8 mar 2014
7 mar 2014
Beyond heaven and divine coexistence, unique view ,
unusual circled issue true the basically dark way,
unconditional by today tendencies that everything
has to be by the established taste. madness of thoughts,
unlikeness of minimalistic machine and totally decaying
irrational state of spirit, poetry of hedonism, bunt of
collapse where the shape is unrecognizable because it's way
ahead of this time... Catacombed by midnight cream,
wisely deep, even magnificent disgusting and beautiful.
Like a bud and petaled flower. With glowing eyes,
manages to establish threshhold of absolute freedom by the
new dark chapter. Absurd and disharmony. At the end of
the experimental way discovers the trail and within,
wave of immortal, roar of silent nook of infinite derangement
and seduce of him who remain silent..
VICTORY HAVE NO SENSE!
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4 mar 2014
A Church Independent Production
Directed by Giovanni Aloi (TheSponk Studios)
Written by N
Cinematographer & a.d : Andrea Barone
Lighting & grip : Niccolò Corradini
Producer : Marco Putignano
Vfx: Marco Miraglia
Vanity is a name which could suggest a formal and superficial approach rather then real substance. It's a conscious contradiction indeed, 'cause the impact of their sound is deep, bearing the charm of everything that is esoteric and obscure.
Vanity interpret the classic dichotomy between form and substance, suspended between grace and disgrace.
Altough based in Tuscany (Italy), members of Vanity come from different countries and cultures.
N, the singer, was born in Gaza (Palestine); the bass player F. is helvetic, and the country's severe and austere character it's reflected in the way he plays.
F and T -- respectively guitar and drums -- they used to live for a long time away from the blunders of modernity, in a small village on the Tuscan hills.
Vanity's debut album "Occult You" was recorded in complete isolation between December 2011 and February 2012, with help from producer Lorenzo Montanà (Tying Tiffany, TTL).
The album was released in Italy first early 2013, then in summer it got distribution in Europe by Rough Trade, with local promotion, getting enthusiast feedbacks in Germany, Austria, Benelux and even from Russia and Baltics.
It can be said that Vanity are a rock band, mainly 'cause they write songs indeed, with a retro vibe and post-modernist attitude.
It's not wave, it's not metal, it's not indie, but possibly all these things together, developed through the style, the imagination and the sensibility of the band.
The voice, the afterlife choirs and the guitars, sometimes distant and muffled and sometimes brazen, are the distinctive elements that characterize the sound of Vanity.
Vanity's sound is utterly fillled by a ruthless romance, by extreme melodies and by a crude and dark melodrama.
There's definitely something that, instinctively and without compromises, repels or attracts
The album and the lyrics are featured from a never published novel of N, "Occult You", which became the album title.
A private tragedy and drama that blends not only love (the central theme of the album), but also loneliness, anguish, the inevitability of fate and incommunicability.
A frontman from Palestine, bassist from Switzerland, Guitarist and Drummer from Italy. The sound of VANITY is a thrilling and romantic mix of genres including shoegaze, indie, psych and post-punk.
"Occult You" is the band's debut album, released across Europe in May 2013 via Rough Trade/Church Independent.
It was hailed by the critics and the press as one of the most interesting and international italian album of the year.
Another important aspect are the music videos produced by the band, an integral part of their imaginary, hosted, among other by NME, Rolling Stone and Tape.tv, as well as the publication in the major European webzine.
1 mar 2014
Ascetic is from Melbourne, Australia. But on their Facebook page they say their current location is Berlin. However, their album Self Initiation was released 4th of March 2013 by OSCL Records.
Ascetic describe themselves as Bloom gloom, or this is what they write inside their biography “Drawn from a collective obsession with fringe philosophy and post-new-age consciousness, Self Initiation evokes the moods & spaces of 4AD’s early roster (Swans, Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins), with a nod to contemporaries The Soft Moon, Factory Floor & Portishead’s ‘Third’.”
For me this feels very much 80´s and I think their sound reminds very much of Joy Division, sometimes early The Cure. Self Initiation is a record that growing for each time I have listen to it, and I have now played it for more than 20 times in my car and at my home. Their songs got a high standard from the beginning til the end, the sound is like I said, very 80´s, gloomy and foggy sound-stage. They got kind of lay back attitude in which they succeeded with. I think this record somehow reminds of Night Sins, but Night Sins played a more traditional Gothic Rock and Ascetic is more into Post-Punk. Both of those two band went last year back to the roots to archive it for today’s generation. I give it a big recommendation, check them out.
This review can be found at Dark Reviews.
28 feb 2014
Video directed by Johan Edlund & Ioanna Lampropoulou
Track taken from the album "Four" (2013)
Drakkar Entertainment GmbH / Ad Inexplorata 2013
Johan - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Stefan - Vocals/Electric Guitar
Les - Lead Guitar
Nick - Keyboards
26 feb 2014
Astari Nite is a band with a collage of New Wave, Darkwave, and Indie sounds from Miami FL.
Formed in 2008, the group consists of Mychael Ghost (lead vocals), Illia Tulloch (Drums), Michael Setton (Guitar), and M. Sallons (Bass).
Astari Nite has headlined numerous shows, as well as opened up for many national acts such as ColdCave, Stars, Assemblage 23, Modern English, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Apoptygma Berzerk and Surfer Blood among many others.
Since forming they have put out three releases; their self titled Astari Nite (2010), Requiem Mass (2011) and their latest release Stereo Waltz featuring the singles Pyramids and I.O. 1987. Both of which can be downloaded at officialastarinite.bandcamp.com.
25 feb 2014
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Biography - The Asgarda
At first glance Madness Of The Night may appear as just another Gothrock/Metal Duo. Here Guitarist Daniel Dante as the creative head, there singer Abir Blackshadow -- so far, so normal! But on closer inspection one can see two culturally different people who nonetheless - or just because of that -- complement each other perfectly.
Daniel from Sweden, deeply rooted in 80s Metal met Abir from Beirut, Lebanon, through the Internet. Their shared love for Gothic and Darkwave Bands such as Sisters Of Mercy, Dead Can Dance or The Cult eventually led to forming Madness Of The Night in 2011."The Asgarda", their debut album, goes way beyond being the satisfying musical offspring of their collaboration. It is also the intimate soundtrack of singer Abir holding on in times of hostilities and oppression. The attempt of leading the self-confident life of a woman within the confined space of an arabian metropolis. A city that on the outside seems modern und open-minded but underneath its surface still shows a constrictive and repressive face, especially towards women."The Asgarada" represents and reveals all these pent-up emotions and suppressed aggressions in a very intense way. This musical expression of pain, helplessness and the rage evoked by intolerance and acts of violence grabs the listener instantly - simply because of it's authentic nature. Nowadays Abir and Daniel are married with two children and live in Sweden, far away from big city madness.
Andy Horn (Mortal Love, Darkseed, Edenbridge) created the album's tight and oomphy sound. It's easy to tell with each note and every beat how much he enjoyed the entire mixing process, harking back to the diverse stylistic devices of the hey-days of Gothrock - the 80s.