AlterNation Music Magazine 2019-03-24T14:08:21Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ 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 Rotersand - Hey You http://alternation.eu/rotersand-hey-you,id,5657,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-20T09:07:02Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902129881611_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> It‘s been more than two years since <strong>Rotersand</strong> delivered their ground-breaking and visionary work "Capitalism TM".<br /> <strong>Rotersand</strong> are not yet able to let go of these dense, dystopic and yet all too real issues. Instead, Germany's most intelligent Electro act wants to elaborate on their strain of thoughts to articulate their worries and fears even more precisely. They return to the centre of "Capitalism TM" – only to rigorously rethink and reinvent this epic body of work.<br /> <br /> Rotersand have always been a diametric antithesis to todays' empty club music – ever critical, intelligent and closer to philosophy than to working off all those scene related clichés. That's exactly what makes the sister release to "Capitalism TM", "Hey You" so strong. So furious. Along-side an armada of close colleagues Rotersand rework that hybrid of an Electro colossus with fierce dedication and a clear vision. High quality face lifting, that is what they have done to their songs. Their own reworked versions of "Hey You" or "Not Alone" boldly defragment the tracks only to reassemble them again with cunning, precision and zeal. This is so much more than a remix. It's a completely new perspective on some of the most sublime moments in recent Electro history.<br /> <br /> What's making this remix album even more special is the somnambulistic certainty with which all the other acts and artists interlace the original aura of this seminal record into their versions. Melodies between desperate hope, cynical realism and a profound melancholy, choruses to kill for and an entire arsenal of potential club bangers dominate the original body of work as well as this revamped album, underlying more that anything what stellar level the songwriting qualities of Krischan Wesenberg and Rascal Hueppe have reached by now. Acts explore the periphery of the electronic world and add to this dense, holistic sound universe their own attitude and fingerprint. Electronic music, yet made by humans. Artificial worlds, yet brimming with life. This is also what sets "Hey You" apart, thus for now closing the "Capitalism TM" cycle. Its melodies, arrangements and messages, however, will continue to spread through the ether. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Young Gods - Data Mirage Tangram http://alternation.eu/young-gods-data-mirage-tangram,id,5656,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-19T08:59:42Z <img src="/images/news/201902170902547959356_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "Sleep my angel, my child, see how the city spreads." Under Franz Treichler's wings, huge, breathtaking panoramas unfurl like beautiful dreamscapes on the edge of sleep. A weightless dream that is both comforting and blackened with darkness. A return to known land, whose topography has been modified by time and age. Three human beings in the matrix of 'Data Mirage Tangram', the new Young Gods album.<br /> <br /> Eight years without a studio album. The gods may have eternity on their side, it was about time they followed up on 'Everybody Knows' and addressed the period of artistic confusion – in Treichler's own words – that followed Al Comet's departure and his replacement with the original god, Cesare Pizzi. The subsequent tour which focused on the Swiss band's first two albums, could have ended in a deadlock. Instead, it brought a breath of fresh air to the trio, revitalised by this return to their roots. Rock and electro avant-gardists are not known for their backward-looking attitude. Still, thirty years of uninterrupted activity, celebrated with the publication of an 800-page book in 2017, could only strengthen the gods'will to write a new chapter to their already impressive history.<br /> <br /> 'Data Mirage Tangram' was born in a basement amidst people. Franz Treichler (lyrics, guitar, electronics), Cesare Pizzi (sampling, electronics) and Bernard Trontin (drums, percussion) accepted Cully Jazz's invitation to set up on the stage of the THBBC wine cellar for an open laboratory for theduration of the festival. "That's when the songs appeared", says Treichler. "We didn't know where we were going. Bernard brought an oldsampler on top of his drums, Cesare, a laptop, me, a guitar, a bass, a laptop… anything I had on hand. The audience came and went. We didn't feel obliged to present a finished product. It was really stimulating."<br /> <br /> At the end of the residence, the seven tracks of the album existed in body and mind. The curves still needed to be shaped, the textures refined, and the lengths cut up. The band incorporated the songs into their live repertoire, fine-tuning them for three years into their final structure, captured in Franz Treichler's studios and mixed on the console of English record producer Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Editors, Foals).<br /> <br /> "For thefirst time ever, this record is the result of entirely collective work", says the delighted Geneva pioneer. The result is to be savoured as a major album by The Young Gods and an addition to their multiple experiences as well as their shared DNA. Eachtrack exists for itself while creating a coherent ensemble, a united journey in seven unique steps.<br /> <br /> "The tangram in the title refers to Japanese puzzles consisting of seven pieces that can form a square or various silhouettes of animals and characters", says the singer. In this digital world, which the gods explore like visionaries, the music breathes and breaks free, undulating on the string of a guitar that once again takes centre stage. Entre en matière whispers a haunting mantra and Tear Up The Red Sky orchestrates a cosmic bombardment of divine fury. Figure sans nom returns to the band's acid groove and Doors influence, while Moon Above ploughs a fallow field, bruising it with unidentified sound objects. The 11 spellbinding minutes of All My Skin Standing let you come back to your senses before a final explosion of white noise and saturated guitars. You Gave Me A Name offers a breath of fresh air, like a welcoming bubble. Finally, Everythem closes everyone's eyelids, softly and silently.How would you sum up the Young Gods' history? "A long road", says Franz Treichler. A road that unfurls and stretches out to the horizon and its mirages. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine FTR - Manners http://alternation.eu/ftr-manners,id,5653,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-17T08:32:22Z <img src="/images/news/201902170802485369959_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Hailing from Paris, France, FTR is an intense act. Relentless, driving bass, fuzzed out guitar, and rumbling percussion masterfully interplay, delivering hypnotic, dark, goth-tinged, psychedelia infused, shoegazing feedback laden post punk. The new album, 'Manners', slides easily from cacophonous noise rock to raw, cold pulsing rhythms to driving dark anthems and back with effortless grace. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Paul Kalkbrenner http://alternation.eu/paul-kalkbrenner,id,649,koncerty.html 2019-02-15T11:08:18Z <img src="/images/galleries/pk_a2_2019/IMG_6503.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wrocław,&nbsp;CK A2, 30-01-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Scream Inc http://alternation.eu/scream-inc,id,648,koncerty.html 2019-02-13T13:20:12Z <img src="/images/galleries/screaminc_2019/IMG_7356-2.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Wrocław,&nbsp;CK A@, 01-02-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Third side of the Moon - flights schedule of 2019 http://alternation.eu/third-side-of-the-moon-flights-schedule-of-2019,id,5651,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-01T21:27:00Z <img src="/images/news/201902012102299347328_2519.png" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Third side of the Moon - flights schedule of 2019<br /> Polish Radio, Third Programe, FM and Broadcast<br /> https://www.facebook.com/trojka.TSK/ AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Rotting Christ - The Ritual http://alternation.eu/rotting-christ-the-ritual,id,5650,aktualnosci.html 2019-02-01T08:39:22Z <img src="/images/news/201812081012143943622_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Rotting Christ have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song on 'The Heretics' represents its own sonic universe. This new album marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil. Metal at its best! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine ​Coma Alliance Tour 2019 http://alternation.eu/​coma-alliance-tour-2019,id,1541,relacje.html 2019-01-29T15:16:20Z <img src="/images/reviews/201901291501087848914_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Sometimes – especially when I overdose reading press - I wonder if there's still any raison d'être for live shows. Currently people are attacked by attractions everywhere they turn – any gadget, socia(...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Coma Alliance + In Strict Confidence http://alternation.eu/coma-alliance-in-strict-confidence,id,647,koncerty.html 2019-01-28T12:35:09Z <img src="/images/galleries/cat_2019/IMG_6150.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Germany, Dresden,&nbsp;Reithale Strasse E,&nbsp;​26-01-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Front Line Assembly - Wake Up The Coma http://alternation.eu/front-line-assembly-wake-up-the-coma,id,5645,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-25T08:27:56Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912096602771_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Electro-Industrial act Front Line Assembly has always pushed the boundaries of the genre it helped define.