It almost seems as if KAIZER are not quite of this world, yet they manage to completely mask out the here and now and time and space and create their own, very special, extraordinary cosmos of sound: the KAIZER cosmos. A cosmos in which the most multifaceted elements of gothic, dark rock, NDH (‘New German Hardness’) and dark pop fuse into an illustrious, dark romantic potpourri that bewitches all the senses.
The indisputable fact: KAIZER know how to captivate their listeners and draw them into their spell with an extravagant mix of sounds. This mix equally comprises hard, punchy guitar riffs as well as enchanting melodies, sensitive moments, mesmerising grooves, epic cascades of sound, catchy rhythms and ambitious lyricism. The protagonists McMurdoch, Alexander Göran Frh. v. Sperling, Thomas v. Stachow, Nina v. Ackseli and Sr. Chris Hammond know their musical trade, which manifests itself spectacularly on this powerful debut disc. The years of friendship that bind the charismatic quintet (they have all previously been active in various artistic projects) are also reflected in the new album: KAIZER are aware of their strengths.
The Berlin five-piece thereby spectacularly succeed in breathing an expressive, authentic and individual nuance into every single number, which lends their debut work ‘Lebenszeitverschwender’ powerful dynamics and an exciting impetus. There are no limits to the delicate fine-tuning at work. So KAIZER show something of their dreamy, romantic side, yet also play with a coquettish, avant-garde attitude, emitting a casual nonchalance, before then digging deep under the surface and bringing forth emotions stamped with pain, sorrow, loss, fear, devotion, hope and longing. It’s this virtuoso range that enables KAIZER to stand out from the crowd: turbulent, rotating, unpredictable, poetic, diverse and as wonderful as life itself. Imperially good!
SHIV-R - "Cheshire Grin"
The 25th of August 2017 will see the release of SHIV-R's newest single, "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.
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Are you a gothic music Artist? All genres are welcome: dark wave, industrial, EBM, gothic rock, dark electro or neue deutsch Härte... We're looking for the sickest bands for the 4th volume of our darkTunes digital compilation "Gothic Music Orgy".
Do you want to join the orgy? Just send your best track to
Deadline: August 6th 2017 (midnight)
We will pick the best 50 tracks and release them on our „Gothic Music Orgy Vol.4“ compilation. The compilation will be digitally distributed world wide. Due to a massive marketing campaign thousands of gothic music fans will listen to your music.
We can't wait to listen to your songs!
PS1: the best part, it won't cost you anything!
PS2: This was Gothic Music Orgy Vol.3
We are very pleased and proud to say hellcome in the darkTunes family to the "hard-hitting and elegant industrial" band SHIV-R !!!
The new SHIV-R album “Requiem for the Hyperreal” and single “Cheshire Grin” will be carried by darkTunes Music Group for Europe and by Blind Mice Productions (the own label of SHIV-R's masterminds Pete Crane and Ben Lee Bulig) for the rest of the world.
More infos about these very promising releases soon...