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April 26th, 2013
Not enough (or not the right) Harsh Electro bands at Wave-Gotik-Treffen? Make sure you will already be in Leipzig on Thursday evening. On May the 16th there will be an exclusive NoiTekk showcase at club Hellraiser. Under the title "A NoiTekk Harsh Electro Night" you will be able to enjoy awesome live acts like TACTICAL SEKT, FGFC820 and V2A. DJ Schmu (POK3MON REAKTOR) will put on some crazy Electro tunes too. Also, the new Hellraiser barbecue area will be opened. And last but not least you can already get the brand-new band merchandise designed for Wave-Gotik-Treffen. See you there! Website: http://noitekknight.blackrain.de.
April 25th, 2013
Only a few weeks to go until Wave-Gotik-Treffen takes place. We hope you will enjoy the live show of the following bands booked by us:
- ASLAN FACTION (exclusive Europe re-union show)
- TYSKE LUDDER (the Electro heroes will start their summer festival tour there)
- POK3MON REAKTOR (last year´s most promising newcomer)
- BRUDERSCHAFT (exclusive Europe premiere)
Like in every year you will find our Black Rain/NoiTekk merchandise stall at Agra hall. Attention: perhaps our stall will be in a different place - so watch out for our label banner!
March 1st, 2013
The new CYGNOSIC album "Fire and Forget" will be released simultaneously via Black Rain (Europe) und DeathWatch Asia (Japan/world) on March 22nd. CYGNOSIC is an outstanding Greek Electro project and became widely known with their predecessor albums "A Diety in Pain" and "Fallen". As much as these two releases were critically acclaimed, CYGNOSIC fans will also definitely love "Fire and Forget". Listen to a preview sample here.
February 20th, 2013
"A Collection of Blech- und Hausmusik" is the title of the new POLARLICHT 4.1 album which is soon to be released. "A Collection of Blech- und Hausmusik" comes up as a skillfully compiled collection of early POLARLICHT 4.1 tracks. Some of them were composed more than 12 years ago. Moreover you will find exclusive collaborations with FLINT GLASS, WYNARDTAGE and SUPERSIMMETRIA as well as brand-new tracks and rare material. "A Collection of Blech- und Hausmusik" also includes 2 remixes by WYNARDTAGE and ECHORAUSCH and a track from POLARLICHT 4.1´s side project TRANSISTOR. The CD will be released as a limited edition in a 6-page-figifile and also as two strictly limited editions in special wooden boxes - limited to 12 and 66 copies.
January 10th, 2013
We start the new year with adding a couple of hot new Electro releases by our Japanese partner label Deathwatch Asia to our Black Rain Mailorder:
- Cycnosic "Fallen (+ Risen)" - 2CD limited edition
- Cycnosic "A deity in pain reborn" - re-release of the debut from 2010
- DYM "The Technocratic Deception" - brandnew album
- Dead Musician "Martyrilty" - new project by Sebastian Kommor
- Technolorgy "Endtimes In Vogue" - newcomer from Greece
All items are in stock, check out Deathwatch Asia`s catalogue here.
January 1st, 2013
Our best wishes to all friends, fans and readers for the new year 2013!
December 24th, 2012
We wish you and your families and friends a Merry Xmas, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, God jul, Prettig Kerstfeest, Vesele Vánoce!
October 5th, 2012
After a short trip into the Metal genre (Metalblade Rec.), the band now returns with a completely new sound. Brillantly produced Industrial Rock in the vein of Marilyn Manson. The new DAWN OF ASHES EP "Hollywood made in Gehenna" were released on NoiTekk exlusively for Europe now. See the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/PlbVwR9yPnU
September 6th, 2012
Ex-Detroit Diesel member Clutch is back with his new impressive project NITRONOISE. The masterpiece of harsh electronic music is called "Total Nihilism" and will be released on NoiTekk on 14th September. NITRONOISE combine finest HarshElectro music with a dark, growling and highly distinctive voice. Get a preview of "Killer Fuelled Machine" on YouTube.
August 20th, 2012
LAKESIDE X is the new member to the Black Rain-family! The band from the Czech Republic surprises with a mature and individual IndiePop in the vein of Placebo, Depeche Mode & Co. Black Rain is proud to present you the worldwide release of the album "City of Red Lights", which will be out by September 14th including the 2007 album "Exit: NOWhere" as a special bonus. By now you can pre-order the album in our webshop blackrain.de/shop. Curious? Just give a listen to our YouTube preview snippets: http://youtu.be/JC96Agl8AQI
August 1st, 2012
New shirts listed in our mailorder blackrain.de/shop! Now we deliver many of our shirts in size S and XXL too. Beside our offers "weekly deal" and "pick of the month" we´ve started the new specal "band of the week". Go get them!
July 15th, 2012
One of the hottest electro newcomers is now part of the Black Rain family! The wonderful crazy, Berlin based project POK3MON REAKTOR creates a smashing mixture of OldSchool and North American EBM just according to their motto : music for critical masses! Most of their songs come up with a wink - a feature that most bands of the genre lack of. So just be prepared - get your boots on and your shirts off - and arm your confetti gun while jumping around to great songs like "Steam Pressure Drill & Kick it" and "War". Street date is early September. YouTube video „War“: http://youtu.be/fTVB-Uf2rLE
May 25th, 2012
The time has come! FGFC820 are back with full power! FGFC820´s "Law & Ordnance" with all its club hits became a cult classic on the dancefloors throughout the world and the sneak-EP "Defense Condition" is still rotating in the club playlists. And now - the new album "Homeland Insecurity" is the next big thing to make the clubs burn. The famous US HarshElectro band FGFC820 created once more great dancefloor smashers like "Revolt Resist", "Sound & Fury" and "Doctrine". But this time FGFC820 also included an Industrial ballad called "Love Until Death". "Homeland Insecurity" will attack the clubs once again - be prepared! Soundcloud link: here.
May 18th, 2012
With their album "Applied Structure in a Void", DIE SEKTOR did some kind of musical reorientation. And now, one year later, the new album "The Final Electro Solution" hits the stores. With a great dark and subtle sound, North American DIE SEKTOR once more prove that they grew out as an interesting alternative to all the Combichrists and Nachtmahrs out there.
April 30th, 2012
VIGILANTE from Chile strike back again! After some successful tours through Europe, VIGILANTE will perform in the USA for the first time. VIGILANTE will also perform in Europe soon again.
April 3rd, 2012
By now you can order the new LAIBACH-Shirt "We come in peace" in our webshop. This T-Shirt is one of the official merchandise items for the great independent movie "Iron Sky"! YouTube trailer: here.
February 3rd, 2012
CRONOS TITAN was created in 1995 by Per Aksel Lundgreen (from Apoptygma Berzerk, Chinese Detectives and Angst Pop) and Preben Bjønnes (from Defcon 4, Chinese Detectives and Posh) following Per Aksel’s decision to leave Apoptygma Berzerk in December 1994. Dark electronics and industrial sounds, mixed with samples and a harsh religious overtone gave Cronos Titan a cult following in the scene in Germany, Belgium and Sweden. They released the highly successful album "Brides Of Christ" in 1995, followed by a more danceable EP, called "The Gregoraveian EP" in 1996. Now after 15 years of silence CRONOS TITAN returns with the double CD „Total Titan!“, a great retrospective of their work! Pre-order your copy here!
February 1st, 2012
On 20th January, the long awaited re-release of C-DRONE-DEFECT´s debut "Neural Dysorder Syndrome" was released. "Neural Dysorder Syndrome ReduX" not only comes up as part of the well-known Black Rain/NoiTekk "No Plastic" series using packages without any plastic, but is also wrapped in the shrinking foil Bolphane BYO, which is completely oxobiologically decomposable!
Watch the YouTube album trailer here!
January 13th, 2012
DIGITAL FACTOR and TYSKE LUDDER both will be part of the Dark Munich Festival in Munich at April 14th. Don´t miss their shows. For information and tickets please check: http://dark-munich-festival.de
January 9th, 2012
Sad news from ATOMIC NEON: Sascha Fahlbruch (a.k.a. "Trickser"), guitarist and composer, friend and creative source of ATOMIC NEON, unfortunately died on 3rd January 2012. Weakened by pneumonia, he lost his battle against cancer in a hospital in Essen. Trickser has only become 38 years old. He loved bands like Einstürzende Neubauten, Element Of Crime, EA80 and he had a deep love for Country music. Trickser was known as a free spirit and a profound thinker - he wrote poems and books!
January 1st, 2012
Our best wishes to all friends, fans and readers for the new year 2012!