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‘Click Interview’ with LivingTotem: ‘A Ritual Cyber-Punk Dystopia In Industrial Technology’

LIVINGTOTEM is a Hungarian solo-project driven by András Gulyás. He released his first official album “40K” in 2014 on Advoxya Records. The next album “Raw Effort” got released in 2017 on Ant-Zen and revealed a strong fusion between different music styles like Industrial, Trance, Techno, IDM and Tribal. The newest opus “Surreal Existence” got released by the end of 2020 and clearly sounds as a new masterpiece, but also revealing an artist with a very own sound approach. If you don’t know yet LIVINGTOTEM I can only, but encourage you to discover the great work of András Gulyás. (Picture credit by infinitbeat.hu / Interview courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: How did you get in touch with Electro/Industrial music and what incited you to set up LIVINGTOTEM? András: I grew up in the vicinity of a brick factory, so I experienced industrial noises and visual impacts at a young age. However, sometime in the late 80s, getting to know FRONT 242, DAF, TEST DEPT and SKINNY PUPPY gave me the real push towards that direction. At that time it was not easy to get this music here in Hungary, the ‘iron curtain’ was still closed and we were living in […]

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Side-Line has been running web push notifications in stealth mode for the last few months: 5000th subscriber added this week

Over the past few years social media platforms have been taking over the largest chunk of internet traffic. This also caused that many publishers were no longer able to maintain their readership on their own website as lots of people are mostly using social media. Combine that with the heavy restriction on organic reach on those same social media platforms and you will quickly see that it’s Facebook who is deciding what you see and what you don’t. Bernard Van Isacker during the indie press roundtable talk in Brussels (BE) in Summer 2020. Chief editor Bernard Van Isacker explains: “The fluctuation is mostly visible on Facebook which is really an awful platform for unknown or smaller bands. Since we offer a lot of news from starting and smaller bands we have noticed early on that those items are not being picked up by Facebook’s algorithms unlike news from other more popular bands. This deliberate limit of reach was something I did predict would happen back when Facebook was still a complete free ride. I remember very well that I have been ridiculed by some calling it bullshit. Well, we are the year 2021 and see, things turned out to be […]

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‘Click Interview’ with RED ZEBRA: ‘Thank You Western World’

RED ZEBRA is part of the Belgian music history. Set up in the late ’70 they rapidly became a successful formation often linked to Punk- and New/Cold-Wave music. Singer and front man Peter Slabbynck doesn’t really care about genres, but the early success song “I Can’t Live In A Living Room” remains forty years later an absolute Punk- and New-Wave hymn. The band last year released the noticeable compilation “Songs And Stripes (1980 – 2020)” on Wool-E Discs, which is the perfect album to rediscover the magic of this formation. I talked about a few things with Peter Slabbynck. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: RED ZEBRA has been set up in 1978! How do you imagine your life without this alter-ego? And what has been the impact of RED ZEBRA on your life and the person you are today? Peter: Before RED ZEBRA, there was THE BUNGALOWS. But I changed the name at the end of ’79. With the new name people took us more serious. But Punk changed my life; it said to me: ‘don’t wait, do it yourself’! It was perfect for a redhead kid with a big mouth, not afraid to sing and make a fool […]

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‘Click Interview’ with RED ZEBRA: ‘Thank You Western World’

RED ZEBRA is part of the Belgian music history. Set up in the late ’70 they rapidly became a successful formation often linked to Punk- and New/Cold-Wave music. Singer and front man Peter Slabbynck doesn’t really care about genres, but the early success song “I Can’t Live In A Living Room” remains forty years later an absolute Punk- and New-Wave hymn. The band last year released the noticeable compilation “Songs And Stripes (1980 – 2020)” on Wool-E Discs, which is the perfect album to rediscover the magic of this formation. I talked about a few things with Peter Slabbynck. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: RED ZEBRA has been set up in 1978! How do you imagine your life without this alter-ego? And what has been the impact of RED ZEBRA on your life and the person you are today? Peter: Before RED ZEBRA, there was THE BUNGALOWS. But I changed the name at the end of ’79. With the new name people took us more serious. But Punk changed my life; it said to me: ‘don’t wait, do it yourself’! It was perfect for a redhead kid with a big mouth, not afraid to sing and make a fool […]

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Midnight Configuration releases ‘Live In Germany 1999’ download album

Out next week on the 16th of April is the Midnight Configuration live album “Live In Germany 1999”. “Live In Germany 1999” was recorded on the 3rd of May 1999 at the Goldene Krone in Darmstadt, Germany all in one take with no dubs and captures the band in its “Funeral Nation Period” (1996- 1999). The recording was taken straight from the mixing desk and includes everything that happened onstage that night. The bleeps, the feedback as well as the comments both between the band and to the audience. This recording was recently uncovered by accident when Trev was looking through his studio archives to find another known live recording. Trevor Bamford: “A couple of weeks ago I came across a box of MiniDiscs. They contained live recordings of Midnight Configuration in Germany from 1999 which were previously unknown to me. They had lain forgotten in my archives until the day I stumbled upon them. The first disc contained tracks so well recorded that they HAD to be released. So with some basic mastering and editing, this album was born.” About Midnight Configuration Trevor Bamford formed Midnight Configuration originally as a solo project back in mid 1993 with the purchase […]

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Black Plastic announces new album ‘Club Grotesque’ and releases first single ‘Bite’

Electronic artist Black Plastic announces his new album “Club Grotesque” on Cleopatra Records. The release is the follow-up on his self titled debut album, “Black Plastic”. Founded by renowned graphic designer Kevin Grady, Black Plastic presents dark electronics that you could label as dark techno. “Club Grotesque” also features several others musicians. Synthpop artist André Obin for instance, lends his vocals to the song, and first single “Bite” while Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs is the guest vocalist on the song “Acid Rain” which also features samples from Robert Calvert of Hawkwind. Lastly, Jason Corbett of the post-punk act Actors, produces the song “Sucker” and lends his guitarwork to the track. He also remixed the track “Savage” on the album Kevin Grady: “Club Grotesque” grew out of a genuine sense of darkness and dread in what has been one of the hardest years we’ve experienced. Because of that, we doubled down on the beats—sometimes all you can do is dance it all out, even if it’s by yourself in your bedroom. It’s not goth, but it’s definitely dance music for vampires.” “Club Grotesque” will be released April 16th on Cleopatra Records. It will be available on a limited edition purple […]

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