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October 8, 2012

The Cranberries @Romexpo, Bucharest: Oct-11

Filed under: Local News,Romanian Scene — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 12:31 pm

Events proudly presents the second Romanian concert of rock/pop sensation of the 1990’s The Cranberries on Oct-11, at 20:00hrs at Romexpo in Bucharest. The concert will be opened by Romanian act The Mono Jacks (we saw their awesome performance in 2011 opening for Suede: Viva Music review & photos).

The Cranberries are a genuine lovemark of the 1990’s and their early hiatus in the 2000’s left many audiences in a melancholy wait for their performances. Known to fuse elegantly and bluntly at the same time Irish lore and poetry (quite a few of their songs dwell on references from the poetry of W. B. Yeats), pervasive rock sounds, and a dark approach to the issues that convulse mankind (wars, addiction, lack of humanity in addressing the world’s problems), the band managed to raise to success within the shortest of whiles. Albums such as “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We” or “No Need to Argue“, which are soon to step into their third decade, procured them a solid audience and their personality left an indelible mark on the way we perceive music today.

With their darker shades, explored mainly in albums such as “To the Faithful Departed” or “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee“, which approach diligently issues such as death, parental carelessness, the effect of war on people, depression, as well as alienation, they not only succeeded in offering a musical feast for their fans, but also open up a personal debate with their listeners on issues that impact our lives. Charismatic lead singer Dolores O’Riordan continued this self-assigned mission even after the band split; her solo albums, released in the mid-2000’s addressing personal issues such as bereavement, death from cancer of beloved ones, and the inability of the individual to cope with the great shattering experiences that shape our world today.

For their 2012 Bucharest concert, The Cranberries propose a musical treat of 2 hours: songs of their musical past, as well as a tour promo of their newest album, released in Feb-12, “Roses“. The Bucharest date of their tour is eagerly awaited by fans – and the venue of Romexpo suits very well the acoustics and audience needs of such a concert. You can purchase tickets here. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here. You can read more about the Romanian promoter of the event here.

March 2, 2012

Diary of Dreams @The Silver Church Arena, Bucharest Feb-29: Viva Music Review

February 29’s tend to be special occasions – after all, you only witness a couple of them during your lifetime, and they only come every four years. February 29, 2012 was really such a day, since the wonderful performance from Diary of Dreams in Bucharest (their second, after Viva Music‘s own feature of Diary of Dreams in our first Darkwave.ro fest three years ago (photo gallery by Viva Music | event presentation [in Romanian]). It turned out to be an awesome night, with Diary of Dreams offering a well-rounded tour of their oldest and newest, ranging from “False Affection, False Creation” to their last year’s “Mein Eid“, and with a frantic crowd as diverse as you would ever want to witness during a show; with devoted fans who knew all the lyrics to their songs, and were happy to recognize them in the setlist, and with newcomers to the miracles performed on stage by Diary of Dreams.

For full gallery by Viviana Ball/Viva Music and Aridwev Andrei/Tanz die Revolution click here.

Now in the endterm of their 2011-12 Ego:X tour (read Viva Music’s review of Diary of Dreams’ 2011 album “Ego:Xhere), which was offered generously by the band in 30+ venues across the world, Diary of Dreams chose a very wise setlist for their second Bucharest date. It is, as you might well intuit, a rare occasion for a band from our scene to be present for the second time in our beloved Bucharest. but it’s also gladdening news, because during the three years which elapsed since their first Bucharest date, the scene evolved, the concerts and festivals increased in number and became more diverse, and then there are the other events, radio shows, parties and of course, a beautiful community of beautiful people which is there to witness all this bounty. Diary of Dreams came to Bucharest with great enthusiasm and very eager to please their audience – which, at almost full house – welcomed them in their turn with similar keenness and fervor.


After a very enticing “Intro”, Diary of Dreams did not lose time to induct their audience into the fervent and solemn rhythms of “The Wedding”. “Lebenslang” and “Menschfeind” ensued, asking the crowd to show what they got, and then “Chemicals” and of course, an applauded masterpiece such as their “The Plague”. You needed to be there to love their “Reign of Chaos” and “Giftraum”, as well as their great “Ego:X” track “Mein Eid”. From newest – “Mein Eid” to oldest – “False Affection, False Creation” from their 1994 “Cholymelan”. The cavalcade of goodies went on with “Wahn?Sinn!” and “King of Nowhere”, which were responded to ardently, as well as their save-the-best-for-last strategy that meant keeping for the end a great streak that included “Amok”, “The Curse”, and “Butterfly – Dance!”. Toward the end, a great performance of “She and Her Darkness” convinced all attending how successful the night was, and just how much passion was poured by the band into the show.

Diary of Dreams’ performance in The Silver Church Arena was a wonderful occasion to meet old and new friends, to immerse in the captivating atmosphere born from the next to perfect interaction of artists and audience. And we won’t need to wait long for their next performance, because within weeks we are going to report back to you about Diary of Dreams’ performance at Industrial Boom – Reboot Festival from Budapest!

Diary of Dreams: Official Website | on Facebook | Discography on Discogs

April 27, 2011

Latest news about Kirlian Camera concert in Bucharest – 2 days to go!

KIRLIAN CAMERA + TANZ OHNE MUSIK in Control Club, April 29, 2011

An ELECTRONIK (www.electronik.ro) event, promoted by VIVA MUSIC

Take a photo of your soul with Kirlian Camera and Tanz Ohne Musik on April, 29, in an ELECTRONIK event promoted by VIVA MUSIC with support from CONTROL CLUB!

KIRLIAN CAMERA, a band that stands witness to the times we live in, takes an active and creative role in the metamorphoses of Italian pop into the genre of darkwave. For the first time in Romania, KIRLIAN CAMERA propose a show that fuses avant-garde and underground, with an opening from the most viral act of the club scene of the moment,  TANZ OHNE MUSIK.

In their thirty years of activity, KIRLIAN CAMERA got into every nook and corner of music, adding in the process defining marks to their style. With an unflinching belief in eclecticism as a motor of creativity, the music of KIRLIAN CAMERA was nourished by numerous collaborations, explorations of diverse styles, and the addition to their portfolio of several projects, among which we enumerate SEPULCRUM DEI, ALIEN MARTYR, STALINGRAD, SIDERARTICA or SPECTRA PARIS. At the same time, KIRLIAN CAMERA provided the musical score for art and experimental movies such as ”I ragazzi di Torino sognano Tokyo e vanno a Berlino”, ”Gli Anni Trenta” or ”Cosa c’entra con l’amore”. read the full story on electronik.ro!

March 22, 2011

Latest Info about Candy Affair Party – April-07 in Club Control

(info in Romanian here)

– press release –
the 21st of March, 2011

Control Club (19, Academiei St.) will host on Thursday, the 7th of April, a unique event in Romania: Candy Affair Party, whose guests of honor are the distinguished international artists – Mona Mur & En Esch. The party starter will be Dan Serbanescu’s side-project, Tanz Ohne Musik.


March 14, 2011

Kirlian Camera + Tanz Ohne Musik in Club Control, 29 aprilie 2011

KIRLIAN CAMERA + TANZ OHNE MUSIK in Club Control, 29 aprilie 2011

Eveniment organizat de VIVA MUSIC cu sprijinul CONTROL CLUB

sub marca ELECTRONIK (www.electronik.ro)

VIVA MUSIC continua seria de evenimente sub marca ELECTRONIK cu un concert fulminant pe data de 29 aprilie 2011, in Club Control (St. Academiei nr. 19) cu legenda KIRLIAN CAMERA. In deschidere, TANZ OHNE MUSIK, proiectul electro cel mai viral al momentului pe plaiurile mioritice.


[citeste continuarea pe site-ul dedicat evenimentului, electronik.ro]


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 10, 2011

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

Filed under: International News — Tags: , , — admin @ 2:36 pm

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…)

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 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.


October 7, 2010

Combichrist to support Rammstein at Nyc Madison Square Garden

Metropolis recording artists COMBICHRIST have been tapped as main support for RAMMSTEIN‘s first and only show on U.S. soil in ten years at NYC’s legendary Madison Square Garden. The show will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2010.


Rammstein and Combichrist are no strangers to each other. Both bands toured Europe together for four months in 2010, strengthening a tie that ultimately brought them together for what will undoubtedly be an amazing evening of beat-driven metal and industrialized mayhem.


While Rammstein will be returning from a tour of Latin America before this show, Combichrist will have wrapped up their previously announced U.S. Monsters On Tour with Aesthetic Perfection and Ivardensphere as support as well as a handful of dates in Australia. Due to the announced Madison Square Garden date, the previously announced New York City date on November 20th has been canceled (refunds available at point of purchase). In addition, the Montreal, QC on November 18th has been canceled as well. Replacement shows on those dates have been announced in Ithaca, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.


Source: metropolis-records.com

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