Stahlnebel and Black Selket met via Myspace in early 2008 for a remix contest. Sander Kapper (Black Selket) from The Netherlands was looking for a singer while Ralph Neuhaus from germany (Stahlnebel) was in search for someone to make the music. Stahlnebel & Black Selket was born and started to release albums. The sound is not just Dark-Electro driven, but clearly empowered by Trance leads and other Technoid elements. It makes the originality of this formation, which has a very distinguishable sound. The newest full length “The Darkest Hour” released on Advoxya Records doesn’t really innovate, but simply confirms the dance potential of the band. I talked about it all with Sander Kapper. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Stahlnebel & Black Selket are now active for numerous years and have released multiple productions so what makes the chemistry between you guys and what do you consider as your major accomplishments? Sander: Our chemistry just works well to get results and that makes us strong in what we do. I still think “Lifeless” was our best selling album and “Noise” was our first box set sold by Advoxya Records. I am most proud of our vinyls because it is in […]
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Tenderlash is the solo electronic project of artist/composer/vocalist Candy Durant, based in Southeastern USA. The project draws from influences in 80s underground, new wave, coldwave, and darkwave. The debut single “Mourning At Midnight,” was originally released in 2013 on the Bedroom Cassette Masters Volume IV compilation. After taking a hiatus to play and tour as vocalist/keyboard player in electronic band Solemn Shapes, Tenderlash was then resurrected in 2020. The Mourning EP was released on Bandcamp in March 2020, containing the first single, two remixes, and a cover of The Cure’s “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep”. Shortly after the EP’s release, Tenderlash signed with European record label Swiss Dark Nights and released her debut full-length album “Hold Still” in January 2021. Out in the next weeks now is a limited edition physical release of a live performance originally aired on 22 May 2021 for A Black Celebration WGD Special Edition. It features 6 of the 9 tracks, that were included in Tenderlash’ debut album “Hold Still”, in quite different, exclusive live-versions. You can check the tracks out below. Live From A Dark Room by Tenderlash
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3 years after “Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996”, the Swiss Dark Nights side-label Retrò will release one more album from the Simon Dreams in Violt archive: “Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996 Vol.II”. Out on October 8th this new volume includes fully remastered versions of tapes, new and unreleased versions, plus an extract of a live gig, performed in 1995 at the Dracma Club (Torino, Italy). All tracks included on this CD have been remastered from original mixes, taken from original coils and DATs. You can check the tracklist below. Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996 Vol. II by Simon Dreams In Violet About Simon Dreams In Violet Simon Dreams In Violet formed in Rome, Italy in 1992. They were very active in the early 90s in the Italian Goth/Darkwave scene were famous for their memorable live performances. They only released one album, 1994’s “Dreaming The Lost” and 2 singles: “Simon Dreams In Violet” (1993) and “Follia” before disbanding. The first line-up included singer Massimiliano Maria, guitarist Luigi Lai, bassist ‘Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso’ and drummer Alice. Their first tape, the self titled “Simon Dreams In Violet”, was released on the legendary Energeia label in spring 1993, and featured 6 tracks and several alternative […]
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After releasing their new single “Tell Me”, Vancouver post-punks Spectres have released a new music video for the track. The video was directed by Vancouver-based Wayne Moreheart and features the band members performing live in a dark live setting. The upcoming album “Hindsight ” will be out on November 5th via Artoffact Records on clear-vinyl as well as on CD and in digital formats. But for now, check the video for “Tell me”. In related info, you will also get three tracks recorded for the Los Angeles radio show Part-Time Punks on the upcoming album. About Spectres Founded in Vancouver in 2004 by vocalist Brian Gustavson and Steve Hanker, Spectres is commonly cited as one of the bands responsible for kicking off the renewed interest in the post-punk sound in Canada. The duo recorded two demos after which Heather Szilagyi, Nathan Szilagyi and Zach Batalden joined the lineup. After the “Cold War” single Heather left the band and was replaced by Steve Gerenscer. After touring for the “Visions of a New World” single founding member Steve Hanker left the band and was replaced by Tyler Pilling. This line up went on to record an unreleased single titled “Decline and Fall” […]
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“True North” is a filmed live-performance with all new music from a-ha. The film is made in collaboration with Bodø 2024 and the The Arctic Symphony Orchestra and is scheduled for release in Autumn 2022 together with the album. Set in the landscape of Northern Norway and recorded in the town of Bodø up above the Arctic Circle, the music from the film will be made available as a new album from the group for the first time since “Cast in Steel” which was released in 2015. “We want this film to be a poetic homage to the importance that nature holds in Norwegian culture, and in particular the ocean, which has provided us with a privileged life up here, from the early fishing boom to the troublesome riches extracted from the seabed in the form of oil,” says Magne. About Bodø Bodø is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Salten and is located just north of the Arctic Circle. Bodø was named one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2024. Most of the town was destroyed during a Luftwaffe attack on 27 May 1940. Six thousand people were living in […]
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Metropolis Records will be reissuing the first seven albums by Delerium. These seven remastered albums include “Faces, Forms and Illusions” (1988), “Morpheus” (1989), “Syrophenikan” (1990), “Spiritual Archives” (1991), “Stone Tower” (1991), “Spheres I” (1994) and “Spheres II” (1994). All of these long out-of-print albums will be simultaneously released by Metropolis on very limited edition white vinyl sets and compact disc along with all digital and streaming platforms on March 4th, 2022. The material has been remastered for the occasion. About Delerium Delerium formed in 1987, originally as a side project of the influential industrial music act Front Line Assembly. Throughout the band’s history, their musical style has encompassed a broad range, including dark ethereal ambient trance, voiceless industrial soundscapes, and electronic pop music. They are best known for their worldwide hit “Silence”. The band is known to feature several female guest vocalists on their albums since their 1997 album “Karma”. These have included mostly women, such as The Mediæval Bæbes, Kristy Thirsk (of Rose Chronicles), Sarah McLachlan, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Elsieanne Caplette (of Elsiane), Lisa Gerrard (sampled only), Jaël (of Swiss band Lunik), Camille Henderson, Nerina Pallot, Emily Haines (of Metric), Jacqui Hunt (of Single Gun […]
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Canadian industrial act, DI Auger has released a video for the track, “Piss & Vinegar”, which appears on the band’s latest album, “Under The Skin Of The World”. The album is the project’s first collaboration with producer and contributor Sean Beesley of Live Evil Productions. C. Lefort: “The song is directed at the system – the governments of all nations that ignore the law of ‘governing’ the people but seem to want to rule them. I am interpreting this as a bastardized form of tyranny. This is a song for the people that are waking up and have had enough. The video concept was to capture the rage and anger at a system or against the system from the perspective of any individual interpreted by the viewer.” The video was shot north of Toronto in Peterborough, Ontario and was directed and edited by Sean Beasley of Live Evil Productions. Watch the video for “Piss & Vinegar” below. About DI Auger DI Auger is the solo project by Toronto based musician C. Lefort. The project brings what Left calls “neo industrial gothic rock”. For the past several years released six full-length albums, six EP’s, as well as various remixes, singles and […]
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The Limburg (BE) public prosecutor’s office is opening an investigation into possible irregularities at various companies around Pukkelpop organizer Chokri Mahassine. The investigation was started following an article in the satirical website ‘t Scheldt in which Mahassine is being accused of embezzlement of around 20 million euro (intended for social causes) and a conflict of interest. Due to this Flemish minister Hilde Crevits (CD&V) will stop all subsidies to Pukkelpop until the investigation has been completed. Pukkelpop organizer Chokri Mahassine would have injected a financial reserve of several million euros that was intended for social causes into his own company. Next to this there would be a conflict of interest between the various companies behind the festival. The festival has grown from a non-profit organization into a network of companies, where the money would have ended up in the wrong place. Pukkelpop is an annual Belgian music festival that takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium, in mid- to late August. It is one of the largest music festivals in Belgium, with an attendance of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009. Its 2020 and 2021 editions did not take place due to COVID-19. There were no […]
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The American synthpop band Iris, one of the best synthpop acts to emerge in the past 25 years, is no more. The rumour mill had already started 10 days ago when Reagan Jones changed his workplace status on Facebook as “Worked at Iris”. The news was then confirmed by Andrew Sega. The reason for the split is possibly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic as the duo discussed their disagreement about the vaccine’s safety publicly. Good to know, Reagan Jones is unvaccinated and is recovering from a COVID infection. The press release that we received today kinda confirms this as they cite ‘personal differences’. From now on Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega will each focus on their own, individual projects in the future. In the meantime the band’s back catalogue material will finally be re-released containing extra commentary and bonus material. It will also mean that the older material will hit streaming and download platforms for the very first time.¨Good luck to both, it was a good ride! About Iris The band – a favourite from the former and current Side-Line team – formed in 1993 as Forgiving Iris. The original members were Reagan Jones and Matthew Morris. After shortening their […]
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(Photo by Alice d25) “Moebius Strips” is a brand new tribute to sound pioneer Dieter Moebius, put together by longtime friend and collaborator Tim Story. The project includes contributions from Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Beak), Sarah Davachi, Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Air), Eve Maret, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Phew, Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia), Michael Rother (Harmonia, NEU!) and Yuri Suzuki. The project includes a limited edition CD/digital release on October 1st with a limited edition vinyl to come in spring 2022. For the recordings, Story has been using Moebius’ sounds and loops and he has been working closely with Moebius’ widow Irene. The result is a combination of hundreds of sounds, motifs and riffs from the artist’s archive with raw material from the many Moebius collaborations that Story himself had been a part of over the years. About Dieter Moebius Dieter Moebius (16 January 1944 – 20 July 2015) was a Swiss-born German electronic musician and composer, best known as a member of the influential krautrock bands Cluster and Harmonia. Moebius was studying art at Berlin’s Akademie Grafik and working as a restaurant cook when he met Conrad Schnitzler, founder of the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The trio founded the improvisation […]
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