Swiss Electro / EBM / Industrial band DEO CADAVER re-releases first (and only) album to stop illegal bootlegging.
DEO CADAVER was an electronic dance music duo (later trio) based in Geneva, Switzerland and active between 1987 and 1994. Daze Dasen (electronic drums, samplers & sequencers) and Marco Marchi (sequencers & vocals) met in high school in 1985 and played drums, bass, keyboards and vocals in several local Post-Punk / New Wave bands. In 1987, at the young age of 17, they decided to form an Electro / EBM / Industrial duo, following on the footsteps of local heroes The Young Gods and bands like D.A.F., Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Laibach and Einstürzende Neubauten.
Over the next few years, they gradually developed their own sound and epic theatrical live performances, played live and designed soundtracks for theatre and performance companies, toured across Switzerland and Europe, sometimes opening for their idols The Young Gods or Laibach, and released this unique CD album in 1991.
Joined in 1992 by second keyboardist T.V.O., they went on performing many live shows but only published a commercial K7 'DEO CADAVER live' in 1993 (which will also be released in digital format very soon) and in 1994 merged with several other pioneers of the Swiss Electronic music scene to form the experimental performance collective MXP, which continued until 1998.
Nowadays, Marco is a top IT specialist and quit making music in the 90s, but Daze has enjoyed a global career as Electro deejay and producer Plastique De Rêve, released records with many top labels of the genre (Gigolo, DFA, Turbo, Kitty Yo, Space Factory, etc.) and played in many clubs across the world. He is now also half of Future Disco duo NOO with Sami Liuski of Bangkok Impact and Putsch 79 fame, releasing several singles and a digital compilation album on Optimo Music over the last few years, and is also about to release the first album of his solo dark ambient / experimental side-project called "Ange Du Bizarre".
Poorly distributed at the time and only sold at concerts and in local record stores, DEO CADAVER's album has been praised in reviews as 'lesser-known but on par with the best of its genre' and has been long sought after by EBM fans and collectors before the age of internet. In 2016, after many years of having been already bootlegged by various illegal internet sites, DEO CADAVER's album was even illegally re-released via Bandcamp by people unknown to the band. After discovering this and having it removed, they decided to make this album available again, both physically (a few hundred copies of the sealed original CD remain) and as a digital album with a few additional bonus tracks that show some of the band's productions before and after the release of the CD in 1991.
If you like the old school EBM sound you should definately check them out!
Today, it’s exactly 40 years ago that renowned BBC DJ John Peel broadcast the second John Peel session by Siouxsie & The Banshees
Today, it’s exactly 40 years ago (23 February 1978) that renowned BBC DJ John Peel broadcast the second John Peel session recorded by Siouxsie & The Banshees on 6th February at the BBC studios in Maida Vale. At the time of broadcast all songs where previously unreleased. In fact, their very first release, the 7” Hong Kong Garden, was only released on 18th August that same year.
In 1989 these studio recordings were released by the Strange Fruit label.
The John Peel Sessions (The Second Session)
Hong Kong Garden
Today we have to bring you some very sad news … Ward De Prins, co-founder and one of the main driving forces behind our Peek-a-Boo Magazine, curator of the Black-Easter Festival, and so much more … is no longer with us.
His love for music and especially the more darkish alternative and out of the ordinary music was so intense, he dedicated most, if not all, of his free time to Peek-a-Boo Magazine. He always was ready to give his full support to bands, promoters, editors and writers who shared the same musical passion!
Ward's music preferences were quite eclectic, he loved Einstürzende Neubauten, Goethes Erben, Pink Floyd and Coil, to name a few … he was also very fond of vocal artists, classical music and opera…
But his real and all-time hero … was without doubt …David Bowie!
So we hope you are now united with your hero and can finally open and listen to your sealed copy of Black Star without too much sorrow.
Ward past away last Monday evening, on 12th February at his home in Antwerp, he was only 48.
Rest In Peace our dear friend! Things will never be the same again!
Vandaag moeten we helaas heel triest nieuws brengen...
Ward De Prins, mede-oprichter en één van de belangrijkste stuwende krachten achter Peek-A-Boo-Magazine, curator van het Black-Easter Festival, en nog veel meer... is niet meer onder ons.
Zijn liefde voor muziek, en vooral voor de iets donkere alternative en ongewone muziek was zo intens, dat hij het grootste deel van zijn vrije tijd besteedde aan Peek-a-Boo Magazine. Hij was ook altijd bereid om zijn volledige steun te geven aan bands, promotors, redacteuren en schrijvers die dezelfde muzikale passie deelden!
Ward zijn muziekvoorkeur was behoorlijk eclectisch, zo hield hij van Einstürzende Neubauten, Goethes Erben, Pink Floyed en Coil, om er maar een paar te noemen... Daarnaast was hij was ook gek van vocale artiest, klassieke muziek en opera...
Maar zijn echte en all-time held was zonder twijfel …David Bowie.
Ward overleed afgelopen maandagavond 12 februari in zijn huis in Antwerpen, hij was pas 48.
We hopen oprecht dat hij nu verenigd is met zijn held, en dat hij nu eindelijk zijn verzegelde exemplaar van Black Star mag openen en dat hij er nu wel, zonder al te veel verdriet, naar kan luisteren.
Rust in vrede beste vriend!! De dingen zullen nooit meer hetzelfde zijn zonder jou!
The three “Dance or Die” musicians Wagner, Falgalas and Chris L. continue their story with their new project “Darkness on Demand”. Enjoy their very first official video for the EP "City of the Dreamers" below!
In their traditional music development they combine old-school EBM with dancefloor-grooves and catchy melodies.
The first single “City of the Dreamers” is a modern Utopia, a vision of a better future of art and creativity that leads to a new hope opened to a better life….a life avoid of hate, war and corruption.
The EP contains 6 exclusive and unreleased non-album-tracks:
First of all the dancefloor-remix of the title track “City of the Dreamers” followed by a wonderful remix of the album track “Body Bleed” by Kunstwerk which describes a travel into an android future. In addition one will find four more unreleased tracks.
The debut album "Post Stone Age Technology" will be released on 23.02.2018.
DARKNESS ON DEMAND - – City of the Dreamers (EP) - Tracklist
01 City of the Dreamers (DoD Mix)
02 Body Bleed (Kunstwerk Remix)
03 Fracking all the Rules
04 The Fire is not out
05 We take Revenge
06 Wir stürmen heut das Parlament
07 City of the Dreamers (Album Version)
Today, exactly 15 years ago, American Industrial Metal band Ministry released Animositisomina!
Today, exactly 15 years ago, American Industrial Metal band Ministry released their eighth studio album Animositisomina (18.02.2003). It was the last Ministry album to feature Al Jourgensen’s longtime partner in crime and bass-player / composer / producer Paul Barker, ending the Luxa/Pan production era. Later, Jourgensen would reveal in an interview that this is one of his least-favourite Ministry albums saying “it was no fun to make” as he was forced to quit his heroin habits during the recording sessions.
The Light Pours Out Of Me