AlterNation Music Magazine 2019-07-23T06:50:05Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Castle Party 2019 http://alternation.eu/castle-party-2019,id,655,festiwale.html 2019-07-22T16:16:13Z <img src="/images/galleries/castle_party_2019/1722_DSC_7462.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Bolków, Castle Bolków, 10/14-07-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine God Module - The Unsound http://alternation.eu/god-module-the-unsound,id,5688,aktualnosci.html 2019-07-04T08:18:07Z <img src="/images/news/201906260906237119365_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Already firmly cemented as one of the most popular current acts in the dark electronic scene, God Module combines elements of harsh Techno, Darkwave, Goth and Industrial. The new album 'The Unsound' blends themes of emotional horrors and introspection with unrelenting, danceable, driving, dark EBM.<br /> A standout release from one of the best artists in the genre today. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Motor!k - Motor!k http://alternation.eu/motork-motork,id,5680,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-27T08:35:08Z <img src="/images/news/201905290905039609249_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Dirk Ivens (Guitars / FX) is a man who wrote history. Since 1980 he is an influencial force in EBM and Industrial being part of bands such as Absolute Body Control, The Klinik and Dive building a monument that brilliance will survive his time. Now he joined force with two likeminded souls, Joeri Dobbeleir (Guitars / Synths) from The Whereabouts of J Albert and Dries D'Hollander (Drums / Percussion) ex-Suburb Songs to celebrate the influences of their favourite music.<br /> <br /> Krautrock of the 70s is one of the roots of electronic music. As German counterpart for the larger than life Prog Rock, the freedom of this music was the right approach for the unlimited possibillities being part of the synthesizer till today. Motor!k want to pay tribute to this development and celebrate the roots of the music that they love and like for such a long time. The debut album is a maelstrom bringing the listener into trance and let him forget all his everyday sorrows – the perfect and even drugfree inebriation. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Mondträume - Lovers, sinners & liars http://alternation.eu/mondtraume-lovers-sinners-liars,id,5685,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-24T08:12:46Z <img src="/images/news/201905291005505116141_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over: the new Mondträume is here! And it seems that anno 2019 is bound to be a particularly good synth pop vintage… With their previous and highly successful "Empty" album, the Spanish duo established themselves on the top of the dark electro pop scene next to other acclaimed acts in the likes of De/Vision, Beborn Beton, Melotron, VNV Nation, Mesh.<br /> <br /> With "Lovers, Sinners &amp; Liars", Pikotto Vond Mond and Damasius Venys plunge us once again into the noir depth of their abyssal work made of highly melodic synth lines, darkish atmospheres and captivating emotional vocals. Still hovering between slower intimate synth pop songs and more dynamic upbeat club tracks, this new album tells 12 peculiar stories, 12 moments of life you can easily relate to, recognizing personal experiences of love, hate, sadness and death. Aren’t we all lovers, sinners, and liars at times?<br /> <br /> Damasius’ so unique and characteristic voice sounds more expressive and melancholic than ever and beautifully merges with Pikotto’s edgy electronic sequences, punchy beats and echoing ghostly synth layers. A true synth pop chef d’oeuvre featuring both great singles "Still Beating" and "Free", a tearful cover version of "Lament" (The Cure) plus many new electro pearls to discover without delay!<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Amphi Festival 2019 http://alternation.eu/amphi-festival-2019,id,5687,wydarzenia.html 2019-06-23T17:17:34Z <img src="/images/news/201906231706581828999_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On 20-21st of July in Cologne, Tanzbrunnen there will be the 15th edition of Amphi Festival. The event has a long and rich history and is renowned for fantastic atmosphere, perfect organization and beautifully located venue. The festival takes place for the 15th time now and it will host numerous fantastic bands; it will also feature intersting side program.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Christian Death + Hyoscyamus Niger http://alternation.eu/christian-death-hyoscyamus-niger,id,654,koncerty.html 2019-06-23T17:12:49Z <img src="/images/galleries/cristian_death_hn/IMG_7902.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wroclaw, Liverpool, 21-06-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Christian Death - Behind the Veil Tour http://alternation.eu/christian-death-behind-the-veil-tour,id,1543,relacje.html 2019-06-23T16:41:17Z <img src="/images/reviews/201906231706097902590_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On 21st of June, the legend of the Gothic scene – the band Christan Death – played in the Liverpool club in Wroclaw. A day later, the project also perf(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine She Past Away - Disko Anksiyete http://alternation.eu/she-past-away-disko-anksiyete,id,5679,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-20T08:29:21Z <img src="/images/news/201905290905012321213_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> A stunning blend of post-gothic rock, dark wave and dance rock, Turkey's&nbsp;She Past Away presents the beautifully melancholic new album œ'Disko Anksiyete'.&nbsp;With influences ranging from&nbsp;post punk and the cold wave of the early eighties, with touches of New Order and Joy Division to The Sisters of Mercy and Killing Joke, She Past Away's black-clad pastiche also artfully incorporates touches of Grauzone and D.A.F., spun into a new and innovative direction, coupled with an exotic Turkish twist.<br /> <br /> Originally from the city of Bursa, now based in Istanbul. The duo of Volkan Caner, a uniquely gifted musician, and Doruk Ozturkcan, a charismatic and talented producer, forgo the simplicity and traditionalism of much so called goth rock and adopts a more avant-garde set of sensibilities and diverse influences to create a new take on modern gloom. The music features elements of 80's wave and post-punk guitars, accompanied by retro drum machine beats. The vocals perfectly compliment the dark, minimalist and poetic lyrics, where sentimental anxieties, nihilistic thoughts, and questioning taboos and existence are ever present. She Past Away'™s lyrics are entirely in Turkish, as the band feels "the œonly language that you really feel is your mother tongue... We believe that we definitely better express all the difficulties of the daily life in Turkish."<br /> <br /> She Past Away is driving, it is mesmerizing. It is a haunt. 'Disko Anksiyete' is the exploration of the dark and mysterious soul, where the strange accidents of fate find through these songs their way to our hearts and to the dance-floor. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Synapsyche - In Praise Of Folly http://alternation.eu/synapsyche-in-praise-of-folly,id,5684,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-13T08:07:09Z <img src="/images/news/201905291005585406615_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Italian duo Synapsyche has joined the prestigious Alfa Matrix label family for the release of their much anticipated 3rd full length studio album. "In Praise Of Folly" is without any doubt the album of mature songwriting and production for Synapsyche. 13 new songs through which Stefano "Mannequinetik" (machines) and Marco "Katatronik" Mantovani (vox) refine their very own sonic identity and aestheticism by expanding their musical horizons across unexplored territories resulting in an amazing mixture of catchy electro pop with harsh elektro assaults the whole topped with powerful industrial guitar riffs and a touch of goth-wave darkness.<br /> <br /> "In Praise Of Folly" is also a true conceptual album bringing us on an exciting but also freaky journey through the somber corridors of a psychiatric hospital, allowing us room after room to penetrate into the weirdest corners of the human sick minds of the psychiatric patients wandering around and bringing us step by step to the alarming but obvious conclusion that we are all a bit mad in some way or another… All being a question of consciousness after all! From hypochondria to anorexia, from insomnia to dementia, from paranoia to schizophrenia, from heavy depression to sexual obsessive deviance, the album brings us through episodes of human life which do not always sound that far away from us and let us taste our inner demons and awake some other dark sides…<br /> <br /> From the very catchy "Mirror Terror" and "Who The Fuck Are You Now?" to the harshest "Viva Insanity" and "The Ghost DNA", from the guitar-driven "Paraphiliac" to the future-pop of "Diva Paranoia" (featuring Noemi Aurora of Helalyn Flowers on backing vocals) and "Fail With Me", this "In Praise Of Folly" album is a solid multi-facetted album that offers a wide palette of electronic sound diversity that is intelligently constructed on an addictive duality between soothing melodic synths and massive heavy beats, between lush catchy pop choruses and harsher vocal outbursts. A majestic, powerful and exploding music cocktail. It’s not for nothing that Synapsyche has been described as the fusion of early-Combichrist’s elektro EBM assaults with VNV Nation’s melodic force, Alien Vampires’ violent outbursts.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Aesthetische - Co3xist3ns3 http://alternation.eu/aesthetische-co3xist3ns3,id,5683,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-10T08:27:45Z <img src="/images/news/201905291005264176614_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Brazilian electronic duo Aesthetische takes us by surprise with this new "Co3xist3ns3’ release demonstrating to us in 10 tracks that modern electronics and their sharp EBM roots can coexist in full harmony for an uplifting sonic experience.<br /> <br /> "ExisTense" immediately sets the bar high with a fresh mesh-up of dark industrial and modern electro with female vocal samples evoking Anne Clark’s cold atmospheres. With "Barking Up The Wrong Tree", Aesthetische do not only signal the next future pop club hit for this Summer featuring nobody else but Sascha Mario Klein from German electro stars Neuroticfish, they also once again remind us how they excel at selecting the very right artists for the most successful collaborations… This song offers a pure symbiosis between Sascha’s characteristic vocals and the Brazilians’ lush and dynamic synth arrangements. This song is also featured here as a club mix and as a remake by label mates Psychic Force.<br /> <br /> While "Transcender", "What Year Is This?" and "Forever Is Now" are all instrumental tracks merging hypnotic trance sequences, catchy techno melodies with an industrial dance edge, "Berlin" is another ear-catcher with a true return to Aesthetische’s original EBM roots evoking early Front 242 meets Front Line Assembly. Another wonderful song also featured in two additional versions including a stunning analog retake by Ad:Key.<br /> <br /> The limited and physical CD edition of "Co3xist3ns3" includes a bonus second disc offering a selection of 10 more songs which were featured on previous Aesthetische digital-only releases and appear here for the very first time on CD on the pressing demand of the band’s fanbase.<br /> <br /> An uplifting blend of EBM and progressive hypnotic melodies with a darker feel proving that Aesthetische are really at the top of well-crafted melodic upbeat electronic music production.&nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Interview with Traumadoll http://alternation.eu/interview-with-traumadoll,id,1542,wywiady.html 2019-06-08T10:28:38Z <img src="/images/reviews/201906072006238802100_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Adam Radziszewski and Agata Pawłowicz decided to join forces and as TRAUMADOLL they released their first joint material entitled "Elusive." on May 1st, 2019. &nbsp;The (...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine La Scaltra - The Third Eye http://alternation.eu/la-scaltra-the-third-eye,id,5686,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-08T08:26:01Z <img src="/images/news/201905291005312964752_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The whisper of spirits mingles with the singing of witches who reveal their self in the dark-graceful dance. Sadness, pain, longing become hope, waiting with a smug smile for the lost ones. And La Scaltra is the gateway there.<br /> <br /> La Scaltra are on their journey - unadorned text passages meet lovely melodies and enchanting voices, Aeleth and Dae sing about pain, life, love, sometimes Dae's delicate voice suggests a sense of security, then the deep voice of Aeleth meets the heart. The hexal recipe of La Scaltra: Take cinematic and musical inspirations from several epochs to your own demons and the undestroyable belief in cosmic energies and the magic of nature and craft the Gloomy Witch Wave - gloomy-danceable and thoughtful Gothic Rock with sinister guitars and Wave elements - that's how it sounds when witches make music in the 21st century. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Accessory - Elektrik http://alternation.eu/accessory-elektrik,id,5681,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-06T08:40:43Z <img src="/images/news/201905290905215591731_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Once named as an "irresiszible fusion of hard beats, fat synthetic sounds and catchy floor fillers", Chemnitz (Germany) based Accessory return with their new longplayer "Elektrik", almost six years after the successor "Resurrection".<br /> <br /> Dirk Steyer (vocals) and Mike Königsberger are to fire up fourteen new electronic arrows at your dancefloor mixing traditional EBM, modern electro, synthpop or even dark techno influeneces to creat an electronic masterpiece. Since the release of their debut album "Electronic Controlled Mind" back in 1997 the dynamic duo has always been a driving force in electronic dance music. With their pre released single "No Man Covers" the band shows where "Elektrik" will lead us: straight forward to a dancefloor near you! Catchy melodies, shout like vocals, dark and powerful sequences, that's the musical style of Accessory! Check out the massive music video on "No Man Covers"! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine T.O.Y. - Silent Soldiers http://alternation.eu/t.o.y.-silent-soldiers,id,5682,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-05T08:30:01Z <img src="/images/news/201905290905398484830_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Finally new material from German synthpop legends T.O.Y. Limited to 500 copies worldwide all handnumered.<br /> <br /> "Silent Soldiers" is a typical pop song ranging between Depeche Mode, Faithless and White Lies. It is not surprising that Faithless drummer Andy Treacey promised his collaboration after confessing his love for the band on Instagram. Initially "Silent Soldiers" was meant to be released as a single two years after the Comeback Album "Pain is Love". However, Torny Gottberg, label boss of Progress Productions and long-term friend of the band, suggested to release "Silent Soldiers" as a limited edition of two track CD.<br /> T.O.Y. were so taken by the idea, that the band locked themselves into the studio without further ado to record "Fragile" as a second exclusive track. The soundtrack of the upcoming summer is thus a fact – and the waiting time is perfectly bridged for the upcoming T.O.Y. album. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Fix8:Sed8 - Warning Signs http://alternation.eu/fix8sed8-warning-signs,id,5674,aktualnosci.html 2019-06-03T08:16:09Z <img src="/images/news/201904280804403423053_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After the success of his 2017 album "Foren6", Martin Sane's Electronic/Industrial project Fïx8:Sëd8 is about to outgrow his cocoon. It has the potential to become that full-fledged industrial music project that might spearhead a resurrection of the traditional electronic industrial sound formerly endorsed by cult acts like Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly or Mentallo &amp; The Fixer in the 90's.<br /> <br /> The writing is on the wall in more than one way: Martin Sane's looks at early indications of a dystopic downturn of our peaceful societies echoes in our news almost daily. The notion of insecurity and angst starts to foster and grow in various places among the earth from North America to Europe to Southeast Asia. His new album is a soundtrack to a modern dystopic downfall that we would rather like to ignore than to face.<br /> <br /> Musically "Warning Signs" is so oldschool, it could almost be called a "Retro Industrial" album, as it includes all the ingredients that made industrial breathtaking in the 80ies: vocal samples, complex drum programmings, and big strings mixed with structures that remind of old Skinny Puppy cultsongs like "Inquisition" or "Addiction". Like their originals, these songs need repeated listens to sink in and unfold their potential. But what amazes most is the contradiction between the theme of the album and its sound: How can something sounding so "retro" tackle problems that are so recent? Can we afford to ignore these Warning signs? AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Combichrist - One Fire http://alternation.eu/combichrist-one-fire,id,5668,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-31T08:22:05Z <img src="/images/news/201903311103104584763_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The Fire is aroused – Combichrist are back, and they set their full arsenal into state. Precise. Lurking. Merciless. The ninth studio album "One Fire" will be released on 7th of June, and it shows a band, that‘s march of triumph made the whole world looking – and that‘s hunger for more makes it even more dangerous.<br /> <br /> Cold industrial and heavy riffs seal a sinister alliance, driven by pounding rhythms, forged in 15 years of successful career. Because "One Fire" is retrospect and forecast in one, traditional, but not looking back. Formed of aggressive music and unchained live shows around the full globe, Combichrist return to their roots and celebrate the sound that made them great. They got support by Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) who purifies "Guns At Last Dawn" with his vocals. Provided with a cover that expresses pure chaos crafted by Deka Sepdian (known by the fashion line "Deathrod" by singer Andy LaPlegua) "One Fire" is an album, that enables you to channel and come over your anger and frustration.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Signal Aout 42 - Insurrection http://alternation.eu/signal-aout-42-insurrection,id,5675,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-29T08:16:26Z <img src="/images/news/201904280804133189942_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Six years after "Inspiration" Signal Aout 42 strike back with "Insurrection". The Belgian EBM legend focus their strength and are completely unstoppable on the new album. Impulsive beats celebrate the battle of the machines that has never been that versatile yet tasteful.<br /> <br /> Being revolutionists of electronic music Signal Aout 42 unified EBM and New Beat and wrote history doing that, now it is time to commemorate this history. "Insurrection" is a summary of all that SA42 has done until today", Jacky Meurisse summarizes "My music evolves at the same time as me. It's like good wine, I'm getting better with time." Well, the taste was worth the mature this time. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Die Form - Rayon X http://alternation.eu/die-form-rayon-x,id,1363,recenzje.html 2019-05-27T12:03:13Z <img src="/images/reviews/201905271205262244762_2132.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Everything comes from black and loses itself in white" - the motto of the newest Die Form album are the words of Louis Bertand Castel, eighteenth-century scholar and pioneer of visual music, who trie(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Kirlian Camera - Hellfire http://alternation.eu/kirlian-camera-hellfire,id,5673,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-27T08:11:19Z <img src="/images/news/201904280804594429099_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> From "Hologram Moon", the deceiving emanation of a celestial body to "Hellfire" is only a small step it seems. But this link between Kirlian Cameras last successful album and their forthcoming record "Cold Pills" has undergone many changes.<br /> <br /> Originally intended as a 2nd single of "Hologram Moon", and a successor to 2017's club anthem "Sky Collapse" (performed together with Covenants Eskil Simonsson), this record has undergone a lot of iterations. At first it was planned as a limited edition single, then as a remix E.P. (Metaluna, Polar HIS), and then came … "Hellfire".<br /> <br /> This cover version of one of the signature tracks of the TV series "Lucifer" does not only show that Kirlian Camera are adapt viewers of recent Fantasy and Science Fiction tv novels, it shows them also at the peak of their creativity and arrangement skills. We know, it sounds rather not believable, coming from a record labels one-sheet but "Hellfire" is definitely among the strongest songs of Kirlian Camera's decade-long endeavor to fuse sinister and solemn arrangements into erotic electronic pop structures. The grandezza of this song makes our hairs on our arms stand up: "Hellfire, Hellfire - take my soul". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Cryo - The Fall of Man http://alternation.eu/cryo-the-fall-of-man,id,5672,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-24T08:33:49Z <img src="/images/news/201904280804323427798_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> One of Swedens biggest exports in the electronic music scene, Cryo's album "The Fall of Man" is modern, progressive electro blending seamlessly with classic cold, melodic EBM.<br /> <br /> With a nod to the classic giants such as&nbsp; Front 242's "Geography" and a view of the future of electro-EBM, Cryo is in the leading edge of electronic music, constantly seeking new paths, exploring new ways avenues of industrial. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine