AlterNation Music Magazine 2019-09-23T15:16:18Z Dobermann admin@alternation.pl http://alternation.eu/ http://alternation.eu/ Mechanical Cabaret - Disarmingly Charming http://alternation.eu/mechanical-cabaret-disarmingly-charming,id,5706,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-23T08:15:54Z <img src="/images/news/201909150809423878780_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> 'Disarmingly Charming' contains music, sounds, songs and words written, materialised and otherwise channelled by Roi Robertson, who's been releasing electro/ techno/ industrial influenced music under the name Mechanical Cabaret since 1999.<br /> After 2016's decidedly darker, more experimental ‘Ortonesque' album released on Chicago based WTII Records, this new album is classic Mechanical Cabaret, in something of a return to the more bouncy and kinetic post-industrial techno-pop style of their earlier releases, with plenty of insightful, sardonic lyrics delivered in Roi's inimitable deadpan voice, with an ever present hint of black humour.With the release of ‘ Disarmingly Charming ', they've now released 8 albums, as well as many singles/EPs to date.<br /> <br /> Autumn 2019 sees the band take to the road around the UK to promote their new album, with the fantastic Sheep On Drugs on a very special double headline techno-industrial-rave-punk tour from these two long-standing purveyors of onstage disarray and mischief. The album was played, performed, programmed, sampled &amp; recorded by Roi at The Parlour in Highgate, London, and also by keyboard player Stephen James Bellamy at Twyford Road studio in Harrow, between the years 2017 and 2019. It was engineered, mixed, and produced by both Roi and Stephen. Mastered for vinyl by Martin Bowes at The Cage. The artwork, layout and graphic design was created by long-time Mechanical Cabaret visual collaborator, the artist Adam Cavill. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Hexadiode - Metaxy http://alternation.eu/hexadiode-metaxy,id,5705,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-18T08:09:05Z <img src="/images/news/201909150809511329445_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Formed in 2014 and hailing from the bleak, industrial, abandoned factory city of Dayton Ohio in the Midwest of The USA, Hexadiode delivers a creative burst of energy amongst the drab landscape from which they were born. A hardware only Electro-Industrial dance act that dabbles in Art Damage experimental tendencies, Hexadiode are committed to producing an old school EBM dynamic with a forward thinking, 21st century approach.<br /> <br /> Members Tim Krug and Jonas Miseh create tracks that are melodically infectious and rich in hooks, while still staying true to the artistic and experimental edges that keep the genre of dark electronica moving forward. Hexadiode is influenced by acts such as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy and NIN, as well as enigmatic, cross genre electronic acts such as Liars, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine KMFDM - Paradise http://alternation.eu/kmfdm-paradise,id,5704,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-16T08:13:53Z <img src="/images/news/201909010909568146141_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> With 2019 marking 35 years of conceptual continuity, KMFDM is showing no signs of slowing down or mellowing out – on the contrary, the Ultra Heavy Beat is as fired up and as energized as ever with the release of the band’s 21st album, 'Paradise'!<br /> <br /> Long revered for their innovative blend of virtually all forms of music into a monolithic juggernaut of industrial/rock, topped off with scathing and confrontational lyrics that challenge the social and political zeitgeist, KMFDM is at the top of their game as this latest album hosts some of the band’s most diverse material. From the abrasive hip-hop stylings of "K-M-F," to the dark alt. rock ambience of "Oh My Goth," the dub-meets-electro/metal assault of 'Paradise' and "No God," and the mechanized industrial/dance energy of "Automaton," "Disturb the Peace," and "Megalo" (a new rendition of the band’s classic "Megalomaniac") – KMFDM leaves no stone unturned as the album calls for revolution against a world overrun by fascism, authoritarianism, and violence.<br /> <br /> Helmed by founder and frontman Sascha "Käpt'n K" Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, delivering their searing and brutal vocal performances like liquid daggers, and backed by the percussive fury of Andy Selway, KMFDM is joined by Black Sugar Transmission’s Andee Blacksugar lending his angular guitars to give the seething bite of 'Paradise' just that extra shot of venom. Of course, what would a KMFDM album be without a few guest performances? For 'Paradise' hosts some of the most impressive in the band’s history. Doug Wimbish (Tackhead, Living Colour) returns for another round to lend his electrified funk bass skills to "Piggy." Longtime alumni Cheryl Wilson brings her soul mama vocals to the disco-infused "WDYWB," while rapper Andrew "Ocelot" Lindsley delivering an all-out verbal assault on "K-M-F." But if that weren’t enough, fans will undoubtedly be overjoyed as "Binge Boil &amp; Blow" finds the Lord of Lard himself, Raymond "PIG" Watts returning to the KMFDM fold for the first time in 16 years!<br /> <br /> Fascism is in fashion again, and the planet is a paradise for assholes… and KMFDM will have none of it! KMFDM’s message is as relevant as ever, and 'Paradise' may be the band’s most powerful outing yet, demanding that you live with no regret, don’t look back, find your destiny, destroy what destroys you, and rip the system! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - Let's Play http://alternation.eu/ordo-rosarius-equilibrio-lets-play,id,5700,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-09T08:32:28Z <img src="/images/news/201908180808558717876_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Seven years ago, Tomas Petterson started to write the masterpiece of Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. Now it is finally finished: An album that crushes the borders of Neofolk with overwhelming musical sense and deep, poetic words.<br /> "Let‘s Play" is more than the next album of this exceptional band, it is the rise for the stars and a sound-built manifest of art.<br /> <br /> The long composing time reflects the supernal standard of composer Tomas: "I see "Let’s Play" as the final version of Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. It‘s my cruel mistress. It’s my white whale. And finally, 7 years after its genesis, with numerous interferences and surprises in between, it is ultimately finished." And where "Songs 4 Hate &amp; Devotion" and "Vision:Libertine" stopped is where "Let‘s Play" actually starts: Between darkness and a sinister taste, between sex and death, the songs are more playful and free yet more serious and focussed than ever. The band calls their music Apocalyptic Pop, and World Downfall never tasted so sweet.<br /> <br /> "Let‘s Play" comes as single digipak CD and as a strictly limited deluxe boxset in 404 copies made of noble wood including Double-LP in purple and silver with the "4Play" EP as bonus, the digipak CD version and finally a very special electric toy alongside a pair of wicked seamed stocking for general excitement." AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Agonoize - Blutgruppe Jesus/Schmerzpervers 2.0 http://alternation.eu/agonoize-blutgruppe-jesus-schmerzpervers-2.0,id,5697,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-06T08:02:01Z <img src="/images/news/201907231007022567341_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> After almost five years, without any release, the Godfathers and founders of "Hellektro", <strong>Agonoize</strong> finally return with a brand new EP full of harsh and dark tunes combined with hard words that proclaim a clear attitude.<br /> <br /> Too long it has been quiet about Agonoize, even if they never disappeared completely, because live on stage they have never been gone. With a new record label, that strengthens their back, the band around mastermind Chris L. has grown to new strength and power to return with a big bang.With their new EP "Blutgruppe Jesus (-) / Schmerzpervers 2.0" they deliver two smashing dance floor bombs, in extended versions, that will make the scene tremble again. These two tracks, taken from the upcoming album, once again show that Agonoize has not lost their instinct for strong club hits nor they started to shut their mouth in any way!<br /> The EP also contains one exclusive track, only available on this release, and two killer-remixes by Funker Vogt and Centhron.With Gerrit Thomas (Funker Vogt) responsible for the mastering you can be sure, this release is mandatory for all clubs around the world and this limited EP in beautiful Digifile is a must have for all the Agonoizers around the world! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine XIV Prague Gothic Treffen http://alternation.eu/xiv-prague-gothic-treffen,id,658,festiwale.html 2019-09-02T13:46:05Z <img src="/images/galleries/prague_gothic_treffen_2019/IMG_1572.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Czech Republic, Prague,&nbsp;Prostor Země, 23/24-08-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Grendel - Ascending The Abyss http://alternation.eu/grendel-ascending-the-abyss,id,5699,aktualnosci.html 2019-09-02T08:24:33Z <img src="/images/news/201908180808518802055_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Grendel returns with "Ascending The Abyss", the next stage in its musical evolution.<br /> Having eschewed the shackles of traditional harsh EBM of his past, 'Ascending The Abyss' is an adept balance of the act's roots and future. Overtly personal lyrics and vocals grandiose production, dance electronics, driving guitar and orchestral sounds intermix masterfully to create a release both intimate and vast. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine XIV Prague Gothic Treffen http://alternation.eu/xiv-prague-gothic-treffen,id,1545,artykuly.html 2019-08-29T21:46:57Z <img src="/images/reviews/201908301308092363169_54.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> On August 23-24, the 14th edition of Prague Gothic Treffen took place. The line-up was very interesting, so the audience was pretty huge and there was a (...) AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Empirion - Resume http://alternation.eu/empirion-resume,id,5696,aktualnosci.html 2019-08-19T07:54:29Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907514413469_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> There are not a lot of electronic dance albums eagerly expected by their fanbase 23 years (!) after the release of its originators' only album, but "Resume" is one of them. This may well be due to the fact that with their 1996 debut "Advanced Technology", Empirion managed to gain respect in the electronic dance and EBM/industrial scenes alike - a rare achievement, to be sure.<br /> <br /> Another reason might be the timeless masterpiece that is the remix of The Prodigy's hit single 'Firestarter', which is still capable of filling dancefloors even two decades after its release … or it is because Austin Morsley got some impressive mainland Europe credibility with his project Kloq in the meantime?<br /> <br /> Whatever might be the case: The high regard in which the crowd still holds the Essex duo - consisting of Austin "Oz" Morsley and Jamie Smart - is remarkable. Correspondingly, "Resume" harks back to Empirion's legacy as much as it addresses the very topical struggle between man and technology ('I Am Electronic') and our universal angst ('Hate the Hate'). Therefore, the band appears to be even more relevant than it was back in the 90s.<br /> <br /> "Resume" turns out to be a smasher of an album - a stylish hybrid between dance and industrial, retro and modern at the same time, influenced by bands such as Future Sound Of London, Nitzer Ebb and - of course - The Prodigy while still maintaining Empirion's individuality. after almost 25 years since their foundation, the two-piece keep pushing the boundaries of electronic music; they 'Tear Down These Walls' in the true sense of the word and the Spirit of 1996… and with the sound 2019! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Iris - Six http://alternation.eu/iris-six,id,5695,aktualnosci.html 2019-08-16T08:18:50Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907384119775_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> "And then, suddenly, the satellite came to life. Incoming transmission."<br /> <br /> After a long hiatus on social media channels, the <strong>Iris</strong>-satellite unexpectedly reports back to their homebase, including a 50 second snippet of "Third Strike" - the opening track of their new album "Six" - and the message above. The notion of a remote satellite suddenly starting to broadcast again, from somewhere in outer space, is a metaphor that works well on two fronts: the long media absence of the band, and the core concept of Iris as a project which is "far out" from the normal synthpop genre. Iris stand out from the herd of their genre competitors not just in terms of quality, but also style and mission.<br /> <br /> On their 6th full-length album, the North American duo consisting of Reagan jones (vocals), and Andrew Sega (keyboards, production) prove once more that they are able to slowly evolve, yet still rely on their natural strengths - without repeating themselves or boring their audiences. This starts with the amazing vocals of Reagan Jones, that always impress with their natural, yet almost ethereal, ability to convey all the emotion embedded within Iris' music. His talents works on both worlds, on record and live - a satellite broadcasting a delicate message from far away.<br /> <br /> It is this kind of quality that almost makes Iris the "shoegazers" of the synthpop community. The second quality is within their production and songwriting skills. While other synthpop projects die to write that one hit and make it as danceable and catchy as possible, Iris writes songs that seem to come with qualities naturally built within. The authentic feel and honesty of their compositions immediately contradicts any impression of shallowness. Rather, Iris have an alternative-like quality to them, that always makes you wonder why these songs are so incredibly immersive.<br /> <br /> This, then, is perhaps the biggest quality of "Six" -- The immersion within a warm, coherent cosmos of outstanding electronic music. Somewhere, out there in space, there is warmth.<br /> Iris' album "Six" releases on Aug 23rd 2019 in the following editions: regular CD, 12" limited vinyl, as well as a rare 36 Page hardcover artbook with 7-Track bonus disc, including unreleased songs and remixes by Mesh, Neuroticfish and Solar Fake. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Soulfly http://alternation.eu/soulfly,id,657,koncerty.html 2019-08-12T14:25:56Z <img src="/images/galleries/soulfly2019/IMG_0289.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland,&nbsp;​Wrocław, Stary Klasztor, 30-07-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine The Legendary Pink Dots - Angel in The Detail http://alternation.eu/the-legendary-pink-dots-angel-in-the-detail,id,5692,aktualnosci.html 2019-08-09T08:27:55Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907155011855_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The Legendary Pink Dots is an experimental rock band that since 1980 has thrived far outside the mainstream.<br /> Having released more than 40 albums, 'Angel in The Detail' may stand as the bands finest work.<br /> Two years in the making, it is an enthralling, captivating release where distinctive vocals and lyrical imagery float over textural ambience, hypnotic guitar, synth washes and spellbinding bass pulses. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Lord Of The Lost - Till Death Us Do Part - Best Of http://alternation.eu/lord-of-the-lost-till-death-us-do-part-best-of,id,5693,aktualnosci.html 2019-08-05T08:36:09Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907464313621_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> There are bands that put their mark on time, that are more than a few buddies with instruments. They succeed to create a total work of art that survives our fast-living consume madness and leave something of value. Doubtlessly Lord Of The Lost are one of those bands – too deep are the traces that their music left on the hearts of the listener.<br /> <br /> Hamburg has always been a special place for international music. Bands such as The Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix and Black Sabbath entered the stage of the Star Club to gain stardom, and the sea breeze brought sounds from all over the world to the harbor city. An inspiring ambience for a guy from St. Pauli like Chris Harms, who found Lord Of The Lost.<br /> <br /> With a dark and catchy mélange of Rock, Metal and Elektronics hit about hit was written, hard and heavy yet danceable. 2009 the project evolved to a band, and ten years later it is time to take a look back. "Till Death Us Do Part" is a compilation of the most popular Lord-Of-The-Lost-Hits and unifies creations of 10 years of band history, available on CD and 2-LP. The 2-CD version additionally contains a CD with rarities and B-sides incl. guest features of Der Schulz (Unzucht) and Erk Aicrag (Hocico). And for the treasure hunter there is the on 1.000 units strictly limited Digibox version with a Remix CD and a collocation of demo versions, some of them more than 20 years old and written and recorded long before the band was found.<br /> <br /> "Those recordings show unadorned and naked early versions of well-known Lord Of The Lost-Songs that I recorded as a teenager in adverse conditions and with adverse equipment", Chris Harms comments. "I have thought long and carefully if I should abandon that, but in the end I decided positively because I would extremely appreciate and respect as a fan of the bands I love if they would do it." AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Numb - Mortal Geometry http://alternation.eu/numb-mortal-geometry,id,5691,aktualnosci.html 2019-08-02T08:25:02Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907076971651_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> One of the most talented acts in the burgeoning electro-industrial wave of the late 80's and 90's, Numb returns with the new album 'Mortal Geometry'.<br /> Numb's Don Gordon has long been known for his singular talent in arrangement and sound design.<br /> 'Mortal Geometry' has this on full display, with trance elements, ambient interludes, and seething dark EBM.<br /> A masterful blend of atmospherics, electronics and angst. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine The Ritualists - Painted People http://alternation.eu/the-ritualists-painted-people,id,5694,aktualnosci.html 2019-07-29T08:42:12Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907552645460_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Aetheric guitars, dreamy sounds and a voice from a different world – The Ritualists let a music rise again that seemed to be forgotten. Names such as David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Duran Duran or Suede plop up in the mind, artists, that broke down frontiers and pushing expression and performance into complete new heights through absolute devotion.<br /> <br /> It is the legacy of those bands driving The Ritualists. Their soundwork is made of six decades of psychedelic music summed up for nowadays and ready for the pop cultural history books.<br /> <br /> "Painted People" is a caleidoscope of alien-kind tones, structured and built up to catchy rock songs. Post Punk and Progressive Rock commit a colorful yet melancholic union and grow to cascadian chorusses carying the listener to a new world. An absolute timeless album and a debut promising a big future! AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Primitive Race - Cranial Matter http://alternation.eu/primitive-race-cranial-matter,id,5690,aktualnosci.html 2019-07-26T08:20:24Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907215002174_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> The remix album "Cranial Matter," is a follow up to the 2018 album 'Soul Pretender'. The release is to honor front man Chuck Mosley, who tragically died six days after the album came out.<br /> An inspired re-imagining of tracks from 'Soul Pretender' by a wide array of artists. Featuring remixes from Dave Lombardo, Dave Ogilvie, Ego Likeness, Skatenigs, Rodney Anonymous, Angelspit, Toshi Kasai and more. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Velvet Acid Christ - Ora Oblivionis http://alternation.eu/velvet-acid-christ-ora-oblivionis,id,5689,aktualnosci.html 2019-07-24T08:17:23Z <img src="/images/news/201907230907577291815_1408.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Velvet Acid Christ returns with 'Ora Oblivionis'. Inspired by the idea of self destruction, this album touches on every aspect of the band's sound, new and old.<br /> An analog feel runs through the album, wherein dance industrial, minimalist goth dance, dreamy piano soundscapes and industrial metal are all explored.<br /> 'Ora Oblivionis' is a varied yet cohesive album, and Velvet Acid Christ's finest work to date. AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine Combichrist + H.Exe + Orbicide http://alternation.eu/combichrist-h.exe-orbicide,id,656,koncerty.html 2019-07-24T00:11:14Z <img src="/images/galleries/combichrist2019/182_DSC_7658.jpg" alt="" align="left" width="40px" height="40" hspace="10"> Poland, Poznań, U Bazyla, 23-07-2019<br><br><br> AlterNation Music Magazine &copy; 2005 - 2019 AlterNation Music Magazine 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