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January 26, 2011

Apocalyptica to Headline Zita Rock Festival on June 18-19, 2011

Great news for Zita Rock Festival 2011 attendees: APOCALYPTICA headlines the festival, being the latest band from the event’s poster to be announced by the organizers. With PROJECT PITCHFORK, SCHANDMAUL and EISBRECHER already confirmed for the event that’s going to take place on June 18-19, 2011 in Berlin’s Spandau Citadel, the festival is going to celebrate its 5th year around with additional performances from artists such as SAMSAS TRAUM, MONO INC., END OF GREEN or QNTAL.



Tickets are available both as 1- and 5+1 group stubs at the official ticket shop and worldwide via Ticket Online and CTS/Eventim.  Additional info about the event can be found on the official site and the event’s MySpace page.

January 25, 2011

Covenant’s Modern Ruin: New Album Review

Filed under: Album Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 11:12 am

Released by Synthetic Symphony/SPV on January 14, the long-awaited album from COVENANT, “Modern Ruin” is the band’s ninth and probably the one which took the longest in the making. Five years after full-length “Skyshaper” and the live “In Transit”, COVENANT’s comeback is a fulgurating statement of their power of enthrallment on the scene. Hailed three months ago by the well-received single “Lightbringer” (feat. Necro Facility), the album, its deluxe release and the first single stay atop of sales charts and generate an incredible buzz.


Proof to the album’s success stands the album’s core of 11 tracks, forced into shape by the band’s trio: ESKIL SIMONSSON, DANIEL MYER, and JOAKIM MONTELIUS. What “Modern Ruin” does in effect, is similar to fusion cuisine: adding a pinch of darkwave to a broth of electro and future pop. It starts with an engaging intro, homonymous with the album title, and sets an alarming tone to what ensues. And it’s no wonder, since “Lightbringer” (feat. Necro Facility) stirs up next. It is a majestic, athletic track – with a lengthy and elaborate structure that not incidentally, we suppose, proposes a thematic cleansing: from shedding skin to burning down as a sacrifice, the listener is passed through a cleansing curtain that ensures their initiatory novitiate into the album.


January 21, 2011

Filmari Hd cu pregatirile pentru concertul tribut Nine Inch Nails, eveniment in premiera pentru Romania si Europa de Est!

Filmari HD cu pregatirile pentru concertul tribut Nine Inch Nails din data de 12 februarie in Club Fabrica din Bucuresti pot fi urmarite mai jos. Clipurile au fost realizate de Adrian Rolland (Bloodbath.ro).


Nota: Aceste filmari nu reflecta produsul final, ci trebuie catalogate drept ‘work in progress’. Enjoy!






Cinci muzicieni cunoscuti din scena underground isi vor uni fortele pentru un proiect unic si cu totul special, primul tribut live Nine Inch Nails produs vreodata in Romania.


Evenimentul va avea loc pe 12 februarie, in Club Fabrica, locatie ce bifeaza toate cerintele evenimentului si asteptarile publicului. Poate gazdui in jur de 600 persoane si ofera un complex de lumini, sunet si facilitati de standard profesionist.


Pentru acest proiect a fost nevoie de muzicieni cu experienta si talent, astfel ca pe 12 februarie vor urca pe scena:


Razvan Ristea – tobe (Luna Amara)

Mihnea Ferezan – chitara/backing vocals (Luna Amara)

Janin ‘Jan’ Pasniciuc – chitara/backing vocals (Dekadens/-ex Zebre, Partizan)

Victor ‘Vava’ Ferezan – bass/backing vocals (Tep Zepi)

Stefan Zaharescu – voce (Kistvaen, Domination, Dwarf Planet)


Contributie speciala din partea lui: L (The Spiral, Italia) – keyboards, synth, samplers


Complexitatea evenimentului insemna si o atentie deosebita oferita partilor de synth, un aspect fara de care organizarea acestui eveniment este absolut imposibila. Astfel grupul a apelat la ajutorul lui Luca, un tanar dar foarte talentat muzician din Italia, care a reusit sa recompuna si sa inregistreze cu succes toate pasajele de synth necesare pentru cele circa 17 piese incluse in setlist-ul concertului.


Experienta si profesionalismul muzicienilor implicati in proiect stau drept garantie pentru un eveniment cu totul special, primul de acest gen din Romania.


Evenimentul se va bucura de un warm up si DJ afterparty, detaliile fiind disponibile in curand.


Accesul in sala este posibil incepand de la ora 20:00. Biletele costa 20 de Ron (presale si locatie) si se gasesc pe www.bilete.ro, www.myticket.ro si www.ticketpoint.ro, precum si in retelele magazinelor Diverta, Muzica si Sala Palatului.


Evenimentul beneficiaza de sprijinul si promovarea Metalhead.ro, Metalfan, Sapte Seri, Port.ro, Hailaconcert.ro, Metropotam, Hypestreet, Bucharest in your pocket, Lux Noctis, Bloodbath.ro, rockXpress, Dor de duca, Kogaionon, Umbra de noapte, Rockstage, Radio Lynx si Tonight.eu, carora Viva Music le multumeste si pe aceasta cale.


January 20, 2011

Kmfdm – New Album Release April 26

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Never one to shy away from asking the tough questions, KMFDM gives voice to the inquiry that is on everyone’s lips in these twisted times – “WTF?!”. “WTF?!“, the band’s new album released on Metropolis Records, joins the ranks of their many records titled with a five character name.


WTF?!” features 11 brand new songs, including the album’s lead single Krank, KMFDM’s latest anthem. All in all Käpt’n K. and his Kadets provide over 50 minutes of guaranteed musical mayhem on this new release. Conducted by KMFDM founder, leader and vocalist Sascha K., who believes this is his most powerful and dominate sonic statement to date. KMFDM’s female singer, Lucia, proves her vocal prowess on the dreamy yet driving “Dystopia” and the super-charged revolution-themed rocker “Rebels In Kontrol”, which has already made news as a protest song in support of Wikileaks. Continuing the band-based formula of recent years, KMFDMers Jules Hodgson, Steve White and Andy Selway round out the roster.


It will come as no surprise to followers of KMFDM to learn that “WTF?!” is laden with contributions from Kompatriots far and wide. Static-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda can be found shredding on the noisy “Come On – Go Off”. William Wilson of KMFDM Record’s Legion Within lends his vocal talent to “Spectre”. Picking up where Blitz’s “Strut” left off, the disco-fueled “Take It Like A Man” showcases Lucia dueting with Free Dominquez of Kidney Thieves. Sebastian Komor of Komor Kommando and Icon Of Coil’s production on multiple tracks as well as input from stray KMFDM member Bill Rieflin top off this impressive list.


While this is not their first album title to contain a question mark (that would be their 1986 debut album “What Do You Know“, Deutschland?) this is the first to feature an exclamation point. Regardless, it was only a matter of time before this happened as few bands make more sloganized exclamations than KMFDM. The “WTF?!” artwork features a humorously suggestive, yet ultimately destructive cover illustration by KMFDM contributor Brute!. A fitting visual for this sly but brutal release.


On “WTF?!“, listeners will find a new addition to the menagerie of languages employed by KMFDM (English, German, Latin, Hebrew, Lingala (an African language), Spanish and Russian) as the band further proclaim themselves citizens of the world with “Panzerfaust”, sung in Italian. This time out KMFDM break their own formula of including a cover song on the last three albums. “WTF?!” is pure KMFDM through and through.


With “WTF?!” KMFDM once again has given notice to the mainstream that “Whatever you stand for, we do not!”, be prepared as, “It’s a f**kin’ takeover!”. For those who dare to ask WTF?!, you have been warned, KMFDM take no prisoners.



Krank * Come On – Go Off * Rebels In Kontrol * Lynchmob * Take It Like A Man * Vive La Mort! * Dystopia * Panzerfaust * Spectre * Amnesia * Death & Burial Of C.R.

Source: Metropolis Records



January 19, 2011

Romanian Electro/Darkwave group Le Vant debut album out now at Deadscarletrecords

LeVant is a Romanian electro/darkwave project by George D. Stanciulescu, known as the mastermind behind the dark neoclassical act Ad Ombra. LeVant was created as a more electronic option to Ad Ombra‘s weavings, oscillating between the aesthetics of refined electronica, classy orchestral touches, ethereal, ethnic and sacred music infusions, catchy uptempo beats, fantastic guitar work, various sampling , all wrapped in an one of a kind atmospheric perfume.


LeVant‘s debut album, “Beyond the Masque of Eden” is now available at Deadscarletrecords. At George D. Stanciulescu‘s side, main musicians are: Mihai Mahalu (acoustic and electric guitars), Alexandra Damian (mezzo-soprano / choir), Ilinca Olteanu (soprano / choir), Maria Păduraru (soprano / choir).


The album, benefiting of evocative poetic extracts from the great R.M. Rilke, E.A. Poe, D. Campana, M. Eminescu, offers a lyrical and seductive journey through 11 tracks, 45 minutes, for fans of electro / gothic music, ethnic ambient connaisseurs, In the Nursery, E.S.Posthumus, Delerium.


Visit LeVant on MySpace.


Watch the album trailer:


Russian Industrial Project Technology of Silence Fourth Release on February 15

Technology of Silence is a story about a post-nuclear city, a story about the people living in this city, a story about an ecological catastrophe, human madness, human fears and the eternal search for a goal in the loneliness.



