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Kommunity FK – Tonight – Live On-Air

Kommunity FK – Tonight – Live On-Air

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Our very dear friends at Kommunity FK will be featured as tonight’s guests at The Witching Hour on RockDefRadio^v^ DEATHROCK PA ^v^.  Patrik of Kommunity FK will be giving a live telephone interview from KFK HQ‘s “Vision & The Voice Studios“, where a special appearance may also be made by KFK’s Sherry Rubber.  The show begins at 10 PM Mountain Time (See below for Air Times via Time Zones).

The Deathrock Radio Spain program will premiere TWO new Kommunity FK tracks from their forthcoming LP, “The Image & The Myth“.  And as always, whenever listening to KFK, Play at maximum volume!

tribe4mian - Kommunity FK - PosterDETAILS (Via DEATHROCK PA):
It’s time again to TOMB into our weekly CEMETERY shindig right here on the SCAREWAVES!!!!!! We have on the SLAB for you this evening SINISTER selections from the likes of many GHOULED artists, as we promise to you for tonight some CRYPT classics, CORPSE Crushers, COFFIN kickers, and some other FIENDISH featurings from some of our newly DEAD!

Don’t forget we honor your FINAL REQUESTS …sometimes….so of CORPSE get ’em in early under that TOMBSTONE so we can DIG them up later! We’ll be sharing some of your HORRID HAPPENINGS, your PHONE CALLS, your FANGMAIL, a GRIM-ERICK or two plus more things HORRID! HANG out with your FANGS out for this WRETCHED radio BLOODCAST…known to you all as Deathrock PA!!


PST 9 PM | MT 10 PM | 12 AM EST | UK 5 AM | GR 7 AM
Play at maximum volume. Will be a rare occasion, indeed. Kommunity FX extends his eternal thanks to Adian for this fun time.

^v^ DEATHROCK PA ^v^ —> Adian Caine and The Grim’s LIVE internet broadcast on RockDefRadio WRDRDB!

Kommunity FKOfficial Site | Facebook

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Alternative, Music, New Wave / Dark Wave


CTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – Update v.03

CTRL – ALT-Fest – DELETE – Update v.03

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The date ticks closer and loose ends are starting to come together.  What started out as an attempt to resurrect a fallen giant quickly evolved from a few bands to a powerhouse of entertainment.  The dedication, determination, and non-stop drive of the organizers and their assistants has led to a true festival atmosphere all spun together in a week’s time.

Bravo to all!

Tonight I will try to consolidate all prior CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE postings into one compressed, concise, fact-filled, and confirmed listing of acts and activities while in Kettering.

<insert huge round of applause for the coordinators of all you are about to see>


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Bam!  How’s that for impressive?  :)

DATE:  15 AUGUST at 7:30 PM to 17 AUGUST at 11:25 PM in UTC+01



    Dalketih Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire, N16 0BS
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    17 Market Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0AJ
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THIS IS A NO TICKET EVENT!  Although donations will be accepted, first come first served as space is limited over the venues.  There will be t-shirts available. Sponsors have stepped up in the form of Blackstar Amplification and  Please spread the word and check them out!

NOTE:  Line-Up and Times to be posted within the next few days.


tribe4mian - The Cureheads v3bTHE CUREHEADS

The original Tribute to The Cure since 1990…..played all over the world having post show beers with as many fellow Cure fans as possible…we are the Quentin Crisps of Cure world..

The Cureheads will headline Friday night wrapping up an amazing lineup with a good old Cure sing-a-long featuring Ron Howe (The Cure’s sax player).

Vocals/Guitar – Gary Clarke
Bass- Sean Flude
Guitar – Itay Bluebird
Keyboard – Roi Robertson
Drums – Belle Star

Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Event Page at Facebook

Support for the Friday night Cureheads gig will be local heroes…

tribe4mian - The Replicats v3THE REPLICATS

A five-piece covers band based in Northamptonshire.

Playing a huge variety of hits that span across the decades and keep you dancing!

Arron Gourlay – Vocals
Johnny Howes – Lead Guitar
Daryl Stewart – Drums
Scott Warner – Bass

Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Soundcloud


tribe4mian - Stormbringer - AltFest v3STORMBRINGER

The band live by their mission statement – “to rock as hard as we can, wherever we can and have a good time doing it”.

Mike Stockley – Vocals
Ash Smith – Guitar
Dom Wallace – Guitar
Darren McCullagh – Bass
Jon Paul Quantrill – Drums

Official Website  |  Facebook

tribe4mian - KrematedKREMATED

Kremated combine a genuine love of 1980’s underground Thrash Metal and Crossover with a good measure of East Coast Hardcore and Crustpunk.

Pete Dee – Guitar and Vokills
Marcus “Kloakk” Bjoro – Guitar
Jimmy Martin – Drums
Elliott Parkin – Bass

Official Website  |  Facebook

tribe4mian - Enemo-JENEMO – J

Following their success at Download and due to play Alt-Fest, these seasoned genre mixing pros will have this small town shaking…

Vocals/Samples – Craig Hartwell
Guitar – Sean Arnold
Guitar/Samples – Danielle T’Arna
Guitar – Haydn Edwards
Drums – Bam Bam
Bass – Andy Vernon 

Official Website  |  Facebook

tribe4mian - SinnergodSINNERGOD

Sinnergod are a Goth/Alternative Metal band hailing from Manchester, UK. Formed by Twin brothers Mark and Chris Hampson in 2001, with the aim to create a band that would create a layered wall of sound consisting of guitar driven riffs and symphonic keyboards.

Dave Jones Mark Hampson
Chris Hampson
Karl Parker
Paul Swindells

Official Website  |  Facebook

tribe4mian - The Death Of UsTHE DEATH OF US

Including members of Raging Speedhorn, these metal mavericks will leave you feeling like you’ve been punched in the face.

John Loughlin – Vocals
Jay Thompson – Guitar
Nathan Dix – Guitar
Dave Thompson – Bass Guitar
Dan Appleyard – Drums



tribe4mian - Black Acid SoulsBLACK ACID SOULS

Another band billed to play Alt Fest, renowned rockers Black Acid Souls never fail to disappoint.

Chubbs – Guitar
Flakey – Vocals
Gruff – Bass
Tweek – Guitar
Hoff – Drums

Official Website  |  Twitter  |  ReverbNation  |  YouTube  |  Facebook

Christine Plays Viola 336CHRISTINE PLAYS VIOLA

Christine Plays Viola are a Darkwave / Goth Rock Italian band formed in Pratola Peligna in 2008. Originally scheduled for Alt-Fest these darkwave kings will bring their beautiful melodies over the seas for our intimate show.

Massimo Ciampani – Voice
Fabrizio Giampietro – Lead Guitar/Sinth/Programming
Desio Presutti – Bass Guitar
Daniele Palombizio – Drums/Sinth

Official Website  |  Facebook  |  Soundcloud  |  Bandcamp

tribe4mian - Zeitgeist ZeroZEITGEIST ZERO

Producing a sensational mix of precise electronica with elements of guitars, drums and keys intertwining seamlessly around passionate female vocals. This results in a sensational, critically acclaimed stage show that guarantees to draw in the audience with their visual effects and energetic stage presence.

Described by Terrorizer as ‘Eerie Macabre Pop‘ these Northern stalwart and original Alt-Festers are going to rock the place with their fine blend of goth, alt, electronica, and all things 40’s & 50’s.

Teresa Dead – Lead Vocals
Corin Zero – Guitars, Synths, Programming
James Grave – Synths & Backing Vocals
Bex Noire – Bass & Backing Vocals
Matt Macabre – Drums

Official Website  |  YoutTube  |  SoundCloud  |  Facebook


tribe4mian - Take The Shot - The Young And RestlessCTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE Update:

We are pleased to announce local bands joining forces with this event, so for those of you that like a bit of alternative rock, we have…

Facebook Event Page:

TAKE THE SHOT w/ THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS associated with CTRL-ALT-DEL Festival @ The Old Market Inn, Kettering

tribe4mian - Take The ShotTAKE THE SHOT

A new and exciting modern rock band that create a truly exhilarating live performance.

Take The Shot was formed in August 2012 by leading member Matthew Atkinson; with the ambition and drive to create new and exciting modern rock music.

Vocals/Guitarist: Matthew Atkinson
Drums: David Carter
Bass: Jason Allebone

Official Website  |  Facebook

tribe4mian - The Young & Restless v3THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS

An energetic five-piece pop punk band from Northampton / Milton Keynes.

Sam Morrison – Lead Vocals
Ali Morrison – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Rob Hardy – Guitar
Rob Solesbury – Bass/Backing Vocals
Josh Palmer – Drums


tribe4mian - Family of NoiseFAMILY OF NOISE

Purveyors of post punk / alternative rock instrumental noise nuggets and advocators of 3 being the magic number.

J Holland: Guitar
A Holland: Bass
D Starmer: Drums

Official Website  |  Facebook

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followed by rock and retro DJ’s until the early hours!
Friday 15th August at The Old Market Inn

MORE BANDS TO BE PRESENTED within the coming days…

There will also be some industrial/goth DJs lined up for your pleasure and are currently working on trying to help out with accommodation requests and family themed events.

Under 18’s are welcome at venues during the day, but no under 18’s after 7 PM (I believe, due to licensing regulations.)’  <- If this applies to you, we advise you to check out the cemented-in-stone venue rules.  We’d hate to see a bunch of kids with no place to go because facts were not verified.

SPEAKING OF KIDS, this was also posted (again, we advise you to check out and/or confirm anything and everything when it comes to any event, especially ones involving children):

‘Hey there, Ctrl-Alt-Fest- Deleters!
The guys and gals of Kettering have been working hard again today, to bring you a great weekend of entertainment in the town following Alt-Fest’s demise – Just check out the new band announcements.

As Alt-Fest were supposedly offering a family/child friendly zone, we have had queries as to what we can offer for the young alts.

The weekend happens to be a great weekend in Kettering for the kiddies; The Market Place have ‘Kettering by the Sea‘ on Friday and Saturday during the day. Please check the link for details, and the weekend will be week 4 on the schedule, HERE.

The annual Kettering Carnival will also take place on Saturday. The procession will make it’s merry way through Kettering town, heading into the centre and arriving at its final destination, at Kettering Pleasure Park. I believe the Pleasure Park will have fun and games and a small funfair going into the evening. There will also be a family jam happening at one of our venues. Children will also be welcome in the venues during the day, but licensing regs will not allow children at night. We also have Wicksteed Park, a local attraction with a playground and loads of rides, but these rides do come at a cost.’  Click HERE for further details.

So there you have it!  Although we’ve consolidated all prior postings into one concise unit, here’s the links to all the originals should you be looking to see how far things have come within a matter of days. :)

Click HERE to read the first tribe4mian posting with the first tier of lineups for CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE.

Click HERE to read the first update posting at tribe4mian.

Click HERE to read the second update posting at tribe4mian.

Since the demise of Alt Fest, a small group of friends have been working around the clock to arrange a free alternative place to go (albeit on a smaller scale) for those who have already committed financially to coming to the area. We have been working hard and we believe that we will be able to publish a rough schedule of events later today. We have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction we’ve had from the public, the bands and the local community alike, thank you all for getting behind us. Kettering is a small town and whilst we’ve secured the biggest venues we could (or should I say biggest pubs!), their capacities are comparatively small to those which may be found in a larger city. We feel it’s only fair to manage expectations and so due to these limited capacities, if there is a band you’d particularly like to see, please ensure you get your spot well in advance to avoid any disappointment! We’re hoping though, that the breadth of the three venues involved, will provide you all with the entertainment you deserve should one venue be full. We looking forward to welcoming you.



Camping still available at Wicksteed Park, at reasonable rates.

and MORE SCRIBBLINGS (Again, make sure you verify/confirm directly from the resource being provided.  You may also pose questions on the official event page where a plethora of ‘those in the know’ … know.)

Want to come to Ctrl-Alt-Fest-Delete, and looking for accommodation smack bang in the centre of Kettering??

Good news, we have managed to confirm that Naseby Hotel, Sheep Street, Kettering have plenty of rooms still available at a reasonable price. Just contact the hotel direct on 01536734736 and mention you are attending our mini fest for great rates.

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Black Volition – Rivers

Black Volition

A teaser trailer has been posted for Black Volition‘s video and single, “Rivers“.

The following was taken from their Facebook page.  It seems like such a perfect introduction for this newly formed project that I see no reason to poke my fingers into it.

We’ll bring you more on Black Volition at a later date.  For now, here’s a peek into their world:

Brand new music project by Reza Udhin, with Guitars by Will Crewdson


Take a trip through the Sleepy towns, Lonesome woods and Dark Cabaret of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.. then transport yourself to the back streets and gloomy swamps of a Vampire ridden Louisiana in True Blood via a desert valley of Spaghetti Westerns. Combine these Worlds and you will reach the perfect soundtrack to this Melancholy Universe BLACK VOLITION.

BLACK VOLITION is the new musical project from Reza Udhin from Inertia / Killing Joke, together with Guitarist Will Crewdson from Rachel Stamp / Adam Ant / Flesh For Lulu.

Think Dirgy Blues, Dark Cabaret, Twisted Electronics, Dusty Jazz, Spaghetti Westerns and a sorrowful song and you are on track to creating the sound of BLACK VOLITION in your imagination.


Read tribe4mian’s interview with Will Crewdson – The Thirteen Questions.

Black Volition - Official Website

Black Volition – Official Website


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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Music, New Wave / Dark Wave


King Dude, A Night of Athenian Magick

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By Fondas SumerSon

King Dude is one of the few “non-goth rock” acts that I am listening to a lot, to the extent of feeling addicted to his music. Still, I never expected to see him live on stage at my country. Therefore, when I heard that “III shades of black” booked him for a gig in Athens, I was really surprised and was counting the days for this event. The addition of Skull & dawn along with the newcomers The Love & Suicide Death Club made the line up even more interesting!

Since the next day was a working day, I didn’t expect that a lot of people would show up for the gig, but I was so wrong. Over 100 people were there, maybe more. I can’t imagine how many more would have attended the gig if it was to take place on Friday or Saturday!

At around 22:00 o’clock, The Love & Suicide Death Club started the “hell-ish” night. This was their first ever gig and people seemed to enjoy their tunes. Basically you can classify them as dark Americana, blended with dark wave and bits of alternative/indie rock, especially on vocals. The highlight of their performance was the closing track of their set, during which they were joined on stage by Manos Six from :Skull & dawn: for a cover version of the Blood on the Saddle’s classic “Endless Highway”.

After a small break the flag of the American South was tied up to the microphone and :Skull & dawn: conquered the stage. I can’t be objective about this band since I am a big fan and follower of them for years. Their tunes stand somewhere between dark Americana, country, doom (even metal some times). They are quite unique in what they are doing and that’s why they have built a strong fan base. They were once again absolutely FANTASTIC playing some of their classics, along with cover versions and a brand new song called “Born Dead” which left me speechless…

We were approaching at midnight and King Dude with his hand in a sling (which didn’t seem to bother him at all) came on stage. With the lighting of three black candles, the Demon King (as his is often called by his fans) commenced the “ceremony”. He is a phenomenal dark artist, combining influences from Apocalyptic folk, Americana, Country and Blues in a perfect way, making it all part of his fiendish music. He was in a high mood, full of energy, maintaining a great sense of communication with the audience throughout the show. He played for almost one hour and a half, performing all of his hits along with cover versions and a couple of new ones. The highlight of the gig was definitely the moment when he invited :Skull & dawn: on stage to assist him in performing the opening track of his last album, called “Fear is all you Know”. Pure Magick!!

After the gig, he stayed in the club, talked to the fans a lot, signed cds and was photographed with them. A really nice and down to earth guy, besides an exceptional artist.

King Dude setlist:

Lord I’m Coming Home
Jesus in the Courtyard
Witch’s Hammer
Vision in Black
Devil Eyes
Spiders in her Hair
Barbara Anne
Rose Mary (new song)
Silver Crucifix (new song)
Lucifer’s the Light of the World
No One is Here
Fear is all you know ( feat. :Skull & dawn: )
The Tower (Legendary Pink Dots cover)
Born in Blood
You can break my Heart



Kommunity FK – LIVE and New Songs


For those of you living in and around Los Angeles,  (all others, stick around, there’s more news being posted here, as well!)…

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Our dear friends at Kommunity FK will be headlining as they take the stage for a very special Grand Opening Celebration of the newest deathrock club!

Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 8 PM, PDT.

624 Social Club
624 W. Whittier Boulevard
Montebello, California 90640

Ages 18+

RSVP can be made on the Club Obscure Grand Opening Event page at Facebook, HERE.

Driving directions can be found, HERE, courtesy of Bing Maps.

The evening’s lineup is as follows:

With DJ Sets by:
ROCCOHORROR (Robert Miranda)
D.j. Virtigo
Dj-Dark Chrystal
Ralphie Nigmatic (Helter Skelter, Zerøx)

The best in Death Rock, Dark Wave, Old School Industrial, Goth, Punk, Post-Punk, EBM, and Synth will be played all evening long!

Kommunity FK - photo by Leipzig

Kommunity FK – photo by Leipzig

Can’t wait till then?  Well… we found the perfect remedy to satisfy your hunger and lust for the pioneering LA Punk explosion’s Kommunity FK!

Two new Kommunity FK tracks have been posted to the Nimbit Music website from their new LP, “Thee Image & Thee Myth“.

Click HERE to preview and purchase, “DOLL OV THEE UNDEAD” and “THEE NEW TRIBE“, and as with all of Patrik Mata and Sherry Rubber‘s creations, make sure you play it at maximum volume!



Kommunity FK – Official Website | Facebook

The 624 Social Club – Facebook



Christine Plays Viola – Vacua

Christine Plays Viola - Vacua

Christine Plays Viola is a four piece Italian Dark Wave band formed in Pratola Peligna in 2008.  On March 22, 2014, they released their second full-length album, titled “Vacua”.

Inspired by the “Black Paintings” of Francisco Goya, “Vacua” holds 15 strong compositions, although I am of the impression that the band was inspired by the “Black Paintings” even before recording their EP, “Leocadia”, which was released in 2013.  I feel this way because Leocadia Weiss was Goya’s companion and her name was given to a mural by the painter as one of his series of 14 “Black Paintings”.

Rightfully so, 3 out of the 15 songs of “Vacua” come from the EP “Leocadia”: “Leocadia”, “Whoosing Dissolution”, and “Scattered In The Dust”.

The album opens with the haunting soundscapes of the instrumental “Awakening of the Damned”  followed by the tribal rhythms of “Wrapped In Spiral”.

Slaughter of the Black Sun” holds a cute new wave melody on the verse played by Fabrizio Giampietro’s guitar and keyboards, while singer Massimo Ciampani’s vocals on the final verse of the atmospheric “In Silence Withdrawn” takes the song to another level..

Desio Presutti appears to be a bass player that any new wave band would trust with his nicely crafted bass lines.

Giampietro’s guitar style reminds me of bands such as the Sad Lovers & Giants, or The Chameleons, and I think he is the catalyst of this chemical reaction going by the name Christine Plays Viola, since he also plays the keyboards…

Melancholy pours out of “Vacua” with songs like “Rejecting the Limitations of Fate”, and “Appointment with Death”,  while mysterious figures are dancing on air to songs like the instrumental “Sublime Ravings”.

Christine Plays Viola is a band whose new album, “Vacua”, takes the term “Dark Wave” a few steps ahead.

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Music, New Wave / Dark Wave


The Daughters of Bristol – The Leaving

coverThe Daughters of Bristol are a goth rock band founded in 2002 and based in Seattle, Washington. The group’s only main stay members are Joseph Ronin (vox, guitars, bass & programming) and Edward Nicholas (guitars, bass & programming). Aaron Brown (guitars, bass & programming) joined them in 2009.

The group has released 5 studio recordings: “Voyage” (EP – 2005), “Jones Hall” (Album – 2007), “Woman at the Side” (EP – 2009), “Holts Summit” (EP – 2010), “The Ave” (Album – 2012) and their new single, “The Leaving” is out today, just in time for the Halloween.

The Daughters of Bristol were featured on various music compilations, and their song “Dance Among The Dead” was played in the independent movie “Haunt”.

“The Leaving” comes in three different versions. The A side, the extended version and a rough acoustic version.

If you enjoyed the previous releases of the band, prepare yourselves to find them experimenting with a slightly different music style…

With its catchy hook on the keyboards, “The Leaving” is a sweet new wave diamond that could find its place next to bands such as Bell Hollow or B-Movies.

An excellent choice for lovers of new wave.

You can find it here.

(Originally posted by  on October 31, 2013)

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Posted by on January 25, 2014 in New Wave / Dark Wave


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