DAS ICH - Lava (CD) [$13.98] Shipping now! After the release of "Anti Christ" in 2002, DAS ICH spent the better part of two years playing selective shows in North America along with many tours and festival performances in Europe. In between all of the concert performances, DAS ICH managed to record their latest masterpiece, "Lava." Featuring twelve mind-blowing tracks of classical orchestration mingled with dark electronics and Stefan Ackermann's growling vocals, "Lava"will quickly earn a place in the hearts of fans of dark Electro. In addition to a remix by WUMPSCUT, "Lave" also contains two multimedia tracks - a live video for "Destillat" and video footage from their North American show dates. On Metropolis Records. Also available: DAS ICH - Anti'Christ (CD) [$13.98] DAS ICH - Das Innere Ich (CD) [$18.98] DAS ICH - Die Propheten (CD) [$18.98] DAS ICH - Egodraum (CD) [$18.98] DAS ICH - Feuer (CD) [$18.98] DAS ICH - Morgue (CD) [$18.98] DAS ICH - Re_Laborat (CD) [$13.98] DAS ICH - Rekapitulation (CD) [$13.98] DAS ICH - Relikt (CD) [$19.98] DAS ICH - Satanische Verse (CDEP) [$12.98] DAS ICH - Staub (CD) [$18.98]
GRENDEL - Prescription: Medicide (CD) [$13.98] Shipping now! Since 2000, thousands across Europe have been indulging in the throbbing beats and ominous sounds of GRENDEL and Metropolis Records will now introduce the exciting and menacing sounds of GRENDEL to the United States by releasing the band's third album, "Prescription: Medicide." The album features ten tracks which include the use of orchestral sounds over deep layers of electronic beats. All of the tracks incorporate the use of samples, many of which seem to expose the hypocrisy of government and religion such as in "Crucify" and "Guilt by Association" as well as exploring the realms of death and destruction. "Prescription: Medicide" will grace the underground electronic scene in the U.S. with its ruthless and acidic sounds in 2004. On Metropolis Records. [Street Date - August 10th] Also available: GRENDEL - End of Ages EP (CDEP) [$12.98] GRENDEL - Inhumane Amusement (CD) [$18.98]
MONO CHROME - Collapse and Sever (CD) [$13.98] Shipping now! In 2002 MONO CHROME was formed by two established artists: Victoria Lloyd of CLAIRE VOYANT and Clint Sand of CUT.RATE.BOX, and ever since fans across the world have been anticipating the release of a full-length album by the collaboration. Described as danceable, yet dark electronic, the material produced by MONO CHROME is pushing the envelope in the EBM/Industrial scene and will continue to do so with their debut release, "Collapse and Sever." The album, which features 11 tracks, seeks to incorporate components from various types of musical genres such as Industrial and Trip Hop. Having already received international radio and club play, MONO CHROME hopes to attract even more attention with the release of "Collapse and Sever." Victoria Lloyd's vocals on the album add a unique flavor, and smooth over the sharp layers of electronic sound which distinguishes the band from other female fronted EBM bands. "Collapse and Sever" also features a remix of "Riveted," by ASSEMBLAGE 23. All in all, "Collapse and Sever" is a unique blend of sedulous beats and seductive vocals, making this album a bona fide club hit. On Metropolis Records. [Street Date - August 10th] Also available: CLAIRE VOYANT - Claire Voyant (CD) [$18.98] CLAIRE VOYANT - Love is Blind (CD) [$13.98] CLAIRE VOYANT - Time Again (CD) [$13.98] CLAIRE VOYANT - Time and the Maiden (CD) [$13.98] CUT.RATE.BOX - Dataseed (CD) [$13.98] CUT.RATE.BOX - New Religion (CD) [$18.98]
New Import Releases:
AH CAMA-SOTZ/ISZOLOSCOPE - Camanecroszcope (CD) [$19.98] A Necronomicon by ISZOLOSCOPE and AH CAMA-SOTZ, what would that sound like? It might sound to you like the echoes of the dead, which are rumbled away by shuddering basses to give place to ethereal chants and choirs. To invocations. To a web of vocal experiments that entangle you in the darkness - this release breathes. Voices speak - they speak in tongues. They chant in tongues. But the underworld rings through, it wails and moans, deep and slowly. Looming darkness conceived of skilful sound research and sound manipulation - captivating details and cinematic atmospheres build a coherent and convincing conceptual whole presented with a superbly elaborated artwork. Don't search for beat driven sequences here, and don't search for superficiality, this reaches deep below the surface! This touches the strings you never heard and passes by like a dream about ancient entities from an otherworldly scene. The seal is cast aside, pass through the gate and enter the world beca use this is a spectre! On Spectre. Also available: AH CAMA-SOTZ - 10 Years Bat Vibez (2CD) [$21.98] AH CAMA-SOTZ - La Procesion De La Sangre (CD) [$18.98] AH CAMA-SOTZ - Terra Infernalis (CD) [$18.98] ISZOLOSCOPE - Au Seuil Du Neant (2CD) [$19.98] ISZOLOSCOPE - Les Gorges Des Limbes (CD) [$17.98]
ANGEL THEORY - Fatal Condition (CD) [$18.98] After their highly praised "Transmission EP," ANGEL THEORY delivers their stunning debut album "Fatal Condition" - a lesson in electronic purity, as it delivers original dancefloor songs with slow moods, dark melodies, and genuine depth of character. "Fatal Condition" is bereft of Electro clichés with the mechanical loops confronting emotional vocals and transporting the listener to a new world full of dance grooves and melancholy atmospheres. ANGEL THEORY's innovative sound will appeal to the wider community of Electro fans - from HAUJOBB to COVENANT with influences extending to NINE INCH NAILS, GRIDLOCK, and VNV NATION. On Ground Under Productions. Also available: ANGEL THEORY - Transmission EP (CDEP) [$10.98]
ANTIGEN SHIFT - This Moment of Cold Remembering (CDEP) [$12.98] ANTIGEN SHIFT follows up his well-received album on Frozen Empire Media with an EP on the renowned Spectre label. On this release, ANTIGEN SHIFT presents soundscapes with rhythmic and Breakcore elements added in for good measure. On Spectre.
KLINIK - Dark Surgery (CD) [$17.98] One year after their concept album, "Akhet," and two years after "Sonic Surgery," here comes the next installment of KLINIK's hard, kicking Progressive Electro. "Dark Surgery" includes introspective tracks for listening at home and stomping tracks for the dancefloors - music that breaks the barriers of all styles. Marc Verhaeghen delivers eight new rhythmic tracks full of great sounds and atmospheres, plus eight very different tracks for a journey between lava and space. On Hands. Also available: KLINIK - Akhet (2CD) [$23.98] KLINIK - Awake (CD) [$9.98] KLINIK - Sonic Surgery (CD) [$18.98]
KLINIK - The Klinik (2CD) [$21.98] This is a well-deserved re-release of a limited edition double CD box set, which was originally released 15 years ago in 1989. This 2CD digipak version includes all 19 tracks from the box set, which were recorded between 1984 and 1988 with the line-up of Marc Verhaeghen and Dirk Ivens. This is true Industrial music from the "Golden Age" of the scene - harsh, pounding, and mechanical. To keep the magic of the early material, the recording has not been re-mastered or edited. On Hands.
KRAKEN - Forlisa (CD) [$18.98] The fourth release on the Spectre side-label, Nautilus. KRAKEN is groping around from the discomforting depths with another voyage through the haunted abyss. The Belgian masters of nautical ambient present their cinematic travel through unworldly, enchanting atmospheres. The chant of the Kraken, on a CD in an A5 cardboard cover. Very nice. On Spectre/Nautilus.
LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE - Ave End Limited Edition (CD) [$18.98] Gothic Rock band LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE's new album, "Ave End," is filled with great riffs, rhythms, and melodies that just take the breath away. Singer Christopher has a deep, warm voice, filled with melancholy. "Ave End" is fresh, inspired, familiar, and yet a bit different… On Napalm.
LAST DAYS OF JESUS, THE - Alien Road (CD) [$18.98] Here is the new album by THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS, one of the most original and longest existing European Death Rock acts. Famous and respected for their ironic lyrics, TLDOJ always intended to combine classic 80's atmospheres with new influences and modern technology in order to create an alternative to the classic Death- and Gothic Rock. On "Alien Road" this attempt gets fully satisfied and this album marks an important evolution within the Death Rock scene! TLDOJ are the synthesis of the theatrical morbidity of CINEMA STRANGE with the state-of-the-art production technique of MARYLIN MANSON. The result is a very authentic and original sound and TLDOJ succeeded once more to confirm their outstanding quality in the scene! On Strobelight.
ORDEAL BY FIRE - Untold Passions (CD) [$18.98] >From the ashes of the leading Italian Goth bands, BURNING GATES and WASTELAND, emerge ORDEAL BY FIRE, the new astonishing Goth band from mastermind, vocalist, and guitarist Michele Piccolo. After showing the world their awesome sound alchemy with their debut EP, "Roots and the Dust," things really take off with their brand new debut album CD, "Untold Passions," blending influences from NEW MODEL ARMY, SISTERS OF MERCY, RED LORRY YELOW LORRY, and FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM and their own passionate sound to an explosive mixture that'll blow yer head off in an instant. On Strobelight. Also available: ORDEAL BY FIRE - Roots and the Dust (CDEP) [$12.98]
SAY Y - Refill (CD) [$18.98] SAY Y is a high-quality Synthpop outfit signed to Chris Pohl's (BLUTENGEL/TERMINAL CHOICE) label, Fear Section. SAY Y offers melodic Electropop in the vein of CAMOUFLAGE and IRIS with nods towards EBM and Darkwave. "Refill" offers 18 tracks from gentle and melodic tracks to dance songs - all offering totally catchy and infectious Pop tunes dealing with the usual human misgivings… love, misunderstanding, pain, and anger. On Fear Section.
SILENT ASSAULT - Bewegungstherapie (CD) [$18.98] Brand new dark Electro album from SILENT ASSAULT in the vein of HOCICO, early TERMINAL CHOICE, and E CRAFT. SILENT ASSAULT succeeds in creating their very own style by mixing melodic Darkwave with danceable, but always dark Electro. "Bewegungstherapie" blends refined songwriting and production with a number of dancefloor assaults, delivering harsh, danceable club hits in the vein of FRONT 242 and NITZER EBB! On Fear Section. Also available: SILENT ASSAULT - No Consolation (CD) [$18.98]
STAUBKIND - Keine Sonne (CDS) [$9.98] Presenting a limited Edition (500 copies only) maxi-single and first official release from STAUBKIND, the new side project from TERMINAL CHOICE member Louis Manke. Includes the tracks "Keine Sonne" and "Mein Herz," plus a classic version of the band's first track "Endlos" - the original version of "Endlos" appeared on the Zoomica compilation "Nachtschwarner Vol. 6). Very limited. On Fear Section.
STAUBKIND - Traumfanger (CD) [$18.98] STAUBKIND is the side project of TERMINAL CHOICE member Louis Manke. Influenced by acts such as OOMPH!, EVANESCENCE, and ZERAPHINE, they present a catchy mixture of hard guitars, bombastic melodies, and emotional vocals. The album "Traumfanger" includes 12 regular tracks, plus 3 remixes from BLUTENGEL, UNHEILIG, and a club remix of an album track for a total length of more than 60 minutes! Also includes contributions from Nik Page (BLIND PASSENGERS) and Chris Pohl (BLUTENGEL) on a very convincing debut that should appeal to all fans of dark Electro! On Fear Section.
STUPOR - Bete Noire (CD) [$18.98] STUPOR's black beast creates a separate universe, which encapsulates you into your own world of thought. A ritual that invites you to take a look inside yourself aided by repetitive tribal percussive elements, by invocations, and by solemn and hymnic passages. On Spectre.
TRUMMERWELTEN - HerzVerfall (CD) [$18.98] TRUMMERWELTEN delivers aggressive, danceable, and melancholic Electro with influences from acts such as SUICIDE COMMANDO, DAS ICH, L'AME IMMORTELLE, and BLUTENGEL. Their second album, "HerzVerfall," also includes fantastic heavenly vocals from new lead singer Katharina - offering icy cold-wave vocals that complement the music perfectly on an album full of power, anger, and sadness - confirming the high expectations put on this act after their well received debut "Digitale Gewaltorgien." On Fear Section. Also available: TRUMMERWELTEN - Digitale Gewaltorgien (CD) [$18.98]
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Club Bizarre 3 (CD) [$18.98] Presenting the third installment of the popular ''Club Bizarre'' compilation series. This installment delivers hit upon hit from across the dark Electro scene with contributions from THE RETROSIC, ICON OF COIL, HOCICO, PANZER AG, PUNTO OMEGA, ROTERSAND, [:SITD:], and more. On Zoomica.
VARIOUS ARTISTS - New Dark Age Vol. 2 (2CD) [$18.98] After an amazing start with ''Volume 1'' here comes the eagerly awaited second Volume of "New Dark Age," a series exclusively dedicated to Goth, Death Rock, and Electro/Goth music! Features two CD's containing 34 acts, both established acts and brand new discoveries, with many of the tracks being exclusive to this compilation. Includes tracks by FUNHOUSE, BELLA MORTE, FRANK THE BAPTIST, COLD, DR. ARTHUR KRAUSE, THE HOUSE OF USHER, VOODOO CHURCH, and others. On Strobelight. Also available: VARIOUS ARTISTS - New Dark Age Vol. 1 (2CD) [$18.98]
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Orkus Clubhits 6 (CD) [$18.98] The popular "Orkus Clubhits" series returns with their sixth volume, which gathers all the highlights of the varied Darkwave and Electro scene. Features tracks from CLAN OF XYMOX, SKINNY PUPPY, NAMNAMBULU, MONOFADER, ROTERSAND, PUNTO OMEGA, THE RETROSIC, and more. On Zoomica.
New Domestic Releases:
LVPERCALIA - Florilegium (CD) [$15.98] In the finest Italian Neo-Classical Medieval/Gothic Italian tradition, LVPERCALIA's second album blends together Eastern and European influences in an alchemical creation produced by top-notch musicianship and a strong soprano voice. For fans of ESTAMPIE and other similar baroque styled vocal-centric releases. On Eqvilibrivm.
SCRAP.EDX - The Latitude Zero Project (2CD) [$17.98] Announcing the release of SCRAP.EDX's "The Latitude Zero Project," the sophomore full length, double CD release by this American electronic music producer. With "The Latitude Zero Project," SCRAP.EDX pushes deeper into your head cavity and fries every nerve in your body with its constant barrage of intricate programming and intelligent song writing skills. Disc 1 of this two disc set demonstrates SCRAP.EDX's ability to combine multiple styles of aggressive electronic music while still keeping true to the spirit of underground Industrial culture. Fleshing out the framework constructed by their highly successful debut, SCRAP.EDX constructs a sonic landscape of brooding atmospheres, devastating Power Noise rhythms, chilling IDM progressions, and Breakcore antics all of which struggle to take center stage during the 74 minutes of all original composition. Contained within the second disc is twelve remixes and reworks composed by the likes of HYPNOSKULL, TARMVRED, CELL AUTO MA TA, MLADA FRONTA, PNEUMATIC DETACH, PROYECTO MIRAGE, and others, in addition to a live video of their performance at Infest 2003. On DTA.
Back in Stock:
DIORAMA - Pale (CD) [$18.98] DIORAMA - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits (CD) [$18.98] EMPIRE HIDEOUS - Say Your Prayers (CD) [$13.98] NAMNAMBULU - Distances (CD) [$13.98] PANZER AG - This is My Battlefield (CD) [$18.98] ROTERSAND - Truth is Fanatic (CD) [$18.98] VNV NATION - Honour 2003 (CDS) [$8.98] WINTERKALTE - Structures of Destruction (CD) [$18.98]
Upcoming Releases on Metropolis Records:
APOPTYGMA BERZERK - The Harmonizer DVD (DVD/CDEP) [July 27th] Shipping now! ASSEMBLAGE 23 - Let the Wind Erase Me (CDS) [August 24th] ASSEMBLAGE 23 - Storm (CD) [September 28th] BATTERY CAGE - World Wide Wasteland (CD) [August 24th] CLAN OF XYMOX - The Best of Clan of Xymox (CD) [September 14th] DAS ICH - Lava (CD) [August 10th] Shipping now! FIXMER/MCCARTHY - Between the Devil… (CD) [July 13th] Shipping now! GRENDEL - Prescription: Medicide [August 10th] Shipping now! LAMIA - Dark Angel (CD) [July 27th] Shipping now! MINDLESS FAITH - Momentum (CD) [September 14th] MONO CHROME - Collapse and Server (CD) [August 10th] Shipping now! PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE - Maschinenmusik (CD) [September 28th] PSYCHE - Legacy (CD) [September 14th] PUNTO OMEGA - Punto Omega (CD) [July 27th] Shipping now! RETROSIC, THE - God of Hell (CD) [July 13th] Shipping now! [:SITD:] - Stronghold (CD) [September 28th] TERRORFAKT - Cold Steel World (CD) [August 24th]
TERRORFAKT - "North America Tour 2004" w/ MANUFACTURA 08/22/04 @ As220 - Providence, RI 09/02/04 @ Nation - Washington, DC 09/04/04 @ Downtime - New York City, NY 09/05/04 @ Safir - Montreal, QUE 09/06/04 @ Funhaus - Toronto, ONT 09/07/04 @ Smart Bar - Chicago, IL 09/08/04 @ Inferno - Madison, WI 09/09/04 @ Alley Cat - Detroit, MI 09/10/04 @ Phantasy - Lakewood, OH 09/11/04 @ Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN 09/12/04 @ Nathan P. Murphy's - Springfield, MO 09/13/04 @ Davy's Uptown - Kansas City, MO 09/15/04 @ Rock Island - Denver, CO 09/17/04 @ Area 51 - Salt Lake City, UT 09/18/04 @ Blue Lamp - Reno, NV 09/19/04 @ DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA 09/20/04 @ King King - Hollywood, CA 09/21/04 @ P.I./Bostons - Pheonix, AZ 09/22/04 @ The T Lounge - El Paso, TX 09/24/04 @ Division One - Arlington, TX 09/25/04 @ Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX 09/26/04 @ The Underground - Corpus Christi, TX 09/28/04 @ Club Jade - Tallahassee, FL 10/02/04 @ Arena Sports Bar - Jacksonville, NC 10/03/04 @ Sonar - Baltimore, MD 10/04/04 @ Nanci Raygun - Richmond, VA 10/05/04 @ Thee Eye - Pittsburgh, PA
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Damn! I have to go all the way up to Tallahassee for Terrorfakt? That sucks.
Have you heard of FARLIGHT CHILDREN? It's a side project of APOPTYGMA BERZERK. It's very Electroclashy, like FISCHERSPOONER. Not bad, but they're not available here domesticly yet. I had to dish out almost $40 for 2 cd singles, but it IS well worth it.
Cerebus: RIP 1977-2004.
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