The Belgian label Alfa Matrix announces a real "who is who in the current EBM scene" 4CD boxset (+ attached downloadcard) uniting no less than 112 artists bringing rare are exclusive tracks. The full tracklist can be viewed at the dedicated website www.alfa-matrix.com/ebm1. Expect material Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Portion Control, Covenant, Pouppee Fabrikk, Funker Vogt and so on and so on. 112 bands in total!
Titled "Electronic Body Matrix 1" this new compilation series runs across 4 CD's plus an exclusive download card giving you access to another 40 additional bands for a total music play more than 500 minutes. Promised are over 70% rare or previously unreleased tracks.
The set is marketed as a deluxe carton box with an extensive 28-page booklet with band pictures and credits designed by the American artist Greg Rolfes.
"Electronic Body Matrix 1" also marks Alfa Matrix's 10 years of existence. Says Seba Dolimont: "Through this set we are revisiting the roots of the old school 'Electronic Body Music' movement and bridging them together with the current electronic sound. The sampler pays homage to the various branches of the electronic music genre throughout the last decades, gathering pioneers, leading figures of today's scene, rising new talents and artists who deserve to be discovered. This is NOT simply a re-release of new wave EBM classics, but fresh new music!"
Recommended if you want to know how the current EBM scene is sounding today. The label presents the release in various packages, check here for more info.
Posted on 03 Nov 2010 by Jason
Aesthetic Perfection Give New Track Away For Free
As a thank you to all their friends and fans across the globe, Aesthetic Perfection are giving away their new single “The Devil’s in the Details” for FREE! Just visit their website http://www.aesthetic-perfection.net to get it.
If you havent already make sure you check out the great remix's in the media section while your on their site as well.
Posted on 23 Oct 2010 by Jason
Melt Track Given Away For Free
Melt, the newest project by Sebastian Komor (Icon Of Coil, Zombie Girl, Komor Kommando) have decided to release a track for free.
With a more Industrial Metal edge to them then Seb's other bands, Melt are due to release their debut album, "Emissions Of Hypocrisy", on Metropolis Records in Febuary 2011. Being unable to find a place for it on the album, the band have decided to release "Broken Qiockmaster" as a free download as a sign of what to expect on the upcoming release.
Alfa Matrix has announced last night that the Greek electro formation Siva Six joined the label. The label announces "a very strong, powerful, bombastic and orchestral new studio album" for 2011. The album, titled "The Twin Moons", will be the band's 3rd so far.
Siva Six started in 1997 as a trio under the name Wintermute. In 1998, they contributed - still under the name Wintermute - a cover version of "Pornography" to the compilation "A Tribute To The Cure". 2 demo cds would follow under the Wintermute name. After the band got reduced to a duo the name changed to Siva Six. Picked up by the Italian label Decadance Records in 2005, Siva Six released their debut "Rise New Flesh" followed by "Black Will" in November of 2006. The band is now preparing their 3rd release which will be released on Alfa Matrix ( www.alfa-matrix.com ).
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by Jason
Alfa Matrix presents: HALO IN REVERSE - "Trials and Tribulations" CD/2CD
The new Nine Inch Nails? We wouldn't go that far although various press people were at first confused when they received an anonymous download featuring "Trials and tribulations", the debut album of HALO IN REVERSE. Yes we were quite charmed by the very positive feedback from this anonymous test download. Sure thing is that this release reflects what we liked the most in Reznors best releases: vivid song structures, raw yet very controlled vocals and violent industrial guitars.
It would be too easy describing the one-man American band (aka Joshua Steffen) HALO IN REVERSE as a NIN clone because Joshua goes way further inserting his personal studio excellence and fighting his very own demons. This is the album that made us hesitate: do we face the easy and gratuitious remarks that HALO IN REVERSE is just a copy or do we push the band because of its intrinsique and excellent songwriting 'despite' the resemblance? We choose to go for the songwriting which is just exemplary!
HALO IN REVERSE not only shows perfect skillmanship but also true emotions transcending the cheap copy that you find all too much in the industrial scene. We defy you to uncover this jewel!
"Trials and Tribulations" comes as a CD and 2CD boxset with a bonus disc including 5 exclusive bonus songs, plus 11 alternative versions and remixes from other artists.
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by Jason
Alfa Matrix releases Razorfade's 'Liberation' EP as download on iTunes
The 6-track EP "Liberation" from Razorfade has finally made it to iTunes. Blending influences from the alternative 1980's new wave movement with current electro sounds, Razorfade is reinterpreting alternative electronic music for those with a darker side. Featuring ex-members of Suspiria and Ikon, Razorfade reveals a dark electronic sound approach whilst still incorporating atmospheric guitar and vocals reminiscent of the pair's previous projects. Expect sombre, catchy and danceable anthems that share similarities with bands like VNV Nation, Clan of Xymox or yet Assemblage 23.
Razorfade's Mark Tansley is best known as the creative brain behind legendary underground band Suspiria and the later side project Intravenus. Spending his time between the UK and Australia, Mark Tansley has paired up with vocalist Clifford Ennis to create Razorfade. Best known as the singer for successful 1990's Australian bands Subterfuge and Jerusalem Syndrome, Clifford Ennis is also the former guitarist for internationally acclaimed band Ikon. Between them, Mark Tansley and Clifford Ennis have toured extensively, having performed at some of Europe’s largest alternative music festivals, as well as playing at hundreds of venues across Europe, the USA and Australia.
Since forming in 2008, Razorfade have released the highly praised 6 track "Liberation" EP (check our review), and are currently mixing their forthcoming debut album, to be released on Alfa Matrix.
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Jason
Industrial rockers Lahannya put on their own festival
Defiance Festival: 14 November 2010 Asylum, Birmingham
Sick and tired of music industry conventions and politics, industrial rockers Lahannya defiantly put on their own festival with a selection of their favourite underground rock and metal bands. Line-up and more information can be found at www.lahannya.com/defiancefestival
Line-up: Lahannya, Exoterik, Pythia, Dyonisis, Esoterica plus one more tbc
Free Freakangel track from 'The faults of humanity' album for download
Alfa Matrix has made a track available for free download from their most recent signing, Freakangel. "Gods Blind Game" is taken from their debut album "The Faults of Humanity" which was mixed and engineered in Germany in the renown X-Fusion Music Prod. Studio. The Estonia based act brings a mixture of aggrotech, industrial and dark electro with a touch of alternative music. Below is the free download.
The album has been released in 4 formats. A regular CD, a deluxe carton box edition with the exclusive 13-track bonus remix album "Humanity by de-fault" (featuring the remix work of artists like Psy'Aviah, C-Lekktor, Shiv-r, Kant Kino, Centhron, etc.), a Japanese deluxe 2CD pack with an extra 11 exclusive and previously unreleased remixes and finally also as a download via iTunes and eMusic.