AlterNation Music Magazine 2020-01-18T09:21:57Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Third side of the Moon - flights schedule of 2020 http://alternation.eu/third-side-of-the-moon-flights-schedule-of-2020,id,5720,aktualnosci.html 2019-12-29T01:22:13Z <img src="/images/news/201912290112363292743_2519.png" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Third Side of Teh Moon - flights schelude of 2020<br /> Polish Radio, Third Programe, FM and Broadcast<br /> https://www.facebook.com/trojka.TSK/<br /> <br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Current 93 http://alternation.eu/current-93,id,662,koncerty.html 2019-12-12T14:49:47Z <img src="/images/galleries/current93_2019/IMG_5896.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wrocław, Gothic Hall, 07-12-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Nachtmahr - Flamme http://alternation.eu/nachtmahr-flamme,id,5717,aktualnosci.html 2019-12-12T08:18:06Z <img src="/images/news/201911170911236590438_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Our world lies in ruins. There is scarcely anything left of our ideals, our hopes and dreams. The dancefloors have been evacuated, and our utopia is now a nightmare. Still, in a time of turmoil and of struggles, such an era of fear always is a time for new heroes. A time for rays of light to pierce even the darkest clouds.<br /> <br /> The latest Nachtmahr release, "Flamme" ("flame"), is just such a lightbringer; the realisation of a vision long held by Imperial Industrial commander, Thomas Rainer.<br /> Nachtmahr, as is rather unnecessary to mention at this point, is dominance turned into music. A symbol of superiority with beats instead of marching troops, with deeds instead of empty words. That's only one side of Nachtmahr, though.<br /> <br /> With "Flamme", Thomas Rainer proves beyond a doubt that he can be victorious in battle even without the merciless stomp of Imperial Industrial, and that it is not always the loudest and harshest sounds that can secure the throne. Carried by a subversive, revolutionary aura inherent to Rainer's work, he strips away the electronic armour some of his biggest triumphs, most epic anthems and whipping declarations of war, and enrobes them in garments woven of reactionary, monumental martial folk.<br /> <br /> "Flamme" proves that Nachtmahr is not only a world leader in all things Imperial Industrial, but also a project which is able to compose songs that will last for eternity, the sort of stirring anthems which have the power to bring about change. Long in planning, and even longer wished for, "Flamme" has been brought to life with an outpouring of heartfelt blood and passion that is a trademark in all of Rainer's releases.<br /> <br /> Flamme" is a monument of seditious neofolk, a vigil for a burning world… and a pure and intimate incarnation that rises above all other works. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Collection D’Arnell-Andréa - A Recrafted Winter http://alternation.eu/collection-darnell-andrea-a-recrafted-winter,id,5718,aktualnosci.html 2019-12-04T08:27:29Z <img src="/images/news/201911170911379826608_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "A Recrafted Winter" sees France’s pioneers of all sounds dark and melancholic create a wholly remastered, remixed and electrified sister record to this soulful piece of art.<br /> <br /> Collection d’Arnell-Andréa is a French neoclassical darkwave band founded by Jean-Christophe d’Arnell, Pascal Andréa and Chloé St Liphard in 1986. Their music features keyboards, cello and Chloé’s vocals. The band is known for including a large collection or ensemble of musicians in its live performances and has performed at numerous international music festivals. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Rome - The Dublin Sessions http://alternation.eu/rome-the-dublin-sessions,id,5716,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-29T08:08:40Z <img src="/images/news/201911170911592900632_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> In May 2019, Jerome Reuter spent some quality time among friends in Dublin and ended up recording a selection of several new and gripping folk compositions. During these stout-fueled sessions, local talents were quickly recruited to join in the fun and to give the tracks the necessary Irish grit with traditional instruments such as banjo, bouzouki and uilleann pipes.<br /> <br /> The tracks this motley band cut in Dublin's legendary Sonic Studio are all completely new and unreleased songs that combine elements of the traditional world of Irish folk music and its up-beat feel, with Rome's rather sombre contemporary songwriting and sentiment.<br /> The almost danceable "Antenora" and "Holy Ennui" stand out as catchy sing-alongs, whereas songs like "Slash 'n' Burn" and "Vaterland" showcase Rome's unique brand of European proto-folk tradition.<br /> <br /> A special appearance on the haunting ballad "Evropa Irredenta" is delivered by Sweden's Superstar Thåström who has already collaborated with Reuter on the song "Stillwell" of the 2016 album "The Hyperion Machine". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Need For Speed - Split Visions http://alternation.eu/need-for-speed-split-visions,id,5715,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-25T08:15:16Z <img src="/images/news/201911170811264408619_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The debut album "Split Visions" is produced by Johan T Karlsson, Joakim Lindberg, Martin Nilsson and Felix Mårtensson and it is an album that showcases a broader palette of feelings then what the singles indicated. There is room for slower pieces and contemplation, a longing for more than the feeling of coming home late in the morning feeling sour and hoping that someone is willing to receive all their unconditional love.<br /> <br /> Need For Speed is something else than RA. Where RA is violent and nihilistic, Need For Speed is elegant and cool. RA is linear, Need For Speed is groovy. RA is electric guitars Need For Speed is electronic, but both acts is running from the darkness just in different pace.<br /> <br /> Need For Speed is an inferno of will and intentions, suppressed feelings, two dogs and a speed lane. The perfect party is over and the sun comes up, things are complicated. It is synthpop and indie-electronic, it is pop music and slow-groove.<br /> <br /> A laconic struggle to fill the indifference of life with meaning, with anything, to any cost. That is Need For Speed to you. It is not boredom or sadness, it’s the nothingness of things that make up this duo.<br /> <br /> A fantastic debut album that will attract everyone that listens to Depeche Mode, Camouflage, Tears For Fears and similar. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Nightwish - Decades: Live In Buenos Aires http://alternation.eu/nightwish-decades-live-in-buenos-aires,id,5714,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-22T08:13:45Z <img src="/images/news/201911030911144576512_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "I didn’t just want to pick out the most successful Nightwish songs for this tour", Tuomas Holopainen explains. "Instead, I asked myself which songs I would play to somebody who had never heard of our band. At some point during the preparation process, I realized that I was smiling all the time. I remembered the curious, innocent boy writing all of these songs."<br /> <br /> And while this could have been captured anywhere this symphonic metal carnival pitched their magical tents, it was the Buenos Aires show in particular - a city of Nightwish maniacs in its own right - that was destined to become a fabled event. This show achieved nothing less than taking an important snapshot of the band during yet another pinnacle of their career, celebrated by one of the world’s most enthusiastic crowds in a city like no other. It was pure magic.<br /> <br /> Let’s put it like this, if you’re already familiar Nightwish, you know why this concert film is essential; and if you’ve happened to stumble across them for the very first time, you will surely be asking yourself just how the heck this could have happened, after seeing it. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine On The Floor - Breaking Away http://alternation.eu/on-the-floor-breaking-away,id,5713,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-19T08:01:52Z <img src="/images/news/201911030811251518772_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> In depth, timeless and right on the mark On The Floor reappears with the new album "Breaking Away". After "Made Of Scars" in 2017 and the beloved and by critics and scene acclaimed "Lifetime" with its entry into the German Alternative Charts (2018), singer Helge Jungmann and band surpass themselves in the third year of their musical reincarnation.<br /> <br /> Darkwave und Post-Punk conjoin in 11 intensive songs to a highly addictive album. Modern electronics meet darkest rock. Hypnotic guitar melodies lead through human fragility ("Breaking Away") and to huge anthems ("Chain").<br /> Helge Jungmann is dissecting human and emotional abyss dominently and expressive - accompanied by some familiar faces from the darkscene.<br /> Tom Lücke (Girls Under Glass/Calling Dead Red Roses) perpetuates his guest vocals first time on a released track after 25 years and leaves his mark on "Walking Through Walls" with his distinctive and powerful voice.<br /> Johan Sjöblom (The Exploding Boy/SJÖBLOM) ennobles the great "The Way It Hurts" with his memorable and weightless voice to an apocalyptic duet.<br /> Singer Helge Jungmann, guitarists André Lindner und Henning Thurow and bassist Dennis Lindner are deep-rooted in the German underground-scene since decades. Gigs with Catastrophe Ballet, Girls Under Glass, Clan of Xymox, Phillip Boa &amp; the Voodooclub, She Past Away or at the Wave Gotik Treffen brought a base of devoted fans.