AlterNation Music Magazine 2018-05-27T01:20:29Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Altergroup fashion show http://alternation.eu/altergroup-fashion-show,id,640,alterimagination.html 2018-05-26T13:40:52Z <img src="/images/galleries/altergroup_2018_pyrkon/0791_D4B_1201.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, MTP, 19-05-2018<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Coil presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room http://alternation.eu/coil-presents-black-light-district-a-thousand-lights-in-a-darkened-room,id,5580,aktualnosci.html 2018-05-24T08:15:51Z <img src="/images/news/201804290904091801611_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Much demanded re-issue one of the key albums in the Coil discography - "A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room" with unreleased bonus-track. Recorded in 1996 as "Black Light District" Project, the name was taken from a track by Boyd Rice. John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Drew McDowall, Danny Hyde were a part of this record and this current reissue, authorized by Danny Hyde comes in remastered quality by Martin Bowes (Attrition). This CD contains an unreleased(!) track from the "Black Light District" recording session and Danny Hyde's comments in the booklet. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Pyrkon 2018 http://alternation.eu/pyrkon-2018,id,639,konwenty.html 2018-05-23T18:53:37Z <img src="/images/galleries/pyrkon_2018/DSC_1042.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, MTP,&nbsp; 18/20-05-2018<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Percival - Wild Hunt Live http://alternation.eu/percival-wild-hunt-live,id,638,koncerty.html 2018-05-21T22:14:38Z <img src="/images/galleries/percival_pyrkon_2018/1128_D4A_0476.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, MTP,&nbsp;20-05-2018<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Lucifer's Aid - Reconstruction http://alternation.eu/lucifers-aid-reconstruction,id,5576,aktualnosci.html 2018-05-21T08:07:39Z <img src="/images/news/201804290804073894336_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Carl Nilsson aka. Lucifer's Aid has quickly established himself as one of the strongest new forces on the EBM scene over the last year with shows on all major festivals such as Wave Gotik Treffen, NCN, Amphi Festival, E- tropolis, Electronic Winter and Progress13 to name just a few. Something that we don’t think has ever been done within a one year time frame.<br /> <br /> When he now returns with the MCD "Reconstruction" it is with such an unstoppable force of energy that all alternative dance floors around the world will simply be boiling. Straight, hard and club oriented versions on some of his already now classic tracks like "Deep Inside", "Future Mess" and "Unfollow Me" mixed with brand new tracks. It´s for sure one of the best hard electronic releases we have ever seen released from the Nordics. A new chapter in hard dance-able, rhythmic industrial EBM mixing the cold harsh feeling of acts such as The Klinik, Dive and Front 242 taking it to a new 2018 level.<br /> Limited to just 500 copies worldwide (hand numbered) this will for sure be a future gem in people's collection. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine DV8R - Zero Hour http://alternation.eu/dv8r-zero-hour,id,5575,aktualnosci.html 2018-05-16T08:21:58Z <img src="/images/news/201804290804571690794_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> DV8R is a dynamic, hard hitting dark electro project from Seattle Washington. From early 2017 to current, the members of DV8R have unleashed their diverse musical experience to create their first single (static) and their full length album "Zero Hour". It is a perfect storm of hyper alien synths, stomp drums, haunting vocals and a post apocalyptic message.<br /> DV8R are no strangers to the music scene. They have shared the stage with bands such as Front 242, VNV Nation, Assemblage 23, Killing Joke, Covenant and many more.<br /> <br /> DV8R is passionate about generating high quality music, electrifying performances and an over all memorable experience. Crossing lines in the digital apocalypse with girding energetic rhythms and post-industrial soundscapes, DV8R is carving its way into the skull of dark electro fans...locked and loaded. The official debut album "Zero Hour" is produced by no one else then "Tom Lesczenski" of S.I.T.D. fame featuring four massive remixes by Aesthetic Perfection (Feat. Daniel on vocals), Faderhead, Imperative Recation and Assemblage 23 as bonus tracks. A must have for all fans of dark, hard hitting electronic beats! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Dive - Let Me In http://alternation.eu/dive-let-me-in,id,5572,aktualnosci.html 2018-05-14T08:13:05Z <img src="/images/news/201804150904549089571_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Let Me In", one of the most popular songs off Dive’s most recent album "Underneath" is now receiving a limited vinyl release featuring two exclusive mixes of the title song, plus 2 exclusive new tracks.