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This week: Hello! This week we are featuring the new album from techno-producer TERENCE FIXMER. Having worked with Nitzer Ebb and released albums on Gigolo, Novamute, Metropolis, and Out of Line, Terence Fixmer is no stranger to the EBM-industrial scene! This new album is a sublime techno masterpiece! Highly recommended. Next up: we have combed the world over and found a handful of remaining copies of the first two albums by Alien Vampires. They are now available for ordering again at Storming the Base.com on a first come, first serve basis. Order fast as they will certainly sell out. With the recent announcement of the new Young Gods album, we are happy to present the brand new limited edition Young Gods BOXSET! The boxset contains 3 CDs and 3 DVDs containing live tracks and concerts and a special guest appearance by Dalek! Inertia is also back with a new album, possibly their best yet. Diverje returns with a new album of stomping industrial madness. Covenant drops a limited edition picture disc vinyl of their classic United States of Mind. Black Rain presents the 2nd edition of their Black Snow Christmas album. A whole assortment of gothic and industrial acts give their greatest holiday cheer (with of course the appropriate distortion and darkness). Includes Nude, V2A, Feindflug, Leaether Strip, and more! Nude is back with a new album of Pop and electronic perfection. Tacuara Records delivers a superb tribute to Einsturzende Neubauten. Drugzilla drops a sick album of breaks and industrial sounds for D-Trash. Newcomer to Advoxya Stahlneber & Black Selket deliver a superb maxi-EP. SMP drops a new album (maybe the last?–it’s called Coda). Welle:Erdball releases a 10CD boxset counting all their singles over the last two decades. Drakkar gives us two metal albums from The Dogma and Silverland! And we’ve also added several new industrial-EBM T-shirts to our clothing section. Thank you for listening to GREAT music!!
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TERENCE FIXMER “COMEDY OF MENACE”
Icon of the electronic north of France, Terence Fixmer is one of France’s most treasured protagonists of the techno scene, of which he has been at the forefront for over 10 successful years. Respected by his peers and adored by fans of radical over- and underground electro, equally at ease in the club or at a pure techno festival as he is in the so-called “dark” scene, Terence reached this respected level, without ever succumbing to excessive promotion or subscribing to the mainstream. In summary: Two solo albums on Gigolo, DJ Hell’s mythical Munich-based label; the seminal “Muscle Machine” that single-handedly spearheaded a new style, “techno body music” (a unique combination of modern techno and EBM of the founding fathers from Nitzer Ebb to Front 242); copious maxis on prestigious labels, such as Novamute, Datapunk, Different, Music Man; and remixes for various techno gods, from Sven Väth to Dave Clarke and his own personal godfather, DJ Hell.
In addition to his solo productions, Terence also founded the duo, “Fixmer / McCarthy”, along with Nitzer Ebb’s legendary vocalist, Douglas McCarthy. The result of this partnership is two albums that unite the brutality of techno body music and the sensuality of pop. The duo have performed their energetic live sets at renowned clubs and festivals all accross the globe. 2008 represents a turning point in the evolution of Terence Fixmer’s sound, which deftly avoids repetition by developing soundscapes that appeals to the club crowd, whilst still maintaining musical depth and integrity. Sombre, defined by surging rhythmical structures reminiscent of Emmanuel Top or Plastikman, Terence’s music appeals as much to dancing feet, as it does to the searching soul.Keeping it rough around the edges. A pioneer, he above all preserves an original style, at once recognizable, that beats at the heart of contemporary techno production. Released on Electric Deluxe.
1 The Dark Line 7:44
2 Things Are Over 2:38
3 Impakt 6:20
4 Drastik 6:16
5 Phantoms 5:36
6 Breathless 5:23
7 My Experimentations 5:07
8 Alert 3:12
9 Dance Like Paranoid 7:02
10 Last Heroes 4:38
ALIEN VAMPIRES CATALOGUE BACK IN STOCK!!
We got a SMALL HANDFUL of the early Alien Vampires releases back in stock. First come, first served!!
