As Freakangel begins slowly to introduce their third record, we feel our fans should know that fr0zen has stepped down as our live keyboardist. We are grateful for his contribution to the band. Also we would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and we are looking forward to playing for you again soon.
12.04.13 Club Nova Chemlnice / Prague, CZ
13.04.13 Dark Munich Festival / Munchen, DE
25.05.13 Club Rockstars / Tallinn, EST
Available now is the brand new video for Cynical Existence. "I'm Broken" was produced by Ronnell Elkins and David S. Foulk for Arris Productions. The track was taken from Cynical Existence's debut album "Come out and play" which is out now via iTunes, Amazon USA, Amazon UK and Amazon DE. If you prefer CDs, there's a CD and 2CD box available in the Alfa Matrix webshop.
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 Ç 15,- (+ P&P). The large one is 30x30cm and is available for Ç 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.