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This week: Another wicked week of music is upon us, and we have a loaded newsletter just exploding with the scene’s greatest music. DEATHWATCH ASIA – Japan’s (and Asia’s) premier EBM label is coming to Storming the Base!! The Osaka-based label has issued exclusive editions of several of this year’s hottest releases, and has also recently signed some popular EBM artists to catapult its status as one of the forerunners of the current EBM scene. This week we feature 3 of those artists: ALIEN VAMPIERS, DETROIT DIESEL, AND REAXION GUERRILLA!!! Jap-editions of these three EBM onslaughts are headed our way! WATCH OUT! The Alien Vampires is highly limited and contains a full CD of exclusive material!! Check out our fine selection of Deathwatch Asia back-catalogue, also listed below! Combichrist and Andy LaPlegua. The man sure knows what he’s doing! His newest project to be released by Metropolis is Scandinavian Cock. As if you need more info to know you’re going to want it! Metropolis also finally announced their release date for the new Covenant featuring Necro Facility EP, Lightbringer. Pre-order now! Rozz Williams’ Premature Ejaculation is back with a sixth release on Malaise. Synthetic Symphony drops part 8 in their hugely popular Advanced Electronics series, jam-packed with a who’s who of who matters in the scene: Covenant, Das Ich, KMFDM, Funker Vogt, Edge of Dawn, X marks the Pedwalk, SITD, and more! Die Krupps is back with an re-issue of early material and live recordings. Celluloide–one the BEST kept secrets in synthpop–returns with a limited edition in splendid packaging. Seriously guys: HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended! Aliens Productions, one of our favourite true-to-his-roots labels returns with a sampler featuring Disharmony, Ambiguous, Oxyd, and other impressive industrial acts. Soman returns with Noistyle (get it?) and 10 dancefloor stomping tracks, plus a cover of Blue Monday, appearances from Vigilante, and more! Did you dig the EBM blasts of MENSCHDEFEKT (Infacted/Metropolis) this year? Then check out their even better side-project Project Rotten. 13 tracks of blistering EBM that never let’s up! Diffusion Records (Iris’s label) release three albums from signature acts Low Technicians (one of the best bands that everyone should know) and CTRL. Plus: we have new merch from ant-zen, hot off the presses and sweaty from Maschinenfest: ant-zen mugs, a new 2011 calendar, and great new t-shirt, sweatshirt, and jacket designs. Thank you for listening to GREAT music!!
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ALIEN VAMPIRES “HARSHALIZER – JAPANESE LIMITED EDITION”
The Italian shock-masters of aggro-tech return with the full-length follow-up to “Fuck Off And Die” (2007)! “Harshlizer” is Italian aggro-tech act ALIEN VAMPIRES 4th album: and their debut for both DWA (Asia-Pacific) and Alfa-Matrix (Europe/US). Since the release of their first album “Evil Generation” (2005), and 2 subsequent albums for the American label BLC Productions, ALIEN VAMPIRES have quickly risen to be one of the most talked-about acts in the international harsh-EBM scene: with tracks featured on leading scene compilations like “Endzeit Bunkertracks V” (Alfa Matrix), “Noise Terror 2” (Dependent) and “Extreme Lustlieder” (Indigo). This year, ALIEN VAMPIRES appeared at Canada’s major industrial music festival KINETIK, alongside the likes of COMBICHRIST, SAM, FGFC820 and KOMOR KOMMANDO. Besides their own 3 albums and the 2007 EP “Nuns Are Pregnant”, ALIEN VAMPIRES have remixed tracks for the following Japanese releases: C-LEKKTOR (DWA102 “Tendencias Suicidas”), SIVA SIX (DWA901: “Flesh And Will Resurrected”) and Tokyo’s VANISHED EMPIRE, plus the forthcoming album by REAXION GUERRILLA (DWA119 “I Hate You”). Weighing in at a massive 75 minutes, new album “Harshlizer” is 15 tracks of the hardest sounds ever to shred a set of speakers: mastered as before by long-term collaborator Jan L (NOISUF-X). Besides instant club