SHIV-R - "Requiem for the Hyperreal"
Australian industrial act SHIV-R return in 2017 with their 4th full-length album "Requiem for the Hyperreal", serving as both a fascinated documentation of the power of delusion and a desperate cry for something real.
The album comes after extensive touring of over 20 countries in Europe and North & Central America since their last album, and heavy rotation on alternative dancefloors with their most recent release "On Blackened Wings" hitting #1 in the DAC (German Alternative Charts) in 2015. At the core of SHIV-R are Pete Crane (vocals & music) and Ben Bulig (music), driven by the need for self-expression and pushing for musical evolution.
The music hits PRODIGY-style depth charges and EBM club elements on its way to IAMX-style expressiveness and vocal hooks that wouldn't sound out of place if sung by MARILYN MANSON. Presented with a provocatively dark, lace-filtered visual style, the group is altogether monstrously seductive. The 12 songs on "Requiem for the Hyperreal" weave a dark, dynamic tapestry that varies from the industrial drive of "Malediction" to the musicbox slither of "Milk and Honey", with Pete Crane's lyrics describing a personification of fear over swampy textures in the song "Here in the Dark" and carving out a manifesto for self-creation over the heavy, broken beats of "Something to Say". Far from a dream, "Requiem for the Hyperreal" hits the real world digitally and physically now!
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60 Bands, 5 hours Gothic Music, 1 Compilation!
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The darkest compilation is entering the next round! Once again, the darkness is about to crawl into your speakers, bringing the beauty of dark music of all genres directly to your ears!
Gothic Music Orgy, Vol. 4, that means a fine selection of 60 Tracks of everything, which the world of gothic music has to offer: from harsh electronic beats, awesome riffs to sounds of melancholy, the compilation is packed with the whole repertoire! From batcave to Neue Deutsche Härte, from dark electro to future pop and from gothic metal to new wave.
Amongst them there are contributions and exclusive tracks from EXTIZE, SHIV-R, OMNIMAR, DUST IN MIND, SYNTHATTACK, BINARY DIVISION, DEVIL-M and many more. So come and celebrate with us and let the year start with an orgy!
With the following bands:
Ananel's Voices + Antibody + Ashes'n'Android + Askashic + At0shima 3rr0r feat. Gray S. Angel + Auger + BASSZILLA + Binary Division + Boars + Case Default + Cima Muta + Code:Red Core + Dark Side Eons + Death Signals + Desastroes + Device Noize + Devil-M + Diesanera + DJversion666 + DrakenWerks + Dust In Mind + Ecollider + ES23 feat. SynthAttack + Exit to Eden + EXTIZE + Fourth Circle + God Astray + Graveyard Strippers + Gregor Beyerle (L'Âme Immortelle, Nachtmahr, We Are Temporary...) + Lamori + Larva + Machine Rox + Machines on Blast + Man Woman Machine + Matt Hart + Mebitek + microClocks + Mills + Moonlight Asylum + Moris Blak + My Hysteria + NDN + OMNIMAR + Plague Doctor feat. Cold Therapy + Samarah + Schwarzbund + Shadow System + Shiv-R + Sicktronic + SNUFF + Sorrownight + Suppressor + SynthAttack + System Noire + T3RR0R 3RR0R + The Autist + The Black Capes + The Shiver + Toxic Aeon + U-Manoyed
SHIV-R - "Cheshire Grin"
The 25th of August 2017 will see the release of SHIV-R's newest EP, "Cheshire Grin", from their 4th full-length album "Requiem for the Hyperreal". Otherwordly sound design billows against hard-hitting industrial structures underneath Pete Crane's raspy vocal hooks in the darkly maddening title song. Inspired by the laudanum-fuelled and reality-fluid Alice in Wonderland, the single also features remixes by Grammy Award Winner CHRIS VRENNA (NINE INCH NAILS / MARILYN MANSON and composer of the score of American McGeeís Alice videogame), LEAETHER STRIP and AMBASSADOR 21, and artwork created by the equally fantastical and renowned Natalie Shau.
One more good news, today we start the preorder of the new album "Requiem for the Hyperreal" which will be released on September 29th. Don't miss it, but for the moment: enjoy the new EP and video
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After many years with Rock Music the group Formation Musicum Theatrum consisting of 6 people is now in preparation to present on stage an exciting self-arranged piece. The basic version was “Brosius Satanus”, the new one, now based on Gothic Electro Pop is named “Brosius Satanus TRANSFORMED”. Reason for the new piece is that the keyboarder of Musicum Theatrum suddenly died.
So this was time for a modification and the group Musicum Theatrum started on it new way from rocklike Gothic to Gothic Electro Pop. Thus the overall character of Gothical Brosius Satanus changes. The theatre scenes in live performances stay the same, however, the music gets a completely new drive by the now dominating sequencers.
The whole arrangement is enlarged by a bagpipe, scrutibox and davul. The electronical rhythms get a human touch by the drummer. The use of the guitar is discreet. The songs do not change. They are presented by Enomis, Sirod, Brosius and Ewu.
Musicum Theatrum came into existence by musicians of the Mannheim Rock Theatre. They mainly committed to rock musicals. Examples of productions are “Brückenkarl”, “Thor”, “Enomis”, “Mannemer Dreck” and of course the first version of “Brosius Satanus”. Music, script and choreography were always self-made.
In Musicum Theatrum the musicians and actors are unified in one person, each musician plays one role in the piece. The audience is led into a mystic and exciting world of intoxicating Electro Gothic rhythms with songs for several voices. All this is presented with many masks and costumes.