ and ‘Confessions…’ shirts, also this time Trisol decided to print a TOP quality shirt for this re-release – the best there is on the market: This t-shirt is not your average black t-shirt, but grey/zinc-coloured Shirt with black print. This rather nostalgic look fits ROME’s latest re-release perfectly. To top it off, the ROME-logo is made in an elaborate 3D-print. Released on Trisol and available May 20th, 2011.
PRE-ORDERS NEEDED BEFORE APRIL 26TH TO GUARANTEE PRODUCT!
FRONT: ROME (3D-print) and Slogan “ES LEBE DIE FREIHEIT” (engl.: Long live freedom) BACK: Slogan: “WIR STERBEN STEHEND – ZWISCHEN DEN STÜHLEN” (engl.: We die on our feet – and don’t take sides) PRINT: Ochre on black brown t-shirt T-SHIRT: Sol’s pure cotton (100%) AVAILABLE SIZES: S, M, L, XL and XXL
02 Der Brandtaucher
03 Das Feuerordal
04 Der tote Spielmann
05 Wir Götter der Stadt
06 Die Nelke
07 Der Erscheinungen Flucht
08 Die Brandstifter
10 Wir Moorsoldaten
11 Neue Erinnerung
NEW ARDITI: CD-ALBUM, 12″, 7″ – black and marble vinyls!!
ARDITI “LEADING THE IRON RESISTANCE”
After the more orchestral approach found in their previous album “Omne Ensis Impera” and the use of folk elements that characterized the “Statues of God” EP, on their fifth full-length recording the Swedish duo partially emphasize the Industrial side of their music, with the extensive use of loops and recurring themes adding a semi-obsessive tone to the Classical-themed militaristic sound-sculpturing. “Leading the Iron Resistance” is a work that raises a warning flag against the false freedom of our age, and which seeks to inspire new ways of resistance through Unity. A work that documents values and virtues that now seem lost, echoing through muddy recordings filled with blaring horns and somber narrations from days past. A work that beckons a call to arms, set to the pace of martial percussions, stirring orchestrations and powerful choirs. A work that instills the forging a new Man, under the leadership of Arditi! The CD version of “Leading the Iron Resistance” is released on matt-coated Digipak CD with silver hot-foil finishing on front! Released on Equilibrivm Music and available April 8th, 2011.
01 Leading the Iron Resistance
02 False Mask of Freedom
04 Military Virtue
05 Fahnen Ewigkeit
06 Arming for War
07 Forging a New Man
08 We the Unity, You the Mass
09 A Giant Bleeds
TONS MORE ARDITI CAN BE FOUND HERE:
INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRY IS BACK!!
INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRY “DREAMS NEVER END – LIMITED EDITION FANBOX”
Formed in the end of the 80s and being the first to mix a variation of styles such as ethereal-pop, wave and down-tempo/trip-hop in Brazil, Individual Industry returns after being 14 years away from the scene with 13 songs, 11 of them completely new.
The latest album was produced and mastered by the audio engineer and producer Cysco Nasa between the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, being finalized in November, after twenty three years on the road the band has been consolidated as a duo composed by Alex Twin and Maurizio Bonito.
The flawless production and the aesthetic care present in digipack as well as DVD are complemented by the guest voices, the highlight of this release. Released on Wave Records and available March 29th, 2011.
