Post Punk

Japan Suicide-We Die in Such a Place

Artist: 
Japan Suicide
Release: 
We Die in Such a Place
Label: 
Unknown Pleasures Records

Japan Suicide is a Darkwave/Post Punk/Coldwave band from Terni, Italy and it was formed in 2007, taking inspiration from the British post-punk echoes of the 1970s. Japan Suicide's debut album "Mothra" was released in 2010. Following several live performances, the band changed members. The band currently includes five members, they are: Stefano Bellerba (voice/guitar), Leonardo Mori (synth), Matteo Luciani (bass), Saverio Paiella (guitar) and Tommaso Sensidoni (drums).

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New Zero God-Short Tales & Tall Shadows

Artist: 
New Zero God
Release: 
Short Tales & Tall Shadows
Label: 
B-otherside records

New Zero God is one of the most talented and internationally recognized music band from Greece, they were formed around 2006 and combined goth, dark wave, and post punk genres to make a sound that is uniquely their own. These guys fall under Gothic and Post-Punk genre and the band members and lineup of this band and album are: Mike Pougounas (Vocals, Keyboards & Tambourine), Harris Stavrakas (Electric & Acoustic Bass) Akis Nikolaidis (Electric & Acoustic Guitar), Babis "BB Romeo" Efthimiou (Drums & Programming) and John Psimopoulos (Drums – live lineup).

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Victorient-The Old Curiosity Shop

Artist: 
Victorient
Release: 
The Old Curiosity Shop
Label: 
Self-Released

Victorient is a band with a lot of Goth, doom metal, 80's synth with a bit of good old fashioned rock the first album will be an introduction to fantasy stories and dark reality. Sam and Tansy Dunham-Carter are the ones who created this band, one with a doom metal background the other learning and experimenting with ethereal sounds. While this is not easy to explain or categorize to give the reader an idea, the general feeling from these two genres fits nicely as a description of their music.

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L’ordre d’Héloïse-Après le chaos (LP)

Artist: 
L’ordre d’Héloïse
Release: 
Après le chaos (LP)
Label: 
Wondervogel Records

 If you are having a hard time trying to figure out the English translation of this album’s name, here you go: “After the chaos”. That makes sense now doesn’t it? The band “L’ordre d’Héloïse (order of héloïse)” began their adventure in 1992 and they share some similar attributes as the following bands: The Cure, Joy division, the chameleons UK, dead can dance, Anne Clark, cranes, etc.

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Christine Plays Viola-Leocadia

Artist: 
Christine Plays Viola
Release: 
Leocadia
Label: 
afmusic

For my first review for Subexistance I was asked to choose a band from afmusic, a German label working with underground dark wave and gothic bands. And since it was going to be my first review, I wanted it to be as positive as possible; therefore I picked an Italian band with a beautiful name, Christine Plays Viola. And the review is about their latest single-EP, “Leocadia”, which was released on 31 May 2013.

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Hearts Fail - Other Blessings

Artist: 
Hearts Fail
Release: 
Other Blessings
Label: 
self Released

We have one of my favorite bands here, Hearts Fail, originating from San Antonio. When their last musical piece had been released, Dying Season, I had said that, if the album came out back in the 80s, we’d have a supergroup now, ladies and gentlemen.

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Principe Valiente - Principe Valiente

Artist: 
Principe Valiente
Release: 
Principe Valiente
Label: 
af-music

While listening to the self-titled debut album of Sweden’s very own Principe Valiente, I cannot help but think that rock music is definitely in the blood of the Swedish. Despite all the critically acclaimed metal bands there is also an active indie/post/punk scene which indeed worth of our attention.

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Gothic Visions III - Echozone

Artist: 
Echozone
Release: 
Gothic Visions III
Label: 
Echozone

Gothic Visions 3 is the third part of this excellent effort put into work by Jork and Echozone’s team. Let us be honest: these days’ musical industry’s heart undoubtedly resides in Germany-there is not one other country (not even England) that actually tries that much to release albums of that fine standards, sparing time, money and graft for the dark scene (naturally, I am not speaking about bands and musicians – talent can be found anywhere world over).

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Laissez Faire - No Land For Escape

Artist: 
Laissez Faire
Release: 
No Land For Escape
Label: 
Echozone

Strangely, the first thing that came to mind when I first saw this cd, was Adam Smith's phrase: "Laissez Faire et Laissez Passer". Of course, this band has nothing in common with the Scottish forefather of modern capitalism. The second thing that I would like to mention, is that, until today, I had never heard of this band. What's more I am very pleasantly surprised and intrigued I could add,since discovering them. This release of course is a bit old, since it saw the light of day back in 2008.

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Lotus Feed - A Different Place

Artist: 
Lotus Feed
Release: 
A Different Place
Label: 
Afmusic

Lotus Feed is a band originating from the oldschool goth and post punk scene of Koln. They have been around since 1995 and their new release, “A Different Place”, is of the same musical cast set by bands such as Killing Joke, Bauhaus, Cure and all those.

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