Schwarzblut release 'Bis aufs Blut' EP and video
“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.” These words by Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) define Schwarzblut’s new EP 'Bis aufs Blut' (Eng: Until it bleeds). The EP gives a taste of what’s to come on Schwarzblut’s forthcoming album ‘Gebeyn aller Verdammten’, due out April 26th on Alfa Matrix. With lyrics based on historic and dark poetry by German masters, 'Bis aufs Blut' presents a dance floor-proof yet daring mix of upbeat electronics and wagneresque orchestrations. Click the player below to listen or go to Bandcamp to listen and buy.
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Directed, filmed and edited by D. Darling
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Schwarzblut set to release Bis aufs Blut EP
February 21st Schwarzblut will release 'Bis aufs Blut'. This 5-track EP gives a taste of what’s to come on Schwarzblut’s forthcoming album ‘Gebeyn aller Verdammten’, of which both the title track and the song ‘Zur Hölle’ are most promising omens. Full of upbeat electronics and Wagneresque orchestrations. Besides 2 remixes the EP also features a live session recording of ‘Das Mandat’. Catching the band in full live show line-up at their most intense and powerful.
BIS AUFS BLUT (EP) tracklist
1. Bis aufs Blut
2. Zur Hölle
3. Zur Hölle [XMH remix]
4. Zur Hölle [PSY'AVIAH remix]
5. Das Mandat [live session recording]
'Matrix Revelations 5' out now + free PNE jingle !
We have just released our newest label magazine, "Matrix Revelations 5". The PDF magazine can be downloaded for free from our Bandcamp page in combination with a free exclusive jingle made by Plastic Noise Experience.
In this new issue you'll be able to read plenty on our new (upcoming) releases plus lots of other exclusive news.
Interviews were made with Aengeldust, Aesthetische, Alien Vampires, Bruderschaft, Cynical Existence, Diffuzion, Essence Of Mind, Freakangel, Halo In Reverse, Helalyn Flowers, Implant, Junksista, Kant Kino, Komor Kommando, Krystal System, Lovelorn Dolls, Metroland, Mondträume, Növö, Plastic Noise Experience, Pouppée Fabrikk, Psy'Aviah, Schwarzblut, Siva Six, Star Industry, Studio-X vs. Simon Carter, Tamtrum, Technoir, Totem Obscura vs. Acylum, Virgins O.R Pigeons, XMH.
Get the Magazine right here.
Psy'Aviah Interviewed by Entertwine Magazine for "Our Common Future" release.
Yves Schelpe of Psy'Aviah has been interviewed by Entertwine Magazine, and gives us insight on what the band name stands for, what "open-minded electronic music with heart & soul" really means, and so much more.. Read all about it at entertwine.net/rising-artist-psyaviah/!
Meanwhile the band has finalised everything for the upcoming "Our Common Future EP" featuring ex-Hooverphonic & Lunascape singer KYOKO BAERTSOEN on vocals, which will come out around februari 7th. As a warm up they've released the music video for the original track, watch it on youtube or vimeo & spread the word - after all, we're all on the same planet!
Bruderschaft reaches nr1 position in the DAC
The charity project Bruderschaft has reached the number 1 position in the German DAC charts. "Return" is the first album from the project that 10 years ago raged the charts worldwide with the single "Forever" featuring VNV Nation's Ronan Harris on vocals and Covenant, APB and Icon Of Coil members on music duties.
For the album itself DJ Rexx Arkana managed to gather even more musicians, including his FGFC820 partner in crime Dräcos as a full-time band member and vocal contributions of singers from renown bands like Assemblage 23, Beborn Beton, Haujobb, Aesthetic Perfection, Colony 5, System Syn, Syrian and Ien Oblique. Amongst the musicians / songwriters, besides the original contributors of Joakim Montelius (Covenant) and Sebastian Komor (Icon Of Coil, Zombie Girl, Komor Kommando) you will also notice the contribution of Daniel Myer (Haujobb), Johann Sebastian (State Of The Union) and Maze (Blank).
You can get this release on iTunes, or directly from the Alfa Matrix label who is distributing it as a CD and 2CD.
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Alfa Matrix launches 2nd volume massive FREE download compilation 'Matrix Downloaded' + offers 50% discount code on label catalogue on Bandcamp for a limited time only
2 years after the release of the first "Matrix Downloaded" compilation, we have joined hands again with Santa Claus to offer a brand new label compilation for free (or pay-what-you-want), downloadable in MP3/FLAC quality via the label's Bandcamp page. You can also get the first volume right here on Bandcamp, again for free (or pay-what-you-want).
The compilation holds no less than 47 songs (yes, 47!!!) that reflect the Alfa Matrix music repertoire in the full-force of its diversity. You'll find not only new label signees such as Növö, XMH, Mondträume and Studio-X vs. Simon Carter but also several other label bands showcasing new unreleased songs including Komor Kommando, Armageddon Dildos, Krystal System, Aiboforcen, Star Industry, Razorfade, etc..
Attention: And that's not all. We also offers a 50% reduction code for a very limited time only for their entire Bandcamp label catalogue. Enter alfamatrixmas2013 during checkout and you'll get a 50% reduction applied to your purchase on Bandcamp.
Below you can already find the track list for the download release.
- MONDTRÄUME . Life Is Short
- PSY'AVIAH . Paused
- DISKONNEKTED . Yesteryears (radio existence mix)
- STUDIO X vs. SIMON CARTER. Gone Together Again
- JUNKSISTA . Life Is Unfair (and love is a bitch)
- KOMOR KOMMANDO . Cervus Pulsu
- KANT KINO . Ich Liebe Katarina Witt (vaguely obscure mix)
- KRYSTAL SYSTEM . Paradise (soleil rouge)
- FREAKANGEL . The Book Of Violence
- ALIEN VAMPIRES . Thy Mortal Human Side
- AENGELDUST . Bloodsport (:WUMPSCUT: remix)
- AESTHETISCHE . Amplitude Zero
- METROLAND . The Passenger
- NÖVÖ . I Flee
- MENTALLO & THE FIXER . Gammera (Equinox)
- PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE . Control (7inch version)
- ARMAGEDDON DILDOS . The Constant Beat
- POUPPEE FABRIKK . Bring Back The Ways Of Old (12inch version)
- AYRIA . Plastic Makes Perfect (AD:KEY mix)
- VIRGINS O.R PIGEONS . Bleed To Lead (I Give Up)
- AIBOFORCEN . Hall Of Mirrors (blues mix)
- MARI CHROME . Toxisch (Das Spiel)
- IMPLANT . The City
- TECHNOIR . We Came For Love
- BRUDERSCHAFT . Falling
- I:SCINTILLA . Sequins & Pills
- STAR INDUSTRY . Kids
- GLIS . Seconds
- LOVELORN DOLLS . After Dark (single edit)
- ESSENCE OF MIND . Escape (single edit)
- 32CRASH . Hyperreal (überwirklich mx)
- RAZORFADE . Hand It Over
- HALO IN REVERSE . King O
- HELALYN FLOWERS . Alkaline Twins (nuclear alert)
- UNTER NULL .Broken Heart Cliché
- XMH . The Business
- CYNICAL EXISTENCE . Erase Me
- TAMTRUM . abort the pope
- SIVA SIX . Superstition
- AMGOD . Assimilated
- DUNKELWERK . 321 Tot
- ACYLUM . Black Rose
- TOTEM OBSCURA vs. ACYLUM . Waldgeist
- DIFFUZION . Insomnia
- STRAY . Obsolete
- SCHWARZBLUT . Der Schwere Abend (PSY'AVIAH mix)
- NEIKKA RPM . Bloodline
You can stream the release right below.
And here's the previous volume.
4 new signings and 5 new download EP's on Alfa Matrix
Closing the year 2013 in beauty, we can present you no less than 4 new signings each offering you a 4-track download EP as pre-Christmas present (available for order on our Bandcamp page - soon also on iTunes and co).
The newcomers include cult veteran act Növö which joins Alfa Matrix for his 4th album. Expect pure vintage 80's EBM electronic music with a first glimpse on the "I flee" EP. Next is the Dutch hard elektro act XMH who also join the label for their 4th release and in the meantime bring you their "The business" EP. The 3rd newcomer is Studio-X vs. Simon Carter who release the 4-track "Gone together again" EP fusing techno trance, dark elektro and e-pop. Last but not least, there's the Spanish electropop act Mondträume who present their first sound on the "Life is short" EP.
The 5th download EP comes from Komor Kommando who after having remixed Rammstein, now offers his "Hail The Rhythm" EP – the title says it all....
Enjoy these new tunes from the Matrix and play them at maximum volume – your neighbours will definitely love it! And if you girls and boys have all been brave and dirty this year, Santa Matrix might hit again with another ear-challenging experience before we turn to 2014. Thanks all for your eternal support to our label artists throughout the years…
For now, enjoy some audiopreviews below.
Kant Kino present new video for 'Ich Liebe Katarina Witt' + launch new single
Norway's duo Kant Kino are back with a new video and single from their successful "Father Worked In Industry" album. "Ich Liebe Katarina Witt" is the newest single taken from their sophomore album and is about the German figure skater and model Katarina Witt who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany (at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics).
So far history, as Kant Kino now released a video clip for this song to promote their newest 5-track single "Ich Liebe Katarina Witt" holding 4 revamped mixes plus a club bonus with "Dance For Me K.O.M.A! (Komafest Edit)".
The pre-order of the "Ich Liebe Katarina Witt" EP via Bandcamp includes an immediate download of 2 tracks in the high-quality format of the buyer's choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). They will also get the complete EP the moment it's released. The single is also available for pre-order on iTunes.
Essence Of Mind remix Linkin Park - vote for them!
Essence Of Mind have remixed Linkin Park's "A Light That Never Comes". Expect a melodic EDM remix with diverse sounds and influences. Says Erlend: "We wanted to build the track around the great melody of the original, adding our own sounds and ideas to give it another touch." The remix was made by Erlend Eilertsen and Hasse Mattsson.