* August 01, 2014 *
Top New Music Picks! [July 2014]
A new column here on VF! some great new music in club music and electronic dance you can’t miss! From Dark Electro to EBM and Synthpop, there are some great new beats for the middle of the year, especially from a few select labels- and apparently, Dark Dimensions has been on fire this past month!
Check out the links to the labels’ sites to keep up with these newly released & upcoming works and read on:
Chainreactor- Overcharging System- Dark Dimensions Label Group
From the new Mass Driver album, Chainreactor’s new album shows a progression of music and style while keeping the same production style that keeps his work one of my favourites. An amazing release!
Neusn- Es Geschiet Nichts (Voodoopriester Remix)- Rawhard Audio Records
Noisuf-X- Prison For Your Mind- Dark Dimensions Label Group
Another monster from Rawhead Audio, this entire EP release from Neusn has dark, noisy and hard works to choose from. This remix is a standout.
From the new ‘Invasion’ album, which is a killer release! Nearly every track is hard-to-the-floor and you
Xotox- slÃ¥ tillbaka (Remix by Suicide Commando)- Dark Dimensions Label Group
Harm Joy- We Keep Circling (Spin Mix by Eisfabrik)- Emmo.biz Records
Off of the Redux EP release (that’s also on vinyl!), there are some stellar remixes on this plus some original new Xotox tracks. This Suicide Commando was a surprise to hear laid over Xotox’s work and it works!
The melodic work and moving lyrics keep this track on repeat- this is a synthpop laden song that everyone should love moving to.
Anthony Pablo- Prime- Green Mono Music
Mr. Kitty- Scars- Negative Gain Productions
From the UK- One of my favorite new electronic music labels and apparently they've decided to release one club masterpiece after another this year including this moving track from Anthony Pablo. Fantastic production work and driving rhythm.
This entire album from Mr. Kitty is amazing, one that you can play back and repeat from start to finish; a wonderfully synth / electro laden work and great wistful vocal styling reminiscent of New Order. The Scars track really stands out with its lyrics. Get this album and the follow up release ASAP.
BhamBhamHara- Nur fuer Euch (Zensiert by [:SITD:])- Dark Dimensions Label Group
E-Craft- Gone- Infacted Recordings
BBH’s single release from their latest album contains this fantastic remix from [:SITD:] (an all-time favourite) and it’s great how well it stands out from the well-done original version.
From the outstanding new E-Craft album. Dark Electro / EBM at high quality and a driving beat.
Cally & Juice- Virus (MKN Remix)- Ourstyle Recordings
A Hardstyle mover from this solid label. Make sure to check out Cally & Juice’s other works!
Check out these other incredible tracks to blow out your earholes with:
Mthmphtmn- Tunglmyrkvi (Mick Scamo Remix)- Rawhard Audio Records
Rawhard continues giving music lovers more to stomp to. This remix is only one of the many noisy dark tech tracks on this EP!
Alex Scherz- Dubformation 2.0 (Decibel Flekx Repurpose)- Rawhard Audio Records
- and yes, one more from the label! Go to Rawhard’s site on Beatport and lose your mind to this amazing material!
Wumpscut- Wreath of Barbs (Desastroes Remix)- BKM
This remix to a modern :W: classic has a great twist to a familiar melody. You’ll love this re-interpretation!
Alter Der Ruine- Leviathan- Negative Gain Productions
ADR’s new album shows a different direction at such an expertise quality of production work. This track is one of many selected new favourites!
Cosmic Armchair- Conversation- Alfa Matrix
A surprise release from Alfa Matrix, it will be very interesting to hear the direction this project takes after checking out this track.
Ian Rupert- Deep Swagger- Green Mono Music
The UK’s Green Mono Music label continues the incredible electronic dance output. True to the track’s title, the groove on this one makes you sway if not swagger and move to the low tones. Love this one!
Stay tuned for more new music news and mixes right here on VampireFreaks!
*Artists / Producers that want to send any demos for consideration, email or contact at my VF page or at ENDtheDJ.com*
* July 31, 2014 *
Paranormal Children Caught on Tape in Chester, England
On June 28th, Sefton Paranormal Investigators visited the Stanley Palace in Chester, England due to a lead that the location had high paranormal activity.
It was not until recently that the team had reviewed the tapes and were shocked to find that the tape had revealed 3 apparitions that appeared to be children playing on the stairs in the footage.
The team claims that they have recorded many instances like this in the past and that there is no gimmick due to the fact that they only use VCR and Infra-red cameras.
How do you guys feel about this story?
Do you think its all a gimmick?
Have you ever had a Paranormal experience? Tell us about it.
Original Story can be found on nydailynews.com
* July 31, 2014 *
VF Sponsored cults
As some of you know, we have a 'VF Sponsored cults' feature where we select 15 of the most active cults each month and give them special features / privileges, such as more chances to earn VF points and custom layout designs. There's been some recent drama / complaints about a particular cult that lost their sponsored status due to spam complaints.
