NEW BREED – Break The Silence

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After a few years of silence New Breed return with the aptly named album Break The Silence. The band features Kristian from Elusive and Bjarte from The River Knows.

The album opens with the title track Break The Silencea driving fist of melancholy that will kick the doors down into your subconscious. Addictive musical opiate. Love it!
City Of Sin – The vocals on this remind me of classic Wayne Hussey circa Gods Own medicine with additional vocals from JK (Elusive). Has an epic western feel. Love the throbbing bass.Great!
Outside – Reminds me of a bit Tiamat when they flirted with Gothic Rock.This would be one hell of a live track due the searing guitar hooks. Nice!
Fragile – a delicatly dark rock duet.
Neurotica is full on Gothic Rock to have you jumping around on the dancefloor. Love it!
Memories – Has a classic 80’s stadium alternative rock feel. Nice!
Ghost – Another fine slice of Gothic rock!
Rain – Rocktastic to wash the pain away!
I wonder which venue the guys will be playing at the WGT 2017?

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Get your copy from
https://newbreednorway.bandcamp.com

Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms, York Sat 3rd Sept 2016

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Algir Tognatale – WARDRUNA
Hagia Sophia – IRFAN
Eschatos And Hedone -The Killing Of Ataraxia – ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
She Said Destroy – DEATH IN JUNE
Impurity – NEW MODEL ARMY
Waiting For The Fall – THE KVB
All That I Wanted – BELFEGORE
Condemnation (remix) – IKON
Never & Always (single mix) – THE THREE JOHNS
Slow Down – BALAAM & THE ANGEL
Temple Of Love (1992) – SISTERS OF MERCY

DJ Bastastrophe

THE CREATURES – Godzilla
THE GOLDEN APES – Verity
CRUCIFIX NOCTURNAL CHRISTIANS – Arabs Eyes
IN MITRA MEDUSA INRI – Deep Inside
ALICE IN VIDEOLAND – MF
VIRGINS O.R PIGEONS – Let Them Die
COLONY 5 – Knives
CHRISTINE PLAYS VIOLA – Nefarious
THE CRUXSHADOWS – Sophia *R
SUICIDE COMMANDO – Hellraiser
KILLING MIRANDA -Discotheque Necronomicon
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA – Hunters
RAMMSTEIN – Weidmanns Heil

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I Am The Virus – KILLING JOKE *R
Sanctuary(long version) – THE CULT
Just Like Heaven – THE CURE
Locomotive Age – THE WAKE
Behind The Wheel – SUSPIRIA
The Cabinet – EGOAMP
Leitbild – FEINDFLUG
Feel(noisufx) – PROJECT PITCHFORK
Christfu*k – WUMPSCUT
Papillon – EDITORS
Year Zero (Sacre Nom De Satan) – GHOST B.C
Ich Bin Ein Ausländer –POP WILL EAT ITSELF
Love Will Tear Us Apart – JOY DIVISION
Away – THE BOLSHOI
Swamp Thing – THE CHAMELEONS
Love Like Blood (version) – KILLING JOKE
Wasteland – THE MISSION

DJ War

Die Life – THE SOFT MOON
SHE PAST AWAY – Kasvetli Kutlama
Call The Ships To Port – COVENANT
VNV NATION – Dark Angel
Immortal – SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS
HEIMATAERDE – Jerusalem
White Wedding – ARDOR
DESTROID – Lucretia My Reflection
Ace Of Spade – MOTORHEAD
WOLFSHEIM – Once In A Lifetime *R
Frozen – GIRLS UNDER GLASS
NIN – Closer *R
Beaver Patrol – POP WILL EAT ITSELF

Wow that felt like a very hot night on the dancefloor. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it another great night 😉 Next month you will get to enjoy Darklands twice 😉 On sat 8th October at The Fulford Arms and Sunday 30th October at the Fangtastic Bram Stoker International film festival in Whitby, when we will be rocking Your souls into Halloween. We look forward to having you join us for extended Halloween celebrations 😉

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Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms York Sat 13th August 2016

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On The Beach – THE CHAMELEONS
Midnight To Midnight – THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
World In Action – THE BOLSHOI *R
Machine – 1919
Out On A Limb – CRAZYHEAD *R
Liberator – SPEAR OF DESTINY *R
Horse Nation – DEATH CULT
Company Of Justice – PLAY DEAD *R
Chessboards – KILLING JOKE *R
Last Train – RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY
Met-Amor-Phosis(Black Star) – THE MISSION
Dominion/Mother Russia – SISTERS OF MERCY
Saraband – CORPUS DELECTI *R
Sidelined – CHILDREN ON STUN *R

DJ Batastrophe

ALL GONE DEAD – Newspeak Roomm 101
METHOD CELL – Scissors
EISBRECHER – Vergissmeinnicht *R
AUTO MOD – Krutta Kisetsu
THE CRUXSHADOWS – Tears
NITRONOISE – Bullet For War *R
COMBICHRIST – Get Your Body Beat
TIAMAT – Brighter Than The Sun
SAIGON BLUE RAIN – Whispering Eyes *R
DIARY OF DREAMS – King Of Nowhere *R
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Cities In Dust *R

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Boys Don’t Cry (clubmix) – THE CURE
She Sells Sanctuary – THE CULT
Engel – RAMMSTEIN *R
Year Zero – GHOST B.C
Personal Jesus – DEPECHE MODE
Rituel – SHE PAST AWAY
Call The Ships To Port – COVENANT
Zombienation – GRENDEL
Thorns – WUMPSCUT *R
Firestarter – THE PRODIGY *R
Lucretia – DESTROID
Papillon – EDITORS
Ghostrider – MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION

DJ Batastrophe

KILLING JOKE – Millenium
MINISTRY – NWO
MONO INC – Rest In Grace *R
ASP – Coming Home
WOLFSHEIM – Once In A Lifetime

DJ War

Die Macht In Dir – ZERAPHINE
WHITE ROSE MOVEMENT – Love Is A Number
Naked Skin – JAPAN SUICIDE *R
THE VIRGIN PRUNES – Baby Turns Blue
Seizure – AUTOBAHN
IAMX – Nightlife
A Forest – SCHONWALD
JOY DIVISION – Transmission *R
This Charming Man – THE SMITHS *R
ADAM AND THE ANTS – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
True Faith – NEW ORDER
NIN – The Hand That Feeds
HIM – Join Me In Death *R
Rain – THE CULT

“Hot Sticky Scenes – You Know What I Mean” – Thanks for coming along and making it another great night😉. We look forward to see You all next month when Darklands will be on Saturday 3rd September due The Black Rose ball being 10th September.

GIRLS UNDER GLASS -The Question, The Answer- Pop

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To mark the 30th anniversary of Girls Under Glass – Brouillard Définitif have produced a limited  300 edition vinyl album of  GUG’s early demo tape – The Question, The Answer – Pop.

The album open’s with Bad Dream which has more than a hint of early Sisters Of Mercy and the trademark GUG synth. Great track! Rainy World – again features the trademark synth of Gug. A perfect fusion between Goth and Darkwave. Another track to shake a boot too! Nice. Wall Of Sound – A darkwave classic.! Walkin On The Dancefloor – casts a desolate soundscape for the wasteland. Unknown Girl – reminds me bit of early Cassandra Complex great! Provocation Clothes – A Darkwave classic for the dancefloor. Love it!  Humus – the original demo version of a GUG classic.  Armies Walkin – postpunk wave- great! Finally there is a live version of Alien from 1986. Love it! An essentail realease for all fans of Girls Under Glass.

Get your copy from
http://brouillard-definitif.fr/en/

Black Veiled 61 now available !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wars – DARKHER
Rainy Day – THE BOLSHOI
Boys Don’t Cry (Club mix) – THE CURE
Velvet – EAGULLS
The Chosen Ones – DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN
Fire – U2
Death (no longer matters) – AMY’S ARMS
Your Picture – MIRROR MIRROR
Taste The Remains – MOTH
Noire Psyche – SAIGON BLUE RAIN
She Fades Away – IN LOVING MEMORY
Always Like Yesterday – ASTARI NITE
Bloodline – 1919
Mirror Mirror – PANIC SYNDROME
I Don’t Know Why I Love You – SOFT SCIENCE
Bush Killer – JAPAN SUICIDE
No Accent – DIAT
Look Both Ways – SIEVEHEAD
Stranger I’ve Become – IKON

 

BFG have reformed

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On 17th February 2015 I conducted the following FB interview with Mike from BFG. I agreed to keep it under wraps until BFG decided to play live again which has now been announced for Berlin in October with The Snake Corps😉

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1. What are BFG’s favourite 3 bands from the 80’s and why?

