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August 31, 2011

Angelspit “Hello My Name Is” Out October-11!

It’s time again to “F*** the Revolution. This is war.” Because Angelspit, the Australian New York/Berlin-based wonder who played major festivals and who shared the stage with names such as KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Sisters of Mercy or Nitzer Ebb, as well as producers of very viral remixes for various bands (again KMFDM and also Ministry) are back this autumn with “a non-stop audio assault on all things that hold back creativity and freedom of expression“, their new album “Hello, My Name Is” with Metropolis Records, out on October-11.

Tracklist: “Cubicle” * “Counterfeit” * “Vermin” * “Catatonic” * “Monkey Byte” * “Defibrilator” * “Bullet Proof” * “Static” * “Jailbait” * “Deadly” * “Violence

Their new music is a revolt of synthesizers, drum machines and samplers – add to that guitars and you get a picture of what they are coming up with! Audio previews are already available on the band’s Facebook welcome page! Pre-order the album from Metropolis Records as a disc or digital download from here.

May 10, 2011

Necro Facility New Release “Wintermute” Out May-13

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01. You Want It | 02. Explode | 03. Cuts | 04. Do You Feel The Same | 05. Fall Apart |  06. Waiting For The Snow | 07. Ignite | 08. Skrik | 09. Supposed | 10. All That You Take

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Not so very often there is an album that brings new hope, new faith and have a massive impact on the electronic music scene. “Wintermute” from Swedish Necro Facility is for sure one of these rare exceptions.

A band that will develope and take the term industrial music to the next level. Many of you have for sure already heard their work on the Covenant single “Lightbringer” which was written by Necro Facility and took them to position 1 on all the alternative charts all over the world. Also the bands previous albums “The Black Paintings” (2005) and “The Room” (2007) which both recived brilliant reviews all over the world and took them to the main stages of both the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig and M’era Luna Festival in Hildesheim and shows in Hungary, Norway, Finland and Sweden among others. (more…)

March 29, 2011

Chainreactor New Album Out on April 01!

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After releasing in 2009 the debut album “X-tinction” as project Chainreactor by Jens M, it quickly became clear that here are no compromises made – hard, dark and compelling- attributes you have to use.

Therefore the road to success on the dark dancefloors was paved. First liveshows followed in 2010, inter alia on the renowned Dark Dance Treffen in Lahr.

Finally on 1st of April 2011 the long-awaited second album “Insomniac” will be published, including 12 brandnew tracks and 4 exclusive remixes from such famous acts like Xotox or [X]-rX.

Restless music for restless minds!


March 28, 2011

And One – Tanzomat Album Review by Viva Music

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“He who loves AND ONE because it sounds like AND ONE, AND ONE shall he get”.

(Steve Naghavi, hell-zone.de interview, 2005)

If dance were a science, what we would need today is scientists that split the atom and tell us what dance really is: how we come to feel it, how we come to do it, and last but not least how we end up knowing how to dance. What with dance not being a science, but an art, and for at least half a century with the advent of popular clubs a very mass-oriented one, it feels sometimes that an album such as AND ONE’s “Tanzomat” (double disc, out on Mar-04, 2011 with Out Of Line) is a cleansing process of the all bad rap of a dance you were owned with in your club life cycle.

In an epoch that gives less and less airtime to quality dance music, because known beats yield more than hidden gems of experiment do, AND ONE figures out a satisfying concept that probably should propel more than one band and more than one audience. If a thing such as the “Tanzomat” they imagine existed, it would be a wonderful and mighty thing: just like a jukebox that is intended for moves, not for tunes, it would be packed with pure potential, that of sending well-choreographed twitches in the right muscles, making you move along to beats you’ve known, but never tried out.


March 9, 2011

The Pain Machinery ‘Auto Surveillance’ To Be Released on March-17

Since their last album “Urban Survival“, TPM have decided to embrace a more structured electronic sound with fewer building blocks but more punchiness: a compelling hybrid of early Electronic Body Music, New Beat and Acid House dragged kicking and screaming into the future.

This change of approach …is already reflected in “Auto Surveillance“, a collection of remixes from the forthcoming album “Surveillance Culture” due later in 2011.

A diverse selection of artists (Necro Facility, The Weathermen, Severe Illusion and Jouni Ollila to name a few) have been given free rein to reshape three album tracks into everything from dark electro house to twisted rockabilly with amazing results.

The first release on new label Complete Control Productions, “Auto Surveillance” also features two tracks (“Twilight” and “Exit Strategy“) which will not be included on the album. For all intents and purposes, this is three singles in one with a total playing time of almost 70 minutes. An extended burst of punishing beats and basslines, ready to rip the darkest of dancefloors to shreds.

Track list:

01 Hard Cash (12″ Mix feat. Ted Barley)
02 Armed! (Jouni Ollila Remix)
03 Grinder (Ted’s Acid Mix)
04 Twilight
05 Armed! (The Weathermen Remix)
06 Hard Cash (Severe Illusion Sober Mono Mix)
07 Grinder (12″ Mix)
08 Hard Cash (Necro Facility Remix)
09 Armedto the teeth!
10 Exit Strategy
11 Hard Cash (Testarossa Remix)
12 Grinder (Mix 2)
13 Hard Cash (Sebastian Rivas Acid Rave Remix)
14 Hard Cash (Performed by Ragged Bones)

For more information please contact: info@ccproductions.org.



February 3, 2011

Project Pitchfork Offers “First Anthology” as a 2 Cd Set

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After coming to DARKWAVE.RO FEST, there are more good news for PROJECT PITCHFORK fans: Side-Line announces that the band will release by March 25 on Trisol a 2 CD set anthology. “First Anthology” will include tracks from the first ten years of their musical career. The anthology has a total of 31 tracks, with songs from PROJECT PITCHFORK‘s early epoch to the founding of their label, Candyland Entertainment, till they signed with the major company East West.

Project Pitchfork rocked at DARKWAVE.RO FEST with songs from their early career, when RAMMSTEIN would be an opening act of PROJECT PITCHFORK, as well as from more recent times, when frontman Peter Spilles launched the successful SANTA HATES YOU and IMATEM. DARKWAVE.RO FEST also brought RABIA SORDA, TENEK and DJ LUCA EW to the Romanian crowd, a fest that “welded together different fandoms into a unique, tumultuous crowd”.

First Anthology” is also available as a special edition limited to 2000 copies. The set comes as an 8-panel digipak in special 7″-format with an extra-booklet including a bio and a large picture gallery from Peter Spilles’ private archive.

First Anthology” is also available as a special edition limited to 2000 copies. The set comes as an 8-panel digipak in special 7″-format with an extra-booklet including a bio and a large picture gallery from Peter Spilles’ private archive.

Read more about Project Pitchfork’s “First Anthology” on Side-Line.

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 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 5, 2011

New Single from Blutengel Out on January 21

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Blutengel releases on January 21 a new single entitled “Reich Mir Die Hand”. The tracklist is:

01. Reich mir die Hand

02. Reich mir die Hand (Remixed by Turnstyle & Fil Groth)

03. Reich mir die Hand (Fire-Eater Remix)

04. Insomnia

Below you can see the preview video of the title song, “Reich mir die Hand” – enjoy:

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