Year: 2009

I:scintilla – Prey On You

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Female-fronted industrial-rock quartet I:SCINTILLA return in 2009 with a brand new EPCD, “Prey On You’. After the critical and commercial success of their previous album, ’Optics’, and their 3-month U.S. tour and festival appearances, the anticipation is quite high to see where the band goes next. I:SCINTILLA continue to explore new sounds and genres and […]

Krystal System – Underground: VooDoo Night Sessions

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With the release of their ‘Underground’ debut album, Paris-based duo KRYSTAL SYSTEM broke all preconceived musical journalistic foundations by delivering one of the most eclectic albums ever released on Belgium’s Alfa Matrix label. After having totally revamped and upgraded their studio environment, and having won the best price for their DEPECHE MODE’s cover of “Master […]

Essence Of Mind – Try and Fail + Re-Try

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With their new album, “Try and Fail”, the Norwegian act ESSENCE OF MIND showcases their impressive song-writing aptitude and modern production maturity. They have sharpened their unique blend of groovy electro rock tunes, strong catchy choruses, melodic synth arrangements and punchy rhythms. As already revealed by the recent “Watch Out” EPCD released for the occasion […]

Helalyn Flowers – Stitches Of Eden + The Comets Garden

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Definitely one of the most alluring and outstanding bands on the Alfa Matrix roster, the Italian duo HELALYN FLOWERS instantly caught the attention of the media thanks to their very unique and exploding musical cocktail as well as their eye-catching imagery. Today they return with their new album that will once again take everyone by […]

BLUTENGEL – Soultaker

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Red wine, candle light and Blutengel! Is there a better way to spend the cold and dark winter days than in a warm place listening to the gloomy melodic club sounds of the Berlin-based Dark Pop group? Their newest outing “Soultaker” sports an addictive title tune that has all the potential of becoming one of […]

Ikon – Love, Hate and Sorrow

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IKON are almost certainly one of the best known, and most continously successful Australian bands. Originally often compared to JOY DIVISION, their sound has evolved over the years into something very original, authentic and unique. Catchy melodies are central to their music, along with a powerful guitar-based sound, and many of their tracks have become […]

In Strict Confidence – My Despair

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After years of complete silence, and more than a year later than previously planned and announced, German act IN STRICT CONFIDENCE finally return with an EP featuring all-new, exclusive material.   It will include an eight minutes 'extended' version and a special 'club mix' of the title track, plus much more. Further details to follow […]

LOLA ANGST – VIVA LA LOLA

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What happened to the good old sound of the early Eighties, when artists like Fad Gadget or Gary Numan understood working with electronics as one giant wild and anarchistic playground? Unfortunately, Fad Gadget is now dead and master Numan is sporting a more dark Industrial sound, these days. Hence, we are in dire need of […]

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