Lord Of The Lost - Fears (10th Anniversary Edition)2020-10-23 (News)
10 years ago, an album came to release that started one of the most impressive and constant careers in Dark Metal - "Fears" by Lord Of The Lost. What started as an offhand idea of frontman and band founder Chris Harms developed to a full band with this debut and layed the headstone for a unique work of art. For the 10th anniversary this classic returns remastered and with additional tracks.
Things started small for Lord Of The Lost. Chris remembers "a small flat at Berlin Friedrichshhain, cheap recording equipment, a guitar, a microphone and way to many ideas that I couldn‘t get rid of elsewhere." Obviously the bittersweet atmosphere of the album has its roots in the mood of the vocalist: "I had just fallen in love and spent my free days in Berlin. Since my new girlfriend was working, I was alone a lot of time in this foreign city. So I started to write an album for her that eventually became "Fears" later on." And even at that time, songs such as ‚Till Death Us Do Part‘, ‚Dry The Rain‘ or ‚To Die For‘ already spread this melancholic atmosphere combined with heavy guitar riffs and singalong hooks that catched up the character of this unusual band perfectly.
"Fears 2020" will be released as Digipak CD including six bonus tracks, as creme white 2-LP and as Special edition including the 2-LP, CD and a exclusive tape edition in a cloth bag limited to 100 unites.
She Past Away - Part Time Punks Session2020-10-08 (News)
She Past Away presents "Part Time Punks Session", recorded in August 2019 as a part of the ongoing Part Time Punks studio sessions on KXLU 88.9FM in Los Angeles.
The release celebrates the band's 10 year anniversary and showcases She Past Away's signature guitar sound of the post-punk era, combined with minimalist poetry in Turkish. She Past Away is driving, it is mesmerizing. It is a haunt.
Renard - Waking Up In A Different World2020-10-05 (News)
Markus Reinhardt, the founder of Echo Award-winning, Gold and Platinum-selling Wolfsheim presents his most personal, authentic work to date: 'Waking Up In A Different World' from his new project Renard.
"The end of Wolfsheim motivated me to reinvent myself. A process that was urgently needed. With Renard, I'm more with myself. " Reinhardt says of Renard, "My album combines the sound and mood of the 80s with the stylistic devices of today."
Renard showcases Reinhardt's signature intimate songwriting in symbiosis with renowned producers Oliver Blair (Ladytron, Client, Soho-dolls, Kelli Ali / Sneaker Pimps) and the Hamburg Chaos Compressor Club (Neon black, Moddi, Marv, Steakknife, Love A, illegal colors).
Vocal duties on the album are shared by a selection of well-known talented musicians.
'Waking Up In A Different World' is an apt title for Renard's splendid debut album. The project is an ambitious musical rebirth of Reinhardt post-Wolfsheim.
While Renard is deeply rooted in the independent music scene of the 80's, 'Waking Up In A Different World' is a contemporary, modern take on synthpop. A multifaceted and emotionally dense work of art.
Assemblage 23 - Mourn2020-09-07 (News)
Assemblage 23 - the one man project created by Tom Shear, combines genre-expanding electronics with intensely personal subject matter.
The phenomenal new album 'Mourn' is a standout in Assemblage 23's extensive catalog.
Beyond the trappings of modern EBM and Industrial, 'Mourn' seamlessly blends danceable electronics with intimate soul searching lyrics. A breathtaking album from one of the genre's best.
Deluxe 2CD Edition with Remixes and two bonus tracks.
Frett - The World as a Hologram2020-09-04 (News)
FRETT is a new solo project by Maciej FRETT of Job Karma and 7JK, curator and director of Wrocław Industrial Festival, Wrocław Underwater, and Energy of the Sound, as well as organiser of concerts under the Industrial Art brand, active on the independent music scene in Wrocław, Poland since the mid-1990s.
Armageddon Dildos - Dystopia2020-08-24 (News)
Düsseldorf leading EBM act Armageddon Dildos launch a new tour de force with their 14th album! Armed with punishing beats, powerful melodic hooks, upbeat sequences and gritty dark synths, Uwe Kanka takes his megaphone and protests loudly and without restraint against our world’s dystopia in general, and socio-political issues in particular like intolerance, abuse, disinformation or yet selfishness.
Surrounded by studio gurus and old time friends Mathias Black and Sven Mouhcine, the Armageddon Dildos frontman does not care much about music hypes and trends and prefer making his own thing merging his 80’s melodic influences with the 90’s power of industrial dark techno.
From the very catchy 80’s tainted melodies of "Night People" to the more martial assaults of "Kaltes Herz" whose dense ambience and aggressive vocals remind good old Laibach or other Rammstein, Armageddon Dildos remind us again to be one of the most unpredictable bands of the Electronic Body Music scene! Eclectic at wish, while still being very focussed and conceived to blast the apocalyptic dancefloors of the dark world, "Dystopia" rips straight into it with the gritty and dirty basslines of "Burn Baby Burn" that instantly imprints its viral chorus on your mind. Percolating synths, groovy basslines, hammering beats, vocoder lines, manipulated vocal samples… so many characteristic ingredients we are so happy hearing rolling again in our tortured ears for an absolute demonstration of less-is-more melodic simplicity and edgy dynamic attitude. Mastermind Uwe Kanka of course signs here again a bunch of what fans will call "Armageddon Dildos-classics" like the recent single "Heut Nacht", "Dance On Dead Bodies", the technoid "High Up In The Sky" or yet the title-song "Dystopia", but as always, he also takes us by surprise with the slower guitary ballad "Stay" or yet the lovely electrising Kraftwerk'ian "Neon" featuring a touching duet with his daughter Malin on vocals…
With over 30 years of electronic scene activities under his belt, Uwe Kanka and his gang confirm with "Dystopia" that the Armageddon Dildos spirit remained intact and is still driven by the same passion and energy as ever! So EBM-freaks, stand up, it’s time to shake your ass on dead bodies! Clubs will burn burn burn… baby burn!