THIEF reveal details of forthcoming new album „The 16 Deaths of My Master“- Release: August 27, 2021

THIEF have unveiled a deadly video for the track ‚Apple Eaters‘ as the first single taken from their forthcoming album The 16 Deaths of My Master„, which is slated for release on August 27, 2021. The Californian experimental electronic project of multi-instrumentalist Dylan Neal is also revealing cover arttracklist, and further details of the new full-length. Please view all album details below.

pre-sale link:
http://lnk.spkr.media/thief-16-deaths

THIEF comment: „The title ‚Apple Eaters‘ is taken from a line in J.D. Salinger’s short story ‚Teddy‘ and the song is a vision of the world through the extreme lens of a lonely spiritual misanthrope in a deceptively shifting time signature“, explains mastermind Dylan Neal. „The hitwoman in the video is searching for someone or something, but her view of the world is colored by the lens that she is using. The strange horrors that she encounters end up being too much for her to bear. Why did she see those things? What did they mean to her? What does she use to clean her gun?“

Video credits ‚Apple Eaters‘
Directed by Sean Sweetman & Dylan Neal
Shot and edited by Sean Sweetman
Sniper actress: Virginia Rand

Tracklist
1. Underking
2. Bootleg Blood
3. Teenage Satanist
4. Scorpion Mother
5. Fire in the Land of Endless Rain
6. Gorelord
7. Apple Eaters
8. Night Spikes
9. Victim Stage Left
10. Wing Clipper
11. Grave Dirt
12. Lover Boy
13. Crestfaller
14. Life Clipper
15. Cannibalism
16. Seance for Eight Oscillators

THIEF have already gained cult status among the initiated, which might be taken quite literally considering that the backbone of their sound has been formed by manipulated sacred chant and choral  samples. Although the project of American multi-instrumentalist Dylan Neal from Los Angeles, California continues along this path, his third album „The 16 Deaths of My Master“ surprises with a much heavier use of original instrumentation such as strings, organ, harpsichord, bass, guitar, and other hardware synths.

The reason for this twist in dynamics, which makes „The 16 Deaths of My Master“ more accessible, aggressive, and straightforward in comparison to its two predecessors is to some extent influenced by THIEF’s experience performing their first two albums live and looking to re-create the intensity experienced on stage that their shows have become known for.

Lyrically, „The 16 Deaths of My Master“ is heavily drawing from dreams and a generally more personal approach including topics such as rebellion, grief, addiction, mysticism, and spiritual horror. „Relating to the album title, ‚ The 16 Deaths of My Master‘, each track may be considered to be a ‚master‘ that upon its death either sets free the servant or the student then becomes the teacher“, explains Dylan by offering a riddle: „Or maybe they just become lost, because they have both relied on something other than themselves for too long.“

Such illuminating thoughts are probably less surprising when considering that Dylan lives at a Zen Buddhist temple along with THIEF live bassist Chris Hackman, where both participate in residential training. The mastermind recorded and mixed most of the album in his apartment. The other 10%  were conceived in a cabin in the woods to which Dylan had hauled all of his gear into. Of the originally 24 tracks that were written between 2018 and 2020, he decided to use only 16 on „The 16 Deaths of My Master“. The sparkling, crisp sound of the album might contradict its „home recording“ history, but Dylan recruited literally a master of his trade for the mastering process in the person of John Greenham at Clearlight Mastering, Los Angeles, CA. John has collaborated with artists ranging from THE LOCUSTS via KATY PERRY and MARY J BLIGE to receiving three Grammy Awards in 2019 honouring his contributions for BILLIE EILISH.

Dylan Neal first made himself a name as a musician by playing hammered dulcimer in San Francisco-based experimental black metal outfit BOTANIST from whom he recruited THIEF live-drummer Robert Chiang. Although Dylan officially parted ways amicably from his former band mates, he still contributed from the background as a „silent“ member – for example by writing the dulcimer and bass parts for the BOTANIST album „The Shape of He to Come“. This continued relationship is also beautifully demonstrated by the BOTANIST & THIEF split-album „Cicatrix/Diamond Brush“, which will be released in parallel and as a companion to „The 16 Deaths of My Master“.

Eager to explore his own way, Dylan released „Thieves Hymn in D Minor“ (2016) and „Map of Lost Keys“ (2019) under the banner of THIEF. Although his electronic music is inspired in his own words by such ground-breaking acts as PORTISHEAD and ULVER, while critics also found traces of TOOL, NINE INCH NAILS, and TEARS FOR FEARS, THIEF accomplished the rare feat to gain recognition and leave an impact in the metal world by scoring features in leading US print magazine Decibel among others.

With „The 16 Deaths of My Master“, THIEF return in an even heavier incarnation than ever.

Line-up

Dylan Neal – everything
Style: Experimental ElectronicsRecorded, produced & mixed by Dylan Neal in his apartment in Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by John Greenham at Clearlight Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Vinyl Master by Nick Townsend

Artwork by Joseba Eskubi
Layout by Luis Cuervo
Album design by Dylan Neal

Available formats
The 16 Deaths of My Master“ is available as Gatefold 2-LP on 180g ocean blue vinyl and on 180g black vinyl, and as Digipak CD.
About Prophecy Productions
Prophecy Productions are an international label and were originally founded by their owner Martin Koller in Germany in 1996. From the beginning, the label has the declared aims of providing a dedicated home for eerie emotional music and to offer long-term collaborations to artists signing into the family. This concept has generated a roster displaying a stylistic emphasis on dark music from different genres such as metal and rock, alternative, and folk. Signees on the label are generally characterised by a strong artistic vision, which is reflected in premium physical products. Prophecy Productions is best known for artists such as Empyrium, Alcest, Arcturus, Tenhi, Dool, and The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices feat. Lisa Gerrard. Prophecy Productions are a part of the independent media group SPKR.

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Ltd. BLACK ANGEL Sampler & Live Q/A Invitation

BLACK ANGEL will be holding a LIV E Q/A with an album giveaway and premiere of their new music video, „Alive.“  

Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1444202585936705?ref=newsfeed

Gothic Rockers Black Angel release their third studio album ‘Prince of Darkness’ on June 18th.

Following up from the previous well received album, ‘Kiss of Death’, the band embark on another gothic banger, a sure fire dance floor filler. The bands previous album ‘Kiss of Death’’ put the band firmly on the gothic rock map and one year later they are ready to do it again.

Pre-release sales have already put them at the top of Bandcamp‘s ‘Gothic Rock’, ‘Gothic’ and ‘Darkwave’ “most popular” genres.

The concept of this album is to take you on a journey. The record starts out with an introduction to set the tone and to put you in 10th century England. As our protagonist embarks on his pillage through the town we hear screams from the villagers as they run for their lives. Black Angel want to take you on a journey, away from the incessant ‘next’ track clicking of today’s streaming generation. To rejuvenate and promote the listener to the tactile experience of holding an album sleeve notes and reading the lyrics. Maybe to even sing along.

Black Angel proudly presents:

https://www.facebook.com/matt.vowles.75/videos/10226482871888961

Inspired by cinematic classics such as ‘Dracula’ (Gary Oldman 1992) and ‘Interview with a Vampire’ with contemporary inspiration on tracks like ‘Alive’ and ‘Give it to Me’ from the modern aristocratic sophisticated vampires in ‘Underworld’.

The record contains an equal sharing of traditional gothic rock richness, mostly uptempo tracks with their usual tip to the 80’s goth stars that came before them. Namely on this endeavor, we have, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cult, Gene loves Jezebel and The Damned.

To quote the band : ‘Picture England in 932 AD – a shadowy figure rides through the gate of the castle walls on his black steed – causing chaos and mischief wherever he goes’Prince of Darkness is available on CD and in digital format.

The band also has plans to release the album on blood red vinyl in the very near future. Black Angel will also be releasing a music video for the track ‘Alive’ from the new album at the same time – release date of Friday, June 18.

 

BLACK ANGEL STREAMING LINKS
OFFICIAL WEBSITE : https://www.blackangelmusic.com/
BANDCAMP https://blackangelmusic.bandcamp.com/
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Industrial Band SHIV-R Unleashes New Album, Kill God Ascend

„SHIV-R has always presented well produced electronic music and maintained a buzz within the industrial music lexicon, and now shows continued growth, experimentation and originality.” – Ilker Yucel (ReGen Magazine)

There is a Zen teaching that if you meet God on the road, you must kill him. Kill God Ascend is the fifth full-length album from Australian electro-industrial band SHIV-R.

What the killing of God means to each listener will be a unique and personal revelation. In a world full of gatekeepers and figureheads whose only interest in you is to tell you what to do, illusions will need to be shed and those who profess to have all the answers will need to be confronted.

While not offering any answers, SHIV-R’s newest release comes with a statement courtesy of the album’s 6th track, „Empire.“ „I’m on my own path.  Get the fuck out of my way.“

For fans of: HOCICOIAMX & MARILYN MANSON

 

Kill God Ascend buries any criticism that the band has gotten less heavy with the full-speed aggression of „Borne From Hate“ and the grinding power of title track, „Kill God Ascend“. Not only delivering heaviness, Pete Crane and Ben Bulig conjure emotively stirring pieces such as „Blue Turns to Black“ and „Valley of Death“ which incorporate acoustic instruments and modular synth experimentations. While „Spark“ and „Promises of Armageddon“ bring a melodic and memorable dimension to SHIV-R’s dark electronic style.

Since their debut album in 2010, Australian electro-industrial act SHIV-R have made an impact on the international dark alternative music scene and set themselves apart with a uniquely hard-hitting yet elegant sonic aesthetic. The group have toured extensively throughout over 20 countries including festivals in Europe and North America and have received heavy rotation on industrial dancefloors worldwide with their releases hitting number 1 on the DAC (German Alternative Charts) and top 10 in the GEWC (German Electronic Web Charts).

Over their five full-length albums and numerous EPs and singles to date, SHIV-R weave a dark, dynamic tapestry varying from the heavy electronic drive of international club staples „Eye of the Needle“ and „Pharmaceutical Grade“ to slower yet hauntingly captivating songs such as „Milk and Honey“ and „Blood Rose“.

 

SHIV-R’s members Pete Crane (vocals & music) and Ben Bulig (music) continue to push for musical evolution and self-expression, presenting their project with a provocatively dark, lace-filtered visual style, to create a result that is altogether monstrously seductive.

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Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/Shiverindustrial

 

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Unitcode:Machine „Fight“ single

We’ve got a big project in the works for ebm/industrial act Unitcode:Machine.  The new single, „Fight“ and another to follow in July are in effort to prepare for the fall album which we’re very excited about. 

„Fight“ – Taken from the forthcoming Unitcode:Machine album, the tentatively titled, Themes for a Collapsing Empire

UNITCODE:MACHINE, the brainchild of Eric K, have been producing emotional and compelling music since 2000. With their first official release in 2004, UNITCODE:MACHINE established themselves as mix of multiple genres that inspire the group. Blending elements of EBM with industrial, synthpop, and many other styles, UNITCODE:MACHINE bring their unique perspective to electronic music.

https://unitcode.bandcamp.com/

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Alternative/Industrial Band WARM GADGET Reveals Rituals

WARM GADGET, the recording trio made up of multi-instrumentalist/ producer Colten Williams, bassist Austin Williams and vocalist/part time instrumentalist Tim Vester has self-released a brand new alternative metal/industrial E.P. entitled Rituals.

The Rituals E.P. showcases five brand new, original songs, as well as remixes by notable electronic artists such as SNOWBEASTS and WITCH EYES. This  E.P., which features the band’s signature blend of industrial and alternative metal, was released in digital format exclusively to the WARM GADGET Bandcamp page.

