Blood Pack Vol. 5 Released!

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Review: Various Artists – 'The Other Side'

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Introducing... Warsaw Pact



Name of the band: Warsaw Pact 
Members: Ivan Delint, Jesse Vladimir, Luis P., and Saul Talamantes 
Year formed: 2018 
Location: Los Angeles, California 

"[...]  I find Brutlist structures very interesting and cold. It's part of the reason why I like the eastern bloc and the whole socialist movement that occurred there, watching footage and seeing the structures that were built, I absorb that into my life and I’m sure it’s channelling out into my music."

Warsaw Pact was founded during the summer of 2017 by Ivan Delint in Los Angeles, California. Influenced by modern Cold-Wave and drawing deeply from early Post-Punk, Warsaw Pact is meant to transport you into a state of introspective bliss. The project began as Delint's solo effort, he is currently the lead guitarist LA based Post-Punk band The Eleventh Frequency, but has since began forming a new band around his solo material.
Day by Day is the first of four songs Warsaw Pact plans to release in the coming months, leading up to an E.P. in the near future.Day by Day was written, recorded and produced by Warsaw Pact in Los Angeles.


Intravenous Magazine: Who are you and how did the band/project come to be formed? 
Warsaw Pact is Ivan Delint, Saul Talamantes, Jesse Vladimir, and Luis Posadas. I (Ivan)  started writing songs on my own when I learned to use Logic and Reason in school back in 2012. Over time I picked up guitar and generally got better at producing said songs. I met Saul around the same time and it was only during the latter half of 2017 that we started to consider writing music together. I showed him some of my personal work and he was very enthusiastic about it and offered to learn and play them. With that I began searching for the rest of the guys. Jesse V. quickly came into our lives and we got along with him really well. Luis was my friend on FB, although I had never met him before. I searched my friends list and was looking for a bassist that, at least style wise, could fit into Warsaw Pact. Luis was an obvious choice so I shot him a message and here he is! 


IVM: How would you describe your sound/style, and how did you arrive at it?
I'd say it's a fusion of traditional Post-Punk, modern Cold-Wave, and mid 2000's indie. We sound like an 80's band that discovered a 2005 NME mixtape from the future on the ground. Our music is eclectic, it's dark but it's dancable, it can be introverted and it will get extroverted. We think we have a good set of songs that'll keep the audience interested.


IVM: Who and what are your primary influences both musical and non-musical?
We draw from early Post-Punk pioneers such as Siouxsie Sioux and Bauhaus into New Order/Chameleons as well as more modern acts like Drab Majesty, Interpol and The Killers.  We actually created a collaborative Spotify playlist where everyone in the band threw in 6 songs we like and that we wanted to show each other. It turned out to be a really cool way to get to know each others tastes. Turns out we're a very diverse bunch! Non musical influences, and I can only speak for myself (Ivan), I'd say I find architecture very interesting and musically influential, not sure if that makes any sense but I find Brutlist structures very interesting and cold. It's part of the reason why I like the eastern bloc and the whole socialist movement that occurred there, watching footage and seeing the structures that were built, I absorb that into my life and I’m sure it’s channeling out into my music.


IVM: Do you perform live and if so where can we see you perform in the near future?

We will have our live debut around March of this year. We rehearse at least once a week and we’re very eager to start playing some shows, there’s also offers from promoters waiting for us to give them the green light to start booking. We’re excited to say the least!


IVM: What is your current release and where is it available from?
We debuted ourselves with 'Day by Day', released January 1st 2018 and it's available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Youtube.


IVM: What have been the highlights of your career so far?
Our career has been short but in the first month of existence we've seen 'Day by Day' play on Belgian, French, German, Polish, Spanish, and American radio. I think it really gives us a sense of "yeah this thing is real and there's potential here". It helps us push forward as a band.


IVM: What are your plans for the future?
We plan on re-releasing Day by Day along side a remix which is being worked on by Antipole. Day by Day and said remix will be avail on Spotify/Apple Music as well. After that we'll begin focusing on our second single 'Light'  and an EP sometime this summer. 


IVM: Finally, is there anything that you would like to add?
 Thank you!

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ABSOLUTE DAMNATION



Well, we all knew it had to happen eventually. With a 40th anniversary behind them and ten years since their last album, something – anything – had to happen sometime to break the creative impasse. And so, here we are – the Damned have a new album, and a new line-up. Finally!

Of course, few of the acts created from the white heat of punk have had a history quite so convoluted as the Damned. This was an act that after scoring the first UK punk single, the first UK punk album and the first UK punk tour of the USA began to splinter almost immediately, achieving the minor feat of reforming a mere 3 years after their debut and without their main songwriter. Since then there have been a revolving door of bassists, a fistful of guitarists, a dozen record labels, several hits, reformations, splits, farewell tours, lawsuits, punch-ups and assorted farces all of which combine to make the Damned as tenuous a history as any hammy vampire franchise. They may be reduced to dust by sunlight one minute, then with a splurge of bat vomit they are back the next. The Damned ultimately became an almost reassuring benchmark for volatility, always likely to stir up trouble or eject a new record when least expected.

All that changed over the past 20 years. Since the departure of Damned drummer and de-facto boss Rat Scabies in 1996 and the return of erstwhile guitarist and former pop star Captain Sensible the band eventually settled into something approaching stability; a new album in 2001 ('Grave Disorder'), then a new album in 2008 ('So, Who's Paranoid?'), lots of touring, no major bust-ups or rows, and the longest-serving line-up the band have ever had. But stability was never the Damned's M.O – what were the band going to do next? Were they going to do anything at all? As the band appeared to be on an endless cycle of tour-festival-tour, and with no material on their setlist that saw daylight after 1986, it appeared that stability was beginning to mean stasis.

Until, that is, their 40th anniversary extravaganza at the Albert Hall in 2016 finally saw the band 'believe the impossible' once more, with their biggest and most ambitious gig in decades. The result, an unqualified triumph, was the spark which lit the lightbulb over the bands collective head. Could the band make a new album? Could the band capitalise on their legacy and re-energised fanbase?

And last year we finally got the answer. Out went longtime bassist Stu West, in came Damned alumni Paul Gray who had graced their most creative period; in came Tony Visconti as producer; in came a new record label and a Pledge campaign to fund the album; and off the band went to New York (yes, really) to cut a record. Cue the release of the first new Damned song in a decade, 'Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow', a swirling piece of '60s pop-psychedelia which even came with an actual music video, and a full UK tour ahead of a new album 'Evil Spirits'. All of which, we have to admit, was Damned unlikely even just a couple of years ago.

So, you know the drill. Grab a brandy, get your finest cloak on and feast yourselves on what promises to an increasingly rare experience – a new Damned album and Damned tour. And with the band in fine form it promises to be an experience not to be missed, or possibly even repeated.

This could be the last time, after all....

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Monday, 12 February 2018

New releases from Echozone



Elektrostaub - Funeral Of Love

Elektrostaub is going to release his third single "Funeral Of Love" (feat. Ruined Conflict) from the critically acclaimed debut album "Birthday And Death" on February 16th, 2018.

Following "Unforgotten" (feat. Henrik Iversen) and "Also Without You" (feat. Anne Goldacker), both singles claiming Number 3 and 5 in the GEWC single charts (German Electronic Web Charts), Elektrostaub now releases his third single "Funeral Of Love" (feat. Ruined Conflict) on 16 February 2018, taken from the successful debut album "Birthday And Death" (Number 5 in the GEWC album charts).

For "Funeral Of Love" Elektrostaub was able to get the support of Xavier Morales from Ruined Conflict who gives the song his typical characteristics.

As one has come to expect from Electrostaub, this song, too, features pumping beats, harmonic soundscapes and driving tunes of high-end electro pop. The interaction between Elektrostaub and Xavier Morales' wonderful, charismatic and powerful voice turns the song into the absolute highlight on the dancefloor.

Elektrostaub mastermind Patrick Knoch himself composed the song and wrote the lyrics.

As Elektrostaub has gained a huge new audience in South America, this single release features an additional highlight in form of a Spanish version for which Alex from Nórdika translated and sang the lyrics.

The single is rounded off by a unique and varied remix and instrumental package featuring i. a. Nórdika, C-Lekktor, People Theatre, Reflection.
This time, there will be a B-side in form of a remix version by !distain of the ballad "2806" (feat. !distain & Seyhan) from the latest album "Birthday And Death".

The songs will be available in all relevant download stores.


Projekt Ich - Little Star

Following the critically acclaimed single release "Where Are The Angels" feat. Mick L. Angelo (5TimesZero) in November 2017 and the additional special release in December 2017 (madbello remix edition), Projekt Ich aka Ulf Müller is now going to present the absolute dancefloor hit "Little Star" which will be released on Echozone on 23 February 2018.

"Little Star" is the second single release from the upcoming debut album scheduled for autumn / winter 2018. Ulf Müller was able to get Catrine Christensen of the Danish synthpop duo SoftWave to refine the song with her intense and soulful voice.

"Little Star" is the distressed outcry of a mother who has lost her little baby shortly after birth due to tragic circumstances and is now in danger of completely going to pieces mentally and physically. Torn and raddled by a deep emotional grief, she is left behind in a world that is not worth living anymore.


Besides the original track, "Little Star" features two instrumental versions and 16 great remixes by international artists.

Remix package: ALexis Voice (HU), POS.:2 (DE), Alex Stroeer (USA), Cyborgdrive (ES), Ancient Step (DE), Tragic Impulse (USA), Oren Amram (plus remix instrumental version) (ISR), DMT Berzerk (MEX), Restriction 9 (SE), HzweiG (DE), Mark Loodewijk (NL), L_igh_T (ES), Imunar (DE), Steve (Stefan Käshammer) (DE), madbello (NL) and Maik Volkmann.

Patrick Knoch (Elektrostaub) is responsible for the mastering. Tim Aßmann from Visionary Moments designed the front cover as well as all artworks for the single release.


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Chris Carter reveals ‘CERNUBICUA’



CHRIS CARTER has unveiled a new track, the latest to be taken from his new album, Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One - the first solo release in 17 years - out on 30 March 2018.

Watch the video, created by Carter, for meditative new track ‘Cernubicua’ here: 

‘Cernubicua’ features skewed, yet calming voices. Carter explains the voices, “Sleazy and I had worked together on ways of developing a sort of artificial singing using software and hardware. This was me trying to take it a step further. I've taken lyrics, my own voice or people's voices from a collection that I'd put together with Sleazy, and I’ve chopped them up and done all sorts of weird things with them.”

Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One is populated with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science. “If there’s an influence on the album, it’s definitely ‘60s radiophonic,” Carter says. “And over the last few years I’ve also been listening to old English folk music, almost like a guilty pleasure, and so some of tracks on the album hark back to an almost ingrained DNA we have for those kinds of melodies.”

As a founding member of Throbbing Gristle alongside Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chris Carter has had a significant role in the development of electronic music - a journey which has continued through his releases as one half of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti and a third of Carter Tutti Void - as well as with his own solo and collaborative releases.

He is also credited with the invention and production of groundbreaking electronics - from the legendary Gristleizer home-soldered effects unit through to the Dirty Carter Experimental Sound Generating Instrument and the sold-out TG One Eurorack module (designed with Tiptop Audio, these modules can be heard during Carter’s set at a recent Rough Trade event) and the Future Sound Systems Gristleizer modules - Carter has created the means to make sounds as well as making the sounds themselves.

The 25-track album was recorded in Carter’s own Norfolk studio and the artwork and accompanying videos were self-created, taking cues in part from battered old experimental BBC broadcast LPs.

Despite having been worked on over an extended period between various artistic projects in a variety of different moods, situations and circumstances, CCCL Volume One’s experiments never feel like Carter noodling around aimlessly in his studio-laboratory. Instead there is an inner coherence and a distinctively Chris Carter approach to sound and execution that showcases the sonic scientist’s restless, questing creative spirit forever scouting for new ideas. 

Chris Carter will perform a rare modular set on Monday 19 March at the Faber Social Art Sex Music event, which also features Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with Laura Snapes, a reading from Luke Turner’s forthcoming book and a talk from Lilith Whittles.

Chris Carter Live
19 March – London, Faber Social – SOLD OUT



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Final bands announced for Amphi Festival 2018




JOACHIM WITT
QNTAL + IN THE NURSERY
WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW + PRIEST
ES23 + SCHEUBER + RROYCE

More festival information are available as always at www.amphi-festival.de or www.facebook.com/amphifestival.

Original Amphi Festival weekend tickets are exclusively available at Amphi Shop, www.amphi-shop.de ! Furthermore festival tickets are available at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box-offices, online at www.eventim.de, www.oeticket.com, www.ticketcorner.ch and as PRINT@HOME edition.


XIV. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2018

28. – 29. 
Juli 2018 DE – Köln | Tanzbrunnen

AND ONE + ASP
OMD + OOMPH! + MONO INC. + AGONOIZE
MIDGE URE + GOETHES ERBEN + SOLAR FAKE + JOACHIM WITT
AESTHETIC PERFECTION + UNZUCHT + NEUROTICFISH + FUNKER VOGT
[:SITD:] + ASSEMBLAGE 23 + GRENDEL + QNTAL + IN THE NURSERY
GIRLS UNDER GLASS + [X]-RX + SHE PAST AWAY + LEBANON HANOVER
MAD SIN + THE CREEPSHOW + CENTHRON + GRAUSAME TÖCHTER
HELDMASCHINE + PERSEPHONE + KIEW + SOVIET SOVIET
WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW + A PROJECTION + CORDE OBLIQUE
PRIEST + FUTURE LIED TO US + ES23 + INTENT:OUTTAKE
SCHEUBER + SYNTHATTACK + RROYCE + LA SCALTRA
 
+ many other bands & supporting programme coming soon

Info: www.amphi-festival.de
 or www.facebook.com/amphifestival
Original tickets: exclusively available at www.amphi-shop.de
 (worldwide shipping)
Festival tickets: also at all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM box-offices, online at www.eventim.dewww.oeticket.comwww.ticketcorner.ch
 and as PRINT@HOME edition.


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New acts confirmed for Infest 2018



This Morn' Omina and Elegant Machinery have been confirmed for Infest 2018. The bands join Aesthetic Perfection who was previously announced for the festival.

Formed in 1996 by Mika Goedrijk, This Morn’ Omina has often been credited with being the inventor of the genre “Tribal Industrial”, although in their own words they call their art “Ritual Musik.”

Heavily influenced by classic 80s acts like Yazoo, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Rational Youth and Robert Marlow. Elegant Machinery originally formed in 1988 under the name Pole Position, they changing their name to Elegant Machinery in 1989.


This years festival will take place from Thursday 23rd until Sunday 26th August at University of Bradford's Student Union and marks its 20th Anniversary. More lineup details and tickets will be available from the festival's official website: https://infestuk.com

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Angelspit lauches Kickstarter campaing for 'Puncture Marks'


Angelspit founder Zoog Von Rock, recently announced that a new remix album is being made, titled 'Puncture Marks', which will consist on tracks from the previous studio album, 'Black Dog Bite', released in 2017.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for the project with rewards that include digital copies of Puncture Marks, unreleased tracks, an Angelspit remix and a up-to-5 minutes music score for short films.

Remixers include Mr. Kitty, Abney Park, Go Fight, The Gothsicles, Inertia, The Mercy Cage, Stoneburner, PlantDamage, Adoration Destroyed, Erektor, Rodney Anonymous, Adventu Impar, and more to be announced.

According to Von Rock every song from their latest album 'Black Dog Bite' has been remixed in different styles, including EBM, 8bit, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Glitch, , Future Pop, IDM, Industrial, Darkwave, Synthwave, Cyberwave and more.

Angelspit recently remixed 'Vex' from the Stray Signal album by Planetdamage and relaunched their Patreon page as well.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1680729658/puncture-marks-angelspits-new-remix-album

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Monster Magnet release new video for the title track of 'Mindfucker'


American rock band Monster Magnet released the video for the title track of their upcoming album 'Mindfucker', scheduled to hit the stores in March 23 with Napalm Records. Said video is packed with all the Monster Magnet trademarks, such as orange amps, psychedelic patterns, the bullgod, flaming explosions.


The full-length album 'Mindfucker' is already available for pre-order in the band's official store, along with several stores and websites such as iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and Amazon. In late December 2017, Dave Wyndorf, the iconic mastermind of the band, stated that sound of the forthcoming studio album will be "full-ahead Detroit-style, early 70s, MC5 and Stooges type of rock."

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

CURVS announce ‘Hauntropics’



Norwegian synth-rockers CURVS show their fantastic ability to create eerie yet compelling music with their up-coming debut album ‘Hauntropics’ to be released on March 16 2018 via Fysisk Format. Inspired by stays in the tropics and the inclination to corrupt musical genres, ‘Hauntropics’ was born out of homemade compressors, rare pre amps and echo valves coupled with old drum machines, odd strings and analogue synths from Japan.

Childhood friends Hjalmar Myksvoll-Singh and Øystein Redalen own their own studio, converted from a potato cellar in Norway. Free rein during recording and inspiration from a multitude of genres ranging from krautrock to electropop has given Hauntropics its rich, psychedelic and indefinite sound.

Infused with driving guitar riffs and pumping bass synths, this record treats its listener to progressive electronic music reminiscent of French house artists like Kavinsky one minute, and propulsive Nirvana-esque punk the next. Their masterful production allows this record to flow naturally and enables the listener to share in their vision.

Lead single ‘Bamboo Town’ intrigues with glitchy, delayed drums and devilish guitar and bass parts. Along with the mysterious, atmospheric sound effects sewn into the track, the unrelenting bass and spectral, haunting production give this track a Mini Mansions-like quality.

Hjalmar and Øystein were almost entirely responsible for the recording and production of the album with mixing support from Nick Terry (The Libertines, Klaxons). They are joined live by Casiokids drummer Joachim Amundsen Trana and bassist Lasse Saurbrey.



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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Editorial, February 2018



It's been a long time since the last editorial update, but you're all big boys and girls and you don't need me to hold your hands every month and explain all the behind the scenes stuff at IVM, do you? Well, for those that do like these little updates here is another... little update.

First of all THANK YOU to everyone who has so far downloaded our latest compilation album, 'Blood Pack Vol. 5' – the tail end of last year saw me frantically putting this together and getting it ready for new years day. It features some amazing bands including: Angelspit, The Gothsicles, Deadfilmstar, Sounds Like Winter, Noir, Hardcore Pong, Cynical Existence, Veil of Thorns, Cold Therapy, and Chiron plus many more exclusive and unreleased tracks from international gothic, industrial and electronic bands. It also comes with an A4 PDF booklet containing bios and links for all the bands who have kindly donated a track.

To download it all you have to do is go to our bandcamp page here:

As with last year's compilation this is a pay what you want dowbnload. If you do choose to donate any money, please rest assured that it all goes to DKMS UK – a charity that helps fight blood cancer. Over the past couple of years, many big names as well as loved ones within our community have lost their lives to various forms of cancer, so please feel free to support our chosen charity via our compilations, or indeed any other charity compilation out there. It will all help.

In other news, you may have noticed a few changes to the website in the form of a new background and logo. Rest assured these are only cosmetic changes and the site still works and responds the same ways. There may be a few more changes to come in the near future, but again they won't be anything to radical.

Looking to the future, if you'd like to get involved with intravenous magazine, we're looking for motivated self-starters who can sniff out stories and make contact with bands and labels. If you want to be a part of the team head to WRITING FOR IVM. Also, if you are in a band or run a label etc. and you fancy writing a guest article/column, feel free to hit us up as well.

Hopefully the other things we have up our collective sleeve will be announced in the coming months. Until then, please enjoy the new (and previous) compilation albums, please donate, or at least share the link if you enjoy the album.

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