OOMPH! “Ritual” – album review

OOMPH! “Ritual” – album review

  OOMPH! has been consistently active with its original line-up for almost 30 years. Often referred to as the founders of Neue Deustche Härte (sometimes called New German Hardness or simply NDH), this German industrial metal band is well-known for being a big inspiration for acts like Rammstein and Eisbrecher. “Ritual” is their 13th album, containing 11 tracks, two of which have already been released as singles as well as getting their own music videos:…

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FTR unveil new album “Manners”

FTR unveil new album “Manners”

  Following the release of their single “June” in late 2018, French shoegaze act FTR have announced their second album “Manners”, releasing February 15th on Metropolis Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on vinyl and CD, as well as digitally. “Manners” is the follow-up to their 2015 debut “Horizons” and the 2013 EP “Abyss”. The first song from this new album, “Collision”, has just been released, as well as an accompanying music video….

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Black Needle Noise premiere new song “Gone” and accompanying video

Black Needle Noise premiere new song “Gone” and accompanying video

  Black Needle Noise, fronted by the legendary producer John Fryer, starts off 2019 on the right track with a new song “Gone” premiering via Torched Magazine. This new song features vocals from Yvette Winkler. With a combination of almost otherworldly electronic sounds and Winkler’s intense vocals, “Gone” leaves its mark on the listener within moments. A music video for the song was also released, whose visuals featuring a ribbon dancer who appears to act…

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M73 make their debut on Laebel with the new track “Nightfall”

M73 make their debut on Laebel with the new track “Nightfall”

  Founded in 2014, M73 had only one song to call their own, the track “Reality Check” released by Swedish label Kodapa on the Dark Synth Sounds compilation… until now! “Nightfall”, the first track from their upcoming album Tainted, is now available, with a music video also released on January 3rd. M73 is the newest project of John R. Mirland, well-known for his work with Am Tierpark, Negant, and of course his solo project Mirland….

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Mortiis’ “The Song of a Long Forgotten Ghost” remastered for its 25th anniversary

Mortiis’ “The Song of a Long Forgotten Ghost” remastered for its 25th anniversary

  The beginnings of the “dungeon synth” movement can be traced back to Mortiis’ early 1993 demo The Song of a Long Forgotten Ghost. 25 years after its original release, this legendary record isn’t so long-forgotten anymore, thanks to a new remaster coming from a close collaboration between Mortiis and Jules Seifert of Epic Audio Media in London. The album will be reissued on LP and CD by Funeral Industries, with the LP being available…

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Get a taste of the upcoming Front Line Assembly album with their new single “Eye On You”

Get a taste of the upcoming Front Line Assembly album with their new single “Eye On You”

  Front Line Assembly will be releasing Wake Up the Coma, their first new album in almost six years, in early 2019. Fans will be eager to hear this new release, as it marks the studio return of longtime FLA member Rhys Fulber, who has been touring with the band again since 2016. With his return to FLA, he is reunited with founding member Bill Leeb, bringing back the legendary duo behind many electronic and…

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Celebrate Christmas PIG-style with their new EP “Black Mass”

Celebrate Christmas PIG-style with their new EP “Black Mass”

  PIG never cease to surprise, returning to the studio after their latest North American tour to bring their fans an industrial twist on well-loved holiday classics. The new “Black Mass” EP features the band’s take on songs from Wham!, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon. It’s an unexpected present fans are sure to appreciate, and a tribute to some great Christmas songs that serves to remind us all that, at this time of the year,…

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