Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Opposer Divine ‎: Barb Wire Around Your Neck [2015]

1     Test                     5:14
2     Proxima (Overload Remix By Terminal State)    5:20
3     Barb Wire Around Your Neck             6:15
4     False Divinity                 4:49
5     Existence                 9:12
6     Fire On The Wings                 4:30
7     Nano                     4:50
8     Proxima                     4:55
9     Star Map                 7:12
10     Barb Wire Around Your Neck (Pyrroline Remix)    6:05
11     Encounters (Missing Heartbleed By Minor)    7:35


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

V/A : Industrial Frequencies Vol. 04 [2001]

01. Hypnoskull - Electronic Music Means War To Us
02. Imminent & Synapscape - Genebiel
03. Proyecto Mirage - Conspiracy
04. S.I.N.A - Scream
05. Converter - Death Time
06. Mono No Aware - Mono
07. Termination Circuit - Dead Channel
08. Feindflug - Tötungsmaschine Mensch
09. Siechtum - Nachwirkung
10. Ah Cama-Sotz - Ill-Lektrik
11. 5F 55 - 4C2e 492E 523E 41
12. Noisex - Bang Tha' Beat Bastard
13. Synapscape - Charity
14. P.A.L - Cyber Junkyard
15. Die Form - Corporal

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Atrium Carceri : Metropolis [2015]

ARTIST.... Atrium Carceri
TITLE....... Metropolis
STYLE...... Dark Ambient, Industrial
LABEL...... Cryo Chamber
QUALITY..... 320kbps / Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Sweden
1     The Gargantuan Tower             3:18
2     The Dark Mother                      4:40
3     Across The Sea Of The Dead     7:08
4     Black Needle                            5:08
5     Decrepit City                            3:44
6     Sacred Slab                             3:21
7     200 Days                                 5:27
8     Industrial District                     4:34
9     Heart Of The Metropolis            3:25
10   The Cowled Seers                     5:03
11   The Machine                            6:37
"We've been trapped for too long. Trapped inside this machine. The ancient Metropolis. It appears to control us." 

Thus begins the afflictive tale of "Metropolis", the 11th full-length offering of master sonic storyteller Simon Heath, recording as Atrium Carceri. Stepping away somewhat from the archetypal approach to dark ambient music, Heath has created a concept album comprised of rich and grandiose soundscapes which are busier and more stratified than some of the more typical ambient compositions. Incidentally, the average track length on Metropolis is approximately four minutes, which allows for more fluid inter-thematic movement and deeper immersion. 

The dark brilliance of "Metropolis" lies in the ease with which its palatial presence communicates the themes of its tracks to the listener. Here, Heath invites us to go on a perilous journey through Metropolis - a languishing prison city draped in fog and forgotten by God himself; and as the listener explores the city's crepuscular terrain, unnervingly lucid images of this colourless and oppressive macrocosm bombard their mind's eye.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Peoples Republic Of Europe ‎: Rhythm Machine [2016]

ARTIST....  The Peoples Republic Of Europe
TITLE.......  Rhythm Machine
STYLE.....   Rhythmic Noise, Industrial
LABEL......  Monsters Of Doomcore ‎– MOD 16
QUALITY... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY.. Netherlands

1     Rhythm Machine Pt. 3   3:37
2     Weak                           6:26
3     Belter Creole                4:34
4     Technique                    6:36


Thursday, August 18, 2016

raison d'être : Feasting In Valhalla [2014]

ARTIST....   Raison D'être
TITLE.......   Feasting In Valhalla
STYLE......   Dark Ambient, Industrial Ambient, Industrial
LABEL......   Yantra Atmospheres – YA-2014-69
QUALITY.... 320kbps / Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Sweden
1 Purification 10:18
2 Old Wounds Opened 8:50
3 The Shadow Weaver 8:07
4 A Flaming Ordeal 9:51
5 Closer To The Abyss 8:17 
The CD contains new and unique live only material from 2014 recorded live at Valhalla Festival in Hallarna/Norrkoping/Sweden on the 19th of April 2014. Sold only during live performances, a very limited number of copies of this release are now available via ANNIHILVS, following the BRIGHTER DEATH NOW/DEUTSCH NEPAL/raison d'être NORTH AMERICAN TOUR.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Troum + Raison D'être : De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu [2015]

ARTIST.... Troum & Raison D'être
TITLE....... De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu
STYLE...... Dark Ambient, Industrial, Experimental
LABEL...... Yantra Atmospheres ‎/ Essence Music
QUALITY.... 320kbps / Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Sweden

1. Folia (3:01)
2. Alio Tempore (10:05)
3. Oculum Mundi (15:15)
4. Atmosphaera (6:46)
5. Meditationum (18:54)
6. Flammae (3:16)
7. Ad Infinitum (11:14)

Ever wondered how a mix of Troum and raison d’être would sound like? Here is the long awaited answer.

