Neo-Classical Band AUTUMN TEARS Reveals The Glow Of Desperation

April 21, 2021 – After the highly acclaimed 2020 double album The Air Below The WaterAUTUMN TEARS is thrilled to present their newest offering The Glow of Desperation, featuring 64 minutes of brand new music, presented as a limited CD and digital download. 

„To put it simply enough, the theme of the album to be construed is that sometimes we get so desperate that it actually manifests into luminescence.  All of the songs actually deal With some form of hope and desperation.“

The Glow of Desperation features a fully orchestrated, classical ensemble as well as:

Classical / opera singer & composer Caroline Clarke (Trovatori),
Singer / songwriter Tamar Singer (Zeresh, Cruel Wonders, Necromishka),
Singer / composer / vocal coach Anne „Anaé“ Laurent (Anaé & The Petrichor, Adrana),
Tenor opera vocalist Darren Clarke (Trovatori),
Lead vocalist Agnete Mangnes Kirkevaag from the legendary Norwegian progressive metal act Madder Mortem Mark Garrett from the avant garde, progressive metal act Kardashev Classical / opera singer Ann-Mari Edvardsen Alexis, best know as the Former vocalist of Norwegian doom metal / avant-garde band The 3rd and the Mortal (Nightswan, Painting on Glass, In This Room). 
Also returning is singer / songwriter Brona McVittie. 

Analog mastering by Michael Venia from Sound Mixology. 

The CD features a 20 page lyric booklet lavishly illustrated with paintings by award winning artist Marcela Bolívar –




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MECHANICAL MOTH – Mirrors – 2CD Album – SCANNER / Dark Dimensions Label Group

Mechanical Moth – Mirrors – Albuminfo

Mechanical Moth nähert sich dem zwanzigjährigen Bandbestehen und reflektiert mit dem siebten Album „Mirrors“ die musikalische und persönliche Entwicklung der letzten Jahre.
Mit dem Anspruch, ein innovatives wie gewohnt dunkel-elektronisches Album zu erschaffen, hat sich auch die Bandbesetzung hin zu einem Zweipersonen-Projekt neu strukturiert.
Für „Mirrors“ ist Ivy zurück in die Band gekommen, die bereits Leadsängerin auf dem „Rebirth“-Album war. Ihre Multikreativität und ihr unkonventioneller, souliger Gesang verleihen Mechanical Moth eine solide düstere,
aber auch eine progressive Klangfarbe.

„Mirrors“ ist ein Konzept-Doppelalbum, dessen Songs je eine Female-Version in Dark Wave und eine Male-Version in harter Dunkelelektronik bietet.
Die Song-Versionen können der Tracklist folgend parallel gehört werden und zeigen durch ihre vokale wie instrumentale Diversität jeweils unterschiedliche Facetten des Albums.
Neben gewohnt getragenen und filigranen Melodien finden sich auf diesem Album auch treibende Tanzflächenfüller mit präsenten Synths und Rhytmen.

Die Motte ist stilistisch gereift und bleibt sich dennoch selbst treu.
So behandelt „Mirrors“ thematisch den inneren Zwiespalt aus Erinnerung und Zukunft, gewohnten Strukturen und Neuanfang.
Licht oder Schatten — auf welcher deiner Seiten stehst du?

UK Info :

Mechanical Moth almost approach their twentieth band anniversary, and on their seventh album “Mirrors”, they reflect their musical and personal development of the last years.
Striving to create an innovative, yet familiar dark-electronic record, the band line-up has changed into a duo project as well.
Ivy, who has provided lead vocals for the “Rebirth” album before, has returned for “Mirrors”.
Her multi-creativity and unconventional, soulful voice offers Mechanical Moth a solidly dark, yet progressive timbre.

“Mirrors” is a conceptual double album; the songs are interpreted in a male elektro and female dark wave version each.
The different versions offer a parallel listening experience following the tracklist and illustrate the various facets of the record through their vocal and instrumental diversity.
Aside from the usual combination of sustained and delicate melodies, this record offers high-energy dancefloor fillers featuring prominent synths and rhythms as well.

The Moth has matured stylistically and yet stayed true to itself.
In that sense “Mirrors” also reflects the inner dichotomy between memories, future, familiar motions, and new beginnings.
Light or shadows – which one of your sides are you on?


CD 1 :

1. Stuck (female)
2. la petite mort (female)
3. bad thing (female)
4. wake up (female)
5. animals (female)
6. pain with no face (female)
7. coffing gossip (female)
8. icetears (female)
9. undead on the dancefloor (female)
10. extinction theory (female)
11. home (female)

CD 2 :

1. Stuck (male)
2. la petite mort (male)
3. bad thing (male)
4. wake up (male)
5. animals (male)
6. pain with no face (male)
7. coffing gossip (male)
8. icetears (male)
9. undead on the dancefloor (male)
10. extinction theory (male)
11. home (male)

Kontakt :
Arne Gutowski (Tandrin)








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Boom Bang Boom! EP – Preview

Boom Bang Boom! is the upcoming latest release from KNIGHT$ (Boytronic/Scarlet Soho/James Knights). A real summer floor-filler to add to his growing string of hits, this future classic is set for release in early July. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come for your readers and fans and video to follow in a couple of weeks:

Boom Bang Boom! is available to pre order from Bandcamp on May 7th on limited edition Yellow 12″ vinyl, and as part of several bundle deals (details below). James adds „Since the last album I’ve written a lot, and I can’t hold this song back any longer!“. 

The release includes extended cuts of Boom Bang Boom! by Mirko Hirsch, Also Playable Mono, and Ant-People. Legendary producer and DJ Alexander Robotnick „Problemes d’Amour“ provides a re-worked version of live favourite Alligator for the B-side, and Ant-People’s Dollars & Cents remix completes the tracklist, cramming a total of five mixes on this lemon-coloured gem.

Thank you!





A1. Boom Bang Boom! (Mirko Hirsch Extended)
A2. Boom Bang Boom! (Also Playable Mono Extended)
B1. Boom Bang Boom! (Ant People Digital Frequence Mix)
B2. Dollars & Cents (Ant People Remix)
B3. Alligator (Alexander Robotnick Extended)

A1. Boom Bang Boom! (Mirko Hirsch Single Edit) &
B1. A personal voice message from KNIGHT$ to you. Tell him what to say, or he will make something up!

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CLICKS release new album „G.O.T.H.“

Fast rising Polish electro project CLICKS are releasing their new full-length „G.O.T.H.“ today, Friday, April 16. Please find album details and cover art below.

„G.O.T.H.“ is now streaming in full at the link below:

All previously released radio singles are available for airplay in MP3 and WAV format.

We kindly ask you to publish this shop link alongside any news items, if possible:

1. First World Problems
2. Connection
3. Clicks. Dead
4. Dropdead
5. Every Bloated Muscle
6. I Dream
7. It’s All about You
8. Mr. Nevergonnabe
9. Past of My Past
10. Story
11. The Clicks in Me
12. Fever
13. Themostimportantperson

CLICKS frontman Kr-Lik has landed a sardonic coup: The Polish electro project’s mischievous provocateur concocted an elaborate deception, which insinuated a radical change of style towards guitar-laden gothic sounds. He launched a tailor-made pre-release video for the track ‚I Dream‘, which featured a dark figure walking through a gloomy forest wrapped in Blair Witch aesthetics and shrouded in gothic soundscapes. This image is ironically broken by the final scene that shows the protagonist actually at the gathering of mushrooms. The cover of CLICKS‚ upcoming second full-length „G.O.T.H.“ also picks up on the dark scene’s classic style as the black and white artwork features Gothic type and is decorated with an insular graveyard.