classics like “Evil Bloody Music” and “No Way Back”, the album also features guitar-based pieces like “Her Blood Into My Veins” and “Death March” that recall frontman Nysrok’s former black metal/industrial outfit ABORYM: plus a cover of SUICIDE COMMANDO’s “See You In Hell” featuring Johan van Roy himself on guest vocals. As could be expected from a band infamous for its use of explicit imagery and provocative titles/lyrics, the X-rated artwork for “Harshlizer” features fetish models in positions intended to offend: already resulting in the European cover being banned by several magazines. The first 200 copies of DWA’s Japanese 2CD Limited Edition come in a luxurious 6-panel digipak featuring alternative presentation of the album art, plus 8-page booklet. But it is with the special Japan-only CD2 that we have really pulled out all the stops. “Revitalizer” literally breathes completely new life into the tracks of “Harshlizer”: comprising of 15 completely exclusive Japan-only remixes from the likes of established names such as SAM, PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1 and EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS, rising stars like CEDIGEST, DETROIT DIESEL and REAXION GUERRILLA, to new names like XPERIMENT, ARSCH DOLLS and TERROLOKAUST – with the Japanese scene represented by DEMONOID 13 and VANISHED EMPIRE! In total, “Harshlizer – Japanese 2CD Limited Edition” has a total running time of over 2-and-a-half hours! Satisfaction guaranteed for even the most hardened of harsh-EBM addicts! Released on Deathwatch Asia and available December 3rd, 2010.
01. No Way Back
02. Evil Bloody Music
03. She’s On Drugs (More Than Me)
04. See You In Hell (feat. Johan van Roy)
07. Before It’s Too Late
09. Control The Universe
11. Death March
12. Far Away
14. Nothing To Lose
15. Her Blood Into My Veins
Japan-only CD2 (Revitalizer)
Far Away (XPERIMENT Remix)
She’s On Drugs (SAM Remix)
No Way Back (PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1 Remix)
Far Away (ARSCH DOLLS Remix)
Lies (REAXION GUERRILLA Remix)
Harshlizer (Ruinizer Remix by CEDIGEST)
Far Away (TERROLOKAUST Remix)
Lies (EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS Remix)
Evil Bloody Music (DETROIT DIESEL Remix)
Far Away (MORDACIOUS Remix)
Harshlizer (VANISHED EMPIRE Remix)
Far Away (DEMONOID 13 Remix)
…plus many more!
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DETROIT DIESEL “TERRE HUMAINE – JAPANESE VERSION”
Since their formation in 2006 in Quebec, harsh-EBM act DETROIT DIESEL have played shows with acts such as HOCICO (Out Of Line) , FGFC820 (DWA/NoiTekk, DWA905: Law & Ordnance), LEAETHER STRIP (Alfa Matrix) and ALIEN VAMPIRES (DWA/Alfa Matrix): including a recent appearance at the 2010 Kinetik Festival in Canada. The track “When Darkness Falls” from their 2008 demo “Dancing With Terror” was featured on Alfa Matrix’s internationally-renowned compilation series “Endzeit Bunkertracks”, and a strong remix for XP8 won them a place on DWA’s Japanese Limited Edition of XP8’s “Drop The Mask” and a recording contract with DWA. Now, following the well-received download-only EP “Lost Signals” (DWD124), DETROIT DIESEL’s debut album ‘Terre Humaine’ will be simultaneously released on November 12th by DWA for Asia-Pacific and by DWA’s German partner Infacted Recordings in Europe. “Terre Humaine” features no less than 75 minutes of powerful club sounds such “Lost Signal”, the hi-tempo “Serenade” or the commercially-friendly “Not Yet”. And in addition to the 12 original tracks, the album also includes hard-hitting remixes from FGFC820 (DWA/NoiTekk), C-LEKKTOR (DWA/COP International) and SOMAN (Infacted): plus an epic transformation of “All Lost Before Dawn” by DIE SEKTOR (NoiTekk)! “Terre Humaine” has been mastered by Jan L (NOISUF-X) at Germany’s X-M-P studios, and features retro 1950’s-themed artwork from Vlad McNeally (Kallisti Design) in the U.S. designed to compliment DETROIT DIESEL’s own lyrical ideas for the album. Released on Deathwatch Asia and available November 12th, 2010.
04.Field Of The Dead
06.All Lost Before Dawn
08.Bring Me Noise
13.Serenade (C-LEKKTOR Remix)
14.All Lost Before Dawn (FGFC820 Remix)
15.Lost Signal (SOMAN Remix)
16.All Lost Before Dawn (DIE SEKTOR Remix)
EBM FROM PERU – DON’T HATE US!!
REAXION GUERRILLA “I HATE YOU – JAPANESE VERSION”
Since their live debut in Lima in 2007, harsh-EBM act REAXION GUERRILLA has played in their homeland Peru with acts such as AMDUSCIA and FGFC820, and in Mexico and the U.S with acts like HOCICO, NACHTMAHR, C-LEKKTOR and PSYCLON NINE. Now, following successful appearances on various international compilations such as “Extreme Sündenfall 7 + 8” (Indigo), “Interbreeding X” (BLC) and “Noise Terror 2” (Dependent), DWA is proud to present REAXION GUERRILLA’s long-anticipated debut album ‘I Hate You’. The album will be simultaneously released on November 19th by DWA for Asia-Pacific and by Infacted Recordings in Europe. “I Hate You” contains 72 minutes of hard dancebeats and harsh sounds: including guest vocals from Johan van Roy (SUICIDE COMMANDO) on the track “Psycho Destruxion” – also featured on the new “Infacted 5” compilation from Infacted Recordings. Standout new songs like the download-only single “Kruzi-Fuck Me” (DWD118) and album title-track “I Hate You”, plus all-new recordings of classic live favorites like “Mueranse Todos”, guarantee that this debut album from REAXION GUERRILLA will command instant attention from fans of South American harsh-EBM and club DJs around the world. In addition to the 12 original tracks the album also includes remixes from established stars of the harsh-EBM scene like ALIEN VAMPIRES (DWA/Alfa Matrix), EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS (Dark Dimensions) and KRISTOF BATHORY of the legendary DAWN OF ASHES (DWA/NoiTekk, DWA906: In The Acts Of Violence/The Crypt Injection): plus rising talent like FREAKANGEL (DWA/Alfa Matrix, DWA114: The Faults Of Humanity) and ARSCH DOLLS. ‘I Hate You’ has been mastered by Jan L (NOISUF-X) at Germany’s X-M-P studios, and graphics come courtesy of Vlad McNeally at Kallisti Design in the U.S. This album is released in jewelcase with 8-panel folding insert. Released on Deathwatch Asia and available November 19th, 2010.
02.I Hate You
03.Psycho Destruxion (feat. Johan van Roy: SUICIDE COMMANDO)
06.No Way To Heaven (God Is Dead)
07.Torture + Disease
08.Bleeding To Death
10.Enjoy This Pain (Killing Angels)
11.Destruye Tu Pasado
12.Kruzi-Fuck Me (ALIEN VAMPIRES Remix)
13.I Hate You (KRISTOF BATHORY Mix)
14.Kruzi-Fuck Me (EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS Remix)
15.I Hate You (FREAKANGEL Remix)
16.No Way To Heaven (The Brotherhood Of Sleep Mix by ARSCH DOLLS)
MORE killer titles from DEATHWATCH ASIA!!
Sins of the Flesh Death Wish http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11045
Various Dark Waters http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11044
Demonoid 13 Gate Of Death http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11043
Sins of the Flesh The Death Of The Flesh http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11042
Sawdust In Me Mortification Made Me http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11041
Despair Rewired Riot Technology http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11040
Demonoid 13 Death To The Vulgar Lord http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11039
Necro Stellar Pulsing Zero http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11038
Sins of the Flesh F**k #1 http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11037
Eurocide Regen aus Asche http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11036
Freakangel The Faults Of Humanity http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=11035
METROPOLIS DROPS 2 NEW must-have EPS!!