Four years in the making – carefully forged between 2011 and 2014 -, De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu showcases a magically crafted alchemy between these two titans of the drone and ambient realms.

Troum navigate through cavernous, subterranean spaces where cyclical sounds reverberate towards impressive crescendos of icy noise, luminous drones and dramatic, guitar-driven ghostly melodies. Their truly unique gorgeous soundscapes shine in a perfect symbiotic movement with the Swedish dark ambient maestro Peter Andersson. Engulfed in a hauntingly beautiful kaleidoscope of grey-ish melancholia, raison d’être comfortably walks deeply into Troum’s vast territory, delivering his very own trademark of eerie tones, ominous sacral ambience and crystal clear constructions.

Airy lush enigmatic atmospheres live together with dark breathing, reverberate transformative drones. Rich and gorgeously layered.

Mastered using the K-14 level standard, the album comes lavishly assembled in a custom, sturdy 6-panel digisleeve packaging with amazing minimal artwork by the award-winning Spanish designer Ritxi Ostáriz. Limited to 700 copies.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Peoples Republic Of Europe : War Rig EP [2016]

ARTIST....  The Peoples Republic Of Europe
TITLE.......  War Rig
STYLE.....   Rhythmic Noise, Industrial
LABEL......  Monsters Of Doomcore ‎– MOD 15
QUALITY... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY.. Netherlands

1     Darkness Prevails            2:26
2     War Rig                          4:02
3     New Sonar System          4:09
4     Dragon Teeth                  4:06
5     Ghost In the Machine       4:34
6     Darkness Prevails Again  30:52

Five new tracks for the year 2016! The EP starts withe the slow 90 BPM martial pounder "Darkness Prevails". Followed by the 165 BPM onslaught of title track "War Rig" which combines old skool rhythmic noise with industrial hardcore. Doomcore on 136 BP with "New Sonar System" follows, and those who want it really fast can get their fix with the 190 BPM of "Dragon Teeth". Finishing track "Ghost In The Machine" is soulful doombahton on 100 BPM. A varied and harsh new EP for TPROE!
And for good measure we added a dark ambient bonus track. Drift away on dark drones!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Genocide Organ ‎: Obituary Of The Americas [2016]

ARTIST....   Genocide Organ
TITLE.......  Obituary Of The Americas
STYLE.....    Industrial, Power Electronics
LABEL......  Tesco Organisation ‎– TESCO 100  
QUALITY... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY.. Germany

1     Autodefensa                   5:03
2     Formacion De Guerilla     5:37
3     I Don't Wanna Die          5:52
4     Escuela De Las Americas 4:13
5     Plastic Vests                   5:22
6     Operacion Causa Justa    5:59
7     Kaibil                             3:53
8     Todo Por La Patria          5:37

Genocide Organ have earned their place as masters of the craft within industrial and power electronics circles, and rightfully so for having been together 31 years at this point. Not many other bands of their caliber come to mind when considering their consistency of live performance and recorded output with respect to their age. Since the release of ‘Under-Kontrakt’ in 2011, they have expanded upon their Archive line of releases, published ‘Absolute Truth’ with The Grey Wolves, and brought to light some versions of older works on ‘KwaZulu-NaTaL’. Though the tracks of ‘KwaZulu-NaTaL’ are stated to have been recorded in 1994, the production quality is of exceptionally high fidelity by contrast to 1995’s ‘Mind Control’ and most of their body of work, for that matter.

It was perhaps the delayed release of ‘KwaZulu-NaTaL’ in 2014 which set my expectations of what ‘Obituary of the Americas’ might sound like, but contrary to this its production is quite similar in characteristics to most of G.O.’s other recordings. This is of small consideration; more importantly, the release of Obituary holds a logical and well-defined place in the chronology of Genocide Organ’s recorded output. Whereas ‘Under-Kontrakt was concerned with military conflict of Sri Lanka, ‘Obituary of the Americas’ turns focus to the United States and more generally the relations between regions of North & South America on the whole. From the official press release:

Genocide Organ have hidden in the jungles, hills, deserts, slums and cities of the Americas for 4 years. Being present on the shores of Panama, in the cardboard areas of El Salvador, the jungles of Guatemala, the drug roots of Bolivia, the human-drug trafficking (sic) in Mexico, the just in-justice in no-go areas just across the iron border of the US.”