ALIEN VAMPIRES “FUCK OFF AND DIE”
The masters of melding electro, metal and trance in a brilliant hard-electro cocktail return after their huge successes with MCD “Nuns are Pregnant”, full-length album “EVIL GENERATION”, and “NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE” – all of which have been grabbed up by the rabid fans who demonstrate an almost cult-like devotion to the iconoclastic ALIEN VAMPIRES. Never shying away from confrontation, the Italy-UK duo has dished up a new full-length called “FUCK OFF AND DIE” – so put the kids to bed, at least if you intend to say the name of the album out loud! Otherwise, it’s nearly 80 minutes of raging, raving, inescapable audio pleasure as only ALIEN VAMPIRES can deliver it. Featuring a killer remix by NOISUF-X, and a special guest appearance on vocals by the legendary SUICIDE COMMANDO, this album is a “must have”, if ever there was one. Expect the album to be sold out – and fast!
0. INTRO – 666 – (by IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES)
1. FUCK OFF AND DIE – original version
2. DEATH CULT DEVOTION
3. FOOT JOB ADDICTION
4. FAR FROM HUMANS (Featuring SUICIDE COMMANDO – VOX)
5. RESISTANCE AIN’T FUTILE
6. WON’T SEE YA EVEN IN HELL
7. BLOOD BATH
8. LESBIAN NUNS SUCK ME DRY
9. TO DIE WITH U
10. EVIL WILL ALWAYS FIND U
11. ONE NIGHT STAND
12. DEATH TO PIGS
13. FUCKED ON LSD
14. THE CONVENT BURNS
15. HELL DESCENT
16. KILL THE AUTHORITY
17. ENTRAPPED IN THIS WORLD
18. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
20. FUCK OFF AND DIE – (REMIX by NOISUF-X)
ALIEN VAMPIRES “NO ON HERE GETS OUT ALIVE”
Alien Vampires is a collaboration of members from UK and Italy in a born-again hard project that literally takes listeners into the pit of hell and never lets them out again. Some tracks tout haunting female backgrounds, others the urgent throbbing of seduction by evil on the more archingly anti-religious tracks, all insane, all hardcore. Clearly, the band intends to evoke thoughts of torture, satanism and deviance run amok. Alien Vampires prove to be masters of the craft in creating the soundtrack to infernal darkness by combining sexuality and sadism. “No One Here Gets Out Alive” is a flaming cocktail meant for killers who seek to mate with those willing to lend their soft throats to tight hands. These marauders of the electro night have already established themselves as a genuine “cult” band with a, dare we say, religiously devoted following, and are inch-by-bloody-inch clawing their way to the top of the heap. Carnage is no obstacle for this band. AV recently knocked out a live concert with well-known former BLC band (now on Out of Line) AGONOIZE, and led away loads of new followers … in chains and spikes. With tracks like “We are Dead Fuck You” and “Rave to the Grave”, listeners are given a small clue of the uncensored, trance-laden, crucifix-wielding murderous fury through which AV rumbles and slides on 14 tracks in a conceptually unblinking, totally uncensored layout. Alien Vampires burns together black metal, trance and hardcore industrial in what may be simply the biggest, freshest album of 2007 for the “black” crowd. Epic, intense, shiveringly evil – spot on, all the way through.
1. WATERSHED (EVERYONE FUCKS EVERYONE)
2. WE’RE GOING TO HELL
3. WE ARE DEAD FUCK YOU
4. RAVE TO THE GRAVE
5. FUCK MACHINE
6. HELL S.D.
7. HUMANS = CUNTS
8. EGO SUM QUI INTUS HABITAT
9. INDUSTRIAL WARRIORS
10. YOU’LL ALL DIE
11. FUCKING NEGATIVE
12. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT FROM ME
13. NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE
14. SHOW ME THE WAY
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NOTE! We have been informed by the distributor that the Young Gods box is almost sold out — if you want a copy you must order immediately.
THE YOUNG GODS “LIMITED BOX”
(Griots & Gods, Super Ready Fragmenté Tour Rote Fabrik & Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 14, 2005)
To celebrate twenty-five years of a tremendous career, The Young Gods are releasing, simultaneously to their new studio album, an audiovisual boxset ! 3 DVDs (and as many audio versions on CD) featuring three of the very different (constantly amazing) recent live performances of the band : the special evening at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2005, with the Lausanne Sinfonietta orchestra (and Mike Patton as surprise guest); the (unreleased) collaboration with the US experimental hip-hop heavy weights Dälek of summer 2007; and, of course, a wild electric live show at the Rote Fabrik. The whole thing being packed with love. Released on Two Gentlemen and available November 26th, 2010.
Inertia are back with the brand new album “Deworlded”. A result of 3 years working in the studio developing the band’s songwriting and production techniques, bringing together a unique mix of Electronic sequences, harsh rhythms, crunching guitars and dark song structures to present the band’s best work to date. Deworlded is a journey through the darker periods in life, when one can only find happiness by “Deworlding”. To take a step outside of your world to really see what needs to change. This album is about Love, Life, Thoughts, Darkness, Happiness and Spirituality. Inertia bring together their 4 high profile members to create this astounding record. Reza Udhin (Killing Joke), Alexys B (Electro Falco), Kneill X (ex Killing Joke / Killer B Movie) and Andrew Lowlife (Swarf). Released on Cryonica and available November 22nd, 2010.
4. Feline Fantasy
5. Repeat & Follow
7. Strange Familiar
10. Round and Round
DIVERJE “BURN AWAY”
DIVERJE returns with their 7th full length album and the strongest new material yet! New member Adam Lane writes half of the album with Tommy T. and the results are stronger, and more diverse than ever! As with all DIVERJE albums this doesn’t sound the same all the way through.Lots of variety in the styles, musically and vocally, and they still seem to all work and flow together as a full album and not a compilation of songs.Solid contributions from regular members JOSH WOOD, and VINCE PUJOL, and some amazing new friends join DIVERJE on this trip!! The album consists of 12 brand new songs and collaborations, plus 3 bonus remixes from PROYECTO CRISIS, VIGILANTE and DIVERJE!! Collaborations with Adam Lane of OBSCURE DESCENSION bring a more detailed, complex arrangement structure with HARSH EBM/INDUSTRIAL and Guitars mixed on half the tracks which add a metallic flavor and extra aggression to the mix.”BURN AWAY”, “EVIL NEVER DIES”,and “SUFFER THIS WORLD” are amongst the most anthemic and powerful DIVERJE songs yet! “BEAUTIFUL DISASTER” is a real catchy and melodic EBM club track, and “VIGILANT” is pure brutality!! Bee Forrest of MANGADRIVE provides some fast, slick and thick psytrance sounds mixed with more melodic vocals of Tommy T. on “YOU CAN HURT”and a song with some of the craziest fun samples you have heard yet on “ITS A BONG(NOT A BOMB)!! Vince Pujol of ESR works with Tommy on “LEAVE IN SILENCE” the classic DEPECHE MODE track from 1981.They do this song justice and will surprise many of the DIVERJE fans in this clean and sincere cover version. The duo also work on another old school styled Electro track “FEED THE RICH”which reminds us of the older DIVERJE sound. Josh Wood of THE MERCY CAGE collaborates on a rock/new wave track called “EVERYTHING IS WASTED” which is easily the most different song on the album, but it has a catchiness and emotion to it thats not to be denied. There is also a real unique track on here called “BUNKER SOUL” that is a collaboration of DIVERJE VS. COLD DRIVE VS. VIGILANTE and the result is nothing short of amazing!!! mixing in old school, new school, harsh electro, coldwave, classic vocoded electro… The album is relentless and keeps you going and moving till the end of the 76 minute journey!! Dealing with the subjects of global warming, over population, pollution and disregard of other creatures lives as well as our own, this world is going through what many would consider the end times…we are interested in this concept and heres what we think about it…Songs that you will be able to relate with and the diversity and intensity of this album is unmatched these days!! This album was funded by the fans through kickstarter.com and after 2 years of hard work, we unleash DIVERJE’S BEST EFFORT YET!!SPIN IT LOUD, AND STOMP IT HARD!! Released on DSBP and available November 29th, 2010.
01- SUFFER THIS WORLD (5:24)
02- SUPERFICIAL SLUT(ORIGINAL) (5:05)
03- BUNKER SOUL (DIVERJE VS. COLD DRIVE VS. VIGILANTE)(7:12)
04- EVIL NEVER DIES (5:11)
05- BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (4:35)
06- LEAVE IN SILENCE (5:20)
07- FEED THE RICH (5:13)
08- VIGILANT (4:16)
09- BURN AWAY (5:14)
10- YOU CAN HURT (4:50)
11- EVERYTHING IS WASTED (3:58)
12- ITS A BONG (NOT A BOMB) (6:28)
13- SUFFER THIS WORLD (PROYECTO CRISIS REMIX) (4:52)
14- EVIL NEVER DIES (VIGILANTE REMIX) (3:08)
15- SUPERFICIAL SLUT (CLUB MIX) (5:05)
COVENANT “UNITED STATES OF MIND – PICTURE DISC”
Black Rain will release COVENANT’s “United States of Mind” by the middle of November as an exclusive 12″ picture vinyl edition, stricly limited to 500 numbered copies. This album is often refered to as a masterpiece of electronic music. In contrast to former releases of COVENANT, “United States of Mind” was a dancefloor cult classic and still nowadays, these songs hit the dancefloors. The former very harsh COVENANT sound was replaced by soft and perfectly arranged hymns moving along the borders of DancePop. “United States of Mind” deals with personals issues but also centers around the contradictory diversity of human behaviour as well as Science-Fiction themes. A real cult classic. Released on Black Rain and available November 29th, 2010. PLEASE PRE-ORDER AS WE EXPECT THIS RELEASE TO SELL OUT!!
A1. Der Leiermann (Club Version) (5:49)
A2. No Man’s Land (5:06)
A3. Afterhours (5:02)
A4. Helicopter (5:44)
B1. Tour De Force (4:46)
B2. Dead Stars (Version) (4:50)
B3. One World One Sky (5:01)
B4. Still Life (6:52)
VARIOUS “BLACK SNOW 2: THE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT XMAS COMPILATION”
Every year on Christmas Eve he is returning… Yeah, you all know, who we mean. But this time we have something better for you for Christmas: “Black Snow Vol.2”! And again, some of our bands invite you to take part in their strange Christmas world. Join artists like Tyske Ludder, Feindflug, Leaether Strip, Digital Factor, Reliquary, Atomic Neon, Nude, Psyborg Corp, ElectroXcentric (ex-Killing Ophelia), Jabberwock, CeDigest, V2A as well as killedbycandy on a Christmas journey you will never forget. Black Snow Vol.2 presents you an even bigger diversity of genres: Classical music, DarkWave, Rock, Drum’n’Bass, EBM, Electro and Industrial Metal. A great mixture of cover versions and individual composings will show you a different kind of Christmas – somewhere between contemplation and madness, “Silent Night” and “Antichristmas”, alcohol, murder and loneliness… This compilation is not just some ear candy – we also take care for your eyes. As special bonus we added the videos of Dandelion Wine “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and The Pussybats “A Wish”. Black Snow Vol.2 comes up in a lovely designed 6-pages-digifile. Released on Black Rain and available November 19th, 2010.
01. jabberwock “fragment 25”
02. killedbycandy “Tanz den Weihnachtsmann”
03. ElectroXcentric “Santa Baby”
04. Psyborg Corp “Angels we have Heard on High (ProtonIced Version)”
05. Tyske Ludder “Weisse Weihnacht”
06. Digital Factor “Bloody Christmas”
07. Nude “Silent Night”
08. V2A “Christmas Day Virus”
09. CeDigest “Antichristmas”
10. Leaether Strip “It Happened On Christmas Day”
11. Atomic Neon “Winter In My Heart”
12. Reliquary “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen”
13. Feindflug feat. Sara Noxx “The Impossible Dream [Raachermannl Mixx]”
Bonus-Videos (Songs originally released on Black Snow Vol.1):
01. Dandelion Wine “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”
02. The Pussybats feat. Meli (Livid Halcyon) “A Wish”
NUDE “BASIC GUERILLA MOVES”
The NUDE phenomenon began with their pre-album releases “RUFF, RUGGED & RAW” and a classic re-recording of Heaven 17’s 1982 UK hit “Let Me Go” receiving rave reviews. NUDE’s versatility and conscious attempts to avoid labeling and musical comparisons have produced their latest ground breaking album “BASIC GUERILLA MOVES” NUDE band members are comprised of an international line-up with an extraordinarily creative sound design within the electronic music scene, successfully incorporating the very best elements of Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, BigBeat and Electropunk. The results are addictive, adrenaline fuelled pumping beats, hooklines, raucous vocals, wild electronics and a liberal dose of manic Germanics. In the tradition of BASEMENT JAXX, CHEMICAL BROTHERS, NOISIA, UNDERWORLD, FAITHLESS and the PRODIGY, NUDE engulf their fans with “blow yer mind LIVE” gigs. The NUDE album “BASIC GUERILLA MOVES” was born out of those experiences for fans and band alike – bootleg copies of videos of live recordings had spread like wildfire across the net, long before this album materialised. NUDE have warned, the official release will knock your figure huggin’ boots off. NUDE promise “BASIC GUERILLA MOVES” sounds and songs will prove they have little respect for conventional genre specific rules and restrictions. The “BASIC GUERILLA MOVES” album will be available as a digital release and include 14 songs + bonus tracks and secret studio snippets, the results of a 2 year ongoing tour of NUDE DJ GUERILLA and their experiences during their NUDE-LIVE sets. NUDE – the nucleus, NUDE – pure energy, NUDE- innovation, NUDE – the passion. Whether LIVE on stage or CD, NUDE are the missing link:- about to be released upon an unsuspecting, impotent Pop-World. Released on Sabotage-Concept Records and available November 29th, 2010.
03. Let Me Go
04. Upbeat Realizm
05. Panic Attack
07. Being Boiled
09. All We Want Is
11. A Little Excitement
12. You Had It Coming
13. Ruff, Rugged + Raw
14. Here I Come
VARIOUS “EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN – IBEROAMERIKANISCHES TRIBUT”
October 12 is no ordinary day, nor will it be this year. It was on October 12 that a great clash of civilizations occurred, the discovery of America. As in any confrontation the large flow of consequences was not foreseeable. Some seen as unfortunate, some seen as fruitful, an assimilation of European culture? All versions of History challenge convention and open our eyes to other possibilities for our futures. The great German band, Einsturzende Neubauten , have learned to challenge concepts and to unlearn the conventions of harmony and tonality in their works. Their Unconventional music has been chewed, swallowed, enjoyed and at times even rejected. Convention has imprisoned for years, and still does. It is Music that after so long, is the only bridge that unites us, without any distinctions, distances, dialects or languages. The universal language of this great system of the arts. In this tribute F3nix Lucia, from Chile, Elegia and FOLIE À DEUX from Brasil, Lastrax, Plan Quinquenal, J7, Heroina and Arte Disfuncional from Argentina. Oblique and Vondage from Spain, NIña Terrorista from Colombia, Porion from France, Die Perlen from Germany, and finally from UK ElectroXcentric (ex-Killing Ophelia). Released on Tacuara Records and available November 22nd, 2010.
01. Folie à Deux – Blume – featuring Edith de Camargo (Brasil)
02. Lucia F3nix – Sabrina (Chile)
03. Die Perlen – Stella Maris (Germany)
04. Heroína – Installation N01 (Argentina)
05. Oblique – The Garden (Spain)
06. ElectroXcentric- Sabrina (UK)
07. XCesar Canali & Karen King & Diego bat – Nagorny Karabach (Arg/UK) Part 2 To Tierra del Fuego
08. Plan Quinquenal – Ich Bin’s (Selk’nam Free Versión) (Argentina)
09. Lastrax – Youme&meyou (Argentina)
10. Elegía – Ein stuhl in der höelle (Brasil)
11. J7 – Yu-Gung (Argentina)
12. Niña Terrorista&S.T.H – Armenia (Colombia)
13. Vondage – Haus Der Luge (Spain)
14. Porion – Hirnlego (RMX) (France)
15. Arte Disfuncional – Steh Auf Berlín (Argentina)
DRUGZILLA “SIAMESE BEASHTS”
Get close…get even closer. Smell the stench of Buckfast in the air; whip the Mephedrone from your nostrils. This is the sound of madness…lunatics let loose. The best thing out of the bogs of Ireland since magic mushrooms. Drugzilla from the wild west of Ireland formed in 2007 and quickly became one of the biggest names in the extreme electronic music scene. Crossing a dark sense of Irish humour with full on speedcore beats and evil sounding trance rhythms mashed with total power electronics chaos. Drugzilla have conquered the European gabba scene with one of the most extreme live sets in the world and are about to launch the album, ‘Simease Beashts’ (Mastered by RUSS RUSSELL (NAPALM DEATH / THE BERZERKER), which features guest appearances from KEN SORCERON (ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABORTED) & ALEX BONIWELL (LEECH WOMAN / TERRORIZER MAGAZINE). Released on D-Trash and available November 15th, 2010.
1 – Swine Flu Is Only A Joke Flu
2 – Culchiechrist
3 – Alcoholocaust
4 – Buckfast Gets You Fucked Fast
5 – Drugzilla Will Lower Your Sperm Count (Feat Ken Sorceron)
6 – The Smell Of Awesomeness
7 – Credit Crunch This!
8 – This is the countryside
9 – Come On The Spa
10 – Nothing! That’s What’s For Dinner.
11 – Savage! Like Bacon And Cabbage! (Feat. Alex B)
12 – Organs Can Be Replaced Session Can’t Be Missed
13 – Poor Decision Leading To An Epic Fail In 3 – 2 – 1
14 – Skivein Up Mountains Like A Bollix (Feat Peter G)
STAHLNEBEL & BLACK SELKET “MEMORIES”
Good news for you all. Advoxya is back, stronger than never before and hopefully will continue to treat you with outstanding releases, planned to push out during this fall. We decided to start new catalogue line, dedicated to (strictly) limited maxis, digipack issues, boxes and even (sic!) vinyl records.. And here our first limited edition of digipack MCD “Memories” from german/holland dance-floor killer Stahlnebel & Black Selket. “This music project is pure passion and our target is to create music that enjoy ourselfes and let the people move on the dark dance floors. The lyrics went between bad world reality and fictional themes. With Sander of Black Selket we have a great fellow, with the same passion in music. Stahlnebel & Black Selket is trying to bring you more songs and live-performances in the future.” And now your club hits get a face – Advoxya records presents the debut releases from the secret weapon of the dark dance floors. Club Electro-Industrial to move and dance, lyrics with emotions and sense ! Watch out for the new full-lenght album “Blood and Passion”, planned to release during the first week of december! Released on Advoxya and available November 19th, 2010.
1. Memories (Album version)
2. Black treath (Exclusive non album track)
3. Memories (Remixed by A7IE)
4. Staatssicherheit (Remixed by ELECTROVOT)
5. Angels & demons (Remixed by SADIZTIK INJEKTION)
6. Memories (Remixed by THE TWILIGHT FREAKSHOW)
7. Staatssicherheit (Dark side mix by VISION ANOMALY)
Eight tracks of non-apologetic industrial-rock drawing influences from old-school punk, hip-hop, and Wax Trax!-era industrial music. This is the hunger for less. Released on Music Ration Entertainment and available November 29th, 2010.
1. Stay Sick (Album Version)
3. The Knife
4. Anna’s Song
5. Corporate Lunch
6. Paid Vacation
7. No Space
8. Stay Sick (64K Mix)
WELLE:ERDBALL “THE SINGLES 1993 – 2010 (10CD BOXSET)”
Long announced, now FINALLY confirmed for a December release. THE perfect gift to be put under an electric Christmas tree!!! This super deluxe box-set contains all singles (each in stylish slim Digipak!) of the band released between 1993 and Today!! The extremely beautiful Box, in retro ‘Volksempfänger’ (Vintage Radio)-Design, not only includes all long deleted singles, but also features all bonus-tracks from the LIMITED editions of the singles ‘Starfighter F-104G’, ‘VW Käfer’ and ‘Super 8’, plus the ‘2000’ Version of ‘Nyntändo Shock’ on the first single. 10 timeless Singles in stylish digipaks, packed with analogue sounds, electronic Tanzmusik, NDW-charme and honest feelings – indicated for both Robots and Human beings! Strictly limited to 3’000 copies! This exclusive edition will be history very soon! Released on Synthetic Symphony and available December 10th, 2010.
RELEASES IN THE BOX:
•Telephon W-38 (1996) *
•Deine Augen/Arbeit adelt (1998)
•Starfighter F-104G (2000)
•VW Käfer/1000 Tage (2001)
•Super 8 (2001)
•Nur tote Frauen sind schön (2003)
•Horizonterweiterungen (2005) **
•Ich bin aus Plastik! (2008)
* released as very limited MC (Tape) only
** released on Vinyl only
THE DOGMA “BLACK WIDOW”
BLACK WIDOW is the Dogma’s third album release which even excels its two predecessors: melodic anthems such as the opener ‘Dirty Dark Diane’, ‘Lost Forevermore’ with its Billy Idol/’Rebel Yell’-like vibes, the flowing, catchy ‘Gore Gore Girls’ and the slightly elegiac title track have the hearts of melodic rock fans beat faster – while ‘The Bride Is Back’ (an homage to the band’s tenth anniversary) and ‘Faith Of The Leaders’ should go down extremely well with fans of classic 1980s heavy rock.
Naturally, there are those tried-and-tested gothic rock references again – specifically on the dark ‘Eternal Embrace’ with its keyboard arrangements which bring to mind Depeche Mode and ‘The Nature And The Icelander’, which lives off its deep vocals, as well as the impressive gothic duets on the afore-mentioned ‘Eternal Embrace’ and the title track (this time performed by Enrichetta Coli). The Dogma’s musical range has generally become much more colourful than it used to be: while the shouts on ‘Mindfreak’, which are occasionally reminiscent of death metal growls and come close to the likes of In Flames, Dark Tranquillity & Co. in terms of their toughness, the beautiful power ballad, ‘All Alone’, introduced by exquisite piano sequences, brings back memories of Queen.
One reason for this unexpected diversity in their songwriting is probably the fact that Binetti co-composed three songs with Lordi keyboardist Leena “Awa” Peisa – numbers which originally weren’t even intended for BLACK WIDOW: ‘Dirty Dark Diana’, ‘The Faith Of The Leaders’ and ‘All Alone’. “But the other guys insisted that they were included on the album,” says the head guitarist, shrugging his shoulders apologetically. And he expresses pride in his group’s latest release, which was produced by the musicians themselves this time, and mixed and mastered by Siggi Bemm again: “I feel that we’ve recorded a pretty extravagant album which reflects all our influences: from classic melodic metal representatives to legends such as Queen and Depeche Mode, from King Diamond to In Flames and Carcass.”
There can be no doubt: with an album such as BLACK WIDOW up their sleeve, Binetti and his band – recently reinforced by bassist Giacomo Astorri (Haggard) – are perfectly equipped to hold their own in the second decade of the new century and keep up with established luminaries of the genre. What was that music industry rule for that infamous third album again? “The third is gonna make it or break it!” It’s obvious that there’s definitely a storm brewing for these Italians, thanks to their latest strong, multi-faceted melodic metal release! Released on Drakkar and available December 3rd, 2010.
1.Dirty Dark Diane [03:59]
3.Eternal Embrace [03:53]
4.Lost Forevermore [04:31]
5.Gore Gore Girls [03:45]
6.The Nature And The Icelander [05:50]
7.The Bride Is Back [04:41]
8.Sister Pain [04:53]
9.The Fate Of The Leaders [03:52]
10.Black Widow [05:02]
11.All Alone [04:27]
SILVERLANE “ABOVE THE OTHERS”
It happened around one and a half years ago: drummer Simon Michael caused a stir when he released MY INNER DEMON, the official debut by his band, Silverlane – immediately earning unanimously positive reviews. After all, this was something that nobody would have expected from the percussionist who had made a name for himself as the skinsman of medieval rock act, Subway To Sally: namely that he’d be capable of delivering an offering rich in partly progressively oriented but always melodic epic heavy metal in the tradition of Avantasia, Kamelot, Stratovarius and Gamma Ray. Yet Simon Michael has been indulging in this “hobby” away from Subway To Sally for almost 15 years, in fact that’s how his musical career started: back in 1995, the eleven-year-old (!) founded the band together with his schoolmate Daniel Saffer (bass), brother Chris (guitar, backing vocals) and sister Dodo (keyboards, backing vocals). And it wasn’t before working on his self-produced 2005 recording, LEGENDS OF SAFAR, that the drummer applied for a job with “Sally”, for which he was promptly accepted. Now there’s his second coup, ABOVE THE OTHERS. And again, innovation is the name of the game. The driving opening anthem, marked by symphonic keyboard arrangements, and the subsequent, slightly more rocky, double bass-dominated ‘1789’ superficially offer efficient neck muscle training for headbangers, yet reveal on closer inspection musical intricacies which will have connoisseurs click their tongues.
The pulsating ‘Last Day On Earth’, on the other hand, impresses with its irresistible midtempo groove which mercilessly drills its way into its listeners’ aural tracts, culminating in a catchy sing-along chorus part, its demonic atmospheres forging an arch to early Rainbow and Dio (R.I.P.!). ‘Fallen Angel’ initially fascinates with sinister staccato riffing in the vein of acts such as Rammstein, which dissolves in an anthemnic chorus that automatically has the audiences punch the air and shake their manes. ‘Anything’ is marked by voluminous arrangements and massive orchestrations and proves that not only prog rock protagonists such as Blind Guardian are capable of fusing orchestral sounds with those of a metal band in a compact and organic style.
The core of the album, however, is the four-part opus, ‘The White Lady’, based on the legend of the White Lady – a ghost reputed to have haunted the castles of several noble families in Europe – and featuring the whole range of musical facets which discerning listeners have come to expect of contemporary, melodic and powerful heavy metal: emotional, melancholy-spherical sounds as featured on the first part, ‘A Ghost Appears’, clarion-like melody parts (Part II: ‘Golden Needle’), bombastic orchestrations (Part III: ‘Between The Trees’) and powerful, monumental, almost threateningly doom-laden heavy rock (Part IV: ‘Days Of Sorrow’). “It’s almost local history”, says Simon Michael proudly of his first mini-opus, perhaps – without dismissing the other tracks – the best offerings to date by the drummer and his band. “The earliest reports about sightings of this female ghost date back to the 15th century and stem from the German Plassenburg ob Kulmbach – very close to where I live.”
Yet the lyrical focus of ABOVE THE OTHERS is marked by another theme: “A few months ago,” says Michael, “I sadly lost my best friend. A number of songs on the subject of suicide were conceived more or less under the impression of this tragedy: ‘Last Day On Earth’, ‘Dark Side In You’, ‘Anything’.” Something else moved Simon Michael and his bandmates during the past months – something which influenced the album title: “‘Above The Others’ sees us express defiantly and self-confidently that we don’t care if some critics superficially label us as Helloween, Gamma Ray or HammerFall clones. I like the attitude contained in the statement “cause today we stand above the others”. That’s why we have unanimously chosen this quote as the battle call of our second recording!”
A recording which sparkles with the duo Uli Holzmer/Chris Alexander’s breathtaking guitar attacks. And at the same time a recording which is a product of real teamwork in which each band member participated on an equal footing. “Every one of us,” says Michael in closing, “contributed at least one song to the album – so looking at it from that angle, we may be the most democratic band of the whole heavy metal genre!” And definitely the most compact: in contrast to recordings by many of their colleagues, it’s impossible to make out different standards in the songs. On the contrary: ABOVE THE OTHERS operates at an amazingly high musical level – from the first to the very last second! Released on Drakkar and available December 3rd, 2010
1.Above The Others [06:01]
3.Last Day On Earth [04:12]
4.Fallen Angels [04:11]
5.The Game [05:41]
6.The Dark Side In You [04:15]
7.Ready To Rock [04:26]
8.The White Lady Part 1 – A Ghost Appears [04:03]
9.The White Lady Part 2 – Golden Needle [03:59]
10.The White Lady Part 3 – Between The Trees [02:55]
11.The White Lady Part 4 – Days Of Sorrow [05:16]
13.In The End [06:16]
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6. Reaper – X-Junkie (Grendel Remix)
7. Syrian – Musika Atomika
8. State of the Union – Radioman
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11. Life Cried – Bound In Hate
12. FGFC820 – Hello, Baghdad
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