<br /> This is still true on "Wake Up The Coma". A fearless leading force, Front Line Assembly provides surprising new elements, such as a cover of Falco's Amadeus (feat. Jimmy Urine), and contributions from Robert Görl (DAF), Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost), and Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Cocksure). AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Acretongue - Ghost Nocturne http://alternation.eu/acretongue-ghost-nocturne,id,5647,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-18T08:44:14Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912205746901_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> It has taken Nico J. seven years to find the sound and the shape of a successor for his brilliant debut album "Strange Cargo", released in 2011. Now the long awaited "Ghost Nocturne" will see the light of day, and the record matches the high expectations with ease. "Hypnotic" is the first word that comes to mind, when you intend to describe the music's reach and effect, but "Ghost Nocturne" branches out from there into different territory. Slowly, steadily, carefully Nico J expands his musical horizon.<br /> <br /> A dreamlike, hypnotic state always seems to be the entry point of Acretongue's musical effects, but "Ghost Nocturne" is more diverse than its predecessor. Not only in terms of the vocals, which come across more varied, but also in the different ways in which it sets up its rhythmic structure and pace. The compositions surround its listeners like dreams, sometimes weird, sometimes upbeat, sometimes in slow pace, but always with surreal yet careful electronic precision and warmth. An electronic music Nocturne.<br /> <br /> "I tend to get more done at night than during the day. I also don't sleep too well, so most of this album was conceived either late at night or during the early hours of the morning. Working with all this silence around, I often felt as if I'm a ghost just drifting through a desert in the middle of the night - the only one around for miles - quiet, peaceful, dark. That's where the idea for the album concept and title came from. The term Nocturne usually refers to a musical composition that is inspired by, or that evokes images of the night. The name was first applied to musical pieces in the 18th century, when it indicated an ensemble piece in several movements, normally played for an evening party and then laid aside.<br /> <br /> Strange things can also creep up due to the lack of sleep and as a result some of the tracks are very introspective - you tend to contemplate quite a few things with only the silence. Other tracks are more conceptual, but all are somehow connected to the main concept, whether it is through lyrics or specific sounds, all have an element of night in them." Nico J. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Dawn Of Ashes - The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam) http://alternation.eu/dawn-of-ashes-the-crypt-injection-ii-(non-serviam),id,5643,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-11T08:17:34Z <img src="/images/news/201812080912207905715_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Dawn Of Ashes returns with "The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam)". Dawn of Ashes has returned to the band's roots of the Industrial and Dark-Electro sound. After many years, Dawn Of Ashes has decided to return to the old sound while being in the new.<br /> The Crypt Injection II returns to the old sound of the first Crypt Injection with a hybrid sound of Industrial Metal. Dawn Of Ashes awakens the fire within the downfall of our society and shows the darkness that opens the true meaning of Rebellion.<br /> &nbsp; AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Oomph! - Ritual http://alternation.eu/oomph-ritual,id,5649,aktualnosci.html 2019-01-07T08:30:45Z <img src="/images/news/201812081012269174720_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Reinvention and continuity – <strong>Oomph!</strong> have been synonymous with self-renewal, pioneer spirit and carefree creativity for almost three decades. The Germans have been raised on EBM, rock and new wave, accidentally started a new subgenre in the 90's (the so-called Neue Deutsche Härte that influenced Rammstein and many more) and were crossover when crossover wasn`t even born.<br /> Many years later legions of fans with varied musical backgrounds are hooked and the band is no stranger to the highest chart positions – Dero, Flux and Crap were awarded their first gold record for Wahrheit oder Pflicht in 2004.<br /> <br /> The trio is now ready to release its thirteenth longplayer "Ritual" that is poised to catch the listener offguard, "Our most aggressive, heaviest and darkest album in a while", singer Dero states truthfully. The fuming and pounding triumvirate ‘Tausend Mann und ein Befehl‘, ‘Achtung! Achtung!‘ and ‘Kein Liebeslied‘ delivers the goods in stomping old school fashion, but after a breathless start it`s time for the über-catchy ‘Europa‘ (feat. Chris Harms / Lord Of The Lost) and the dancefloor monster ‘Im Namen des Vaters‘. Batshit insane electro tune ‘TRRR – FCKN – HTLR‘ curiously marks the only tongue-in-cheek entry on the otherwise rather stern Ritual that tackles politics, war and abuse. Eloquent, controversial, erratic and inescapable - Oomph! came up with a stunning and mature masterpiece that makes peace with the band`s past and sets new impulses. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine