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  • Cruxshadows : Return


    After a VERY successful show at Legends last year (which was their first Newcastle gig since 2006!) and an amazing and well received new album (‘As the Dark Against My Halo’ – check it out 🙂 ) we’re pleased to announced that The Cruxshadows will be returning this August.

    What makes this a touch special is they’re only able to do 3 dates in the UK this time around, so we’re thrilled one of them is right here in Newcastle.

    Taking musical combinations of synths, violins and rock guitar and adding introspective and positive lyrics, they’re a band who generate an uplifting feeling to any crowd.

    They’ve a great reputation as an excellent live band, as anyone who has seen them will testify – and if you’ve not seen them, check them out this summer.

    August 5th at Legends, tickets are £14 in advance and available online from www.seetickets.com and www.ticketweb.co.uk and also in person from Reflex Records and Hot Rats.

    Here’s a wee video of them 🙂

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-p1yqvjEkU’]


  • Kev36663’s albums of 2012

    It’s that time again when I publish my list of what I considered to be the best 20 albums of 2012.

    How I compile these, throughout the year I add any music I receive or buy to a spreadsheet and mark an X next to anything that I think could be a contender for the final 20.  Then, I spend a day working out which releases will formulate a top 20 and in which order.

    There are 284 releases on my spreadsheet from 2012 (though that does include some EPs – although, anything truly awful I delete from the sheet) and 43 were marked with an X and had to be trimmed down to the final 20.

    Anything within the Gothic, Industrial and related scenes are eligible for consideration – although I also DJ at a local rock night, I’ve never really followed albums with the same level of dedication – however, remix albums, live albums, ‘best of’ compilations, re-issues, EPs, etc. are not eligible.

    It’s probably likely that there are some albums not included in this list because I haven’t heard them  – but – see above on how many I’ve listened to this year!  It is very likely that there will be some surprise omissions, but a short answer being here that the first short-list was 43, the final list is 20 – and I felt it better to keep it down to 20 to add more value to those included, rather than increase the list…

    So, anyway….

    The top 20… in reverse order…

    20) Escape with Romeo – Samsara
    19) Radio DCS – I Try My Best To Mainstream
    18) Dead When I Found Her – Rag Doll Blues
    17) Lyriel – Leverage
    16) Dutch Order – Contact
    15) Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline
    14) Assemblage 23 – Bruise
    13) Puppet Lane – Myths
    12) The Last Cry – Living in Grey
    11) Cryogenic Echelon – Antipode
    10) Uberbyte – 5 Year Plan
    9) Eisbrecher – Die Holle Muss Warten
    8) Cruxshadows – As the Dark Against My Halo
    7) Cold in Berlin – And Yet
    6) Mono Inc – After the War
    5) Lord of the Lost – Die Tomorrow
    4) The Beauty of Gemina – Iscariot Blues
    3) Lebanon Hanover – The World is Getting Colder
    2) Delain – We Are The Others
    1) Celldweller – Wish Upon a Blackstar

    I’ve put little links above so you can go check the bands. There may be names up there you don’t know – and their new releases are well worth checking out 😀

    Kev36663 is a DJ at The Charnel House in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He also broadcasts a weekly radio show, on Tuesday nights, 7pm-9pm each week on www.1radio.org



  • New World Darkness Playlist 27.11.2012

    Radio playlist originally from 27.11.2012 on www.1radio.org

    Dead When I Found Her – Controversy
    Hocico – Vile Whispers
    Jesus on Extasy – Holy Beauty
    Radio DCS – Urgent
    Dutch Order – Contact
    Mono Inc – Revenge
    Lord of the Lost – Shut Up When You’re Talking to Me
    The Nightchild – The Child of Madness
    Cruxshadows – Angelus Everlasting
    Suicidal Romance – Remember Me
    Apoptygma Berzerk – Shadow
    Hanging Doll – Blood Ridden Skies
    Ravage! Ravage! – Trick Mirror (video below)
    Red Sun Revival – Lost for Words
    Gates of Dawn – Titan (Lovers on Saturn)
    Hocico – The Watched
    Ost+Front – Ich Liebe Es
    Radio DCS – Voodoo Doll
    Lebanon Hanover – Canibal
    Luxury Stranger – Ripple
    Cold in Berlin – Brick by Brick
    Uberbyte – Archetype

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFTvdLqgg64′]