01 AMY – Feat. Carine Grieg (Collection D´Arnell Andrea / France)
02 LES INNOCENTS – Feat. Catherine-Marie (Opera Multi Steel / France)
03 BLESSED BE – Feat. Jayne Casey & Ra Cole (Pink Industry / UK)
04 SPRING NIGHT DREAMS – Feat. Downward Path (Brazil)
05 SLEEPY TRAVEL – Feat. Carine Grieg (Collection D´arnell Andrea / France)
06 DREAMS NEVER END – Feat. Danyela Gato (Individual Industry / Brazil)
07 DAMM SPRING DREAMS – Feat. Bettina Koester (Malaria! / Germany)
08 DREAMLAND – Feat. Claudia (Scarlet Leaves / Brazil)
09 FREE IN THE UNIVERSE – Feat. Hatria (Beata Beatrix / Italy)
10 THE KEY OF DREAMS – Feat. Carla P. (Speaking Silence / France)
11 L´EMPRISE – Feat. Carine Grieg (Collection D´Arnell Andrea / France)
12 TO SIR WITH LOVE – Feat. Gayna (Shiny Two Shiny / UK)
13 BLESSED BE (RMX by Cysco Nasa & Sci-Fi Moritz) – Feat. Jayne Casey & Ra Cole (Pink Industry / UK)
Bonus Cd – Ltd Edition:
01 SPRING NIGHT DREAMS – (Full Moon Mix by Marcelo Gallo)
02 SLEEPY TRAVEL – (Remix by Downward Path)
03 EYES WITHOUT A FACE – (Demo feat. Franck Lopez & Catherine Marie)
04 THE KEY OF DREAMS – (Mechanical Moth Remix)
05 LES INNOCENTS – (Cathedrale Of Innocents RMX by OMS)
06 AMY – (Sci-Fi Moritz E-Topia Meex 77)
07 FREE IN THE UNIVERSE – (FFFC RMX)
08 THE KEY OF DREAMS – (Awaken RMX by Synthex)
09 SLEEPY TRAVEL – (Instrumental Demo Version)
10 THE KEY OF DREAMS – (Instrumental Demo Version)
11 L´EMPRISE – (Alternative Version)
Cd + Bonus Cd Ltd Edition
– DVD (Videoclip + Live + TV + Photo Gallery)
– 2 x Pin
– T-Shirt (M-L-XL)
***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!
PLACEBO “LIVE AT LA CIGALE”
Placebo – Live At La Cigale, is Placebo’s live album recorded at the legendary La Cigale, Paris in 2006. Tracks include: Meds, The Bitter End and Infa-red. Released on EMI and available April 5th, 2011.
04. Follow The Cops Back Home
05. Post Blue
06. Song To Say Goodbye
07. The Bitter End
08. Special K
PLACEBO “B-SIDES 1996-2006”
2CD, 28 tracks. Same tracklisting as on the box set minus ‘I Do’ and ‘Twenty Years’ as they are on ‘Once More With Feeling’ and adding tracks; Flesh Mechanic, HK Farewell, Aardvark and Soulmates which were also b-sides but missing from the previously released boxed set. Released on EMI and available April 5th, 2011.
1. Dark Globe
2. Hare Krishna
3. Been Smoking Too Long
4. Hug Bubble
5. Flesh Mechanic (Demo)
6. H. K Farewell
8. Eyesight To The Blind
9. Miss Moneypenny
10. Waiting For The Son Of Man
11. Then The Clouds Will Open For Me
12. Mars Landing Party
15. Innocence Of Sleep
18. Theme From Funky Reverand
21. Dub Psycosis
22. Little Mo
24. Drink You Pretty
26. Detox Five
WITHIN TEMPTATION “THE UNFORGIVING – SPECIAL EDITION WITH DVD”
Within Temptation have come a long way in the last fourteen years. From their humble beginnings, the Dutch band have now sold over 2.8 million CDs and DVDs world-wide, making them not only Holland’s biggest selling musical export but also one of the biggest rock acts internationally.
Special Edition Bonus Tracks: DVD contains 3 short films and making of. Released on Roadrunner and available March 29th, 2011.
Why Not Me
Shot In The Dark
In The Middle Of The Night
Fire and Ice
Where Is The Edge
A Demon?s Fate
Stairway To the Skies
Burzum can single-handledly be credited with influencing much of modern-day black metal. While his music has travelled roads often far removed from what many consider black metal to be (with parts ambient, electronic, and more), his compositions are immediately taken to heart by countless legions of fans the world over. It is a “no fear” mentality that has made Varg Vikernes both an idol and a bastard. And we are all artistically greater for it. Metal Army said of 2010’s Belus, “Whatever you might think of Varg Vikernes, it’s impossible to deny the depressive brilliance of Belus, which recalls his classic albums Filosofem and Hvis Lyset Tar Oss yet shows a marked increase of maturity.” Fallen is the second album from the controversial recording artist since his release from chains that bound him for nearly two decades. It is the first album from the musician to benefit from a proper North American release. Released on Candlelight and available April 5th, 2011.
THE ECHOING GREEN “IN SCARLET AND VILE”
The Echoing Green have been a mainstay in the electronic pop scene since the mid 1990’s with one popular album after another. Years have passed since the released of the landmark album, THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT, and during that time the band has pieced together their best effort yet. IN SCARLET AND VILE is well worth the wait, featuring the single tracks SUFFER and SANCTUARY which have had fans anxiously awaiting more music for several years. This is powerful and memorable music from true veterans of the independent music scene! Released on A Different Drum and available March 28th, 2011.
1. Heaven (Devil In the Details)
4. The Huntress
5. Let’s Go!
6. Dead Hearts
9. Sanctuary (Glen Nicholls Mix)
11. Battered and Bruised
13. King Planet
14. Here is the House (Mikkel Natas Remix)
VARIOUS “WAVE KLASSIX VOLUME 5”
New volume of this 80´s compilation released by Wave Records. Like the previous volumes, this compilation is released with dvd slim box and limited edition!
Once again, great compilation bringing us great music with alternative bands around the world. German band like FSK, Die Unbekannten, Echo West, Matthias Schuster, Belgium cult band Poésie Noire, Italian band Winter Light, UK bands Beautiful Pea Green Boat and Poeme Electronique, Americans Martial Canterel and Zola Jesus, Sweden solo artist Tobias Bernstrup, and great post punk wave band Q4U from Iceland.
01. F.S.K. (FREIWILLIGE SELBSTKONTROLLE) – VIE ZU VIEL 3:48
02. THE CULTURAL DECAY – END OF THE CORRIDOR 4:09
03. DANSE MACABRE – SHE BELIEVES 6:08
04. Q4U – SIGURINN 2:43
05. WINTER LIGHT – ISAO 4:32
06. BEAUTIFUL PEA GREEN BOAT –IN SUCCESSION 3:19
07. DIE UNBEKANNTEN – DON´T TELL ME STORIES 4:59
08. KURUKI – SUCH A LIAR 4:35
09. POEME ELECTRONIQUE – RENDEZVOUS 4:30
10. ECHO WEST – EUROPA 3:20
11. MARTIAL CANTEREL – FOREIGN BIRTHPLACE 3:37
12. MATTHIAS SCHUSTER – RITUAL IV (REMIX) 6:07
13. POÉSIE NOIRE – UNCERTAIN SMILE 2010 3:22
14. TOBIAS BERNSTRUP – CRYO SLEEP 4:21
15. ZOLA JESUS – CLAY BODIES 4:55
COLLAPSE “IN DESPAIR”
Collapse celebrates its twelve years of life with 11 bombastic tracks for the dancefloor that you will remember for a long time! This is electronic-industrial at its best ! Now shipping!
1 One By One
3 New Horizon
8 It Is Time
9 Land Of The Dead
11 Rest In Peace
IVARDENSPHERE “SCATTERFACE V2”
Industrial music targeted directly at the dance floor. 11 tracks of mayhem and stomp that span the genres of EBM, Tribal and down-right noise.
New edition! Includes remixes by Memmaker, Komor Kommando, Psykkle and Iszoloscope! Now shipping!
1. Sentient Wave Form
2. Calibrating the God Machine
6. Nuke The Site From Orbit
10. Box of Monsters
11. …A Message From Our Sponsors
12. Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix)
13. Virus (Memmaker Remix)
14. Nuke The Site From Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix by Psykkle)
15. Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix)
Now a solo project, Dekad presents its third album logically named ‘Monophonic’. And this change in the line-up proves once again that less is more. Dekad remains a blend of electro, pop, wave and EBM but add extra layers with deeper songwriting and lush production. Led by first single ‘So Sorry’ an emotional duet with Foretaste’s singer, ‘Monophonic’ strongly improves the sound of Dekad and proposes a great combination of energy and melodies. ‘Monophonic’ is probably the best album of Dekad to date, and it reminds us, if necessary, that Dekad is a band we have to count with. Released on Boredom Product and available May 2nd, 2011.
