ALPHAVOX: Alphavox (...

Alphavox is a super band. They stand in the line of what This Mortal Coil were in the 80’s and the beginning of the 90’s, but under Solar Lodge’s  umbrella instead of the one 4AD holds. The combination of musicians as good (and diverse) as Artaud Seth (Merciful Nuns, Near Earth Orbit,...

NEAR EARTH ORBIT: Ec...

NEO (aka Near Earth Orbit) are publishing their eighth album on April 21st: the third written solo by Artaud Seth, once Ashley Dayour decided to leave the band to focus on the other (also prolific) music projects. This Echoes of the Future (of course published by Solar Lodge) represents one...

LA SCALTRA: Mater (S...

After three albums and an ep (all of them with Solar Lodge except for Cabaret – self produced in 2016 but reedited by said German label in 2020) the also German La Scaltra present Mater, possibly their best work to date. The cd is designed to maintain that foggy and esoteric esthetics we saw...

AND ALSO THE TREES, ...

As I’ve said quite a few times in quite a few occasions, organizing a concert is really hard. Sometimes, with certain groups, it’s more than impossible. Apart from the difficulties of organizing an event, which are par for the course, matching schedules, the variety of logistics, rooms,...

MARTIN DUPONT OR THE...

(Spanish Tour by ALL WAVES Promotions) Martin Dupont + Strucktura_Spanish Tour 2023_Cold Wave_Madrid Martin Dupont + Syneba_Spanish Tour 2023_Cold Wave_Barcelona Martin Dupont + Tvnel+ Orco_Spanish Tour 2023_Cold Wave_Valencia   A few months ago I had the opportunity to interview Corpus...

CORPUS DELICTI + DAT...

Saturday 11th, Madrid, meeting night again. With those that you apparently only see in the right occasions. With Date at Midnight, who I last saw live 15 years ago. It was quite more time with Corpus Delicti, 28 years to be precise. And actually, in the same place, in Moby Dick Hall (where I...

THE MEN: New York Ci...

All you can think of when you see The Men in their nineth album, New York City, is long lives rock and roll. It was published in February by Fuzz Club Records. It is a beautiful collection of frantic, vivid, almost desperate gems, R’N’R songs with no concessions to good rhythms or...

CORPUS DELICTI: «All...

Corpus delicti was one of the most important gothic groups in the 90’s. Even though they were classics in all ways, they took apart that trend were people would sham the guitars and those deep voices that icons as The Sisters of Mercy had. They came back with a sound that was closer to other...

OCTOBER BURNS BLACK:...

Gothic rock is dead. It died in the 90’s, on the last few years of the decade, when it branched into those who thought that if you added eye make up to the beat, you could trick the ones with the bats and the jabot shirts, and that if you sharpened guitar riffs and sped up the drums, you’d...

A SLICE OF LIFE: Tab...

Four years ago, Restless came out, and now, the Belgian A Slice of Life are publishing their second album: Tabula Rasa. In these four years a few things have happened (even a global pandemic). Some of them were not predictable at all, just as some others were. What hasn’t changed in this...