October 16th - The original 'Necessary Response' album, 'Blood Spills Not Far From the Wound' is going to be re-released as a new remastered version under the 'Aesthetic Perfection' name. These songs were originally intended to be released under 'Aesthetic Perfection', so Daniel Graves is going to be reclaiming this album with some extra added goodies so that it can all be under the same project.
"Revived with newly recorded vocals, and new artwork. Remixed, re-mastered, and lead by the unreleased B-Side “Never Enough”. Also features a piano rework of “Devotion” with Lauren Krothe (as heard on Imperfect and the title track from All Beauty Destroyed). This is not your typical album re-release, it is a complete re-envisioning of the record that never was. Graves has finally brought this album back into the Aesthetic Perfection fold, bringing the band one step closer to what he’s always wanted it to be."
Check out the full info here:
Check out the new Aesthetic Perfection video for 'Never Enough':
VampireFreaks will be at New York ComicCon once again this week! This sold-out event is the largest pop-culture convention in the East Coast! Catch us at our usual booth #2380!
Also we are hosting Cybertron as an unofficial ComicCon After Party this Saturday.
Featuring a special performance by Aesthetic Perfection performing Necessary Response.
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IAMX's new album 'Metanoia' comes out in a couple days!
Check out the new single:
'Oh Cruel Darkness Embrace Me' (Single Mix)
"It was a combination of despair and depression and insomnia, and it was very difficult," Corner explains, "It took me a long time to get through it, but I learned a lot about myself, and I developed a new set of mental tools that allowed me survive.
"For about a year, I really thought that music was one of the things that was hurting me psychologically," he continues. "I went though a lot of therapy, and eventually I realized that it's all down to my own choices. And I realized that it wasn't the music that was hurting me, it was just that I had to reprogram myself to approach things in a different way, and it became very clear to me that I still wanted to make music more than ever."
Corner emerged from this period of intense self-examination with a new attitude towards his role as a musician and artist. He also relocated from Berlin, which had served as the London native's base since 2008, to the sunnier environs of Los Angeles. The change of scene, and the artist's renewed enthusiasm, are reflected throughout Metanoia.
"I spent seven years in Berlin, and I absolutely love that city," Corner notes. "But I could have been anywhere, because I was quite isolated. And I would always end making the records in winter, which is very dark and oppressive in Berlin, so, combined with the emotional turmoil of the writing, I ended up digging my own hole. So I decided to get out and go to L.A.
"This is the first record I've made in a long time without being manically stressed," Corner notes. "I was very conscious of wanting to move into a more relaxed phase of my life, so I intentionally took a lot of the time pressure and work stress out of record-making, and made it as easy on myself as I could. That was very different, because each time I've made a record in the past, there's been a tour booked and a manager breathing down my neck, and the depression came from that stress. So this was like going back to the beginning, where you're just doing it for pure enjoyment."
Oct. 6 - Constellation Room, Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 7 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Oct. 9 - Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 10 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 12 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct. 13 - Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
Oct. 16 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 17 - Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
Oct. 19 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 20 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Oct. 22 - The Shelter, Detroit, MI
Oct. 23 - Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 24 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theater, Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct. 26 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
Oct. 27 - Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Oct. 30 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
VF Store Batty Sale: Getting ready for halloween so we are doing a sale on all things 'Bat Related' (including a few VF items) here:
Here's this weeks top 5 song picks by DJ_Cyclonus
, check it out and share your thoughts along with your favorite top 5 songs this week in the comments below!
1) SHADOWHOUSE - Haunted
Classic post-punk / gothic rock from Portland, Oregon. SHADOWHOUSE’s 2014 LP “Hand in Hand” is the prefect soundtrack to start the autumn season. You can hear influences of bands like The Sisters of Mercy, The Wake, and even some Danzig in their sound style, yet they still sound fresh and unique. My pick from the album is Haunted.
SHADOWHOUSE - Haunted
2) Der Noir - She’s The Arcane
Der Noir is a cold/dark wave trio from Roma, Italy. There seems to be a trend of really talented dark wave artists coming out of Italy as of late, and Der Noir is definitely included. They have what I call that distinctly “Italian sound” that you hear in acts like The Frozen Autumn and Ash Code. Dark and danceable, She’s The Arcane is my pick from their 2013 album “Numeri e Figure.”
DER NOIR - She's The Arcane
3) Replicant - Nightfall
Dystopian Synthwave from Chicago, Illinois. When you hear Replicant, you assume that this is an older act from the 1980s electronic synth scene - that’s how well they pull that style off. This is dark 80s fog-filled nightclub music at its best. Their 2014 album “Bloodmoon” is outstanding, and Nightfall is my favorite here.
4) ((PRESSURES)) - Casting Shadows
((PRESSURES)) is a Minimal Synth, Cold / Dark Wave duo from New Orleans, Louisiana. While I enjoy listening to a decent amount of Minimal Synth personally, I find that the genre itself is somewhat weak when it comes to what I would call a “dance-floor hit.” This track by ((PRESSURES)) is one of those happy exceptions I’ve heard. I’ll definitely be spinning Casting Shadows often.
5) VIGILS - Chasing Midnight
This duo from Grand Rapids, Michigan on their facebook page describes their sound as “Dark Italo / Nightstep / Stresswave.” Whatever they want to call it, they need to make more of it! They were founded in 2014, yet they have only released two tracks to date. While I’m having some trouble feeling the Witch House influences on their track entitled Death Drive, the track Chasing Midnight is a keeper and I really want to hear more from these guys soon!
Written by DJ_Cyclonus
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