AlterNation Music Magazine 2019-05-26T17:06:22Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ 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 Statiqbloom - Asphyxia http://alternation.eu/statiqbloom-asphyxia,id,5671,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-21T08:29:07Z <img src="/images/news/201904280804339375601_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Drawing from the grittiness of early Industrial and EBM, Statiqbloom (Fade Kainer/ Denman C. Anderson) combine hard beats and haunting electronics with disorienting vocals to create pulsing raw Post-Industrial.<br /> <br /> Their new album, 'Asphyxia', intricately weaves a dark, hallucinogenic path of intricate and grim electronics. Uncompromising, layered, and brilliant, a benchmark for the future of dark electronics. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Altergroup fashion show http://alternation.eu/altergroup-fashion-show,id,652,alterimagination.html 2019-05-19T14:32:09Z <img src="/images/galleries/altergroup_2019/0864_D4B_5544.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, MTP, 26-04-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Percival Schuttenbach http://alternation.eu/percival-schuttenbach,id,651,koncerty.html 2019-05-19T13:59:26Z <img src="/images/galleries/percival_2019/1169_D4A_5254.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań,&nbsp;MTP, 26-04-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Nero Bellum - NFRNº http://alternation.eu/nero-bellum-nfrnº,id,5666,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-17T08:07:19Z <img src="/images/news/201903311103138677886_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Nero Bellum is an Industrial-Metal act from Psyclon Nine. The band presents its eponymous solo project. Recorded live over two years, each piece in this collection an exploration of synthesis in the modular domain. Each piece was improvised, with no overdubs, and without the use of computers in the creative process. The result is ominous, heavily atmospheric, percussive, dark, experimental modular electronica.<br /> <br /> Bellum says of this project "We live in a time in which electronic music has become foolproof and "œperfect" with a level of mathematical/computational precision never seen before. To my ears this perfection has become stagnant to the point of sterility. With most music being entirely composed within a virtual environment I decided to embark on a journey to find physical instruments that would resonate with my desire to create an antithesis to the current state of electronic music. My goal was to find songs through experimentation while capturing every click and pop in the process. Every imperfection that would otherwise be edited out and discarded would be celebrated and pushed forward to the center of my canvas.<br /> <br /> Says Bellum of this project: "My journey would guide me into the world of modular synthesis. The concept of an instrument that could be customized &amp; reconfigured to my liking was very appealing. While many "œfixed-format" synthesizers offer presets that can promote repetition, modular synthesizers force the user to build an instrument from the ground up.<br /> Following in the footsteps of West Coast synthesis pioneers Morton Subotnik &amp; Suzanne Ciani I became enamored with the Buchla format &amp; philosophy. Using controlled uncertainty to invoke evolution. Exploring harmonic relationships as they apply to modulation to cultivate new timbres. Allowing the instrument to have a vote in an otherwise undemocratic symbiosis.<br /> <br /> "NFRNº" is the result of these experiments. While hundreds of hours of music have been recorded, these 11 songs were chosen to showcase the broad range of emotion that can be accessed. Each song is a reflection of a feeling in a fleeting moment." AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Coil - Swanyard http://alternation.eu/coil-swanyard,id,5676,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-14T08:16:35Z <img src="/images/news/201904280904569675845_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Nearly 150 minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings. All written and recorded between years 1993 to 1996. Selected and assembled by Danny Hyde [Electric Sewer Age, ex-Coil, ex-Psychic TV, ex-Black Light District] from the studio archives.<br /> <br /> Commissioned artwork by Steven Stapleton, from a recalled dream by Jhon Balance. All mastering by Martin Bowes (Attrition) in a Cage Studio. Double-CD Version in digipak, featuring the same 23 Tracks as on the&nbsp;Triple-Vinyl. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Black Lung - The Great Manipulator http://alternation.eu/black-lung-the-great-manipulator,id,5665,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-10T08:02:13Z <img src="/images/news/201903311103332352814_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> David Thrussell has been busy in his outback bunker.&nbsp;<br /> The controversial and provocative antipodean is ready to present to the world the brand new Black Lung album - "The Great Manipulator".<br /> A profound journey into sound - a cinematic&nbsp;symphony of subtle powernoise, haunting electro and hypnotic ambience - "The Great Manipulator" explores magic, control, power, stealth and philosophy.<br /> A sublime, timeless and otherworldly sound design inhabits every angular movement and informs most every sonic gesture.<br /> <br /> Though at home in the shadows, Black Lung is not without notable successes. Early Black Lung albums were club chart hits in France, Italy and other European territories, the most recent Black Lung album "Muzak From The Hive Mind" debuted at #1 in the European Alternative Charts and across 2018 Black Lung headlined major European festival dates.<br /> <br /> "The Great Manipulator" is a landmark album - an alliance of sound, intent and exploration, with extensive and scholarly original liner notes by&nbsp;Alexander Bovdunov that investigate the occult as contemporary agent of power and influence.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Coil - Porto http://alternation.eu/coil-porto,id,5677,aktualnosci.html 2019-05-03T08:20:05Z <img src="/images/news/201904280904307085923_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Porto" is the only authorized bootleg of a Coil live performance. Coil performed on 21 June 2003 at the Casa da Música Festival in Porto, Portugal. Present on stage that night were Peter Christopherson, Ossian Brown and Thighpaulsandra. Jhonn Balance was not part of the lineup, possibly due to his drug and alcohol addictions. Because of his absence the music on this recording is entirely instrumental. The show was also notable for being Ossian's last appearance with Coil. Royalties will be paid to the remaining artists involved in the concert. The CD was first released in September 2006 in a limited run of 600 copies, with 6 slightly different Cover designs, in special thin transparent plastic bag packagings. This re-release comes in regular Jewel Box and new design. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Poznań Tattoo Konwent http://alternation.eu/poznan-tattoo-konwent,id,650,konwenty.html 2019-04-22T11:10:31Z <img src="/images/galleries/ptk_2019/DSC_3329.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, MTP, 06-04-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Massive Ego - Church For The Malfunctioned http://alternation.eu/massive-ego-church-for-the-malfunctioned,id,5667,aktualnosci.html 2019-04-19T08:18:51Z <img src="/images/news/201903311103043792401_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Massive Ego return with their new album, "Church For The Malfunctioned" a much harder beast than what has gone before, built on beats the like of which we’ve not heard from this band. With songs challenging the very core of religious beliefs and questioning it’s role in todays society.<br /> <br /> Built on solid 80's electro pop foundations, "Church For The Malfunctioned" combines Industrial elements alongside gothic tones and euphoric highs. The result is harder, louder and more angry than ever before, whilst remaining barefaced catchy at the same time. "Where the first album was a tentative toe dipped into the dark scene, this album sees us plunging in head first and swimming" vocalist Marc Massive comments, "Because we wear black, smudged eyeliner and listen to dark bands we are often viewed as ‘malfunctioned’ or weird in the eyes of mainstream society, so why not join a new church, a new religion, that want’s to celebrate this lifestyle rather than preying to fake Gods". AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Agent Side Grinder - A/X http://alternation.eu/agent-side-grinder-a-x,id,5669,aktualnosci.html 2019-04-15T08:32:11Z <img src="/images/news/201903311103517688962_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Finally it's here. The long awaited follow-up to the award winning album "Alkimia" and the first to feature the new vocalist Emanuel Åström. From "A/X" we have been treated with two singles: "Doppelgänger" and "Stripdown". The latter quickly became an underground hit and has been frequently played on Swedish National Radio this winter. It was named "song of the year" in Release Magazine, Synth.nu, Synthguiden and Elektroskull to name a few. Well-known music journalist Fredrik Strage praised the song on TV4, National morning TV.<br /> <br /> The singles introduced a more electronic and danceable sound, but all the elements that have made ASG a genre standout are intact on "A/X": Metallic beats, infectious baselines, sweeping synth melodies and extremely strong tracks.<br /> "A/X" holds 9 tracks produced by Jon Bordon and contains guest appearances by Gustav Bendt (Club Killers) and the Danish-Canadian coldwave singer Sally Dige. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Covenant - Fieldwoks Exkursion http://alternation.eu/covenant-fieldwoks-exkursion,id,5664,aktualnosci.html 2019-04-12T08:56:29Z <img src="/images/news/201903311003553435454_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Originally released as a limited tour item, Covenant presents this EP as a prelude to its forthcoming album "Fieldworks". Always the aural explorers, this first "excursion" is full of deceptive signals, misleading noises, and cryptic lyrics.<br /> Each track spearheaded by a different member of Covenant,"Fieldworks Excursion" is a work of art that finds the signal through the noise in a too-loud world.<br /> This version is limited to 500 copies. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Grendel - Inhumane Amusement at the End Of Ages http://alternation.eu/grendel-inhumane-amusement-at-the-end-of-ages,id,5663,aktualnosci.html 2019-04-05T08:46:45Z <img src="/images/news/201903311003438243918_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> This limited 2CD package brings together Grendel's breakthrough masterpiece "Inhumane Amusement" and the classic "End Of Ages EP," now newly remastered.<br /> These beloved works have been dance floor staples since their original release.<br /> 22 classic powerhouse industrial tracks, including remixes from Arzt+Pfusch, Lights of Euphoria, Feindflug and God Module. A must have for all fans of dark electro! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Stahlmann - Kinder Der Sehnsucht http://alternation.eu/stahlmann-kinder-der-sehnsucht,id,5662,aktualnosci.html 2019-03-18T08:09:43Z <img src="/images/news/201902171002198198076_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Stahlmann comes back with their new album release "Kinder Der Sehnsucht". Crossing traditional genres, the band mix stoic guitars, chilling electro, punk rock and brutal German lyrics. 11 brand new tracks show full spectrum of Stahlmann's music. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Muet - Muet http://alternation.eu/muet-muet,id,5654,aktualnosci.html 2019-03-15T08:38:09Z <img src="/images/news/201902170802126751824_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Muet is the sound of American noir. Sonically defiant art rock sung under the shadow of a long brim hat. Deliberate dissonance and heartbreaking melody are stitched together beneath sodium light with tales of the tragic, the romantic, and the bizarre. The band features Steven Seibold, Daniel Evans and Vince Mcaley, who have all enjoyed moderate success in various post-industrial and punk bands. Based out of Chicago, the trio is set to release their debut eponymous full-length album now. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Near Earth Orbit - Artificial Intelligence http://alternation.eu/near-earth-orbit-artificial-intelligence,id,5659,aktualnosci.html 2019-03-08T08:20:23Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902262311676_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The year is 2031 and humanoid robots, powered by Artificial Intelligence, are part of everyday life. In as little as a decade, AI could matched and even surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine. Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Frozen Plasma - Pakt http://alternation.eu/frozen-plasma-pakt,id,5661,aktualnosci.html 2019-03-04T08:52:06Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902568616671_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Rarely has a publication in the run already hit such waves. We live in times of "America First" slogans, of "first me, then all others" idealists. We believe that a sense of community can exist only in our own customized, hermetically secure microcosm. In this microcosm it may feel safe, but also very lonely, in the middle of an infinite universe. What has always made us humans, was the curiosity. The desire for discovery. The dreaming of the improbable. Those who are afraid of dreaming, nothing new, no adventures are lost. It was from these thoughts that the idea for "Pact" with the cheesy-sweet, yet apt motto came into being: "together we are one" In cooperation with Infacted Recordings, Vasi Vallis has requested several artist friends, whether they would participate in this first joint project. For a Frozen Plasma song chosen by the musicians themselves, they do not act as remixers for once, but lend the original their characteristic voice. 10 songs, 10 artists, one scene. Community. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Apoptygma Berzerk - SDGXXV http://alternation.eu/apoptygma-berzerk-sdgxxv,id,5658,aktualnosci.html 2019-03-01T08:14:11Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902104869044_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Hot on the heels of the "Soli Deo Gloria" 25th Anniversary Reissue Edition, comes a completely reworked album with all "SDG" songs in brand new versions by special guest artists/mixers on every track! As a part of the 25th Anniversary of their debut, APOP decided to celebrate in style! Requests to join the party were sent out to old heroes, bands that inspired APOP in their development, friends, colleagues, and new cutting edge acts whom they admire.<br /> <br /> 18 artists in total were asked to produce fresh, surprising and different versions, and to add their personal treatment to these already classic tracks.The end result is nothing but stunning! All of it delicately sewn together in a beautiful package of classic EBM/Electro/Techno/Industrial paying homage to this classic album, and at the same time paying respect to the classic acts that inspired it! –For sure, this album will become a classic electronic album just like its predecessor!<br /> <br /> Re-imagining 'Soli Deo Gloria' was not an easy task. Groth &amp; Co. looked for artists who would not simply provide remixes, but, rather, re-conceived versions that are not only spectacular in their own right, but also go down to the roots of what made the original Apop record so special. The band looked to old friends such as Cronos Titan, but also commissioned music from a new breed of artists who are changing the landscape today. The EBM of Ancient Methods finds a home on 'SDGXXV', for example. The entire collection is as eclectic as it is creative, and as timely as it is classic.This collaborative effort not only does justice to the original album concept, it also breathes new life into a true masterpiece. Looking at this spectacular list of guest-artists, it's hard to imagine a setting where so many classic electronic acts joined forces and appear on one album together! UK legends like Clock DVA, Portion Control and Naked Lunch stand shoulder to shoulder with more modern EBM/Techno presented by Ancient Methods, Codex Empire and Prurient feat. Maniac (of Mayhem!), while industrial veterans Blackhouse, Mortiis and Cronos Titan challenge the audience with their teethgrinding versions. At the same time we have minimal-wave acts like Bal Paré, Beranek and Monster Apparat stripping things entirely down, and the German king of EBM, The Invincible Spirit, presenting classic EBM with a punch together with Scandinavian Substaat and Atropine. All of it wrapped in a blanket of Berlin-school and Tangerine Dream inspire dream-electronics from Steven R. Sellic and Norwegian Ambient master Erik Wøllo. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine ASP - Zaubererbruder Live & Extended http://alternation.eu/asp-zaubererbruder-live-extended,id,5660,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-25T08:46:36Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902567011484_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The recording of the record tour 'Zaubererbruder live &amp; extended' is now released as a live CD - the entire two and a half hours, during which concertgoers were able to join the band in revelling in their interpretations of the Krabat legend. Also included are the breathtaking new pieces 'Osternacht', 'Geh und heb dein Grab aus, mein Freund', 'Der Letzte (Krabat-Reprise)' and the reading 'Das andere Ende'.<br /> The full power of the rock band, plus the three guest musicians, was mixed with a great feel for the story by star producer Vincent Sorg. Not only does the listener experience the pleasure of the concert, but also finds him or herself right in the middle of the gripping story that congenial compere Asp Spreng guides them through.<br /> <br /> For the cover artwork, the band were able to recruit the original illustrator for the Krabat song cycle, meaning that Meran Karanitant's images round off this complete work of art. Even after more than ten years, nobody will still be able to escape being cast under the spell of Krabat and his sorcerer brothers. Now it's time to experience the complete story. Again and again. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Jean-Marc Lederman Experience - 13 Ghost Stories http://alternation.eu/jean-marc-lederman-experience-13-ghost-stories,id,5655,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-22T08:48:10Z <img src="/images/news/201902170802478934618_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "You can come back to earth for ONE day, as a ghost. What do you do?"<br /> It was this simple premise which Jean-Marc Lederman (Ghost &amp; Writer, The Weathermen, Fad Gadget) gave to a number of vocalists he always wanted to collaborate with. The feedback was overwhelming because the vast majority of the singers Lederman wrote to were inspired and fascinated by the concept of "13 Ghost Stories". Consequently, the artists worked on lyrics to answer Lederman's question, which he then combined with the appropriate music from his musical universe. The answers were as different as the vocalists who participated in "13 Ghost Stories": From Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera, Spectra*paris) to Mark Hockings (MESH), RASC (Rotersand), Darrin Huss (Psyche) or JP Aston (Jene Loves Jezebel), the singers' feedback ranged from a total of ten different countries from the USA to the UK, France, Belgium and Australia. 13 songs sung by 13 ghosts resulted in: 13 Ghost Stories. The music is as diverse as the singers' background and origin: The compositions range from light and friendly relaxed synthpop, over melancholic dark ballads to disturbing experimental soundscapes bearing automated 'ghost messages'.<br /> In addition to the musical performances, Julianne Reagan (All About Eve), Rodney Orpheus (Cassandra Complex) and comic writer Christina Z. (Whitchblade comics et alia) contributed short stories to Lederman’s concept. These appear in the limited edition of "13 Ghost Stories", a 36-page hardcover artbook limited to only 300 copies, also featuring haunting ghost shots by graphic artist Erica Hinyot, inspired by the famous photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch. A bonus CD of the artbook contains 7 more songs ("7 Emanations").<br /> Jean-Marc Lederman was not only JimmyJoe-Snark III of the Belgian EBM cult formation "The Weathermen", he also played live keyboards for various cult projects like Fad Gadget, or had published projects with Prof. Frank Spinath or Jean-Luc De Meyer (Ghost &amp; Writer, Lederman/DeMeyer). With "13 Ghost Stories" he now presents his perhaps artistically most exciting project. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine