Belgium's DISKONNEKTED has always been about breaking boundaries. For the next little journey, Jan Dewulf was especially influenced by a modern drum and bass sound: the stuff from Hospital Records for example, or the explosive mix between drum & bass and electrorock by PENDULUM. Starting point was the track "Justify" from the current splendid and highly praised album "Hotel Existence" that became an explosive club track after its special treatment. Starting with raving drum & bass breaks, the track evolves into a heavy guitar driven crossover beast… Enjoy this exclusive new VIP mix!
Out now is the 4th "Matrix Revelations" magazine by our label Alfa Matrix. The magazine brings a series of interviews that are linked with recent and new releases on the label.
Included are brand new interviews with such bands as Helalyn Flowers, RECOIL, GLIS, Dunkelwerk, Lovelorn Dolls, Ayria, Junksista, Aesthetische, Implant, Cynical Existence, Freakangel, Technoir, Daniel B. Prothèse (Front 242), Kant Kino, Krystal System, Mentallo & The Fixer, I:scintilla, Mari Chrome, Diskonnekted, Siva Six, Metroland.
French combo Krystal System is now preparing a second video clip for its upcoming album "Rage".
You wanna be part of it ? Simply film yourself while dancing like mad on the track "I wanna be" (145bmp) , then share it via Dropbox, Yousendit... @ this address : email@example.com
Alternatively, you can upload your video on Youtube, Dailymotion... and e-mail the band.
Your footage will then be included in their video clip
- You can find the track "I wanna be (Red cross mix)" here : http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_11622188
or on the Alfa Matrix player (top of the main page) : http://www.alfa-matrix.com/
- Please, no longer than 1mn/footage (but you can send as many as you want with different choregraphies, clothes, backgrounds...)
- Resolution : the higher the better.
- Deadline is 28th February 2013.
Get your camcorders & cellphones ready, Krystal's waiting for you !
On February 8, I:Scintilla band members and Alfa Matrix representatives will choose 5 remixes to be the finalists of the contest.
Public voting will then take place February 9 through February 14.
The winning remix will appear on the band's upcoming "Marrow 2 EP". Also, the winning artist will receive the opportunity to have Brittany contribute vocals to one of their original songs. The winning artist will also receive the opportunity to have Jim contribute guitar and/or programming to one of their original songs.
The 5 finalists and winner will also receive a $35 credit at http://shop.iscintilla.com/ and several CDs (to be named later) from Alfa Matrix.
Thanks again for participating and happy remixing!
Out on February 22 via Alfa Matrix but available in pre-order already is the label debut album of the Swedish project Cynical Existence, "Come Out And Play". Behind this new harsh EBM project you'll find Fredrik Croona - founder and lead vocalist of the aggrotech/industrial act Project Rotten and former vocalist of dark electro/industrial act Menschdefekt.
Cynical Existence should please all fans of bands in the likes of [SITD], Suicide Commando, Grendel, Virtual Embrace, Agonoize etc.
The album will also be released as a limited deluxe carton box edition with a bonus CD featuring some exclusive tracks and collaborations as well as remixes by bands like C-Lekktor, Kant Kino, De_Tot_Cor, Project Rotten, Nolongerhuman, Mari Chrome, R.I.P., etc.
Check the promo trailer and stay tuned for more as we will have a track to offer for free download for you in the next days !
The Norwegian EBM hit machine Kant Kino (orders are taken here) strikes back with its second album "Father worked in industry" which was mixed and mastered by Leaether Strip's Claus Larsen.
The band is still faithful to the soul of its debut album (hence also the track "We Are Still Kant Kino" you'd say) but the duo also matured a lot its sound and songwriting. This approach resulted in addition of clear and vocoder vocals as well as some guest female vocalists, plus the injection of wider influences from techno/electro to even pop/rock in the song structures.
There are more ingredients that will please the public as they also reprised the classic "Warm Leaetherette" with Claus Larsen on vocals. If you saw Kant Kino live in Norway a year ago during the Xelebration Festival 2011 you already have heard the live version with Larsen on vocals.
The album itself is available in 2 physical formats: a normal CD and a deluxe carton box edition (which you can order here) with the exclusive 16-track bonus album "Now The Work Has Moved On". On that bonus album you'll remixes and remakes going from metal from Anders Odden (Satyricon, Apoptygma Berzerk, etc) and hard electronics from Gothminister, to hard hitting TBM by Elec This!, high-tech electro by Aesthetische or yet Dubstep from Essence of Mind. Also featured: a couple of reworks by Kant Kino themselves as well as new interpretations of Kant Kino songs with vocals from Leaether Strip and Sudeten Creshe.
Dunkelwerk's Losttrooper returns on the battlefield for the new "Operation: Duesterland" album, Dunkelwerk's 3rd conceptual full-length album celebrating once more the complex theme of 'Total Defeat' and making of this collection of songs one of the strongest anti-war albums this scene ever offered. If many bands have used war elements in their work, not many deal with this difficult theme wholeheartedly like Dunkelwerk can do it.
Note that the album also features rare original German war broadcast recordings next to propaganda samples and lyrics.
The album is available as a 11-track CD but also comes as a 3CD set (only available via the Alfa Matrix webstore). The limited deluxe carton box edition holds an exclusive bonus disc gathering some 10 unreleased old tracks from Dunkelwerk's archives between 1999 and 2004 plus the exclusive "Completorium vol.1" bonus disc.