SCANDINAVIAN COCK “UNCUT EP”
Already intimately familiar with the sleazier aspects of the electronic scene, Andy LaPlegua now presents this four song EP from his Scandinavian Cock project. The Uncut EP features the “fuck you” attitude that we all know and love from Andy’s other projects, but this time it is straight up, unapologetic, beer soaked, punk rock. Features a cover of The Dead Boys classic “Sonic Reducer”! Released on Metropolis and available Januar 11, 2011.
01. Undead Girls
02. Hell City
03. Gotta Get That Girl
04. Sonic Reducer
COVENANT FEAT. NECRO FACILITY “LIGHTBRINGER”
Covenant refuses to yield and persistently continues to bring the light in spite of all odds. Another shade of pale, the Morning Star is rising once again. With the new EP Lightbringer, Covenant takes one step back and two steps forward.
The title track is the fruit of an inspiring collaboration with fellow Swedish band Necro Facility and the result is undeniably Covenant but with a new flavor. A groovy, grinding and driven dance-floor filler with a melody that can’t be exorcised once you’ve heard it. It comes in versions respectively designed by band members Eskil Simonsson, Daniel Myer and Joakim Montelius each using his own particular sonic foundry and magic and a stunning Radio Version by Oscar Holter of Necro Facility. Covenant never sounded this pure.
In addition the EP also contains the previously unreleased tracks ‘The Beauty and the Grace’, written by Daniel Myer, and ‘Never Seems to End’ by Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius.
Lightbringer is undeniable evidence of the synergistic Covenant maxim ‘we are more than the sum of our parts’. The light is very bright indeed! Released on Metropolis and available January 25th, 2011.
02. Lightbringer (Radio Edit)
03. Lightbringer (DM Remix)
04. The Beauty and the Grace (Remix)
05. Lightbringer (Speedrun)
06. Lightbringer (JM Remix)
07. Never Seems To End (Unreleased)
***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!
PREMATURE EJACULATION “RISE”
Little is known about the history of Rise. The recording is included on a cassette which also contains a full and exact copy of Come Organisation’s Necrophilia, which was released during the second half of 1983, Rise has the same raw feel as the first Premature Ejaculation recordings, especially A Little Hard To Swallow.It can be assumed that Rise was recorded sometime between the end of 1983 and the beginnig of 1987, and in our opinion it dates from the earlier period. Rise consists of 12 seperate tracks on side B of the cassette. It follows on from an copy of Come Organisation’s Necrophilia cassette which occupies all of side A and the start of side B. Necrophilia is itself an exact copy of a recording made from a discussion on that subject which was broadcast on radio. Each track of the Rise recording is titled. Out of the 12 tracks on offer, 7 are a minute or less in length The first track, which is also the longest one on the album, has the effect of tuning in and out of various radio programmes. Rise incorporates the use of samples and as well as some very short solo recordings which were seemingly performed at home. Released November 8th, 2010.
Not Receiving 8.47
Snakepit (Hide The hild) 0.51
Tunnels Turn To Walls 0.16
Reaching For Heaven 0.36
Business As Usual 0.35
Vicious Circle 3.29
The Coming Of The Glory 0.28
(Not A) Laughing Matter 1.00
On The Verge 6.13
VARIOUS “ADVANCED ELECTRONICS VOLUME 8 – 2CD+DVD”
Part 8 of the most successful, bestselling Electro-compilation series comes again as densely packed double-CD plus bonus DVD in Digipak! The 2 audio CDs feature not less than 38 tracks, 80% of which exclusive tracks, for the first time on CD or ‘AE8’ remixes, specially mixed for this compilation. The tracklist reads like a who is who of the current electro-scene (although bands from the most important labels Out of Line and Trisol are missing completely). The accompanying bonus-DVD finally features additional 12 tracks in either official Videoclips or Live-Clips. Without a doubt, also this year’s ‘Advanced Electronics’ can be see as one of the most indicated gift to be put under an Electro Christmas tree! Released on Synthetic Symphony and available November 19th, 2010.
