Monthly Archives: October 2012

Release The Bats… : The History Of The Greek Dark Alternative Scene

The long awaited book about the Greek Dark Alternative Scene is about to be published soon.

The author of the book, Nick Drivas, knows the history of the scene first hand, since he was/is an active part of it…(click HERE for more details about Nick).

Our intelligence informs us that it covers the era 1980-2010, with details about each band, coloured album covers, photos and… a 17 track CD featuring some unreleased material.

Release The Bats… : The History Of The Greek Dark Alternative Scene” is written in Greek and will be published by Ars Nocturna, in November 2012.

Here is a video that will give you an idea.


Are you ready for Calling All Astronauts ?

Calling All Astronauts are politically charged Alt/Rock 3-piece that take their DIY ethics so seriously they have even built their own studio, featuring vocalist/programmer/producer David B, ex Caffeine guitarist J Browning and bassist Kristi Bury.

They have opened for Roger Daltrey, Echo & The Bunnymen, PWEI and A Place To Bury Strangers they also headlined and sold out, Alan Magee‘s Death2Disco at Notting Hill Arts Club.

Their debut single “Someone Like You” was played on numerous rock shows globally, they have also been guests on BBC 6 Music’s Introducing with Tom Robinson and Ireland’s RTE “Culture Café” The video of Someone Like You has so far received over 40,000 views on youtube. The “Guitars At 11 mix” of “Someone Like You” are featured on the covermount CD in the March ’12 issue of Big Cheese Magazine, in a feature within the magazine they compared them to NIN, Mindless Self Indulgence & Marilyn Manson .


Their follow up single “Winter Of Discontent” was released on June 2012 and also gained a considerable amount radio play including BBC 6Music, RTE, Q Radio, Amazing Radio and great reviews.

The third CAA single “What’s So Good?” is scheduled for release on December 2nd features an outstanding remix by Echoboy Bounce looks set to finally secure them that much sought after commodity, daytime airplay.

Their debut album “Post Modern Conspiracy” in out in February with two further singles following in March and May. They have already been confirmed for 2 major festivals in 2013.

Photo © Tina Korhonen 2008

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Goth, etc.


Terminal Gods – new release and gigs

The new Terminal Gods single “Lessons In Fire” b-sided with “The Card Player” is now available to pre-order. Due to be shipped at the very start of November.

In January 2012, Josh Cooper, Robert Cowlin, Katie Halinski and Robert Maisey self released
their first 7″, “Electric Eyes“.

Tonight (Thursday October 25th) the band has a show at The Victoria, Dalston, London
support for Creatures Of Love at their “Boy Crimes” EP launch

Their next show are the following ones:

NORWAY – OSLO – Gotham Nights Halloween Party
Date: Friday October 26th
Location: Parkteatret
Time: 21:00
Other information: Support from Batboner

Date: Friday November 9th
Location: The Unicorn, Camden
Time: TBC
Cost: FREE
Other information: With Healthy Junkies, support from Clockwork Era and Girlfixer.

Date: Wednesday November 21st
Location: Rattlesnake Bar, Islington
Time: TBC
Cost: TBC
Other information: With Ventenner and others TBA.

Date: Thursday December 13th
Location: Ligera
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Other information: With support from Horror Vacui and Kalashnikov

Date: Friday December 14th
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Other information: With support from Horror Vacui and TBA

Date: Saturday December 15th
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Other information: With support from Horror Vacui and TBA

Date: Sunday December 16th
Location: Sidro Club
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Other information: With support from Horror Vacui and TBA

Follow THIS link to the band’s official site.

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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Goth, etc.


Red Sun Revival – Running from the Dawn

Red Sun Revival is a Gothic Rock band formed in London, England in 2011.

The debut album of the band is titled “Running from the Dawn” and the original songs were composed by singer/guitarist Rob Leydon.

Leydon was one of the founding members of Voices of Masada. He is also the guitarist of the band Adoration and he served in the past as session guitar player for Nosferatu and The Eden House.

“Running from the Dawn” was produced by Steve Carey of The Eden House, NFD and This Burning Effigy and features guest recording from violinist Bob Loveday (of Bob Geldof’s group, The Eden House and others).

Greek bass player Panos Theodoropoulos is behind the bass (he is playing with the hard rock band Portrait) and Matt Helm (of the band Pretentious Moi? ) is offering his dreamy guitar sound.

Christina Emery (additionally played keyboards for the band Future-Frenetic) adds a refreshing new dimension providing melodic interlay with the guitar.

“Running from the Dawn” was mastered by twice Grammy nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, producer of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell album.

Red Sun Revival are influenced by Voices of Masada and Fields of the Nephilim. The tracks are perfect and if you are into this sound, you should buy this 9 track album by any means…

You can order the album from HERE.

You can catch the band on stage on Saturday 3rd November 2012 with David J., Joe Black, Zerosignal and Partly Faithful at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Str. London.
On March 30-31 (Easter) 2013 – Emergency Exit Festival, with Grooving in Green, The Stompcrash, The Last Cry and Twisted Nerve.

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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Goth, etc.


The Rope

The Rope is a rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 2010 by Jesse Hagon (Vocals), Michael Browning (Guitar), Sam Richardson (Bass Guitar), and Matt Evans (Drums).

In the spring of 2011, The Rope released their six-song debut EP on their self-operated label, Late Century Records. The band has since launched European distribution via Spiralchords in Germany, and has been played on multiple college radio stations and in clubs throughout North America and Europe.

Most recently, The Rope released an official video for the EP’s single, “Water to Wine,” directed by Michael Minehart.

The Rope is currently in the process of recording their first full-length record, scheduled for release on Late Century Records in late 2012.