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Diary Of Dreams - Grau im Licht

2015-10-10 (News)

One and a half year after the extremely successful ‘Elegies in Darkness’, Diary of Dreams return with an all new 12-tracks album! The overall feeling on ‘Grau im Licht’ (= Grey in Light) is unusually familiar – almost as if it was intrinsically tied to mankind. And yet, in the past few years it seems to be growing more and more acute. If you look at the world, it feels as if there is only one sensible reaction – to become emotionally numb or withering, or to despair completely. War, destruction, fanaticism, egoism, suffering and mourning as far as the eye can see. Everyone is fighting for themselves and for their own interests only, with nobody looking at the greater scheme of things. Just as always. This is precisely the main focus of "Grau im Licht", just as the media with its manipulation, do- minated by national issues. Therefore, the 12 songs of the 12th album by Diary of Dreams are as dark and violent as can be expected. There is no shortage of grand gestures – dark rhythm bulwarks throw themselves against massive guitar strongholds, while electronic walls of sound carry Adrian’s charismatic vocals through the compositions. And of course the album also features the typical melodic-melancholic synth hymns and deep-delving ballads. Thus, this new work has become everything the perfect Diary of Dreams album should be: powerful, melancholic, irate, rousing and thought-provoking! Besides, "Grau im Licht" has become a statement – against the epidemic madness and for empathy and kindness…

Freakangel - The Show Of Violence

2015-10-09 (News)

Recorded during Freakangel’s extended "The Ones To Fall" tour last winter, this aptly titled "The Show Of Violence" live album immortalizes the band’s sonic fury and performance rage on stage over the last 5 years. Since its creation in late 2009, the Estonian electronic-industrial-metal band Freakangel has been playing extensively across Europe including highly praised shows at renown festivals like Wave-Gotik-Treffen or Castle Party.
This concert at the Rockstar’s Club in the band’s very own city Tallinn – Estonia, was also filmed using 5 different cameras and will be revealed on internet channels soon for a full visual aggressive and detonating experience. Please keep sensible souls away from these poisonous sounds: Freakangel stands for the soundtrack to the ultimate forces of destruction within a tortured human heart. The end is only the beginning.

Lovelorn Dolls - Happy Valentine

2015-10-08 (News)

With its appealing somber theme, catchy chorus, incisive goth rock guitar melodies and dark and tortured electronic arrangements, "Happy Valentine" is released. Lovelorn Dolls recorded an amazing version together with Maja Marcucci, an unplugged recording beautifully reinforcing the dramatic atmosphere of the song’s difficult theme of domestic violence, and abused & battered women in general. With the aim to stretch this song’s potential to the max and to plunge it into new and different universes. Lovelorn Dolls also intelligently selected different artists they collaborated with to get 4 amazing remixed versions, starting with Helalyn Flowers and surprising 80’s-tainted almost Eurodance version, a modern and angry dancefloor mix by dark techno club guru DJ Simon Carter, a minimal and almost theatrical intimate retake by Jean-Marc Lederman and enchanting and hypnotizing ambient electro trance reinterpretation by the genius Restriction 9.
Lovelorn Dolls offer 7 bonus live songs recorded during their stunning performance at the Eurorock festival in May 2015. Dynamic show with full symbiosis with their audience while their heavy-loaded synthesizers bleed their infectious electronic melodies across the walls of melodic guitar riffs, the upbeat manic drums and the female singer’s highly expressive carrying voice.

Helalyn Flowers - Beware Of Light

2015-10-07 (News)

The exploding Italian duo Helalyn Flowers strike back by surprise and hit us with an amazing new 6-track EP! The "Beware Of Light" EP is first of all the result of an amazing collaboration with Chris Pohl (Blutengel) showcasing a hyper catchy and successful vocal duo together with N0emi Aurora for a darker and more romantic goth version of this dynamic and highly melodic title song. But this EP is also a true tour de force of metallic industrial rock with the apocalyptic "Karmageddon" which reveals Helalyn Flowers' harsh and angry face! Featuring muscled incisive guitar riffs, revolted female vocals, upbeat electro beats and carrying synth lines. Two strong new songs announcing a more than promising 4th studio album "Sonic Foundation" that is scheduled for an early Spring 2016 release…
"Karmageddon" was also morphed into a techno dance club hit by the Brazilian electro masters of Aesthetische while the cult German act The Psychic Force turned it into a vibrating elektro dancefloor pounder with hypnotic guest vox by DJ Michelle himself; and "Beware Of Light" also received the remix treatment by XMH for an upbeat cyber punk retake.

Christian Death - The Root Of All Evilution

2015-10-06 (News)

Christian Death are more than just another band. The legendary American pioneers of dark sounds can rightfully claim to be the incarnation of Gothic music. After an eight year hiatus following the release of 'American Inquisition' (2007), Christian Death are finally returning with their highly anticipated next full-length, which carries the title 'The Root Of All Evilution'. The angry explorers of the sinister side of humanity have released a host of classic albums during their tempestuous and troubled history. Now the time has come to write an new chapter in the Gothic bible with 'The Root Of All Evilution'!

Atrium Carceri & Apocryphos, Kammarheit - Onyx

2015-10-05 (News)

3 veteran producers in the genre, Apocryphos, Kammarheit & Atrium Carceri, collaborate on this behemoth of an album. Each utilizing each others strengths to bring forth a dark and emotional ride through distant memories. "Onyx" is a soundscape journey related to the reflection of dispirited memories and obscure sorrows felt by mankind. With the multitude of techniques used by each artist, it also reflects the rich history of the dark ambient genre and how it has progressed through the decades. 
The signature analogue darkness of gargantuan caves of Kammarheit is combined with the sacral and emotional layering of Apocryphos and the rhytmical bass throbbing and isolated pianos of Atrium Carceri. This album was created by cross linking 3 studios in Oregon (US), Pennsylvania (US) and Umeå(Sweden). It took over 3800 lines of studio notes to finalize the album.

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