ECHOZONE is a music label for independent music and covers a wide range of styles between electronic, ambient, gothic, wave to rock and metal influences. The label was founded in 2005 near Cologne and is a division of BOB-MEDIA GmbH & Co.KG. ECHOZONE offers label management, marketing, promotion, distribution and in combination with BOB-MEDIA's licensing, publishing, booking and video production departments a full catalogue of services for artists and bands all over the globe.
Gothic Visions IV to be released on Mai 17th
Featuring 58 video clips + bonus and 52 audio tracks on CD and DVD the new edition sums up to 500 minutes of total playtime and offers a wide range of alternative music styles from gothic, wave, cold-wave, dark-rock to electro-wave, minimal and dark-electro sounds.
Besides well known bands like The 69 Eyes, Epica and The Mission the fourth volume of the series invites to a musical journey into a lot of classic influences and also modern tunes, which represents an extensive overview of the many different styles the independent, dark and alternative music genre has to offer.
FragileChild veröffentlichen neue Single
Die bekannten Electro-Klänge der Band treffen auf eine mit Leidenschaft gespielte E-Gitarre.
Die Musik ist tanzbar und entfaltet sich auch in ihren ruhigen Momenten ganz stark. Dennis hat im Stimmenbereich nochmals kräftig zugelegt. Aber überzeugt euch selbst.
SAINTS OF RUIN third album release
The album contains 10 energetic and dark treats like "The Thirst“ and "Boundless“ being also quite convincing in its quiet and ambient moments. Stylistically, the band range between traditional gothic rock, batcave sound and modern dark rock bands like Birthday Massacre and Evanesence. Singer Ruby Ruin oozes the familiar charm of a Siouxie Sioux or Hazel O`Connor while fortunately refraining from melodramatic vocal caprices.
KEADAAR debut album release
The trio around singer / guitarist Steff, bassist René and drummer Andy creates a geniune sound which gets the listener in its clutches already after the first round due to its subtly used rawness (opener "Leave Again"), its wonderful melodies (title song "Monosound") as well as a proper dose of melancholy.
"Monosound" is a very homogeneous album earning KEADAAR a more than successful debut.
EHRENFELD new album in May
„Who's That Boy?“ is a versatile album presenting ambitious songs in German and English which co-producer Anton "Toni“ Fischer gave a fine touch. For fans of smart dark rock of British character with a little bit of JOY DIVISION this CD is essential.
SHOCK THERAPY live album
Recorded in Querfurt in 1995, the twelve songs illustrate once again the still unique energy which this band and especially singer Itchy could convey during their live concerts. The album is topped off with three cover versions, i. a. "Break On Through (The Other Side)“ by THE DOORS as well as "I Wanna Be Your Dog“ by IGGY POP / STOOGES on which the band put their unmistakable mark.
"Live From Hell“ is a contemporary document of a band that has not lost in intensity, fascination and also tragedy to this day.
VOODOMA new EP and video clips
Alternating between German and English, shouter Micha always succeeds in having the whip hand over the frantic VOODOMA steamroller. The track "Sin To Sin" presents a special highlight as the band could win the vocal support of LEICHENWETTER frontman André "Numen“ Winkhaus. With the new EP VOODOMA raise the bar again. It will be exciting to attend the upcoming concerts (i. a. Castle Rock 2013).
In addition, VOODOMA work on four brand-new video clips that will be released in the course of the following months.
LAKOBEIL new EP and video clip release
The first track "Once Upon A Time“ reveals already the two musicians' vast stylistic range. The song skillfully fuses classic-like elements with dark electro. The next track "Sweetheart" provides finest dancing fodder. With seven tracks in total the new EP "Time Stands Still“ proves that LAKOBEIL have a knack for intelligent and at the same time pulsing electro sounds.
At the moment, the band attract attention with their new video clip for the song "Days In Oblivion“ which was produced in cooperation with the Filmboard Karlsruhe and directed by Oliver Langewitz.
GATES OF DAWN new single release
While Matthias and Martina equally share the lead vocals on the title track, Martina confidently takes over the vocal lead on the acoustic "Parasite". Regarding the final orchestral-progressive "Treasures of Satan“, both singers guide through the apocalyptic monster of a song again. "Ovando" presents ambient dark metal for all fans inside and outside of the genre. The single is available for download from March 5 on.
BORN FOR BLISS new EP release
Tom o’Connell (TRAUMTAENZER, HOUSE OF USHER) is responsible for the official sound. He put the final touches to the songs and gave them real epic broadness. The 5 track EP will be available for download on April 12 and will be released in form of a strictly limited digipak EP as well.
HERZPARASIT new single with guest singer Jenna Jacob
Finally, the third track, the soulful ballad "Wachs“, really stands out because it shows a totally different part of HERZPARASIT. The complex opus is available for download on all portals from March 28, 2013, on.
GENETIC DISORDER electro industrial debut album
DISOrDEr's tracks deal almost exclusively with topics of the medical and psychologic range. Be cool and conquer the dancefloors with songs like "Überdosis", "Koma" or "Lasterluder". Besides 8 original tracks the album also includes 3 remixes. Wash out your ears and dance!! ...
ALL HALLOWS EVE single release
Hence, the recording of the first album "The Dreaming“ features names like Rachel Speight (Die Laughing), Myk Jung (The Fair Sex), Marion Küchenmeister (Invisible Limits) and Ashley Dayour (Whispers in the Shadow) for the vocals. Pretentious Moi? singer Tim Chandler gives his expressive voice to the first single "All Hallows Eve“. The track combines finest gothic rock of the The Mission brand with catchy dancing rhythms. Available for download from May 17 on.
LES FLEURS DU MAL new single "Idolarity: In Vain"
The second track "Idolarity: in Pain“ builds itself up as an epic dark rock song with ambient keyboards and an infectious refrain melody emphasizing again the band's compositional quality. The remix by Dr. Arthur Krause extends this feeling by means of a dark-epic halting arrangement which allows the Swedish colleagues to forcefully put their mark on the track.
[DE:AD:CIBEL] single release "Vanitas"
The first forerunner of the upcoming album "Globalized“ is not only catchy, but also fit for dancing and will certainly find its fans in the electro industrial as well as the classic EBM field. Catchy bass lines together with whirling and stomping beats as well as Daniel Galda's snotty and deep vocals dominate what is going on and consolidate [DE:AD:CIBEL]‘s reputation as the "German Bass Machine“ impressively.
DESCENDANTS OF CAIN present "Hell Bar Blues"
On "The Hell Bar Blues" the listener comes upon dark gothic rock being little short of blues which always keeps its eyes glued to catchy melodies despite all seriousness and heaviness. With the new EP, the English try out new things cross-style like never before and present a gothic rock monolith that has what it takes to become a genre classic.
BIONIC Re-Release of the debut album "Rest In Peace"
The newly mastered album which will be released exclusively on ECHOZONE on March 28, 2013, comes up with two additional alternative mixes which until now had only been on CD samplers which are sold out by now. The album is produced by Sevren-Ni-Arb (X Marks The Pedwalk).
AGGROAPHOBIA EP release
The EP contains the original song, an extended version as well as two additional remixes by Cold Therapy and Genetic Disorder.
PARANOID ANDROID EP release "The Only Friend"
Mastermind Guido Vortex who according to legend was abandoned on our planet earth by aliens to spread intergalactic music, again puts his ability to the test. This year, the band is going to play live at the WGT in Leipzig for the very first time.
SOUL SCHOOL EARTH album release
"Homecoming“ is a varying heavenly voices album in the vein of Engelsstaub and Faun which does not need to shy away from being compared with those big role models. The album is available for download starting from March 15.
DER KLINKE EP release "The Doll"
The EP comes up with 8 tracks including the title song plus an extended and instrumental version and i. a. a new version of "Where It Ends“ featuring THE ARCH singer "CUVG“ as the second voice.
Catchy melodies notwithstanding, DER KLINKE present themselves on "The Doll“ devoid of running with trends and scenes in general and herewith emphasize again their individuality in a very confident way.
The Mission Live 2013 in America and England
In addition, the limited silver digi-DVD "Silver" includes an audio CD with tracks of the live gig in Cologne. Furthermore, the DVD presents additional bonus material like clips about the rehearsals, fan interviews and 'behind the scenes' takes of the London show. A must-buy for every The Mission fan!
Check out the band's current tour dates for 2013:
“Keeping the Faith” Tour
03-Sep Washington, DC 9:30 Club / 04-Sep Philadelphia, PA Trocadero / 05-Sep New York, NY Irving Plaza / 06-Sep Toronto, Lee’s Palace / 07-Sep Chicago, IL House of Blues / 10-Sep Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia / 11-Sep Las Vegas, NV LVCS / 13-Sep San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom / 14-Sep Portland, OR Aladdin Theater / 15-Sep Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
"Revelations" Tour mit Fields of the Nephilim
Dec 14 GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY / Dec 15 LEEDS 02 ACADEMY / Dec 17 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY / Dec 18 BRIXTON 02 ACADEMY
Release of new MYSTIGMA album
Mixing German with English lyrics, the band around singer and frontman Torsten Bäumer present versatility and provide an emotional thoughtfulness soundwise which has no equal. The album is available as CD and download on ECHOZONE / Soulfood and represents in its entirety close to 20 years of band history. The band will also play their new album live on stage - concerts are planned for the whole of 2013.
New NORTHERN SADNESS single released
Supported by the charismatic voice of singer Koen De Brabander, the band create an energetic as well as emotional tension which provides a fertile auditory enjoyment.
The single also includes a remix of the guitarist Flint which surprises with piano sounds and a smooth note completing the package thoroughly. The single is available for download as of now on all known portals.
New Lolita KompleX single release
Being already responsible for 30 Seconds To Mars, Marilyn Manson and the Beasty Boys, no one less than Tom Baker put the required pressure on the recording production. The single is available as a strictly limited, manually numbered digi EP including the original version, two additional remixes and the video clip. The 2 tracks download single includes the single version and a remix (Lasergehirn remix).