If this overdose of „goth kvlt“ appears to be somewhat suspicious coming from CLICKS, it is very much due to the fact that this is just Kr-Lik giving free reign to his wicked sense of humour again. The title „G.O.T.H.“ actually stands for: „Getting Old, Tired, and …“ and is programmatically referring to the main theme of this album. „G.O.T.H.“ is at its core a thoroughly serious and respectful examination of this former youth culture, which has been ageing noticeably for several decades. The song ‚Every Bloated Muscle‘ can therefore easily be understood as a tongue-in-cheek homage to the NITZER EBB EBM classic ‚Murderous‘ – viewed from the perspective of 30 years later.

Through this artistic self-irony, the famous elephant in the room is made visible: What happens to the heroes of a scene who have long outgrown their youth? What remains when cultivated depression and juvenile longings for death have been pushed to the side-lines by family and children? To this essential question, CLICKS provide a powerful answer with „G.O.T.H.“. Without any denying their roots in the classic EBM environment, the Poles pick up sporadic electroclash and minimal dance influences, while gallantly bowing to acts like ANTHONY ROTHER or GUY BURATTO.

This „new“ ease of composing spawns exciting musical hybrids like ‚First World Problems‘, ‚I Dream‘ or ‚Mr Nevergonnabe‘. On ‚G.O.T.H.‘, the joy of experimentation, perfect sound, and casual humour fuse with scene-spanning nonchalance. The result works just as well in a car or at home as in any club. From CLICKS‚ mocking strategy of confusion, the shape of an album emerges that is as idiosyncratic as it is modern and with a twinkle in the eye turns up its nose at the self-proclaimed enforces of morals blocking the gates for any change within EBM. Almost casually the Poles catapult their freshly minted sound design into the 21st century.

This is how musical self-renewal works: CLICKS‚ „G.O.T.H.“ provides the  perfect antitheses to all the horrible clichés that have haunted the EBM industrial scene of the last two decades.

Wojciech Król aka Kr-Lik – all instruments, vocals, and music

Produced by Wojciech Król
Mastered by Vincent Uhlig
Artwork & Layout by Nico Janse van Rensburg


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AERONAUT V – Late Departure EP

Launch sequence has begun!

AERONAUT V „Late Departure“ EP

as a free download on Bandcamp.

Password: „distinction“. Distinction from the multitude of electro projects, to be precise. This is exactly what the Aeronaut V do since 2018, proposing a splendid technologically advanced sound, rich in refinement and heady formulations that elevate this duo act to one of the best emerging proposals on the scene. The album „Late Departure“ in six songs expresses all the sonic potential of the synergy between Ville Brusi, member of the ebm / darkwave / synthpop ensemble Neuroactive and Arttu Korppivuori, the post punk / goth rock singer of Murnau’s Playhouse. The two artists make their style converge within modulations of superior quality, involving and always with attention to the smallest details, performing in the Aeronaut V a unifying function between their respective music orientations. Linearity of drum-programming set at variable speed, pulsing sequencers, catchy synth melodies, introspective texts and deep vocals, make up the structure of this full length, specially planned to conquer all the fans of the best electro tradition, who will immerse themselves completely in the harmonious soundscapes designed by the power duo, planned to fascinate from the first listening, arousing immediate pleasure and the awareness of breathing an air of futurism and retrospective. The music of Aeronaut V is placed at the same time in a old / new synthpopish context with balanced 80’s waver deviations, creating a combination of atmospheres and euphonies characterized by elegance, danceability and solid attractive power.


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Arsine Tibé – (previously unreleased) archive songs III

Mit dem Wort „Archiv“ assoziiert man landläufig ein gewisses Alter und zwar das Alter der Dinge, die sich darin befinden. Mit dem dritten Teil der im September 2020 begonnenen „Archive Songs“-Reihe widerlegt Manfred Thomaser nun diesen Zusammenhang, denn die meisten der hier präsentierten Tracks sind erst im Jahr 2020 entstanden bzw. vollendet worden. So zum Beispiel die beiden Songs, die gemeinsam mit Aidan Casserly versteckt hinter dem Namen Sebastian and the dream) komponiert wurden. „I Am Your Blues“ und „Voyage Now“ zeigen erneut, dass diese Stimme wunderbar zu Arsine Tibé passt, und die Ausflüge in blues-rockige bzw. poppige Regionen tragen wahrlich wunderbare Früchte. „Voyage Now“ besticht dabei durch samtig groovenden und verführerischen Charme sowie mehrlagigen Gesang. Dem Ohrwurmcharakter des Songs wird folgerichtig durch eine
begleitende Single-VÖ Rechnung getragen und der Radio Edit ist hier bereits als Bonustrack enthalten.

Die weiteren Lieder dieser Zusammenstellung bewegen sich wieder im für Arsine Tibé absolut typischen, rein instrumentalen Lounge Noire-Spektrum und laden zum Beflügeln der Fantasie ein.
Songtitel wie „Northern Silence“, „Cocktail“ oder „Dark Monday“ lassen erahnen, wohin die Reise dieses Mal geht. Umrahmt werden alle Tracks von den Songs „Before The Shooting“ und After The Shooting“. Zunächst stehen sich die Gegner Duellanten?) gegenüber, am Ende wird vielleicht doch eher eine liegende Position eingenommen… Rückschlüsse auf die entspannende Wirkung des Werkes wären an dieser Stelle
natürlich rein spekulativer Natur. Todlangweilig ist es jedoch in keinem Fall, sondern bietet vielmehr reichlich sphärische, aber auch beschwingte, teils nachdenkliche oder auch augenzwinkernde Destinationen.

(Torsten Pape)

01. Before The Shooting 3:02
02. I Am Your Blues (feat. Sebastian and the dream) 3:27
03. Northern Silence 3:07
04. Voyage Now (feat. Sebastian and the dream) 7:29
05. Cocktail 3:05
06. Dark Monday 2:02
07. Lovers And Dancers 2:21
08. After The Shooting 3:02
09. Voyage Now (feat. Sebastian and the dream) / Radio Edit 4:26
10. Voyage Now (Instrumental) 7:29
11. I Am Your Blues (Instrumental) 3:27

cover/artwork: Seyhan & Arsine Tibè



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Inner Axis – Midnight Hunter

Die Kieler Heavy Metaller INNER AXIS starten in das Frühjahr mit zwei brandneuen
Metal-Krachern, die neben dem jeweiligen Digital-Release als Double-Feature CD- und 12“ Vinyl-Maxi erscheinen werden. Beide Songs sind in den PITCHBACK STUDIOS produziert worden und liefern einen perfekten Genre-Sound, der u.a. von Band-Neuzugang Nino Helfrich (auch IRON ANGEL) an der Gitarre und Annihilator Bassist Rich Gray als Gastmusiker veredelt wurde. Auch in Bezug auf das Artwork hat sich die Band mit Jan Yrlund einen Fachmann an Land gezogen, der u.a. für Manowar, Apocalyptica, Battle Beast, Bon Jovi und Korpiklaani gearbeitet hat.

Den Anfang wird die Single „Midnight Hunter“ machen, die am 9. April inkl. einer
instrumental-Version als B-Seite erscheint. Ein dazugehöriges Musikvideo veröffentlicht die Band am gleichen Tag und hat für die Fans noch ein paar besondere Video-Clips vorbereitet, die zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt erscheinen werden.
„Midnight Hunter“ zeigt die Band gewohnt treibend, kraftvoll, episch, aber auch eingängig im Geiste des klassischen 80er Jahre Metals, welches sich sowohl bei der Cover Gestaltung als auch im Video manifestiert. Zudem konnte die Band für die Bandaufnahmen zur Videoproduktion Bassistin Melissa Cavo gewinnen.

Mit der zweiten Single „Steelbladed Avenger“, die am 14. Mai ebenfalls mit instrumentaler B-Seite erscheint, schießt die Band aus vollen Rohren. Nicht minder eingängig, aber noch mal eine Schippe treibender präsentiert sich die Band bei diesem Titel auf einem, im Vergleich zu den Vorgänger-Alben, deutlich gereifteren Level. In Bezug auf die Umsetzung des Musikvideos konnte die Band Regisseur Alex Popov, der u.a. für die Special Effects des oscarnominierten Films TWO DISTANT STANGERS verantwortlich war, sowie Danny McBride (Produzent / Drehbuchautor von UNDERWORLD) für ihr Projekt gewinnen. Deren Kurzfilm „Fallen Angel“ kombinierte das Regie-Team mit Band-Aufnahmen zum perfekten „Steelbladed Avengers“ Clip, der nicht nur mit Schlachtengetümmel und viel mystischer Dramatik aufwarten kann, sondern auch mit einer überaus interessanten Riege an Darstellern.

So wird die Hauptrolle (die Steelbladed Avengerin) von Ellen Hollmann verkörpert, die
u.a. bei den Film/Serien Projekten Criminal Minds, Spartacus, CSI:Las Vegas, Scorpion King 4, Leathal Weapon: Series, NCIS: New Orleans mitgewirkt hat und ebenso im kommenden The Matrix 4 mit spielt.

Zudem sind Steven Dunlevy (Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick 2, Logan: the wolverine, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw), Scott Mcelroy (Resorvoir Dogs, Star Treck: Deep Space Nine, Underworld…stunts für Pulp Fiction) und Anthony De Longis (Master of the Universe, Star Treck Voyager, Highlander:Series, Batman Returns) mit von der Partie.

Nach dem Release der beiden Digital-Singles erscheint am 11. Juni die CD-Maxi- Single im limitierten Digifile Format, die sowohl beide neuen Songs, als auch deren B- Seiten enthält. Am 27. August wird dann die 12“ Maxi-Single mit allen vier Tracks veröffentlicht.



Audio Tracklisting:
1 Midnight Hunter
2 Midnight Hunter (Instrumental)







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Projekt Ich – Senses Thrilled

Mit „Senses Thrilled“ veröffentlicht Projekt Ich alias Ulf Müller mittlerweile die siebte Singleauskoppelung vom kommenden zweiten Studioalbum, welches im Herbst / Winter 2021 auf Echozone erscheinen wird.

Nach dem erfolgreichen Debütalbum „By Train Through Countries“ (2019) machte sich Ulf nach einer kurzen Kreativpause erneut ans Werk und produzierte kurzerhand einige Demosongs, um das bewährte Konzept des Debütalbums mit verschiedenen,
talentierten Sänger*innen aus der ganzen Welt fortzusetzen.

Als Sänger konnte Ulf diesmal David B Roundsley vom Electropop Projekt Munich Syndrome aus Kalifornien / USA verpflichten. David kreierte neben dem Songtext auch die Gesangsmelodie von „Senses Thrilled“ und schafft durch seine prägende Vocoder-
Gesangsperformance, die sozialkritische Botschaft der Gegensätze von Reizüberflutungen im digitalen Zeitalter und die Möglichkeiten, dekadenten Luxus in allen erdenklichen Formen zu erleben oder die eigene Realität zum Teil, über dem Durchschnitt, oder ganz
auszublenden, zu verstärken. Gewinnt der Rausch oder bleibt man bei sich, im Jetzt und Hier?

„Senses Thrilled“ ist eingängig, magisch, aber auch tragend.
Alternativer Synthpop mit einem Hauch von Eleganz.

„Senses Thrilled“ beinhaltet neben dem Originaltitel die Radio- Edition des Originals, sieben intensive Remixe von den Bands und Künstlern Analogue-X (DE), Cyborgdrive (ES), Mind Code (DE), Druggedmoon (ZA), Morbid Echo (DE), U.M. Fiedel (DE) und
Sudden Creation (UK), sowie die beiden Instrumental Remix- Versionen von U.M. Fiedel und Analogue-X und die Instrumentalversion des Originals.

Parallel zum Release wird ein Lyric-Video erscheinen.

Markus Kühnel von Noctural Studios entwarf für diese Single das Frontcover und alle weiteren Grafiken.

Audio Tracklisting:
1 Senses Thrilled (feat. Munich

2 Senses Thrilled (Radio Edit) (feat.
Munich Syndrome)

3 Senses Thrilled (U.M. Fiedel Remix)
(feat. Munich Syndrome)

4 Senses Thrilled (Mind Code Remix)
(feat. Munich Syndrome)

5 Senses Thrilled (Druggedmoon
Remix) (feat. Munich Syndrome)

6 Senses Thrilled (Sudden Creation
Remix) (feat. Munich Syndrome)

7 Senses Thrilled (Cyborgdrive Remix)
(feat. Munich Syndrome)

8 Senses Thrilled (Analogue-X Remix)
(feat. Munich Syndrome)

9 Senses Thrilled (Morbid Echo Remix)
(feat. Munich Syndrome)

10 Senses Thrilled (U.M. Fiedel
Instrumental Remix) (feat. Munich

11 Senses Thrilled (Analogue-X
Instrumental Remix) (feat. Munich

12 Senses Thrilled (Instrumental) (feat.
Munich Syndrome)



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Mit dieser eher düsteren Power-Ballade schlagen die PLEXIPHONES ein neues Kapitel ihrer Erfolgsgeschichte auf.

„You Shock Me“ spannt erneut, wie schon der Single- Vorgänger „Fail In Love“, den Bogen vom Alternative zum Dark-Pop und wandelt emotional vom subtil Skurrilen bis ins Extreme. Das wirklich Schockierende an einer zwiegespaltenen Gefühlswelt ist, dass man
sie manchmal erst auf den zweiten Blick erkennt. Durchleben, durchziehen, durchatmen! Ein Song für das Hier und Jetzt, aber auch für die Zeit danach und die Reminiszenz an die Pandemie.

PLEXIPHONES machen mit „You Shock Me“ wieder Lust auf „live“ sowie auf weitere musikalische Landmarks und Lebenszeichen der Band aus Mönchengladbach. Teil des digitalen Release-Pakets vom Label Echozone ist mit „It’s Alright“ eine Nummer von ihrem Debütalbum „News From The Colonies“ aus dem Jahr 2010.

Audio Tracklisting:
1 You Shock Me (Radio Edit) 04:54
2 It’s Alright 04:44

In Britain, PLEXIPHONES‘ mix of danceable electro-rock and electro-pop caused quite a stir in 2013 and 2014. A German band in the motherland of pop – it’s been done before, but it’s a long time since then.

Whether at their recording sessions in London’s Kreeme Studios, in an interview on London’s 103.3 fm radio station, or performing on the legendary club stages of the musical metropolis, „The Water Rats“ and „Music Palace“, the PLEXIPHONES from Mönchengladbach near Düsseldorf are making their mark in Britain. With the tongue-in-cheek title of their debut album „News from the Colonies“ and the almost heretical touch to their EP cover „The London Tapes“, showing Britain’s „Union Jack“ national flag in Germany’s black-red-gold colours, they have gained numerous British fans.



In Germany too, the electro rockers are now revving up as they launch their song „Can’t Change You“. This catchy dance track, a joint project with the internationally successful multi-million seller DJ SASH!, garnered its slot in calendar week 13 as the second-highest new entrant in the top 100 of Germany’s DJ charts:

In early April, the PLEXIPHONES crossed the pond to Britain again, playing in Oxford (03.04., The Art Bar) and in London (04.04., O2 Academy Islington). At both English gigs, they performed as supporting act for post-punk BLUE ZOO.

In addition, work on the second PLEXIPHONES album is under way at full pace. The recordings are made, the final mixes are in progress, and London-based record label Big Sky Song Ltd., based around producer Tom E Morrison (Underworld, Bonnie Tyler, Andrew Roachford, Bliss, P.Diddy) is in the starting blocks for the global release of the follow-on work, „ELECTRIC“ on 14/10/2016.




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Mirrorplain – The People’s Choice

MIRRORPLAIN setzt mit „The People’s Choice“ ein starkes Zeichen.
Vor Gesellschaftskritik hat das Sextett aus dem Sauerland noch nie zurückgeschreckt, doch kommt ihre neue Single mit einer nie dagewesenen Schärfe daher.


Getreu dem Motto ‚Harm Set, Harm Get‘ rechnet MIRRORPLAIN mit den Missständen der aktuellen Zeit ab und liefert einen neuen, kraftvolleren Sound gepaart mit der typischen, melodischen Attitüde, die sie über die Grenzen hinaus bekannt machen.
„The People’s Choice“ ist der nächste logische Schritt einer jungen Band, dessen Zenit noch lange nicht überschritten ist!



Audio Tracklisting:
1 The People’s Choice 04:00
2 The People’s Choice (Instrumental) 04:00


Die Band Mirrorplain ist eine sechsköpfige Gruppe, aus dem nicht so schönen Finnentrop, im sehr schönen Sauerland! Gegründet wurde sie im Mai 2011 und überzeugt seit dem mit einer Mischung aus Hard-Rock und Heavy Metal. Bundesweit standen die Jungs bereits auf über 40 Bühnen (von klein bis groß) und brachten die Massen (oder die Grüppchen) mit ihrer Musik zum toben! 2014 veröffentlichten sie ihre zweite CD namens Reflection und Produzierten ein Musikvideo zu dem Song Tower of Babel. 2016 begannen Mirrorplain mit der Arbeit an ihrem Debütalbum welches am 08.09.2017 erschien. Seit 2017 stehen sie bei Fastball Music unter Vertrag. Seit September 2017 befinden sie sich auf Album Tour und fügten Jan Ackerschott, als vollwertiges Mitglied an der Rhytmus Gitarre hinzu.





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Bloodred Hourglass – New Single “Veritas” out now!

Bloodred Hourglass just released their new single “Veritas” which is taken off the upcoming album to be released later this year. The new album is expected to be a melodic death metal rollercoaster with an epic feel and a very modern approach to be released later this year via Out Of Line Music.

Listen to the new song “Veritas” here: 

Finland’s upraising melo death band, Bloodred Hourglass, comments about the new song “Veritas”:

“When the pre-production of the album was almost finished, Eero got the idea of making a song with absolutely no holds barred. All the parts were composed in one rush of inspiration. 

„Veritas“ carries a ton of intensity with its adrenaline-filled riff and super-fast pace and really is a straight-forward raging roller coaster-like nothing we’ve done before. Lyrically it is very much a temptation-filled fairytale all gone down too well.”

“Obviously, we were in a new situation since the songwriting responsibility was divided due to member changes after the previous album. Overall, we wanted to create something that’s completely new and fresh for us but also maintain the familiar BRHG sound. Really happy with the results on the final record and it’s safe to say the end result is more than we, and hopefully all of you, even expected,” adds the band about the upcoming album.

With their latest output, the “Godsend” album (2019), the melodic death/thrash metal band succeeded in delivering great Melo-death vibes that positioned Bloodred Hourglass with their own signature sound who could climb their way towards the top of the metal genre hailing from Finland.

Vocalist Jarkko Koukonen comments: “Lyrically it’s going to be by far the most personal album to date. It’s an introspective trip into loss, lost chances of life and love – all crowned with sadness. You get a lot closer by being also fragile, and the contrast we managed to capture on this record is definitely some next level BRHG.“

„Musically it’s the most diverse BRHG album we’ve created. It contains our slowest song ever but also the most aggressive headbanger too. It’s filled with sadness and joy, brutality and catchiness – a perfect melodeath rollercoaster just the way we wanted it to be,“ states guitarist Lauri Silvonen.

Listen to the previous Bloodred Hourglass single “Drag me the rain” here: 

or watch the video here:


Jarkko Koukonen – vocals
Jarkko Hyvönen – drums
Jose Moilanen – bass
Lauri Silvonen – guitar
Joni Lahdenkauppi – guitar
Eero Silvonen – guitar


Bloodred Hourglass – Photo by Outi Puhakka – Outokuva


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The Song is a warning of complacency. An urgent call to refine oneself and to make the world a better place.

Pink Turns Blue – There must be so much more  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 clubs and they are headlining genre festivals worldwide.
The 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 ( )



Beginnings (1985–87)

The band originally was a duo consisting of Thomas Elbern (vocals and guitars), Mic Jogwer (vocals, bass and keyboards) and a drum machine.

In 1985,[2] Elbern was part of an NDW-ensemble called Seltsame Zustände but wanted to form a new band in Cologne and was looking for musicians via an ad. The music student Mic Jogwer answered, and they had several small appearances around Cologne under the name Pink Turns Blue (named after the Hüsker Dü song Pink Turns to Blue). Musically they were oriented towards post-punk bands like early The CureThe Chameleons or The Sound. In early 1986, art student and drummer Marcus Giltjes joined the band. The trio won a ’new talent award‘ from Germany’s biggest radio station WDR which included as a prize a studio session with producer and radio host Volkmar Kramarz.

The years as German indie insider tip (1987–91)

In June 1987, Mic Jogwer switched from bass to guitar and Ruebi Walter, who joined the band in 1986 as a keyboard player, moved to bass.

In August the band were signed by the newly found record label Fun Factory! The band recorded a few new songs and remixed existing material from 1986 for their debut album If Two Worlds Kiss, released in October 1987.

From October 1987 to March 1988, the band toured and the song Walking On Both Sides got them TV appearances and was played on the radio. They were invited to tour with the controversial Yugoslavian band Laibach, and Jogwer became friends with their soundman Janez Križaj. Križaj invited Pink Turns Blue to record their second album in Ljubljana. To pay for the recordings, the band smuggled Western studio equipment across the border.

In August 1988, the single Touch The Skies was released, and Pink Turns Blue played their first concerts in England, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. In October, their second album Meta was released which carried the keyboard heavy The Cure sound to extremes and which sold 2,300 units within 8 weeks. As second single, Your Master Is Calling, was released which got them TV appearance in Tele 5, was on rotation of many radio stations and is their most popular song to date with more than 3,7 million YouTube views.

The third album Eremite also was recorded with Janez Križaj in Ljubljana and was finished in August 1989. However, their record label Fun Factory got into financial difficulties and Pink Turns Blue switched to the Rough Trade Records sub-label Our Choice, which released the album in April 1990. „Michelle“ was remixed in Manchester and released in October as a single. Early 1990, Ruebi Walter’s younger brother Reinhold joined on keyboards, and drummer Marcus Giltjes left the band.

The fourth studio album, Aerdt (Art+Earth), was recorded between January and February 1991 in Ljubljana by Mic Jogwer and Ruebi Walter as a duo. A drum machine was used. The album was released in August. The band performed the songs live with a conventional setup supported a hired drummer.

Relocation to London (1991–95)

In spring 1991, after finishing the album Aerdt, Mic Jogwer and Ruebi Walter moved to London. The song „Seven Years“ from Aerdt was re-recorded in a dance version and released as a single in September. In early 1992, two more dance oriented singles followed: „Overloaded“ and „Star“.

In May 1992 Pink Turns Blue recorded their fifth album, Sonic Dust, with their new English drummer Louis Pavlou, and it was released in August.

In December 1992, Pink Turns Blue recorded their sixth album, Perfect Sex, with David M. Allen, the producer of The Cure and Sisters Of Mercy. It was released after some delay in 1994. Louis Pavlou left the band to join The Cure to record Wild Mood Swings.

In November 1994, the unplugged album Muzak was released which was recorded by Mic Jogwer and his sound engineer colleague Marc Williams in his London flat. It contains a selection of Pink Turns Blue songs performed with acoustic instruments.

In 1995, Pink Turns Blue disbanded. Mic Jogwer later remarked that with the move to London, the band lost its musical orientation and spread itself too thin. Mic Jogwer made a career in the music and media industry producing CD ROMs and websites.

Re-union (2003–today)

In April 2001, Mic Jogwer produced three songs with Violetta Superstar, the band of Brigid Anderson which was released in October 2001 on a compilation CD (Die fiesen Diven). The two formed an electronic duo called Orden and started to write songs together and recorded some Demos.

Early 2003, Thomas Görnert, the manager of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, requested a performance of Orden and he addressed Mic Jogwer’s band Pink Turns Blue. Jogwer and Andersen persuaded Thomas Elbern, Reini Walter and Louis Pavlou into a one-off Re-Union show and Pink Turns Blue performed at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in June 2003. Following this, the band reformed and played as headliners at M’era Luna 2004.

The restart was announced in combination with a greatest hits album called Re-Union.

The seventh studio album Phoenix was recorded in Berlin in winter 2004/2005, mixed by Janez Križaj in Ljubljana and released in April 2005. The album received ‚album of the months awards‘ in three music magazines (Sonic Seducer, Orkus, Zillo) and spent eight weeks on chart position 3 in the German Alternative Charts.

The eighth album, Ghost, which came about in the same setting in fall/winter 2006/2007 followed in May 2007. The release was presented at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2007 and again got ‚album of the month awards‘, made it to chart position 37 of the annual German Alternative Charts.

In November 2009 the band recorded their ninth album Storm with the singles Storm Rider and Run From Me which made it to chart position 2 in the German Alternative Charts. Storm also got critical acclaim from the mainstream press ( and brought international attention and festival invitations.

In April 2016 Pink Turns Blue released their tenth studio album The AERDT – Untold Stories with their Club EP staying on chart position 3 for eight consecutive weeks in the German Alternative Charts. With the some success on the alternative chart in combination with placements and attention on the Internet as on Apple MusicSpotifyYouTubeFacebook and Last FM the band has since played at various alternative music clubs and festivals in Europe and worldwide.

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  • 1987: If Two Worlds Kiss (LP/CD)
  • 1988: Meta (LP/CD)
  • 1990: Eremite (LP/CD)
  • 1991: Aerdt (LP/CD)
  • 1992: Sonic Dust (CD)
  • 1993: Muzak (CD)
  • 1994: Perfect Sex (CD)
  • 2005: Phoenix (CD)
  • 2007: Ghost (CD)
  • 2010: Storm (CD)
  • 2016: The AERDT – Untold Stories (CD)

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • 1998: Best of and Rarities (Compilation CD)
  • 2004: Re-Union (Compilation CD)


  • 1988: Touch the Skies (12″/MCD)
  • 1988: Your Master Is Calling (12″/MCD)
  • 1990: Michelle (12″/MCD)
  • 1991: The Son (12″/MCD)
  • 1991: Seven Years (12″/MCD)
  • 1991: Overloaded (12″/MCD)
  • 1992: Star (12″/MCD)
  • 1994: Talk Baby (12″MCD/7’Vinyl)
  • 2005: Phoenix (MCD)
  • 2010: Storm Rider / Run From Me (7″Vinyl)
  • 2016: The Aerdt Club EP (12″MCD)





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trajedesaliva † ultratumba

«An architectural wonder of pure analog electronic sound as we have not heard
for a long time, with splendorous timbres that tend to the dark but also to the
emotionally devastating… Very moving and demanding music, where the
boundaries between dark ambient, synth prog, spoken word and industrial noise
meet». RAFA DORADO (áMarxe).

«Ultratumba» (áMarxe, Ferror Records, GH Records, 2021), is a family dialogue, full of sadness, acceptance and hope, that digs into the origin of melancholy.
Recorded using only analogue synthesizers and voice – no sequencers or programming. It’s a piece of pure handcrafted electronica drawing on dark landscapes – the different layers of sound constantly fighting among themselves to stay centrestage.

It evokes the sounds of drone and industrial music, but from a very personal perspective,
displaying a musicality that transcends both genres.

In trajedesaliva we make music of light and shade, drawn from
experimental, electronic and gothic landscape.

Our lyrics generally address the complexity of the female experience
and the chaos underlying everyday people and situations.

We are:

Mon Ninguén: synths, music.

unavena: voice, lyrics.


«El cuerpo y la ciudad»
«El cuerpo y la ciudad» (Splat, 1999), our first release, features 4 songs,
and even at that early stage in our career it reflected what would
become one of our hallmarks: the juxtaposition of the beautiful and
the sordid.

The sound is very delicate but always permeated by dark and
dissonant motives, which grow stranger, and remain inseparable from
start to finish.

Mima» (Free Records, 2000) is a work full of contradictions: ingenuity
and malice, expressionism and impressionism, acoustic and electric.

A sense of dramatics and environment prevade much of it, and
always, always the sensation of movement, of travel, the landscape

Even it’s structure, with 9 songs presented in the form of a
conventional album (synthesizers, voices and guitars), hides a thread
which ends up transforming into a story of the desire and fear involved
in realising hidden fantasies.

«Mima blanca»
«Mima blanca» (Margen Records, 2003) has 10 untitled tracks in which
we sought to give our own take on adapting the music of Diamanda
Galás and Nico to conventional instruments.

To do it, we augmented the line-up by adding trumpet, flugelhorn, sax,
accordion, guitar and acoustic drums.

The lyrics deal with the theme of fear of motherhood.

«Ciertos animales de costumbres discretas»
«Ciertos animales de costumbres discretas» (Caustic Records, 2006) is a
recording made jointly with Chaos Condensed, in which each band
contributed 4 of their own tracks, recorded separately, and made two
tracks together.

It’s our darkest and toughest album. The line-up was smaller this time
(synthesizers, voices, violin and drums) but the sound is
uncompromisingly forceful.

Acoustic sounds were recorded, and all kinds of effects added, with
lyrics that examine the issues of isolation and failure.

As well as all this, we have taken part in compilation albums put
together by Margen, a magazine & label of innovative music: «Music
from the Edge» (volumes 3 y 9), together with creative talents such as:
Antonio Hernández, Zinkl, Deadwood Forest, Mathias Grassow or Bruno

We also collaborated on «Ducasse», a compilation put together by
Stereoskop/Maldoror based on «The Songs of Maldoror» by
Lautréamont. Here we worked with groups form the dark scene, such
as Ostara, Ataraxia, Hekate, Luna in Caelo, or IPD.

In addition, the band was also featured on the album «My Dear
Freaks», from Spanish label Caustic Records and La Defunción, which
also included artists like Morpheus, Chaos Condensed, Ô Paradis, or
Trobar de Morte.

«Ultratumba» (áMarxe, Ferror Records, GH Records, 2021), our fifth
work, is a family dialogue, full of sadness, acceptance and hope, that
digs into the origin of melancholy.

Recorded using only analogue synthesizers and voice – no sequencers
or programming.

It’s a piece of pure handcrafted electronica drawing on dark
landscapes with the different layers of sound constantly fighting
among themselves to stay centrestage.

It evokes the sounds of drone and industrial music, but from a very
personal perspective, displaying a musicality that transcends both

CREDITS:Mon Ninguén: synths, music.
unavena: voice, text.
Recorded at Altamarea (Vigo,
Galicia) and dropD (Waiblingen,
Produced by Santiago Alcalá.
Paintings by Emilie Lagarde.
Published by áMarxe, Ferror
Records and GH Records.
Distributed by Cold Spring (UK)
and Disk Union (JP).








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NOÊTA „Elm“- VÖ: Prophecy Productions 23 April 2021

The sound of a teardrop falling onto a moss covered stone. The sound of a heart breaking. The sound of a rosebud opening at dawn. These are just some of the sounds that Norway based band NOÊTA with vocalist and musician Êlea have woven their songs from. Once again, she has been joined by her long-time collaborator Ândris from Sweden, who added a wide range of instruments to the music, which has been fittingly dubbed as dark ambient among other terms.

Lyrically, their sophomore full-length, „Elm“ is loosely based on emotions connected to the eponymous poem by celebrated American author Sylvia Plath, who struggled with severe depression and sadly committed suicide shortly after writing „Elm“. „The lyrical material serves as an outlet for my own personal struggles“, states Êlea. „It makes this album more cohesive as it mostly reflects my own musical vision.“

Something dark, melancholic, and at times even sinister is haunting each of the eight tracks collected on this album. Yet at the same time NOÊTA’s music comes with an inherent ethereal beauty, which is carried by Êlea’s both lucent and lucid voice. The focus on her bewitching vocals is further underlined by a subtle and nearly minimalistic use of instrumentation that masterly captures and enhances the musical moods.

Taking their name from the ancient Greek philosophical notion of universal thoughts or ideas that exist independently of any agent having them, NOÊTA embark on their musical journey into the otherworld with the highly praised 2015 EP „psykhē“, which also refers to classical Greek philosophy where it denotes the wholeness of a person. This was followed by the equally acclaimed debut album „Beyond Life and Death“ in 2017, which added more depth and audible confidence to the duo’s compositions.

With the recording, production and mix again firmly controlled by NOÊTA, mastering of „Elm“ was for the first time left to the expert hands of Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (MAYHEM, WATAIN). Guest contributions by KNOKKELKLANG and P.Stille of STILLA and BERGRAVEN also hint to Êlea’s roots in black metal that remain present although her personal darkness takes a different stylistic direction.

„Elm“ witnesses NOÊTA charting their very own left hand course through the rising tide of unique female artists such as CHELSEA WOLFE, ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF or EMMA RUTH RUNDLE to name but a few of the highly individual voices claiming their territory in the world of dark music.

1. Dawn Falls
2. As I Fall Silent
3. Disillusion
4. Above And Below
5. Fade
6. As We Are Gone
7. Elm
8. Elm (II)

Êlea – vocals, electric guitar, synth
Ândris – acoustic and electric guitar, lapsteel, accordion, piano

Guest Appearances
E. Rustad of Knokkelklang plays electric guitar on track 4
P.Stille of BERGRAVEN contributed guitar and piano chords on track 8*  

Produced, recorded and mixed privately by NOÊTA
Mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna

Cover photography by Aron Mattsson



Style: Dark ambient folk

Pre-sale link:

Available formats
„Elm“ is available on Digipak CD, limited gold vinyl LP (200 copies), and on black vinyl LP.




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Industrial/Rock Band DEADLIGHT HOLIDAY Unleash Their New Single, „Blood And Body“

Michigan-based industrial/rock band DEADLIGHT HOLIDAY have unleashed their highly-anticipated new single, „Blood And Body.“  The visualizer made its premiere on March 17th at ReGen Magazine HERE:


The single also appears with a remix version from ANGELSPIT and is available NOW via Bandcamp.

„The lyrics draw from American culture, and our collective cognitive dissonance towards the problems we all help create as a humans. I don’t think it’s our job as musicians to solve or answer anything, but rather to call attention to subject matter, and create a ‚question mark‘ of sorts for people to make up their own mind. „

„When it comes to our remixes, I like to imagine them as what our music would sound like in an alternate reality. The remix version of „Blood and Body“ was done by Zoog from the band Angelspit. I think his style and musical approach really compliments what we’re going for aesthetically.“

Loud Guitars • Dreamy Lyrics • Twisting Soundscapes  • Black Paint  • Strange Behavior

DEADLIGHT HOLIDAY is an eclectic  industrial rock band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. The music is best described by their fans as ‚Stargaze‘, combining the dreamy sounds of Shoegaze and the guitar driven rock anthems of the 90’s. Formed on New Years Eve in 2014 by guitarist Kyle Panek, the band’s fan base began to precede them after just uploading the initial demo tracks. Soon joined by vocalist and guitarist Shane Seppala, they began to take the band into the studio to release their first EP. Setting their sights higher, they began to writing more material for intended for a concept album, in what would later become their debut album The Path of Desolation. Now working alongside producer Esjay Jones, they are currently working on a follow-up album. 

In promotion of their albums, DEADLIGHT HOLIDAY has independently toured the U.S. and Canada four times over. Playing alongside national acts such as The Misfits, The Birthday Massacre, Stitched up Heart, Psyclon Nine, The Genitorturers, Wednesday 13, Combichrist, and much more. The band has developed a following in the midwest alternative scene over the years, and has a devoted following. 

Activists through and through, the band utilizes its platform to reach a larger audience than normally possible. Donating both their time and finances, they focus on fighting abuse, funding medical research, ending the exploitation of animals, and promoting environmental awareness. 

Proudly Sponsored by Seymour Duncan, GHS Strings, Haunted Labs

Music Available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Apple Music, and wherever music can be streamed.




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Nuclear Sun – tribute album featuring „Head Like A Hole“


We’re very happy to bring you the new album from Chicago’s Nuclear Sun.  Their new album, Couldn’t Have Said It Better Vol. 1 features covers of classics by Filter, Mindless Faith, Rabbit Junk and of course, Nine Inch Nails. 

 Chicago-based industrial rock band NUCLEAR SUN has released a new single/visualizer clip covering the iconic NINE INCH NAILS  hit, „Head Like A Hole.“  The track appears on NUCLEAR SUN’s new tribute release, Couldn’t Have Said It Better Vol. 1, available digitally via Bandcamp and all major streaming services.


„Head Like A Hole“ written by Nine Inch Nails

„February War“ written by Rabbit Junk

„Insurgence“ written by Cyatonic

„Under“ written by Filter

„Next To Last“ written by Mindless Faith

„Spit AK“ written by The Shizit



NUCLEARr*SUN is the primary creative outlet of singer/songwriter/producer/audio engineer Tal Kliger. NUCLEARr*SUN takes inspiration from many influences like 90s industrial rock acts such as Gravity Kills, Rammstein and Stabbing Westward as well as various other genres from industrial metal, digital harcore, numetal, various EDM genres and even 90s Eurodance.

Tal- who grew up in the Bay Area, Northern California- spent the majority of life surrounded by music, having started learning piano at 9, guitar at 11 and jazz-trained singing at 14. NUCLEARr*SUNs first song, Sever The Connection (appearing on the album Dark Side of the Sun) was written when he was 11 years old, but it wasn’t until 2014 that Tal sought out music inspirations and self-produced independent artist role-models Sean Payne of Cyanotic and Chris Sevanick of Mindless Faith and received the instruction that allowed him to finally record, produce, mix and master his own work and release it to the world.

NUCLEARr*SUN’s first release (titled Rising) was released in early 2015, and after another two releases (The Cleansing and Dark Side of the Sun) Tal has released the first of hopefully many collections of tributes to the music that inspired him to create in the first place. Couldn’t Have Said It Better Vol. 1 consists of Tal’s takes on tracks by Nine Inch Nails, Filter, Mindless Faith, Rabbit Junk, Cyanotic and even The Shizit- J.P. Anderson of Rabbit Junk’s first project from the early 2000’s.


NUCLEARr*SUN’s first release (titled „Rising“Smilie: ;) was released in early 2015, and after another two releases („The Cleansing“ and „Dark Side of the Sun“Smilie: ;) Tal has released the first of hopefully many collections of tributes to the music that inspired him to create in the first place. „Couldn’t Have Said It Better vol. 1“ consists of Tal’s takes on tracks by Nine Inch Nails, Filter, Mindless Faith, Rabbit Junk, Cyanotic and even The Shizit- J.P. Anderson of Rabbit Junk’s first project from the early 2000’s.


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NO TRUST IN DAWN – Lost and Apart – CD Album

Am 26.03.2021 ist es endlich erschienen, das neue Album von No Trust In Dawn, es hat einige Zeit gedauert, bedingt durch die Corona Umstände, aber was lange wärt wird endlich gut!

Das Album gibt es Digital und auf CD in allen möglichen Shops intenational, von Amazon bis Bandcamp, von Media Markt/Saturn bis InfraRot…. u.s.w.





Die Snippets gibts hier:

Sonic Seducer Magazin + Heft CD mit No Trust In Dawn:…/akt…/die-aktuelle-ausgabe

No Trust In Dawn Album – Lost And Apart – VÖ: 26.03.2021

Alice in… „NO TRUST IN DAWN – Lost and Apart“ – CD (LC: AIW 213)

Song: This Beautiful Cage




No Trust in Dawn – Lost & Apart

Wow, hier kommen The Cure 2.0! Das war mein erster Gedanke als ich das zweite Studioalbum von No Trust in Dawn anspielte. Mit „Lost & Apart“ präsentiert uns das Duo seit dem 26.März 2021 dreizehn neue Songs im schönen Synthie-Style.

Den Einstieg gibt das rein instrumentale „Can You Feel The Silence“ mit ruhigen und sanften Synthie-Klängen.

The Greatest Love“ bestätigt meinen Eindruck, dass No Trust In Dawn stark von The Cure beeinflusst wurden. Selbst die Stimme von Rio Black erinnert an die von Herrn Smith. Der Song an sich ist ein ruhiges Stück mit einprägsamem Refrain, der die erste große Liebe schmeichelnd beschreibt.

Etwas flotter wird es mit „Lost & Apart“. Stimmlich haben sich Rio und Soykut hier zusammengetan und teilen sich den Refrain. Der wiederrum ist kurz und knackig. Die Strophen haben dafür gefühlt umso mehr Text, schön verpackt in angenehme elektronische Klänge.

Schon fast fröhlich beginnt „Under The Sun“. Als wäre es endlich an der Zeit, dass der Frühling kommt. Er macht Hoffnung auf bessere Zeiten und Sonne zwischen all den Wolken. Ein leichtes Stück, welches ich mir gerne öfter anhöre.

Ein bisschen individueller zeigt sich „Puritiy“, gesungen von Soykut. Es ist ein schnelleres Stück mit einem Refrain der hängen bleibt. „Schon fast Pop.“, wie die beiden es mit einem Augenzwinkern selbst beschreiben.

Morphine“ schickt uns, wie der Titel schon sagt, auf einen kleinen Trip. Der Sound lädt zum spontanen Händeklatschen ein. „Happy! So happy!“ singt Herr Black und genau das ist man mit diesem Song auch. Noten auf Drogen sozusagen.

Einen leichten und von zügigen Synthies getragenen Ausklang bildet „Sweet Dream“. Für mich ebenfalls ein gelungenes Stück.

No Trust In Dawn haben ein sehr schönes Album für Fans der Wave-Musik produziert. Es schickt einen teilweise zurück in die 80er Jahre. Da ich selbst The Cure sehr gerne mag, finde ich die starken Flashbacks im Album recht angenehm. Allerdings denke ich, dass den Jungs von No Trust In Dawn ein bisschen mehr Individualität bestimmt auch gut zu Gesicht steht.

geschrieben von Antje Heine



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Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist) reveals new solo project: LAPLEGUA & drops single ‘I Will Heal’

Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist) reveals new solo project: LAPLEGUA and drops its debut single ‘I Will Heal’ today!

Listen here:

Andy LaPlegua (Combichrist) reveals in his solo project that emotionality can be an incredible strength. LAPLEGUA is marrying dark angular elements and emotionally transports the listener to this heyday of the genre in a way that leaves the existing behind.

Andy LaPlegua states about his solo project LAPLEGUA and its debut single:

LAPLEGUA is my most personal musical project to date. It gives me the freedom to write exactly what I want, and express exactly how I feel. ‘I Will Heal’ sits very close to home. We all have gone through massive amounts of problems over the last year, and this song is one of many stories of my own personal mental health.”

The release of the first single „I Will Heal“ recalls future-oriented back to his origins with ICON OF COIL, but goes less into the electronic direction, and creates a spectacular hybrid between alternative new wave post-punk and eighties goth rock:

“I personally chose to call the music of LAPLEGUA “alternative” music, because that’s exactly what it is, and alternative to everything else I do, and an alternative to everything else out there. With inspirations from 80’s goth rock, to Nick Cave and Tom Waits, I just let the beast in me completely free in the studio,” describes Andy his promising new project and concludes:

’I Will Heal’ might be the first you hear of my new music, but there will be a lot more in the time to come.”

Stream/get the single here:






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FIRE + ICE sign with Auerbach Tonträger

ink deal with
Auerbach Tonträger

FIRE + ICE have signed a comprehensive deal including their full catalogue with Auerbach Tonträger. The project formed by British neofolk veteran Ian Read, who is also well known for his work with DEATH IN JUNE, SOL INVICTUS, and CURRENT 93 will announce further news in due time.

FIRE + ICE comment: „I am pleased to have signed with Auerbach Tonträger and the Prophecy label family“, writes mastermind Ian Read. „I look forward to a fruitful collaboration with this forward looking company with much to offer any musical enterprise in the coming years.“

Martin Koller adds: „I am particularly excited to announce the signing of FIRE + ICE as a new signing for our re-launched label Auerberbach Tonträger as Ian Read represents neofolk in its most classic form“, tells the label’s founder. „I have been following Ian Read’s musical career for a long time and most gladly welcome this stalwart of the neofolk scene on the label.“

As a first step in this collaboration, original FIRE + ICE pressings as well as associated releases from Ian Read’s own imprint Fremdheit can now be obtained via Auerbach. Please publish this shop-link alongside your news-item, if possible:



FIRE + ICE were created by Ian Read in 1992. Ian Read was a major contributor to the development of the neofolk genre. He performed on several of the scene’s formative albums such as DEATH IN JUNE’s „Brown Book“ (1987), CURRENT 93’s „Swastikas for Noddy“ (198Smilie: 8), and SOL INVICTUS‘ „Against The Modern World“ (1987). SOL INVICTUS he had even co-founded with Tony Wakeford in 1987, who continued the band after Ian Read left to start his own project FIRE + ICE. With his own creative outlet, the mastermind has ever since explored themes surrounding magick, myth, and mysteries, which are often associated with Germanic or Northern mythology, Odin, runes, and English history. FIRE + ICE consider themselves as a genuine continuation of the Britsh Folk music and to represent an original poetic expression of its traditions based on Ian Read’s own mystical vision and deep immersion in occult lore.



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Auerbach Tonträger heißen ST. MICHAEL FRONT zum Label-Neustart willkommen

unterschreiben bei
Auerbach Tonträger
als erste Band des Label-Neustarts

ST. MICHAEL FRONT haben bei Auerbach Tonträger für mehrere Alben unterschrieben. Das Hamurger Occult Pop Duo aus Gitarrist Bruder Matthias und Sänger Bruder Sascha wird sowohl ihr gefeiertes Debütalbum „End of Ahriman“ (201Smilie: 8) als auch dessen kommenden Nachfolger noch in diesem Jahr über das Label veröffentlichen.

ST. MICHAEL FRONT kommentieren: „Wir freuen uns sehr, mit Auerbach Tonträger ein neues Heim gefunden zu haben“, schreibt Bruder Matthias. „Einst wurde prophezeit, dass der Erzengel Michael die Armeen des Herrn gegen Satans Horden anführen wird. Während des Krieges im Himmel warf er Satan nieder und stürzte den rebellischen Engel hinab auf die Erde. Es steht auch geschrieben, dass Michael in einem Büchlein all die guten und bösen Taten festhält, die jeder einzelne von uns begeht, damit er es am Ende der Zeit in Gottes Hand legen kann.“

Martin Koller fügt hinzu: „Das 25. Jubiläum von Prophecy Productions stellt eine hervorragende Gelegenheit dar, um auch die jüngeren Geschwisterlabel Auerbach Tonträger und Lupus Lounge auf Glanz zu polieren“, erklärt der Labelgründer. „Ursprünglich gänzlich dem Neofolk gewidmet, haben Auerbach Tonträger mittlerweile ihren musikalischen Horizont um Dark Folk und verwandte Stile erweitert. Mit St. Michael Front haben wir nun die perfekte Band gefunden, um eine neue Ära für das Label einzuleiten. Als ihr Debütalbum seinen Weg auf meinen Schreibtisch fand, hat es mich auf Anhieb elektrisiert. Dann traf das Demo ihres Zweitwerks ein und ich hätte St. Michael Front am liebsten sofort unter Vertrag genommen. Die Beiden wirken mitunter leicht verrückt, aber wer ist das nicht? Ich bin begeistert, dass es mit der Unterschrift geklappt hat und heiße St. Michael Front herzlich in unserer Labelfamilie willkommen.“



Auerbach Tonträger werden in den kommenden Tagen weitere Neuzugänge ankündigen, die das weitgefächerte Repertoire des Labels repräsentieren. Um das eigene Profil des Labels innerhalb der Prophecy Familie zu stärken, haben Auerbach Tonträger nun eigene Seiten auf den Social-Media-Plattformen bekommen:






Das Hamburger Duo ST. MICHAEL FRONT hat einen Blitzstart hingelegt, obwohl die studierten Künstler alle Regeln aushebeln. Ob Schlager oder Dark Pop, alles scheinbar Unpassende, das Bruder Matthias und Bruder Sascha lustvoll kombinieren, endet als Hit mit Biss. Ihr Debütalbum „End of Ahriman“ katapultierte die Band nicht nur 6 lange Wochen auf den ersten Platz der RADIOEINS Charts mit dem Song ‚Once‘, sondern bescherte dem Duo auch Auftritte und Features in so diversen Medien wie („Zwei tapfere Gesellen im Kampf mit Dämonen“Smilie: ;), dem Podcast von Olli Schulz & Jan Böhmermann sowie in der TAZ, Der Standard („Düsterpop mit doppeltem Boden“Smilie: ;) und im Intro.

Es folgten gern angenommene Einladungen zum Wave Gotik Treffen, auf die Alm zum alpinen House of the Holy nach Österreich u.v.a. mehr. Was ST. MICHAEL FRONT stilistisch als Mischung aus Dark Folk, OLIVER ONIONS, THE WHO und RICHARD WAGNER bezeichnen, kennt keine Scheuklappen. Ihre erstaunlichen Klangresultate werden obendrein durch eine kaum weniger wahnwitzige Lyrik gewürzt. In den Texten des Duos tummeln sich munter die Dämonen und andere uralte Kreaturen, die allgemein wohl kaum zum regulären Inventar des Pop gehören. Ihre ironisch gebrochene Beschäftigung mit esoterischen Themen trifft dabei präzise den aktuellen Zeitgeist. ST. MICHAEL FRONT illustrieren ihr inhärentes Paradox anschaulich in dem Video-Clip zum Hit ‚Once‘, in dem Sascha genial schnulzig mit fies gegrunzten Einlagen über eine Art von eingängigem Schlager im Hawaii-Stil singt, während die Protagonisten ein finsteres Ritual durchführen. Der ganz normale Wahnsinn eben.

Aktuell bereiten sich ST. MICHAEL FRONT auf ihr zweites Album vor, das als auf Deutsch gesungenes Werk die musikalische Evolution des Duo tiefer hinab in faszinierende Abgründe führen soll und noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen wird.

Über Auerbach Tonträger
Auerbach Tonträger sind ein internationales Label, das im Jahr 2003 von seinem Inhaber Martin Koller gegründet wurde, um Bands aus dem Neofolk-Spektrum eine engagierte Heimat und langfristige Kooperationen zu bieten. Zu den prominenten Vertretern zählen Sol Invictus, Orplid und Spiritual Front. Die Bands des Labels zeichnen sich durch eine starke und ganzheitliche künstlerische Vision aus, die sich auch in hochwertigen physischen Produkten widerspiegelt. Auerbach Tonträger gehören zur Prophecy Productions Label-Familie, die unter dem Dach der unabhängigen Mediengruppe SPKR besteht.

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