AlterNation Music Magazine 2017-02-27T00:28:08Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Ikon - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere Ends http://alternation.eu/ikon-everyone-everything-everywhere-ends,id,5374,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-24T07:40:09Z <img src="/images/news/201702180702585506792_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After years of being unavailable, here comes a special European version of the so far latest Ikon album. The album features the singles ‘Blood of Love', ‘Stolen', ‘I burn for you' and ‘Black noise'. This new edition comes with 12 ‘main' Album-tracks plus 4 Bonustracks: 'The Hunter' (7"-Version), 'Predator' (MKI), 'Stolen' (Outtake), 'Mistaken'. Influenced by bands like Joy Division and New Order, Ikon released their first 7" in 1992 and now, after many albums and tours, they are going to celebrate their 25 anniversary with selected gigs in 2017. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine V2A - Heretic http://alternation.eu/v2a-heretic,id,5376,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-23T07:50:37Z <img src="/images/news/201702180702206117621_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With a steely riff, hypnotic beats and distorted vocals that barely betray earthly origins, V2A open the eternal gates to the underworld, and with their new album ‘Heretic’, ring in the soundtrack to the planet’s downfall. Morbidly threatening visions of abnormal worlds appear before your inner eye as the project ruminates on Valhalla and gradually sets you into a trance. The apocalyptic sound constructions, produced by Kevin Stewart (alias 304) and Ines Lehmann (alias 306), oscillate between EBM and industrial, enriched by dystopian technoid sounds. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Mindless Self Indulgence - You'll Rebel To Anything http://alternation.eu/mindless-self-indulgence-youll-rebel-to-anything,id,5338,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-22T07:44:03Z <img src="/images/news/201612210812173651590_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Re-Release of Mindless Self Indulgence's "You'll Rebel To Anything" features bonus material and exclusive translucent 2 blue LPs. Bonus material was not included on original pressing. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Die Form - Psychic Poison http://alternation.eu/die-form-psychic-poison,id,5368,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-21T07:51:39Z <img src="/images/news/201702050902218332458_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Driven by an extremely nonchalant, juicy old-school EBM beat, the title track of this appetizer comes as a revolt against intolerance and inhumanity, a delightfully dark mantra for openness, for equal rights and for the liberal satisfaction of whatever your desires are. If Die Form have ever been carried by something, it was their unbreakable free will, their steadfast belief in themselves. The titles alone of the three exclusive variants accompanying this iridescent track give a good impression of what to expect: "Submission Mix", "Mental Terror Mix" and "Kobol Mix" add interesting new flavours to the foundation, interpreting the original song futuristic, harsh and hypnotic without neglecting the strong aura of the base. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine The Tear Garden - Have A Nice Trip http://alternation.eu/the-tear-garden-have-a-nice-trip,id,5365,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-20T09:24:41Z <img src="/images/news/201702040902053454064_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Here comes the reissue of the stunning "€œHave A Nice Trip"€ from the psycedelic-industrio-experimental act Tear Garden. The long running project is the meeting of the minds of Skinny Puppy'€™s cEvin Key and Edward Ka-Spel from The Legendary Pink Dots. Abstract musicianship meets esoteric poetry in the best ways imaginable, taking the intrepid listener on a mesmerizing voyage of the mind. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Angelo Badalamenti - Evilenko http://alternation.eu/angelo-badalamenti-evilenko,id,5363,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-18T07:51:30Z <img src="/images/news/201701281001154061020_1408.jpeg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Evilenko" original motion picture soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti reissued for the first time on limited edition&nbsp;colored vinyl.<br /> Angelo Badalamenti is one of the most brilliant contemporary film music composers. His prolific collaboration with director David Lynch started in 1986 with&nbsp;the movie "Blue Velvet", evolved into an incomparable, artistic, aesthetic and conceptual osmosis.<br /> The album includes two different versions of the evocative "Angels Go To Heaven" theme, with the&nbsp;extraordinary participation of vocalist&nbsp;Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries). AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Nachtmahr - Unbeugsam http://alternation.eu/nachtmahr-unbeugsam,id,5359,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-17T07:22:55Z <img src="/images/news/201701220801232493639_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Thomas Rainer kept going. With every new album, every EP, every gig he proved iron will and constancy, prevailed – and forever changed the antics of the Gothic scene with his art, his aesthetics and his apocalyptic sound like few did before him. His artworks, the uniforms, the panache and the linguistics established a fashion of its own, a unique feature by which his troops were instantly recognizable. Now he is looking back at his hitherto campaigns for the very first time. A better name than "Unbeugsam" is hardly imaginable for this first extensive retrospective. Ten years in a 2CD ‘Meilensteine' and ‘Raritäten' – rare and exclusive 34 songs with 133 minutes' total playing time, carefully remastered, two comprehensive photo booklets comprising a total of 48 pages. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Massive Ego - Beautiful Suicide http://alternation.eu/massive-ego-beautiful-suicide,id,5355,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-16T07:07:51Z <img src="/images/news/201701210701137081582_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On "Beautiful Suicide", the new LP from Massive Ego, the British cult group dazzles with gripping Electro-Pop-anthems. Mixed by Chris Pohl and Mario Rühlicke, the album contains the Boy George hit "Let Go" and the club smasher "I Idolize You. "Beautiful Suicide" pairs the cool chic of the New-Romantic movement with a darkly emotional ironic twist. The stylishly catchy Electro-Pop-anthems are also tinged with a solid dose of sarcasm, making this one of the most impressive works in recent genre-history. The album is released as a deluxe double disc with an exclusive bonus album containing five more new songs, plus remixes from Blutengel, Ashbury Heights, Chrom, Ludovico Technique, Nature Of Wires, Ash Code and Neroargento. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Cephalgy - Gott Maschine Vaterland http://alternation.eu/cephalgy-gott-maschine-vaterland,id,5354,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-15T07:39:06Z <img src="/images/news/201701210701545066286_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On "Gott Maschine Vaterland" Cephalgy are channeling the essence of what makes up their sound to create one of the most explosive genre-albums in recent years. After a hiatus of more than 5 years, Cephalgy return with their long-awaited new long player. From the first notes, it is clear that the time was well invested. On "Gott Maschine Vaterland", Cephalgy effectively play to their strengths, creating a dark, dirty and simmered-down beast... a relentless machine of beats, bass and excursions into the dark sides of human emotions. Cephalgy manage to rejuvenate their roots and to penetrate your soul with a collection of strong tunes. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Blutengel - Leitbild http://alternation.eu/blutengel-leitbild,id,5349,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-14T07:04:05Z <img src="/images/news/201701070701203588735_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The new album "Leitbild" is everything that makes Blutengel special in a nutshell: dark club-sounds, atmosphere galore, raw power, depth and anthems for emotional warriors, unfiltered and more multi-layered than ever before. Now, Blutengel have completed work on the eagerly awaited follow up to their "Save Us". The title "Leitbild" couldn't be more fitting, as the album is evolution, revolution, a testament to the group's maturation, a maelstrom of emotions and the most direct, honest and gripping experience they have ever treated us with. "Leitbild" is the essence of Blutengel, condensed into an album! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine 2nd Face - Nemesis http://alternation.eu/2nd-face-nemesis,id,5346,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-13T07:50:43Z <img src="/images/news/201701061101089321703_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Nemesis" is an industrial electro album that makes for an intensive listening experience. Thanks to his multi-layered approach, 2nd Face mastermind Thorn easily blends rattling sequences of considerable heaviness with club compatibility. The album sounds both profound and tight, not least because the man is currently working towards becoming a professional studio engineer. On "Nemesis", he juggles an arsenal of synthesizers both more than 40 years old and modern.<br /> Lyrically, Thorn tackles extreme situations and violence while always focusing on that which happens to us beyond this everyday drag - between the lines. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Council of Nine, Alphaxone, Xerxes The Dark, Wolves and Horses - Tomb of Seers http://alternation.eu/council-of-nine-alphaxone-xerxes-the-dark-wolves-and-horses-tomb-of-seers,id,5370,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-12T09:08:26Z <img src="/images/news/201702120902114297975_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Tomb of Seers" is the second album in the "Tomb" series. This time 4 ambient artists join forces to delve deep into history. Explore gargantuan mystical monuments and the root of occultism. Visit secret orders and meditate in front of crumbling stone temples. Open your third eye and dig into the ancient core of clairvoyance.<br /> Dark drone and huge walls of sound takes you to far away places lost in time.<br /> <br /> Written, Produced, Performed: Council of Nine, Alphaxone, Xerxes The Dark, Wolves and Horses.<br /> Artwork and Mastering: Simon Heath. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Depeche Mode - Spirit http://alternation.eu/depeche-mode-spirit,id,5369,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-10T07:14:56Z <img src="/images/news/201702091402086340136_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Depeche Mode's new album "Spirit" will be released digitally and physically worldwide as a standard 12 track release. The band will also release a 2-CD Deluxe version of the album featuring a special 28-page booklet of exclusive artwork and photos, along with 5 remixes created by Depeche Mode, Matrixxman and Kurt Uenala, collectively entitled the ‘Jungle Spirit Mixes’. All artwork and photographs accompanying the album are by Depeche Mode’s longtime creative collaborator and renowned filmmaker Anton Corbijn.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Contaminated Intelligence - Mental Fractures http://alternation.eu/contaminated-intelligence-mental-fractures,id,1484,recenzje.html 2017-02-09T11:18:24Z <img src="/images/reviews/201605252305439734734_2132.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Music which is embedded in the right context it is easier to understand, but - regardless whether it is in our nature to sympathize or not – the music should defend itself. We can sympathize with the (...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Deine Lakaien - XXX-The 30 Years Retrospective http://alternation.eu/deine-lakaien-xxx-the-30-years-retrospective,id,5367,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-09T07:36:55Z <img src="/images/news/201702050902349404782_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> This album was released already in October last year, but due to some legal issues it is only now made available outside Germany! 30 Years, 30 Tracks by one of the most successful German Darkwave bands of all times! Coming in Digipak with 8 pages booklet. CD1 features 15 of the most successful Songs of the Bands in chronological order - incl. many single Hits. Also in chronological order, CD2 features the 'secret hits' of the Duo plus three very interesting remixes of 'Colour'ize' (the very first Song, the band ever recorded!), 'Love Me to the End' (probably their most successful songs ever) and 'Kasmodiah', from the same album. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Chris Pohl - Lebe deinen Traum http://alternation.eu/chris-pohl-lebe-deinen-traum,id,5350,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-08T07:23:06Z <img src="/images/news/201701070701352132884_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Chris Pohl in his first book "Lebe deinen Traum", provides deep insights into his past, as well as into the history of Blutengel and all of his projects.The book recounts how Chris Pohl became what he is today, how his projects came into being and provides the most in-depth insight into the development of his most successful band, ever.<br /> "Lebe deinen Traum" is pure and unfiltered Chris Pohl, in his own words, 100% subjective and authentic. The book also features a complete list of all releases that Chris Pohl was involved in, including cover art, plus a lot of previously unreleased photos, including private shots from Chris Pohl's youth and early years, exclusive photo sets, as well as a lot of glimpses behind the scenes. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Monolog - Conveyor http://alternation.eu/monolog-conveyor,id,5362,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-07T07:08:36Z <img src="/images/news/201701281001442362523_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Mads Lindgren’s Monolog project is constantly changing, aiming for extremities and seeking them musically, technically and emotionally. Whether it is hammering the drums or creating soothing harmonies, these musical poles are given life by intense binding of contrasts. His album 'Conveyor’, sums up recent steps in a harder, more dense and direct form that is new and yet unheard to the Monolog alias. Brilliantly produced and carefully composed, the ten tracks offer dense, overwhelming walls of forging beats, thundering bass drones, majestic keyboard lines and well-integrated samples. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine The Godfathers - A Big Bad Beautiful Noise http://alternation.eu/the-godfathers-a-big-bad-beautiful-noise,id,5335,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-06T07:43:38Z <img src="/images/news/201612140712157007379_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Legendary British band The Godfathers returns with a triumphant bang! Known for the highly acclaimed &amp; influential albums 'Birth School Work Death' &amp; 'Hit By Hit' that have had critics &amp; fans worldwide drooling over the band for decades, the new album fuses trademark primal rock &amp; roll, super-melodic anthems, raw guitars &amp; a gritty, lyrical attitude. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Alec Empire - Volt ost http://alternation.eu/alec-empire-volt-ost,id,5345,aktualnosci.html 2017-02-02T07:00:05Z <img src="/images/news/201701061101176983850_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Volt" is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name with Benno Führmann, the latest from director Tarek Ehlail ("Chaostage"), which depicts a dystopian future police state. Alec Empire, head of Atari Teenage Riot and the ideal artist when it comes to radical, dark electronic sounds.<br /> Both movie and score are based on countless dualities such as day and night, group and individual, all of which Empire has put to leitmotifs. He took minimalistic approach similar to John Carpenter for "Escape from New York".<br /> "I like subordinating to the mood and pace of a movie. There was no other way to blend this dynamic music between extremely low passages and loud eruptions into noise with the film scenes. Of course, this means working fast, because as soon as editing the movie is finished, everything else must be done in a rush." Alec Empire. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine Immanu El with two concerts in Poland! http://alternation.eu/immanu-el-with-two-concerts-in-poland,id,5360,wydarzenia.html 2017-01-31T07:30:43Z <img src="/images/news/201701271301036090417_2085.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> <strong>Immanu El</strong> will play in Poznan, Pod Minogą club on 17.02 and in Warsaw, Hydrozagadka club on 18.02. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2017 AlterNation Music Magazine