In the he first ever BFG interview for the Manchester Evening News we said our main influence, at least guitar wise, were the unique angular choppy guitar sound of the Gang of Four’s Andy Gill and early B52’s. Think you can pick that up on the early BFG releases such as Paris and Amelia

You can’t discount the intensity and sparse production style of Martin Hannet on Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Closer that is still paid homage to by the likes of the Editors and The White Lies.

At the other end of the scale you had Steve Albini’s “Big Black” that seemed to have the ability to take the use and abuse of the basic bass and guitars as far as you could possibly go. Kerosine is still one of the best tracks of all time.

2. What are BFG’s favourite 3 bands from now and why?

Nine Inch Nails are still a valid force, mixing whatever new technology comes along with still the most expressive instrument, the guitar.

Rammstein have taken the Industrial metal scene and blown it apart, pretty much perfect twin guitar assaults and probably the best live show you could ever see, with a massive cross-section of fans, goths, punks, emo, young, old and all with virtually no support from the radio stations.

A new band Amelia Chain who we only heard of recently ( they use the same studio as BFG ) . Their image is very dark and almost gothic and the music moves from classical style piano pieces reminiscent of Euanudi to almost a female fronted Rammstein. The next moment they go all dark electro that has elements of Fever Ray. The strange thing is, when they use an orchestra it sometimes gets as intense as the heaviest Industrial track.

 

3. What can we expect from the new BFG album?

It will be return to the core of the original BFG sound, Thumping bass and heavy guitar, if anything more extreme than anything else we have done before. This album is for us as much as any of our fans, our chance to play. One thing you can expect is you won’t be hearing it on the BBC as we have agreed that that appalling organisation will be barred from playing any of the tracks. So, unless you inhabit the dark underbelly of the club scene you will probably never get to hear it.

4. Can we expect a real UK tour (with dates up North) unlike bands who play dates in London, Brighton and Bristol and claim it’s a UK tour?

That is in the hands of the Gods. It has taken us so many years to actually record again, but the offers are already there as far away as Berlin, Brazil and West Coast US.

5. What do you miss most about the 80’s?

The cold war…….oh hold on…….or Simon Cowell having zero input in the world of music.

6. BFG will have a new website will fans be able to get the back catalogue and merchandise fom there?

Yes, the back catalogue albums have been re mastered and be available on audio CD and of course downloads. There will also be the opportunity to buy merchandise direct from the site. We also want to build a network of like minded DJ’s throughout the world who want to become involved in re-defining the album with their own particular influences and club night. Thats the reason we will provided audio “stems” of the tracks, made available to club DJ’s to remix. The best ones we will be issuing on a remix album.

7. Has BFG got plans for European & US dates?

See above. We would love to and maybe once the album finished we can see clearly where we want to go with it. One of the options we are looking at is performing DJ sets of the new album in a few selected clubs in the UK and Europe

8. What inspires BFG to write songs?

It’s a heat of the moment kind of thing. It can be anything that will trigger a bigger idea, a miss heard lyric, a machine banging out a metallic rhythm . The lyrics on this album however are going to be more informed and in tune with what is happening in society, more in your face.

9. What’s BFG’s favourite films?

What else…..the BFG !! and no we are not named after the book.! Seriously though, Frost-Nixon is amoung our favourites , anything that peels back the curtain to reveal to the the mostly oblivious masses what really goes on at hight levels is always a good thing

 

10. Are there any items of 80’s clothing or footwear that BFG miss not having now?

Special leather jacket that has gone to the great biker shop in the sky

11. How would you describe the current BFG sound?

You could see it as a return to what BFG were doing when we formed, plus 25 years or so of life experience.

12. So who is in the current line up of BFG?

It’s all the original members.

13. Is there a particular old BFG song you are looking forward to playing live again?

Amelia and Paris are still a buzz to play

 

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Black Veiled 60 podmix out now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Black Hole Entropy (mix1) – 7JK
Wie Eine Spinne – GRAUSAME TOCHTER
Provoke You – THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT
The Naked & The Dead – THE FAIR SEX
Everything – THE RAIN WITHIN
Ghostrider – MIDNIGHT CONFIGURATION
Hotel Du Nord – POSITION PARALLELE
Met-Amor-Phosis (black star remix) – THE MISSION
Funtime – SHAD SHADOWS
Avoid – M!R!M
Lodged – FATICE FACTORY (feat kriistal anne)
Rainy World – GIRLS UNDER GLASS
Allan Align – DRANGSAL
Never Die – STRIP MUSIC

 

Darklands @The Fulford Arms setlist Sat 2nd Jul 2016

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IN DEATH IT ENDS – Then We Die
THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE – Invoking Eternity
NO MOTION – Summer Rites
SYNTHETIC DREAM FOUNDATION – Forever More
ZOE & PETRA SCHELM – Come Over Lover
DIVA DESTRUCTION – Exposing The Sickness
SISTERS OF MERCY – Heartland
THE SPIRITUAL BAT – Through The Shadows
IKON – Ghost In My Head
BAUHAUS – She’s In Parties
XMAL DEUTSCHLAND – Qual
CHRISTIAN DEATH – Cervix Couch

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A World Not So Beautiful – ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
Naked & Savage – THE MISSION
Nothing Wrong – RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY
Europe – KILLING JOKE
Shot By Both Sides – INTO PARADISE
Babylon Is Burning – THE RUTS
Anarchy In The UK – THE SEX PISTOLS
Tanzwut – TANZWUT
Totes Floreo (in extrem) – IN EXTREMO
Fatherland (orig) – DIE KRUPPS
We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thing – DEINE LAKAIEN
Scum – SANTA HATES YOU
Blutgelekt(schizophrenic mix) – GRAUSAME TOCHTER
Headhunter (aghast view mix) – FRONT 242

DJ Batastrophe

EYCROMON – Spiel Mit Mir
QNTAL – Am Morgen Fruo
OOMPH – God Ist Ein Popstar *R
ALIEN SEX FIEND – I Walk The Line *R
THE CURE – Boys Don’t Cry
SISTERS OF MERCY – Body Electric
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Spellbound
Sympathy For The Devil – LAIBACH*R
COVENANT – Dead Stars *R
EISBRECHER – Tanz Mit Mir *R
RAMMSTEIN – Pussy *R
PROJECT PITCHFORK – Timekiller *R

DJ De’Ath

Erzatzteil – FEINDFLUG
Papillon – EDITORS
Spit It Out – IAMX
Primary – THE CURE *R
Please (12mix) – THE BOLSHOI
God’s Zoo – DEATH CULT

War

KILLING MIRANDA – Teenage Vampire
Year Zero – GHOST B.C
FAITH & THE MUSE – Nine Dragons
Immortal – SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS*R
XPQ21 – White & Alive *R
Right Here In My Arms – DOPE STARS INC
FADERHEAD – Dirtygrrrls Dirtybois *R
Eighties – KILLING JOKE
DEPECHE MODE – A Question Of Time
Rebel Yell – BILLY IDOL
DEAD OR ALIVE – You Spin Me Round
Voyage Voyage – DESIRELESS & OPERATIONS OF THE SUN
NIN – Sin *R
Opus Dei – LAIBACH

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it another great night. Darklands next month returns to the second Sat of the month – Sat 13th Aug and we look forward to see you all again😉

In The Nursery 35th anniversary party Sat 25th June 2016

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I was very fortunate last night to be invited along to a secret location in Sheffield to celeberate the 35th anniversary on one of my favourite Bands In The Nursery. A gathering of 30 people were invited along to their studio to celebrate a fantastic musical milestone😉
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Klive and Nige had a very special set planned going back to the bands formation when they were very much influenced and sounded like a postpunk band😉 They played most of the tracks from their debut release in 1983 –  When Cherished Dreams come True including Mystery and Stone Souls and ending with storming cover of Joy Divison’s Shadowplay. Wow ! image imageThanks Klive & Nige for a great night😉