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‘Click Interview’ with Oldschool Union: ‘The Finnish Essence To The Songs Is The Sisu’

Finnish EBM band Oldschool Union was originally set up by Seppo Ahlstedt and Janne Vilen. They released two retro- and hardcore like EBM albums on EK Product. But after “Älä Ole, Elä!” (2012) and “Perjantai” (2016) singer Janne Vilen left the band and got replaced by V-M Pekkola. The third full length album “Vartalovasara” has been released earlier this year and holds on all familiar influences of the band’s sound. Solid bass lines and hard-hitting kicks are sometimes achieved with melodic synth lines, but the main characteristic of the band remains the Finnish vocals. “Vartalovasara” sounds like being smashed by the hammer of Thor… (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: The new album “Vartalovasara” features a different line-up. How did the switch from the original singer towards V-M Pekkola happened? What has been the impact of working with a new singer and what have been the reactions so far? Seppo: I had met Vesa previously and had seen him live with Lola Kumtus. When he offered to cover Janne for ‘Famillien Treffen’ as one time show, I asked him if he could join the band. A new singer is like starting the band from zero so it took a little […]

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New project Black Shine Fever from Maxx Maryan (Helalyn Flowers and ImJudas) launches debut album ‘Via Negativa’ – stream it here

(Photo by Noemi Aurora / Toxic Visions) Black Shine Fever is the newborn project from Maxx Maryan, who we know from the female-fronted electro pop-metal sensation duo Helalyn Flowers and the industrial rock act ImJudas. He also used to be the behind some rather well-known black metal acts such as Okkultum Magnificentia and Arimonium Rex as well as various extreme metal side-projects like The Wet and Blackcore. It’s that black metal and dark/ goth side which we now find back in this all new project Black Shine Fever which now debuted with the album “Via Negativa”. Note that there is a collaboration with G/Ab Svenym Volgar Ustorh Dei Xacrestani of Deviate Damaen who delivers some spoken word on “Diakrisis”. The splendid artwork and photos were executed by his real life partner in crime Noemi Aurora for Toxic Visions. You can check out the album right below and get it here on Bandcamp. Worth your attention! Via Negativa by Black Shine Fever

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Armageddon Dildos return with ‘Dystopia’ in 3 formats: CD / 2CD / Download – check the first 2 tracks

In March 2020 Düsseldorf’s leading EBM act Armageddon Dildos launched a brand new download EP, “Heut Nacht” (available here on Bandcamp). Now the band announces a new album to be released later this August. Uwe Kanka takes the opportunity to protest against our world’s dystopia in general, and socio-political issues in particular like intolerance, abuse, disinformation or yet selfishness. For the occasion he surrounded himself with studio gurus and old time friends Mathias Black and Sven Mouhcine. You can expect 80’s melodic influences with the 90’s power of industrial dark techno. Below you can already listen to 2 tracks. The limited edition of the album includes a bonus album featuring one remix of each album song by a wide range of collaborators including Orange Sector, Digital Factor, Ad:Key, Lights Of Euphoria, Schramm, Intent:Outtake, First Aid 4 Souls, Inertia, Synapsyche, Dave Anderson, Rico Piller and Fredrik Söderberg. Available formats: Armageddon Dildos – Dystopia DownloadArmageddon Dildos – Dystopia CDArmageddon Dildos – Dystopia 2CD And here are the first 2 tracks to check out. Dystopia (Bonus Tracks Edition) by ARMAGEDDON DILDOS Slowly but steadily Armageddon Dildos was formed in 1988 in Kassel Germany, and the name comes from the slang term for intercontinental […]

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