For fans of Helmet, Dillinger Escape Plan, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Deadsy

 

WARM GADGET is:
Austin Williams: Bass
Colten Williams: Guitar, Synths, Programming, Production
Tim Vester: Vocals

 

WARM GADGET, based out of Bend, Oregon, has been writing, recording, and

performing since 2009, when Vester and Williams, as the primary members and songwriters, began working together in a converted bedroom/studio/HQ. Since the group’s inception, they have released their initial demo, a full-length album Brides, the Hallowmas E.P., various singles added to compilations and have written compositions for film and video.

This new release, Rituals is filled with the band’s brand of hard-hitting songs, electronic beats, synth melodies, un-melodic synth chaos and hook-laden, crushing guitars. It also showcases the longing, bleak, dismal yet aggressive lyrics and deliveries that the band has perfected. Colten Williams has topped everything off in the studio by producing an album that sounds crisp, heavy, and intense. The Rituals E.P. also marks the band’s return to writing & recording together after a 3-year hiatus, showing that they have violently shaken the dust and cobwebs off and have come out swinging.

 

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Dark Ambient Act DRIFTING IN SILENCE Contemplates Jung’s Theories With ‚False Awakening‘

Dark ambient act DRIFTING IN SILENCE has just unveiled their new and highly-anticipated album, False AwakeningWith this new release, DRIFTIING IN SILENCE offers a deep contemplation of Carl Jung’s dream theories.

Across the album, a pulsing, rhythmic collage of field recordings and synthesizer pads lay the foundation for meditative strains of piano and guitar. These reveries on our primordial nature feel as familiar as a dream can be, like an alien we’re certain we’ve met before. This careful study of Jung’s theories is a profound collection of sonic textures that are at varying times reminiscent of Vangelis, Robert Rich, or Max Richter.

False Awakening is available on CD and cassette as well as digital download.

 

The calming ambience of “Myth of Memory” beguiles you into tranquility before the album slips down into the unknowable abstract. The enigmatic synthesizer of “Preconscious Mind” stutters forward as if trying to piece together the disparate parts of a dream. Meanwhile, “Unknown Archetype” practices the art of total fragmentation, the mellow piano scattered in a sonic storm of brooding synthesized pads. As the album reaches its close with “Silent Patterns” and “False Awakening,” a certain clarity is achieved, like the haze of a trance falling away. The journey through the unconscious achieves its zenith and DRIFTING IN SILENCE achieves a full portrait of what it feels like to dream.

This numinous reflection of our dreams is presented by Secret Press, a self-proclaimed nomadic record label home to a variety of high-quality ambient gems.

DRIFTING IN SILENCE is the name of a longstanding ambient project created in 2003 undertaken by multi-instrumentalist and composer Derrick Stembridge. Stembridge chose the name as “a description of the feeling evoked by the music,”. He intended to create the sensation of movement through regions of light and shadow.

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Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/

 

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Derision Cult „Worlds Collide“ Single

About „World’s Collide“:
In the last year, especially in America, political divides drove wedges between families, destroyed friendships, marriages and communities. The combination of the panic and anxiety of the pandemic, coupled with a highly charged election season caused people who normally wouldn’t do so to take up arms (figuratively speaking) and become politically active. In many cases, people found suddenly their loved ones looked like strangers, or people they loved were suddenly political enemies because of how they voted or what they thought about masks  etc.

„Worlds Collide“ is a commentary on the impact of these political divides on everyday people’s lives.  We live in a world where everyone has their own little echo chambers on social media and are spending more time staring at screens than every before. The track raises the issue that this may not be a good thing and the emotionally charged nature of the country may be all be part of the plan. We need to be on the lookout for who is trying to make us think and how is just trying to make us mad.

About Derision Cult: The Derision Cult is an industrial metal project from Chicago Illinois. With caustic lyrics and increasingly noisy thrash guitars against a dystopian soundscape albums are a reflection of the times.  Fronted by Dave McAnally- the songs focus on themes of manipulation and media manipulation foisted on the public.  We live in an era where our news and our conversations aren’t meant to make us think, they’re meant to stir our emotions.

https://derisioncult.bandcamp.com/

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Industrial Band SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! Unleashes New Full-Length Album, Feral

„with themes of self-reflection and emotional fragility, Venganza alternates between English and French amid melodic and atmospheric passages, offering proof of the project’s versatility and willingness to experiment beyond the confines of a single genre.“ – Ilker Yucel (ReGen Magazine)

Belgium based SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! returns with their long-awaited debut album: Feral. The video for the song, „Sutura“ made its premiere on ReGen Magazine HERE.

SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! unleashes twelve tracks of highly effective techno-infused body music inspired by retro 80s video game soundtracks. The album transports the listener through a unique vigorous ride of melancholic emotions, enhanced by deeply personal lyrics which deal about self-reflection, inner demons and emotional breakability.

Feral is filled with compelling dynamic tracks packed with infectious rhythms, catchy synth melodies, heavy beats, driving bass lines, ingenious sound samples, dark atmospheres, harsh and melodic vocals, that are harmoniously combined to create original soundscapes.

SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! is the synthpunk/EBM/industrial project of frontman Jérémie Venganza, and is well known for their powerful energetic live performances. The band has performed in front of varied crowds and events in different places like Mexico, Japan AND Russia.

Feral is a diversified album continues on the path of the cold, somber and haunting tracks from SDP!!’s debut EP while continuing to expand its musical horizons. Feral contains complex, detail filled, fast tempo anthems or dark ballads alternating between futurepop or more anarchic industrial synthpunk tracks with numerous sound effects and elements that are harmoniously integrated in the music.

This album is proof once again that this project will refuse to be locked in one particular genre, only to suffocate there.


 
Feral  has been skillfully mixed and mastered by Hocico and Dulce Liquido mastermind Racso Agroyam at Liquido Labs. Racso also added some additional punch to the creations. “Frame” has been mixed by Krischan Wesenberg at Studio-600.

SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! is a synthpunk/8bit/industrial project from Belgium. Jérémie Venganza who composes and sings all tracks, is a half-Belgian, half-Mexican artist working on electronic music for more than 15 years, and having been involved in many well-known futurepop/industrial/EBM projects as a live musician.
 
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!!’s sound is a mix of different influences blended together without following any established rules or trying to appeal to just one specific audience, making it hard to categorize them. The varied influences include 80s retro gaming sounds, which help to create an original sound and style, pushing past the boundaries between genres.
 
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! released it’s first EP in October 2017, which included remixes by Assemblage23, Terrolokaust, Iszoloscope & WO††W. This EP received great reviews that praised the project for taking an original approach on electronic underground music, while at the same delivering powerful industrial-EBM songs for electro fans, and exploring emotionally heavy soundscapes.

The band has continued to deliver highly energetic live performances during the years in front of varied crowds, at many events in Europe, Mexico or Japan, sharing stages with different kind of acts such as:
Suicide Commando, Surgyn, Underviewer, Dive, Ambassador21, Alien Vampires, Centhron, State Of The Union, Torul, Alphamay, Elm, Pro-Patria, Larva, Nova-Spes, Schwarzschild, Alienare, Omodaka,. .

SUPER DRAGON PUNCH!! live are:
Jérémie Venganza – Vocals
Sem Roosen – Bass
Noémi Meteors – Synths

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/superdragonpunch

Insta:https://www.instagram.com/jeremie.superdragonpunch/

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/

bandcamp:https://superdragonpunch.bandcamp.com/releases

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Alternative/Industrial Band CARBON MARTYR Addresses Mankind & Technology With Debut Album

 

Toronto-based alternative/industrial band CARBON MARTYR has just unleashed their debut full-length album, A Soft Spot For The Broken.

A Soft Spot For The Broken: The underlying message revolves around mankind and technology. This manifests in a few different ways, from thoughts of a future where we become over-dependent on technology, to simpler ideas like social media addiction, information manipulation and group identity trends.

The album also explores some spiritual questions relating to our constantly changing relationship with the world around us.

A Soft Spot For The Broken is available in digital format.

For fans of: KMFDM, NIN & CHEMLAB

 

CARBON MARTYR is an industrial/alternative music project created by Jake Hamilton in 2020. Hamilton is the only official member but recruits a live band for stage performances. CARBON MARTYR’s music combines old school analogue with modern technology to create a unique listener experience. Lyrically Hamilton takes the audience on a journey to a place where questions of spiritualism, mental health and what it means to be human clash with a future increasingly dependent on technology and machines.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carbonmartyr

Insta:https://www.instagram.com/carbonmartyr/

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Industrial Band MICROWAVED Addresses Loss With Save Me

Electro-Industrial band MICROWAVED has just unleashed their new EP, Save Me. The video for the title track featuring BOW EVER DOWN made its premiere on ReGen Magazine HERE.

The EP contains 16 tracks, 14 of which will be available on streaming platforms June 12th. The Bandcamp release will contain two bonus tracks: a collaboration with LIEBCHEN on a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and an additional remix from the talented and outstanding remix artist Steven Olaf.

Save Me refers to the album’s theme of loss.  Gabe Wilkinson, the founder of MICROWAVED says: „All of my songs seem to be about loss, addiction or monsters. These songs fall into the loss of love category. This record for me is also about taking these songs and expanding my musical vocabulary. It’s about stretching some mental muscles and playing with ideas I may not have been very comfortable with.“

For fans of: NINMINISTRYSKINNY

MICROWAVED’s latest release Save Me sees the band collaborating with Kimberley of BOW EVER DOWN, Nathan of milkfixer and Mitch of DOOMSLAYER each lending their unique vocal talents to MICROWAVED’s cold wave creations. Save Me also has many different remixes from varying artists starting with pilgrimOmega (keyboard player for MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE) to I YA TOYAH and SPANKTHENUN plus many of the friends that founder Gabe Wilkinson has made through the years

MICROWAVED started as an outlet for Gabe Wilkinson while he was playing in other bands. It’s something that was different than what he was getting from playing in metal bands as a keyboard/sampler. Taken from the name of a Pitchshifter song, MICROWAVED was born.

Wilkinson has had an extensive career in the music industry, doing everything from playing shows and writing music to booking clubs and writing for various music magazines since the early 90’s. Throughout his tenure in the industry, Wilkinson has managed to play with bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Combichrist, Hate Dept., Sister Machine Gun, Cattle Decapitation, System of a Down and countless national, regional and local bands.

Gabe Wilkinson will take MICROWAVED and continue to produce music and put out the best he absolutely can, sharing his vision of love, death, sex, addiction, horror and loss.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Microwaved

 

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MICHAEL HAGGERTY Drops „And There Was War“ – A Letter To Goth Rock Bands Of The 80s

 

Dark electronic artist MICHAEL HAGGERTY has unveiled his personal tribute to goth rock bands of the 80s. “And There Was War” is a  letter to these artists and is the first single from Michael Haggerty’s upcoming album.

Now on the verge of a milestone, Michael’s decade-long outing as Krebs appears to be ending. This is bittersweet for Mr. Haggerty as he releases his newest single, which also marks his departure from the Krebs pseudonym.

„And There Was War“ is out now for purchase and streaming on all digital retailers.  The full-length album release date is yet to come via Machine Man Records.

 

 

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Darkwave Duo Band HANGING FREUD Speaks Of Loss And Transformation with Persona Normal

Glasgow based darkwave/post-punk duo Hanging Freud have just unveiled their sixth full-length album Persona Normal. The band states:      „We were living between the UK and Brazil, going back and forth. These were two societies going through extreme change. The whole world was changing in a way that felt scary.“

Some themes of Persona Normal deal with detachment, dissociation, what it means to be human, political issues and about strong, irrational cults. These are approached in tracks like “I beg you” and “We don’t want to sleep”. Persona Normal is also a record about transformation, and growth, accepting losses and coming to terms with the loss of innocence.

