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).