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Rotting Christ - The Ritual

2019-02-01 (News)

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!

Front Line Assembly - Wake Up The Coma

2019-01-25 (News)

Electro-Industrial act Front Line Assembly has always pushed the boundaries of the genre it helped define.
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).

Acretongue - Ghost Nocturne

2019-01-18 (News)

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.

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.

"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.

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.

Dawn Of Ashes - The Crypt Injection II (Non Serviam)

2019-01-11 (News)

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.
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.
 

Oomph! - Ritual

2019-01-07 (News)

Reinvention and continuity – Oomph! 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.
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.

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.

Hante. - Fierce

2019-01-04 (News)

Hante. is a one woman project from the Paris. Hante. while on the surface striking, cold, and synthetic, it becomes immediately evident that this unique blend of darkwave and striking electronics is also revealing, offering deep emotion and intimacy.
The beautiful new album, "Fierce", showcases an artist of passion and emotional depth using her music to face her fears.


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