01 COVENANT-Lightbringer (Speedrun II RMX)
02 FADERHEAD-Destroy improve rebuild
03 AMGOD-Pain & Desire
04 DAS ICH-Die Hand an Der Wiege (AE 8 RMX)
05 DESTROID-Silent World (S.I.T.D. mix)
06 AGGREZZIOR-Strong we stand
07 SUPERSHIRT-Keine Jugend
08 ARMAGEDDON DILDOS-Blut
10 THE WARS-Succubus
11 KMFDM-Bait & Switch
12 BEATI MORTUI-Deathrow (RMX)
13 S.I.T.D.-Frontal (AE8 Edit)
14 DETROID DIESEL-Lost Signal (Freak Angel Remix)
15 DIE KRUPPS-Chameleon Man (Vigilante Remix)
17 LACRIMOSA-Sellador (RMX)
18 I:SCINTILLA-Prey on You (Sebastian Komor RMX)
19 X MARKS..-Runaway (Live)
01 FUNKER VOGT-White Trash (AE8 Remix)
02 EDGE OF DAWN-Stage Fright (Splitter Mix)
03 NOISUF-X / SUICIDE COMMANDO-Jaws
04 WELLE:ERDBALL-Die Zauberfee
05 FRACTURED-Save me
06 IRIS-Panic Rev
07 HEIMATAERDE-Malitia Angelica (Aura Lusus)
09 KOMOR KOMMANDO-Slaves of Machines
10 LEAETHER STRIP-Dark Passages (extended)
11 HOMO FUTURA-Homo Futura
12 SHIV-R-Open my Vein (Detroit Diesel Remix)
13 NOVAKILL-Crashing down crushed
15 SKOLD vs. KMFDM-Error 405
16 PSY’AVIAH feat.AYRIA-Into the Game (Signal Aout 42 Mix)
17 POUPPEE FABRIKK-Symptom
18 ALIEN VAMPIRES-Evil bloody Music (Freakangel Mix)
19 DECODED FEEDBACK-Strangeland
01 DEINE LAKAIEN-Gone
03 FREAKANGEL-My Darling Bullet
04 FUNKER VOGT-Childsoldier
06 KANT KINO-Submissive Nation
07 KMFDM-Tohuvabohu (Live in Seattle)
08 LEAETHER STRIP-Love me or die
09 NOBLESSE OBLIGE-The great Electrifier
10 SLAVE REPUBLIC-Electric
11 UNTER NULL-Broken Heart Cliché (live)
12 GROSSSTADTGEFLÜSTER-Weil das morgen noch so ist
DIE KRUPPS “STAHLWERKSIFONIE”
It was a bold move – to step so far away from the music of the past and present, in an attempt to create the music of the future. Juergen Engler and Bernward Malaka decided to go separate ways and break with their own past, and founded DIE KRUPPS. Just before DIE KRUPPS decided to do a proper recording – which was to take place at the famous CAN Innerspace Studio – Ralf Dörper joined the new unit. The recorded material was taken to the legendary studio of Conny Plank, where the mix – as well as the dub version – was conducted with Holger Czukay (CAN) in attendance. Both versions of Stahlwerksinfonie were originally released on Hamburg’s ZickZack Records in 1981 as a 45rpm MLP. The concert featured on CD2 took place in Krefeld 1981 and was recorded by a Japanese gentleman, Agi Yuzuru, a journalist, that happened to be in Europe to report on new music emerging everywhere – but foremostly in Germany. A tour with DAF, promoting their ‘Alles ist gut’ Album at the time, was to follow in June of ’81, which cemented DIE KRUPPS’ reputation as being a fine live-band, and which established them as a force to be reckoned with. Now, 30 years later, DIE KRUPPS are still in existence, touring and playing to fanatic audiences across the globe and with a new album out in 2011. There is no end to infinity. The complete concert is made available here for the first time. Released on Synthetic Symphony and available November 19th, 2010.
