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February 28, 2011

6th electro music show on Bucuresti radio (98.3 fm) on Sunday, Feb 28, 2011


Our dear friend and sup­porter, Lau­ren­tiu Rusen (thank you, Laur!), Vivi and Adara are guests of the extremely pop­u­lar A la chart de week-end, with Bog­dan Crutescu show on Radio Bucuresti (98.3 FM) every other Sunday. We are grate­ful to Bog­dan Crutescu for his invi­ta­tion, and we appre­ci­ate his support.

We play electro/industrial music between 7:30 and 8:00 pm and 8:30 and 9:00 pm (GMT+2). You can always watch the show live on http://www.bucurestifm.ro/, they’ve got a good livestream. Vivi is in touch with you during the show on her Facebook page. Royalties on playing the tracks go to the record companies of each band.

Today’s broadcast was really special. Markus (Head-less), Peter (Tenek) and Lars (Violent Back Propagation) joined us on Facebook while we were on air! Thanks to them and to Anca, Simona, Tudor, Ella, Robert, Dani K who listened and encouraged us tonight.

Bogdan had a surprise in store for us: WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOW NEXT WEEK, NOT IN 2 WEEKS! Wow, Bogdan, thank you so much!

6th show playlist, February 28, 2011:

Ghost&Writer – From hell
Combichrist – Throat full of glass
Mortiis – Smell the witch
Apoptygma Berzerk – Shine on
Violent Back Propagation – Violent back propagation
Tenek – Less is more
Frozen Plasma – Tanz die revolution
VNV Nation – Illusion
Imatem – Elegy of angels

All Royalties on playing the tracks go to the record companies of each band.

February 25, 2011

Coppelius “Tumult” Album Review

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To the cultured listener, COPPELIUS is the name of the character you love to hate from E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 short story “Der Sandmann”. This short story is more than just a tale to scare young children as the father of psychoanalysis himself Dr. Sigmund Freud based his theory of the uncanny on the controversial writing. Uncanny is also the feeling you get after listening to an interesting kammermetal band named also COPPELIUS. If you’re a German speaker, the term “kammermetal” might sound like a very odd combination, de facto COPPELIUS’ music is an odd combination of calming chamber music and an intense raw metal sound by employing classical instruments such as cello, clarinet and double-bass instead of guitars and bass-guitar.


February 23, 2011

Top 10 Combichrist Remixes to Look Out for

COMBICHRIST have evinced from their early stage an interest in, and a knack of remixing other artists’ tracks. Their remixing strategies have been honed all the time, to the result of having at least 100 known tracks credited to their remodeling genius. Below you find VIVA MUSIC’s top 10 COMBICHRIST remixes: a series of scintillating tracks that gain more danceability and subtle rhythm alterations that carry the unmistakable COMBICHRIST trademark.


February 21, 2011

Tanz die Revolution – editia a 5-a – 26 februarie in Club Underworld

VIVA MUSIC are placerea sa va anunte cea de a 5-a editie a serilor TANZ DIE REVOLUTION (26 februarie, orele 22:00, in Club Underworld).


February 18, 2011

Romadark – Italian Subculture Network and Viva Music Enter Partnership

After a successful partnership with Neuwelt Music Ireland, Viva Music is happy to announce their partnership with Romadark – Italian Subculture Network for the promotion of music of various dark, electro, industrial, Gothic, and EBM genres.


February 14, 2011

Nine Inch Nails Tribute in Bucharest, Club Fabrica, February 12 – Review, Photos and Videos

VIVA MUSIC is very proud to announce the success of our February 12, 2011 event in Club Fabrica. NINE INCH NAILS Tribute: Are You In?, the first local tribute to address the corpus of work of NINE INCH NAILS, represents the joint efforts of a group of remarkable artists of the Romanian underground and of VIVA MUSIC, efforts that were meant to produce a genuine NINE INCH NAILS experience for the band’s followership and for a tuned-in public, keen on seeing local creativity in tandem with songs that pinpoint the 20+ years of existence of a legendary band.

COVERED IN NAILS, as was self-dubbed the ensemble, is the result of diligent work carried out daily by five relevant artists, who thought up a supergroup pet project as a creative loophole for their respective artistic careers. A well-wrought brotherhood of musicians, COVERED IN NAILS is the brainchild of Stefan Zaharescu (KISTVAEN, DOMINATION, DWARF PLANET), Razvan Ristea (LUNA AMARA), Mihnea Ferezan (LUNA AMARA), Janin Pasniciuc (DEKADENS, ex-ZEBRE, PARTIZAN), and Victor Ferezan (TEP ZEPI), aided by VIVA MUSIC‘s enthousiastic support of the local scene and intelligent logistics. Announced at the end of 2010, the event, taglined as ‘We’re in this together‘, after a NINE INCH NAILS single, meant exactly this kind of exercise in communion and dedication to music for music’s sake.


February 11, 2011

Mechanical Cabaret – We Have An Agenda Album Review

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When you think about MECHANICAL CABARET, a lot of names pop into mind. Whether we are talking about diverse influences one can sense in their music (DEPECHE MODE, COIL, KILLING JOKE to name a few) or about the major names they have toured with (FAD GADGET, MESH, SUICIDE, COMBICHRIST and others), this is a project that has covered a lot of ground since its debut in 1999. Essentially, MECHANICAL CABARET is Roi Robertson, a witty British composer and songwriter with an uncanny sense of humor.

Their 12 track album “We Have an Agenda” sparked a lot of interest upon its release in 2002 due to its sleazy, trashy nature that combined a devilish punk glamour with provocative electro beats. Alongside Roi Robertson, come Tobi Chandler and Bruce Lovelock in the recording process. (more…)

February 10, 2011

Join In The Rhythm Of Machines Tour 2011 Die Krupps + Nitzer Ebb

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Protain Concerts GmbH and neuwerk Music Management Hamburg join forces this spring and present you two of the most influential EBM/Industrial pioneers together in an unparalleled tour: DIE KRUPPS and NITZER EBB. The JOIN IN THE RHYTHM OF MACHINES tour will visit the FZW in Dortmund on 23rd April 2011.

DIE KRUPPS and NITZER EBB have a long history together, having recurring collaborations while both of them earned legendary renown for their masterpieces which are still prevailing in modern club culture. (more…)

Christmas Ball Festivals 2011

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2010 was a great year for the Christmas Ball Festivals, ranging again among the most successful events of the dark music scene. Last year’s Christmas Ball Festivals had a total audience of more than 6000 enthusiastic fans, reaching a new attendance record. In Berlin there were over than 1600 visitors from all over Germany and other European countries at the sold out “Huxley’s”. The remaining box office tickets were sold out immediately after the doors opened.

This year, on their 5th aniversary, the Christmas Ball Festivals are reaching for the stars. On 26th December they return with their most powerful line-up:







February 9, 2011

Lord of the Lost – Fears Album Review

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Back in 2008, Chris “The Lord” Harms (vocals, guitar), Sebsta (guitar), Sesai (guitar), Class (bass) and Any (drums) started the studio work for what would be the first LORD OF THE LOST release. In February 2010, all the hard work paid off and their debut 13-track album “Fears” was put on store shelves, ready to break boundaries in the means of GOTHIC METAL (genre choice – album press release).

The presentation of the debut album wasn’t neglected in any way. The CD comes in a jewel box, containing a booklet with lyrics, clean photography and other details on the recording process. The way LORD OF THE LOST chooses to present itself to the public is rather jocular. The front cover depicts an attractive shirtless lead singer with a bold blond haircut, displaying chest tattoo deeming him to be a “lord” as his nickname unmistakably suggests. A bold gesture of the art direction on this debut album is the font selection: there’s a stylized logo used for the name of the band, making it pop right in your eyes, but the album name is barely noticeable, but wisely depicted as a scratch on a wall, maybe that of a madman trapped within his “Fears”. A bonus point goes to the clean and neat text for the back cover and the image used here doesn’t hurt either: it’s a neat representation of all the band members, aligned behind what strikes as the band mastermind. I got to hand it to Chris Harms and Anja Mensch for the well-organized, tasteful work done for the booklet, but I feel like pulling Anja Mensch and Philipp Hannig’s ears for such mundane photography. For an album called “Fears”, the story behind the images fails to capture the allure of neither the music nor the insane asylum photo shoot. (more…)

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