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This week: Happy october!! We have TONS of hot-ticket items this week, possibly the most in any newsletter this year, so let’s get right to it. Iris’s new album Blacklight is now shipping!! If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, what are you waiting for?! Blacklight is one of the best synthpop albums released in ages, and comes highly recommended. Next: Killing Joke. A double-CD featuring the original lineup and a bonus CD with the likes of Metallica, Fear Factory, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, and more! Brian Eno on Warp delivers the best limited edition we have ever seen. Comes in a high quality 12″ square lithographic print of new Brian Eno artwork, and includes 2 CDs, and 180g heavyweight, double disc 12″!! Heimataerde is back with a new album, and we have the limited 2CD version! A must-have for fans of harsh EBM. Out Of Line drops two new releases from Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, a 2CD and a limited edition gatefold-vinyl! Hilariously titled Songs 4 Hate and Devotion, we are sure that this is going to be an instant classic! Solitary Experiments is back with Compendium 2 featuring remixes by Fractured, Wumpscut, Dance of Die, E-Craft, and more!! Like Skinny Puppy and Mentallo & the Fixer? Formalin is a new find by Out Of Line that merges old industrial with a new styled EBM. Highly recommended. Toronto’s own Raggedy Angry (soon on tour with FLA!) release their new album on Synthetic Sounds. Sopor Aeternus is back with CD+DVD+Tshirt and vinyl LP releases!! Der Blutharsch releases a live DVD from their 1995 show in Prague. Lovac (industrial folk from Sweden!) releases an album on Soleilmoon. Two compilations: Infacted Volume 5 and Extreme Lustlieder Volume 4 — both soon shipping. 4 Bombs from Alfa Matrix! New 2CD limited editions from I:Scintilla, Alien Vampires, Halo in Reverse, and Haushetaere!! Thank you for listening to GREAT music!!!!
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(CAN YOU WAIT? WE CAN’T)
Taking elements of rock, glitch, retro electronic, and coloring it with a decidedly melodic worldview, Iris is a band that’s hard to classify. Since 2002, Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega have been working under the radar with a sound that conjures a collision between mid-90’s Depeche Mode, post-punk, and the spirit of old country songs. Never one to rest on their laurels, their fourth studio release, “Blacklight” is a darkly progressive affair – 9 songs of haunting, crisply produced tracks, mixing 4AD-esque atmospheres with tight, firm beats. Released on Diffusion. NOW SHIPPING!
1. Closer To Real
3. Panic Rev
4. The Marianas Depths
7. Red Right Return
9. Cruel Silence
KILLING JOKE “ABSOLUTE DISSENT – 2CD LIMITED”
With a reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock’s most iconic & influential outfits. Now, 30 years since first bonding in blood, the original line-up of Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) are about to complete work on their 13th studio album, the first fruits of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label, and word from inside the camp is that ‘ABSOLUTE DISSENT’ is shaping up to be something very special indeed… Released on Spinefarm and available October 10th, 2010.
2.The Great Cull
3.Fresh Fever From The Skies
5.European Super State
6.This World Hell (Die, Long Pig!)
8.The Raven King
9.Honour The Fire
11.Here Comes The Singularity
12.Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove
1.The Wait – Metallica
2.Europe – Amen
3.Primitive – Helmet
4.Pssyche – Econoline Crush
5.Love Like Blood – Dead By April
6.Democracy (NIN Remix) – Killing Joke
7.Wardance – Mad Capsule Markets
8.Pssyche – Nouvelle Vague
9.Millennium – Fear Factory
10.Requiem – Foo Fighters
11.Pandemuumio/Pandemonium – Kotiteollisuus (Finland’s biggest selling rock act featuring Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen on arrangement duties, keyboards and programming)
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BRIAN ENO ON WARP.
(THIS IS HOW YOU DO LIMITED EDITIONS…)
BRIAN ENO “SMALL CRAFT ON A MILK SEA – LIMITED EDITION VINYL + 2CD”
Limited Edition Box Set (Heavyweight vinyl, 2xCD, Lithographic Print)
Packaged in a rigid, Birch paper-covered slipcase with printed and foil-blocked cover and spine, this edition includes:
* 180g heavyweight, double disc 12″ vinyl pressing of the album, in full-colour, case-bound 12″ cover. Lined in crimson stock with foil block.
* CD pressing of the album, along with extra disc containing four extra tracks, in full-colour, case-bound 12″ cover. Lined in crimson stock with foil blocked credit sheet.
* High quality 12″ square lithographic print of new Brian Eno artwork, printed on 352gsm Mohawk Superfine stock, presented in full-colour, case-bound 12″ cover. Lined in crimson stock with tissue paper protection.
Released on Warp. Ships November 2nd, 2010. If you want this item order fast…it’s gonna sell out.
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***** HOT PRE-ORDERS!!
HEIMATAERDE “UNWESEN – LIMITED 2CD”
Limited edition of strictly 2000 units, featuring full-length bonus-CD and a sumptuous 32 pages storybook inside a deluxe Digibook! This Edition is exclusively available on INFACTED CD1 features the regular album while CD2 comes as a sort of ‘radio play’, making the HEIMATAERDE story almost visible inside your head! Don´t miss this outstanding release which is unique and never before seen in our dark scene, a MUST! Released on Infacted and available October 22nd, 2010.
03 Niemals Mehr
04 Gloria Et Morte
05 Dark Dance
06 Der Erste
07 Des Spielmanns Lied
09 Maarat An Numan
10 Wie ein Tier
11 Die Buerde
13 Malitia Angelica
14 Psalm 115
01 Der Fluch
02 Ein Freund aus alten Tagen
03 Der Erste
04 Lebendig Begraben
05 Der Tod des Koenigs
06 Maarat An Numan
07 Zeitlose Schuld
08 Der Abt
09 De Buerde
10 Das Gesetz der Wueste
11 Der letzte Kapetinger
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO “SONGS 4 HATE AND DEVOTION (LIMITED)”
Crossing the borders between art, rebellion, passion, apocalypse and sex, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio have managed to settle in their very own musical niche with their opulent and intense sonic sculptures. “Songs 4 Hate & Devotion” is an emotional rollercoaster ride driven by the intense voice of Tomas Petterson that alternates martially majestic monuments of orchestral sounds, marching drums and percussion with very intimate and fragile moments, mingles Cold-Wave-, Shoegazing- and Minimal-elements with folkloristic structures and that manages to slip in the odd musical quote as well. The Swedish duo has carefully opened and evolved its unique sound into a wholly exceptional epic that consequently evades any easy categorization. Pop music for non-conformists. „Songs 4 Hate & Devotion“ is released as a limited first edition double CD containing the bonus disc „4 More Songs 4 Hate & Devotion“. The 2CDs come in a slider-package. Released on Out Of Line and available October 29th, 2010.
01 Where I stand on the Holy Mountain and Pray 4 the War
02 A World not so Beautiful [A Song 4 the Emperor]
03 In My Little Black Dress
04 With Unspoken Pleasures [My Guardian Demon]
05 In Heaven, only Abstinence remains
06 Do Angels never cry, and Heaven never fall?
07 Lucifer in Love
08 Serpent – Dagger – Lion – Man
09 Long Knives, and Little Men
10 4 1 4 1
11 I M B E C I L E, My Idiot Lover
12 If Christ is the Answer, then what is the Question?
13 A Song 4 Hate & Devotion
Tracks ‘4 More Songs 4 Hate & Devotion’:
01 A World not so Beautiful [A Song 4 Fredrik]
02 The Imbecile & The Idiot Lover
03 Another Song 4 Hate & Devotion
04 In High Heels, through Nights of broken Glass (mmx)
Tracks 01 to 03 remixed by Fredrik Leijström (MALAISE)
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO “SONGS 4 HATE AND DEVOTION (LIMITED GATEFOLD VINYL)”
Please PLACE YOUR PREORDERS IN TIME – this edition will probably be sold out on preorders!
Strictly limited edition VINYL in deluxe GATEFOLD-Cover, featuring an alternative track listing (8 tracks from the regular CD, 2 tracks from the bonus-MCD). Released on Out Of Line and available October 29th, 2010.