Anenzephalia : Transmits From St. Petersbourgh [2007]

ARTIST....  Anenzephalia
TITLE.......  Transmits From St. Petersbourgh
STYLE.....  Industrial, Power Electronics
LABEL...... Zaetraom ‎– ZAETRAOM 000 
QUALITY..... VBR kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Germany

1     Sleepers Society     7:23
2     Prozac Patrol     4:03
3     O.T.     6:36
4     Regime     4:21
5     Eternal Dawn Breaks     5:20
6     Final Pulse     5:28
7     Final Pulse Extension     4:21
8     Wald     4:35


Hysteresis : Hegemonia Cultural [2016]

ARTIST.... Hysteresis
TITLE....... Hegemonia Cultural
STYLE...... Rhythmic Noise, IDM, Breakcore, Industrial
LABEL...... Hands Productions
QUALITY..... 320kbps / Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY.... Belgium

1. Coercion & Consent (5:31)
2. Gramsci in the Caribbean (5:40)
3. L'Ouvrier Méprisé Et Suspecté (5:51)
4. Ordine Nuovo (5:00)
5. A Slut Utopia (5:37)
6. Der Fabrikrat (4:26)
7. Raven (4:34)
8. La Impiedad (2:43)
9. Dies Irae (2:26)
10. The Theory (5:27)
11. Operation Northwoods (5:24)
12. Disparse! (4:54)
13. Coercion & Consent (Remix by Ah-Cama Sotz) (6:41)

Back with their third album for HANDS and fifth total, Hysteresis have gathered all their eclectic endeavors of the past, whooped it up to the max and produced their most upfront – some may say outrageous – album yet. Encounter pumping techno tracks, braindance and breakbeats, ethnic samples and subversively misleading melodies. Political and critical, extreme and entertaining, accessible on the surface and yet demanding, “Hegemonia Cultural” is a perfect mirror of this capricious age.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Theologian + Steve Moore : Into The Uttermost Fields Of Ether [2010]

ARTIST...... Theologian, Steve Moore
TITLE......... Into The Uttermost Fields Of Ether
STYLE.......  Industrial, Dark Ambient
LABEL........ Annihilvs 
QUALITY.... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo

1     From Beyond An Obfuscated Constellation     22:33
2     Fields Of Ether     13:00
3     Cities Of Negative Space     15:23
4     Song For The Spheres     7:18


Friday, August 5, 2016

Theologian : Charting The Schism [2011]

ARTIST...... Theologian
TITLE......... Charting The Schism
STYLE.......  Death Industrial, Industrial, Dark Ambient
LABEL........ Crucial Blast ‎– CBRDIGITAL001
QUALITY.... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo

I                              7:18
II                             5:46
III                            4:18
IV                            8:02
I Am The Engineer    7:57

Released as a companion piece to Theologian's first official full length "The Further I Get From Your Star, The Less Light I Feel On My Face", "Charting The Schism" is a new half-hour mini-album...


Winterkälte ‎: Greenwar [2001]

ARTIST....  Winterkälte
TITLE....... Greenwar
STYLE.....  Rhythmic Noise, Industrial
LABEL...... Hands Productions ‎– D025
QUALITY..... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Germany

1     Greenwar Theme One     6:01
2     Greenwar Theme Two     8:10
3     Greenwar Theme Three  7:25
4     Greenwar Theme Four    6:00

Pioneers of the so-called rhythm ’n’ noise or drum ’n’ noise genre.
A genre that Winterkälte helped to establish.