01 Stahlwerksymphonie [Ur-Werk]
02 Stahlwerksinfonie A
03 Stahlwerksinfonie B
CD2 Live Krefeld, 1981:
01 Wahre Arbeit wahrer Lohn
03 Schmerz aus Eisen
04 Diese Nacht
05 Alles verbrennt
CELLULOIDE “HEXAGONAL – LIMITED EDITION”
If you ever had a doubt: Machines DO have a heart… a 8-bit heart! For its 5th album, Celluloide locked themselves in their Synthélabo and tried to nail the formula of electronic pop ‘à la Française’. Hexagonal is a further exploration of the group’s pop and EBM influences with analogue flavour for a very personal and unique combination of electronic music. Both the regular and the limited edition come packaged inside a very special fold-out packaging (see below)! Just like for the projects’ album ‘Passion & Excitements’, also for ‘Hexagonal’ there will be a very limited edition, coming with the exclusive ‘c8b EP’, a 5-tracks mini album on semi-transparent CD. This EP will exclusively be available with this limited edition of ‘Hexagonal’. The 5 tracks are composed of two remixes of album-tracks plus 3 exclusive songs, recorded during the ‘Hexagonal’-sessions. Released on Boredom Product and available November 12th, 2010.
02 A contre temps
03 Le goût du poison
04 Les 4 coins de l’hexagone
05 Sans conditions
06 Et si…
07 Pilote automatique
08 Coeur 8-bit
09 Faire du bruit
11 Un conte de fée
01 Imprévisible (éventuel mix)
03 L’instinct de survie
05 Coeur 8-bit (pixel mix)
Regular 1CD version here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=40052265
VARIOUS “HYPERCOMMUNITY: AN ALIENS PRODUCTIONS SAMPLER”
After releases Signs and Hyperreality, AP label has again gathered under his shield synthetic palette of electronic community and is representing in the modern concept of electronic underground. Atmospheric flows and the volumes of spherical particles which impacts in our atmosphere and the particles under the shield of older and new sounding projects that are tuned to similar and equally resonating frequency. Tune in to AP label channel and to Hypercommunity. Again exclusive turnout and colorful complex sounds and hybrid rhythms presented by: Apparent symmetry, dISHARMONY, Anhedonia, Lpf12, Miiktek, Sec1nine13, Cybo, In a mindset, Oxyd, Headdreamer, Structural fault, Ish, Anima mundi, Liob, Furthest from the cold. Released on Aliens and available November 12th, 2010.
1 dISHARMONY – Open Gates
2 Ish – Tales of a Green Trees
3 Anhedonia – Beautiful Evil
4 dISHARMONY – Plasmodium
5 Apparent symmetry – Expiration Noikorg
6 In a mindset – Deliver Me
7 Lpf12 – Ambiguous Act
8 Furthest from the cold – Lost
9 Liob – Forgotten Lips
10 Headdreamer – My Rainy Day
11 Miktek – Touch the Void
12 Sec1nine13 – Psionic
13 Structural fault – Strayed
14 Oxyd – Hypercommunity
15 Cybo – Paralyze and Collapse (timeis a virtue)
16 Ambiguous – Sancta
Announced for more than a year, postponed again and again – SOMAN is finally back with his all new album! Regarded as one of the true innovators when it comes to techno-industrial beats from Germany, with songs such as “Divine”, “Pan-Tau”, “Noise Anthem”, “Pusher” or “Traitor” Kolja Trelle (aka SOMAN) launched massive club- hts all over the globe! His full length releases “Sound Pressure” and “Mask” are legendary and steady sellers in the scene! After some time silence SOMAN now returns with his third strike “NOISTYLE” and it´s MASSIVE! Songs such as “Noistyle”, “Waste”, “Side Chain” or “Skin Deep” are potential club smash soon to be heard on every dancefloor! SOMAN did gain melody but did not lost any of his agressive roughness! In time for the release of the new album Infacted Recordings will send SOMAN on a strong DJ tour across Germany and Europe! For the first time “NOISTYLE” also features a great cover version (NEW ORDER’s classic “BLUE MONDAY”!!!) and collaborations with artists such as “Vigilante”, “Lahannya” and “Sara Blackwood”. Released on Infacted and available December 3rd, 2010.
03 Major Dysfunction
04 Let me go
05 Side Chain (feat.Vigilante)
06 Skin Deep (feat.Lahannya)
07 Fear Itself
08 Body Mod
11 Blue Monday (feat.Sarah Blackwood)
CAMERATA MEDIOLANESE “MDXXX”
Creative Fields Rec. is proud to present “MDXXX”, Camerata Mediolanense’s first official live including twelve tracks, two of which previously unreleased, taken from two concerts: Leipzig, June 2 2001 (at the X Wave Gotik Treffen) and Landgraf, Holland, August 8 2001. Born in 1994 from the odd fellowship of young musicians active both in the classical music milieu and on the post-punk/ gothic scene, Camerata Mediolanense proposes a kind of neoclassical music with strong tribal contaminations, in a blend of melody, percussion and experimentation that has rendered the band unique on the contemporary scene. This becomes evident in its not so frequent performances, where the combination of the various elements creates a power of sound, a performing ability and an evocative quality that have rendered Camerata Mediolanense’s concerts pure events. “MDXXX” (that is “1530”), released in 1000 copies in Digipak version, is a clear if not unique evidence of this, with its rough but evocative sound, a faithful witness of the band’s double performance. Released on Creative Fields and available November 12th, 2010.
02 Nessun Maggior Dolore
03 Salve Mundi Domine Caesar Noster, Ave
04 La Demolizione delle Idee
05 L’Homme Arme’
07 La Madre Cattiva
11 Il Lupo
12 La Grande Corsa
13 Il Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna
PROJECT ROTTEN “FREAKSHOW”
Project Rotten was founded in July 2009 as a solo project of Fredrik Croona from the band Menschdefekt. He made two tracks himself but then realized he needed someone more to complete the band. After a switch of members the demo “Machine made flesh” saw the light of day in August 2009. Four months later in December the same year the self released EP “Bleed you dry” was released. In 2010 Ani left the band and after discussing it the band agreed that they didn’t need anymore members, so X/209 and Fredrik remains and will continue to spread the the musical chaos across the world on their own. With the debut album “Freakshow” complete and waiting to be unleashed , the band is more ready than ever to take the electro/industrial scene with storm. Availalbe November 12th, 2010.
01. The Freakshow
02. Buried Alive
03. Embraced By Flames
04. Left To Die
05. Lead Or Follow
07. The Lust To Kill
08. Fears (Club Edit)
09. Bleed You Dry
10. Eaten From The Inside
12. Ravage You
13. Confessions Of A Killer (Killer Rework)
LOW TECHNICIANS “RIGA”
Riga, the new CD from Austin electro group Low Technicians, showcases the group’s continued evolution of electronic pop. Vocalist Brian Pearson and producer Brad MacAllister (CTRL) has crafted an intimate, memorable disc which melds everything from Manchester synth-pop to 90’s alt-rock bands like Doves and the Chameleons. More electronic than the previous “Remembrance”, the Low Technicians have created a record full of personal, timeless songs. “Out There In Silence” features cameo vocals by Reagan Jones of Iris. Released on Diffusion and available November 12th, 2010.
1. Miles Away
2. Out There In Silence
3. We Might Break
4. Energy Inside
6. There Was A Time
CTRL “LOST IN STATIC”
sElectro-death-pop? Or something more? “Lost In Static” is the first full-length release for the band in 3 years. Building on the electro sounds of the previous albums, CTRL moves forward with punchy drums, dark vocals, shimmery 4AD-esque guitars, and bouncy synth work. Released on Diffusion and available November 12th, 2010.
