Here’s a Mortiis curiosum… Out now is the previously unreleased Scum song “Speaking In Tongues” with Mortiis on vocals. This release happens in collaboration with Samoth, Faust, Happy Tom, and the others that were part of the Casey Chaos-driven project Scum, back in 2005. The song was for various reasons, never included on the final album version, and remained sort of lost and forgotten, until recently. You get the unreleased rough mix track from “Gospels for the Sick” from the 2005 session which was recorded at the Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo. The recording was engineered by the late Marius Bodin Larsen. Speaking In Tongues by SCUM Scum is a Norwegian hardcore punk/black metal band formed in 2002. All members are Norwegian except for the American vocalist Casey Chaos. Their album, “Gospels for the Sick”, was recorded in one single session in 2004, and they have only had a few live performances. The band had guest appearances from several artists, one of which was Mortiis who cowrote and performed on the song “Speaking in Tongues”. Scum’s band members have played in several other bands. Guitarist Samoth played in the black metal bands like Emperor, Gorgoroth, Satyricon, Zyklon, Thou Shalt Suffer, […]
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2021 is a special year to me! Thirty years of journalism, which gave me the opportunity to review thousands of albums and interview a countless number of bands. I got the idea to celebrate this special event by interviewing people from the scene who all have a special meaning to me. I of course- and in the first place think about artists, but without fans artists would never become what they are. It’s not that different for magazines and journalists; without readers there would be no magazine, without visitors there would be no online magazine. An artist, an organizer of live events and festivals, a radio broadcasting, a journalist… we would be nothing without fans and followers. That’s why I got the idea to celebrate music lovers by interviewing one of them. It’s a way to pay homage to all those music lovers who often spend a lot of money and time to support all what we’re doing. Jürgen Vanvlasselaer is a guy I personally met years ago now. I know him as a true passionate music lover. This interview is an opportunity to sincerely thank him –and all other music lovers in the world. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) […]
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Out now is Dave Gahan’s cover version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”. Dave Gahan and a whopping 52 other artists have joined together to cover songs from Metallica’s landmark album “The Black Album”. Out today this tribute, “The Metallica Blacklist”, celebrate the original album’s 30th anniversary. It sees all of its proceeds go directly to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and World Central Kitchen. Other artists include Weezer, Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Ghost, The Neptunes and many many more. “Nothing Else Matters” was originally released as a single in 1992. The tracklist: Enter Sandman – Alessia Cara & The Warning Enter Sandman – Mac DeMarco Enter Sandman – Ghost Enter Sandman – Juanes Enter Sandman – Rina Sawayama Enter Sandman – Weezer Sad But True (Live) – Sam Fender Sad But True – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Sad But True – Mexican Institute of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera MX Sad But True – Royal Blood Sad But True – St. Vincent Sad But True – White Reaper Sad But True – YB Holier Than Thou – Biffy Clyro Holier Than Thou – The Chats Holier Than Thou – OFF! Holier Than Thou – […]
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Out on September 17 via the fine São Paulo, Brazil based label Wave Records is a ‘best of’ compilation from one of pioneers of Belgian darkwave/coldwave/synthwave, Twilight Ritual. Twilight Ritual was Geert Coppens and Peter Boone who formed the band Autumn in 1981 . By 1982 they named themselves Twilight Ritual and would record 9 albums and 2 singles. In 1985, Peter Boone aka Chrismar Chayell, founded A Split Second with Marc Ickx, and TR would stay as second choice for years. Geert Coppens and Peter Bonne have been involved in many different projects since, including many different musical styles, e.g Zug Im Veins, Wasteland, New Busters, Linear Movement. They were also behind the 1977 founded Belgian publisher Micrart Group which was also a label and artist management. They released the A Split Second releases but also New Beat compilations such as the cult release “New Beat – Take 1”. The new Wave Records released compilation holds 34 tracks from 1982 til 2021 and is also available in a limited edition 2CD+DVD with videos (100 copies). A very special and limited fanbox with the ltd edition 2CD+DVD and t-shirt plus stickers and numbered postcard is also available. An essential release, […]
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“Daemonum” marks the 30-years anniversary of Raison d’être. The 6-track album “Daemonum” will be released on September 16 and comes as a standard edition CD of 500 copies in 6-panel digisleeve,and a dtandard edition 2LP of 300 copies. A special edition also avaialable and holds the extra album “Daemoniacum”. The formats for this release are a 2CD and a 3LP. Think of “Daemoniacum” as some sort of anti-polarized version of “Daemonum”, as if “Daemonum” was haunted and possessed by a demon. Not our words, but that of the label Cyclic Law. Raison d’être is a Swedish dark ambient project formed by Peter Andersson in 1991. The name of the band was taken from a sentence in a book by Carl Gustav Jung: “the individuation is the raison d’être of the self.” Dark ambient atmospheres, drone elements, industrial sounds, ecclesiastical hymns are all blended together to constitute the music of Raison d’être. The band’s first release was “Après nous le Déluge” released on cassette in 1992. The first label release was “Prospectus I” on Cold Meat Industry in 1993. Since then the project released albums on such labels as B.o.C.a. Tapes, Slaughter Productions, Old Europa Cafe, Spirit Of Sound Source, Eternal […]
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(Photo by Sofie Nørregaard) Danish composer, musician and producer Trentemøller announces his new studio album “Memoria” which is set for release in early 2022 on his own label In My Room alongside the first single “In The Gloaming” which is released today. This is Anders Trentemøller’s sixth studio album and was announced by a recent, unanticipated drop of four songs, in the form of two singles (“No One Quite Like You” and “Golden Sun”). The first single from the upcoming album, “In The Gloaming”, which is released today, is a song about a difficult, ambiguous relationship. Anders: “It’s about the feeling of being in love with a person who unconsciously drags you down, and how you try to find a way out of these unhealthy patterns. I wanted the song to have some kind of epic sound that underlines the big dilemma. Therefore, the huge drums, the wavy guitars and the anthem-like synth theme. This was the first time for me writing the lyrics and the vocal melody myself and Lisbet Fritze’s haunting vocals bring it all to life so beautifully.” Check out his new single.
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Shortly after Seasurfer’s third album “Zombies” has also been released on vinyl in addition to the earlier CD edition, the Hamburg-based dream pop duo Dirk Knight and Apolonia come up with a new version of the song “Drifting” (and a video which you can see below). “Drifting” is taken from Seasurfer’s third album “Zombies” (which was recently issued on limited edition black vinyl). Beside the previously unreleased track “Ghost Children”, you also get 3 “Drifting” remixes by the Spanish dreamwave duo Stereoskop, the Russian shoegaze band Life On Venus and the French electro artist Giirls. Dirk Knight explains: “For me “Drifting” is the song with the coolest bass of the whole album ‘Zombies’. For the first time I recorded all the basses by myself and learned to love playing this instrument. Basses are extremely important to us and determine the harmonies and melodies, similar to how Simon Gallup (The Cure), Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order) and Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) are doing it. For the single and the extended mix we let the drums run straight through to make the song even more mesmerizing. I also love the bonus track ‘Ghost Children’, where we experimented a lot with heavy […]
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Out via Mecanica Records in early October is the double vinyl pressing (with limited casebound book) of Die Form’s 1993 album “Ad Infnitum”. “Ad Infnitum” was originally released on CD in 1993 by Hyperium Records and was later re-released by Trisol (2001), Metropolis (2002) and Irond (2003) on CD. This new double vinyl edition not only includes the complete original tracklist, but also a selection of 8 instrumental versions and unreleased tracks from the same period. The bonus tracks are “Test 050293”, “Incubus”, “Virus Emission”, “Impudicus Rex”, “Bite of God (Instrumental)”, “Chronovision (Instrumental)”, “Necrophilia (Instrumental)”, “Test Man Sonic”. The double vinyl is limited to 474 numbered copies with a deluxe 16-page casebound hardcover book featuring unpublished images as well as other reworked photographs taken from “The Visionary Garden”. Every copy includes a certificate and a sticker. About Die Form Die Form is the seminal post-industrial electronic act started in the late 70’s by French musician and multimedia artist Philippe Fichot. He began recording a number of experimental cassettes under different names but Die Form became the main project and with which he has developed a prolific career during more than four decades. Whilst the project was still in its first […]
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Out on November 4th via The Baoli Ltd is the brand new Depeche Mode photobook, “Dream – Depeche Mode Photographs 1994-2002”, by Michaela Olexova. The book will be released in a standard edition (black cover, A4 format) and a limited edition (white cover, A4 format, 1000 copies numbered and signed by the author with an exclusive photo print). 5% of the proceeds from each sale placed via the photographer’s website will be donated to the mental health charity Mind. The book offers a curated collection of images covering a nine year period in which Czech-born (but UK-based) designer and photographer Michaela Olexova worked as editor of BONG, the hugely popular official fan club magazine of Depeche Mode. The book contains digitally reproduced photos that originally appeared in that publication as well as many unseen ones that were captured on various tours, in the studio and behind the scenes. Several were also displayed during an exhibition in Prague in 1996, while others were included as part of a Collector’s Edition of the group’s “Ultra” album that was issued in 2007. Olexova explains that “I wanted to present these photos to Depeche Mode fans in a higher quality than ever before and […]
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Over the past 10 years Side-Line has released various free download compilations in the Face The Beat series which are amongst the most popular in today’s darkwave scene each time getting a ton of downloads from listeners worldwide. Yesterday night we launched the free Post Punk Bandcamp download compilation “Post Punk – Genesis”, uniting 44 Post Punk artists from allover the world. You can expect an eclectic collection of all of the colors you can find inside the Post Punk scene, from pure New Wave to contemporary mixes of Post Punk and electronics. There will be something for everyone! The release spurted towards the number 2 spot on the charts today across all releases on Bandcamp, and that in 24 hours. That was fast… Compiler Bernard Van Isacker: “We received material from 47 countries in total, a good part of those is also present on this new compilation, so you can say it’s quite a worldwide collaboration effort. As such it doesn’t really differ a lot from what I see when working on the Face the Beat series for instance. But I was kinda surprised though to get that many Post-Punk only tracks. It’s a scene that is rapidly growing […]
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