END: the DJ’s Top Album & Songs 2014
It’s still January of this writing- and it was so very difficult to select top picks from the previous year yet it was finally narrowed down to these chosen few. Read on to see how these music picks highlighted the previous year, and maybe what to look forward for 2015. Track down these amazing artists and give your music library that extra boost:
Any Noisuf-X album guarantees all feet to the club floor, but with “Invasion” Jan (producer) just seemed to REALLY cut loose. Knowing what you really want to hear from this project, he takes Noisuf-X’s strengths and amplifies them in every single track of this album.
Chainreactor- Mass Driver
“Mass Driver” sees an evolution of Chainreactor; while retaining that irreplaceable & distinctive sound that’s keep you stomping in the 2000’s, Jens Minor added vocalist Kay Schäfer and now presents some anthems that will grab you. Check out every single track on this release!
HarmJoy- Silver Lining of the Mushroom Cloud
This artistic project hit me unexpectedly at a time when distinctive melodic and textured synthpop was starting to become a bit too common, too bland- this album puts light on music with depth. I put this album right up there with the best Synthpop staples.
The People’s Republic of Europe- Course Oblivion
TRPOE’s output is always prolific- and this release is a MONSTER. Cranking up the hard & noisy to the limits, all tracks on this album will destroy your sound system!
Hearhere- Shadows of the Ones We Love
It’s been awhile since hearing such a great fusion of styles in electronic music- electro, synth, trip-hop, there is fantastic work in Hearhere’s album. It’s one of the most loveliest albums I’ve had on repeat play in recent years.
E-Craft- Book of Anger V1.0
Damn, when I first this track, my instant reaction: “WTF. Hello E-Craft!” This is an anthem track of your year.
Noisuf-X- The Typical “Fuck You” Song
Stompy, aggressive, straightforward club track. This has made the rounds around North America & beyond during my last tour and radio mixes.
Iris- Phenom (Club Version)
I’ve enjoyed Iris’ early works so much, perhaps among the best in indie electronic/Synthpop productions & remixes (who hasn’t danced to Annie, Would I Lie to You?). Not hearing much from them for a few years, I had started thinking the worst. And then THIS track hit us. Mind blown! This is my personal best track of the past year and among the best Iris has ever created. Love the lyrics, love the club version’s melody!
Welcome back Neuroticfish- we missed you very much! From the Silence EP, this track is but a taste of what we’ll have from the project in 2015. Check out the EP with some awesome remixes!
HarmJoy- Pain Decay (Ashbury Heights Remix)
A wonderful remix of one of Harmjoy’s many well-done tracks from the latest album. Hunt down any version of this track.
Look for more new music news here on VampireFreaks!
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Look out Legacy of Kain fans, there is a new follow up to the series. Nosgoth, the team based Vampires vs Humans game has just hit Beta phase last week and it looks pretty promising. It's the first game in the Legacy of Kain series to be released in over ten years since the release of Legacy of Kain: Defiance back in 2003.
Although this new installment is not originally what the developers were going for with Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, the game still looks great so far.
Players have the option to choose either humans or vampires and will then be teamed up with other players of the same side to face of in a 2 round deathmatch. Check out the video review down below by Kataku UK.
Did we mention that its FREE to play? That's right, the beta is currently available on Steam to download for FREE!
Nosgoth Beta Review by Kotaku UK
Review of the New Nosgoth Game in Beta by Kotaku UK
English record producer and singer-songwriter Chris Corner aka IAMX AND former founding member of the band "Sneaker Pimps" had a birthday yesterday. We just wanted to take the time to give him a huge shout out! Happy Belated Birthday!
IAMX was founded by Corner in 2004 in London and is one of the most successful bands to ever grace the underground with hits like "Spit It Out", "The Unified Field" and "My Secret Friend".
Be sure that when one of his songs go on in the clubs, a make out session somewhere is sure to follow.
IAMX has released 5 full albums with a sixth set to be released in the fall of 2015, so look out for that and show your support.
Thanks for your contributions, we hope you had a Great Birthday!
Here's one of our absolute favorites,
feel free to share yours!
IAMX - Spit it out
Introducing the first ever VampireFreaks Haiku contest!
A Haiku is a poem that follows a very specific structure.
It consists of 3 lines.
First line: 5 syllables
Second line: 7 syllables
Third line: 5 syllables
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are awesome and full of win
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sometimes i like sluts
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That's right, the classic movie starring Tim Curry that most of you were terrified of as children is getting a remake. Producer Seth Grahme-Smith has confirmed the project in an interview with Entertainment Weekly and has also confirmed that Cary [Fukunaga] will be directing the film.
Smith believes that the new remake will be even more scary then the first release due to less limitations / rules that need to be followed on the project. The first project was originally made for TV, therefore, they could not add certain material and had to cut out gruesome deaths that they had in mind for the characters.
According to Smith, the script is currently in the works and filming should begin sometime this summer.
Have you seen the classic "It" film?
What was the scariest moment for you in the film?
Are you looking forward to the remake?
Now if only they could get Tim Curry to replay the character that would be awesome.
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Trailer for Season 2 of the Showtime Horror Fantasy series "Penny Dreadful" was just released recently, giving you a short taste in the upcoming episodes.
It appears that a haunting past will play a role in the plot as the main characters get some famous familiar faces thrown into the mix such as Victor Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The picture of Dorian Gray and Abraham Van Helsing from Dracula.
The New Season Premier is scheduled for April 26th at 10:00PM only on Showtime.
Have you guys seen the show yet?
How do you like it?
Who's your favorite character/s?
Fire away the comments.
Check out the trailer for season 2
Penny Dreadful | Season 2 | Trailer