1. Dark Lords Of Insomnia
2. Your Secrets
4. Head On
5. Lost In Static
6. No Answer
7. I Can’t Keep
8. My Guest
9. We Are All Lost
10. Underground Rain
CTRL “MAKE THINGS RIGHT”
CTRL returns for 2010 with “Make Things Right”, an EP of 7 scintillating tracks. Taking things in a bit more of a retro direction, CTRL combines their usual trance-EBM sound with a bit of “80’s Manchester Pop” to create a unique mixture. Keyboardist Alex Virlios also takes more of a prominent role, with guest vocals on the pulsating “Some Force” and Bernard Sumner-esque “Order”. A true evolution for the band — not to be missed! Released on Diffusion and available November 12th, 2010.
4. Time To Go
5. Some Force
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ANT-ZEN CALENDAR 2011: 53 SATURDAYS
salt. calendar 2011. ant-zen ikon96. full colour print. a4size. photographs by salt.
THE ANT-ZEN COFFEE MUG
sleek black ceramic mug imprinted with a fine matt silver print. design: ant-zen logo and crest.
ANT-ZEN T-SHIRT / HOODIE – FAMILY CREST
black shirt w/ frontprint in silver & black metallic ink.
same design, hooded sweatshirt.
ANT-ZEN T-SHIRT – THREE SAMURAI & ANTS
black shirt. w/ frontprint in white & grey ink. hooded jacket w/ additional grey print on arm
design: conceived & drawn by sagana bouffard.
ANT-ZEN HOODED JACKET – THREE SAMURAI & ANTS
hooded zip sweater-jacket w/ additional grey print on arm
design: conceived & drawn by sagana bouffard.
***** new from ARTOFFACT RECORDS!
VARIOUS – TRITON FESTIVAL 2010 – ORDER NOW!!
What do you get when you mix the world’s biggest social networking site for gothic industrial culture (VampireFreaks) with America’s biggest gothic industrial festival? Triton Festival 2010! Artoffact Records presents the Triton Festival 2010 official compilation featuring contributions from Celldweller, Icon of Coil, Apoptygma Berzerk, Clan of Xymox, Ayria, Terrorfakt, and 10 others. Includes several rare or previously unreleased tracks as well as remixes from scene favourites Combichrist and Grendel !
Hi-lights includes Celldweller’s new single Louder Than Words from the upcoming album. Synthpop greats Icon of Coil and Apoptygma Berzerk contribute classic tracks. Clan Of Xymox appears with one of the best gothic singles in years. Interface drops a track remixed by Combichrist. Reaper delivers a dancefloor monster on X-Junkie with remix work from Grendel. Other tracks of note are the rare Left Side Neighbour remix of Terrorfakt and a brand new (!!) track from Panic Lift. As if that wasn’t enough, up and coming artists like Ayria, Life Cried, and Syrian deliver solid material. 16 tracks in all representing both the big names and newcomers at this year’s Triton Festival!!
1. Celldweller – Louder Than Words
2. Icon of Coil – Android
3. Apoptygma Berzerk – Friendly Fire
4. Clan of Xymox – Emily
5. Interface – Faith In Nothing (No Faith Mix By Combichrist)
6. Reaper – X-Junkie (Grendel Remix)
7. Syrian – Musika Atomika
8. State of the Union – Radioman
9. The Gothsicles – Mix This Song Into A23’s Maps of Reality
10. Ayria – Insect Calm
11. Life Cried – Bound In Hate
12. FGFC820 – Hello, Baghdad
13. Deadstar Assembly – The Darkest Star
14. Komor Kommando – Love Your Neighbor
15. Terrorfakt – Skullfucker (Left Side Neighbour Remix)
16. Panic Lift – When Euphoria Ends
Order the CD now at the Artoffact Store !!
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
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 2010 – CD
AOF102 – Massiv in Mensch – Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt – CD
AOF103 – The Sorrow – The Sorrow – 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