Laura Carbone (Photo by Thomas von der Heiden)
Berlin-based dark pop-rock songstress Laura Carbone released her third album, Laura Carbone – Live at Rockpalast on Dec. 4. The live recorded album was mixed by Scott von Ryper from The Jesus and Mary Chain and mastered by Phillip Wesling at Original Mastering in Hamburg, with no overdubs whatsoever, and reflects Laura’s unique brand of “Noisy Dreamadelica.”
After releasing the album’s lead single, Laura now follows up with “Cellophane Skin,” an empowering confession of sensitivity and a powerful statement on self-nurturing and on releasing rage and anger.
HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)
Critically acclaimed duo HAERTS, consisting of Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert, have returned to add a new chapter to their lifelong creative and romantic partnership with the release of their new single “For the Sky” featuring Ed Droste out today on Rix Records / The Orchard & Humming Records.
Roosevelt (Photo by Joseph Strauch)
After causing a stir in June with “Sign,” his first new studio recording since 2018 which Stereogum called “a thumping house-pop jam with an emotional ballad at its gooey center,” acclaimed artist and producer Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt today shares the follow-up single “Echoes.”
The Lord of the Lost Ensemble (Photo by Jan Season)
“Dying on the Moon” is a beautiful ballad, perfectly performed by Chris Harms and Joy Frost, who’s voices complement each other perfectly in a bittersweet duet.
Underlined by the classical The Lord of the Lost Ensemble, the German dark metal maestros deliver a soulful and slightly desperate track that goes straight into the listeners heartstrings — an ode to trusting one’s soul’s decision and believing in yourself.
Michael Schenker Fest (Photo by Stephanie Cabral)
Last year, guitar legend Michael Schenker released his second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album Revelation, that features the ever-legendary Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White on vocals. The album also features guest singer Ronnie Romero. Instrumental parts were handled by Michael himself, as well as Steve Mann, Chris Glen, Bodo Schopf and Simon Phillips.
Recently, the band were pleased to reveal a lyric video for track “The Beast in the Shadows” from that album.
Heilung performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 22, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines / ambienteye.com)
Pictures can show you what an event looked like. Recordings can tell you what it sounded like. But nothing short of being there can express how it felt.
That was especially the case when European neofolk trio Heilung performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.
Kim Petras performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 20, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Kim Petras visited The Fillmore Silver Spring on a second round of North American dates for her Clarity Tour, named for the album she released in June via BunHead. Since then, Kim released Turn Off the Light Vol. 2 in October as a follow-up to her first mixtape.
Kim Petras (Photo by Byron Spencer)
German power pop diva Kim Petras released Turn Off the Light, her second studio album, in October through her own label, BunHead. She now arrives at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for a show on her Clarity Tour.
Alice Merton (Photo by Danny Jungslund)
German electropop sensation Alice Merton recently released an expanded edition of her hit album MINT, and she’s hitting the United States for a few select dates. She performs at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Nitzer Ebb performs at Wave Gotif Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, in June 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
About a month ago, roughly 20,000 folks traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to celebrate goth and dark music. Our photographer Paivi Salonen also was there, and here is an overview of her best pictures, including shots of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate, Das Ich, White Lies, MINE, Empathy Test, London After Midnight, Lord of the Lost, and Welle: Erdball.