Side A – Hate
01 A World not so Beautiful [A Song 4 the Emperor]
02 In My Little Black Dress
03 In Heaven, only Abstinence remains
04 Do Angels never cry, and Heaven never fall?
05 In High Heels through Nights of broken Glass [mmx]
Side B – Devotion
01 Serpent – Dagger – Lion – Man
02 I M B E C I L E, My Idiot Lover
03 If Christ is the Answer, then what is the Question?
04 A Song 4 Hate & Devotion
05 A World not so Beautiful [A Song 4 Fredrik]
SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS “COMPENDIUM 2”
15 years of Solitary Experiments! This memorable jubilee of one of Germany’s most popular Melodic-Electro-bands simply calls for a celebration in form of an exceptional compilation CD. 15 special, previously unreleased Solitary Experiments tracks (including collaborations with other artists, remixes by other artists, remixes for other artists and new interpretations of the band’s biggest hits) make this limited album release (1500 copies in a deluxe Digipak) an extraordinary “birthday treat” for fans and newcomers to the band’s oeuvre. Illustrious names such as Wumpscut, Dance Or Die or Noisuf-X have collaborated with Solitary Experiments for “Compendium 2”, which also features a rare remix that the band created for Italian cult-act Kirlian Camera. It is hardly any wonder that the first instalment of “Compendium”, which was released three years ago, was sold out in no time. A special birthday tribute for one of the most influential German Electro-bands of our time! Released on Out Of Line and available October 29th, 2010.
01 Lost – SE FEAT. NANOPTIQ
02 Glory & Honour (15th Anniversary Mix)
03 This Is The End – SE feat. E-CRAFT
04 Out In The Rain – SE feat. REIZSTROM
05 Take Heart! (Revolt) – SE feat. SINESSENCE
06 Alles Was Bleibt – SE feat. A. HARTUNG
07 SEPULCRUM MENTIS – Delight (On A Mexican Radio
08 Terrible Reality (Reanimated by CAPTIVE OF SOCIETY)
09 Fast Pain Relief (NOISUF-X RMX)
10 Watching Over You (DANCE OR DIE RMX)
11 Rise And Fall (FRACTURED RMX)
12 Seele Bricht! (:WUMPSCUT: RMX)
13 KIRLIAN CAMERA– Edges (Quadriga RMX by SE)
14 NECESSARY RESPONSE – Forever (Infinity RMX by SE)
15 ANALOGUE BRAIN – Electroshock (Executed by SE)
How do you set a city to music? Two lads from Berlin that go by the name of Formalin have dared the attempt to tackle the gargantuan task of creating a sonic monument for their hometown, aptly naming the resulting sound “Berlin City Industrial.” Their brainchild is raw, aggressive, unpolished, dirty, repulsive, beautiful, glamorous and stylish all at once – just like the world’s most exciting city. Singer and mastermind Tominous and drummer and producer Gabor merge daring and creative sound design with relentlessly harsh sonic works branded with a highly addictive potential: a rough and fascinating club sound that shamelessly provokes where other bands prefer to follow long-faded trends. “Bodyminding” is a purging sonic storm for a shop worn genre, created in the spirit of the early works of Skinny Puppy or Mentallo & The Fixer, but with a sound that has its sights set on the future and that is heavily infused with the spirit of Germany’s capital. The Hard-Electro-pioneers from Hocico were so impressed by the band’s music that they invited Formalin to support them on their European tour without further ado. Berlin – the steel work symphony of a metropolis! Released on Out Of Line and available October 29th, 2010.
03 My Fetish
06 This Isn’t Love
08 Breath Control
RAGGEDY ANGRY “HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS”
Raggedy Angry’s new album, How I Learned to Love Our Robot Overlords, is the band’s first release on Vancouver-based industrial/alternative label Synthetic Sounds in North America and Danse Macabre Records in Europe. It finds the Toronto-based electro-rock quintet narrowing in on a sound that started developing on the previous album, Pestilence: synth-heavy, raw and aggressive, yet tight and hooky as Hell. Like Pestilence, How I Learned to Love Our Robot Overlords found Raggedy Angry working with industrial mastermind Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), who mixed both albums. Ogilvie was hooked by Raggedy Angry’s mix of crunchy riffs and electronic hooks after hearing their 2007 debut Take Me, Break Me, Make Me Pretty. Ogilvie wasn’t alone. After hearing just a couple of songs from Raggedy Angry’s MySpace, Synthetic founder Mark Sommer insisted on working with Raggedy Angry. The record’s European release date on Danse Macabre Records on October 1st is timed to coincide with the band’s second tour opening for Toronto-based heatseeking Goth electro rockers the Birthday Massacre. The electro 1-2 punch will be storming across the UK throughout October before tearing up North America opening up for industrial legends Front Line Assembly in November. Raggedy Angry has previously toured Europe with the Birthday Massacre and Canada with Die Mannequin. Wherever they go, however they are heard, Raggedy Angry are worming their way into fan’s hearts and minds and taking no prisoners. Released on Synthetic Sounds and available October 12th, 2010.
2. Don’t Mess With the S.S.
3. Burn Your Gods
4. Fire Engine Red
5. Sick Thoughts [feat. Kevvy Mental of Fake Shark Real Zombie]
6. My Escape
7. Take Me Home
8. Easter Island Radiation
9. Get Fucked
12. Digital Hell
13. Robot Love [feat. Chrystal Leigh of Jakalope]
14. Epilogue: Cheers
SOPOR AETERNUS “A STRANGE THING TO SAY – CD+DVD+TSHIRT COLLECTOR’S SET”
A strange Thing to say” (EP) is part 1 of the trilogy -or more specifically- the opening chapter of “A Triptychon of GHOSTS (or: El Sexorcismo de Anna-Varney Cantodea)”. It’ a completely rotten (but otherwise fabulous) audio/visual documentary, staring the young & breath-takingly beautiful, trans-gendered Goddess ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA in her most daring spiritual endeavour: a ghoulish struggle to purify her fragile mortal body, as well as the divinity of her ancient soul, of any and all dormant sexual desire (and otherwise related, inherently addictive or zombiefying behaviour and/or thought-patterns)… by boldly unearthing, externalising and eventually expelling its lurking demons. An EP without compromise and with a dirty new sound. Recorded and co-produced by Patrick Damiani (ROME) “A strange Thing to say” now features 5+1 horrible pieces of freakish gothic music(k) by SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows … – and a video on DVD, which is included in the digibook edition. That’s disgusting too. ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA is reinventing herself with each release, without ever losing track of her roots. But this time going much further than ever before: Back to the roots and beyond. Released on Apocalyptic Vision and available November 26th, 2010.
The strictly limited CD+DVD edition contains:
•CD and DVD in digibook format
•Hardcover-paperback-cover with elaborate “Singer” thread stitching
•96-pages extra-booklet, precious artprint on high-quality paper
•Including all lyrics and exclusive photos and artwork
•1 brooch/pin (“Lady AVC”)
•1 brooch/magnet (“Mutant Scum”)
•1 postcard set of 9 postcards
•Contained in a black organza bag
•Autographed and hand-numbered by Anna-Varney Cantodea
•Stricty limited to 1,999 copies
01 A strange Thing to say
02 Polishing Silver
03 The Urine Song
04 Stains of You
05 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (or: The History of STEAMPUNK … – abridged)
06 Oh, Chimney Sweep (bonus track)
Tracks DVD (Stereo, PAL, 4:3, All Regions):
01 A strange Thing to say
FRONT: “A strange Thing to say” artwork IN FULL COLOUR!
BACK: Anna-Varney in baroque picture frame
PRINT: 4/1-colors on black t-shirt
T-SHIRT: 100% cotton
AVAILABLE SIZES: S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL
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SOPOR AETERNUS “A STRANGE THING TO SAY – LIMITED VINYL LP”
LIMITED TO 693 COPIES WORLDWIDE!
“A strange Thing to say” (EP) is part 1 of the trilogy -or more specifically- the opening chapter of “A Triptychon of GHOSTS (or: El Sexorcismo de Anna-Varney Cantodea)”. It’ a completely rotten (but otherwise fabulous) audio/visual documentary, staring the young & breath-takingly beautiful, trans-gendered Goddess ANNA-VARNEY CANTODEA in her most daring spiritual endeavour: a ghoulish struggle to purify her fragile mortal body, as well as the divinity of her ancient soul, of any and all dormant se*ual desire (and otherwise related, inherently addictive or zombiefying behaviour and/or thought-patterns)… by boldly unearthing, externalising and eventually expelling its lurking demons. An EP without compromise and with a dirty new sound. Recorded and co-produced by Patrick Damiani (ROME) “A strange Thing to say” now features 5+1 horrible pieces of freakish gothic music(k) by SOPOR AETERNUS & The Ensemble Of Shadows The vinyl edition is even more limited and contains:
•Black 12″ vinyl with printed inner sleeve
•12-pages extra-booklet in A4 format
•1 exclusive song
•Autographed and hand-numbered by Anna-Varney Cantodea
•Stricty limited to 693 copies
01 A strange Thing to say
02 Polishing Silver
03 The Urine Song
04 Oh, Chimney Sweep (bonus track #1)
05 Stains of You
06 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (or: The History of STEAMPUNK … – abridged)
07 Too-Tha-Loo (bonus track #2)
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DER BLUTHARSCH “LIVE IN PRAHA – DVD BOXSET”
Deluxe foilblocked DVD boxset comes with metal PIN, large 12 page booklet and two Postcards. Shot by National Czech Television at ‘Nova Alternativa’ – ‘DB live in Praha’ – is the last release by Der Blutharsch under this name. The project has recently reincarnated as ‘Der Blutharsch and the infinite church of the leading hand’. Live in Praha stretches the history of Der Blutharsch from its very beginning to its very end! Thee beginning is thee end, thee end is thee beginning! (1st book of Mr. Sunlight) To stretch history slightly more – ‘Live in Praha’ includes a little sweat candy! – It is and always has been a small world! Fortunatelly a dirty one as well…! The limited edition of 1111 copies comes in a beautiful, very specially manufactured box and as extra Special you will find the ‘Sad Song Singers’ show from Alternativa Festival Praha held back in 1995. Total Playing Time: 72mins (Nova Alternativa) +30mins (Alternativa Festival 1995). Available October 18th, 2010.