1 . New religion
2 . Untouchable
3 . Darkest days
4 . Hands over me
5 . So sorry
6 . What if
7 . Dont try
8 . Sometimes
9 . No time for it
10 . Dirty princess
11 . Monophonic
GUERRE FROIDE / GEGENACHT / POUR L’EXEMPLE “CRYOPACK 1980-1992 4CD BOXSET”
‘Cryogenisation Report’: This name takes us 30 years back in time, to the days of albums released on tape only, of gigs with an audience of 15 people, of those records owned, kept and treated as little treasures! The golden days of alternative music in short! There is not much happening in Amiens/France in 1980 – so a few people decide to react and start to make everything: Music, concerts, labels, packaging – the ‘DIY-attitude’ from the punk-movement is not far yet, and CDs have not been Invented yet. Thhis is ‘Cryogenisation Report’: Four tapes released between 1980 and 1986, only works from the very core: GUERRE FROIDE, GEGENACHT and POUR L’EXEMPLE – a rough sound, some chocking images, and always this intimity, this coldness, even within the lyrics and the cover pictures. Infrastition now offer these northern madeleines, joined into a ‘rough pack’: 4CD and a booklet gathering the complete Works + a badge (so very popular in those days…) to keep on wearing the red and black colors, and each box has an Individual ID number, after all it’s a real collector’s item! THIS IS CULT! Released on Infrastition and available April 8th, 2011.
KOACHA “MR. DOWN”
If I’m not proved to be damn wrong, I foresee, that KOACHA could easily turn out to be a real REVELATION in 2011! Their sound with an almost ‘pop’ attitude, heavily influenced by 80s sonorities is moving, melodic and extremely catchy. ‘Mr. Down’ reminds under some aspects of the better moments of acts such as Franz Ferdinand or The Editors, but with a more ‘retro’ 80ies touch to it – and that peculiar ‘French’ touch, Cold Wave 2011! Released on Infrastition and available April 8th, 2011.
01 Very 80’s
02 Pill to forget
03 I’ll never be your Man
04 Mr Down
07 Culture Suédoise
08 Black and White
VARIOUS “GOTHIC COMPILATION 50”
50th anniversary of the Gothic Compilations! Starting in 1994 the series has ever since been established as one of the most convincing overviews of the contemporary Dark Wave, Gothic and Elctro scenes. As always, the two CDs in the package are full with current highlights from the Dark underground, combining stars with newcomers. Most of the 34 tracks are brand new and/or exclusive. Released on Bat Believer and available April 1st, 2011.
01 LOREENA MCKENNITT “Down By The Sally Gardens” 5.38
02 SCHANDMAUL “Wolfsmensch” 3.18
03 MYSTIGMA “In Deine Hand” 4.04
04 GOTHMINISTER “Liar” 3.39
05 O.CHILDREN “Heels” 4.20
06 IKON “Still” 4.06
07 GROOVING IN GREEN “Rise” 3.53
08 LES FLEURS DU MAL “Stay Awake” 4.40
09 WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW “Lightbringer” 4.25
10 REPTYLE “Fake Your Death (mix)” 3.52
11 HELLFIRE SOCIETY “I Love You” 3.19
12 METALLSPÜRHUNDE “Molloch” 4.46
13 DAVID A. LINE “Mein Tanzender Stern” 3.55
14 ANDREAS GROSS “Shady Fortune Hunters” 4.16
15 I:SCINTILLA “Worth The Wait” 4.34
16 THE SILENCE INDUSTRY “The Colour Of Heaven (All My Love)” 8.25
17 TUNES OF DAWN “Lie Beside Me” 4.48
01 SARA NOXX / MARK BENECKE “Where The Wild Roses Grow (ghostbusters mix by KONTRAST)” 6.09
02 DIARY OF DREAMS “Echo In Me” 3.56
03 DHYAMARA “My Lost Angel” 4.02
04 COVENANT “Worlds Collide” 4.21
05 LAKESIDE X “Bloodflies” 4.57
06 BINARY PARK “Running” 4.40
07 SUBSTAAT “Catch Me” 3.49
08 AIRCRASH BUREAU “Machine (brom 35 remix)” 4.19
09 SOMAN feat. LAHANNYA “Skin Deep” 5.30
10 DETROIT DIESEL “Serenade” 3.57
11 REAXION GUERRILLA “Cyberkillers” 4.49
12 STUDIO-X “Anti-Christ” 4.53
13 MALAKWA “Break The Silence” 4.40
14 BETAMORPHOSE “Why” 5.22
15 WAVES UNDER WATER “Tomorrow” 4.10
16 REIZSTROM “Michelle” 3.33
17 HAUSHETAERE “Blutspiel” 4.48
***** 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
AOF110 – Vigilante – Army of Time – DD
AOF111 – Blank – Dreamscape – DD
AOF112 – Decree – Fateless – CD
AOF113 – Various – Kinetik Festival Volume 4 – DCD
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