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Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom (It's In There) / Ozone Breakdown

Classic ’89: Renegade Soundwave – The Phantom/Ozone Breakdown

Released by Mute Records in 1989 The Phantom (It’s In There) b/w Ozone Breakdown 12″ from Renegade Soundwave became instant club classics. Back-to-back these extended tracks with their blistering techno/industrial/electronic sound provided the raw energy needed to cross-over onto 1989 dance floors including Save the Robots (NYC), Florentine Gardens (LA), Hippopotamus (Buenos Aires), and Kitchen Club (Miami Beach). The Phantom (It’s In There)… More

Giirls - Far Life

Between Dark and Light: Giirls – Far Life

Giirls from Paris, France, deliver New Wave with a dark flair for their new EP, Far Life. With multiple references including T21, M!R!M, and the Soft Moon, Giirls have already released two singles this year, Under and Leave Home. Not to be missed, the new EP Far Life, creates a powerful instrumental soundtrack for an entrancing hallucinatory darkwave experience. Added… More

Psychonaut - Angel Theory

New Angel Theory album: Psychonaut

Psychonaut is now available and marks the return of an Angel Theory album since Encrypted Relics appeared in early 2014. The new album release comes after its first single “Worlds Collide” was debuted last month. Steady beats and pulsing synths drive several stand-out tracks on album including “Worlds Collide,” “The Last Resort,” “Noise In My Head,” “Man On Fire,” and… More

JohnathanChristian_TheNothingIFeel

Darkwave: Johnathan | Christian – The Nothing I Feel

Alternative musicians Johnathan|Christian have released their second album The Nothing I Feel bringing a lush listening experience that blends a gothic rock sound with dark wave style. It has been two years since their debut album Beautiful Hideous where Johnathan Mooney and Christian Granquist, veterans of the alternative music scene started to create music influenced by Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Depeche Mode, Joy Division,… More

September Mourning - Volume 1

Children of Fate: September Mourning – Volume 1

The transmedia music and art project September Mourning will be releasing her debut EP Volume 1 this Friday, October 2nd, 2015. The EP is produced by Sahaj Ticotin and Howard Benson and the date also marks the debut of the comic book “A Murder Of Reapers” which is available worldwide on September Mourning’s official website through Top Cow Comics. A… More

Still Patient? - Shape Shifters

Dark Gothic Rock: Still Patient? – Shape Shifters

Dark gothic rockers Still Patient? from Worms, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany have released their new album Shape Shifters on Pronoize – Dark Dimensions. Back to the roots with new ideas, new inspiration and a modernized sound! That’s one way you could describe the new album Shape Shifters by Still Patient? in just a few words. But there’s much more to it… More

Dessau - Isolation

Isolation – Dessau: Revisit Industrial classic from 1988

Released as a 12″ single in 1988 on Carlyle Records, “Isolation” from Dessau remains an industrial dance classic track to this day. Dessau was the musical creation of John Elliott of Nashville, Tennessee. Elliot started his career as a punk rock drummer for Nashville band Clovebottom and later worked with Actuals, later known as Factual. After several years of being… More

Beborn Beton - A Worthy Compensation

Beborn Beton – A Worthy Compensation album review

It has taken Beborn Beton a long time to return with a new album, however the drawn out wait is well worth it after listening to the work that has been put into creating A Worthy Compensation. Beborn Beton’s signature sounds of melodic synthpop with a soul and edgy ballads that groove are intact. The band’s new album will be… More

Short and Crunch - Blutschwur

Harsh EBM: Short and Crunch – Blutschwur

Short and Crunch from Berlin, Germany have produced an excellent debut album – Blutschwur. With a style of music influenced by groups such as Centhron, Suicide Commando and Noisuf-X, Short and Crunch display an excellent balance of harsh EBM and musical quality in their tracks. The group of Kevin and Marco Liere started combining styles taken from industrial, EBM, synthpop,… More

Double Echo - La Danza

Liverpool Post Punk: Double Echo – La Danza

Double Echo released La Danza a few months ago with Finnish label Gothic Music Records and will soon release a remastered version of their 2013 album Phantomime that will include two bonus tracks. The band made up of Chris Luna and Ash Lerczak was founded in Liverpool in 2012 and is a creating music that is fascinating back-to the basics and… More