Erased Tapes Collection III out now








Ja.La & Erased Tapes





Erased Tapes Collection III

Various Erased Tapes Artists


Album: Erased Tapes Collection III - Various Erased Tapes Artists -

Label: Erased Tapes Records

Distribuzione: Self

Release Date: 20 giugno 2011


London/Berlin-based Erased Tapes Records celebrate their 4th year with a brand new FREE digital label compilation.

Since early 2007 German-born initiator and founder of London/Berlin-based music label Erased Tapes Records, Robert Raths, has carved out a reputation for discovering innovative new artists from all around the globe. The label comprises a wide spectrum of music – from modern classical to hometronica, intelligent dance to unclassifiable pop music from the future – challenging and inspiring people of all ages alike.

In a recent interview for The Sunday Times, Raths explained: “Music has become so normalised into everything we do that many of the songs we consume on the radio, on our TV or computer screens, have somehow become sanitised. You listen to them, perhaps even get them stuck in your head, but they lack visceral appeal and imagination. So I guess people have started searching for a quiet place that allows them to reflect and dream, something thought-provoking, rather than bombarding.” It’s far from impossible, therefore, to imagine a world that has flipped on its axis, with kids infuriating their rock-loving parents by playing classical music. “The breaking of conventions might be less obvious than the breaking of windows and two-finger salutes,” Raths says, “but nevertheless I hear a subtle notion of change, which I sense is of this time.”





Scritto il 7 July 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

Ufomammut (2011)




Supporting NEUROSIS:

17th. Grunspan – Hamburg – D (w/ Amen Ra)

18th. Conne Island – Leipzig – D (w/ Amen Ra)

19th. Arena – Wien – D (w/ Amen Ra)

20th. Spaziale Festival – Torino – I

27th. FZW – Dortmund – D

29th. Effenaar – Eindhoven – NL

30th. LKA – Stuttgart – D



19th. Balla Coi Cinghiali Festival – Bardineto – I



14th. Superkronic – Leipzig – D

15th. Festaal Kreuzberg – Berlin – D

16th. Stengade – Copenaghen – DK

17th. Inkonst – Malmo – SWE

18th. Blitz – Oslo – NO

19th. Truck Stop Alaska – Goteborg – SWE

21st . Nuclear Night Club – Oulu - FI

22nd. Lutakko – Jyväskylä – FI

23rd. Yo-talo – Tampere – FI

24th. Korjaamo – Helsinki – FI

26th. Molotow – Hamburg – D

27th. Underground – Cologne – D

28th. 013 – Tilburg – NL

29th. Holland – TBC

30th. Baroeg – Rotterdam – NL



01st. Het Depot – Leuven – B

03rd. The Croft – Bristol – UK

04th - UK – TBA

05 th - UK – TBA

06th. Purple Turtle – London – UK

07th - France – TBA


Scritto il 22 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

Hot Head Show (2011)

18 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NE - w/Primus

19 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, NE - w/Primus

20 - Villadelfia, Antwerp, BE - Headline Show

21 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE - w/Primus

22 - La Cigale, Paris, FR - w/Primus

24 - Casa del Jazz, Rome, IT w/Gizmo

25 - Private Party, Alassio, IT

26 - Castello Sforzesco, Pavia, IT - w/Primus

27 - Pala Atlantico, Roma, IT - w/Primus

28 - Anfiteatro Sant Angelo, Perugia, IT - Headline Show

29 - Arena Vienna, Vienna, AT - w/Primus


05 - Columbiaclub, Berlin, DE - w/Primus

06 - Große Freiheitt, Hamburg, DE - w/Primus

08 - Artenschutztheater, Berlin, DE - Headline Show

09 - Indra, Hamburg, DE - w/Mister Mother

10 - Vega, Copenhagen, DK - w/Primus

11 - Driving Day

12 - Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK - w/Primus

13 - Brixton Academy, London, UK - w/Primus

Scritto il 15 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone












The Dark-Rock band THE SHIVER is proud to announce the Summer Tour 2011 to celebrate 5 years of career.

The band will be opening act for Papa Roach in Ekaterinburg and S.Petersburg (Russian Federation), then they will join the Ravenheart Music Fest in Birmingham (UK) and play with Winter in Eden in Nottingham (UK).

The Shiver will perform in Belgium, Germany and Italy in festivals and acoustic gigs also.


After the great feedback of “A New Horizon” and the release of “The Fragile Sound” music videoclip The Shiver will publish an Acoustic EP during the Summer.


You can follow the band on the official website!




Scritto il 13 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

Broken Melody new Lineup and new song‏







Big changes and news for the Melodic Heavy Metal band of Alghero. Change of addition of guitarist and keyboards. Emanuele Ninu, guitarist of the band since 2007, left the band for personal reasons and health problems for which all the band wish a fast recovery and offer max support. Emanuele has been a member of the band in the highlights of path, such as the UK tour in 2009 and the registration of the band’s first album “Mirroring Identities“. In addition, he participated in the drafting of some songs that will end on next album. Emanuele will be succeeded by Cristian Sotgiu, already active for many years in the music scene, composer, guitarist and violinist. The band says they are very happy and positive for the future and they are already working to readjust all content and the immediate plans.


Other news, certainly more cheerful, is the entrance into the formation of pianist and composer Giulio Fanelli, who will enrich the compositions of the band in a original and creative way.


It will be a totally new and exciting path. We are motivated by this change and confident about what will happen in the future“- said the band.



Along with the renewal of the line-up and graphics, the band will pay homage to the fans with an exclusive preview of a song entitled “A REASON TO LIVE” that will be part of the next album, listenable HERE. This song contains the lines rhythms played by Emanuele Ninu.



Scritto il 4 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

AMPHI FESTIVAL 2011 - Meloton, Amphi Café u.v.m. bestätigt!








VII. AMPHI FESTIVAL 2011 – The Orkus Open Air -


Dear Amphi Fans,

only a few weeks are left, until the 7th Amphi Festival starts off again. On 16th & 17th July 2011 the Orkus Open Air at Tanzbrunnen Cologne serves perfect enjoyment for musicfans worldwide to answer the all-known question: „Warum ist es am Rhein so schön?“ (Why is it so beautiful at the Rhein area?). By no surprise, anyone without a ticket should hurry-up now, as tickets for the festival will be sold-out very soon!


Advance booking contingents running short, secure remaining tickets now!

While tickets for the Amphi Camp are already gone for weeks, tickets for the Amphi Festival 2011 are getting short now as well! The pre order contingents are almost exhausted. According to experiences of the previous years there is only little time left until the remaining advance booking tickets are ultimately sold out. While stock lasts original Amphi Festival tickets are still available on our shop at


New!!! – Café hall at the Staatenhaus, including art gallery, merchants & more

Shortly before the festival we are able to announce another firecracker, boosting the overall festival experience! Like every year we´ve worked intensively on improving the Amphi Festival. Located at a sidewing of the Staatenhaus, we´re pleased to provide you with a full grown AMPHI FESTIVAL CAFÉ.

Alongsinde the well-known beachclub the Amphi Festival Café is planned to offer another big chill-out-zone with more than 700 seats, tables and additional gastronomic specialties. Also the café hall will be tied together by moody lighting and the Obsolete Angels art gallery, where famous photoartist ANNIE BERTRAM is going to present a collection of her most fascinating works.

As another attractor we expanded the merchant gallery, vitalizing the café setting the Staatenhaus with lots of interesting additional stands. Also new: the signings sessions, formerly located at the entrance of the Tanzbrunnen, have moved near the café-area inside the Staatenhaus.


MELOTRON completing the Amphi Festival 2011

There´s hardly another German speaking band within the last years, that created such an own unique profile like MELOTRON. From Moscow to Washington, Buenos Aires to Kabul or Tel Aviv… MELOTRON are the most exciting export-hits within the field of German written electro-pop and an undisputable capacity within the electro scene worldwide. It is our pleasure to complete the current Amphi Festival programme with MELOTRON and their singer AndyK, who already took part in the first festival, being our host in 2005. Now in 2011 he is playing with his band on the Amphi stage for the very first time!


MUSIK SOLDAT – Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk) moving to the Staatenhaus

Music pioneer – visionary – book author: as a former member and drummer of the world famous German band Kraftwerk from 1974 till 1986, Wolfgang Flür surely dwells among the most important personalities in German music history. At the Amphi Festival we welcome Wolfgang Flür with his DJ project MUSIK SOLDAT. As a reaction to the positive feedback we received, Wolfgang Flür will not kick off Saturday´s aftershowparty at the theatre, but perform a “Saturday night late special” at the Staatenhaus, serving an extra portion “Elektroknirsch!”.


Fascinating photographies and juicy pixels at the Theater

Even the programme for our third stage, at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen, has now been completed. Beside photo-artist ANNIE BERTRAM, presenting her latest book „Obsolete Angels“, H.O.N.E.Y. (Welle: Erdball) and Milo Mundt (Protovision) are planning to hold a frivolous interactive talk about C64 – PORNOGRAPHIC-ART (admittance: P18).


Offizielle Amphi-Pre Party am 15.07. – jetzt Tickets vorbestellen:

Back in 2010 the official Amphi Festival Pre-Party at Alter Wartesaal Cologne has been sold out, so that some visitors had to leave without partying. That´s why our colleagues of the Memphis-Team set up an online ticket order for this year´s edition of the pre-party. As usual attendants with Amphi Festival ticket pay 4,00 €, attendants without Amphi Festival ticket pay 8,00 €.





Scritto il 1 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone










We are very happy to announce the brand new partnership between Wormholedeath/Dreamcell 11 and the Symphonic Metal band Níobeth for the release of their second album “Silvery Moonbeams” scheduled for September 3rd 2011.


The album has been recorded in Mathlab Recording Studio by Jonathan Mazzeo in Prato (Italy) and mixed by Fernando Asensi in Valencia (Spain) at Fireworks Studios. Mika Jusila mastered the whole project at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki (Finland).


Promotional tour dates will be announced soon.


Scritto il 1 June 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

AMBRAMARIE - “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”‏





Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

AmbraMarie has been portrayed as one of the most beautiful and powerful female voices of the Italian rock scene. Straight afterwards her partecipation at the infamous talent show “X-Factor” during 2009 (Italian edition, broadcasted by channel RaiDue) she took up a long and important tour hitting italian and foreign major cities. The young Italian rocker from Bergamo has been recently working at the West Link Studio with producer Alessandro Paolucci (Prozac +, Vanilla Sky) on the making of her long-awaited debut album which will be released in Autumn 2011.

AmbraMarie’s team includes Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode, The Cure, Paul McCartney).

Thanks to her strong personal experience and the help and collaboration of her band, AmbraMarie’s path as a composer eventually took shape. Every track on the album has been developed attuned to her powerful, scratched yet melodic voice and along with a rock fondness.

The album, containing 14 tracks, will be released in 2 versions, one for the Italian market, the other designed for the foreign market.

The album title “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” is a quotation from a famous speech delivered by Steve Jobs at the Stenford University. Those words, in fact, strongly impressed AmbraMarie.

Get ready for an emotional album with punchy groove…

Scritto il 19 May 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

YNDY T.WITCH from STORY OF JADE signed an endorsement deal with ROTODRUM‏






Story Of Jade nd Alkemist Fanatix Europe are proud to announce that YNDY T.WITCH signed an endorsement deal with ROTODRUM.


Soon on-line, pictures and details about Yndy’s “Avant Time“, the innovative and revolutionary drum kit that fundamentally change the way we understand the instrument… check it out at

they kick ass!





Scritto il 18 May 2011 | Sakara Mikepone





My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce that they have signed one of the best Italian Power Metal band ever: DRAKKAR. We will release their brand new album titled “When Lightning Strikes” on October 10th.


The album has been recorded and mixed at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stanciou (Labyrinth, Crown Of Autumn) and mastered at House Of Audio/Hofa by Jürgen Lusky (Angra, Pink Cream 69). It’s once again an epic concept album that melds powerful riffs, majestic melodies and a true metal attitude. The release will be followed and promoted by a series of live shows in Europe.


The dragonship sails on.




Scritto il 7 May 2011 | Sakara Mikepone




JaLa & Erased Tapes






Label: ErasedTapes Records/Self


World’s End Girlfriend is a Japanese composer whose work blends complex sound structures with beautiful melodies, reaching from electronic glitch to jazz-infused rock to modern classical. Captivating, enthralling and like nothing you’ve heard before, WEG makes for a surprising yet central addition to London contemporary music label Erased Tapes.

His brand new album ‘SEVEN IDIOTS’ will finally bereleased outside of Japan this April. Shifting seamlessly from catchy pop hooks to elaborate orchestrations and brutal IDM drones, it’s an irregular pop album – filled with twists and turns that will haveyou reaching for the repeat button. At first recorded with vocals, he took the unusual composing method of building up the songs before erasing all of their vocal parts. By dismantling and re-constructing each track, WEG has produced a genre-defying album that truly transcends categorisation.

World’s End Girlfriend hails from Nagasaki Kyushu, Japan and currently resides in Tokyo. Fascinated by his father’s classical music collection,he began his foray intosound at the tender age of 10, creating his earlycompositions on keyboard, guitar, tape recorders and computers. To date he has composed more than 600 songs, for the most part unreleased testaments of his early experimentations.

WEG first came on Europe’s radar in 2002, invited to perform at Barcelona’s renowned Sonar Festival. On the back of the collaborative album ’Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain’ with Japanese post-rockband Mono, he embarked on extensive tours in Europe and North America in 2005, returning for an appearance at ATP Festival in 2008. Recently performing as a seven-piece ensemble, WEG’sostentious live show is currently selling out 800 capacity venues in Asia. Filmmakers seem smitten too, with the Go Shibata directed movie ‘LateBloomer’ (2004) and the internationally renowned ‘Air Doll’ (2009) by award-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda both featuring soundtracks created by World’s End Girlfriend.

The music video for ‘Les Enfants du Paradis’, taken from ‘SEVEN IDIOTS‘, has already received over 90.000 views on YouTube. Directed by Yohei Saito, this beguiling visual represents the high level of interest given to WEG’s music, not widely available outside of Asia – until now.



Scritto il 2 May 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

CRYSALYS - The Awakening Of Gaia




Surrounded by a magnificent modern metal scenery, a theatrical soprano goes back to the roots of Italian Opera Lirica and leads us through this wonderful Post-Opera masterpiece…


The end or the beginning, according to your own point of view, will come under the hits of the loyal first-borns, the Elements. Mankind, deceiving itself to pave the way for its own future and choosing for Mother Earth’s destiny, will turn back to dust to become food for a new flourishing nature.

The innocence of a little child, Angelica, will quench the Mother’s thirst for revenge and purification, and show her that a sparkle of hope and uniqueness is still left in mankind. Eventually men, following their own nature, will certainly miss this new opportunity, and will perpetrate injustice and destruction caused by their greed and their intrinsic need for power and control.

However, all these events will make sense if, as a sprouting seed, man will grow the awareness of the beauty of this world, of all the creatures and entities living on the surface and in the depths of the planet. Sometimes we feel attracted by these entities and we even get in touch with them.

The Earth itself is a living being and it is even more alive than we all are.”



Crysalys are the heralds of a new musical hybrid named Post-Opera. They already recorded two self-released EPs (“White Lotus On Acheron’ Shroes”, 2007 and “…And Let The Innocence Dream”, 2009) and now they are ready to enter the spotlight with their highly-awaited debut album “The Awakening Of Gaia”.


The Italian band’s first full length will be released by WormHoleDeath/Aural Music on September 23rd. The album has been mixed by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beneath the Massacre etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila, while Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth, Nevermore etc.) has created a wonderful graphic concept for the band’s apocalyptic fairytale.


The Awakening Of Gaia” starts with the release of the band’s first video directed by Salvatore Perrone (Exilia, Serenity, Bring Me The Horizon etc.). The song could be described as a balanced mix of operatic grandeur and futuristic vibes.



Scritto il 29 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

KENOS present the new singer







 KENOS present the new singer.



Italian techno deathsters Kenos announce the departure from the band’s singer Alex Giudice, while maintaining the reasons confidentiality.


Michele Spallieri (Grivers, Symmetric Disorder) will be new the new singer of the band. The band is currently in the terms of upcoming events with Michele in the new frontman role.



Scritto il 27 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

A brand new video from THE SHIVER is OUT NOW!

The brand new video from THE SHIVER is OUT NOW!

The Fragile Sound” is a new single from the Album “A New Horizon” (Aural Music/Dreamcell11 - Reality Ent).

Check it out!

Scritto il 26 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone

Code Pie - Love Meets Rage available now



Love Meets Rage is the new album from Code Pie.


Available April 5th on Flagless and Indiecater records (and March 29th on Bandcamp), the 10-song album is the third full-length release from the Canadian band. Love Meets Rage was culled from 2 years worth of recorded jam sessions at Code Pie’s Dirt Studio in Montreal.



Scritto il 22 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone



Legendary black / thrashers Necrodeath are set to release their definitive retrospective CD ‘The Age Of Fear’ May 26th, 2011 and June 14th, 2011 on Scarlet Records.

Featuring songs from their entire back catalogue, starting with 1987’s legendary debut album ‘Into The Macabre’ until their latest ‘Old Skull’, ‘The Age Of Fear’ captures the entire essence of the band to this day whilst awaiting their next new album, to be released in the fall of 2011 on Scarlet Records.

‘The Age of Fear’ features 15 classic tracks including the previously unreleased “onyric” version of the song ‘Queen Of Desire’, featuring guest appearances by Giorgia Gueglio (Mastercastle) on vocals and Botys Beezart (Godyva) on piano, the stunning cover version of Slayer’s ‘Black Magic’ and the live version of the band’s own ‘The Theory’. The beautiful artwork was made by French artist Pierre-Alain D. at 3mmi Design.

Scritto il 16 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone



VII. Amphi Festival 2011 – The Orkus Open Air

Amphi Festival 2011 – Line-up almost complete!

Joining Nitzer Ebb, Covenant, Feindflug, Hocico, Agonoize and Leæther Strip Belgium´s supreme hard-electro ambassador Johan van Roy expands the meeting of finest to an electronic G7 summit with SUICIDE COMMANDO. Equally enthralling, though in a different way, the synth-pop veterans DE/VISION take it on a little more gently. Also IN STRICT CONFIDENCE have confirmed their appearance at the Amphi Festival 2011, while the new 80´s-influenced all star project FUNKHAUSGRUPPE, featuring members of Welle: Erdball, Die Perlen, Hertzinfarkt and Sonnenbrandt, will climb the stage with an exclusive festival performance.

Synth-pop in a different „mode“ awaits you with pianist Lars Arnold. Under the motto CLASSIC & DEPECHE the artist will give a classic piano concert with some of the greatest hits by the legendary Brits at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen. ROME from Luxemburg are on their part about to enchant you with an acoustic version of their folk noir. Beside these aural pleasures the music theatre genre enriches the experience of the Amphi Festival 2011 as well with a true masterpiece. Based loosely on a tale by the Brothers Grimm the SALONORCHESTER WEIMAR plays “Hänsel & Gretel - ein Schauermärchen (a horrific tale)“ with music of Rammstein, Mozart and Bach.

FESTIVAL SUMMER 2011 – Electro, rock and the best of both worlds:

While spring starts to unfold, the annual festival season is nearing with giant leaps as well. Where and when the music plays is what we would like to share with you today, introducing our festival highlights of 2011:

V. Zita Rock Festival – 18./19.06.2011 – Berlin / Citadel

zita2011.jpgThe upbeat will be conducted by the ZITA ROCK FESTIVAL. On 18./19. June 2011 the message is „rock!“ at the Citadel Spandau in Berlin, featuring twelve top-acts, spanning a variety between folkrock, industrial, gothic rock and metal:


MONO INC. / ZIN / +1 additional band


One of Zita Rock´s most impressive assets can be found in the citadel itself. The renaissance fortress, built in the 16th century, characterizes the unique spirit of the Zita Rock Festival. Down to earth, straightforward, honest and familial, the Zita Rock belongs to the most beautiful Open Air Festivals of the summer. A perfect mixture of engaging rock-salvos and relaxed atmosphere!

16./17.07.2011 Cologne / Tanzbrunnen

On 16. & 17. July the time is on for the powerful eminence among the summer festivals. Seven is the count at the Amphi Festival 2011 – The Orkus Open Air and not only Nitzer Ebb - as one of the headlining acts - are expected to increase the activity at Cologne´s Tanzbrunnen. The entire line up lets the hearts of scene-members and music lovers beat faster for the seventh time!

This year the Amphi Festival offers an irresistible variety with more than 40 acts on three stages. From industrial, ebm and electropop over powerful gothic- and folkrock, to dark romantic acoustic shows, scenic concerts, reading performances and talks the Amphi Festival 2011 gathers the broadest possible spectrum on an excellent level.

Confirmed so far:


Mirroring this incredible selection of artists the audience already made their choice. After the festival has been sold out in advance in 2008 and 2010, people from more than 30 countries already announced their attendance for 2011.

So don´t hesitate to secure your ticket for the highlight of the dark festival summer and be a part of it, before it is too late!

II. E-tropolis Festival 2011 - 03.09.2011 – Berlin / Columbia compound

The season will be concluded with a return to the German capital. On 03. September 2011 we are powering up the machines for the II. E-tropolis Festival at the Columbia compound in Berlin:

Being darker harder and louder than the rest – we have a startling line up of 15 bands, playing onstage of the C-Hall and the C-Club, to send you on the electronic dance-floor with powerful live performances. Be it EBM, electropop or industrial, with the E-tropolis Festival you are always in the centre of the stream, experiencing a condensed current of electronic sounds, including:


Amphi Festival Gift-Box almost sold out!

Whether for birthdays, general celebrations or special occasions, like a passed exam, a wedding and many more, the Amphi Festival Gift-Box always stands as a suitable and smart present, that offers so much more! With great music, a sweet seduction and an unforgettable festival experience, you bear in your heart and mind forever.

Within its timeless elegant shape, finished with high-quality metal-embossing, the Amphi Festival Gift-Box 2011 carries:

1x original weekend ticket for the Amphi Festival 2011
1x Amphi Festival sampler 2010 with 17 songs from Combichrist, Eisbrecher, Letzte Instanz, Skinny Puppy and many more!
1x bar of Amphi Festival gift chocolate (100gram)
1x car window sticker 50,0cm x 4,4cm white / silver (your choice)
1x Amphi Festival sticker (14,8 cm x 5 cm)
1x Amphi postcard (great for greeting, wishes and personal dedications)

Scritto il 9 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone



Nettwerk is excited to announce that PETER MURPHY has signed to its label roster to release his upcoming ninth studio album, aptly titled NINTH, out JUNE 6, 2011. The former Bauhaus iconic frontman has also just announced spring tour dates, including a stop in Austin, TX during SXSW.


Murphy is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s growing label roster, which currently includes active artists like Ladytron, Angus & Julia Stone and fellow recent signing William Fitzsimmons, as well as catalogue artists like Skinny Puppy and Severed Head. Says Mark Jowett, Nettwerk VP of International A&R/Publishing, “We are honored to be releasing Peter’s excellent new album Ninth and to introduce him to a whole new bastion of fans.


Currently living between Istanbul and New York City, Peter ignited a new generation of fans in 2009 while appearing with Trent Reznor during his final Nine Inch Nails tour at New York’s Terminal 5. He caused a sensation joining Reznor and his band to perform The Downward Spiral favorite “Reptile,” along with Murphy’s “Strange Kind Of Love” and Bauhaus‘ “Kick in the Eye.”


Always one to capture the zeitgeist of the moment, 2010 saw Murphy also in a central cameo appearance as “The Cold One” in Eclipse, the most recent installment of the Twilight series. When approached about the role, flattered and amused by the offer, Murphy said, “Who else could have and should have done it?” he laughed. “It was really lovely and smart of David Slade to ask me…I was honored, actually.


Ninth marks Murphy’s first solo album since the successful Bauhaus reunion tour in 2005, which included an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where Peter famously descended to the stage upside down on a chain from the rafters. Be prepared for more of Peter Murphy’s unequaled performances on his spring tour, featuring new material from the forthcoming Nettwerk album Ninth.


Scritto il 6 April 2011 | Sakara Mikepone




Ja.La Media Activities e Nettwerk Music Group



have ready the video Ace Of Hz, unreleased in Best Of 00-10 out of 28 March 2011

click here to see the video by Chino Moya

and released on Greatest Hits celebrating 10 years of band’s activity

Best - Of 00-10

(Nettwerk Music Group/Self)

The narrative of the past decade of electronic music would not be complete without a chapter on Ladytron – although the Liverpool-born quartet’s global fanbase would argue that the band wrote the book on it.
Over a ten year career the foursome of Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo have fashioned four albums of deliriously buzzing, whip-smart electro-pop that have kept them ahead of the curve and in a league of their own.
In celebration of their ten years together, the quartet are releasing ‘The Best Of 00 – 10’ featuring key tracks from 604Light & Magic, Witching Hour and Velocifero  - and two brand new songs.  A two-disc deluxe version will include band favourites and an 80-page photo book for collectors.
In addition to this Best Of Ladytron will be re-issuing their seminal albums 604, Light & Magic and Witching Hour – which include bonus tracks - from January 17th.
Widely recognised as a inspiration for many of today’s artists who embrace the electronic genre, Ladytron formed in the late 1990’s.  With their shared appreciation of French electronica, Krautrock and various modes of pop, the band stood apart in a musical landscape then populated by guitar-based bands and house music.  Their debut 604 – including such classics as Playgirl – won universal acclaim and they continued to develop their sound with 2002’s landmark album Light & Magic featuring the singles Seventeen, Blue Jeans and Evil.  In the intervening years, Ladytron – having expanded their touring line up to include a bassist and drummer – delivered the albums Witching Hour and Velocifero winning further critical plaudits and toured extensively around the world.  The release of this Best Of precedes a new studio album scheduled for release later this year.



Scritto il 29 March 2011 | Sakara Mikepone




PTSD with Marco Minnemann on drums announcing the new album.

Great, very great, absolutely great news from PTSD side. First of all the band reached a great deal with one of the best drummer in the world, MARCO MINNEMANN (now rumored to be the new DREAM THEATER drummer but also with Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath, Joe Satriani) who has already recorded the drums parts for the next full lenght probably ready to be released in the summer via My Kingdom Music with the title “A Sense Of Decay“. The album will be anticipated by the single “Event Horizon” which will feature the videoclip of the song and other unreleased stuff.

It will contain 13 songs for about 60 minutes of extreme articulated and variegated Post Metal. For the mix of the album PTSD have a deal with JIM CARUANA (among his works there are mainstream stars of the International music business like Jeff Buckley, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce etc.).

At the same time the band is organizing with some agencies a tour in Europe (15 gigs) with the same Marco Minnemann on drums.

Expect great news from this side in the next weeks.

Promo video clip presenting the new album here






Scritto il 8 March 2011 | Sakara Mikepone




CROWN OF AUTUMN join forces with My Kingdom Music.

My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce that they have signed one of the best Italian Metal band ever: CROWN OF AUTUMN. We will release their brand new album titled “Splendours From The Dark” on May 6th.

Crown Of Autumn rise again after more than a decade of enchanted sleep with their dreamy melodies, epic rides, warlike fury and of course those typical medieval inserts which made their 1997 debut “The Treasures Arcane” a true underground cult.

So commented the band: “After negotiations with several labels we have just signed a deal with MY KINGDOM MUSIC and we are really excited to work with them for the quality, non-conformism and artistic sophistication of their releases. To present this new full length album we could just say that it is a musical kaleidoscope of past and future enigmas, brought to your ears by a very compact and fresh sound that never betrays our roots. A renewed line-up gives to the 11 songs of “Splendours From The Dark” the most intense expression ever, alternating various vocal styles such as dark whispers, powerful male singing, wrathful screams and delicate female vocals touches.

It’s for sure a new milestone along CROWN OF AUTUMN’s artistic path“.






For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, Svart1, for a Compilation project.

The album will be released on April 1st, 2011.

All the benefits shall be reversed to Chernobyl Children International ( ), a non-profit organisation with United Nations NGO status, in order to help people suffering from Radiation Poisoning.


Scritto il 17 February 2011 | Sakara Mikepone






GHOSTRIDER (Raw Metal - Italy)

VOLCANO (Thrash - Brasil)



Friday October 29

FINLAND - Tampere

Vastavirta Club


Saturday October 30

FINLAND - Helsinki

Darkside Club


Scritto il 26 October 2010 | Sakara Mikepone




Festival of avant-garde music and language side
Fifth Edition

23 September-2 October 2010
Center for Art and Culture Castello San Michele, Cagliari
Department of Architecture, Cagliari
Fifth edition of the SIGNAL festival dedicated to contemporary music

Experimentation, research, improvisation on new forms of sound, with an eye towards the most significant expressions of past sound is the type of SIGNAL, a festival dedicated to contemporary music and its many side languages now in its fifth edition. As September 23 and during 10 days, various artists and musicians with a leading role in contemporary national and international landscape will be busy between shows, live sets and performances, among them Herman Kolgen, Otolab, Ikue Mori, Erikm, Sonoma. In Cagliari two locations will be the backdrop to the events: the “Castello San Michele”, that will host live sets and video, and the Faculty of Architecture, dedicated mainly to the workshops.


Organized by TiConZero, active since 1995 in Cagliari in music and theater, the festival aims since its first edition to propose innovative sound tracks mainly thanks to the use of new technologies applied to sound. This year, more than in past editions, SIGNAL presents itself as a festival of performing arts on many levels, where the perception size exceeds preset limits of art, sound and image and sound visual suggestions merge completely with the space.
To enrich the offerings of the festival there are workshops, in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture of Cagliari, which will see the active participation of the audience space to methods of production and processing of video mapping but also for some considerations reflection on ecology with Project “Alig’Art” creativity applied to recycled items.

SIGNAL is implemented with the assistance of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia
Province of Cagliari, Cagliari City.




Extremely varied the proposed audiovisual performances programmed in the Department of Architecture in the picturesque scenery of the Castello San Michele, for the occasion theater LIGHT CAST interactive video installation handled by Manuel Carreras, Marcello Cualbu, Michael Casanova of the collective Quit.
It starts with Herman Kolgen on Thursday, September 23, a multimedia and interdisciplinary artist of Canadian origin. Kolgen can be defined as a audiocinetico sculptor, since fingerprints can transform sound into images that expand into space with the use of magnetic fields, x-rays, pigment particles and noise. His installation, “Dust”, is inspired by Duchamp and Man Ray photography of the twenties.

The second day will see the meeting of two islanders artists: Paolo Sanna, percussionist and explorer of rhythms, and Uncodified (Corrado Altieri), for the performance “Tamaire” conceived and improvised on the striking steel sculptures by Andrea Forges. Subsequently, the Catalan draft Sonom will offer a fascinating experiment with holographic projections on synchronized sound and music.

The four Sonom musicians through audiovisual installations focus relations between the waves and the human perception, using practical hybrid technology from recycled materials and tools to self analogical and digital devices.
The third day, Saturday, September 25, Stefano Guzzetti from Cagliari will propose the live performance with “Microcosmos”, audiovisual performance based on electronic sounds and field recordings which describe a life of their own little worlds.

To accompany the music, the images created by Svart1 (Raymond Gaviano). From 22.30 space will be given to Otolab, a Milanese collective that includes musicians, DJs, video artists, architects and web designers for a unique path whose objective is testing and audiovisual research. Together the Propose Black Gardens, images and sounds mixed in the exploration of a metaphorical garden at night.
The following Thursday will be the turn of Fabrizio Casti, Oscar Pizzo, Claudio Sinatti and Mauro Zurria together for a unique ensemble that combines piano and flute to an eclectic and original sound and visual work, with the music of Philip Glass, Somei Satoh, Giacinto Scelsi.

On Friday, October 1 the Castle will host “Helycrisum Stoechas, pictures and videos made by Svart1 from Cagliari. The video is shot entirely in Sardinia (between the Cagliari Saline and Funtanazza) and industrial landscapes that capture the stunning backdrop to dark sounds and heavy array of dark-ambient.

Followed by “Treasure Hunt”, the concert came from a search of the residence resulted in compositional Art Ikue Mori, Maja Ratkje and Sylvie Courvoisier, Alessandro Olla and Simon Balestrazzi: the objective is to explore and test sound, as in a treasure hunt, starting from different tracks and get to explore geographies, sensitivity, far - away experiences. .
the final evening, the Department of Architecture of Cagliari, is entrusted to a unique interaction between the greek-roman fight and experimental music: starting from the stimulus provided by two athletes engaged in combat, Gianluca Pischedda and Francesco Calandrino create an improvisation sound that draws on the disciplines of physics and Motor. Calandrino, from Sicily, is an eclectic artist who works in the field of sound research through the use of low-fi equipment.
In closing, eRikm, artist of Marseille, will propose a set of sounds and music on vinyl, where the composition is based on a process in which accidental sound construction come together as thought, instinct and an extraordinary musical sensitivity.

The session will take place in various laboratory spaces at the Department of Architecture, in Via Santa Croce in the Castello district of Cagliari, and at the headquarters of TiConZero, in via Libia 9 in Quartucciu (Cagliari).
Like every year, great space to work on improvisation, composition, research: Geography Sound explores the creative possibilities arising from the encounter between different sensibilities that will gather for an artistic residency in the study the TiConZero between September 25 and October 2: Ikue Mori, a Japo-American artist considered one of the pioneers of the no-wave and noise, which is currently committed to working with artists like John Zorn Electric Masada, Maja Ratkje, Norwegian composer and electronic musician, and Sylvie Corvousier, French composer and pianist who moves between radical jazz and contemporary improvisation.

The ARCHITECTURAL MAPPING laboratory is based upon external projections(Department of Architecture, from September 27 to 30) and uses the software Quartz Composer: the teachers are, Manuel Carreras, Marcello and Michele Casanova Cualbu who illustrate the possibility of using the façade of a building as a three-dimensional screen to enliven and decorate.
The novelty of 2010 SIGNAL ALIG’ART workshops will be devoted to creative recycling with three events scheduled on Saturday October 2, at the Department of Architecture: ECOPAPERDESIGN, edited by Michael Casanova, using paper and cardboard in furniture production with zero environmental impact; MY TRASH HOME designed by MadeInTrash, with the aim of giving new life to obsolete or insignificant objects using creativity, and SOUND RECYCLING, edited by Michael Taylor, on the production of sounds starting from recycling of everyday objects.


By the collective Alig’Art Sustainable Happiness is the project which includes a workshop and an exhibition ALIG’ART EXPO ‘. Strictly recycled materials, that have lost their function and have acquired a new vitality, musical instruments born from materials no longer useful or processing residues are the focus of this exhibition that can be visited between September 24 and October 2 in the Department of Architecture spaces.

Scritto il 13 September 2010 | Sakara Mikepone

Sad Lovers & Giants – Photo Report live @ Rome



Beautiful photographic reportage dedicated to one of the fundamental band of romantic Darkwave, the  Sad Lovers & Giants.

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Scritto il 25 August 2010 | Sakara Mikepone


plastic_made_sofa.jpgAfter playing on the prestigious stage in the Heineken Jammin Festival latest edition.
The song “Candy” is in rotation on the network and on dozens of national radio video of their first single is in rotation on all major music channels
The album “Charlie’s Bondage Club“, was well received by critics and audiences
Now PLASTIC MADE SOFA landed in America … PLASTIC MADE SOFA on tour with 20 dates in the States.
August 25th - di Piazzas (Long Beach)
5205 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804-4442
August 27 - Lighthouse (Hermosa Beach)
August 30 - Cat Club (Hollywood)
8911 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069-1811
September 2 - J. King Neptunes (Sunset Beach)
17115 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (866) 600-9262
September 3 - Lighthouse (Hermosa Beach)
September 4 - Good Hurt Club (Venice)
12249 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066-3813
September 5 - Suzy’s (Hermosa Beach)
1141 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
September 12 - the Mint (Hollywood)
6010 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035-2625

Scritto il 19 July 2010 | Sakara Mikepone


RID5maggio2009_3737.jpgJa.La Media Activities and DNA CONCERTI presents:
Jennifer Gentle
The psychedelic Marco Fasolo’s band occurs during the summer with a particular show in a duo that has the repertory of the band (only Italian band signed by  Seattle label Sub Pop who signed Nirvana, Soundgarden, Shins …) some sketches of new songs and cover songs really special!
Here are the dates:
21 LUGLIO – ROMA – CAVEA AUDITORIUM (opening act per JONSI – cantante dei Sigur Ros)
 22 LUGLIO – FERRARA – PIAZZA CASTELLO/BANDS APART (Opening Act per JONSI – cantante dei Sigur Ros)
Dates are constantly updated …
Waiting for the new Sub Pop album, scheduled for early 2011, Jennifer Gentle return to tour the peninsula with some dates and select a show noise and detail.




PTSD on tour with EVERGREY
My Kingdom Music is proud to announce that PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) will be the official supporter band for the upcoming EVERGREY European tour.
The tour will touch in 16 dates Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland.

Scritto il 16 June 2010 | Sakara Mikepone

Ladytron (2008 - 2009)

10.15.08 - Gebaude 9 - Koln Germany
10.17.08 - Free Form Festival - Warsaw Poland
10.18.08 - Studio Club - Krakow Poland
10.20.08 - Lucerna Music Bar - Prague Czech Republic
10.21.08 - Vienna Arena - Vienna Austria
10.22.08 - Abart - Zurich Switzerland
10.24.08 - Circolo degli Artisti - Rome Italy
10.25.08 - Estragon - Bologna Italy
10.27.08 - Apolo - Barcelona Spain
10.29.08 - Joy Eslava - Madrid, Spain
10.30.08 - Kafe Antzokia - Bilbao Spain
10.31.08 - La Industria Copera - Granada Spain
11.01.08 - El Loco - Valencia Spain
11.03.08 - Casa de Musica - Porto Portugal
11.04.08 - Lux - Lisbon Portugal
11.07.08 - Botanique - Brussels Belgium
11.08.08 - Melkweg Main - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11.14.08 - Cockpit - Leeds England
11.15.08 - Kasbah - Coventry England
11.18.08 - Academy - Oxford England
11.19.08 - Academy - Bristol England
11.20.08 - To be announced
11.21.08 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London England
11.23.08 - Concorde 2 - Brighton England
11.24.08 - Academy 2 - Manchester England
11.25.08 - Academy - Sheffield England
11.26.08 - ABC - Glasgow Scotland
11.28.08 - Moshulu - Aberdeen Scotland
11.29.08 - The Stiff Kitten - Belfast Ireland
11.30.08 - Tripod - Dublin Ireland
12.02.08 - Tavastia - Helsinki Finland
12.03.08 - Debaser - Stockholm Sweden
12.05.08 - KB - Malmo Sweden
12.06.08 - Loppen - Copenhagen Denmark
12.07.08 - Rockafeller- Oslo Norway

22 maggio 2009 – Treviso @ New Age
23 maggio 2009 – Torino @ Hiroshima

10/07/2009 -  Torino – Traffic Free Festival

Scritto il 15 October 2008 | Sakara Mikepone

Talibam (2008)

   - 16 ottobre @ Jarmusch Club - *Caserta*
   - 17 ottobre @ sinister noise - *Roma*
   - 18 ottobre @ Taverna del maltese - *Bari*
   - 19 ottobre @ House Party show - *Bari*
   - 21 ottobre @ Centrodenro - *Perugia*
   - 22 ottobre @ officine 49 - *Cesena*
   - 23 ottobre @ Lazzaretto - *Bologna*
   - 24 ottonre @ Circolo DaunTown - *Milano*
   - 25 ottobre @ Perchè no - *Verbania-Cusio-Ossola*

Scritto il 15 October 2008 | Sakara Mikepone

Adam Green (2008)

Sat 8 FRANC​E,​ Rouen​ Le 106
Sun 9 FRANC​E,​ Toulo​use Kleo
Mon 10 FRANC​E,​ Paris​ L’​Alham​bra
Tue 11 FRANC​E,​ Dijon​ La Vapeu​r
Wed 12 SWITZ​ERLAN​D,​ Basel​ Avo Sessi​ons
Thur 13 OFF
Fri 14 ITALY​,​ Firen​ze Viper​
Sat 15 ITALY​,​ Turin​ Spazi​o 211

Sunday 14th December – Meredith Music Festival (day) +
Sunday 14th December – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne (night)
Tuesday 16th December – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday 17th December – The Zoo, Brisbane

Scritto il 15 October 2008 | Sakara Mikepone


Fiorella_Mannoia_new.jpgNew album for Fiorella Mannoia, IL MOVIMENTO DEL DARE.

Fiorella Mannoia, after 7 years from the publication of the last album with unpublished songs, has just finished recording the new disc expected due out Nov. 7.

Many surprises among the authors who wrote and composed new songs specially for her for the first time is Luciano LigabueIo posso dire la mia sugli uomini” who will be the first single in radio in the coming weeks.

Scritto il 8 October 2008 | Sakara Mikepone

Beatrice Antolini (2008 - 2009)

17 ottobre 2008 ­ Bologna @ Covo Club
31 ottobre 2008 - Modena @ Kalinka
07 novembre 2008 - Roma @ Teatro Piccolo di Pietralata
08 novembre 2008 ­ Bassano Del Grappa @ Shindy Club
28 novembre 2008 ­ Albenga @ Festival Su la testa
29 novembre 2008 - Firenze @ Auditorium Flog
12/12/2008 - Roma @ Circolo degli Artisti
13/12/2008 - Torino @ Spazio 211
18/12/2008 - Milano @ Circolo Magnolia
26/12/2008 - Napoli @ Tba
27/12/2008 - Cosenza @ Partyzan – Spazio Zabrinskie
28/12/2008 - Bari @ Teatro Kismet
29/12/2008 - Lecce @ Istanbul Cafè
14/01/2009 - Modena @ OFF
16/01/2009 - Brescia @ Lio Bar
17/01/2009 - Cavriago @ Calamita
06/02/2009 – Seriate (BG) @ Teatro Gavazzeni
13/02/2009 - Conegliano (TV) @ Zion Rock Club
28/02/2009 - Carpi (MO)@ Mac’è
05/03/2009 – Perugia @ Loop
06/03/2009 – Arezzo @ Karemaski
07/03/2009 – Roma @ FNAC – ore 19,30
07/03/2009 – Roma @ Circolo degli Artisti
08/03/2009 – Bologna @ Salotto Musica – Arteria
19/03/2009 Ferrara @ Renfe
21/03/2009 Milano @ Circolo Magnolia – Maledetta Primavera Rockit Party
30/03/2009 Teatro Camploy-Verona
05/04/2009 Reggio emilia @ Maffia
10/04/2009 Livorno @ Teatro Mascagni di Villa Corridi
17/04/2009 Seregno-Milano-@Tambourine
18/04/2009 Budrio @ Teatro Consorziale
23/04/2009 The Slaughtered Lamb-London-UK
23 giugno 2009: Grugliasco (TO) - Ovesfest
26 giugno 2009: Macerata - Musicultura XX edizione
27 giugno 2009: Napoli - Mamamù Festival
04 luglio 2009: Mantova - Festival delle Passioni
05 luglio 2009: Pisa - Stazione Leopolda “Music for Namibia” + Giardini di Mirò
17 luglio 2009: Livorno - Italia Wave Love Festival
19 luglio 2009: Nogara (VR) - Musica In Movimento
24 luglio 2009: Mezzago (MI) - Festa de l’Unità
25 luglio 2009: Alplette (TO) - Alpette Rock Festival
30 luglio 2009: Cuneo - Nuvolari
07 agosto 2009: Agropoli - Indie Mon Amour
28 agosto 2009: Andria (BA) - OFF Casteldeimondi

Scritto il 2 October 2008 | Sakara Mikepone


14 novembre 2008 - Milano @ Magnolia

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29/11/08 RONCADE (TV) – NEW AGE

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27/11/08 MILANO - ZOE CLUB

28/11/08 FIRENZE - VIPER

29/11/08 MODENA - VIBRA



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THE AGGROLITES (2008 - 2009)

23/11/08 ARGELATO (BO) – KE ME MEO

24/11/08 MILANO – ZOE CLUB


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14/11/08 ROMA – PIPER


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25/10/08 ROMA – INIT



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TYING TIFFANY (2008 - 2009)




28/03/09 ROMA | INIT


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02/10/08 MILANO – ZOE CLUB

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01/10/08 MILANO – ROCKET

02/10/08 ROMA – PIPER

03/10/08 FIRENZE – TENAX

Scritto il 29 September 2008 | Sakara Mikepone


Intense week at the United Club in Torino.

From Friday 26 until Wednesday 3 a six days of concerts for all tastes.

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Scritto il 25 September 2008 | Sakara Mikepone