UPDATED LINKS | August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Anenzephalia ‎: Instrumentalities (Singles Collection 1991-2008) [2014]

ARTIST....  Anenzephalia
TITLE.......  Instrumentalities (Singles Collection 1991-2008)
STYLE.....  Industrial, Death Industrial, Power Electronics
LABEL...... Tesco Organisation ‎– TESCO 096 
QUALITY..... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Germany
1     Infarkt     3:38
2     Mechanical Rape     4:26
3     Mindcancer     3:23
4     Induratio Penis Plastika     5:20
5     Illegal Survivor     2:47
6     Planet Of Slaves     6:51
7     A Tribute...     7:34
8     Final Pulse     5:05
9     Wahrnehmungskrieg     4:01
10     Stille Sphären     7:11
11     Störung 1 / Signalgeber     7:27
12     Fernmeldung / Störung 0     3:50
13     Daymare     4:36
14     Turn The Tide     4:23

Scaremeister : 31 Spirits [2014]

ARTIST.... Scaremeister
TITLE....... 31 Spirits
STYLE.....  Industrial, Experimental, Dark Ambient
LABEL...... Metropolis ‎– MET 914

01. Personal Demons
02. His Return
03. Abaddon
04. She's Possessed
05. The Apparition
06. Dark Skies
07. Take Shelter
08. Hellion
09. State Of Neurosis
10. Chamber Therapy
11. Subject 22
12. Burning Cities
13. Omen In Black
14. Unexplained
15. The Fear Of
16. Electroshmere
17. The Trial
18. From Within
19. Torrent
20. The Escape
21. Undertow
22. Continuum
23. Razorlace
24. Alchemist
25. The Vanishing
26. Battle Of Saints
27. Nightmares End
28. Soul Sale
29. Bell Tower
30. Ethology Of Canines
31. Premature Obituary

Scaremeister - 31 Spirits (2014)
"Of my entire career to date, this is my best work without a doubt"- Ken Marshall

Comprised of cEvin Key, Ken 'hiwatt' Marshall & Traz Damji, Scaremeister is a dark and deeply haunting approach to the horror/thriller film genre. Consisting of 31 unique “mini-scores” of original sound design, the work is equally compelling as individual tracks or as an album. 31 Spirits is guaranteed to disturb.

“Scaremeister is a project and partnership with two of my best friends and long-term collaborators, cEvin Key and Traz Damji. We made a deal with Groove Addicts in 2007 (now Non-Stop Music/Warner Chappell), to compose a 'volume' of film trailer cues for horror movies. The following year we produced 31 cues that were very well received by the film community, being placed in many film trailers, including: Inglorious Bastards, Transformers II, My Bloody Valentine, Book of Eli and Halloween 2 (just to name a few). With the ongoing success of Volume One within the film industry, we decided to release these works to the public so they can be heard outside theaters! We sincerely hope you enjoy Scaremeister's debut album '31 Spirits'! -Ken 'hiwatt' Marshall


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

V/A : Industrial Frequencies Vol. 03 [2001]

01. Siechtum - Dunkler Tag
02. Marita Schreck - Elektrischer Reiter
03. Winterkälte -Tropical Timber Trade
04. Synapscape - Discorrode
05. Mlada Fronta - Ritual
06. Starfish Pool - Metaphor
07. Dive - True Lies One
08. Peak - Noize 06
09. Monolith - Asynchrone Counter
10. Hypnoskull - Push Eject Return
11. Eisengrau - Treshold
12. Proyecto Mirage - Sensor Nr. 1
13. NKVD - Psykoz Part 1
14. Converter - Conqueror (Synopsis)
15. Yendri - No Human Contact
16. Noisex - Under Pressure


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Polarlicht 4.1 & Transistor : Mission Rosetta - Philae - The Remixes 2K16 [2016]

ARTIST.... Polarlicht 4.1 & Transistor
TITLE....... Mission Rosetta - Philae - The Remixes 2K16
STYLE.....  Rhythmic Noise, Industrial, Experimental, Ambient
LABEL...... Zone 30 Records
QUALITY..... 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo
COUNTRY... Germany

1. Polarlicht 4.1 / Transistor - Gargoyles (Phillip Muench Remix) (5:53)
2. Polarlicht 4.1 - My Life Without Me (P.A.L. Remix) (5:52)
3. Polarlicht 4.1 - Reaktor Control (Basementgrrr Remix) (7:28)
4. Polarlicht 4.1 - Loudspeaker (Echorausch Remix) (5:08)
5. Polarlicht 4.1 - FSK40 (Kleqq Remix) (4:55)
6. Polarlicht 4.1 - Summerrain In Middleeast (Framework Remix) (4:24)
7. Wynardtage - The Frozen Point (Polarlicht 4.1 Remix Feat. Wynardtage) (6:23)
8. Transistor - Tau Bootis (Huron Remix) (5:40)
9. Transistor - The Eagle (Landed By Xotox) (5:40)
10. Polarlicht 4.1 - My Life Without Me (Xabec Remix) (5:35)
11. Polarlicht 4.1 / Transistor - Gargoyles (Ah Cama-Sotz Remix) (6:11)
12. Polarlicht 4.1 - Technokiller (Sensogen Remix) (4:31)
13. Transistor - Mission Rosetta - Philae (By Transistor) (7:27)

