30 mars 2014

Lithos Sarcophagos - The Circle

Lithos Sarcophagos is a one man project by Daniel Dante. He is a member of the swedish Gothic Rock band Madness of the Night and an ex member of Soulgrinder.

Lithos Sarcophagos started 2013 with the idea to make something more dark, traditional Gothic Rock with a blend of Black/Doom Metal. 26 of Januari 2014 there was the first release, the ep Myself - MMXIV. It include four track done from scratch by DIY (do it yourself) idea.

The ep Myself - MMXIV can be found at bandcamp, free streaming:

If you want to hear more from Daniel Dante´s other project, then check out Madness of the Night.

or Soulgrinder

Lithos Sarcophagos at Facebook

27 mars 2014

Still Patient? - Impact (Gothic Rock 2014)

STILL PATIENT? is a Gothic Rock | Dark Rock Band from Germany
Still Patient? was formed in the beginning of 1988 by lead singer Andy Koa and guitarist Th.Kraniny. Their joint love of gothic rock bands such as The Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim and The Mission influenced their first steps in music. For a short time bassist Matthias Wolf was also part of the band. In 1990 guitarist Christian Ogrinz joined the band and some of the songs which appeared on their initial demo tape and later on their first album were written. From the beginning the band choose to use a drum machine rather than a live drummer.

Later that year Christian parted company with the band to concentrate on his own projects and M*Beck took over his guitar duties. Hedge Kaluza also joined the ranks on keyboards and Still Patient? played their first live shows (with Deine Lakaien and Das Ich). After a few more live dates were under their belts the band compiled their first demo tape.

In 1992 they signed to Hyperium and the first album "Salamand" was released. This was followed up in 1994 by the second album "Cataclysm" which was also on Hyperium. The band then decided that this was to be the final release for the label.

In 1996 Alice in... signed Still Patient? and published the limited Chameleon EP, however the proposed new studio album never got further than the demo tape stage. The recorded material did eventually see the light of day on the "Nightmare Arrival" album which mainly consisted of some home recordings and exclusive material. The album featured the track "Shadow of the Empire" which was used on the soundtrack of the computer game Battle Isle III - Shadow of the Emperor by Blue Byte. A specially produced video can also be found here.

In the following years Still Patient? appeared on numerous European festivals such as the Wave Gotik Treffen (1996 and 1999), the Sacrosanct Festival in London (1996 and 1997). They toured in Germany with Soul in Isolation and The Tors of Dartmoor and also played some festivals in Italy (Genoa and Rome).

In 1998 Still Patient? started work on their final studio album "Demondive". At this point bassist AX of Minus Men joined the band.

"Demondive" was released in June 1999 by Schwarzrock. The band again played at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig before their last live performance at the end of 1999 on a festival lineup which included Crematory and Saxon among others.

Shortly after that Still Patient? disbanded due to the members different musical expectations. Andy Koa formed the bands Anodyne-29 and Burnsafe, Hedge Kaluza started the project Datasushi and M*Beck joined Boiling Blood. Hedge Kaluza and M*Beck were also guest musicians in the Surround Pop Movie Polyradah by the German electro-band No Comment. This was released on DVD and CD by Echozone/Sony BMG in 2008. They enriched the wavy Enyradah, Floor 122 and the club hit Silver Skulls with the atmosphere of the old Still Patient?

2012 M*Beck, Hedge Kaluza and Andy Koa decided to work on a reunion.

2013 Still Patient? starts with three new Members and rerecorded their Track MASCARA OSIRIS from 1992. A handful of new Songs are written and the Band prepares to be back on stage.

Just before their first appearance on Stage after 14 years, long term member Hedge Kaluza decided to leave the band due lack of time. Jörg, who joined the Band at their reunion as the first time real Drummer in the band history, also left the band.

In Autumn 2013 Still Patient? recorded a 5-Track EP at the Kohlekeller Studio in Germany, wich contains 4 brand new Songs and 1 Song from their first release SALAMAND from 1992.
The EP "Selective Perception" will be released early 2014.


Interview with Still Patient? by Gothtune for Onairtunes.

We have asked the band Still Patient? for permission to upload this video.

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24 mars 2014

Gothtune Podcast #23

01 - Gothtune - Jingle
02 - Contre Jour - Paris 2052
03 - Katabazija - Rebro
04 - Lithos Sarcophagos - Strangers
05 - The Exploding Boy - Scared to Death
06 - Still Patient? - Impact
07 - Disjecta Membra - Death by Discotheque
08 - Astari Nite - Contentment
09 - Reptyle - What´s in a Moment
10 - Exponentita - Prisoner of the Painting
11 - Sounds Like Winter - The Dark
12 - Double Echo - Life Inside
13 - NO FLOWERS - Death Will Bring Us Together
14 - Masses - Blind
15 - Somnambulist Red - In a lonely place

8 mars 2014

7 mars 2014

Katabazija - Rebro (Gothic Rock Serbia)

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..


official web http://www.katabazija.com/
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official web http://www.miner.rs/

Check out an interview we made with Katabazija, at Onairtunes.com

4 mars 2014

Vanity - Sleeping Tears (Pagans Pt. I)

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 mars 2014

Ascetic – Self Initiation

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.