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May 3, 2011

Viva Music Site Facelift!


VIVA MUSIC has the pleasure of announcing the launch of the new www.vivamusic.ro. Click!

Since 2008, VIVA MUSIC is the sole promoter of EBM, electro, dark, gothic, industrial, synth and aggrotech music in Romania. Because we believe that music is deeply inspirational and brings out the best of all people who listen to it, we dedicate our work to the promotion of best practices in the Romanian music industry.  (more…)

March 3, 2011

Combichrist in Romania review (with photos) – with Mortiis – March 01, 2011

I can only say one thing: tonight, VIVA MUSIC converted me to a new religion in the chapel of The Silver Church”. (Hypestreet.ro)

VIVA MUSIC proudly presents the success of yet another event, COMBICHRIST + MORTIIS live at The Silver Church, on March 1st, 2011. A frantic crowd, a very energetic and invigorating sound, plus a unique experience for both artists and audience: these are the words we’d use to sum up the ploy COMBICHRIST and MORTIIS put up in order to prompt the emotions of their audience into the right corner of the heart.

The event was preceded by an escalating reputation – numerous publications, radio stations, internet communities and sites propagated the news of a performance filled with excitement and expectations: and in effect, the show was not disappointing at all! If you add the many Twitter and Facebook shares (estimated: over 2,000) to the concert related news, info, videos and reviews, you talk about the event that broke ground on the music scene of Bucharest – an event that ignited, inspired and elevated a curious, educated and hip audience of electroheads, Goths, rockers, and the regular club-goers – a wonderful audience whom we feel we could never thank enough.

MORTIIS’s concert lasted a head-spinning 45 minutes, in which they delighted their audience with a gravity-defying scenic tour of their work. Although consecrated tracks of their impressive discography were not given live greenlight, their setlist tuned to the audience’s thirst of quality music made in Norway.

Mortiis are a team-like band, and their music matches perfectly the energy they display on stage and their aspect, thus making the perfect introduction to what was about to happen, namely the COMBICHRIST concert” (Thegig.ro)

In the spotlights that would occasionally tear the darkness filled with smoke it was rather difficult to picture the savageness of their look thoroughly, however, the concert was an excellent one, with very good sound and a different (and I mean it in a good way) show, that sets against their studio recordings”. (Metropotam)

MORTIIS setlist @The Silver Church, March-01, 2011

The Ugly Truth
Way too Wicked
Closer to the End
Perfectly Defect
Decadent & Desperate
Scalding the Burnt
Demons Are Back

MORTIIS photogallery @The Silver Church, March-01, 2011


(special thanks to Andrei and vv)

MORTIIS photogallery, March-01, 2011, courtesy of Silver Church


MORTIIS interview by Metalfan.ro (English version, Romanian version)

COMBICHRIST’s show, on the other hand, eliminated any doubt anyone might have had about their live performance skills. A well-concerted experience that did away with the limitations of a traditional show, their erupting presence, synchronized team and infatigable zest delivered a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Well over their 90 minutes, the band encored and encored into the night as a frenzied audience asked for more energy and majestic sound.

Breathtaking from the beginning to the end”. (Thegig.ro)

With their industrial make-up all over them, as if, they had just changed the oil or the ball-bearing of the wheel of the apocalypse, COMBICHRIST made an outstanding show”. (Metropotam)

I have never seen before such an excess of testosterone in only one place! So much synchronicity, force and manliness unleashed!” (Hypestreet.ro)

After what seemed like 2 hours of live performance, which would have tired anyone, the band amazed with the same energy they showed when they got on stage. COMBICHRIST were amazing, they were prepared to deliver a show you had a hard time leaving behind”. (Thegig.ro)

I can only say one thing: tonight, VIVA MUSIC converted me to a new religion in the chapel of the Silver Church”. (Hypestreet.ro)

COMBICHRIST setlist @The Silver Church, March-01, 2011

Just Like Me
Follow the Trail of Blood
Today I Woke to the Rain of Blood
Throat Full of Glass
Get Your Body Beat
Slave to Machine
Blut Royale
Never Surrender
(encore one)
Fuck This Shit
(encore two)
What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?

COMBICHRIST photogallery @The Silver Church, March-01, 2011


(special thanks to Andrei and vv)

COMBICHRIST photogallery, March-01, 2011, courtesy of Silver Church



MORTIIS videos courtesy of Adrian Rolland, www.bloodbath.ro: Perfectly defect, Decadent and desperate

COMBICHRIST videos courtesy of Adrian Rolland, www.bloodbath.ro: Fuckmachine, Fuck this shit, What the fuck is wrong with you

MORTIIS & COMBICHRIST videos by Metalhead.ro

Reviews with photo galleries: Metropotam, TheGig, Hypestreet, Empty-Stage, Metalfan, Rockstage (MORTIIS photos), Rockstage (COMBICHRIST photos), and last but not least a vivid review from Maximum Rock Magazin.


Other videos by the participants: MORTIIS no #1, MORTIIS no #2, COMBICHRIST no #1, COMBICHRIST no #2, COMBICHRIST no #3, COMBICHRIST no #4



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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.

November 23, 2010

Neuwelt Music Ireland and Viva Music Romania Enter Partnership

Neuwelt Music, Ireland’s one and only Electro, Industrial and Dark Music Webzine, and Viva Music, your local Romanian dark, electro, industrial, Gothic, synth, EBM, aggrotech promoter are happy to announce their partnership for the promotion of music and love of music. ‘We have dreams and beliefs. We love all kind of creativity. Our passion is music, and that’s why we are here for you’, say Neuwelt Music representatives, and this creed is completely shared by their Romanian counterpart, Viva Music.


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