LOVAC “APES OF A COLD GOD”
Soleilmoon Recordings is proud to announce “Apes of a Cold God”, the debut release by Swedish folk/industrial band Lovac. Lovac is a new band with old roots, having already released a full-length CD of Death in June covers on Douglas P.’s NERUS label under the name Down in June. With a distinctive “totenpop” vision they re-invented the songs to the delight of both Death In June fans and music journalists who discovered the treasure of Douglas P. songs anew. Lovac’s music evokes a night-of-the-world mood that deftly calls down the nostalgia of romanticism and overlays it with a war machine blowing a cold breeze of death into the dawn. Lovac is part of a larger movement of modern European pop music that draws inspiration from traditional folk music and brings it to new life in a fertile clash with the contemporary minimalistic industrial scene. Analogue synthesizers are layered over electric guitars, supplemented with a variety of acoustic instruments, including military drums and the band’s ever-present Persian santoor, creating the unique music that defines Lovac. Combining this music with text fragments from Karl Marx, Antonin Artaud and Percy Bysshe Shelley, the album “Apes of a Cold God” invites the listener to take a deep look into the abysmal underside of civilization. Soleilmoon’s high standards in packaging are found in abundance with this CD, which is presented in a lavishly printed mini-LP style sleeve with gold foil blocking and an eight page booklet. Lovac is based in Malmö. The bands four members live in Malmö, Berlin, Stockholm and Beirut. Released on Soleilmoon and available October 18th, 2010.
VARIOUS “INFACTED VOLUME 5”
Fifth part of the well established compilation “INFACTED” is again compiled by labelhead Torben Schmidt who created another masterpiece in unreleased pumpin´ clubsound. 16 songs combined to the fifth part of the series present well established names in remixing and guest appearances such as Reaper, Johan van Roy (Suicide Commando), Soman or Faderhead in the line up as well as more unknown young fresh artists like Binary Park, Ien Oblique, Mordacious, Syncrotek, PsioniC, ES23 or Mesmer´s Eyes. With their second song also KOMBAT UNIT (new project by Suicide Commando & Noisuf-X) is featured! Released on Infacted and available October 29th, 2010.
01 Shiv-r-Taste (Reaper remix)
02 Soman-Waste (X-RX remix)
03 ES23-Heaven or Hell
04 Kombat Unit-Fire
05 Menschdefekt-Instincts Of Corruption (FGFC820 remix)
06 XP8-Out for Blood (Faderhead remix)
07 Future Frenetic-EEEEvil
08 Binary Park-Worlds Collide
09 Ien Oblique-Slaves of Pleasure (Kamikaze remix)
10 Agrezzior-Fingerprint (Infacted remix)
12 PsioniC-Purity of soul
13 Syncrotek-Spit in my mouth
14 Detroit Diesel-Lost Signal (Freakangel remix)
15 Reaxion Guerrilla-Psycho Destruxion (feat.Johan van Roy)
16 Mesmer´s Eyes-Where I stand (Soman remix)
VARIOUS “EXTREME LUSTLIEDER 4”
Erotic meets Electro, that’s the motto of this compilation series. And the fourth volume once again manages to deliver the goods with songs such as “Pussy Rules”, “Fick mich jetzt und fick mich hart” or “Invade My Body” . The crème de la crème of the contemporary EBM- and Electro-scene was recruited by compilers Martin Sprissler and Mike Kanetzky, while photo artist Calvato was responsible for the highclass erotic artwork. Released on UpScene and available November 5th, 2010.
01 FADERHEAD (feat. SHAOLYN) “Pussy Rules” 3.26
02 ALIEN VAMPIRES “She’s On Drugs (More Than Me)” 3.54
03 SHAOLYN “Face Down” 3.40
04 STUDIO-X “You’ll Never Get This” 5.00
05 DE TOT COR “Mädchenliebe” 4.21
06 LEAETHERSTRIP “Invade My Body” 4.49
07 KRYSTAL SYSTEM “I Love My Chains (voodoonight version)” 3.10
08 ALIEN SEX FIEND “Baby” 5.37
09 AD INFERNA “SM 4 SM (SUPREME COURT rmx)” 4.21
10 VIRGINS O.R PIGEONS „Born In Sin (DJ PSYCON mix)“ 3.56
11 EX.ES “Access To The EX.ES (pure adrenaline mix)” 4.51
12 SUONO “Fick Mich Jetzt Und Fick Mich Hart (slapped by FabrikC)” 4.24
13 HAUSHETAERE “Blutspiel” 4.48
14 ES23 “I Want You” 4.56
15 R.I.P. (ROPPONGI INC. PROJECT) “RiPerbahn” 5.51
16 DJ LUCIE “Boys With Guns” 4.44
17 TAMTRUM “Fxxk You I’m Drunk” 4.01
18 HALO IN REVERSE “Sweetest Honey” 3.15
ALFA MATRIX: 4 BOMBS
I:SCINTILLA “DYING AND FALLING + RESUSCITATION (LIMITED)”
Chicago’s female-fronted act I:SCINTILLA (pronounced “eye-sin-til-uh”) returns in 2010 with their much anticipated new album “Dying & Falling”. This new CD marks the band’s fourth straight collaboration with the studio genius Wade Alin (The Atomica Project, Christ Analogue) and his slick production style. This 11-track collection finds I:SCINTILLA redefining their sound once again and pushing genre rules by the wayside. In addition to their metal-infused electronica signature, the quartet still finds room for synthpop, trip-hop, and indie electro explorations! Frontwoman Brittany Bindrim’s distinct and seductive voice once again leads the way through this beautiful album alternating infectious anger moments (from the club stomper “Swimmers can drown” to the explosive rapid-fire industrial-metal angst of “Ammunition” or yet the club hit “Prey on you”) with more catchy and intimate songs (the catchy and addictive “Worth the wait”, the precious little trip-hop pearl “Dying & falling” or the grandiose orchestral piece “The shake”). I:SCINTILLA have always found their force with their unique ability to seamlessly jump genres, from fast paced furious tracks to electro songs with a lighter synth-pop feel, all with ever present thread of charisma and alluring attitude. “Dying & Falling” is also available as a limited edition box set that features the “Resuscitation” bonus disc containing exclusive new tracks, alternate versions, and club remixes by acts like IRIS, THE DREAMSIDE, ESSENCE OF MIND, DJ RAM and FREAKANGEL. Released on Alfa Matrix and available December 3rd, 2010.
CD1 “dying and falling”
1) swimmers can drown, 2) sharia under a beauty curse, 3) ammunition, 4) worth the wait, 5) mothership, 6) dying & falling, 7) face the kill, 8) the shake, 9) prey on you, 10) shattered, 11) omen
CD2 “resuscitation” – only available in the ltd box edition of the album “dying and falling”
1) hollowed, 2) i want it all, 3) the shake [volatile night version], 4) swimmers can drown [iris mix], 5) i want it all [essence of mind mix], 6) worth the wait [neurobash mix], 7) hollowed [the dreamside mix], 8) swimmers can drown [voicians mix], 9) prey on you [dj ram mix], 10) swimmers can drown [freakangel mix], 11) ammunition [essence of mind mix]
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ALIEN VAMPIRES “HARSHLIZER – LIMITED”
If there is one band who knows no single compromise in their work and attitude, it is the rebellious Italian/British combo ALIEN VAMPIRES! BEWARE: Nysrok Infernalien (Voice, Guitars, Keys) and Nightstalker (Drums, Keys, Production) are fucking alive and strike back with their 4th release entitled “Harshlizer” on their new label Alfa Matrix. This is an album that is bound to atomize dancefloors across the universe and it will accelerate your descent to hell in no time… The raging revolted cyber punks of ALIEN VAMPIRES live every day like as if it were their last day on Earth. With more than explicit and perverted lyrics, provocative bloody and sexual images, and extreme live shows, the band never cared about who they might offend! An attitude that definitely carried over into their music, an outrageous blend of harsh elektro, goth metal and obscene industrial dance. This new studio album will once again offer you an exploding palette of sound ranging from the devastating beats of their new club hits “Harshlizer”, “Control The Universe” or yet the hypnotic “She’s In Drugs (more than me)” to the more noisy-guitar dark industrial pieces like “Dearth March” or “Her Blood Into My Veins”! Their trademark sound is also stalking, “evil bloody” tunes breathe disillusion, deceit, pessimism and ultimate darkness. Our heavily drugged cyberspace vampires also did not hesitate to make a blasphemous cover version of “See You In Hell” by their good old friend from SUICIDE COMMANDO (featuring Johan Van Roy himself on vocals)!! ALIEN VAMPIRES offer us a full-frontal attack on all senses for your ultimate descent to hell… and back? A powerful opus that will for sure reinforce their eclectic fanbase (electro, industrial, goth, metal…). The one and only ALIEN VAMPIRES gang are back in town for your ultimate sonic pleasure: please hide the kids from your monitors: loud and explicit music is coming your way! The album will also be released as a deluxe carton box edition with the exclusive 15-track bonus album featuring 2 exclusive tracks plus the remix work of artists like AMGOD, FREAKANGEL, ACYLUM, DIE SEKTOR, CHAINREACTOR, NEIKKA RPM, PHOSGORE, etc. Released on Alfa Matrix and available December 3rd, 2010.
1. No way back, 2. Evil bloody music, 3. She’s on drugs (more than me), 4. See you in hell, 5. Harshlizer, 6. Industrializer, 7. Before it’s too late, 8. Lies, 9. Control the universe, 10. Fearless, 11. Death march, 12. Far away, 13. Entity , 14. Nothing to lose, 15. Her blood into my veins.
CD2 “evil bloody music” – only available in the deluxe 2CD box edition
01. Fucked on LSD 02. Evil will always find u, 03. Evil bloody music (FREAKANGEL mix), 04. She’s on drugs (seduced by CHAINREACTOR), 05. Evil bloody music (EX.ES mix), 06. Harshlizer (UBERBYTE mix), 07. No way back (CYGNOSIC mix), 08. Evil bloody music (can of worms mix by LLUMEN), 09. Harshlizer (AMGOD mix), 10. Evil bloody music (PROJECT ROTTEN mix), 11. She’s on drugs (psycho remix by PHOSGORE), 12. Evil bloody music (ACYLUM mix), 13. No way back (INDUSTRIEGEBIET mix), 14. Evil bloody music (DIE SEKTOR mix), 15. She’s on drugs (NEIKKA RPM mix)
1CD version here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=10959
HALO IN REVERSE “TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS LIMITED”
This one-man American band fits into the electro / industrial rock genre that mixes trashy guitar with depressive piano rolls, and aggressive intricate electronics all fused together with Joshua Steffen’s raging sexuality, and high energy synthesizers. All these elements all bundled up collide with personal demons and powerful attitude. Drawing from influences as diverse as DEPECHE MODE, Peter Gabriel, MINISTRY or yet Rob Zombie, but it is with NINE INCH NAILS’ early and more aggressive days that HALO IN REVERSE’s music is the most easily compared to. If obviously following the direction brought by Trent Reznor, Joshua Steffen is definitely doing his own thing, combining emotional melodies with caustic synthesizer and guitar textures, mixing the organic with the synthetic in a mélange that is as enticing as it is aggravating. His most striking and dominant unique characteristic is within his passionate and intoxicating voice: strong, decadent, artfully lustrous and dreamy. On “Trials and Tribulations”, HALO IN REVERSE presents the ultimate display of an artist taking his powers to his utmost, focusing on musicianship and solid songwriting resulting in both great music and strong lyrics. An album that reveals awesome production work and a degree of musicianship seldom seen around these parts, on which the music just flows and influences combine fluidly. An album filled with emotion and the pain that only love can bring us when it is no longer returned. Betrayal, bitterness, depression and sexuality bring the setting of this industrial/electro pop-rock chef d’oeuvre of pure sensual intensity you will play again, and again, and again… and again until the tears end up rolling… A cleansing experience! The album will also be released as a limited carton box edition with a bonus disc including 5 exclusive bonus songs, plus 11 alternative versions and remixes from other artists. Released on Alfa matrix and avaialble December 3rd, 2010.
