According to Schwarzblut: 'In life, a journey is just as important as its destination'. That's why through a series of 6 video's, the band will give you an insight into the creation of their 3rd album. This first episode focusses on the selection and use of historical poetry. Schwarzblut's upcoming album is expected Spring 2014 on Alfa Matrix. Stay connected to Schwarzblut on Facebook or Twitter.
We have launched the pre-sales for the brand new compilation series entirely and exclusively devoted to bands with female lead vocalists: "Absolute Grrrls Manifesto [chapter 1]". "Absolute Grrrls Manifesto [chapter 1]" is a deluxe 4CD compilation (see artwork above) and is bound to become a must-have, just like the "Endzeit Bunkertracks" series has become the leading one in its genre.
You can now visit a dedicated page for the compilation project: www.alfa-matrix.com/manifesto1/ . On the website you cannot only see the complete list of the 111 bands featured on this release but also read a manifesto which Seba Dolimont, A&R at Alfa Matrix, wrote together with various front women of bands that joined the project.
The compilation mixes electro, EBM, gothic rock, synth pop, new wave, metal, industrial, techno... and is a good guide to know what female fronted bands are out there.
To celebrate their first 5 years of existence, Schwarzblut has released a 24 page limited edition photo book. This anniversary gem catches the band in full color at precious moments during live shows, album recordings, on the road and in the studio. The book is available in 2 sizes. The small edition measures 14x14cm and costs € 15,- (+ P&P). The large one is 30x30cm and is available for € 45,-. (+ P&P). Order your copy at www.schwarzblut.com
We can now announce that our label catalogue is available for streaming via Yandex, the russian Google annex Spotify. The label's material is available as part of a paid mobile subscription service next to the free web-based streaming service from Yandex.
If you live in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan or Turkey you can now stream the label's music just like others can do in Europe and the USA do on Spotify, Deezer, etc..
A while back we reported about a remix contest for I:scintilla's "Skin tight". After carefully listening to 64 submissions from musicians that covered 15 countries, 7 finalists have been chosen which you can listen to on this Bandcamp page.
Rather than resort to a standard web-based voting mechanism, the band decided that you can vote for your favorite remixes with small charitable donations. The track that generates the most money will be the winner. ALL income from this contest will be donated to Amnesty International. Quite an interesting approach you might say.
The band will be completely transparent with income statistics and provide period screenshot updates regarding the tracks' incomes. The voting ends on February 26, so purchase your favorite tracks now.
Here's a special Valentines gift from Canadian artist Ayria to her fans: the "Plastic and Broken" EP which is officially out today on Valentine's Day. The EP includes amazing remixes by Project Pitchfork, Daniel B. Prothese (Front 242), Junksista, Komor Kommando and Dimension Flux!
Project Pitchfork have announced their support act for their forthcoming North America tour. The band chose our very own Ayria! The tour will start in Minneapolis on May 23rd and will end almost 1 month later in Seattle on June 19. For more updates and more infos, check www.project-pitchfork.eu .
Ayria will release a new single tomorrow, which you can already get on Bandcamp.
Here are the dates:
05/23/2013 (MN) Minneapolis / Triple Rock
05/24/2013 (IL) Chicago / Abbey Pub
05/26/2013 (QC) Montreal / Kinetik Festival @ Metropolis
We are back with a brand new 4.4U EP holding 4 new tracks from 4 of our artists! This time we deliver you exiting new material; from the female electropop by DIFFUZION, EBM pop by AYRIA, dark synth pop by TECHNOIR and dark electro pop by KANT KINO.
If you are not familiar with the concept: "4.4U" offers a bundle selection of 4 Alfa Matrix artists each presenting 1 new song. A concept where you decide which price you want to pay for this 4-track compilation available in multiple sound quality formats. This way, you clearly indicate how much you want to support the artists who reveal new songs before the release of their next album.
So far we released 3 of these EP's which you can download via our Bandcamp page: