LOLITA KOMPLEX - Escapism (produced by Chris Harms of LORD OF THE LOST)
After collaborating with Japanese 80ies post punk legend Zin-François Angélique from MADAME EDWARDA on their first album and recruiting none other than Mike Kelly from the godfathers of Gothic THE MISSION for their 2nd album, LOLITA KOMPLEX are proving that they are an unpredictable force in the scene to be reckoned with. Casually ignoring their 10 year anniversary because time flows differently in LOLITA KOMPLEX land, they are back with their next stroke.
Not only did Billy from punk-a-billy high-flyers KITTY IN A CASKET cowrite some of the songs, the new and third album is also produced by Goth super star Chris Harms of the hit forge LORD OF THE LOST, who also served as guest musician and provided guest vocals for the dance floor smasher ‘We’re all dead’, an instant hit that will be a club standard for decades to come.
‘Escapism’ is a LOLITA KOMPLEX typical style blend on which the band puts their stamp on everything from Gothic to Rockabilly and from Electro to Punk, tied together and elevated to new heights by the powerful signature sound of producer Chris Harms. A true match made in heaven. Slightly departing from the wacky and surreal lyrics of the past albums, ‘Escapism’ is deeper, darker and more personal. Songs about grief, rejection, disappointment and feeling lost and isolated deal with all facets of human coping mechanisms. Hence the title of the album.
Where the previous album ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ highlighted the ‘bread and circuses’ forms of distraction, ‘Escapism’ looks deeper at the psychological roots and effects. What happens when the lights are switched off and the curtain closes?
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Like a thunderstorm, conjured up by an angry Aztec war god, the new video "Jaguars Hunger" by CHABTAN thunders up. Noisy guitars and plenty of double bass meet panpipes and Mesoamerican percussion on the latest work of the French Maya-Metal combo.
This rumbling mix of musical influences are combined to an unexpectedly impulsive sound carpet. CHABTAN adds a new exciting facet to the metal genre with this fiery mix of sounds. In doing so, CHABTAN unleash a true elemental force, as though bands like DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMON AMARTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH and SCAR SYMMETRY have been swallowed by a sinister jungle, and hammer their instruments out of its depths from then on.
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AUGER - FROM NOW ON I
‘From Now On I’ is the much anticipated second album from the hyper-melodic, dynamic, dark rock duo AUGER.
The twelve epic tracks that form ‘From Now On I’ tell deeply emotional tales of the great human experience and its resulting feelings of promise and distrust, of hopes and fears, of bullying suffered and strength ultimately gained. AUGER are immensely proud to present this album, which has been both a joy and cathartic to create.
This album represents a bold step forward for them and as a result is a much more personal and powerful statement of intent, than anything you've heard from AUGER before! They have managed, in a feat of musical alchemy, to condense and encapsulate all the energy from their dramatic live performances into this new release. The sound, as well as the production, have been advanced way beyond the constraints and boundaries of the current music scene genres and a result, they have created something that stands totally unique.
Fans of darkwave and dark rock music like BLUTENGEL, LORD OF THE LOST, GOTHMINISTER, IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, PROJECT PITCHFORK, MESH , VNV NATION, THE CRÜXSHADOWS or DIARY OF DREAMS will rediscover these genres with a new, fresh and stunning approach! AUGER invite you to connect with this new album and enjoy it, just as much as they have in writing it and producing the songs contained within.
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