Swedish post punk/dark wave/indie rock masters THEN COMES SILENCE kick off their European tour in support of their brand new album, »Blood«, today in Hamburg, Germany.
See full list of dates below.
Founded in 2012 in Stockholm by singer and main songwriter Alex Svenson, THEN COMES SILENCE have released three albums since and gathered an ever-growing following within the international scene.
The album has been chosen as the album of the month by German SONIC SEDUCER and was widely praised among specialized press.
Also other musicians have fallen in love with the dark appeal of the group's intense music...
THE 69 EYES' singer Jyrki69 states: "I'm a fan. This is the most important dark rock band that has come out for two decades!"
Dani Filth of british dark/extreme metal legends CRADLE OF FILTH says: "Loving it! Reminds me of post punk bands like THE MISSION, GENERATION X, NEW MODEL ARMY, CHRISTIAN DEATH mixed with the last IN SOLITUDE album. Ace!"
»Blood« is now available in a lavish digibook and on either bloodred or black 180g vinyl.
01. The Dead Cry For No One
02. Flashing Pangs Of Love
03. Strange Kicks
04. My Bones
05. In Leash
06. Choose Your Poison
07. Good Friday
08. The Rest Will Follow
10. Warm Like Blood
Limited 1st Edition Bonus Track
12. Into Death Alone
THEN COMES SILENCE live:
15.11. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
16.11. D Bochum - Rockpalast
17.11. D Berlin - Slaughterhouse
18.11. D Würzburg - Labyrinth
20.11. CH Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame
21.11. D Frankfurt - Das Bett
22.11. B Oosterzele - Den Amb8
23.11. D Osnabrück - Bastard Club
24.11. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
25.11. D Bielefeld - Nr. z. P.
26.11. NL Rotterdam - Wavefest
THEN COMES SILENCE is:
Alex Svenson | vox, bass, synth
Seth Kapadia | guitars
Jens Karnstedt | guitars
Jonas Fransson | drums
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MORTIIS has reissued 'Ånden som Gjorde Opprør', 'Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent' and “Født til å Herske” (LP/CD/digital)
On 3rd November 2017 the albums "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" and "Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent" (1995) were reissued as LP and CD in collaboration with the German label Funeral Industries.
“Født til å Herske” is a US only release in co-operation with Foreign Sounds. The LP comes on 3 different vinyl colours: 200x Black, 200x Brown/Green Swirl and 100x “Born To Rule/Forest Green” vinyl.
All reissues have been remastered by Jules Seifert, in close collaboration with MORTIIS and exclusive new artwork was created by renowned French artist David Thierree, based on ideas by MORTIIS.
Ånden som Gjorde Opprør and Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent come on 3 different vinyl colours + 12" sized inserts, in limited editions:
Ånden som Gjorde Opprør: 200x Silver, 100x Purple, and 450x Black.
Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent: 200x gold, 100x Dark Green, 450x Black.
In conjunction with the reissues, MORTIIS is also making the original Keiser, Ånden and Født recordings available digitally. This marks the first time some that these releases have ever been legally available digitally.
MORTIIS teamed up with Plastic Head for the digital distribution of both original and remastered versions of all 3 albums.
Preorder the albums from the Mortiis Webstore:
You can also order from our Bandcamp store:
All orders from the Mortiis webstores above include a free download.
Preorder the Født til å Herske LP/CD from Foreign Sounds webstore:
The Dark Pop anthem “Black”, from the top-5-album “Leitbild” is the title track and starting point for Blutengel's brand-new mini-album, which also contains five new and previously unreleased songs from the Berlin-based group. “Black” is released as a CD and on limited vinyl.
It has become a sort of tradition that Blutengel always put out a second, companion-release of sorts, in the same year that they release an album. After the anthemic song “Black” quickly became a fan, and band, favourite on Blutengel's latest tour, Chris Pohl decided to build a mini-album, using it as a centrepiece. The title song is a gripping fusion of the classic Eighties-Gothic-feeling with the trademark Blutengel-sound and is pretty much everything that defines the group in a nutshell. The song is included in the album version and in 2 previously unreleased mixes. These are coupled with 5 new songs that effectively showcase the band's versatility. “Der Letzte Kampf” (=the final battle) and “Komm zu mir” (=come to me) are classic Blutengel-hit-material: catchy, enthralling and full of atmosphere. “Blood Rain” whips up some hard electronica mixed with cutting guitar riffs into a searing club track while the symphonic waltz “Seele” (=soul) is one of the darkest songs the band has recorded in recent history, a tune that wouldn't feel out of place in a victorian gothic flick. “There's No Place” tops off the album with a strong, minimal Electro-Pop-sound. Blutengel play out all their strengths here, while also trying out something new, which makes “Black” an ideal companion piece to the group's latest album “Leitbild”... but one that can also full well stand on its own two feet. Everything is black!
02. Komm zu mir!
03. There´s No Place
05. Blood Rain
06. Der letzte Kampf
07. Black (Alternative Mix)
08. Black (Trensity Mix)
As it's been awhile since we announced that the Out Of Line Weekender 2018 will be taking place from 3rd - 5th May in Berlin, we reckon that you have been eagerly awaiting the first wave of confirmed bands.
Well, we've already announced The Beat/Nick and a lot of you have been correctly guessing that we were trying to tell you that Combichrist will be playing next year's weekender event but that is not all by far... the other currently confirmed bands are Suicide Commando, Agonoize (exclusive set), Ost+Front, Dive, Solar Fake, Underviewer, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Icon Of Coil, Rabia Sorda, Accessory, Panzer AG, Tragedy Of Mine, Too Dead To Die and Lizard Pool. Hence, even at this early stage, the line up should already have something in store for everybody. And we are happy to tell you that there are a lot more high class acts in the pipeline, which we will be announcing in waves in the near future.
The popular Out Of Line mega-festival-merch booth will of course be back in 2018, as will be the traditional aftershow party events … and Dr. Satan's finger food corner will return to fill those hungry stomachs with nifty little meals. So pre-order your ticket and join the fun!
Berlin awaits you!!
BodyBeats Productions have released the full line-up of their International EBM Day event that will take place for the first time in Belgium on Saturday 24.2.2018 at the splendid venue De Casino (St.Niklaas, B).
As the name and non-coincidentally chosen date (24.2) already suggest, it is the intention to celebrate and honour the electronic music genre Electronic Body Music. "Do not expect headliners like Front 242, DAF or Nitzer Ebb, but rather a fine selection of the legacy in today's EBM scene, of these bands aforementioned" said BodyBeats.
After the announcement of their first two names PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE (D) & PANKOW (IT) only one month ago they have now finalised their International EBM day line-up with three more great E.B.M. performers.
JÄGER 90 (D), from high up in the North-East harbour city of Rostock, will be representing the German E.B.M. elite with their minimalistic but hard hitting no nonsense EBM. Undoubtedly and heavily inspired by the likes of Nitzer Ebb and D.A.F. these gentlemen have been taking stages with their Neue Körper tanz Musik! No time to breathe! Just Dance!
THE JUGGERNAUTS (B) will be taking the honour of representing the Belgian EBM offspring. Active since 2013 with their instant EBM club-hit Phoenix and currently touring intensively with their debuut album The Juggernauts Are Coming these EBM protagonists could not be missed on this high-day. They know how to fuse the minimal rhythm and bass driven structures of Electronic Body Music with a more aggressive and modern approach perfectly.
X-MOUTH SYNDROME (FR), cross-over EBM from Lille, North France, played BodyBeats Dark Demons Night in 2017 and delivered a great performance, receiving very good feedback from the attending audience. Their music is characterised by the meeting of various musical worlds such as EBM for powerful bass, synth pop for melodies and punk for energy and dynamic vocals. Reasons enough to be there on time.
24.2.2018 International EBM Day @ De Casino, St-Niklaas, B (Tickets & Info)
BodyBeats Productions heeft onlangs de volledige line-up van hun International EBM Day-evenement vrijgegeven dat op zaterdag 24.2.2018 voor het eerst zal plaatsvinden in de prachtige zaal van De Casino (St.Niklaas, B).
Zoals de naam en de niet-toevallig gekozen datum (24.2) al voorspellen, is het de bedoeling om het elektronische muziekgenre Electronic Body Music te vieren en eren. "Verwacht geen headliner zoals Front 242, DAF of Nitzer Ebb, maar eerder een fijne selectie van hun nalatenschap in de huidige EBM-scene," aldus BodyBeats.
Na de bekendmaking van de eerste twee namen PLASTIC NOISE EXPERIENCE (D) & PANKOW (IT) nog geen maand geleden, hebben ze nu de internationale EBM affiche vervolledigd met nog drie andere interessante EBM bands.
JÄGER 90 (D), uit de havenstad Rostock, vertegenwoordigt samen mer de eerder aangekondigde PNE, de Duitse EBM-elite met hun minimalistische maar beukende, no-nonsens EBM. Ongetwijfeld zwaar geïnspireerd door bands als Nitzer Ebb en D.A.F. nemen deze heren al geruime tijd podia in in en ver buiten Europa met hun Neue Körper Tanz Musik! Geen tijd om te ademen! Gewoon dansen!
DE JUGGERNAUTS (B) hebben de eer om de Belgische EBM-volgers te vertegenwoordigen. Actief sinds 2013 met hun instant EBM-club-hit Phoenix en momenteel intensief en wereldwijd tourend met hun debuutalbum The Juggernauts Are Coming mochten deze EBM-protagonisten op deze hoogdag niet ontbreken. The Juggernauts weten perfect hoe de minimalistische, ritme- en basgedreven structuren van Electronic Body Music te versmelten met een iets agressievere en moderne aanpak.
X-MOUTH SYNDROME (FR), cross-over/EBM van Lille, Noord-Frankrijk, heeft in 2017 al met succes op de Dark Demons Night gespeeld en wist een geweldige prestatie neer te zetten, één die door het aanwezige publiek zeer goed ontvangen werd. Hun muziek wordt gekenmerkt door het samensmelten van diverse muzikale stijlen zoals natuurlijk EBM voor krachtige bas, maar ook synthpop voor melodieën en punk voor energie en dynamische vocalen. Redenen genoeg op er op tijd te zijn op zaterdag 24 februari!