Persona Normal is available now in physical and digital formats on HANGING FREUD’s label, Tiny BoxPersona Normal was written produced and recorded by the duo with mastering duties from James Plotkin (Khanate).

For fans of: THE CURECOCTEAU TWINS & CRANES

 

 

HANGING FREUD’s new record Persona Normal sees a progressive change with more urgency and directness in sound and while maintaining a synth/drum machine approach. The album moves the duo into a new post punk, krautrock and art rock direction rather than the more emotive, goth inspired leanings of their previous record Nowhere.

 

 

HANGING FREUD is a Glasgow based production duo of Paula Borges and Jonathan Skinner. As a duo they combine their somewhat nomadic past with multicultural backgrounds of coming from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and London (UK), into a body of work that is more often than not described as uncompromising and genre defying.

Throughout their career, HANGING FREUD have played around with all sorts of sounds with structures ranging from straightforward melodic verse chorus verse to claustrophobic, dense, ambient workouts, cold minimalism and repetition.

HANGING FRUED themes approach dark multilayered subjects. It’s contradictory, emotional and aims to combine sound and lyric as one.

They run their own imprint Tiny Box which homes all HANGING FREUD and additional solo projects.

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DEAD Seals:Of:Separation – VÖ: 13.06.2021

Who the fxck is ALIZ …?
Wenn Metallica und Massive Attack ein Kindhätten, dann wäre das wohl I Am ALIZ. Nach der Veröffentlichung seines letzten deutschsprachigen Albums „iSTAR : Durch die Nacht“ hat sich Amandas Nadel entschlossen
sich ganz neu zu orientieren und der deutschen Sprache einstweilen den Rücken zu kehren.
Das Ergebnis „DEAD : Seals Of Separation“ ist englischsprachiger Industrial, den man wohl zurecht eine sehr gelungene Amalgamation aus
Metal in bester Tradition des „Black Album“ und
der eklektischen Schwere der Bristol-Ikone der
1990er Jahre nennen kann.

Energetische Gitarren-Riffs, inspiriert von Metallica und zeitgenössischen Djent-Größen wie Periphery mischen sich mit Trip-Hop#artigen Beats und elektronischen Elementen zu einer ganz eigenen und authentischen Form des Industrial-Metal, der sich selbst aber nie Grenzen setzt
und ganz im Stile Steven Wilsons zuletzt auch ganz ungeniert sensible Rock-Töne anschlägt.
Anyway … Amandas is at his best when he´s Aliz.

Seit seinem Debütalbum „Sticht“ 2015 ist viel Zeit vergangen. Amandas hat eine erstaunlicheb Persönlichkeitsveränderung vollzogen. Vom
bärtigen „Haudrauf“ zum fast fragilen Mädchenjungen. Ja. Das hat einen Hintergrund.
Amandas ist Transgender. Er definiert sich selbst als „non-binary“, als beiden oder keinem Geschlecht zugehörig und möchte das – nach jahrelangem inneren Kampf und enormem Druck und Ablehnung durch Familie und Gesellschaft – auch nach Außen klar darstellen und vertreten.
Den Namen Amandas hat er schon 2007 in Anspielung an seine non-binary-Selbst-Definition bewusst gewählt. Amanda mit S.

Ein Mann und eine Frau, die immer beides sind.

Hart und weich, Feuer und Wasser, sanft und brutal, verspielt und „in your face“.
Ein quadruple Bourbon-Espresso mit roten Haaren … und einem Stück Zucker.

DEAD
Seals:Of:Separation
8 Songs, die sich in ihrer Unterschiedlichkeit
alle mit dem Thema Trennung beschäftigen.
Mit den unterschiedlichen Möglichkeiten wie
sich Separation etwa physisch, ideell,
psychisch oder geografisch ausdrücken kann
Release Datum 13.06.2021

The I In You

Der erste Song The I In You befasst sich daher mit Narzissmus. Radikaler
Egoismus, der unweigerlich zu einer Separation vom Kollektiv und zum nächsten Individuum führt, da sich jeder selbst der wichtigste ist. Empathie, Mitgefühl, aufeinander zu Gehen, authentisches aufeinander Eingehen ist von diesem Standpunkt der Separation kaum mehr möglich. Manipulation. Ich-Zentriertheit.
Toxizität. Gaslighting.

Hypocrisy

„Wasser predigen, Wein trinken“ – die Separation vom eigenen Glaubenskonstrukt und dessen was man selbst „predigt“ und im selben Moment auch von denen, DENEN man es predigt.

Devil On The Run (Single Release 06.06.2021)

Ein Song, der sich dem Eskapismus widmet, in
dem der Realitäts-Flüchtige als ein Teufel auf der
Flucht porträtiert ist, der seiner eigenen Hölle zu
entfliehen sucht.
Mit allen ihm zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln.
Die Separation von dem was ist. Die Wirklichkeit.
Die Unfähigkeit sich der Realität zu stellen ohne
sie sich „schön trinken“ zu müssen. Der Circulus
Vitiosus. Die 6.
Einmal gefangen, immer gehangen.
Dante´s Inferno.

Reinhören: 

Bleed My Heart

Jemand, der sich seine eigene Liebe nicht eingestehen will, weil er aus
narzisstischem Kontrollzwang Liebe als Schwäche versteht. Er lässt damit in einem Zustand von Separation von seinem eigenen Inneren sein eigenes Herz und das des geliebten Menschen bluten.

Alienation

Entfremdung. Was kann man mehr sagen? Separation von etwas oder jemandem der oder das vertraut und geliebt war und nicht mehr ist.
Gewidmet all den geliebten Menschen und Freunden über Jahrzehnte, die
gegangen sind.
Enttäuschung.

Dead (Title Track)

Metaphorisch die Vollendung der Separation. Der Tod. Die 13.
Im spezifischen widmet sich dieser Song der Vollendung der Entfremdung. „Du bist für mich gestorben.“ Unwiederbringlicher Abbruch von menschlicher Beziehung.
Physisch, ideell und metaphorisch.

Seal

Die Trennung als Teil der Wirklichkeit verstehen. Ein schmerzvolles Kapitel hinter sich lassen. Die Separation annehmen, Abschied nehmen und schließlich einen neuen positiven Ausblick auf die Zukunft gewinnen.
Ein Zustand der Separation vom alten, das vergangen ist und gleichzeitig vom
neuen, das noch nicht ist.

Sparkling Eyes (Надежда)

Separation vom/von der Geliebten, vom Objekt der Begierde, von dem oder dessen was man begehrt, ersehnt, erträumt, erwünscht.
(Gedicht-Exzerpt im Intro: John Keats „Oh, Einsamkeit!“)
Ein Zustand der Hoffnung (russ: Nadjeschda) und zugleich eine Ode an die Liebe.
In Liebe gewidmet der Frau, die diesen Namen trägt.

Website: www.amandasnadel.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alizmusic
YouTube: I Am Aliz – YouTube-Kanal
Instagram: www.instagram.com/amandasnadelofficial

 

Pressekontakt:
ISHTAR RISING
Klemens Wallisch
Oppelgasse 6 / Tür 16
1120 Wien
Mobil: +43 (0) 676 40 82 862

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DORDEDUH Har

With their sophomore full-length, „Har“, Romania’s DORDEDUH have created a rare and unique metal record that defies easy categorisation, pushes boundaries, and offers something new and previously unheard. Dropping names of such game changing artists as FAITH NO MORE, CELTIC FROST, and DEVIN TOWNSEND is by no means intended as a musical comparison, but rather used to indicate the astonishing level of innovation offered by „Har“.
Based on previous experience, guitarists and founders Edmond „Hupogrammos“ Karban and Sol Faur aka Cristian Popescu were expected to deliver an album oscillating in the musical space between dark folk and black metal.  And, while they did indeed draw from those sources, they also fearlessly incorporated electronic, gothic, rock, psychedelic, prog, and even pop elements without prejudice.
This open-minded approach resulted in a stunning artistic achievement, from the fierce and epic opening track ‚Timpul întâilor‘ to the catchy ‚Descânt‘ to percussive interludes like ‚Calea magilor‘ and cinematic blockbusters such as ‚Vraci de nord‘. „Har“ stubbornly resists any attempt of an easy stylistic categorisation. Each song has its own distinct personality, but all are tied together by DORDEDUH walking an artistic left-hand path. A lurking sense of occult mystery and underlying darkness permeate even the most joyful moments on „Har“.
It is not the first time that Hupogrammos and Sol Faur have been involved in creating an iconic album. Both had leading roles in composing of NEGURĂ BUNGET’s masterpiece „Om“, which essentially put Romania onto the map of heavy music. After an acrimonious split, the duo from the city of Timișoara founded DORDEDUH and delighted critics and fans alike with the EP „Valea omului“ (2010) and debut full-length „Dar de duh“ (2012).
Beyond the obvious point of lyrics in the musical Romanian language, the native element also hides in DORDEDUH’s melodies and rhythms as well as in subtle touches of traditional instrumentation. The effect easily compares to the often unnoticed way SYSTEM OF A DOWN have organically incorporated traditional Armenian music into their sound. Despite a strong presence, those regional components will only reveal themselves to connoisseurs of Caucasian – or in the case of DORDEDUH, Carpathian – folk. Yet at no time such knowledge of traditional ingredients is needed to fully enjoy or become immersed in their work.
The remarkable production of „Har“ is another factor in making the album special. Although Hupogrammos is an experienced sound engineer, DORDEDUH entrusted mixing and mastering to celebrated producer Jens Bogren, renowned for his singular approach and impact on the work of major artists including OPETH, DIMMU BORGIR, KATATONIA, MOONSPELL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and IHSAHN. The Swede proved to be an excellent choice, and he brought this dark diamond to perfect brilliance.
Beyond the music, DORDEDUH created „Har“ as a journey into the unknown.  The Romanians offer their songs to connect listeners with a cosmic heritage buried deep in the subconscious, guiding an aural journey into the collective memories encapsulated within. According to Hupogrammos, „the title of the album could be translated as grace, talent, or as being gifted in the divine sense“.
“Har” is a milestone – and not just for Romanian metal. DORDEDUH have taken an artistic quantum leap that promises to be recognized as one of the finest and most individual metal albums of the year, and perhaps even the decade.
Tracklist
1. Timpul întâilor
2. În vieliștea uitării
3. Descânt
4. Calea magilor
5. Vraci de nord
6. Desferecat
7. De neam vergur
8. Văznesit
Line-up
Edmond „Huppogrammos“ Karban – vocals, guitars, keyboards, mandola, tulnic
Cristian „Sol Faur“ Popescu – guitars, keyboards, hammered dulcimer
Andrei Jumugă – drums & percussion, toaca
Flavius Misarăș – bass
Traditional instruments
Tambal, xylophon, toaca, tulnic, nai, fluier, caval, dube, timbale, lemne, mandola
Recorded at Consonance Studio by Andrei Jumuga, Sol Faur, Edmond Karban
Mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren
Available formats
„Har“ is available as a hardcover 48-page 3CD/DVD artbook incl. CD with 2 bonus tracks plus 7 track live CD/DVD, limited gatefold 2LP gold vinyl (400 copies), gatefold 2LP black vinyl, and on CD.

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DARKWAVE DUO ‚HALLOWS‘ FINALLY RELEASE THEIR LONG EXPECTED DEBUT ALBUM ‚ALL THAT IS TRUE‘! – VÖ: 4.6.2021

​For Fans Of: Ritual Howls, Tempers, The KVB, Kaelan Mikla,  Buzz Kull, SRSQ,  Linea Aspera

Following the release of the first new single, ‚All That Is True Dies‘ in April, HALLOWS now finally present their full-length debut album ‚All That Is True‘ on June 4th, 2021.

After their five-song EP, ‚Subtle‘, ‚All That Is True‘ sees HALLOWS drastically grow as a band. The album witnesses the duo explore deeper into sound design and atmosphere, taking risks and unorthodox approaches to their home-base of darkwave/post-punk. With the flair of Seattle producer Aaron C. Schroeder, All That Is True displays HALLOWS‘ growing maturity as a band and their desire to explore further into their genre, while pulling influence from an eclectic array of music and art.

While Subtle explored longing, loneliness, and sadness, ‚All That Is True‘ explores themes of searching for a purpose, coming to terms with loss, and garnering the strength to face adversity. The album was written mostly during times of unrest in Seattle (and the world) where both V and D witnessed the brutality of oppression first hand. These experiences served as inspiration for much of this output, pouring out angst, rebellion, and the drive to march towards a brighter future. Though the album is not explicitly political, it explores the emotional journey of existing in an unjust world.

Influences for this record include Mogwai, TR/ST, Houses of Heaven, House of Harm, Massive Attack, Lust For Youth, Traitrs.

 

 

About HALLOWS

HALLOWS is  duo consisting of Vanee D. and Dom R. started in Minneapolis in 2018, migrated to Seattle. The band explores themes of unease and loneliness in their music, staying true to the darkwave/post-punk genre while incorporating influences from various other genres and art forms.

Hallows is :
Vanee D.  – Synth, Bass, Vocals
Dom R.  – Synth, Guitar, Drum Programming, Vocals

 

Watch their video for „All That Is True Dies“ here:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hallows.seattle

bandcamp: https://hallows.bandcamp.com/

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/

 

 

 

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Pink Turns Blue – So Why Not Save The World (June 6, 2021)

PINK TURNS BLUE
SO WHY NOT SAVE THE WORLD

This Song is for all the people who don’t get frustrated about the tedious and laborious task of making this world just a little bit better.

length: 04:16
non explicit
LC13886
ISRC DEAA12111812
(c) 2021 ORDEN Publishing
(p) 2021 ORDEN Records
music & words: Mic Jogwer
EAN/UPC 4872343135369

Pink Turns Blue
is an alternative rock band from Berlin with hits and albums that have become milestones in the genre of post punk / guitar wave. Their songs are a fixture in every genre club and they are headlining genre festivals worldwide. Their singles top genre charts and are featured in playlists and radio shows. Last year, “Something Deep Inside“ was used in Matthew Berkowitz’s thriller “The Madness Inside Me”. Since their world tour 2018-2020 the three-piece has grown a global fanbase with strongholds in the US, Mexico, Germany, UK and Brazil.

( KREDITE: © 2021 Daniela Vorndran (www.black-cat-net.de

Reinhören: https://lnk.to/PinkTurnsBlue_SoWhyNotSavetheWorld

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pink-turns-blue/so-why-not-save-the-world/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pink.Turns.Blue.Official

Website: https://pinkturnsblue.com/

 

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INDRID COLD Build A Monument Of Emptiness With ‘Monument Prázdnoty’

Monument Prázdnoty (Eng: Monument of Emptiness) is the debut album from Czech post, doom metal band Indrid Cold. The word emptiness means: “The field of boundless emptiness is what exists from the very beginning. You must purify, cure, grind down, or brush away all the tendencies you have fabricated into apparent habits. Then you can reside in a clear circle of brightness. Utter emptiness has no image. Upright independence does not rely on anything. Just expand and illuminate the original truth unconcerned by external conditions.

Accordingly, we are told to realize that not a single thing exists. In this field birth and death do not appear. The deep source, transparent down to the bottom, can radiantly shine and can respond unencumbered to each speck of dust [each object] without becoming its partner. The subtlety of seeing and hearing transcends mere colors and sounds. The whole affair functions without leaving traces and mirrors without obscurations.“

Monument Prázdnoty | Released June 1st, 2021 via Sliptrick Records

 

 

Track Listing:
01. Propojení | 02. Èíše života| 03. Zemì k tobì mluví | 04. Animus | 05. Jinosvìt | 06. Útes | 07. Katharse

All music written by Indrid Cold
Poem”Číše života” written by Michail Lermontov (1834)
Produced,recorded and mixed by Luboš Stručovský | Chaos Magnvm Production | CZ
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg | Magnus Lindberg Productions | SWE
Artwork & design by Luboš Stručovský

 

 

Indrid Cold are:
Pavel Peckl – Drums | Bedřich Vodvářka – Bass | Jan Špingl – Guitars/vocals | Luboš Stručovský – Guitars/Keyboards

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndridColdCZ?

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCAqrEOiHC8Fmy9qyRZS4g

 

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The Familiar is VAZUM’s second single from their forthcoming album, V+

The Familiar is a tongue-in-cheek expose on a culture of regurgitation that dominates the music industry in today’s algorithmic landscape which rewards conformity over originality. With it’s dancy drum beat, post-punk style guitars and gothy vocals, The Familiar is sure to arouse your penchant for fishnets, hair spray, black lipstick and eyeliner. With the single comes a music video shot and edited by vocalist / bassist Emily Sturm. It features the duo sporting the looks of goth / post-punk icons Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith and Andrew Eldritch. The Familiar is available for pay-what-you-want download from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DnTME6T3mw&feature=youtu.bevazum.bandcamp.com and is on all streaming services. 

Lyrics:
Everything you do and say
Leftovers from yesterday
Replicating the mainstays
Still don’t get ya paid

Can’t you hear what I’m saying
I’m breaking your malaise
I’m bringing forth new days
It spells out your decay
You’ll offer me false praise

Crushing with Cacophony
Drowning mediocrity
We are here now
Rotten pool of luxury
Pissing in your stagnant stream
A fountain of tears
Forty two years

Painting all your flowers grey
Cowardice keeps you this way
Mimicking the way they played
Might just get you laid
Something new is heresy
Silencing your mockery
Destroy insincerity
Who cares anyway

We all see you’re an imitation, a copy
We can see all your limitations, your obsolete

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAZUMROCKS/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/vazum/

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THE AWAKENING release new Album „This Alchemy“!


The Awakening’s 10th album „This Alchemy“ will officially release next week. The album features 10 new original compositions, along with a powerful rendition of the Alphaville classic “A Victory Of Love.”

Nyte says about the first single from the album:

“Zero Down is about the posthumous exploitation of ‘rockstars’ – something that has been happening since the dawn of rock ’n roll. It’s a song I wrote many years ago, and I am delighted to finally share it with the world, in all of its irreverent reverence.”

Based in the U.S., The Awakening is a musical project born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the late ’90s. Ashton Nyte has released seven critically acclaimed solo albums and has collaborated on various projects with members of The Cure, The Mission, Bauhaus, and many more. „This Alchemy“ follows less than a year after frontman Ashton Nyte released his solo album and book of poetry and short stories, Waiting For A Voice.

“I think the 36-date European tour I completed with Wayne Hussey in late 2019 re-ignited my drive to create more art and stay connected with those who kindly support my work. This Alchemy is, in many ways, a new creative chapter for The Awakening. It occupies a different space to both „Waiting For A Voice“ and „Chasm“ which I think satisfies the growth and diversity essential for an artist,” says Nyte of the new release.

 

The Awakening premiers new music video ‘Zero Down’  
https://youtu.be/HBJoP7pbkr8  
The Awakening premiere a new music video for the track ‘Zero Down’, a cynical view of the posthumous 
exploitation of “rockstars” – something that has been happening since the dawn of rock ’n roll. 
Singer and composer Ashton Nyte comments about the lyrics and the video: 
“The lyrics cover several ways that we the fans, the media, record labels, managers, and others, 
essentially exploit and cheapen the legacy of those we were supposedly enamoured with. The song 
references various indignities suffered by many artists once they have passed, all for clickbait or more 
sensational headlines. I’ve tried to capture the manic insanity and insensitivity of it all with the music video,  which was very enjoyable to create – I’ve always enjoyed theatrical melodrama!” 
‘Zero Down’ is taken off the brand-new album „This Alchemy“ by The Awakening, which releases officially 
this week. The album features ten new original compositions, along with a powerful rendition of the 
Alphaville classic ‘A Victory Of Love’. 

 

Follow The Awakening:

www.facebook.com/theawakeningofficial
www.instagram.com/theawakeningofficial
www.twitter.com/ashtonnyte

Official Store: https://www.theawakening.com/

 

 

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TEENAGE INDONESIAN DARK-DISCO TRIO ‚CAMLANN‘ RETURN WITH THEIR SECOND ALBUM ‚CIRCA 1983‘!

The dark disco teenage trio from Jakarta, Camlann, return with an album titled Circa 1983Circa 1983 becomes Camlann’s second album after releasing its first album, The Forgotten Lost Fragments. Previously, Camlann introduced the singles „1983“, „Give Me Light“, and „I’m Nobody“ which were part of their second album. The album was produced by Pedro Code (IAMTHESHADOW, The Dream Collision, Rainy Days Factory), a darkwave musician from Portugal.

 

 

Fauzan Pratama, as the composer and synth player of Camlann explained how Circa 1983 was the result of their imagination. “Camlann aims to present our own interpretation of the past with modern nostalgia. In this album we want to invite listeners to our interpretation of Jakarta in 1983″. Through Circa 1983, Camlann reminisced about a time they had never been through, of which they haven’t even born yet. „Here, we are trying to make fiction that can relate to many people. So you can dedicate the songs in Circa 1983 to anyone you want. All the lyrics came from our imagination, as neutral as possible but nostalgic and relatable for everyone”.

This purpose inspired the music Camlann created in Circa 1983. While their first album focused on the gloomy darkwave influence, this time they grew bored and tried to get out of their comfort zone. Camlann combines various genres that represents the 80s, such as new wavedisco, and city pop. With a wide range of music, from Depeche Mode, Xmal Deutschland, Alphaville, Donna Summer, to Junko Ohashi, Camlann dared to call themselves a dark disco group. As the result, Circa 1983 was born as a unique mixture between 80’s new wave, disco, and synth-pop with a solid touch of modern darkwave to it. These influences were well mixed in the ten tracks on this album.

 

 

About CAMLANN

Camlann is a teen alternative Neo-Goth band from Jakarta, Indonesia with Ony Godfrey as the guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Bayu Triyudanto as the bassist, and Fauzan Pratama as the synth player and composer. They also have their own producer, Chariszan and Arachne, who’s also their co. songwriter.

Camlann was formed in early 2019 as a personal project of Ony Godfrey and Zanetta Bangun (Chariszan) when they were 15 years old. After going through personnel changes, Ony met Fauzan Pratama when the two of them joined the science olympiad program. Fauzan then introduced Ony to Bayu Triyudanto, who made Camlann a very solid youth music group. Camlann received help from Zanetta Bangun, who was Ony’s senior when they were in junior high school, for their creative process.

For Camlann, Circa 1983 is an album that best describes who they are. Camlann is trying to break away from the ‚gothic‘ label they have clung to and this album is the first step in their adventure. They try to play whatever they want without thinking about the frills of the genre. „We are sure that if we are not honest with our music, the result will not have any feeling,“ said Ony. With their young age, Camlann have extraordinary musical potential and abilities, making them a unit worth listening to.

They released their first EP, “The Arrival”, in August 2019. On May, 2020, Camlann released their single, „To Vatican“, which is a single from their current 10 tracks album, „The Forgotten Lost Fragments“. Their new album „Circa 1983“ will be released in the first half of 2021.

 

Camlann:
Ony Godfrey – Vocal, Guitar
Fauzan Pratama – Synthesizer, Drum Machine
Bayu Triyudanto – Bass, Guitar

 

Watch their video for „I’m Nobody“ here:

 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/camlannmusic/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/camlannmusic/

spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/

bandcamp: https://camlannmusic.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

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