April 30, 2009

Horrors concert tonight!

Yay! First off, I'm gonna post music soon but tonight I'm off to a Horrors concert in DC. They're performing at the 9:30 Club with The Kills and The Magic Wand. I also checked The Horrors website and they have the video for their new single (forgot what it was called) up there. Alright I'm a little ticked by the change to a more Indie, actually Krautrock influenced sound but who cares I'm gonna see them tonight!


April 26, 2009

Mr. Lif - Emergency Rations EP

Massive change of tone. I realised I was posting a lot of gothic stuff lately and I feel as if I have to do something different now. So here's an EP by Alternative/Political Hip Hop artist Mr.Lif. He's another Def Jux label rapper (for those who don't know, Def Jux are a well respected Indie Hip Hop label, who's artists include Aesop Rock, EL-P, Cannibal Ox, RJD2 ect.) now anyways great album if your into non-basterdised, un-corporate, non materialistic, down to earth Hip Hop. Good for any Mr. Lif fan. So come get it.


1. Into (Missing persons file)
2. Jugular Vein
3. Heavy Artillery
4. Home of The Brave
5. Pull Out Your Cut
6. Get Wise '91
7. The Unorthodox
8. Phantom


April 25, 2009

The Sex Gang Children - Execution & Elegance: The Anthology

A compilation album of material by the Sex Gang Children. It takes songs from all over their many incarnations from 1982 - 2002 and was released in 2004. It doesn't include any remixes and consists entirely of original studio versions of songs, from their 1982 debut EP, Beasts. Till 2002's Bastard Art. Which reminds me, The Sex Gang Children released an EP this year entitled Salamun Child, I'm guessing this is the lead up to a new album :) :) :)! Anyways since the album is 2 discs long, I've had to divide it into 4 parts for downloading, I know it sucks to download so many times. But like I give a shit just fucking download it lol.


1. Beasts
2. Dieche
3. Into The AByss
4. Sebastienne
5. Song and Legend
6. Mauritian Mayer
7. Draconian Dream
8. Time of Our Lives
9. Cannibal Quen
10. Guy Wonderful
11. Medea
12. Skin
13. Boss and Beauty
14. Giaconda
15. Alien Baby
16. Barbarosa
17. Arms of Cicero
18. Circus Days
19. Sensual Heart
20. Saraband for Dead Lovers
21. Freedom St.
22. Slavation
23. Death Worship in Eurasia
24. People with Dirty Faces
25. Slave
26. Oh Funny Man
27. Bormann Chain
28. State of Mind

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

April 24, 2009

Paralitikos - Roma No Paga Traidores EP

An EP by the Spanish Melodic Deathrock (I coined that term, ask me what it means if u don't know lol). Anyways its a great EP. Accoring to their myspace, the band list Christian Death, The Damned, The Misfits, Eskorbuto and Paralisis Permanente as influences. Theres little else that I know about the band because their myspace is in spanish and I barely know Spanish lol. Anyways excellent EP.


1. La Resistencia
2. LicantroPunk
3. La Sombre de Vincent Rice
4. Roma No Paga Traidores
5. Anubis
6. Venganzas y Sentimientos


Christian Death - Jesus Points The Bone at You

This was a compilation album of non-album singles/b-sides I think of Christian Death songs from the late-80s and early 90's. This is Valor Kand's Christian Death. Both Rozz and Valor's versions of the band are equally great. None better or worse. At the time, Christian Death had not turned into the Goth Metal band we know them as today, they were still a Gothic rock kinda band but Heavy Metal was seeping its way into the band's music, so it was somewhat a turining point for the band. Great album, its no Theatre of Pain, its no American Inquisition, its the halfway stage. Get it.


1. Beliver's in the Unpure
2. After the Rain
3. Sick of Love
4. The Loving Face
5. Church of No Return
6. Chruch of No Return (Endured Version)
7. Whats the Verdict
8. This is Heresy
9. Zero Sex
10. The Nascant Virion (Version)
11. We Fall Like Love
12. I Hate You

All songs written and composed by Valor Kand.


*note: If you invert the image, the face turns out to be Jesus. Awesome eh? XD

April 21, 2009

Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1998 CD Reissue)

This is the American CD version of the first album by the british Proto-goth/Post-punk band Bauhaus, originally released in 1980 on 4AD I think. It was originally poorly received but received an underground cult following. No singles were released from the album, but the CD version includes a bunch of non-album singles from around the same time. Nowadays its often viewed as a post-punk goth classic, if your gonna listen to any goth for the first time, then I recommend that you get this, it was my first album of "Goth" material (Spring 2008 lol). Infact for a long time (around 6 months), until listening to The Cure . I thought that Bauhaus was the only good Gothic band ever. Now I listen to Bauhaus, All Gone Dead, Sex Gang Children, The Cure.... its a very long list. So enjoy.


1. Dark Entries
2. Double Dare
3. In The Flat Field
4. God in an Alcove
5. Dive
6. Spy in The Cab
7. Small Talk Stinks
8. St. Vitus Dance
9. Stigmata Martyr
1o. Nerves
11. Telegram Sam (T.Rex cover)
12. Rosegarden Funeral of Sores (John Cale cover)
13. Terror Couple Kill Colonel
14. Scopes
15. Untitled
16. God in an Alcove (Flexi version)
17. Crowds
18. Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Version)

All tracks written and composed by Bauhaus, except for track 11 (Marc Bolan) and track 12 (John Cale)


Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown EP

This was the first EP by the LA Punk band Black Flag. It was the only album recorded with vocalist Keith Morris and drummer Brian Migdol. Both left by 1979, Morris formed his own band, the Circle Jerks. Little is known about what happened to Migdol, but it is known he played in a country rock band in the 90's. The EP was the first release on the newly formed SST Records, it was originally meant to come out on Bomp! Records but the band felt it was taking too long for it to be released, so they took the masters and the EP was released in October 1978. 200 copies were orignally pressed with a different cover than the one above (Black on white) another version of the EP was red on white. The entire EP can be found on The First Four Years. Its a great introduction to Black Flag, belive me Henry Rollins' Black Flag is more for the Hardcore fans.


1. Nervous Breakdown
2. Fix Me
3. I've Had It
4. Wasted (Greg Ginn, Keith Morris)

All tracks composed by Greg Ginn except noted


April 19, 2009

All Gone Dead - Fallen and Forgotten

This was the only release by the british Deathrock Revival band All Gone Dead. Its a great album that I found the other day when I was on VampireFreaks. Kinda like a modernised Theatre of Pain meets Rise Against, which I like to call, Melodic Deathrock. Nothing else I can say so lemme give you as history of the band;

All Gone Dead were formed in London in 2004 by ex-Tragic Black bassist Stich as a solo experiment. Somewhere along the line, another Goth musician, Markabre, join. Stich's then girlfriend (now wife) Barb would join shortly afterwards as the band's bassist. Then Mike Mihai ended up joining. Making the band a quartet. Markabre would soon leave due to musical differences. Despite this, the band kept on going, releasing a three demo, 2005's Concieving The Subversion. It got them an award for best unsigned Goth band in the German Gothic Magazine. In 2006 they released their only album, Fallen and Forgotten, which got them a cult following AND an appearence at Wave Gotik-Treffen. Sadly, they broke up in 2008. According to their myspace page, All Gone Dead is dead.

All Gone


1. G (Enerating)
2. The Holy City of Krabala
3. Newspeak (Room 101)
4. Just 80 Miles West
5. Skritch 'N' Drill
6. Vivid Still Beating
7. O (Perating)
8. Orchids in Ruin
9. Within But Not Before
10. Withing But Not Before
11. Sunday Went Mute
12. The Aftertaste
13. D (Escending)


April 18, 2009

Siouxsie Sioux - MantaRay

The first solo album by ex-Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux. Compared to much of her work with The Banshees, its a lot darker and way more electronic, almost Dark Cabaret like. Somewhat a bridge between Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Dresden Dolls, Gwen Stefani and BB King. Anyways awesome album, if you liked any of Siouxsie's work with The Banshees or The Creatures than freaking get this!


1. Into A Swan
2. About to Happen
3. Here Comes That Day
4. Loveless
5. If It Doesn't Kill You
6. One Mile Below
7. Drone Zone
8. Sea of Tranquility
9. They Follow You
10. Heaven and Alchemy

Tracks 1-3 were released as singles. The album reached #39 on the UK album chart and #2 on the Italian Alternative Music charts.


April 17, 2009

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada

This was an EP released by the now possibly defunct Canadian Post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE). I'm saying that because the band went on haitus in 2003, but never confirmed a break up. But six years is long enough to say they broke up for sure. Now the band are often labeled a Post-rock band, despite their objections, okay, I think they're Post-rock to be honest. But who cares? The Canadian Post-rock scene is dead, Post-rock is obsolete, its something we can only look back to and remember, wtf, I only discovered Post-rock after the style had faded in 2008, the bands had either disbanded or became a lot more conventional.


1. Moya
2. Blaise Bailey Finnegan III

trivia: A section of track 2 steals lines from an the song Virus by Iron Maiden.


KMFDM - Kickin' Ass single

This was the first single released by the German Industrial music group KMFDM. It was taken from one version of the album What Do You Know, Deutschland? The single was out of print until 2008 when KMFDM Records reissued it on 7" vinyl, this pressing was limited to 250 copies and as a result, the single is once again out of print. Anyways the band originally disbanded briefly in 1999, due to differences between band members. Infact, their original last album, ironically titled Adios was released on the same date as the Columbine Massacre, something that shooter Eric Harris noted the coincedence of the dates being exactly the same. Another fact was that it was released on Adolf Hitler's birthday, drawing even more controversy to the band. Anyways great single. Get over it Joe Lieberman, they never hurt anyone.


1. Kickin' Ass
2. Itchy Bichy
3. Lufthans


Monday, April 20th marks 10 years since the Columbine Massacre.

April 15, 2009

The Sisters of Mercy - Vision Thing

So far the latest studio album by the British "Goth"/Post-punk/Hard rock band The Sisters of Mercy. Vision Thing was released on November 13th, 1990 on EastWest records. By now, the Sisters had abandoned their Post-punk sound for a more Hard Rock influenced sound. Arguably the first attempt to combine Goth rock with Hard rock (apologies to Andrew Eldritch for using the "G" word). So technically, proto gothic metal, in the words of Andrew Eldritch "A fine album". Q Magazine included it in their Fifty Best Albums of 1990'. The album itself is a criticism of then president George Bush, the title is taken from an interview with George Bush, when suggested that he focused more on long term policies rather than short term ones, he responded "Oh, the vision thing.

Tracklist: (All songs composed by Andrew Eldritch except noted)

1. Vision Thing

2. Ribbons

3. Detonation Boulevard (Andrew Eldritch; Andreas Bruhn)

4. Something Fast

5. When You Don't See Me (Andrew Eldritch; Andreas Bruhn)

6. Doctor Jeep (Andrew Eldritch; Andreas Bruhn)

7. More (Andrew Eldritch; Jim Steinman)

8. I Was Wrong


April 12, 2009

Various Artists - New York Thrash

The "historical" Hardcore punk compilation New York Thrash, as the name says, it was a compilation album released by ROIR in 1982, documenting the New York Hardcore scene of the early 80's, featuring such bands as the Bad Brains, Adrenalin O.D. and the Beastie Boys. Yes, the Beastie Boys had actually formed as a Hardcore punk outfit in the early 80's, but by the late 80's, their sound had drifted into a Hip Hop direction, which was actually better lol, seriously, Beastie Boys work in Hip Hop is better than their Hardcore. Anyways, New Yorks Hardocore scene was late developing compared to most other cities (i.e. Washington DC, Phoenix, LA, San Francisco). It also included more bands from outside of New York City, many coming from New Jersey (e.g. Beastie Boys) and Long Island. Also, it should be noted that the Bad Brains are from DC. But were briefly based in New York due to an unnofficial ban at most DC nightclubs, caused by the bands often unpredicted stage antics of lead singer H.R.. Anyways excellent album, great to blast off your earphones and develop a short-lasting case of Tinnitus.


1. I Hate Music - The Mad

2. Getaway - Kraut

3. Shotgun - Heart Attack

4. Social Reason - The Undead

5. New Years Eve - Adrenalin OD

6. Illusion Won Again - Even Worse

7. Cry Now - Fiends

8. Here and Now - Nihilistics

9. Nightmare - The Undead

10. Taxidermist - False Prophets

11. Regulator (version) - Bad Brains

12. Riot Fight - Beastie Boys

13. Love and Kisses - Nihilistics

14. Asian White - Fiends

15. Last Chance - Kraut

16. Emptying the Madhouse - Even Worse

17. Paul's Not Home - Adrenalin OD

18. Scorched Earth - False Prophets

19. God is Dead - Heart Attack

20. The Hell - The Mad

21. Big Take Over (version) - Bad Brains

22. Beastie - Beastie Boys

Sorry, I don't have the reissue, which contains two more tracks by The Stimulators, not to be confused with a German band also called The Stimulators. New York Thrash was originally published on cassette in 1982 and reissued on CD with bonus tracks by the above artist in 1998.


Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped Album Sampler

An EP that Sonic Youth put out in 2006. All these songs were later released on Rather Ripped, hence the name. Anyway I uploaded this because a) Its hard to find in its original form (pun intended), b) its good and c) Its a great way to decide whether or not you should get the Rather Ripped album, I'll admit that I don't have Rather Ripped, but it sounds like a good record, especially the cover!


1. Incinerate
2. Reena
3. Do You Belive in Rapture
4. What a Waste


All songs composed by Sonic Youth, vocals on tracks 1 & 3 by Thurston Moore, 2 & 4 by Kim Gordon

Interpol - Precipitate EP

An EP by the American Indie/Post-punk revival band Interpol, released in 2001. Incase you didn't know of them, Interpol are a New York based indie band formed in 1997 by a bunch of students at New York University, infact all the original members attend NYU, the band went under the names Las Armas and The French Letter before settling for Interpol, which was taken from vocalist Paul Banks being teased in school, students would say "Paul Paul Interpol" in a spanish accent. Anyways the band ended up achieving noticeable success in the UK and US by the mid-2000's and now, if you ask me, their the only Post-punk revival band achieving any mainstream recognition, most of the other mainstream revival bands, such as Bloc Party, Foals and Franz Ferdinand, have changed their direction to the new Alternative Dance scene's, noticeably in Britain.


1. Precipitate
2. Song Seven
3. PDA
4. A Time to Be Small


This EP is now out of print, only 500 copies were produced, one of these was sold for over $500 in 2007.

April 11, 2009

The Cure - Pornography

This was, if I'm right, the fourth album by the British Post-punk/Alternative rock band The Cure. At the time of its recording, The Cure consisted of a trio, Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst and Simon Gallup, all of which shared writing and composition credits on the album. Its a really good introduction to The Cure, trust me, Disintegration is mediocre at best. Anyways the album marked the end of their original "Dark/Gothic" phase (Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography). Afterwards, the future of the band was unsure, the group nearly disbanded, but instead would keep playing, moving away from their "Gothic" sound a more commercially viable sound. However, the band would frequently be refered to as a goth band from then on, despite frontman Robert Smith's objections.


1. One Hundred Years
2. A Short Term Effect
3. The Hanging Garden
4. Siamese Twins
5. The Figurehead
6. A Strange Day
7. Cold
8. Pornography

All songs written and composed by Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst and Simon Gallup.


April 10, 2009

Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg

The fouth album by the Australian Neoclassical Dark Wave duo Dead Can Dance, it shows the band in its second stage, departing their original Post-punk/Goth style for a more Avant-garde sound. The album was recorded in an apartment building in London in 1988, released in that year in most of the world but not until 1994 in the US. Its a great album and a good introduction to Dead Can Dance.
1. The Host of Seraphim
2. Orbis de Ignis
3. Severance
4. The Writing on My Father's Hand
5. In the Kingdom of the Blind the One-Eyed Are Kings
6. Chant of the Paladin
7. Song of Sophia
8. Echolali
9. Mother Tonguea
10. Ullyses
All songs written and composed by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard

Jello Biafra and The Melvins - Sieg Howdy!

This was the second (and so far last) album done by the collaborative music project Jello Biafra and The Melvins. Which was composed of all the members of The Melvins, and musician/activist Jello Biafra, best known as being part of the Dead Kennedys, No WTO Combo and his attempt at running for president in 2000. Anyways great album of Punk Metal material, some of these songs are remixes of tracks from the group's previous album Never Breathe What You Can't See. Great album, if you like any of Jello's work with the Dead Kennedys then you'll definetly like this.
1. Halo of Flies (Alice Cooper cover)
2. Lighter Side of Global Terrorism (Extended Space Melt version)
3. Lessons in What Not to Become
4. Those Dumb Punk Kids (Will Buy Anything)
5. Wholly Buy-Bull
6. Voted Off The Island
7. Kali-Fornia Über Alles 21st Century (Dead Kennedys cover)
8. Dawn of The Locust (March of The Locusts Deadverse remix)
9. Enchanted Thoughtfist (Enchanted Al remix)
10. Caped Crusader (Subway Gas/Hello Kitty mix)
All songs by Jello Biafra and The Melvins
Go to jello2012.com to help us get Jello Biafra drafted for president. Join the revolution XD.

April 7, 2009

Joy Division - An Ideal For Living EP

This was the first EP and release that the British Post-punk greats Joy Division put out back in 1978. Prior to its release, the band went under the names Stiff Kittens and Warsaw. Its believed that lead singer Ian Curtish came up with the name Joy Division, taking it from a term used to describe prostitution wings of Nazi concentration camps in Yehiel De-Nur's book The House of Dolls. Thanks to the EP, the band were signed to the then newly formed Manchester-based Indie label Factory Records and release two albums. However they would disband in 1980, with the death of lead singer Ian Curtis.



1. Warsaw
2. No Love Lost
3. Leaders of Men
4. Failures


April 6, 2009

Justice - D.A.N.C.E. Remix EP

Its a remix EP that the French Electro-House duo Justice put out back in 2007, its composed of remixes and alternative versions of their song D.A.N.C.E., which you may remember received some noticable exposure on MTV back in '07. Anyways great EP if you wanna own something by Justice, it was my first Justice EP.

Lol, tracklist:

1. D.A.N.C.E. (Radio edit)
2. D.A.N.C.E. (Justice remix)
3. D.A.N.C.E. (Mstrkrft remix)
4. D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxxe remix)
5. D.A.N.C.E. (Extended)


Neu - Neu 75

This was the 3rd, and last album by the German Krautrock duo Neu!. Neu! were formed in 1971 in Dusseldorf, Germany by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, who were both in the German Krautrock (now Electronic) band Kraftwerk at one time. Neu! 4 is often viewed as the band at their best, the first half of the record was composed recorded in the vein of previous Neu! albums, while the other side of the record contrasts the first half, making use of Electric Guitars and proto-punk screaming. The album was legally issued with the consent of both Rother and Dinger sometime in the mid-2000's.
Klaus Dinger died on March 21st, 2008.
1. Isi (Easy)
2. Seeland (Sea Land, the name of various locations)
3. Leb Wohl (Farewell)
4. Hero
5. E-Musik (Ernste music, or serious music)
6. After Eight
All tracks written and composed by Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger.

Bloc Party - Little Thoughts EP

An EP that British Post-punk revival/Alternative Dance band Bloc Party released back in 2004. Its a great EP and its thanks to this EP that I really started to listen to Bloc Party, I was introduced to Bloc Party when I played Helicopter on Guitar Hero III. Like any of the band's work prior to Intimacy, it is Post-punk revival music. No match to Intimacy but still good.


1. Little Thoughts
2. Tulips
3. Storm and Stress
4. Helicopter
5. Skeleton
6. Tulips (Minotaur Shock remix)

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party


News: Bloc Party have announced that they will release a remixed edition of Intimacy soon.

April 5, 2009

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

This was the first single by the great British Post-punk band Bauhaus. Its often viewed as being the beginning of the Gothic Rock genre (I disagree, it was Post-punk, proto-Goth). Anyways there have been two versions of this single. On composed with the A-side being Bela Lugosi is Dead and B-side being Boys. And one with the above tracks plus a demo version of Dark Entries on the B-side after Boys. This here is the latter version of the record. This single/EP has been continously in print for the past 30 years and the titile track wasn't availble on a format other than vinyl until the release of the greatest hits compilation Crackle-The Best of Bauhaus. Anyways its a great recommendation to anybody willing to discover Bauhaus or anyone new to "Gothic" music in general.

note: Apologies to Daniel Ash, Bauhuas guitarist, I know you dislike of the Goth term applied to your music.


1. Bela Lugosi's Dead
2. Boys
3. Dark Entries (Demo)

All songs written and composed by Bauhaus.

Recorded on January 26th, 1979 at Beck Studios in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Originally released in August 1979


Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

The latest album by the British Alternative Dance/Dance-punk/Post-punk revial band Franz Ferdinand. In the words of the band's members, its the bands most experimental album. If you ask me its a hell of a lot better than their earlier stuff. Its a loose concept album based on the effects of partying and drinking on one night and the effects that it takes the next morining. Anyways seriously recommended, probably the best album to be released so far this year. So get it!


1. Ulysses

2. Turn It On

3. No You Girls

4. Send Him Away

5. Twilight Omens

6. Bite Hard

7. What She Came For

8. Live Alone

9. Can't Stop Feeling

10. Lucid Dreams

11. Dream Again

12. Katherine Kiss Me

13. Lucid Dreams (Original Version)*

* bonus track

All songs written and composed by Franz Ferdinand


April 2, 2009

The Sisters of Mercy - Some Girls Wander by Mistake

A 1992 album by the great Post-punk/Goth/Alternative rock masters The Sisters of Mercy. (apologies to Andrew Eldritch for using the G word). The album is entirely composed of singles, b-sides, rarities and covers that weren't seen on regular studio albums. Ranging from the years 1980-1983 and yes I know The Sisters have been around for some time. Anyway its a good album if your into proto-goth post-punk music. I recommend it to any fans of The Sisters of Mercy and "Gothic" (apologies again) music. Enjoy.


1. Alice

2. Floorshow

3. Phantom

4. 1969 [The Stooges cover]

5. Kiss The Carpet

6. Lights

7. Valentine

8. Fix

9. Burn

10. Kiss The Carpet (Reprise)

11. Temple of Love [Extended Version]

12. Heartland

13. Gimme Shelter [Rolling Stones cover]

14. The Damage Done

15. Watch

16. Home of The Hitmen

17. Body Electric

18. Adrenochrome

19. Anaconda

All songs written by The Sisters of Mercy except noted