Technology of Silence is also a Russian Ambient/Industrial/Experimental-project, existing since 2004. Founder of this project is Denis Romanov, who unites the incompatible opposites silence and music and makes it a whole, while taking a focus on the world that surrounds us and the events that take place in it, watching it from different points of view.



It is a mixture of Ambient, Industrial, IDM and Minimal, although the band isn’t concentrating on a particular style. Environmental problems and man-made disasters are the basic themes, which draw a red line through the back-catalogue of Technology of Silence. The centre of attention in the stories of the band is a post-nuclear city, described as ruins of a high-tech-civilization, corrupted by mankind, and a place full of human recollections, emotions and feelings.



Squad“, the fourth new album from Technology of Silence, is out on February 15 at Ionium Records.





Checking * Trap Signal * No Tickets * Wasteland Nomad * Ruins Of Soviets Moonlight Moth * One For All * Transmitter Fields * It Is Always Quiet In Heaven * Mechanical Dream * – Million Eyes Of Dew * Red Sniper * Obvious Incredible * Countdown * Sexmachine * Janna Is Dead * The End (Backdown And Credits)



Technology of Silence Official Site

Technology of Silence on MySpace

Technology of Silence on Facebook




January 18, 2011

Tanz die Revolution pe 22 ianuarie in club Underworld

Tanz Die Revolution va invita la primul party din anul 2011, pe data de 22 Ianuarie in club Underworld (Str. Coltei, nr.48).  Intrarea este libera!


Tanz Die Revolution este un party cu specific electro-industrial, care cuprinde genuri de la synthpop la ritmuri foarte dansabile cum ar fi ebm/aggrotech, totul presarat cu celebrele hituri goth si cu agresive riff-uri de chitare.


January 17, 2011

Zwaremachine Raumschiff Out February 15

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Zwaremachine arrived in an evil analog-powered spaceship, haunted by the ghost of a robot and responsible for reprehensible crimes throughout the galaxy.  Inspired by industrial music such as Throbbing Gristle, Front 242 and mid-period Ministry, Zwaremachine comes armed with technology from the future.The haunting debut EP by this duo is assembled from the original source recordings “The Nightmare” released by Satan Starship as exclusive download  and available here: http://machfox.com/pages/exclusive-downloads


With an eerie and nostalgic hum on the new EP, the duo wanted to shed some skin, rename the project and embark into new modern electro industrial soundscapes while keeping their persistent dark experimental approach.


This EP was released worldwide by ZWAREMACHINE as single track free-download under a Creative Commons License on 01/11/11. The Raumschiff EP will also be released by Ionium Records on 15th of February 2011 as 5 track version EP.




Source: http://www.ionium-records.info/

January 14, 2011

Ghost and Writer New Album Review – Out January 28

GHOST & WRITER is a project group devised by JIMMYJOE SNARK III, a man of multiple talents featured as VIVA MUSIC’s Artist of the Month in October 2010, and SEABOUND’s Frank Spinath – a killer combination that comes with a great concept album and good vibes. Prior to the album’s release, JIMMYJOE SNARK III confessed to VIVA MUSIC that “Shipwrecks” comes as a mirrored structure of 8 tracks and their remixes, with a Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde quality to it: “both Frank and I are involved in different bands and projects, so there are some elements we put in here and not there, maybe because that is not the right project for it, and in that sense, there is a Dr. Jeckyll aspect to how we behave”’. The album, to be released on January-28 by DEPENDENT RECORDS, benefits from the creative input of FRONT 242’s Daniel B.’s remastering, and is an enthusing listen, of great picturesque content and compels to multiple auditions.

The opening track, “From Hell” is a de profundis call that truncates a vibrant message that fails to pierce the gates of hell and burns on the way to its recipient. A great composition, “From Hell” (2nd rendition: IRIS), is a masterpiece that sets in motion the entire album, that recalls to a large extent the contemporary malaise of not being able to get your message across in a tangled web of communication the chaos of which spells out as sheer hell. “Hitman” (2nd rendition: FILE NOT FOUND) has a very danceable beat and reminds of a video game (incidentally, JIMMYJOE SNARK III is a video game music composer, too), but it is more than just a simple video game jingle, a fully fledged melody that comes with a compass for labyrinth of sound it produces.


January 11, 2011

4th electro music show on Bucuresti radio (98.3 fm) on Sunday, Jan 9, 2011

Filed under: Viva Music radio shows — admin @ 6:48 pm


Viva Music is mak­ing the dark gothic.industrial.synth music known to the Roman­ian audi­ence! Our success is the electro fans reaction. Electro music fans supported us on Facebook during every show and we are so grateful! Thank you, guys! If you read this, please leave a comment!


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