The Last Cry – Chance / Truth and Lies (single) 2015

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 (by Fondas SumerSon)

The Last Cry, one of the finest bands in the UK goth/wave scene (being around for 30 years now), are back with a new 2-track single, called “Chance / Truth and Lies“. One year after their brilliant “This Future has no Face – life of Lies“ single, they return with another masterpiece!
Let’s have a short preview of the songs featured on the single:

“Chance” is a high class new wave song in which all the typical The Last Cry elements are present. Great melody, beautiful chorus, powerful rhythm section, catchy lyrics and above all the magnificent vocals of Andrew Birch.

In “Truth and Lies” they speed up a little more. According to my opinion, this one is a mega hit. The song features a killer refrain and it’s made for the dance floor. This one is quite reminiscent of the good old days of The Chameleons, without coping them of course. The band is adding its personal touch to the great New Wave sound of the 80’s. Splendid!

Concluding, I can easily say that the guys are back with a great release, which will definitely meet the expectations of their followers as well as all the fans of good wave /goth music. Can’t wait for their first live gig in Athens-Greece on the 8th of May 2015.

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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Goth, etc.


Hapax – Stream of Conciousness


With a voice that can lead legions of troops to war, synths that have not changed settings since 1986,and a guitar always discreet and switched to the ethereal mode, you’re in the halfway to the goth awareness. Hapax continue the central European tradition which does not allow any major digressions off the minimal dark style that reigned in the mid 80’s.

Hapax are coming from Italy and “Stream of Consciousness” is their debut album released by SwissDarkNights two days before the dawn of 2014. Dotted with nostalgic electronic bass lines, extensive orchestral backgrounds and under the sleepless eye of a strict rhythm box this album performs well on the composition section but it seems to meet the needs of a forward-looking effort. Nevertheless, we are talking about a debut and this band has all the credentials to climb higher until they feel the breath of the Editors.

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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Uncategorized


King Pest by This Gentle Flow featuring Mike Pougounas

King Pest” is a song by Australian group This Gentle Flow. It was produced and written by Valerios Calocerinos (former member of Ikon, Lemon Avenue, and Meridian). Lyrics by New Zero God singer, Mike Pougounas. It will be available in about 2 weeks but for now, here’s the clip. Enjoy

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Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Goth, etc.


New Zero God on the road

New Zero God announced their first Italian show that will take place at Grotesque Modena, on April 18 2015.

The band will announce more European dates soon.

For that reason you can keep your eyes on the band’s Official Web Site or their Facebook page.

New Zero God will play live in Athens on Thursday 29 January at After Dark.

For details about this gig, you can follow this link to the Facebook event page.

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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


Rhombus live in Greece – 28th of September 2013

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(by Fondas SumerSon)

Rhombus & Opened Paradise live in Athens-Greece !!

Saturday September 28th @ Death Disco
Sunday September 29th @ Ghost House

This was one of my best GOTH weekends ever…. Rhombus LIVE IN GREECE at last and nothing better than Opened Paradise together as a special guest !!!
First of all I want to thank Ashes From Azrael team for making it happen and for organizing these 2 successful gigs !

I am a very big fan of Rhombus and I was trying for many years to get them in contact with the Greek gig organizers in order to book them to play here…. I know that this TRAD GOTH kind of sound they have appeals more to the older guys (the youngsters prefer more metal or industrial stuff) so the organizers didn’t want to take the risk and bring them to play here…… Well not all of them…. Manos & George had the balls to give it a try…. And it turned out so successful !! They booked them to play in Athens 2 times in a row. One at Death Disco (28th of September) and the next day at GHOST HOUSE (29th of September).

Let’s start with one of my favorite Greek goth rock acts that i am addicted to their music for many years. the mighty Opened Paradise!! Their performance exceeded our expectations. The guys conquered the stage for about an hour and they performed their occult tunes in a perfect way ! They captured the audience and all people enjoyed it very much. They played songs from both of their releases plus a brilliant cover version of GARDEN OF DELIGHT‘s classic “Opened Paradise”. The new guitarist fits perfect in the band. Elias drumming was excellent, Kostas and Alex amazing….. and of course Periklis. He is the absolute frontman for a band like this. A big THANK YOU to the guys for dedicating my favourite Opened Paradise song (Prayers for the Damned) to me.
I am so glad that these guys are back and can’t wait to see them on stage again soon….

Their exact setlist:

Dancing with Shadows
Hopes on Crystal
Deep Waters
Terra Incognita
Distnant Walks Through Shifting Light
Prayers for the Damned
Opened Paradise (Garden of Delight cover)

After a small break, Rhombus came on stage! I was so delighted that i was going to see them live after so many efforts that i made through the years. Their sound was brilliant. Very strong and clear. Both Ian & Rob were playing the “Goths riffs” that we all loved so much, in a perfect way. Mya‘s vocals outstanding and Edward was just an excellent frontman besides a brilliant bass player. He was jocking all the time and he had a very good communication with the audience. They were on stage for about an hour and 15 min and they played all of their hits from all of their albums dedicating “love you till closing time” to me and Maria. We were jupming and singing during all of their show and we enjoyed it so much. btw the after show party was great too and we turned up home so drunk but yet with a big smile on our faces !

Their exact setlist:

One Day More
Lightning Strikes Twice
Staying Under
Leave you to Burn
Love you till Closing Time
Here be Dragons
Remembrance Day
New Temperance
What you Wanted
Almost Everything
Timeless and Elegant
Open the Sky
Into the Rain

The next day the guys decided that since they would be in Greece for one more day, they could play live again… but without any money or anything. They wanted to play just for friends and for having fun…. The Rhombus “make a better party” way !! So Ghost House was the place this time with FREE ENTRANCE ! Of cource there were about 20 people there since the next day was a “working day”, but everyone who chose to be there instead of resting at his sofa, enjoyed it more than last night’s gig (including me). The guys played some different songs from yesterday show, including one of my all time favorites “You only want me when you’re drunk” which they dedicated to Maria and me. This time they played a bigger set of one hour and 30 min and I was jumping all around in almost every song !
What a lovely night grin emoticon !!

Their exact setlist:

Opened the Sky
Staying Under
Remembrance Day
Shove it Up Sideways
Lightning Strikes Twice
Leave you to Burn
Love you till Closing Time
Here be Dragons
New Temperance
What you Wanted
One Day More
Almost Everything
You Only Want me When you’re Drunk
Into the Rain
Timeless and Elegant

btw you can watch the whole concert right here :

…. and the encore Here:

Until the next time…. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU TILL CLOSING TIME guys !!
Cheers and LONG LIVE RHOMBUS !!!

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Goth


A year in posts


Thanks to our readers, 2014 was a great year for Tribe4mian.
It was a year full of great releases and great festivals.
I though it would be better, instead of writting down what happened, to give you the links about our posts in case you want to read something.

So here it is:

Terminal Gods – Machine Beat MessiahLiquid Grey – Love Under WillThe Daughters of Bristol – The LeavingChristine Plays Viola – Vacua , Stupid Bitch RejectInkubus Sukkubus – Love PoltergeistVoodoo Bible – Seven Deadly SinsBlodwen – When Autumn Ends (ep) Pop Will Eat Itself – Watch the Bitch Blow (ep)Eagulls – S/TLiquid Grey – Arsenic DreamsRemain In Light – Introduction To A DreamRed Sun Revival – Embers (ep)The Faces of Sarah – Past Life (ep)Peter Murphy – LionEcho and the Bunnymen – MeteoritesSiiiii – “Ancient” and “Modern”A Remixed SSiCkDouble Eyelid – Seven YearsBored Teenagers Vol.7 28 Great British Punk Originals ’77-’82 – CompilationBlack Volition – RiversDeathBlack Flowers – The Trail of Your Blood in the SnowSub 7 and The Undead – Sneak PeekCliff and Ivy – Springtide of Pure Reason

Fields of the Nephilim 1984-2014!Ceremonial Landscapes festival @ Death Disco (Athens – Greece) – (31.10.2014 – 01.11.2014),
Semana Gotica de Madrid (24-25. 10. 2014)Malaise live @ Death Disco – 12.9.2014CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE – The Finish LineFull Steam Metal Racket – UPDATE v.3CTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – Update v.03The CureHeads Charity Ball at ElectrowerkzFull Steam Metal Racket – UPDATE v.02CTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – UPDATE v.02CTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – UPDATED EVENTSFull Steam Metal Racket – UPDATES.O.S! – 3 Day Festival – Final Acts AnnouncedThe Steampunk Experience – A Plan BCTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – The Alternative SolutionAlt-Fest – The Official WordAlt-Fest – Latest NewsUnida _26_6 @An Club, AthensKommunity FK – Rescheduled ShowThe March Violets – DNA Lounge, San FranciscoKing Dude, A Night of Athenian MagickThe March Violets – A Purple Tinted WanderKommunity FK – LIVE and New SongsGotham Sounds Festival Vol. IIRed Sun Revival live @ Death Disco 1 March 2014FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT M.K.I.E.

The Mission – At War With The GodsWorld Goth Fair 2014 – The Final TallyTHE MISSION – At War With The GodsWorld Goth Fair at Second Life,
The Black Book, by Captain Swing

We would like to wish you all a happy, peaceful and healthy new year, with lots of good music.

Μay all your dreams come true in 2015!

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Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Music


Remain In Light – Introduction To A Dream

by Nick Drivas

(Music journalist and author of the book “Release the Bats” about the Greek dark alternative scene)

αρχείο λήψηςRemain In Light – “Introduction To A Dream
Mini-album (2013)

1. X Corde Vita
2. Open Mindway
3. Balm Of Gilead (Venra)
4. Longing
5. Prey Red
6. Salvation

This somewhat new band from Thessaloniki Greece has slowly attracted many people’s attention, including mine, these last few years. It’s been a while since we have heard a band playing straightforward gothic rock. Many might think that the genre is ancient history, for others it’s just a style that has remained to this day mainly by clone bands that don’t offer anything original. So by hearing their debut release, the mini-album “Introduction To A Dream”, I was thrilled to hear something that rang fascinating in my ears.

The album kicks off with “X Corde Vita” which from the first note grabs your attention. A bold dark guitar riff pierces the silence introducing us to Remain In Light’s guitar driven post punk, gothic signature sound. The band has all those quality elements from the 80’s underground scene presented here with a fresh modern twist. The track “Open Mindway” that follows is surely one of the albums standouts, due to its upbeat rhythm and memorable chorus. On “Balm Of Gilead (Venra)” were E.A Poe’s verses from “The Raven” are adapted perfectly in the lyrics, the band continues to venture in dark waters with Elder K’s vocals entwining with Iota’s giving it a nice melodic romanticism. Next we get a classic post punk number called “Longing” where Iota’s female vocals take the upper hand and reveals a different side of the band. The descent into the past continues with “Prey Red”, a dark tune that reminds us everything that we loved in years long gone by, sharp guitars, deep but grooving basses, thumping tribal drums with a metronomic edge and sounds of bells to give little extra eerie feel. The closing track “Salvation” is a bulk offering with brooding bass and vocals which retains an underlined power that drives the song on without it ever erupting.

Overall, what we get is a pleasurable listen. One that makes you just want to hear the whole album from the beginning again. It’s great what Remain In Light have managed to achieve, sounding classic without being trapped in clichés. I’m sure that with their sound, they will probably sound even better live. The bands core with Y (bass), Elder K (vocals), Constantine (synth bass), Ghoul (drums), Dok (guitar) and Iota (vocals) together with the contribution of former members Snow (guitar) and Savvas “Reverb” Georgiadis (drums), all with experience in previous bands, have created a piece of work that will be loved by all those that have been attracted over the years by other dark alternative acts. Until we get to hear the next offering from this band, listen to “Introduction To A Dream” without fear and “Walk through the sleet and the rain…


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Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Goth


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