01. Something’s Gone Terribly Wrong, 02. Pop Icon Puppets, 03. Sweetest Honey, 04. Falling Apart, 05. Modesty’s Failure, 06. Go All The Way, 07. I Machine, 08. Something This Real, 09. They’ve Taken Me Away, 10. Whittled To An Edge, 11. Where Were You, 12. You, 13. Acubens (Alpha Cancri)
CD-2 “interpretations of tribulations” bonus CD – only available in the ltd edition box
01. Modesty’s Failure (P45K Mix), 02. Sweetest Honey (DRØNE Mix), 03. Modesty’s Failure (Leæther Strip Mix), 04. I Machine (VTG 3am Mix), 05. Whittled To An Edge (Cold Painted Soul Mix), 06. Go All The Way (Needles Eye Mix), 07. Pop Icon Puppets (Josh’s DnB Destruction Mix), 08. Something This Real (Jamie Myerson Mix), 09. Falling Apart (crashtv Mix), 10. Go All The Way (Jamie Myerson Mix), 11. Modesty’s Failure (Jamie Myerson Mix), 12. Mississippi Queen*, 13. Theme For a Portrait of Hell (Unreleased), 14. Seething (Unreleased 1995 Demo), 15. Drama Queen (Unreleased 1995 Demo), 16. For You (Unreleased 1995 Demo)
1CD version here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=10961
HAUSHETAERE “SYNDICATE + SYNDICUS (LIMITED)”
Many discovered HAUSHETAERE through Nadine Cooraz’s collaborations with the harsh elektro act ACYLUM where she brought melody and femininity to Pedro Engel’s devastating orchestral electronic arrangements. Since then both German artists rapidly felt the magic growing between them and they let that unique creative flow unite their tormented minds… they let the machines speak. The German couple now presents to us HAUSHETAERE’s debut CD “Syndicate”, a very eclectic album with no conceptual limits, including influences ranging from Electro, Industrial, Pop and Hip Hop. A surprising mélange of genres and influences with the guiding red line of the angry and revolted personality of frontwoman Nadine Cooraz Engel. On this rich cocktail of opposites, HAUSHETAERE manage to jump from extreme harsh noisy elektro (“Rotes Sofa”, the intoxicating “Rauschgift” or yet the bombastic “Sunshine is my destroyer”) to dark melodic moody pop (The Game, “Hetaere”, etc.) with a disturbing facility and a deviant touch. The German duo has also broken all scene boundaries by collaborating in studio with the famous Aggro Berlin rapper Joe Rilla who’s performance on “Believe” creates a bridge between Hip Hop and Elektro! HAUSHETAERE absolutely goes beyond taboo, throwing rap elements into industrial, synth pop into dark elektro, noise into hip-hop, making “Syndicate” much more than just a feminine extension of ACYLUM. “Syndicate” is a multi-colored release full of melodic angst and fragile darkness that can be seen as the extreme sonic mixture of BLUTENGEL versus PZYCHOBITCH, or MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO versus COMBICHRIST? No matter how you interpret their sound, HAUSHETAERE is here to provoke and shock your ears! React! The album is also released as a limited deluxe carton box edition including the bonus “remix album “Syndicus” presenting some 13 reinterpretations of album songs by various artists in the likes of LEAETHER STRIP, ACYLUM, C-LEKKTOR, DARKMEN, DOLLS OF PAIN, AD INFERNA, and others. Released on Alfa Matrix and available November 19th, 2010.
01. Hetaere, 02. The Game, 03. Believe feat. Joe Rilla, 04. Rotes Sofa, 05. East & West, 06. Rauschgift, 07. Sunshine is my Destroyer (Album Version), 08. Cold Feel, 09. Blutspiel, 10. Sky, 11. Girls, 12. Milieu, 13. Dream
CD-2 Syndicus : exclusive album only available in the limited edition
01. Loser (feat. Leaether Strip), 02. Hetaere (Ad Inferna Remix), 03. Sunshine is my Destroyer, (Darkmen Remix), 04. East & West (Ice Ages Remix), 05. Sky (C-Lekktor Remix), 06. The Game (Aengeldust Remix), 07 Hetaere (Mesmer’s Eyes Version), 08. Believe feat. Joe Rilla (Acylum Remix), 09. Sunshine is my Destroyer (Sonic Violence Experience Remix), 10. Rauschgift (Man and Machines Remix), 11. Rotes Sofa (Cold Drive Remix), 12. Sunshine is my Destroyer (Eftos Remix), 13. Sky (Dolls of Pain Version)
1CD version here: http://www.stormingthebase.com/details.asp?ProdID=10963
***** 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