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New Front Line Assembly Single feat Robert Görl of D.A.F.

The legendary Front Line Assembly returns with the crushing new single Eye On You!

Taken from the album “Wake Up The Coma”, coming early 2019.

Featuring Robert Görl of D.A.F. and smashing remixes from Terence Fixmer and Orphx.

The following is taken from the band’s Official website

“Front Line Assembly (FLA) celebrated its third decade in the music industry last year in 2016. Since then the company has gone through many changes. That includes different sounds and members. For example, band members like Michael Balch and Rhys Fulber have played in FLA and several other bands during their musical history. This shows the big influence the band has had on the genre.

Then there’s the history of the band itself. There includes the band’s formation, as well as the eras of Balch, Fulber, Peterson, and the recent years. We provide lots of information about all of these eras so you can learn about the different periods of the band’s history. Our goal is to provide fresh and detailed information so you can better appreciate the band in terms of its past/present members, changes in musical sounds, and so on.

One of the interesting things about FLA is the band has been around for several decades. This makes it more likely you can find some information that you weren’t aware of. That’s one of the main goals of our site, which is keep providing our visitors with new info they can’t find on other sites. This explains why we’re always adding to the site and making posts. So it’s important to keep visiting the site so you can learn the newest information about the band.”

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Electronic, Goth

 

Evi Vine – Black Light White Dark (Solemn Wave Records 6 December 2018)

Evi Vine announces new LP, previews single ‘Sabbath’ feat. Simon Gallup (The Cure)

Ethereal alt-rock outfit Evi Vine presents ‘Sabbath’, a sweet and heavy preview of their long-awaited long-play ‘Black Light White Dark’, due out in early 2019 on vinyl and CD, as well as digitally. This powerhouse track features Evi Vine’s gossamer vocals and precise orchestration, cleverly woven together with bass guitar by Simon Gallup of The Cure and guitar by Peter Yates of Fields of the Nephilim.

Produced by Dave Izumi (Nordic Giants, Ed Harcourt, Magic Numbers) and mixed by Phill Brown (Talk Talk, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, John Martyn, Robert Palmer), this album also features contributions from several other celebrated artists. Apart from Simon Gallup (The Cure), this album also involves Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Billy Bragg, Marianne Faithfull, Goldfrapp), Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim), and Geraldine Swayne (Faust).

As a group, Evi Vine is joined by Steven Hill, Matt Tye and David ‘GB’ Smith. Their music explores the dark elemental nature of the human heart, as well as environmental and post-apocalyptic themes. Evi Vine’s sound is both sublime and haunting. Creating a unique and uncompromising atmosphere, the effect is reverential, physical music, evoking a rare experience that is beautiful, sparse and deeply intimate.

“I know a lot of people are being shaped by experiences in our lives, ghosts of childhood, self-destructive pain and sorrow, all our personal struggles, doubt, and change. I can feel the earth dying and it makes me so sad. We write reflective songs about the circular patterns of man, and reflecting beauty and violence in the world,” says Evi Vine.

“We recorded live for the first time, which meant we were perhaps able to express the energy in the room together, vibing off one another and experimenting with new sounds, in a new space. Writing in the room was a new experience for us. Its the first time we’ve gone in with no finished songs. We had a few ideas and riffs but took the time to let them breath and worked on them until we felt we had captured a special moment. After producing two albums essentially at home, this feels like a re-birth for the band.”

Evi Vine’s debut self-released debut album ‘..And So The Morning Comes’ was heralded as “the underground gem of 2011” by Drowned in Sound, and championed by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union, Cocteau Twins) as his album of the year. Directed by Oscar winning Nick Brooks (Fight Club, The Matrix, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Evi joined with internationally acclaimed photographer Patrick Fraser to make the stunning video ‘For the Dreamers’.

Their second album ‘Give Your Heart to The Hawks’ (2015) was co-produced by Richard Formby (Mogwai, Spacemen 3, Wild Beasts) and mixed by the legendary Phill Brown (Talk Talk, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Beth Gibbons, Throwing Muses). The album also featured Martyn Barker, Peter Yates, Tatia Starkey (My Vitriol/Lola Colt), and Billy Cote (Madder Rose).

Evi’s career has been filled with colour. She formed this band while living in LA, quickly getting a support show opening for Slash at the Whiskey-agogo. She has collaborated with Graham Revell (SPK, The Crow Soundtrack), The Eden House, Tony Pettit (Fields of the Nephilim), and Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim).  In 2016, Evi sang on Phillip Clemo’s ‘DreamMaps’ album, together with Talk Talk’s Simon Edwards and Martin Ditcham, subsequently making appearances on BBC6, BBC3 Late Junction and Jazz FM.

Most recently, Evi Vine contributed backing vocals on The Mission’s 2016 album ‘Another Fall From Grace’, which hit the UK top-40 album chart, and collaborated with Michael Ciravolo on the debut album from LA-based Beauty in Chaos, involving members of The Cure, Ministry, The Mission, Cheap Trick, The Offspring, King’s X and Ice T, among others.

In recent years, Evi Vine has toured with The Mission, Chameleons Vox, Wayne Hussey, And Also The Trees, Phillip Boa and The Voodoo Club, and Her Name is Calla. After hearing Evi Vine’s debut album and including it among his top five albums, Wayne Hussey invited them to tour with him in 2016 and subsequently with The Mission in 2017. Invited on stage to sing three songs by The Mission, the seed was sown and Vine joined The Mission as featured vocalist for their 30th Anniversary Tour.

“The new album is intense – dark, layered, wonderfully atmospheric, fragile, and at times stripped bare – an album to get lost in….and then surface with Evi’s haunting and delicate vocals and the endless space,” explains Phill Brown.

The Cure’s Simon Gallup elaborated on his involvement in this project: “Hammersmith …me drunk …meet Evi for the first time I mumble that I’d love to play on a couple of tracks …don’t hear anything for ages then an email out of the blue …Three songs …feel nervous but really enjoy the songs …a day trip to the coast  and a lovely welcome with dogs ..have beer and made to feel even more welcome ..worry that what I’m playing isn’t right or not going to fit in but enjoy myself and the warmth of everything ..have to dash as there is a prom on …a very bad hill start and a dash back down the motorway ..a quick day that had started 20 months before.”

‘Sabbath’ will be released on December 6 via online stores and streaming platforms, including SpotifyiTunes and Bandcamp. The full ‘Black Light White Dark’ album can now be pre-ordered via the band’s website. The first pressing is limited to 300 copies worldwide.

TRACK LIST
1. I am the Waves
2. Afterlight
3. Sabbath
4. My Only Son
5. We Are Made of Stars
6. Sad Song No.9

CREDITS
Written by Evi Vine, Steven Hill, Matt Tye, David Gb Smith
Evi Vine – Vox, Guitars, Production
Steven Hill – Guitars, Keyboards, Production
Matt Tye – Bass
David ‘GB’ Smith – Drums
Simon Gallup – Bass
Peter Yates – Guitar
Produced & mixed by Dave Izumi @ Echozoo Studios, Eastbourne
Engineered by Phill Brown
Mastered by Aneek Thapar
Artwork by Nejc Janzekovic

Keep up with Evi Vine
Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | iTunes | Spotify

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2018 in Goth

 

The Venus Fly Trap – Icon (Glass Modern Records 28 September 2018)

British cult outfit The Venus Fly Trap to release ‘Icon’ album

British cult outfit The Venus Fly Trap have announced they will release their new ‘Icon’ LP via Glass Modern Records. This Bladerunner rock n roll sees post-punk fuse with dark electronica envisioned through rose-tinted shades and dark acidic visions.

Founded in Northampton by Alex Novak (vocals) and Andrew Denton(guitar, programming) in 1986 after Novak parted company with darkwave post-punk band Attrition, mythology has always been part of The Venus Fly Trap’s psyche, alongside space and science fiction. This is music created for imaginary films for your mind.

The Venus Fly Trap emerged from the same fold as Bauhaus, with Novak having attended art school with three-quarters of the band and gigging alongside Bauhaus in several previous bands. Bauhaus’ Kevin Haskins would later produce the band’s 1989 EP ‘Rocket USA / Cloud 9 / Opium War’ and co-produced the ‘Shedding Another Skin’ LP (1992) with Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher). Fish also produced their ‘Pandoras Box’ album (1991).

Produced by Martin Bowes of Attrition fame and also Pigface, the new ‘Icon’ album follows the ‘Nemesis’ LP (2008) and ‘Metamorphosis’, which released on limited red vinyl in 2016.

The Venus Fly Trap draws inspiration from many sources, including psychedelia via post punk electronica, reggae via Bauhaus, film noir, The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, The Doors, Sisters of Mercy and Nine Inch Nails.

About this new album, Alex Novak says, “I was inspired by ancient mythology how it has been subverted via cinema and TV screen idols / godesses..and the nature of fame via TV and the internet… the fascination of being famous for being famous, drawing on what Warhol said “in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes’.

With a strong European following, earlier releases came out via labels Danceteria (France), Azyl (Czech Republic), Spectre (Germany), Soundbuster (Germany), SPV (Germany Poland) and Big Blue (Poland).

Their live music adventures have seen them shared the stage with The Mission, Spacemen 3, Tom Verlaine (Television), Clan Of Xymox, New Model Army, Killing Joke, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Attrition, Pop Will Eat Itself, Chameleons, Christian Death, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Jazz Butcher, Sultans Of Ping and Front Line Assembly, among others.

The ‘Icon’ album will be released on September 28. It will be available on CD via Glass Modern Records and digitally across online stores and streaming platforms, as well as Bandcamp.

TRACK LIST
1. Icon
2. Vitesse
3. Voodoo Voodo
4. Flashback
5. Deadly Nightshade
6. Return Of Sidewinder
7. The Genesis Of The Daleks
8. Puppet
9. In The Moonlight

CREDITS
Alex Novak – Vox
Andrew Denton – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals & Programing

Paul Cox – Backing Vocals (Track 8,9), 12 String (Track 9)
Nathan Bundy – Additional Keyboards (Track 4,6)
Sylvie Denton – Spoken Word (Track 1,2)
Anthony Denton – Spoken Word / Backing Vox (Track 1,9)
Martin Bowes – The Exterminator
Music by A.Denton / Lyrics by A.Novak © Venus Fly Trap 2018

Keep up with The Venus Fly Trap
Website | Facebook | Bandcamp | Discogs | Press contact

Keep up with Glass Modern Records
Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2018 in Alternative, Goth

 

Whispering Sons – Image ( 19 October 2018 SMILE Records, ROW – Cleopatra, USA)

Brussels based post-punk outfit Whispering Sons are set to release their long awaited debut album Image via SMILE Records & Cleopatra.

Image takes a giant leap forward from Whispering Sons’ previous work.

Together with producer Micha Volders (Meteor Musik, El Guapo Stuntteam) and engineer/co-producer Bert Vliegen (Teen Creeps, Sophia), the band used the studio as a means to broaden their sound, enriching it with acoustic drums and a whole range of synthesizers.

The ten tracks, recorded over a period of ten days at GAM Studios in Waimes (BE), evoke an atmosphere both ominous and urging , yet at the same time capture the band’s agitated live intensity.

The record was mixed by Bert Libeert (Goose, B) at Jetson Studio and mastered by Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering.

The songs on the album were written after the band collectively moved to Brussels in 2016.

In between periods of intense touring, they worked hard to translate their new perspectives into their first full album.

Feeding on the dynamics of the city, the tracks unveil feelings of alienation and distance.

Image is a motionless state, in which observations overshadow actions.

It reflects the artificiality of things, yet still desperately clings on to ideals and obsessions, something which is also strengthened by the cover artwork of Flor Maesen.

In 2016, the band won Humo’s Rock Rally, one of Belgium’s most prestigious national contests that boosted the career of upcoming artists such as dEUS.

After that, Whispering Sons have been touring Belgium and Europe extensively, establishing a strong live reputation.

The band have so far released the EP Endless Party (2015) and two 7“ singles, Performance/Strange Identities (2016) and White Noise (2017).

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

10.10  Barcelona (ES)  La 2 De Apolo *

11.10  Madrid (ES)         SalaCopernico *

12.10  Lisbon (PT)         RCA Club *

13.10  Porto (PT)           Hard Club *

19.10  Rotterdam (NL) Left of the Dial Fest

20.10  Brussels (BE)     Ancienne Belgique

22.10  Eindhoven (NL) DDW Music Fest

24.10  Kortrijk (BE)        De Kreun ^

25.10  Den Haag (NL) Paard Van Troje ^

31.10  Amsterdam (NL) Sugar Factory

02.11  Berlin (DE)          Urban Spree

03.11  Bochum (DE)     Kulturbahnhof

09.11  Cologne (DE)     Gebäude 9

10.11  Namur (BE)        Belvedere

21.11  Paris (FR)           Espace B

24.11  Turin (IT)             Padiglione 14

27.11  Budapest (HU)  Dürer Kert

29.11  Prague (CZ)       Meetfactory

08.12 Turnhout (BE)     Club Kuub

14.12 Gent (BE)            De Centrale

* w/The Soft Moon

^ w/Gang Of Four

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2018 in Goth, New Wave / Dark Wave

 

Kommunity FK 40th Anniversary

California, here they come!

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Via Patrik Mata of Kommunity FK:

“Here we come…..so you come, too. Let’s come 2gether & party like it’s Kommunity FK’s 40th year anniversary, & it most definitely is!
Blessed Be.”

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How cool is that. 🙂  Grab your boots… the party’s just getting started!  Keep up to date with all the latest (and check back on some of the past on tribe4mian) through the official links below.
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And don’t forget, send us your event pictures and we’ll be sure to shine a light on YOU and your captured images.
 

The Death Notes – The Black EP (3rd August)

Hailing  from  Nottingham,  England, The  Death  Notes  found  initial success  with  their  first  single  ‘In  the  Spiders  Web’  (2010)  which was  picked  up  for  radio  play  by  Mike  Joyce  (The  Smiths)  on  his radio  show.

The  same  year  the  band  found  themselves  playing  the  main stage  at  the  world  famous  Whitby  Goth  Weekend  on  the  Saturday night  supporting  post-punk  legends  The  Chameleons.

The  Black  EP  is  the  second  of  the  band’s  colour  themed  EPs.

Following  on  from  the  appreciated  2016’s  White  EP,  the  Black  EP has  a  darker  tone  laying  bare  the  band’s  bleaker  side.

Recorded  in  the  band’s  hometown  of  Nottingham  at  Psyrex Soundlab, Hill  Rise  and  Mark‘s  house,  the  EP  saw  the  band continuing  with  their  DIY  approach  to  the  recording  process, allowing  them  to  get  more  experimental  with  sounds  and  textures.

On  the  other  hand,  the  EP  was  mixed  in  Romania  by  AdamWhittaker  (The  Damned,  Doves,  Julian  Cope)  and  mastered  in sunny  Florida,  USA,  by  Kramer  (Galaxie  500,  Low,  Daniel Johnston).

The  EP  sees  the  addition  to  the  band  of  Mike  Sinclair  (Dick Venom  and  the  Terrortones)  who  joined  the  band  midway  through the  recording  sessions.

The  Death  Notes  are:Mark  Saxton  –  Vocals,  Bass Martin  Bradley  –  Guitars, Chris  Townsend  –  Drums, Jamie  Laws  –  Keyboards, Synth drum, Mike  Sinclair  –  Bass

Keep Up With The Death Notes

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Posted by on July 22, 2018 in Goth

 

Andi Sex Gang on The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas

Mike Pougounas bumps into Andi Sex Gang (founder of Sex Gang Children) on the street in Greece, and an interesting (and sometimes funny) interview ensues.
Get into the mind of Andi Sex Gang and hear some of his favourite tracks while getting the latest band updates from the artist himself.

Join Mike Pougounas for this episode of the Blackout Radio show.

Please tune in to Mad Wasp Radio 
Saturday 12 May (08:00 British Summer Time) 
Sunday 13 May (23:00 British Summer Time) 
Tuesday 15 May (09:00 British Summer Time)

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Goth