|21 Nov, 2014|
After a splendid comeback album in 2013, "The minutes", and an equally well received tour which also included highlights from her earlier solo and Yazoo repertoire, Alison Moyet returns with the live album "Minutes and seconds live". Expect for release in early January 2015, the 13-track release holds an excellent overview of her live show during her last tour. Tracks included are "Horizon Flame", "When I Was Your Girl", "Ordinary Girl", "Remind Yourself", "Is This Love?", "Winter Kills", "Filigree", "Only You", "Changeling", "This House", "All Signs Of Life", "All Cried Out" and "Situation".
The live line-up for this tour and recorded show consisted of Alison Moyet and MD John Garden (keys, guitars and programming) plus Sean McGhee (backing vocals, synthesiser, guitar and programming). You can order this excellent live cut right here via our mailorder partner. (...)
|20 Nov, 2014|
Here's a reminder for those want to order these vinyl releases because they are close to be sold out! Out by early 2015 via Artoffact Records is the vinyl version for Download's OST of the "Charlie's Family" film. The vinyl will come in 3 colour options, but hard code fans can buy all 3 in one go right here. The 3 colors can also be bought separately: the special edition (bone-yellow and black half-and-half vinyl), the pale grey edition and the black edition.
The history of the film "Charlie's Family" is a long one but was finally released with the name "The Manson Family" in 2004 to mixed reviews. The soundtrack to the film was completed in the summer of 1995 by Download, the post-Skinny Puppy project which, in its initial lineup featured Cevin Key, Phil Western, and Dwayne Goettel. The soundtrack was released first as a limited CD edition of only 2,000 copies. It sold out quickly and was re-issued in 1997 by a new label at the time, Metropolis Records. The Metropolis release featured slightly different cover art and was presented in a digipak. Both editions are now out of print.
"Charlie's Family" sees a vinyl for the first time now and includes an MP3 download code. (...)
|20 Nov, 2014|
The Dutch harsh electro act XMH are back with a new download single which has officially been released now. The single is available via ready for ordering via Bandcamp and iTunes.
The 5-track single holds the title track, 3 remixes by upcoming electro favorites Avarice In Audio, Belgium's Implant and The Last Dance plus the exclusive new song, the B-side "The Ticking Clock".
"The Blind" is the second single taken from their aggrotech album "in Your Face" released on Alfa Matrix back in April.
|19 Nov, 2014|
An immense shock is going through the worldwide EBM community as the news is spreading that Ric Laciak, founder of RAS DVA Records, has passed away. Ric had been fighting against cancer for the past 11 years. He had an inoperable brain cancer, and suffered of trigeminal pain due to the cancer, a pain which is often also called 'suicide pain'. Rick became half blind, half deaf, he couldn't smell, he couldn't taste anymore. He was always in pain, 24/7. But like many can testify, and his posts in his Facebook profile say enough, he never lost his sense of humor or positive attitude.
Just a few days ago Ric had been talking to us about his condition and how much it was deteriorating. Rick wasn't a believer, and like he pointed out in our last chat, his legacy will be his Facebook posts and the CDs he released over the years. CDs which have had a huge impact on the EBM world. His last Facebook post was on November 12th and read like this: "The reason we are all alive is very similar to putting a watchable completely in pieces... in a bag... Then Shaking it for a million years. The parts all come together and it starts ticking."
Ric Laciak, a Radio DJ for WMSE 91.7 FM Milwaukee and a writer for Industrial Nation and Cue! magazine founded Ras Dva Records originally under the name GAWMUS (Getting Away With Murder in the US), a Leaether Strip fan club. Ric also worked for Music Research GmbH under the Zoth Ommog label and this in New York and Germany in 1993 where he completed work on the Alternative Press compilation CD "The Contest". He also was project/album Manager for The Armageddon Dildos when they released "Lost" on Sire/Warner & Zoth Ommog.
The Ras Dva record label started operating as a label in early 1994 with the first release being Benestrophe (a Mentallo & The Fixer project). Next were Leaether Strip's "Getting Away With Murder: Murders From 1982 To 1995", Kevorkian Death Cycle's "Collection For Injection", Jihad's "A Prayer In The Night" and so on. He also released the 4CD compilation "There Is No Time" including lesser known industrial acts. Although the label was short-lived, it became defunct after 1998, it managed to put a stamp on the industrial music scene in a very short time. In 2006, the label became active again but Ric's illness prevented him from going full force ahead.
Over the years Ric also recorded some own material, for instance when he formed Parking Lot In Drug Form together with Gary Dassing from Mentallo and the Fixer. 2 tracks appeared on the compilations "There Is No Time" (1995 - Ras Dva) and "The Contest" (1995 - Zoth Ommog).
Our deepest condolences to Ric's family. You can pay your respect on Ric's Facebook profile.
Stephane Froidcoeur & Bernard Van Isacker (...)
|19 Nov, 2014|
(By Elise Din) Out now via Alfa Matrix is the 5-track single "Zeitgeist" by the classic electronic act Növö (aka Laurent Boudic). The single is the title track of the recently released 4th studio full length CD also entitled "Zeitgeist". It's the third single released from this album plunging us once again in Laurent Boudic's personal interpretation of the good old classic EBM / New Wave era and mixes darker and more experimental industrial side with the project's early EBM roots.
Besides a 7" and another extended mix, "Zeitgeist" also received the remix treatment by Flood Veyor, Franck Kartell as well as Denial Of Service. You can download this splendid new single via iTunes, Bandcamp and co.
|17 Nov, 2014|
Out now is the newest Star Industry single "Eilyne". The 4-track single acts as an appetizer for the band's upcoming new studio album "The Renegade" which is in the final mixing stage now and is scheduled for an early 2015 street date. Included on this single is the title track plus a single edit (aka the Paris remix) and a club edit. The 4th track is the 1996 demo of "Seventeen", a song recorded during the "Iron Dust Crush" album sessions.
You can get this download only single via Bandcamp and iTunes. Below is the Spotify version.
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Out by early 2015 via Artoffact Records is the vinyl version for Download's OST of the 'Charlie's Family' film. (...)
The Dutch harsh electro act XMH are back with a new download single (out on November 14, but already ready for ordering on Bandcamp): 'The Blind'. (...)
An immense shock is going through the worldwide EBM community as the news is spreading that Ric Laciak, founder of RAS DVA Records, has passed away. (...)
Out now via Alfa Matrix is the 5-track single 'Zeitgeist' by the classic electronic act Növö (aka Laurent Boudic). (...)
Out now is the newest Star Industry single 'Eilyne'. The 4-track single acts as an appetizer for the band's upcoming new studio album 'The Renegade' which is in the final mixing stage now and is scheduled for an early 2015 street date. (...)
Out today is 'Art Plastique', the 5th album of Celluloide. 'Art Plastique' is the band's first album fully written in French. (...)