Just to be clear - the 'VF sponsored cults' has always been an experimental extra bonus feature for VF, it's not a standard feature of the site and not something that we owe to any cult. We do try to provide the best customer service possible and our members always come first, but there are some features which are simply experimental and not part of our standard service.
As always we are indeed working on a number of ways to improve VF and some ideas are simply in testing phase.
We continue to try new ideas / experiments to improve the site and we appreciate everyone's support and feedback.
* July 30, 2014 *
Alt Fest Cancelled?
Several Bands / headliners including Marilyn Manson and Combichrist have reported news of the cancellation, although no official statement has been released yet.
"We received notice this morning that the Alt-Fest Festival in Kettering, UK booked for the weekend of August 15-17, has been cancelled," they wrote. "As of now the organizers of the event haven't made an official announcement but unless there is a massive cabal afoot, we will believe the word we received from our agency. So we are sad to report to you that we won't be appearing in the UK this Summer..."
We've got a bunch of friends who were planning on going and they're wondering what is up but some of our band sources have confirmed that it is cancelled. This looks like it was going to be an awesome festival so we hope for the best!
* July 30, 2014 *
VF - Emoji Support
For those of you that like to use emoji icons on your mobile phone, emojis will now show up on the VF site as well!
Emoji icons are basically emotes that people use on their iphones / android devices etc.
This was surprisingly hard to setup so hope you guys enjoy it! =)
How to use emoji icons on your phone: iphone
* July 29, 2014 *
VF Model Sets!
Check out some new VF models sets from...
Shadow_Vampire * Schok_p0p
DamienCross * Mortemia
Click on the photo to view more of the same set!
Also just an update to those interested.
We heard your replies last year and took them into consideration.
The the 2015 VF Models calendar will include males and females!
Also at your request, Jet will have his very own sexy picture.
Stay tuned for updates in the coming months, as the calendar is nearing is completion!
Release date will be approximately October.
* July 29, 2014 *
Writhe and Shine #306 - One Of Us
Sorry to upset all you haters out there, but I am -still- going to update this strip even though it's late. I just got back from Comic-Con and this was #2 on my To-Do List.
* July 28, 2014 *
VF Swimwear Contest - one week left
We got some awesome entries so far, reminder you got one week left!!!
Enter a picture of yourself in a swimsuit / bathing suit, with a sign that says 'VampireFreaks gets me hot', OR holding a VampireFreaks sticker.
$100 Gift Certificate to the VampireFreaks Store
, plus be featured member for a day, plus 1 year premium membership.
$50 Gift Certificate to the VampireFreaks Store
, plus 1 year VF premium membership
VF Promo pack, including a VF Tshirt
, VF Rubber Bracelets
, VF Syringe pens
, plus choose the VF featured cult or band for a week.
You MUST have a sign or sticker in the picture. No exceptions, no photoshopped signs.
Contest is open to both guys and girls!
Ages 18+ only. (Sorry, we'll do another all-ages contest soon!)
To enter, simply submit your picture as a comment on this thread
Deadline: August 4th (you have 1 week)
* July 26, 2014 *
VF Events Tonight - NYC and Cali
Tonight in NYC:
Cybertron Vs Stimulate
Featuring Live performances by Grendel
Special Guests: LudovicoTechnique
and Cynical Existence
Plus your favorite Cybertron and Stimulate Dj's
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Vain Machine, Shadow House
Sponsored by VampireFreaks
* July 24, 2014 *
Combichrist: We Love Tour Part 2
Combichrist announces new US tour dates!
And a few hours after their announcement, they decide to remove 'Blood on The Dancefloor' from the bill, so stay tuned for updates on a replacement support act!
Official post from Combichrist
To our fans,
As you’ve seen with all of our tours, when we select our support acts, we attempt to bring acts that will help introduce Combichrist to fans outside of our fanbase. This has worked well for us in the past, and it was in this spirit that we invited Blood On The Dance Floor to tour with us. Like all announcements, we knew that this decision would be met with some concern but we thought that the different styles would be the source of conversation. We were not aware of the controversy about their past behavior. It has been difficult to read everything posted today; our sole goal is to bring you a kick ass tour that you can be excited and proud of and it’s become clear that we won’t be able to do that with the choice we made. As a result we have released Blood On The Dance Floor from this tour and are rethinking our direct support. We expect to have a new announcement for you shortly.
Thank you for your honesty and integrity.
You stand by us, we stand by you.
|Oct. 2 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theater |
Oct. 3 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
Oct. 4 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Oct. 5 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Oct. 7 Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Oct. 8 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 9 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Oct. 10 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Oct. 11 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct. 12 Tulsa, OK @ The Vaguard
Oct. 14 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
|Oct. 16 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red|
Oct. 17 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Oct. 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
Oct. 19 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Oct. 21 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Oct. 23 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Oct. 24 Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club
Oct. 25 Toledo, OH @ Mainstreet
Oct. 26 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
Oct. 28 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Oct. 29 Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater