AlterNation Music Magazine 2020-07-05T08:27:31Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Ambient project Rødhåd launches free download album ‘Mood – WSNWGBTZ001’ http://alternation.eu/ambient-project-rodhad-launches-free-download-album-mood-wsnwgbtz001,id,5732,aktualnosci.html 2020-05-14T12:49:08Z <img src="/images/news/202005142205548575843_3501.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Out now and soon vinyl too on July 10th is the album "Mood – WSNWGBTZ001" by Rødhåd aka producer Mike Bierbach. 'WSNWGBTZ001’ stands for ‘WSNWG – Back to zero’ in case you wondered, WSNWG being the label this album was released on. It’s Bierbach’s first ambient experimentalist release, comprised of his own solo archival material mostly from 2017/2018. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine A sign of our time - Gothicat Festival#1 live stream http://alternation.eu/a-sign-of-our-time-gothicat-festival1-live-stream,id,1547,artykuly.html 2020-04-05T22:40:32Z <img src="/images/reviews/202004052304449425757_2519.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Our world, the one we know so well, has undergone an amazing transformation. A terrifying transformation. SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has wrecked the world of concerts and club events. Howeve(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine The Birthday Massacre - Diamonds http://alternation.eu/the-birthday-massacre-diamonds,id,5724,aktualnosci.html 2020-03-16T09:34:50Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902099262457_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> 'The night is short. It weighs heavy, but the light always awaits us.'<br /> <br /> 'Diamonds', the new album by The Birthday Massacre, contains&nbsp; an exploration of darkness as well as light, poison as well as its antidote. Within the songwriting, one can sense the passing of time, and the conflicts and resolutions that we can all feel. Nights end, and days resolve. If we look inside, we can find these precious emotions and conflicts.<br /> <br /> Every single one of them is valuable. Like the diamonds in the dark. And thus, we have "Diamonds" by the Birthday Massacre. The distinctive soaring synths and&nbsp; guitars, paired with our Chibi's beautiful familiar and reassuring&nbsp; voice, guides us all into the darkness as well as out to the light - guides us to mourn and to look inside, but also take our hand and invite us to dance, and remember - the night is short. It weighs heavy, but the light always awaits us. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Pouppee Fabrikk - Armén http://alternation.eu/pouppee-fabrikk-armen,id,5729,aktualnosci.html 2020-03-09T08:16:52Z <img src="/images/news/202002091002336020640_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With a minimalist powerful electronic style that was often compared to pioneers like DAF and Nitzer Ebb, Pouppee Fabrikk are the leaders of the EKM movement (Elektronisk Kroppsmusik) - physical music that makes you want to get up and move. Since 1987, Sweden's Pouppee Fabrikk has never been about perfection or being nice. They stand for 100% primitive electronic with attitude. No compromise, no polish!<br /> <br /> With their previous album ("The Dirt") the band intentionally decided to look backward, doing an attempt at recreating the past and bringing back the ways of old, using early abandoned demo’s as unique creation source. In 2020, Pouppee Fabrikk now release their first brand new studio album since the 90’s. After having looked back at their uncompromising aggressive past, the Swedish gang today strongly reconfirms with "Armén" their solid early-Electronic Body Music sonic roots! This new straight in your face 10-tracker retains all Pouppee Fabrikk’s trademark attributes: Henrik Björkk’s commanding growling vocals, devastating repetitive bass lines and solid hard beats. They serve us straight-in-your-face stomping hard electronics to the ultimate pleasure of their fanbase. But this new album takes us to the next level, adding a gritty, dirty and violent touch to it all, making Pouppee Fabrikk sound even more radical, loud and noisy than ever, carrying us at that point of balance where the sound of grinding machines and the suffering of sweating bodies unite before imploding and exploding.<br /> <br /> "Armén" is an angry and impulsive assault against all forms of control and oppression, urging us to take command on our lives, to fight for freedom of expression, breaking the codes, becoming a league of our own and shouting out loud once for all that "enough is enough".<br /> <br /> For the very first time as well, Pouppee Fabrikk also deliver a very expressive song in their own Swedish mother tongue, "Kom Ta Min Smärta" ("come take my pain") which is sure to become a floor-filler in the clubs that dare to go hard…<br /> <br /> 2020 is definitely bound to become a year of "grand cru" for Electronic Body Music. Run for shelter.<br /> <br /> The "Armén" album also comes out on black vinyl format as a limited edition of 300 units worldwide.<br /> <br /> The Pouppee Fabrikk army of fans will also enjoy the deluxe carton box edition of the album including unique bonus outfit goodies: a 3 cm black metal pin with embossed white logo, an embroidered 10 cm black circle patch with band logo and 3 reversed crowns in silver and some bonus design material. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Neuroactive - Minor Side​-​Effects http://alternation.eu/neuroactive-minor-side​-​effects,id,5728,aktualnosci.html 2020-03-02T10:13:18Z <img src="/images/news/202002091002232976139_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> 2020 could not start any better than with the stunning comeback of Finland’s best electro export to date: Neuroactive in its original line-up! It’s back in 1991 that Vesa Raine, Ville Brusi and Jarkko Tuohimaa created the now cult synth pop / EBM band Neuroactive. Almost 30 years later, headmaster Jarkko Tuohimaa had the brilliant idea to rewind time and reunite the 3 good old friends and the studio magic instantly ignited! And it’s no surprise that songs like "In Rust We Trust" or yet "All Forces Integrate" evoke the band’s early days and make echoes to Neuroactive’s major club hit "Space Divider".<br /> <br /> "Minor Side-Effects" indeed reveals a much harder edge through punching electro sequences and kicking beats compared to Neuroactive’s most recent softer dance pop releases through the US-based A Different Drum label. This said, we can still see this new 7th full length studio album as a logical and natural evolution in the band’s impressive music repertoire and its characteristic fusion of catchy vocals, modern melodic synth arrangements and carrying electronic beats. "Modern Synth-Pop", "Future-Pop", "Techno-Pop", whatever you call it, Neuroactiveconfirm here more than ever their veteran supremacy in the genre thanks to intricate songwriting skills and a meticulous production work that can make many artists in the genre quite envious.<br /> <br /> Neuroactivealternate here dynamic and catchy synth pop songs and darker upbeat EBM/future pop tunes which at turn evoke old school bands. The new album’s club hits are called "Dances", "Night Flights" and "Dagger". We will also notice the very interesting collaboration with Halo Effect’s singer John Peverieri performing guest vocals on 2 songs and adding a lush moody dimension to this beautiful album.<br /> <br /> "Minor Side-Effects" is no doubt Neuroactive’s album of maturity offering us some promising perspectives on the electro synth pop scene for the many years to come. To consume without moderation: addictive side-effects guaranteed!&nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine La Scaltra - Cabaret http://alternation.eu/la-scaltra-cabaret,id,5731,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-25T08:34:54Z <img src="/images/news/202002091002216169313_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> La Scaltra presents a journey into the dark Gloomy Witch world. As a door to another dimension opens, the dark sounds of the quartet on the album "Cabaret" liberate the world of ghosts.<br /> <br /> Sometimes hesitating, sometimes eloquently, La Scaltra's songs draw both bizarre scenarios in the sense of The Munsters or The Addams Family (The Garden) and liberating and lively images of a flight like with Peter Pan (Neverland). If the pain persists (Gunshot Lullabies), redemption comes (Ghosts, Nightmares). 'Cabaret' is the first album by La Scaltra, which was previously only available as a demo, now as a new and reworked edition including the bonus track "Downfall". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Rotersand - How Do You Feel Today http://alternation.eu/rotersand-how-do-you-feel-today,id,5723,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-23T08:28:22Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902467267128_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Germany's Rotersand is known for exciting, intelligent electro. Over a number of breathtaking records, Rotersand combine emotion and electronics. Always questioning, always doubting, always resisting.<br /> <br /> The new album "œHow Do You Feel Today" is both a critical observation of our civilization and a profoundly biting piece of social criticism. Huge, sublime music. Electronic anthems for humanity. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Amduscia - Existe http://alternation.eu/amduscia-existe,id,5726,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-21T08:45:05Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902342847586_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Aggrotech from Mexico – that was a highly explosive cocktail since the day it was mixed, and Amduscia was standing front line since their debut "Melodies For The Devil". Existe is the next milestone they managed to add to their career. Welcome to a world where danceability and aggression are two sides of the same coin.<br /> <br /> The 20 years of history of Amduscia is a story worth a Hollywood script: The defiant battle for an audience on the worldwide dancefloors lead to a march of triumph through the realms of Hard Electro. Clouded by the tragic death by leukemia of mastermind Edgar Acevedo in 2010 his brother and singer Polo Amduscia decided to not give up but to take the legacy of his brother and carry it in deepest honor. "Existe" wears the mark of this idea: The mix of classic Aggrotech and Trance elements is absolutely characteristic and sounds as fresh and hypnotic as it did 20 years ago.<br /> <br /> If you want to step right into the cosmos of Amduscia, "Existe" has a special bonus for you: On two additional CDs Amduscia bring a Best-Of with all their hits. If you want to get a view into the impressive work of this unique band, you get the whole service here. But of course there is also a bonus for the Die-Hards: The "Perdición, Perversión, Demencia"-Demo is included on CD 3. And as if that wouldn‘t be enough, there will be the additional bonus track "No Control". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Aeon Sable - Aenthology http://alternation.eu/aeon-sable-aenthology,id,5730,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-19T08:26:31Z <img src="/images/news/202002091002176205930_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After ten years of creative musical destruction, the gothic rock masters from Germany celebrate this milestone with a special release. Aeon Sable’s Aenthology contains a selection of nine of the band's most well-known tracks plus a brand new and previously unreleased one.<br /> <br /> 'Aenthology' brings together over an hour of gloomy rapture, featuring their well-known mesmerizing rhythms, wide-ranging vocals and creative instrumental styles, all in the truest spirit of goth rock.<br /> <br /> This release represents the band's finest material which has been exclusively remastered and which captures the Zeitgeist of moment, all indelibly stamped with Aeon Sable's unique dark sound. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Then Comes Silence - Machine http://alternation.eu/then-comes-silence-machine,id,5722,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-17T08:19:11Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902508766117_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Stockholm gothic rock/post punk act&nbsp;Then Comes Silence announces new studio album "Machine". Lead single 'We Lose The Night' is yet available for digital download/streaming and more singles to follow.<br /> <br /> Soon after the album release, the band surrounding vocalist/bassist&nbsp;Alex Svenson&nbsp;is also scheduled to embark on an extensive tour, including a number of festival shows, among them the&nbsp;M'era Luna&nbsp;in August 2020. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Blind Channel - Violent Pop http://alternation.eu/blind-channel-violent-pop,id,5725,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-14T08:40:40Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902343692687_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Blind Channel rides the wave of Violent Pop Core and will release their anticipated third album "Violent Pop".<br /> &nbsp;<br /> "Violent Pop" has been produced by Amorphis producer Jonas Olsson, and the man behind the biggest Volbeat hits, Danish Jacob Hansen has mixed a bunch of songs for the album, aiming to a hit album that will be released by Out Of Line Music.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The band describes their new album as follows: "Now, if ever, we're getting to the heart of the matter. It's with great pleasure we promise you an intense Blind Channel album called 'Violent Pop' that tells the whole thing. We can’t wait for fans to hear these songs on record and gigs! "<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Over the past few years, Blind Channel has established themselves as one of the most promising international rock bands from Finland. They achieved its first nomination in the 'Rock of the Year' category at the Finnish "Grammys" in 2019 and has performed internationally with bands like Hollywood Undead, Disturbed, Simple Plan and All That Remains. Blind Channel is currently playing their longest European including dates with Amaranthe tour to date. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine The Silenced - Orator http://alternation.eu/the-silenced-orator,id,5727,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-12T08:47:41Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902343010909_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The Silenced from Helsinki announces their first album "Orator" to be released early 2020. Mixed by Teemu Aalto (i.a. Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (i.a. Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Amorphis) "Orator" is a monster with earth pounding riffs and beautifully dry melodies.<br /> <br /> The nightmares sent into our living rooms through the news day by day inspires the relentless music of The Silenced. An angry storm that rises from the elements of Groove Metal and Deathcore. Bands such as Sepultura/Soulfly, Machine Head, Heaven Shall Burn and All Shall Perish echo as the heavy foundation and combined with larger than life melodies of Insomnium, the Finnish roots of the band are as present as the brutal riffing. And due to this special mix, this unique kind of music, The Silenced is one of the most interesting newcomers from Finland. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine Clan Of Xymox - She http://alternation.eu/clan-of-xymox-she,id,5721,aktualnosci.html 2020-02-10T08:10:03Z <img src="/images/news/202002090902279571128_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Here comes the beautiful new single for 2020 from the legendary band Clan of Xymox. The new "She" MCD is featuring remixes from Ash Code, She Past Away, Antipole and Bragolin. Enjoy! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2020 AlterNation Music Magazine 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