<br /> <br /> Driven by straightforward beats and catchy sequencers that clash with Dirk Ivens’ trademark hauntingly hoarse larynx in the most exquisite fashion, "Let Me In" is a fascinating mix of fever dream and club tune. The new Dive-maxi features the hypnotic floor filler in two previously unreleased remixes by Mildreda and Attacke. On top of this, this special release features the mesmerizing ambient instrumental "Hollie" and the delightfully raw Suicide-Cover "I Remember" as exclusive new and unreleased tracks. This strictly limited collector’s item is released on 180g vinyl with a lavish cover artwork and is a must-own for all fans of Dirk Ivens’ music, as well as for all aficionados of special underground vinyl releases. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Suicide Commando - Death Will Find You http://alternation.eu/suicide-commando-death-will-find-you,id,5571,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-30T08:07:37Z <img src="/images/news/201804150904415178272_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Suicide Commando return with a hard-hitting club monster of an EP release. "Death Will Find You" delivers the goods in form of two new songs, plus six floor-filling exclusive remixes.<br /> <br /> Off Suicide Commando’s latest album "Forest Of The Impaled", the smashing floor-fillers "Death Lies Waiting" and "We Are Transitory" quickly became fan-favorites and mandatory spins at club events around the world. Hence, it is little wonder that Johan van Roy decided to use them as centerpieces for an all-out club assault, getting some fresh takes on the material with some searing remixes by the likes of The Firm Inc./E-Craft, Binary Park or Ruined Conflict. The mixes are backed up by two brand-new songs, the towering, darkly atmospheric "Black Hole", which was co-written by Mario Vaerewijck (ex-Insekt) and the thudding club-tune "I’d Die For You." Suicide Commando are back to invade your local dance floor and personal sound system – The end is near, so dance the apocalypse! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Vanguard - Retribution http://alternation.eu/vanguard-retribution,id,1321,recenzje.html 2018-04-28T13:55:09Z <img src="/images/reviews/201804051304195141297_2519.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Synthpop is a genre represented&nbsp; in large number in Sweden, inter alia by Hjärta, Melody Club, Page, SPOCK and many others.&nbsp; VANGURAD in another band from this country, that fits very(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Rabia Sorda - The World Ends Today http://alternation.eu/rabia-sorda-the-world-ends-today,id,5570,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-27T08:04:07Z <img src="/images/news/201804150904097629806_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Bastards unite … because the world ends today! The Mexican-German band Rabia Sorda has recorded its hardest album to date under the competent hands of Nils Lesser (Cypecore). "The World Ends Today" will be released in May as a double CD including the bonus mini-album "Explota! (La Bomba En Mi Cabeza)".<br /> <br /> A punch in your face with unbridled ire… that is probably the easiest and shortest way to describe Rabia Sorda’s new album "The World Ends Today." Thudding Electronica is in a constant clash with punky rhythms from drummer Maxx on a front of guitars from Marcus Engel to create an infernal foundation that whirling stage-dervish Erk Aicrag puts to excellent use to shout, scream and yell out his rage like there is no tomorrow. Nils Lesser’s tight mix wraps this smashing piece of wrath into a massive wall of noise that conveys the notion that Rabia Sorda might finally have arrived at the kind of sound that they always planned to achieve. Call it Metal, Industrial, Electro-Punk or whatever you wish… it doesn’t really matter, as you will be wanting to smash up the room and rock out of control after the first song, anyhow. On top of the 17 songs of the main album, the band also dishes up a bonus disc with 8 more new songs, experiments and remixes. The end is near! Let’s start a riot! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine The Mission - Live at Rockpalast http://alternation.eu/the-mission-live-at-rockpalast,id,5565,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-25T08:16:16Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003298118841_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Arisen from the ashes of an early line-up of The Sisters of Mercy and founded by Craig Adams and Wayne Hussey in 1986, The Mission established its own distinctive profile at a very early stage. Apart from their very successful albums like "God's Own Medicine" (1986), "Children" (1988) and "Carved In Sand" (1989) in particular, The Mission established primarily as a live act, making both Rockpalast concerts essential viewing for a fan.<br /> <br /> Without a doubt, The Mission had its first zenith in 1989/90 when the band entered the premier league of rock with the album "Carved in Sand". With "Butterfly on a Wheel" the band landed one of their biggest hits and live they were steadily turning into a celebrated stadium rock act. This was exactly the time when the first concert of this set was recorded – during the "Deliverance" tour. The near original line-up is consisting of Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Mick Brown, David Wolfenden and Paul Etchells. Not only does the show at the Philipshalle Düsseldorf on November 24, 1990, reflect the tremendous enthusiasm of the band as well as the density of The Mission's sound but it also contains all the recorded classics such as "Severina", "Butterfly on a Wheel" or "Tower of Strength"; and their congenial version of Neil Young's song "Like a Hurricane".In the course of their career, the band lived through countless sheddings of skin and changes of direction. So it was constantly being inspired and expanded by the switching players. In this respect, this concert was recorded about five years after their first Rockpalast performance and is a good example of their versatility: Not only does Wayne Hussey present himself with a short haircut but from the original line-up only the drummer Mick Brown remained. Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (Tricky, Peter Murphy), keyboard player Rik Carter and Bass player Andy Cousin (of All About Eve) had joined the band for this TV performance. Despite the expanded line-up, The Mission delivered with songs such as "Hands across the Ocean" and "Deliverance". But the real brilliance is revealed with goosebumps creating interactions with the audience in touching ballads such as "Like A Child Again" and a searing rendition of the song "Swoon" which has reflections of the Bowie classic "Heroes". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Blutengel - Live im Wasserschloss Klaffenbach http://alternation.eu/blutengel-live-im-wasserschloss-klaffenbach,id,5562,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-23T08:19:33Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003415920792_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On "Live im Wasserschloss Klaffenbach" (= live at the water castle Klaffenbach), Blutengel deliver a stunning document of the biggest show in their career so far. The new release delivers a rendition of the completely sold-out event on 2CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in top quality audio and video.<br /> <br /> Even in the ongoing success story of a band like Blutengel, there are certain moments that are simply magical. The jam-packed courtyard of the water castle Klaffenbach, in Chemnitz, filled with an enthusiastic audience that had been traveling in from everywhere in Germany and even the entire globe, plus the extremely beautiful scenery had Chris Pohl, Ulrike Goldmann and the band positively overwhelmed from the very beginning. The audience and Blutengel were connecting from the moment the band entered the stage, marking the start of the feeling of being part of one of the special evenings that are almost impossible to explain in words. Blutengel performed their 2-hour-plus set comprised of hits, fan-favorites and a couple of pleasant surprises with an ardent zeal and the fans delightfully tagged along for the ride. Hence, it was hardly any wonder that Chris Pohl was clearly at a loss for words to describe what he had just experienced at the end of the show. A once-in-a-lifetime-show… now finally conserved for re-living on 2 CDs, DVD or Blu-Ray (the latter two also contain entertaining glimpses into the backstage antics and the sound check as a bonus.) There is also a limited "completist" fan set in a classy A5 Digipak, containing both CDs, the DVD and the Blu-Ray. Blutengel are not just a band, Blutengel are a way of life… and "Live im Wasserschloss Klaffenbach" conveys this feeling like no other release before it.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Agent Side Grinder - Doppelgänger http://alternation.eu/agent-side-grinder-doppelganger,id,5573,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-20T08:15:25Z <img src="/images/news/201804150904434452170_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Swedish electronic giants Agent Side Grinder returns on Record Store Day with new 7" "Doppelgänger".<br /> <br /> Exactly one year after the separation from three band members, ASG returns more compact and powerful than ever. It's their first release since the award-winning album "Alkimia" in 2015. It's also the first track featuring their new lead singer, Emanuel Åström. "Doppelgänger" is a track symbolizing the new shape and sound of ASG. The band has gone through a major transformation. But kept the core intact: Majestic melodies on a foundation of industrial beats and brooding electronics. The limited edition handnumbered 7" also holds the mighty "In From The Cold".<br /> <br /> New state, new life, same band, same beast. Hail the evil twin. Hail the Doppelgänger. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Staubkind - Hinter meinen Träumen http://alternation.eu/staubkind-hinter-meinen-traumen,id,5561,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-18T08:16:51Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003039389909_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After hitting the German top ten with 2017’s "An jedem einzelnen Tag", Louis Manke, a.k.a. Staubkind is returning with the mesmerizing acoustic album "Hinter meinen Träumen" (=behind my dreams) on CD and deluxe double CD.<br /> <br /> On Staubkind‘s first all-acoustic album release, Louis engulfs the listener in that special kind of atmosphere that is created when you shift the emphasis to the softer notes. On "Hinter meinen Träumen", he presents a selection of 13 songs which are comprised of current hits, Staubkind-classics and the new single "Deine Zeit" in beautiful acoustic arrangements. Reduced to their very essence, up tempo hits like "Wunder", "Das Beste kommt noch" or "Angekommen", but also the slow songs like "Kleiner Engel" or "Wunsch frei" feel even more intense and honest. Carefully arranged strings combined with acoustic guitars and an emotional piano performance give Louis’ characteristic raw larynx even more space to shine and infuse the songs with a spirit that is hard to resist. "Hinter meinen Träumen" is the unobstructed view straight into the very heart of the Staubkind-experience: honest, pure and highly emotional: an acoustic dreamcatcher of an album.<br /> Following numerous fan requests, the album is also available as a deluxe double CD with a bonus disc that contains instrumental versions of all the featured songs. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Blind Channel - Blood Brothers http://alternation.eu/blind-channel-blood-brothers,id,5560,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-16T08:08:12Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003542218612_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> A tempest is brewing from the North! Young Finnish quintet Blind Channel is seriously delivering the goods on "Blood Brothers", a searing onslaught of thundering riffs, catchy grooves and an addictive fusion of hit-laden melodies and sizzling energetic aggression.<br /> <br /> Oh boy, these lads know how to conjure up songs that will get stuck in your head forever and they are absolute masters at delivering them in full force! On their new album, "Blood Brothers", Blind Channel always seem to find the perfect balance between infectious tunes, raw power and just the right amount of ultra-violence to keep things spiced up. Anthems like the groovy "Sharks Love Blood", the lashing attack of "Wolfpack" or the gigantic "Alone Against All" seem destined for the big arenas and induce the serious urge to shout along out loud, while headbanging and jumping yourself to exhaustion. And the rest of the album doesn’t let up, either. The group sifts elements from a variety of different styles and throws them all in a blender with a mighty dose of youthful zest to create a monstrous melodic powerhouse that feels destined to take the world by storm! Next to the regular album-CD-edition, "Blood Brothers" will also be released as a deluxe double disc, with the first album "Revolutions" as a bonus and as a strictly limited 180 gram vinyl edition. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine AlterFest 2018 http://alternation.eu/alterfest-2018,id,637,festiwale.html 2018-04-15T10:42:32Z <img src="/images/galleries/alterfest_2018/128_D4A_0060.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poznań, Elizjum, 2018-04-14<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Metroland - Men In A Frame http://alternation.eu/metroland-men-in-a-frame,id,5550,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-13T08:32:24Z <img src="/images/news/201802250802498397192_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Belgium’s very own vintage synth duo Metroland is one of the very few bands that maintain a huge focus on delivering fully conceptual albums, both in art and music. Their loyal and continuously growing fan base already warmly embraced 3 highly appreciated themed albums 'Mind The Gap' - 2012, 'Triadic Ballet' - 2015 and 'Things Will Never Sound The Same Again' - 2016 and a massive 4CD best of box '12x12' - 2017.<br /> <br /> Today "Men In A Frame", their brand new studio album, glorifies the 4th concept by the Belgian synthesizer duo: photography.<br /> Faithfull as ever to their well-known typical soundscapes, Metroland this time joined forces with 5 Belgian professional photographers from an art collective called F-8 (pronounced as 'Faith'). Each one of the F-8 photographers carefully relinquished 2 unique pictures including apt titles. Consequentially, Metroland unleashed their machines to translate these images into their trademark electronics. The result is an almost filmic soundscape, filled with layered sequences and samples of all kinds, standing side-by-side with vintage electronic rhythms, making the whole a truly visual aural experience like never before.<br /> With the 'Men In A Frame' album, Metroland presents the illusory first-ever concept of "Pictures To Listen To". You have to see and hear it to believe it! What you see is what you hear… AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Selofan - Vitrioli http://alternation.eu/selofan-vitrioli,id,5564,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-12T08:36:53Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003101414424_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With 4 acclaimed studio albums already under their belt, the Athens-based synth / coldwave duo Selofan announces "Vitrioli", their fifth and most staggering album yet. A well-known purveyor of allusive, synth-infused coldwave music and the driving force behind the Greek label, Dead Scarlet &amp; Fabrika Rececords, Selofan followed the siren call of the 80's goth sounds and minimalism, carving out their own spot at the forefront of independent wave music scene.<br /> <br /> Across "Vitrioli"s eleven heart-wrenching love songs and odes to the failures and hysterias of the subculture, Selofan brilliantly express the band's main themes they've been exploring since their existence: that there is dark humor in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and get stronger. The sound of "Vitrioli" is intense, inflammatory and sometimes harrowing- the record taps into the depths of madness: chanelling a lover's call to arms, power of self-awareness and brutal rawness of desperation, love and hate conflict colliding into devastating effects. Famously provocative, Selofan create an unpopulated dramatic realm where sad lovers shapeshift into a destructive, obsessive, ambitious persona with a driven desire. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Schwarzblut - Idisi http://alternation.eu/schwarzblut-idisi,id,5549,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-10T08:26:15Z <img src="/images/news/201802250802407495510_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> In 2018, the Dutch combo unleash their 4th studio album "Idisi", named after a divine female being in Germanic mythology. A tree with deep roots, inspired by lore and legacy. An album that makes you travel in time but also and more than ever before across the world! Still deeply rooted in Germanic and Franconian ancestry, this new opus launches an eastwards exploration into new lyrical and musical territories, rich with sounds and languages from the Old World.<br /> Schwarzblut are so unique in their way of connecting time, geographical orientation and texts with their avant-garde and electronic music arrangements, that it clearly attests the band’s outstanding historical awareness and creativity. The new album features this time texts in a variety of historical European languages such as Middle High German, Lower Franconian, Old Lower Saxon and Old Dutch.<br /> Freedom, identity and the celebration of diversity have always been recurring topics in literature. But what is freedom? The exploration of this question gets translated here into a personal, atmospheric and strong musical statement. Including an adaptation of the classical piece Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), a tribute to Vlad III (c. 1428-c.1476) based on a text written during his time of life, and a song in Middle Dutch from the 1540 book ‘Souterliedekens’. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine Whispers in the Shadows - The Urgency of Now http://alternation.eu/whispers-in-the-shadows-the-urgency-of-now,id,5563,aktualnosci.html 2018-04-09T08:33:45Z <img src="/images/news/201803171003241218589_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After four years Austria's longest living Gothic/Post Punk band returns to the stage with their ninth album, deeply rooted in the here and now, an album that could only have been written during the last year.<br /> <br /> After their cyclic conceptual work about occultism and magic that has spawned over their last 4 albums, it's time once more to find new ways of creativity and expression. New font, logo, new cover artwork style, even in their 21st year of existence WITS are open to walk the unknown path that leads to a sound unheard of by the band so far. Raw, direct, without keyboards and atmospheric sounds the music provides the soil for the on point and almost uncomfortable urgent lyrics. Lines like: No one controls the controls. Detractors on the rise. Spreading twisted truths and true lies" (from Detractors) and "Here come the colors. Here come the lights. Trumpets instead of flutes." (from The Rat King) speak for themselves. Singer Ashley Dayour: "In times like these, you do have a certain kind of responsibility as an artist to your audience and to yourself. It's important to speak up for the freedom of humanity and art. It's almost negligent to sit back and just see what happens next, as if all this is nothing of one's concern."Besides commentaries of the present state of the world the other big theme of the album is more of a personal matter. A self-critical review of the past and younger days of the band as in the track Scavengers of Time, or the loss of a close person in Morning Falls. The Album closes with one of the moodiest songs in their entire diskography. Exit-Gardens is a self-critical view in the mirror, a warning to one's self. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2018 AlterNation Music Magazine