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NORMORIA - Presents New Music Video

Dark electro/industrial rock American/Swedish band Normoria released a new music video for the single "The Judases". The track "The Judases" is taken from Normoria's latest EP titled Voyage, which was released...

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CINDERGARDEN - New Music Video Premiered Online

Dark electro/synth-wave/darkwave act Cindergarden just premiered online a brand new video for the song "Transformed". The song is taken from Cindergarden's new compilation album, Anthology Vol. 1.

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THERION - Leviathan Out Now, New Music Video Released

Swedish symphonic metal pioneers and indisputable masters of the genre Therion have now released the highly anticipated new album Leviathan via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was met with...

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LAKE OF TEARS - Releases Second Single And Lyric Video From Upcoming Album

The legendary Swedish pioneers of dark metal/rock music Lake Of Tears have released another new single from the comeback album, Ominous, which is set for official release on 19th February via AFM Records.

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TANZWUT - Returns With A New Single And Video

The German legends of NDH and medieval rock music Tanzwut have returned, and have now released the first single and the official music video of the upcoming album Die Tanzwut kehrt zurück. This is the first...

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THIRD REALM - When A Darkwave Band Goes Into Industrial Rock

USA based darkwave act Third Realm goes experimenting with industrial rock/metal on the new single "Corpse Bride". The new Third Realm single and video will bring you in a wonderful world of darkness...

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DUST IN MIND - New Single And Video Released

French industrial/gothic/modern metal band Dust In Mind just dropped their new hymn "Break": be ready for a truly hot and melodic ride that will make the sparks fly rapidly! The pulse is rising, flames are blazing.

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POST DEATH SOUNDTRACK - To Release New Single EP, Available For Streaming In Full

Vancouver (Canada) based electro-industrial-doom duo Post Death Soundtrack is about to release on 29th January as a self-release a new single EP titled Pathless Land. The EP will feature beside the...

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[Dark] UNKNOWN

EXPONENTIA

France-based gothic, darkwave, with influences from classical and baroque music project Exponentia, was founded in September 2012 by Ludovic Dhenry, a solo artist of many "musical faces"- all dark though. His other projects like Résonance Magnétique, Zauber and Eleventh Fear testify in favour of this. But Exponentia stands out because it "understands orchestral arrangements, and above all, it is really what I am internally", as states Ludovic Dhenry in the interview for The independent voice. Exponentia is a fantasy world, the lyrics tell stories from this world, and "I live in this imaginary world all the time, I prefer it to the real world".

Exponentia's music will be presented in the radio show [Dark] UNKNOWN this Thursday, 21 January at 22.00 (CET) on Terra Relicta Radio.

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In the spotlight

PETALS AND THORNS

The American duo Petals And Thorns, coming from Cleveland, Ohio, are an act that shouldn't be missed by any fan of female fronted darkwave/gothic rock. Just recently, on 31st of October, the two released their sophomore full-length album entitled The Maid And The Blacksmith. Six long years after the debut, The Broken Mirror, Petals And Thorns are back with a captivating and mature new album. The Maid And The Blacksmith with its dark, sometimes fragile, ethereal, yet many times danceable, but still strong, pounding and metallic gritty guitars and expansive use of haunting electronics that make a good company to angelic female vocals, is meant to give a good company to dark souls this winter. Petals And Thorns formed in 2009 and is a collaboration between vocalist Mia Petals and multi-instrumentalist/producer Johnny Thorns. Musician Johnny had been working on a project intended for female vocals starting in 2006. He had attempted to work with three different vocalists between 2006-2008, before meeting Mia (via the internet) through a mutual friend; only to then realize they had both known each other earlier in life. Taking some time to get acquainted musically, they didn't release any material publicly, until 2011.

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Awards 2012 - Preliminary Group 2 - Results!

Results from Preliminary Group 2:

1. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension                                   422 votes
2. Red Sun Revival - Running From The Dawn                37 votes
3. Brotherhood - ...Turn The Gold To Chrome...               22 votes
4. The 69 Eyes - X                                                                  22 votes
5. Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal                                            10 votes
6. Opera Diabolicus - †1614                                                 5 votes


Brotherhood - ...Turn The Gold To Chrome...: Brotherhood's debut is one of those albums that everyone who likes to hear gothic rock sound from the glorious days taking it's modern form and being played in the top notch manner, should just grab it. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Opera Diabolicus - †1614: Symphonic, black, doom and much more other metal genres in one exquisite metal opera. Fans of Candlemass, King Diamond, Therion, Dimmu Borgir,... have another top act which deserves to be carefully followed. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Red Sun Revival - Running From The Dawn: One of the most emotional and profound gothic rock releases of 2012. Red Sun Revival's debut is beautiful and smooth, adventureous and warm, still cold in it's core. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension: There is a lot going on in this album, it's a slow sinking into some of the most melancholic and grim spaces that have ever been discovered with the sole music. It's slow, melodic, yet brutal and dark, yes, very dark. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


The 69 Eyes - X: Helsinki Vampires are back! With their latest release, X, they brought us the sound of the respected Paris Kills and spiced it up with some lighter, catchier tones. X is a release that holds a real gothic touch, alongside with passionate vocals by Jyrki69 and some heavy guitars as well. Dark, atmospheric, passionate - everything a goth n roll album is supposed to be. Read a review HERE. Link: Website

Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal: Album that consists of covers of old French chansons and pop songs in symphonic metal version in pure extravagant Therion manner. Swedish maestro Christofer Johnsson and co. showed once again an amazing talent, this time with re-arrangement of those songs. Link: Website

 


Check out the results in other preliminary groups

Check out the results in other preliminary groups: Group 1, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5,  Group 6

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