Out in December – and available in pre-order now – are 2 brand new vinyl reissues of albums by the Greek female electropop duo Marsheaux. The first is “Lumineux Noir”, the third album (2009) from Marsheaux which sees a reissue as a 2LP on blue vinyl. This limited blue double vinyl (500 copies only) has 3 sides of music and 1 side etched with the cover art. You can order the album right here. The next one is the band’s second album, the 2006 released “Peek A Boo” which will be reissued as a 2LP on lilac vinyl. This second album was the band’s breakthrough album and is now released for the first time ever on vinyl, in a limited edition of only 500 copies. Again, you get 3 sides of music and 1 side featuring an etching. You can order the album right here. These are 2 tracks from the above mentioned albums: “Summer” from “Lumineux Noir”, and “Hanging On” from “Peek A Boo”.
Poland, Poznań, 2017-10-27
‘Click Interview’ with Stars Crusaders: ‘We Like To Blend The Sounds And Mix Ingredients To Create Something Different And Hard To Label’
Stars Crusaders is a ‘crazy’ Italian electro/future-pop band, which released their first official work in 2014. The band clearly revealed alluring electronics mixed with sci-fi themes. They now have released their second full length album entitled “Welcome To Hydra”, which invites the listener on a new mission towards the future, reaching the year 2517 where ‘all humans are moving to Hydra, looking for a new era of peace and prosperity, but a dark shadow appears on the horizon’. I invited the sonic cosmonauts to take a break on their mission and answer a few questions. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Can you briefly tell us how Stars Crusaders saw the daylight and what have been the main sources of inspiration? Yeda: Hello humans. We are Yeda, Davedax, Symorg and C1-C0. Dave and Symorg were schoolmates. They play electronic music since those years. In 2014 they started looking for a singer for a new ‘electro syfy’-project. I met them for the first time during the audition, and it felt like love at first sight. STARS[+]CRUSADERS were born that day. We immediately began to compose songs together and in less than one year we got the debut album ”New Horizons” finished. At the end of 2014 […]
Bad news keeps on pouring in. Former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley died aged only 57 after battling for almost his entire life against his addiction. The singer’s death was due to “the disease of addiction” so his family informed: “After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety.” Chuck Mosley is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, and a grandson. The family was not only haunted by Mosley’s addiction but also by financial problems as they announced that they “will be accepting donations for funeral expenses”. Mosley, co-writer of Faith No More’s groundbreaking 1985 debut album “We Care A Lot” and its follow-up, “Introduce Yourself”, departed from the band due to his struggles with addiction. The split seems to have been amicable as he had since joined the band on stage for a number of shows. The band also performed live with him last year in a reunion style when […]
Bad news from Portland, Fred Cole is no more, the American punk icon died on November 9 from liver disease. Cole played with several bands since the 1960s but was linked mostly with the garage punk scene. The majority of Cole’s output has been self-financed and released on his own record label Tombstone Records. The label was named for the musical equipment store they operated at the time. Their first release was Dead Moon’s debut single, “Hey Joe” b/w “Parchment Farm.” Other bands which released material on the label included The Flapjacks, Inspector Luv and the Ride Me Babies. With the death of Cole, his wife Toody is now the only surviving member of the 1987 formed band Dead Moon. In 2016, drummer Andrew Loomis had already died of lymphoma. After the dissolution of Dead Moon, Fred and Toody Cole formed Pierced Arrows together with a new drummer, Kelly Halliburton.
VNV Nation’s classic album ‘Empires’ re-issued on clear and black vinyl – pre-order link available here
For the first time ever, one of the most classic VNV Nation albums, “Empires”, is being released on vinyl. There are 2 versions available, a black one (which you can order right here) and a clear vinyl one (available right here). Note that the latter one comes in limited edition of just 1,500 copies worldwide, which is close to nothing considering the band’s status, so expect this one to sell out FAST. “Empires” was the third studio album by the English/Irish electronic music duo Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson and was released in 1999 in the EU and in 2000 in the United States. From the album the single “Darkangel” was released as a single prior to the album, while also “Standing” became a single and was also released as part of the “Burning Empires” EP in 2000. “Empires” really was the band’s breakthrough album expanding on the band’s bombastic, melodic synthesizer lines and incorporating tighter song structures. Note that the album was composed using only one synthesizer (the hugely popular Access Virus) and two samplers. The result was pure majestic.
Poland, Wrocław, Gothic Hall, 02/05-11-2017
Placebo Effect will release their new album “Shattered Souls” in March 2018, their first new CD in 20 years. You can already listen to a first teaser called “Voices from Hell” right below. More details will be revealed soon. Placebo Effect is now reduced to a duo after the death of Achim Windel who died unexpectedly in July last year. But there’s more, the band also confirmed a first show, namely an exclusive pre-show in Bratislava on March 10th 2018. More details can be found in the below poster for the show. And for those who can’t get enough, here’s another teaser that was posted on Facebook a while ago. For those who were too young to have know Placebo Effect, they are a German dark electro band based in Duderstadt/Hildesheim which was formed in the late 1980s by Axel Machens, Christoph Kunze, and Achim Windel. The band split up in 1995 but Machens teamed up with Ecki Stieg to form Accessories and later on launched another project called Breathe. The return doesn’t come as a real surprise as Placebo Effect played live at the Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig in 2014 where they also performed 2 new songs: “Nothing to Cry” […]
Swindy has released the video for “Reflection,” a tale of loss and longing unfurling against sun-bleached desert ruins set to the first single off of the self-titled 2016 debut EP. Describing the band’s sound as “electronic pop/rock with a twist of industrial,” the Tuscon based Swindy began as the solo project of Ensphere front man […]
Here’s a new compilation that caught our attention: “Synth Slovakia 2017”. The release will be out on November 11 and is a collection of 15 synth-pop electro oriented bands/projects based in Slovakia. Included in the line-up you’ll find such bands as Monte Rosa / Missandtroops / The Silence / Sound Ministers / Projekt203 / Imiafan / H.O.H / Black Rose / Martin Joy / Force / Coriolis / 2FF Project / Mfls / Chebeaff / 3C 273. Known, lesser known and amateurs, exactly how it should be. Since we are always keen on new names, we can warmy recommend this release! You can preview/download the release below. SYNTH SLOVAKIA by SYNTH SLOVAKIA