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‘Heaerts Combine’ Album Released to Aid Industrial Legend, Leæther Strip

The industrial scene is connecting talents and combining hearts on a series of benefit events and this release. Heaerts Combine: an international compilation of 25 bands representing EBM in all its varieties. An initiative of Tom Shear (Assemblage 23) and Michelle Molitor (longtime associate), the goal for these worldwide events and Heaerts Combine is to raise money for living and medical expenses for industrial/EBM legend Claus Larsen (Leaether StripKlutaeAm TierparkMirland/Larsenthe Stricken) and his husband Kurt Grünewald Hansen, who unfortunately is very sick, making it difficult for the couple to earn their living through touring. All proceeds from the sale of this benefit the couple directly, and all of the bands included have donated their time and talent to the cause.

Claus Larsen and Kurt Grünewald Hansen have been a long time friends of myself and everyone in the electronic music scene.

Claus’ 30 year body of work has helped shape an entire generation of electronic musicians. Being a friend and a bandmate, I believe this compilation shows my love for Claus and Kurt is shared by countless fellow artists and fans. There were so many volunteers for this compilation that unfortunately time constraints couldn’t allow us to include all of them. We are all very thankful for everything that Claus and Kurt have given the electronic music scene and this is our way of giving back.” – John R Mirland

Based on an original idea by Jonathan Kaplan (For All The Emptiness) tracks were compiled by John R. Mirland (LÆBEL, Am Tierpark, Mirland/Larsen, Mirland) and Troy Hilton (DSOL Productions) with artwork arranged by Jonathan Kaplan and mastering provided by Sebastian Komor(Komor Commando).

The compilations impressive track list includes names such as Die Krupps, Psyche feat. Dirk Ivens, SKOLD, Mortiis and many more. All were asked to deliver an exclusive track making this compilation a must for collectors.

All profits go directly to Claus Larsen and Kurt Grünewald Hansen.

Track List:
1. Leaether Strip – A Man A Life A Legacy (Tribute To David Bowie)
2. SKOLD – White as Chalk
3. Ego Likeness – New Legion (Leæther Strip Remix)
4. For All The Emptiness – Texting on the dancefloor (Jonny Mcgovern cover featuring The Gothsicles)
5. Mirland – Headshot
6. Decoded Feedback – I Am The One
7. Caustic – Beating Off a Dead Horse
8. VV303 – Micro Species
9. Orpin Own – Brain Teaser
10. N3VOA – Absolution
11. Glass Apple Bonzai – In the Dark (Ave Satania!)
12. Digital Factor – Falling Angels
13. 7th Victim – Don’t Go Outside and Never Talk to Anybody
14. Stoneburner – Glassblower
15. Forma Tadre – Here we are again!
16. Wiccid – Tomorrow Without Fear (Wiccid Remix)
17. ManMindMachine – Kontakt (Negant Remix)
18. Mona Mur & En Esch – Candy Cane (DeKonstruKted Remix) by B-Audio
19. 11Grams – Immortal (Hexadiode Remix)
20. Ludovico Technique – Absence (FlammPunkt Remix)
21. Psyche ft. Dirk Ivens – Ghostrider (Live Improvisation)
22. Die Krupps – Fatherland (Live)
23. Dawn of Ashes – Mark Of The Beast
24. Birmingham 6 – Who Do You Love? (For Claus & Kurt)
25. Mortiis – Perfectly Defect (Ultrastate Remix)

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Frozen Nation Releases Dark Synth-Pop, Debut LP, ‘Dark Belgian Disco’

Belgian based, dark synth-pop act Frozen Nation has released their debut LP, Dark Belgian Disco via Sub-Continental Music. What they describe as a “hazardous crossover between darkwave, goth, EDM and disco music,” Dark Belgian Disco has a nostalgic New Wave sensibility infused with energetic dance beats, brooding vocals, and crisp, modern production that will appeal to fans across the genre spectrum.

D&D produced catchy melodies with a driving disco beat à la Chic, while Moss choses somber lyrics and dark crooning; it’s a funny fight between them, but these contradictions have contributed to create our unique style: Dark Belgian Disco. – Frozen Nation

Track List:
1) Give Me The Perfect Song
2) Dark Belgian Disco
3) Alone in Berlin
4) Une Rose, Un Roi, Un Cœur
5) I Failed For You
6) The Last Fight Of Hector
7) Gengis Khan (Leave Right Now)
8) The Cry
9) Come On To The Ride
10) Do You Like The New Gods?

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The members of Frozen Nation are D&DMoss, and Elvis. They met at Spector Studio in Brussels during a very harsh winter. Sharing a common passion for new-wave and post-punk bands they started to make songs together and soon released their first track, “I Failed For You“.

Elvis is a modular synthesizer built during the 70s by an unknown genius for the band Jethro Tull, when D&D found him during a live tour in France, he was in poor health, they repaired him and gave him back his lost fame, and then they built new modules around him.

Before settling in Brussels D&D have worked in Paris with many projects such as TTCHoldenDJ Cam, making music for JC De CastelbajacChanel, etc. They master all the production stages from building their own equipment to playing, recording and mixing music. They love Disco and Dance music and write catchy pop songs.

Moss is from the legendary Brussels’ district “Les Marolles”, he’s tall and introverted, he has spent few years in Scotland during studies, he always tries to sing the catchy melodies in a dark way and writes somber lyrics, it’s a funny fight with D&D, but these contradictions have contributed to create the style : the Dark Belgian Disco.

Their debut album, Dark Belgian Disco was produced, recorded and mixed by D&D at Spector Studio in Brussels for the label Sub-Continental.

D&D performed real drums, bass, guitar, sequences with Elvis modular synthesizer, MPC 60, Drumtracks, Prophet VS, Roland sh09, cowbell, rototoms, Oberheim M1000, Ensoniq Esq1, as well as providing backing vocals.

Some fellow musicians from bands working in Spector Studio were invited to sing : El Draner from the band Joseph on back-up, Mandales who provide peplum style backing vocals and animal noises, and Astrid B. & Sabrina also provided lead and back-up vocals.

The album Dark Belgian Disco is influenced by CovenantAnd OneDepeche ModeChicMoroderDead or AliveRoxy MusicDavid BowieKraftwerkNew OrderJoy DivisionKilling JokeThe Psychedelic FursAlphavilleBauhausWolfsheimHeaven 17John Foxx

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LaRissa Vienna and the Strange Releases Official Music Video for “Haunted,” Off of Upcoming ‘Neptune VII’

Denver, CO based Alternative Rock Band LaRissa Vienna and the Strange has revealed the Official Music Video for their single, “Haunted,” off of their upcoming, debut LP Neptune VII, due out September 1st. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Haunted” was directed by Daniel Rachlitz and Demi Dehererra.

“I wrote Haunted” about the guilt of missing someone from your past. It is a song about the shame of desiring things you can’t have. For the music video, each band member has a storyline of what “haunts” them, whether it be relationships, alcohol abuse, or mental illness. Everyone has that one thing that haunts them, and in the music video, we wear it on our sleeves.” -LaRissa Vienna

Track List:
01. Same Devil, Different Ways
02. Like a Child
03. Rewind
04. California Man
05. Craving Chaos
06. Haunted
07. Labyrinth
08. The Chemistry
09. Limes
10. Surrender

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Influenced by David BowieMarilyn Manson and Shirley Temple (with a tattoo on her shoulder to match), LaRissa Vienna is a force to be reckoned with. Her somber, ghostly rock tunes will entrance you and run chills down your spine while the melodic, story-telling guitar mixe perfectly with the melancholy tones of her voice and the bass stays loyal to the hard-hitting drums.

Despite the soothing rock tones, LaRissa Vienna’s live show is nothing short of electric; despite standing only 4 feet 11 inches tall, her fiery energy demands the attention of every soul in the audience.

Starting out as a solo artist in 2008, LaRissa Vienna made her mark on the Denver music scene by writing and producing her own music, which she dubs “spooky rock.” Coming off of the local success of her 2015 and 2016 EPs, Strange Siren and Make the Pain Pretty respectively, and having had accumulated over 100,000 views on her “Underwater” music video within just a month of its release, Vienna is set to release her debut album, entitled Neptune VII” in September 2017.

There’s a definite camaraderie on the project, which finds her further honing her craft and establishing herself as a versatile artist within the rock realm, navigating the genre with grace and authority. Centering at its core around reconnecting with your inner child, the album’s lyrical content tackles the subject of facing the inevitable changes that come with growing older. Never shying away from autobiographical honesty, what results is arguably Vienna’s most personal project to date, embracing change and heartbreak as a natural course of life.

“The Strange” is Nick Workman – the lead guitarist with wild hair who has experience in every style. Aaron Mendoza on bass, influenced by The Cure and Coheed and Cambria, has experience in experimental bands and plays perfectly with the compelling drum styles of Luke Wolff. The classically-trained violinist Vanity Welch adds a perfect unique touch to the band.

LaRissa Vienna and the Strange intend to inspire and influence fans to be creative and express themselves by leading by example.

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SAVANT Returns to Lead Charting Position with Surprising New Album, ‘Jester’

Enigmatic electronic music scene iconoclast SAVANT is back in his chart topping element with the release of his hotly anticipated new album, Jester. Hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic Albums, Jester showcases that Savant’s 2 year hiatus only polished his incredible creative energy.

Surprise! The enigmatic electronic powerhouse known as Savant lives to fuck with us, and his newest album is sneaking in like none other! Have a slice of cake and revel in the party!Paste

JESTER Track List:
Once Upon A Time
Villain
Jester
Bubbles
Rex
Legend
Ritual
Cake
Surprise
Fantastique
Tricks
Horde
Sweet
The End

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“I believe people want listening music – even on the dancefloor!”

Aleksander Vinter, the Norwegian artist who in the last 7 years has released over 20 recordings under different project titles like Savant, Vinter In Hollywood, and Blanco to name a few, is best known dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole enigma. With releases as diverse as they are experimental, that reputation has remained constant and well earned throughout a madly prolific career spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums.

On the one hand, Savant deploys the kind of speaker-shredding bangers that have made him one of dance music’s most popular rising stars: his dynamic live set drives crowds at mega-festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival into abandon, yet Savant refuses to conform to EDM genre demarcations – or any, for that matter.

“‘Electronic Dance Music’ is the most generic term, which doesn’t apply to what I do,” Vinter explains of the sound he’s dubbed “complextro.” “It’s all about putting everything into one pot of musical ether. I don’t have a rigid formula; my music manages to be comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. I like breaking rules – that’s where new stuff emerges.” Indeed, this is not your grandmother’s moombahton: 8-bit videogame soundtracks, trap, disco, house, electro, classical, ‘90s big-beat electronica – even ‘70s glam rock and ‘80s new wave finds its way into his sonic odysseys. “I like how a group like Queen is very theatrical and harmonized,” Vinter says. “That epic feeling, plus the style of David Bowie, and the spunk of Prince – that’s what I’m going for, but via dance music.

His fan base is as religious as his music is diverse. His live act is a live interactive set of music of his own creation, peppered with favorites, that never repeats from show to show. Each show it truly unique but tied together by his tendency to share his newest music with his fans. Savant wants to create the same feelings that early DJ’s would evoke on their dance floors, that feeling of discovery and seeding the question, “WHAT SONG WAS THAT!? I NEED TO HAVE IT.”

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lovelesslust Release Their New Video Covering David Bowie’s Song Fashion

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Los Angeles, CA Art-Rock/Industrial artists lovelesslust have released the video for their cover of David Bowie’s hit song Fashion.

One year ago today Rock music legend David Bowie passed away. To help celebrate his life and legacy, lovelesslust decided to cover Fashion as a tribute to an artist that inspired them and many others.

There are few voices that seem to scream the truth as loudly and provocatively as David Bowie. I’ve loved his music forever and his death felt personal. I wanted to honor the inimitable Dead Man Walking one year after his passing, my tribute to the Blackstar from this little spider from Mars, where yes, David, there is life.
Fashion was, for me, the song that opened the floodgates to the expansive and fantastic world of Bowie.
We all miss you, David Bowie.-Johnathan Cooper Composer/Performer

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LA-based lovelesslust (composer/performer Johnathan Cooper, guitarist/bassist Dana Wells, and drummer Anders LaSource) bridges the gap between rock band and art piece; their darkly aggressive industrial sound coalesces with an electrifying stage presence, sinister original art that flanks the stage, and a black and white visual motif that unites the musicians themselves with their art.

lovelesslust has performed at renowned venues such as Bar Sinister, House of Blues – Main Stage, and The Viper Room, and toured across the southwestern United States, which culminated in a performance to a packed house in Austin during SXSW.

In August 2016 they released their album THE CAR CRASH THAT ENDED HER LIFE CAME AS NO SURPRISE, which was produced by Cooper and mixed by Amir Derakh (Julien-K, Orgy), incorporates the band’s live energy, vocal harmonies, and lush strings into their synth-heavy sound. An early version of album’s first single, the anthemic crowd-favorite “AntiYouth”, was remixed by the legendary Chris Corner (IAMX, Sneaker Pimps).