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The House Of Usher – Reincarnation

The House Of Usher is a German Gothic Rock band formed in 1990 by Jörg Kleudgen and Markus Pick.

coverTheir catalogue of releases is huge:
1993: Relic (Split Single), Black Sunday (MCD)
1994: Stars fall down (CD)
1996: Succubus(MCD), Zephyre (CD)
1997: Earthbound (MCD)
1998: To sow a storm (Vinyl Single), Black Sunday Chronology (CD)
1999: Cosmogenesis (CD), Cerebral Darkness (off. Bootleg CD)
2000: Burning Gates (Split Single), An Eve with Discord (off. Bootleg CD)
2002: Inferno / L’enfer (CD), Engrammaton (off. Bootleg CD)
2004: Hegemony (Split Single), Il Canto dell’Oscurità (off. Bootleg CD)
2005: Sanctuary (Split Single), Radio Cornwall (CD)
2007: Conspiracy (Split Single), When our Idols fall
2009: Angst
2010: Necrologio (DVD)
2011: Dark Prophecy (Free Single), Pandora’ s Box, Awake at Mercurian Dawn

Last time we mentioned Jörg Kleudgen was on the All Hallows Eve post.

Now The House Of Usher return after many line-up changes, with the single “Reincarnation” ( “I Won’t let It End (The Wedding Dance)” as a b side).
This single is a limited to 500 vinyl copies edition and can be ordered directly via Equinoxe-Records for 10,- Euros (shipping within Germany) and 12,- Euros (shipping abroad). Shipping and packaging is included in the prices. Orders can be made in dropping an e-mail to: thorsten@equinoxe-records.com.

“Reincarnation” is a wonderful song with a catchy chorus, Missionesque guitars and aetherial vocals.
B-side, “I won’t Let it End” is a dreamy dancy tune made to take the listener to a distant land.

“Reincarnation” gives an idea about what will follow on the band’s forthcoming full length album, “Inauguration”.

Apart from singer Jörg Kleudgen, Tom O’Connell (Traumtanzer/Garden of Delight) on guitars and keyboards (who also mixed, produced and mastered this release) and Lars Kappeler (Sweet Ermengarde) on drums and bass.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Goth, etc.

 

New Model Army new album this weekend

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Hold some spare money in your pocket this weekend because New Model Army are releasing their new album “Between Dog and Wolf“. If a European you have to choose between a hardpack booklet cd and a double vinyl, and if an American the cd format comes out in a jewel case.

The band claims that the album is their best for twenty years and there is no reason not to believe them, they still got it. The album is produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi  who has worked with Tool, Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkAFmWSGJec

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The Greek Underground Scene – 2013 – Compilation

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15 bands of The Greek Underground Scene joined forces to offer you this compilation which is available for free downloading.

Δίχως Πρόσωπο (Dihos Prosopo) – Δεν Με Ελέγχω (Den Me Elegho)
We Came From WatersYellow Position
GrainEdem
Electro VampiresSadistic Secret Love
Penny DreadfulThe Devil In The Attic
StonemouthGhost Story
DropDownEchoes
Envy Never DiesThe Bar
New Zero GodIntoxication
In The DistanceU.O.O.
Sorrowful AngelsShores of Capture
Skinner BoxSlow Motion
Mani DeumLove Like Berlin
Chris Skordylis feat. Theofil TsiolakakisSound Of The Rain
Υπογεια Τροχιά (Ypogia Trohia) – Χρώμα (Hroma)

Follow the links to their facebook pages or official sites and download the compilation from HERE !!!

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Compilations

 

Joy/Disaster – Broken Promises

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Joy/Disaster is a French quartet from Nancy, formed in 2005 as a post-punk outfit.

Their releases J.D. (2006), “Staygatow” (2010), “Primary Care” (CD,EP – 2011), “Sickness” (CD – 2012) and their constant stage presence with a strong fan base gathered around them in a lot of countries around France and, lately, in Latin America.

Their new album is titled “Broken Promises” due to be released on October 4, 2013.

Combining elements of punk rock and hard rock, Joy/Disaster managed to produce a great album that holds its best song for closing the album, a ballad titled “Day of Funerals”.

The first single of the album goes by the title “Broken Promises”, balancing between alternative and heavy rock with a dance feel to it.  However, “Black Flag” was the first song I listened to when the band posted a video of the song on YouTube.  It’s a catchy tune with powerful guitars and a nice hook to it.  These two tracks, along with “Angels” that opens the album, are the ones closest to Joy/Disaster’s post-punk roots.

From that point on, Nico (Guitars & Lead Vocals), Simon (Guitars & Backing Vocals), Soupa (Bass & Backing Vocals), and Julien (Drums), add some more heavy rock elements to the melting pot.  I guess they followed a certain strategy during the album production, so that the listener will slowly get into their heavier tunes.

Paradise” holds the first sonic attack with hard rock rhythm guitars and hard rock drum kicks.  “Desperate” has a U.S. influence to it and it changes from calm psychedelic verses to hard aggressive choruses till the final outbreak of a galloping rock beat.

The track that follows, “My Dirty Bride”, is a mixture of ‘70’s punk rock with hard rock thanks to a guitar hook the band uses instead of a guitar solo.

The band’s mood changes, visiting again their post-punk roots on the songs “Poltergeist” and “Recycle Bean”.

Where is God” is another beautiful tune that takes us to the closing track, “Day of Funerals”. My favorite one, as already mentioned…

“Broken Promises” is a well produced album full of melodies, well-crafted guitar and bass lines, as well as excellent drum rhythms.  This is an album that can be appreciated by fans of different rock genres as it can’t be pigeonholed.

Keep a note for the release date of the album: October 4, 2013.

The band is set to tour from October/November and onwards…

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Alternative