One year after the release “A collection of Blech,- und Hausmusik” now Polarlicht 4.1 / Transistor will release a unique Remixalbum. On the CD are near Polarlicht 4.1 – Tracks also Remixes by Transistor and a brandnew Track. Hits like “Gargoyles”, “Loudspeaker” or “Summerrain in Middleeast" have been remixed from well known artists like Phillip Muench, P.A.L., Ah Cama- Sotz, Xotox, Huron or Framework. So there you can listen to a great collection of mixes without breaks in the mix like works from for example Sven Väth.


V/A : Forms of Hands 2016 [2016]

TITLE....... Forms of Hands 2016
STYLE...... Rhythmic Noise, Industrial
LABEL...... Hands Productions
QUALITY.... VBR kbps/Joint-Stereo
01 Phasenmensch - Zeit und Ewigkeit 05:35 
02 Morbus M. - Read the Meter  05:20 
03 Trackologists - Suicide with Plastic Gun 04:26 
(Sixteen Shots)   
04 Wieloryb  - Veneto 04:47 
05 Proyecto Mirage - 1747 06:29 
06 Nullvektor - Always Alone 04:53 
07 Monolith - the Grim Reaper 03:22 
08 Cacophoneuses - Disorder 04:04 
09 Le Moderniste - the Advent of Asag 05:09 
(in Aliquem Mortuum Infundere Spiritum)
10 16Pad Noise Terrorist - Gefahrlich  03:23 
11 Talvekoidik - Jerusalem 06:27 
12 Ms Gentur - More Human  04:47 
13 End.User - When Faith Wasn't Enough 04:48 
14 Mono No Aware - Handstep 03:55 
In April 2016 the success story of FORMS OF HANDS is continued, a
new chapter added. The family enjoys this globally unique label  
festival - and its accompanying compilation CD spreads the gospel
beyond the confines of the B÷nen shaft tower.

Filled to the brim with 14 artists, 14 tracks, all exclusive, all
HANDS: WIELORYB (crackling industrial rhythms), LE MODERNISTE    
(noisy and black) and MORBUS M. (dystopian downbeats) present the
sound of their simultaneously released full length albums, as    
well as the newcomer project TRACKOLOGISTS with an electro style 
remix and breakcore veteran END.USER. Also featured is a vibrant 
technoid tune by PHASENMENSCH, the tender ambient of TALVEKOIDIK,
the industrial dub tech of MONOLITH, the darkstep of 16PAD NOISE 
TERRORIST and rhythm 'n' noise mayhem by CACOPHONEUSES, MS GENTUR  
and MONO NO AWARE. PROYECTO MIRAGE contribute a surprising odd   
track out, fuzzy and atmospheric with the beats tuned down, and  
NULLVEKTOR really takes the biscuit with his analogue electro    
industrial track and a stunning vocal performance. Again, this is
an encyclopaedic account of what HANDS is currently up to, and as
such a mirror of the post-industrial genre in general.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

V/A : Industrial Frequencies Vol. 02 [1999]

01. Converter - Domination
02. Decree - Talons Grasp
03. Ms Gentur - Physis
04. Tunnel - Serial Woman
05. Synapscape - My Distance
06. Noisex - I Will
07. Winterkälte - Smoky Mountains
08. Invidious Devotion - Bereit
09. Imminent Starvation - Tentack One
10. Esplendor Geometrico - Al-Giabr
11. Hypnoskull - Audiokiller
12. Front 242 - Headhunter 2000
13. Substanz T - Therion
14. Die Form - Tote Kinder


Anenzephalia : Kaltwelt [2012]

Artist: Anenzephalia
Title:  Kaltwelt.
Year: 2012    
Label: Tesco Organisation/TESCO 089
Genre: Industrial, Death Industrial
Quality: 256 kbps

1. Stahlmessias II - 07:08
2. Frostschrae - 04:29
3. Nihilist's Sermon - 05:12
4. Aes - 06:03
5. Bodies Of Gold - 05:26
6. Mind Kalvary - 06:50
7. Saefe - 03:32
8. Paradies - 04:49
9. Kaltwelt - 04:51

Anenzephalia have been around for quite some time now, and Michel Keck of Genocide Organ fame has clearly brokered a strange project for me to engorge myself with. Kaltwelt is a highly diverse creation that manages to both evolve and devolve over the 50 minutes of time that it occupies. The album is steeped in a highly caustic atmosphere that reeks of death and dystopia.  The use and abuse of distorted vocals over a myriad of different shapes and sounds gives this album a rather exquisite sound that is far from easily absorbed by the common industrial noise connoisseur. Over the entirety of the album, the rhythm and structure evolves continuously. In the opening chapter, we encounter the dystopian celebration of “Stahlmessias II”, whose intricate mix of hauntingly distant vocals, irregular chimes and pulsating beats summon a genuinely disturbing atmosphere. “Frostschrae” delivers a howling, agonising mechanical background over odd tape-recorded voices speaking of barbed wire and the void. “Nihilist’s Sermon” brings out the worst of the more serene with a slow vibrating lull and more of the heavily distorted voices that call for the listener to pay attention to their sinister message.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fla Vector + Tribal A.D. : Cvlt

Fla Vector ‎: R.E.D. [2013]

Artist: Fla Vector
Title: R.E.D.
Year: 2013   
Label: Synthematik /SNTK-DIG-31
Genre: Industrial, Rhythmic Noise, Breakcore
Quality: 192 kbps

01. Dobroe Utro 01:06
02. Zdravstvyj, Rodina! 06:32
03. Fabrika 03:24
04. Serp I Molot 03:49
05. U Stanka 04:04
06. Po Serebrianomy Zvenu 00:43
07. Machinist 04:12
08. Doska Pocheta 05:39
09. Demonstracyia 04:28
10. Molodezhi 00:53
11. Romans 03:57
12. RED 04:50
13. Galstuk 05:44
14. Krasnoye Znamia 05:05
15. Dobryi Vecher 00:40

Started in 2008 by Fla1 (keys, programming) and Xell (live vox & fx) as an experimental industrial/rhythmic noise act, Fla Vector have released two full-length albums both of which received overwhelmingly positive feedback worldwide.

After the release of the second album in 2009, the band went off the radar, but now they are back with a new album, RED. With RED the project marks some important changes, both in the line-up, introducing the new vocalist Proton, and in the music, blending new genres into its sound. Moreover, RED is a conceptual work devoted to the Soviet epoch that has left its mark on the lives and destinies of millions of people. This makes it quite a unique piece of industrial music art.

If you are a fan of Skinny Puppy, Chrysalide, The Progidy and the like, this is a release you do not want to miss.

Monday, June 27, 2016

ESA : Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt.3: Penance [2015]

Artist: ESA
Title: Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt.3: Penance
Year: 2015   
Label: WTII Records ‎– 114
Genre: Industrial, Rhythmic Noise, Tribal, IDM
Quality: 320 kbps

01. Men Will Only Break Themselves (08:46)
02. Be Still and I Shall Tell You Why (07:12)
03. The Tempters Triumph (06:35)
04. Master, No Servant (06:37)
05. What the Devil Did (07:34)
06. My Church (08:19)
07. Threnody for You (04:53)
08. Penance (feat. Magenta S) (09:17)
09. Juju Yako (feat. Nemo Kami) (10:36)
10. Fenetre (feat. Nana Ama Frimpong) (08:13)

E.S.A. has become well known in the rhythmic noise/harsh industrial scene for his previous two dynamic entries in the "Themes" trilogy. Both Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt. 2: Deceit and Themes Of Carnal Empowerment Pt. I : Lust received accolades and praise internationally, garnering the solo project of Jamie Blacker quite a cult following. Finally coming to a close, however, Blacker has put out what he considers the most definitive work of E.S.A. to date with "Themes of Carnal Empowerment Pt. 3: Penance".

Starting with 'Men Will Only Break Themselves', "Penance" moves through all the beats you can expect from E.S.A. but with improved and much more refined techniques and solid writing. Pounding rhythms will aurally destroy your ears and get you moving your feet, electronic warfare will make your eyes gush red, and Blacker's voice will sing you an anthem of pain and prosperity. It's quite lovely to get through this album from start to finish. 



Friday, June 24, 2016

Die Krupps : Live Im Schatten Der Ringe [2016]

Artist: Die Krupps
Title Live Im Schatten Der Ringe 
Year: 2016  
Label AFM Records
Genre: EBM, Industrial
Quality: 320 kbps

01. Intro (01:02)
02. Blick Zuruck Im Zorn (04:16)
03. Dawning Of Doom (04:16)
04. Risikofaktor (03:47)
05. Im Falschen Land (03:51)
06. Essenbeck (04:17)
07. Der Amboss (04:24)
08. The Machinist Of Joy (04:51)
09. Part Of The Machine (04:38)


01. Industrie-Madchen (04:15)
02. Schmutzfabrik (04:32)
03. Robo Sapien (05:34)
04. Metal Machine Music (05:11)
05. To The Hilt (04:50)
06. Nazis Auf Speed (05:33)
07. Fatherland (06:13)
08. Machineries Of Joy (06:21)
09. Crossfire (05:31)

Critics worldwide hail them alongside Kraftwerk and Einstürzende Neubauten as pioneers of Electronic and Industrial music, bands like Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb called them their inspiration, and their musical ideas found their way into the sound of a wide spectrum of music, from Depeche Mode to the innovative pioneers of Detroit Techno. Over 30 years and many internationally successful albums, DIE KRUPPS have developed an unmistakable signature sound that is meant to stay. 
Bandmaster Jürgen Engler is a visionary musician who since decades strongly influences the German music scene. During the 80’s he founded DIE KRUPPS together with his congenial partner Ralf Dörpner (later PROPAGANDA) – who is also responsible for many of the lyrics since “Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn” – and became the driving force of the Industrial and EBM scene. 2005 marked the 25th anniversary of DIE KRUPPS, which was reason enough for the 2 original Members Engler and Dörper to prove to the rest of the world that DIE KRUPPS are far from being dead. The reunited group played festivals and several headline tours across Europe in the following years and proved that their live shows are as energetic as ever. Since that comeback DIE KRUPPS released several products, amongst others the „Too Much History“-Collection and a two studio albums (2013 + 2015). 
In February 2014 Die Krupps started the 'THE MACHINISTS OF JOY'-TOUR 2014. 12 dates had been scheduled on which they presented their first studio album of the new millennium in sweat-inducing manner! Full speed ahead! Finally there is a DVD & BLU-RAY showing the band‘s overwhelming live appearance. Watch them headlining  the E-tropolis Festival in the sold out Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (Germany) on February 22nd, 2014. 90 minutes live show, including songs from every creative period. On the right side of the stage the stoical-cool frowning guitarist Marcel Zürcher, Keyborader Dörper as usual acting in the background, Bradley Bills on the drums and Jürgen Engler, who seems not growing any older at all.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nitzer Ebb : Industrial Complex (Limited Exclusive Edition) [2016]

Artist: Nitzer Ebb 
Title:  Industrial Complex     
Year: 2016  
Genre: EBM, Industrial
Quality: 320 kbps/Joint-Stereo

CD 1
01. Promises (03:50)
02. Once You Say (03:41)
03. Never Known (03:59)
04. Going Away (04:11)
05. Hit You Back (04:20)
06. Payroll (02:57)
07. Down On Your Knees (03:53)
08. I Don’t Know You (03:12)
09. My Door Is Open (03:16)
10. I Am Undone (03:52)
11. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (02:57)
12. Traveling (03:13)

CD 2
01. I Am Undone (Alan Wilder Remix) (05:28)
02. Once You Say (Remix By Apoptygma Berzerk) (04:32)
03. Once You Say (MRDTC Version) (05:41)
04. Once You Say (Puremix By NZ) (04:43)
05. Once You Say (Rawmix By NZ) (03:49)
06. Once You Say (Neotek Remix) (04:18)
07. Once You Say (Angst Pop feat. Technomancer Remix) (04:41)
08. Once You Say (K-Bereit Remix) (04:37)
09. Once You Say (Vince Clarke Remix) (05:34)
10. Once You Say (Remix By Feindflug) (03:59)

It's usually hard to justify a comeback for any band and for a band that wasn't necessarily successful in the mainstream, but when they go through their past hurdles and make something so modern that doesn't betray their history is astounding. I'm mesmerized on Nitzer Ebb by the prospect of future releases, Industrial Complex was supposed to be an experiment or an classic-laden throwback, yet it's the best work we've seen by them and it oozes consistency and prowess.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hypnoskull : Immer Wieder Nein [2016]

Artist: Hypnoskull  
Title: Immer Wieder Nein  
Year: 2016  
Label: Ant Zen Germany/ACT 354 
Genre: Industrial, Rhythmic Noise
Quality: 320 kbps

1. Die 23 Augen Des Dr Hypno (4:05)
2. Immer Wieder Nein (6:14)
3. Black Db (3:31)
4. Die Angst/Findet Nicht Mehr Statt (6:08)
5. Phantomschmerz (7:10)
6. Soho/Die Nacht Findet Nicht Mehr Statt (4:45)
7. Who (2:58)
8. Krank Vor Wut (5:34)
9. Alles Schwarz (5:19)
10. Kleine Dunkle Vorahnung (3:26)
11. Niedergang (4:53)
12. Gegen VerfAhhrung (4:10)
13. Benares Song (2:25)
14. Seerauber Jenny (5:35)

sonic explorations into the rich tapestry of electronic music aside, resistance and challenge have always been hypnoskull's primary statements of purpose, and examining these themes in attendant texts and song lyrics has been, and always will be of the utmost importance to patrick stevens. this work. 'immer wieder nein', his ninth album on ant-zen, is no exception! presenting a highly explosive assemblage of aurally conveyed anger and thought-provoking impulses, a barrage of fierce and violent loops originating from harsh electronics and rhythmic noise backed up with distorted techno beats, this release moves the listener into a state of hypnosis, making them receptive to the lyrics of the closing three tracks. well-known german poet and playwright bertolt brecht inspired hypnoskull to make radical re-interpretations of his works 'gegen verführung' (against seducement), 'benares song' and 'seeräuber jenny' - lyrics about devastation, seeking bloody revenge, and opposition which haven't lost their relevance in the last hundred years. it is important to say 'no' time after time, again and again - join the chant: immer wieder nein!


Memmaker : Let There Be Lasers [2016]

Title:Let There Be Lasers
Genre: Industrial, EBM, IDM
Quality:320 Kbps

01. Let There Be Lasers (Intro)
02. Doom Ray
03. Machine
04. Drop The Beat
05. Atomkrig (Dansk Jävlar!)
06. Manipulate
07. Sex With A Robot (Are You Gonna Do It?)
08. Race To Space (Feat. Detroit Diesel)
09. Sunstorm
10. Doom Ray (Remixed By Synapscape)

Memmaker’s 2008 debut How to Enlist in a Robot Uprising felt very necessary at the time of its release. Released just as industrial was emerging from the long shadow of aggrotech and entering a phase of artistic renewal, the collaboration between Iszoloscope’s Yann Faussurier and Guillaume Nadon hit the perfect balance of fun, clubbable bangers and off-kilter humour right as audiences seemed primed for it. Arriving some eight years later, Let There Be Lasers is cut from the same cloth as its predecessor, emphasizing dancefloor thrills to excellent effect. 



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thorofon : Roots [2016]

Year Of Release:2016
Genre:Industrial, EBM, Rhythmic Noise
Quality:320 kbps
Total Time:00:49:25

1. Your Masked God (5:06)
2. Cold Fever (4:36)
3. Mafia Murder Victim (4:23)
4. Frosty Smile (2:56)
5. Sick Mode (1:27)
6. Don't Wake Up (3:30)
7. Klean (3:01)
8. Nothing Remains (3:55)
9. Lsd Attack (2:12)
10. In Blood and Heels (3:01)
11. Anti Savak (5:12)
12. Roots (3:33)
13. Stone Against Head (6:33)

You cannot bring light to the world without being burned. We're burning for you!'

in 1996, Thorofon was launched and has grown to become one of the most remarkable projects in the German power noise/industrial movement, and with its 20th anniversary on the horizon, the time has come to present an exceptional celebratory release for the constant and faithful listeners all around the globe. 

The main components of 'Roots' are archival ones from the last two decades, featuring unreleased material and compilation tracks as well as technically updated reinterpretations of past sonic assaults, a fact which is hard to believe while listening to this monolithic release. It succeeds in turning the past into the present in a most astounding way.

'Roots' skillfully combines the brightness and wide palate of today's recording possibilities with the oppressive darkness of a bygone musical era including frozen surgical ambiance, unsettling canalized noise and distorted, straight rhythmic sequences. The ingredients of vintage industrial music, cold power electronics and menacing electronic body music coalesce in a most perfect way - a trademark Thorofon has been well-known for throughout the last two decades.
Far from being nostalgic Thorofon return to their roots - just to start over again. stay tuned!

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