<br /> <br /> The result reflects the experience of the band. With playful easiness "Breaking Away" hits the spirit of the times and is tempting with magnificent melodies to a musical journey through catharsis and revolt, love and transitioriness. Pain will never sound better. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Wrocław Industrial Festival 2019 http://alternation.eu/wroclaw-industrial-festival-2019,id,661,festiwale.html 2019-11-17T12:16:38Z <img src="/images/galleries/wif_2019/341_DSC_7853.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wrocław, Gothic Hall, 07/10-11-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Fractal Age - Modern World http://alternation.eu/fractal-age-modern-world,id,5712,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-15T08:06:14Z <img src="/images/news/201911030811554942666_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The members of the electro project Fractal Age are Ex-reAdjust Markus (Programming &amp; Keys), Jens of Chainreactor (Programming) and Sascha (Vocals). Located in the Rhineland area their started a journey through a universy of gloomy electronic sounds. Their spectrum of music covers dark melancholic symphonies as well as hard-knocking clubsounds.<br /> <br /> At first probably a familiar sounding mixture of a usual dark scene project they will still deliver a whole new world of sound.<br /> Fractal Age will let you dream or dance. The choice is yours. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Intent:Outtake - Days of Doom http://alternation.eu/intentouttake-days-of-doom,id,5711,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-12T08:07:48Z <img src="/images/news/201911030811114224184_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Here comes the fourth studio album "Days of Doom" by the Leipzig based electro band Intent:Outtake. "Days of Doom" contains 11 catchy electro tunes that prove how much this band has advanced. Powerful dancefloor rhythms meet vivid and insistent mid-tempo songs- an unparalleled experience.<br /> <br /> On board this powerful vehicle is - among others- Gerrit Thomas, known from his bands FUNKER VOGT and EISFABRIK, and responsible for the fine tuning and mastering of the sound.<br /> <br /> "Days of Doom" also contains several versions of the single "Auf Ewigkeit" recorded with guest vocals by Chris L. (Agonoize + Funker Vogt).<br /> <br /> "We kill the silence" is the battle cry of the band and in this case Nomen est omen.<br /> "Days of Doom" will certainly take the club scene by storm!<br /> "Days of Doom" comes as a limited first release with a 7 Track Bonus CD containing remixes by SITD and Cephalgy.<br /> <br /> Intent:Outtake will also tour through 13 German cities with Eisfabrik this autumn. Start of the tour is November 22, 2019 in Hannover. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine The Curse! Halloween Party http://alternation.eu/the-curse-halloween-party,id,660,imprezy.html 2019-11-11T13:52:50Z <img src="/images/galleries/the_curse_2019/DSC_8618.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, Klątwa, 02-11-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Die Krupps - Vision 2020 Vision http://alternation.eu/die-krupps-vision-2020-vision,id,5709,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-08T08:10:06Z <img src="/images/news/201911030811363478842_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Die Krupps mastermind Jürgen Engler is a visionary who has had a lasting influence on the music landscape for decades. In the late 1970s, he was among the first German punk rockers with his band Male In the eighties, he formed Die Krupps, a driving force of the industrial and EBM movements.<br /> <br /> When this scene was taken over by the mainstream in the nineties, the group from Düsseldorf integrated tough thrash guitars into their sound and became, along with Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, the most important source of inspiration in the electro metal genre and also influenced numerous bands of the Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness), inspiring a genre that produced acts such bands as Oomph!, Eisbrecher, and Rammstein.<br /> <br /> Die Krupps is now a name synonymous with the electro-industrial-metal &amp; Neue Deutsche Härte genres. Since its formation in the early 80s, Die Krupps has constantly evolved, using synthesizers, metallic percussion, heavy guitars to create it's own brand of metal-machine-music. On Vision 2020 Vision, Die Krupps shows once again why it is an everlasting, driving force in the industrial and EBM movements. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Empirion - ADSR http://alternation.eu/empirion-adsr,id,5710,aktualnosci.html 2019-11-04T08:20:42Z <img src="/images/news/201911030811504594246_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Empirion carefully load the second round into the chamber of their electronic muzzle-loader. The second Single from their album "Resume" is called "ADSR", an abbreviation for "Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release". These are the four components that determine the rise and fall of a musical impulse from pressing the key to Silence:<br /> <br /> <strong>Attack</strong> is the time required for the initial rise in level from zero to peak, starting with pressing the key.<br /> <strong>Decay</strong> is the time it takes to pass from the attack level to the intended sustain level.<br /> <strong>Sustain</strong> is the level during the main sequence of the duration of the sound until the button is released.<br /> <strong>Release</strong> is the time it takes for the level to drop from sustain level to zero when the button is released.<br /> These four parameters can be used to individually compose and modify sounds, especially in the field of electronic music. It is one of the essential creative playgrounds for anyone involved in electronic sound design.<br /> <br /> This design philosophy culminates with the second single A-side "ADSR", an EBM/Techno grenade of the first rank, for which Empirion have also brought some great remixers to the start: Cubanate, Leeroy Thornhill (SmashHifi, Ex-The Prodigy), Seething Akira are some of the remixers who tried their hand at "ADSR" on the single. Together with Xavier Morel, who delivered a great rework of the albums "Too Many Masters", two of their own mixes and an exclusive B-side called "I Just Like The Noise", Empirion are once again shooting an excellent package at their crowd. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Coma Alliance http://alternation.eu/coma-alliance,id,659,koncerty.html 2019-10-29T14:34:48Z <img src="/images/galleries/coma_alliance_2019/IMG_3866.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Germany, Leipzig, UT Connewitz, 19-10-201<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine First Aid 4 Souls - Keep This World Empty http://alternation.eu/first-aid-4-souls-keep-this-world-empty,id,5703,aktualnosci.html 2019-10-25T08:05:52Z <img src="/images/news/201909010909046795988_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Veteran Hungarian artist István Gazdag has been active in the avant-garde electronic / industrial scene since the late 80’s with numerous and quite diversified releases on various labels under his belt and some amazing remix work for legendary bands like Coil, Soft Cell, Test. Dept., Cabaret Voltaire and Einstürzende Neubauten. In the last few years, he joined hands with US-based singer Mortum who brought a darker dimension through his harsher vocals and darker lyrics to their now common project First Aid 4 Souls.<br /> <br /> Their new album "Keep This World Empty" is their most striking and achieved production to date. First of all, the entire album conception is based on the Russian contemporary novel "Ice" written by Vladimir Sorokin. Song after song, we follow the book’s awakening process, the emotional evolution shifting the mental levels of the human mind eventually influencing sensory perceptions and physical conditions. The album reflects the unavoidable collapse of our faulty human society that gets caught by an icy blast abruptly plunging the Earth into a frozen and rigid state where arts and values fade into oblivion, where the human snake ends up biting its own tail…<br /> <br /> FA4S stands out as unique in their genre by always building strong conceptual musical art with no compromise and in constant relation with intellectual sources of influence. They design unpredictable and highly addictive electronic art for hearts &amp; brains… They enjoy taking their audience by surprise, challenging ears and minds by mixing dense atmospheres and vicious dark melodies with powerful vocals, harder upbeat moments with a brutal edge and a hypnotic coldness. And it's no surprise that they are compared to such diverse bands as Skinny Puppy, Laibach, Clock Dva, Front Line Assembly, X-Marks The Pedwalk, Project Pitchfork!<br /> <br /> Open your senses and let the ever-evolving project of First Aid 4 Souls feed you with icy old school Electronic Body Music with occult science behind. Uplifting!&nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Coma Alliance http://alternation.eu/coma-alliance,id,1546,artykuly.html 2019-10-24T21:25:56Z <img src="/images/reviews/201910291310507963333_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The magic of concerts in small clubs... I like festivals, but they are much less personal than the events organized in cozy, atmospheric places, especially if the stars of the evening play without any(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine In The Nursery - The Seashell & the Clergyman http://alternation.eu/in-the-nursery-the-seashell-the-clergyman,id,5708,aktualnosci.html 2019-10-22T08:08:12Z <img src="/images/news/201909150909564918481_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> In The Nursery announce the release of a new soundtrack album - 'The Seashell &amp; the Clergyman' - the 9th in their Optical Music series. Widely recognised as the first surrealist film, 'The Seashell and the Clergyman' is a complex, controversial and multi-layered film directed by Germaine Dulac, from an original scenario by Antonin Artaud. Back in days it was banned, stated as "If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable".<br /> <br /> Listed as one of the great Feminist Films, the movie is described as "a visually imaginative critique of patriarchy – state and church – and of male sexuality."<br /> <br /> In The Nursery’s new score sonically reinterprets the inherent symbolism of the film, utilising sound design and experimental recording approaches. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine ELM - Extreme Unspoken Tension http://alternation.eu/elm-extreme-unspoken-tension,id,5702,aktualnosci.html 2019-10-18T08:24:57Z <img src="/images/news/201909010809362740714_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With his new 13-track "Extreme Unspoken Tension" album, Swedish veteran and one-man assault squad Peter Elm sets the bar of top notch old-school EBM with attitude one level higher and signs here a true classic Electronic Body Music album to be classified just between Nitzer Ebb’s "That Total Age" and DAF’s "Alles Ist Gut"!<br /> <br /> 3… 2… 1… GO! The new ELM is here! Go grab it before it grabs you!<br /> <br /> The opening "Redemption" directly sets the mood and plunges you in a tense, weird and menacing atmosphere à la "Clockwork Orange" lead by Laibach-ish martial beats and narrative vocals. Paranoia then sets in a bit deeper in your flashing mind with "Apocalypse 20160703", an even slower and almost decadent trip hop electro cut, that sucks you up like a hidden merciless dark worm. And that’s exactly at that very uncomfortable moment of doubt that ELM grabs you by the throat and shakes your ass with the stomping straightforward EBM hit "Death Of The North"!<br /> <br /> Our favourite unstoppable EBM-hit machine is back: harder, darker and stronger! And the fireworks simply continue with the powerful "Cut You Down", the very Nitzer Ebb-ish "Deathbed Love" and its heavy baseline or yet the relentless explosion of rage of the turbo cut "Mindgame".<br /> <br /> And it’s when you are reaching that poignant breathtaking climax that leaves us wondering what could still come next, that this roller coaster album throws you, half-suffocating, in an unexpected vertiginous fall from "Altitude 100", an intimate and viciously addictive melodic synth pop song. But the dancefloor assaults rapidly take over with the raw "Distracted", the hypnotic aggressive new club hit "Thoughtcrime" or the amazing "Switching Addictions" that is bound to become a true classic electro tune with its refreshing tone.<br /> <br /> "Extreme Unspoken Tension" then makes another unpredictable u-turn and trashes you the straight and unpolished old-school EBM "War Machine" scud in the face, followed by the extremely powerful "Violent Heart" and the closing uncompromising anthemic "Smother Box" that eventually punches you knockout once for all.<br /> <br /> And once you regained consciousness from that sonic blackout, your brain obsessively orders you: Repeat – Repeat - Repeat… And you just play it again… and again… and the roller coaster brings you up and down on that ever-looping ultimate journey into Electronic Body Music realms.<br /> <br /> Consume without moderation and at maximum volume. Brace for impact!<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Inkubus Sukkubus - Lilith Rising http://alternation.eu/inkubus-sukkubus-lilith-rising,id,5707,aktualnosci.html 2019-10-15T08:01:08Z <img src="/images/news/201909150909541821513_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Once more and again&nbsp;Inkubus&nbsp;Sukkubus&nbsp;release an album, and once more and again it is the kiss of the dark divine. ‘Lilith Rising' is the 25 th album by the band, and 2019 marks 30&nbsp;years since their formation, way back in the summer of 1989.<br /> <br /> The new album delivers the promise of the dark supernatural world of&nbsp;Inkubus&nbsp;Sukkubus. From gentler moments of acoustic Horror Folk to the Electric Hellfire of the title track,&nbsp;Inkubus&nbsp;Sukkubus&nbsp;shine relentlessly. The album is a dark voyage through love, lust, cruelty, fear, revenge, agony, joy, cruelty and ecstasy, taking the listener to a shadowy world of exquisite gothic beauty, unbridled sensuality and gloomy melancholia.<br /> <br /> ‘Lilith Rising' is again proof that&nbsp;Inkubus&nbsp;Sukkubus, after three decades, are still burning brightly. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine