Saturday 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas from 1TJ! Here are a few gifts: Oldschool Union & Container 69

A few Christmas gifts from old school ebm bands for your Christmas parties!

Container 69: A free single about the major Swedish alcohol provider: Systembolaget. Drink up and stomp around the tree!

Oldschool Union: A new free Christmas song, as always in Finnish!

Enjoy, & thanks to these bands!

Friday 18 December 2009

Old School Electrology - only a few pre-orders left!

The legendary beast of old school electro and EBM has been in the works for several years now. The intention was to release it this November, but the label ran into financial difficulties, due to unexpectedly slow pre-order rate, based on its underground nature. All is well, however - Old School Electrology Vol 1. is only a few pre-orders away from being sent to its faithful fans.

That is, the label needs a few pre-orders to be able to finance its proper release. In case you have been planning to acquire this huge collection of 81 entirely exclusive tracks, now would be the time, before the remaining few copies are grabbed up. The Great Steelworker of Electro Aggression Records has promised that Old School Electrology will be able for digital purchase download sometime in the far future, but because of the underground nature of this scene, projects this big in size take a lot of time.

In case you aren't familiar with all this legendary EBM talk, feel free to visit the official label page and eye the never-ending track list. Some audio snippets are available as well if you scroll down, so you can also ear it.

The poster for this release does a great job describing what it includes on the inside. Those pearls, that the big muscularly men are picking up, represent the exclusive tracks by the old school EBM and old school electro scene's finest bands (the big muscularly men are of course us, the faithful fans). In case you aren't a muscular man/woman, you can do push-ups while listening to Old School Electrology, because all these tracks are filled with pure old school EBM and electro FORCE!

Friday 4 December 2009

Bodystyler with a new release, and a few upcoming old school EBM events

Some of you may remember the good old Altmark Elektros (or Projekt A:E), and the several other projects which were spawned from it. One of these is Bodystyler - the playful and catchy, yet hard beating old school EBM band, which definetly stands out in the modern EBM scene with its own special sound. Time has come for their first album release, which will come this December 14th on Electric Tremor. The release is entitled "Your Boots" and includes a remix by the legendary old-schoolers Escalator from
Hungary. For a demonstration of Bodystyler's sounds, make sure to check their Myspace or one of their videos on youtube.

And a note on an event in a farther future (March, 6th). It presents two of the newer bands that have recently been released by Electric Tremor: Camping Im Keller (headliner) and the first ever concert by Human R3source, in Beatclub Dessau. Watch this blog for more detailed introductions to those bands in the near future. The concert
itself will also include a performance from Rummelsnuff. The event is in addition a part of a special occasion: a festival dedicated to Kurt Weill, a famous and leading German composer of the 20th century, who was also a close friend of the poet Bertolt Brecht.

Otherwise, if you are near Stockholm this weekend (that is Saturday 5th, tomorrow), make sure not to miss the last concert of Bodytåget this year. Three quality bands are lined up: Armageddon Dildos, AD:keY, and Stockholm Wrecking Crew. This does not bode well for structures in Stockholm, but it without any doubt will be a great old school EBM experience! Make sure to check the collection of free songs from SWC (link on the right).

Thursday 19 November 2009

Tech Nomader and a radio show about anhalt ebm

A quick notice for tomorrow (Friday, 20th November): an online radio show is hosting an interview with Tech Nomader, the unique old school EBM band from Spain! Make sure to check their Myspace for new tracks as well!

Additionally, there will be talk of Familientreffen and old school EBM in general. I am not sure if it will be in Spanish or English, but in case you won't understand the words, there will be music to listen to!

The radio stream can be accessed here:

The start-time for the program is 22:00 GMT.

Friday 23 October 2009


This post will be exclusively about Swedish old school EBM.

First and foremost, in Norway (because everyone knows it is just a small Swedish province), you can experience EkoBrottsMyndigheten play live tomorrow, on Xelabration 2009, among with 3 other bands. Although it's a very short notice in case you live in Norway and haven't heard of this before, old school EBM events are extremely rare here, so don't miss this chance.

Moving on, the second volume of the legendary Swedish Oldschool EBM EP is released on 7th November, once again featuring the fantastic cover art. The new EP will feature Kropp (Vad SKall Du Ha På Dig Ikväll), SPARK! (Ett Lejon i Dig), T.W.A.T. (Battleground), and Container 90 (Two Thousand and Nine). The release itself will take place on a Swedish old school ebm festival in Stockholm, which will consist of a long and great night with live performances from Body Pleasure, KROPP, SPARK!, and EkoBrottsMyndigheten. This night will also see the EP release from Body Pleasure.

It doesn't end there. T.W.A.T. is soon finishing their debut album with the awesome title "Blood, Sweat & Teargas", which will probably be released both as a physical collector's item as well as online. Watch this blog for more information: soon an interview with this unique Oi! inspired old school ebm project will appear.

Later this year will also see the release of the first demo from Stockholm Wrecking Crew and the debut album from Hatbrott, which is released as soon as next week. View this link for information!

Friday 2 October 2009

Jäger 90 - Drischne Skasal: a review

Do you miss the really old school electronics and keep looking 30 or so years back in time for your musical pleasures, for Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft with its playful Neue Deutsche Welle influences and the originating sound of EBM, but feel that you have heard it too many times already? Look no further! The answer lies in the new release from Jäger 90 - Drischne Skasal. The sound, the lyrics, and the attitude of this album remind of DAF and everything that is oldschool electronic quality.

Drischne Skasal has 12 new songs, of which some feel like a natural continuing from their previous album "Muskeln und Küsse" (i.e. Richtung Westen and Dessau), while others are of a slightly different style which reminds a lot of DAF (such as Zu Jung or Unsere Jugend) through use of certain sounds and instruments, as well as tempo, vocals, and attitude. It must however be noted that Jäger 90 do not simply copy this style, but are rather strongly influenced by it. This album is less aggressive than their previous release, but it is energetic and catchy, with melodies that only Jäger 90 can create. Words will not make justice in describing, so listen to song snippets for yourself on their myspace page.

Jäger 90 have created a masterpiece that fights against the killing of oldschool EBM! Drischne Skasal will appeal to every fan of old school EBM, and certainly to everyone who misses the real good old Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft sound. Through this it really stands out as a unique release in the scene of modern EBM. If I had to rate this album it would get top score right away: 10+

Saturday 26 September 2009

First release from Oldschool Union, and a few more coming up albums this autumn

Out of nowhere this year came Oldschool Union, a very strong and fast project from Finland. As the name indicates, this is all about old school ebm, a very quality-minded one. Faster than usual EBM, with entirely Finnish lyrics, Oldschool Union emerges as a pretty unique musical project. In addition to being featured on the Oldschool Electrology Vol 1., it has now released an official album "Vanha Koulu", which you can buy directly from Oldschool Union itself. This you can do through the band's Myspace or sending an e-mail directly. Information about pricing and details can be found here.

Additionally, this autumn will bring a new EP from Body Pleasure, which will be released during their gig in Stockholm, on November 7th. You can hear some of the songs on their myspace, and more will come soon.

And next month, on October 17th, there will be another nice old school EBM compilation released, entitled "Help Can't Wait Compilation". With quite a line-up too. View the track listhere, and the general information about this project on their myspace.

And in the end, the new Jäger 90 album "Drischne Skasal" STILL hasn't arrived from Electric Tremor, although it should have been here more than two weeks ago, and I know I am not the only one. If you are looking to buy this album, the best choice would be to look for a different shop that will eventually get it, as Electric Tremor apparently has some sort of problem with the orders.

Sunday 13 September 2009

It's on! Old School Electrology is in pre-order status!

The long awaited Old School Electrology Vol 1. release is finally finnished and can now be pre-ordered (through Paypal). 4 cd's filled with finest music from old school and anhalt EBM and dark electro. This includes both old legendary bands that return with exclusive new tracks and remixes of other songs, and newer bands, of which some are entirely new and therefore will get great (and well deserved) exposure through this legendary release. Many of the bands promoted in this blog are included - scroll down for complete track list and start the drooling process! The pre-order is now possible, and the release will come to your mail box during late November, so there will be lots of drool till then.

Electro Agression Records Myspace page.
Paypal preorder link can be found on their Myspace.

"Finally every old school fan's dream come true: classic electro acts and mega-talented neo-old school bands have joined forces to deliver over 5 hours of STELLAR old school pleasure! After the success of Grandchaos “In Sedens” EP DCD, Electro Aggression Records (EAR)/Cop International proudly presents “Old School Electrology Volume I”, a relentless “shock & awe” electro assault featuring 72 all exclusive tracks, 3 revamped demo tunes never before released on CD, and 6 exclusive remixes by la crème de le crème of the old school scene."

The list, all new previously unreleased exclusive tracks!:

CD1 Old School EBM

01 Astma “Honor and Glory” 2.59

02 Old School Union “Perkele” 3:15
03 Darkmen “Take It Back” 3.37
04 Serpents “Komm Naeher” 4.28
05 Spark! “Modern Slaves” 3:32
06 Orange Sector “Noise (Head mix)” 4.27 *
07 K-Bereit “Blackened” 3.57
08 Synaptic Defect “Electrofreak” 3.46
09 Presto Fervant “Bullseye” 3.23
10 DRP “Electro Pussy” 4.31
11 PP? “Repression (Dental Exilanation remix)” 5.45 *
12 T.A.N.K. “Game of Men” 4.42
13 Pact of Warsaw “Domination” 4:12
14 Ionic Vision “Hate” 3.55
15 MachineSoldier “Body Anonymous” 4.25
16 UGH...! “Rage Against Trancewhackedgoregalore” 3.36
17 EkoBrottsMyndigheten “Get Your Fists Up” 3:40
18 Agrezzior “Statue of Liberty” 3:44
19 Ondska “Storm” 4:01
20 Lescure 13 “Destruktor” (Pouppée Fabrikk cover) 3.51 **

+bonus digital tracks

21 Parade Ground & P. Codenys “Marble Mind” 3.48 *
22 Container 90 “Bla Bla Bla” 3:53 *

CD2 Authentic Dark Elektro

01 Brain Leisure “Self Reality” 4.24
02 Red+Test “Holy War” 5.25
03 Morticians “Art of Pain” 3.32
04 God Experiment “Shiver” 5:40
05 tEaR!doWn “Tempting Harlots” 4:40
06 Morgue Mechanism “Simulation” 4.30
07 Severe Illusion “My Car Is Burning In Hell” 3.42
08 IC 434 “Skullwatch (Primal Beats)” 4.36
09 Necrotek “Revenant” 3.53
10 Putrefy Factor 7 “Confrontation” 4.26
11 Object “Humiliating Procedures” 4.37
12 Nordschlacht “The Collective” 5.08
13 Terminal State “Black Salt” 5.00
14 Pro Patria “H2SO4” 3.13
15 Trial “Brothers in Arms – Old School Mission” 3.30 *
16 Amnistia “Pretended” 5:30
17 Second Disease “Ecstatic” 4:19
18 Seven Trees “Present Decay” 3:21 **

CD3 Assemblage: Authentic Dark Elektro & Old School EBM

01 Breathe “Beautiful Lie” 4:15
02 Disharmony “Access Points” 4.06
03 MC1R “Neuropathy” 5.54
04 kAlte fArben “Retrospective” 4.09
05 yelworC “Teufels Dreizack Part 1” 5:00
06 One Eye Wanders “Misdiagnosis” 4:32
07 To Avoid “Payback” 4:25
08 Splatter Squall “Summoning” 6.02
09 Jihad “Seven Skies” 7.08
10 The Holocaust Humanity “Alive” 3:52
11 deltaE (Mortal Constraint) “Acceleration” 6:07
12 Instans “Robot” 4:30
13 Tech Nomader “Nomad” 2:47
14 Collapsed System “Stay Tough” 4:53
15 A.D.A.C. 8286 “Störtebecker” 2.09
16 NTRSN “The Coming Ends” 3:44
17 Autodafeh “Dog Tag” 3:25
18 Neukampf “Duell Duet” 2:14

+ bonus digital track

19 Kälteidiotie “Old School Addicts” 3.07

CD4 Amalgamation: Old School EBM & Authentic Dark Elektro

01 Digital Factor “Electric Body” 4:30
02 Guerrilla “Walk Away” 4:00
03 Kraft “Meine Liebe” 3:00
04 BodyFarm “EBM Macht Stark” 2:58
05 Armageddon Dildos “Out of Control” 3:51
06 Kraftakt “Ich Bin Nicht Da” 2:59
07 Stin Scatzor “Noise in My Stomach” 2:53**
08 Elite! “So Wie Wir” 3:35
09 U.M.M. “Cocktail Molotov” 3:15
10 Frontal “Zeig Mir” 3.35
11 Defecto Nagrobek “Ich War Ein Knabe” 3:20
12 The Blister Exists “For The Squad” 4:30
13 Injector “Scream” 4:39
14 amGod “Deathrider” 4:50
15 Haujobb “Letting the Demons Sleep” 4:38
16 Total Harmonic Distortion “Reversions/Mutations” 4.21
17 tri-state “avataR (kling klang KHAOS)” 5:00
18 Sleepwalk “Final Curtain” 4:21
19 Venetian Blind “Instead of Tears” 5:35
20 Page 12 “Season’s End” 3:47

+bonus digital tracks

21 Mekanik Disorder “Am I Falling?” 4:35
22 Void Kampf “Karmeliet (Uno Mix by Collapsed System)” 4:33 *

All exclusive tracks except:
* exclusive remix
** revamped demo tune never released on cd

Many kudos for Electro Agression Records for creating this legendary release. It couldn't have been an easy process. If you don't get your hands on this release, because you drank your money away, there will be a second press, and eventually a digital sale. The cost for this pre-order is 50€.

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Jäger 90 - Drischne Skasal and Autodafeh - Re:Electro

The new Jäger 90 "Drischne Skasal" album is finally available for preorder from Electric Tremor Shop. The wait is over and the masters of old school ebm in the unique fashion of DAF have made 12 new songs for our listening and stomping pleasure! The tracks are as follow:

01. Der Verzicht
02. Dessau
03. Mehr Von Dir
04. Verbrecher (Das Dunkle Das Böse)
05. Drischne Skasal
06. Süss Und Sauer
07. Für Die Ewigkeit
08. Zu Jung
09. Richtung Westen
10. Komm
11. Lass Mich Doch
12. Unsere Jugend

Der Verzicht was formerly know from Bomb Likör!, which was a side project, and now is canceled. The preorder of Drischne Skasal means that it should arrive at 14th September. We can't wait!

And to go in a slightly different direction of old school ebm, namely the Front 242 influenced Autodafeh release Re:Electro, which is now available for digital purchase. Otherwise it can be bought as a complete physical album from Sigsaly. Re:Electro is also a very
unique release, because so far Autodafeh is the only band that really digs into the past and old Front 242 to recreate their magnificent powerful sound and force. It certainly will appeal to any fan of old Front 242!

Friday 21 August 2009

Good news for Spotify users: Jäger 90 and Dupont

For those who use Spotify to listen to music, you can now get a taste of old school and anhalt EBM there as well. Their huge music database has been filled up with all of Electro Arc's compilations, which are a mix of all sorts of minimal electronic and industrial music, as well as the magnificent Electro Bosom.Buddies.Music compilation, which is oldschool and anhalt ebm exclusive.

Additionally you can find Jäger 90 "Muskeln und Küsse" album,
and the new Dupont album "Entering The Ice Age", which gives a very nice mix of hard old school EBM (i.e. Behave and Run For Protection) and a special kind of synthpop that somehow always keeps a touch of EBM in it.

And, while speaking of Dupont, if you are nearby Leipzig and Frankfurt this weekend (that is today and tomorrow, 21 and 22 August), make sure not to miss their live concerts with SPARK!, Angstfabrik, and Armageddon Dildos.

For those who don't know what Spotify is: it's a tiny music program which is run by ads and subscriptions, and has an enormous music collection of all possible genres. To get it for free, search google for "spotify invites".

Here is to hoping that it will add more old school ebm to its collections!

Spotify links:

Electro Bosom.Buddies.Music (anhalt and oldschool ebm exclusive compilation)

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Electro Arc: Net.Ware Twist Of Fate Compilation, plus more music coming soon: Jäger 90, AD:KeY, and Autodafeh

Another new compilation from Intrendent and his Electro Arc: Net.Ware Twist Of Fate Compilation.

This time of a much broader musical range, including general EBM, Industrial, Future Pop, and our beloved minimal electronics. Of bands this blog promotes, two are included with new songs:
Bodystyler and Batch ID. You can listen to samples and buy this compilation or single songs here.

This autumn brings lots of new music to old school EBM fans. Among many others (which will be presented soon in the nearest future), there are new releases coming from Jäger 90, AD:KeY, and AutoDaFeh.

Jäger 90 have already finnished their fourth album (second on label) and "Drischne Skasal" will be released on September 15th, on Electric Tremor, and will have whole 12 new songs. Days are being counted until then!

Autodafeh continue their heavy mix of oldschool Nitzer Ebb and Front 242 with an EP release in a few days, and a whole new album release in October. The EP "Re:electro" features 7 new tracks, and will be available from 21. August.

And AD:KeY have entitled their new album "That's it!" and plan to release it some time during autumn!

Additionally, the long awaited Old School Electrology Bible is finally approaching it's finnish, and should be released sometime during this October, with pre-orders available in September (more details will follow as this legendary release comes closer!).

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Photos from Familientreffen V part 2

Photos of Volvo 242, Rummelsnuff, and A Split Second from Familientreffen V. The remaining photos (Guerrilla, Kommando XY, KROPP, Jäger 90, Sturm Café, Parade Ground, AD:KeY, Autodafeh, and Void Kampf) can be found in previous post. Also, check out the very nice photos from my friend blog aussagen[b]!: Day 1 and Day 2, they also include pictures of Bodystyler, Coinside, E-craft, Sequenz-E, Spetsnaz, Proceed, and Agrezzior.

Below you can also find youtube links from the festival, and other photo galleries. I update this list everyday, as I find new links, so make sure to check back!

Tuesday 28 July 2009

Photos from Familientreffen V part 1

Familientreffen V was as fantastic as expected! Here are some photos of Guerrilla, Kommando XY, KROPP, Jäger 90, Sturm Café, Parade Ground, AD:KeY, AutoDaFeh, Void Kampf, A Split Second, and all the stompers, sledgehammers, beer drinkers, and the unlucky combination of dirt and rain on asfalt. Despite the latter, this was as great as last year - but it is impossible to describe the greatness of this festival - you have to be there!

I will update this post with links at the bottom to other galleries as I find them, so check back from time to time if you want to see more.

Youtube links: