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April 26, 2011

Alter Red – “Mind-Forged Manacles” – Out May-02 – Viva Music Album Review

On May-02, UK act ALTERRED’s debut album, “Mind-Forged Manacles” is out at Ionium Records.

Download the free promo track “Like April Foolshere.


ALTERRED are: AlterRed – music * Vix Vain – images

ALTERRED live are: AlterRed – vocals * Vix Vain – synths * Mark Red – synths & piano * Jack Hell – bass

One of the most dynamic and original UK debut stage presences is, without doubt, ALTERRED. A cross-germination of niche musical interests that range from indie to darkwave, preserving at the same time a fundamental electro touch, stacked up on a flamboyant, conceptual and theatrical live show, ALTERRED claim their influences from a variety of cultural icons such as Depeche Mode, NIN, IAMX, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, VNV Nation, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton, Ridley Scott.

A 2008 product of the London musical scene, what ALTERRED propose is, avant-garde piano mashed up with electro samples and soaring, haunting vocals. To back up, a complete contemporary mythology, coming with surreal characters and surroundings create the universe of ALTERRED. KMFDM, Assemblage23 and Combichrist are just a few of the names who shared the stage with ALTERRED. (more…)

April 13, 2011

Alter Red Debut Album “Mind Forged Manacles” Out May-02!

Free Download: “Like April Fools

Info: “…a demented quality to the music which makes it feel fresh, exciting and a little edgy. A band with great crossover potential and material that I feel may well be the future sound of the scene” – Unscene Magazine

Formed in the Spring of 2008, AlterRed has appeared on the same bill as KMFDM, London After Midnight, Rotersand, Straftanz, CombiChrist, Clan of Xymox, Assemblage 23, to name but a few, and has made a dramatic and impressive impact on a wide variety of audiences, from the EBM crowd to the Electro/Industrial crowd. (more…)

April 7, 2011

Cylix – ‘Alpha’ Viva Music Album Review

Cylix are: plasmaG (aka George Lamparis; synth, guitar, programming & arrangements) and Harry (aka Harry Grypaios; vocals, programming), a Greek synthpop, electro and EBM duo formed in 2000. On and off on the most prominent club venues and on the Greek scene, they took a professional twist until the release of their debut album, “Alpha” with Life Is Painful Records in late 2010, and they are now listed as a top-selling artist on the prestigious merchandiser site poponaut.de.


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:


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