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Contrepoison (Canada)
"...Until Next Morning" 12" EP 2011, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ add to cart ]
A 4-track EP which shows the darkest and most anguished side of the human feeling, where drum machines sound like heartbeats and synthesizers are as liquid as tears. Deep, somber vocals filled with sorrow and anger cap it all. A killer debut! Lim. 500x.

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A1. Until Next Morning
A2. The Snake has Bitten Its Tail
B1. Heartbeat
B2. To Never, Forever

last update: 2014-01-04
Dream Affair (U.S.A.)
"Endless Days" 12" LP 2011, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ add to cart ]
Dream Affair offer conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions, incorporating sounds of Wax Trax Industrial and 4AD Shoegaze into UK Post-Punk and French Cold Wave with gentle nods to Depeche Mode and The Cure.

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01. Endless Days
02. Silent Story
03. Drifting
04. 405
05. Apology
06. Lucid
07. No Use Hiding
08. Until The Fall
09. Parting

last update: 2016-01-26
Drift (United Kingdom)
"Black Devotion" 12" EP 2015, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
The debut by this London-based act, whose inspiration comes from Depeche Mode, HTRK, Slowdive or Cocteau Twins, although shaped into something more akin to what Tropic Of Cancer or Född Död have also been pursuing, in what they entitle Devotional Synth.

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A1 Grave
A2 Mirage
A3 Dreams in Silkscreen
B1 Say it Right
B2 Hard to Accept
B3 Never Let Go

last update: 2016-05-18
Hand of Dust (Denmark)
"Walk in White" 7" EP 2014, Avant! Records
7.00EUR • approx. 10.2USD [ add to cart ]
A very personal variation of Dark Rock music with roots in Folk and with a lot of focus on songwriting and lyrics which brings to mind Dead Moon or Gun Club. One time pressing of 500 copies, with insert. Definitely a band to watch.

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A. Walk In White
B. A Sight For The Living

last update: 2016-01-26
Hand of Dust (Denmark)
"Like Breath Beneath a Veil" 12" LP 2015, Avant! Records
16.00EUR • approx. 23.2USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Hand of Dust expand their early Dark Folk/Rock to a perfect, extended formula with martial stomps, semi-acoustic guitars drenched in reverberation and throbbing and vibrant bass lines. A fistful of ballads pregnant with tragedy and unavoidability.

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A1 Feast Of Tails
A2 Lighthouse
A3 Born In The Summer
A4 Clearly
A5 Hollow
B1 Roses In The Sawmill
B2 Encased In Amber
B3 Dip Your Tongues In Slaughter
B4 Sex Never Sleeps
B5 Nothing Was Ever The Same Again

last update: 2016-05-18
Horror Vacui (Italy)
"In Darkness You Will Feel Alright" 12" LP 2014, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Horror Vacui is taking the hard-line: how to play goth music with a strong, arrogant attitude. Powerful 4/4 drum patterns, catchy guitar riffs, deep angry vocals. Think of the Sisters of Mercy or Lords of the New Church played by a bunch of filthy punx.

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A1 Intro
A2 Black Rivers
A3 I Like It When A Soldier Dies
A4 Corvus Corax
A5 Everytime
B1 In Darkness
B2 Yersinia
B3 Arabian Spring
B4 Leave Me Alone
B5 Outro

last update: 2016-12-19
Horror Vacui (Italy)
"Return of the Empire" 12" LP 2015, Avant! Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ add to cart ]
Bologna (Italy) Goth Peace-Punk 5-piece strikes back to deliver eight new tracks filled with disenchantment, scorn and a proper share of irreverence in leather. Lim. 700 copies on black vinyl.

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A1 Return Of The Empire
A2 5000
A3 The Right Cure
A4 'Till The Last Drop
B1 Light Of Darkness
B2 Time
B3 Opus Tenebris
B4 Desperate Adelia

last update: 2016-01-26
Hot Guts (U.S.A.)
"Wilds" 12" LP 2014, Avant! Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ add to cart ]
Hot Guts cross the electronic and organic as well as the harsh and beautiful, in a web of minimal electronics with hints of EBM, Neofolk, Tribal Industrial but also an element of experimentalism that keeps things sounding fresh and strangely contemporary.

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A1 All Suns
A2 Will Carry
A3 Kite and Shadow
A4 Gold Silent
B1 Fires
B2 The Name of the World
B3 Drift
B4 A Kindness

last update: 2016-01-26
Kinit Her (U.S.A.)
"The Poet & The Blue Flower" 12" LP 2013, Avant! Records
16.00EUR • approx. 23.2USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Kinit Her fall once again in an undefinable territory of the Post-Industrial and Neofolk landscapes with both strictly structured songlike fragments and more free-associative passages throughout its 8 tracks. Comes in grey vinyl.

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A1 Feast of Death I
A2 The Poet & the Blue Flower
A3 Reconcile
A4 Silence, My Song I
B1 Feast of Death II
B2 As Old As Day and Night Together
B3 A Dome Surrounds
B4 Silence, My Song II

last update: 2016-05-18
Koban (Canada)
"Abject Obsessions" 12" LP 2016, Avant! Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Cold yet catchy dark Post-Punk driven by caustic drum machines, featuring French-speaking female vocals and English-speaking male voice, powered by synths and guitars as sharp and dangerous as a rusty blade.

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A1 This Pursuit
A2 Instinct of Ego
A3 Lesser
A4 Elias See’s
A5 Between the Differences
B1 Illusion
B2 Certain Tears
B3 Maladie
B4 Le Cauchemar
B5 We Run Red Lights

last update: 2017-03-01
Koban (Canada)
"Abject Obsessions" Digipak CD 2016, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Cold yet catchy dark Post-Punk driven by caustic drum machines, featuring French-speaking female vocals and English-speaking male voice, powered by synths and guitars as sharp and dangerous as a rusty blade. Elegant 4-side Digipak limited to 200 copies!

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01 This Pursuit
02 Instinct of Ego
03 Lesser
04 Elias See’s
05 Between the Differences
06 Illusion
07 Certain Tears
08 Maladie
09 Le Cauchemar
10 We Run Red Lights

last update: 2017-03-01
Lakes (Australia)
"Blood of the Grove" 12" LP 2013, Avant! Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Simple yet evocative, direct but solemn. Think of "Rose Clouds..."-era Death In June covering Discharge’s "Hear Nothing..." and you’ll get what we might call Combat-Folk aka how to match Peace-Punk impetuosity with Post-Industrial acoustic ballads.

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A1 Blood Of The Grove
A2 The Oldest Place
A3 Crossed With Leaves
A4 Night Lark
A5 Wingless And Earthbound
B1 Visitation Dawn
B2 All The Waking Dreams
B3 The Longest Reign
B4 Ashes Black
B5 Painted Wreath

last update: 2017-03-01
Lost Tribe (U.S.A.)
"Solace" 12" LP 2014, Avant! Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
An epic odyssey through the graveyard dimension of punk, drawing inspiration from early crust, 80s California deathrock, UK anarchopunk, and the more tribal side of postpunk bands like Killing Joke. Punk from the wrong side of midnight.

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A1 Disease
A2 Rise or Fall
A3 Century
A4 Untitled
B1 Untitled
B2 Midnight Rain
B3 Conquer
B4 Dungeon of Stones

last update: 2016-05-18
Lust For Youth (SE / DK)
"Solar Flare" Digipak CD 2011, Avant! Records
10.00EUR • approx. 14.5USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
12 tracks like a never-ending flow, blending industrial murky noise, dark-wave atmospheres and lo-fi synth pop catchy melodies, all drenched in reverberation and beaten by distant vocal chants. Elegant 4-side Digipak with extra artwork inside, lim. 300x.

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01 Intro
02 Dreams
03 Ruins
04 Solar Flare
05 Sickness
06 Eternity Now
07 Far Away
08 Black Death
09 Strings
10 Falling
11 Taste Of Skin
12 Red Lights

last update: 2017-08-16
Lust For Youth (SE / DK)
"Growing Seeds" 12" LP 2012, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Hannes Norrvide goes solo for this recording and the filthy patina that used to cloak the band’s previous recordings has gone to leave room to clearer sounds. Synth-pop hymns along with noisy industrial tracks and powerful EBM beats.

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A1. Behind Curtains
A2. It's You
A3. We Planted A Seed
A4. Champagne
A5. La Rouge
B1. Cover Their Faces
B2. Always Changing
B3. Modern Life
B4. We Got Lust
B5. Neon Lights Appear

last update: 2017-06-19
Natural Assembly (United Kingdom)
"Arms of Departure" 12" EP 2012, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Dark Synth-Wave from London, UK, somehow similar to what Lust For Youth and Contrepoison offer, yet with a very personal version of what one might call Industrial Synth-Pop, with notable influences from Front 242 or New Order.

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A1. Nightfall
A2. 19.03.12
A3. Sunrise
B1. Wretched Burden
B2. The Figures Absolved Of All Compulsion
B3. Ruination

last update: 2016-05-18
Night Sins (U.S.A.)
"New Grave" 12" LP 2012, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Night Sins frolic down a musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox, with enough hints of Pink Turns Blue, The Mission, and other extensions into 80's darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on its own.

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A1 Playing Dead
A2 Shoot Me Up
A3 Spectral Bliss
A4 The Stranger
A5 Knell
B1 The Eternal Giver
B2 Wild Eyes
B3 Winged Thing
B4 Knife to the Sky

last update: 2017-07-11
Pleasure Symbols (Australia)
s/t 12" EP 2016, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Desolate but not devoid, P.S. engulf honest Pop music under a sea of slowed, cold synth and bass. Ritualistic vocals perpetually conveying a sense of desperation, but not without fortitude, the bands' unembellished restraint continually on show.

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A1. Underneath Your Skin (5:45)
A2. Above All Else (3:24)
B1. Ultra Violence (3:30)
B2. Control (4:02)

last update: 2017-08-17
Pure Ground (U.S.A.)
"Standard of Living" 12" LP 2015, Avant! Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Pure Ground make exclusive use of analog hardware to arrive at their sound, which straddles a fine line between early EBM and more melancholy minimal synth with an undercurrent of experimentalism running through the whole album. Lim. 300 copies.

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A1 Second Skin
A2 Watch the Lines Grow
A3 War in Every House
A4 In Silence
B1 l'Image
B2 Poison
B3 The Glory of Absence
B4 Centuries in Gold
B5 Tides

last update: 2017-07-18
Pure Ground (U.S.A.)
"Giftgarten" 12" LP 2016, Avant! Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Making use of a great assortment of analog and digital hardware, Pure Ground creates hard electronics teaming with rhythmic white noise and unsettling melodies, not unlike the output delivered by Galakthorroe artists. Lim. 300x.

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A1. Before Us
A2. No Passage
A3. The Great Becoming
A4. The Silent Age
A5. No Voice Of Angels
B1. Still
B2. Omission
B3. Meager Arms Of Sleep
B4. By The Grace Of God
B5. Flood

last update: 2017-02-15
Qual (Lebanon Hanover) (United Kingdom)
"Sable" 12" LP 2015, Avant! Records
16.00EUR • approx. 23.2USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Qual is Lebanon Hanover’s bassist and vocalist William Maybelline, who moved from the pop touch of his main band to cruise the slums of darker and even more extreme electronics. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics. Lim. 500 copies.

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A1. Sable
A2. Spit On Me
A3. Flay
A4. Benevolent Technologies
A5. O' Ornate Spade
B1. The Geometry Of Wounds
B2. Luxurious Bleedings
B3. Putrid Perfumes
B4. Desolate Discotheque
B5. Rip Doth Thy Scarlet Claws

last update: 2017-06-19
Qual (Lebanon Hanover) (United Kingdom)
"Sable" Digipak CD 2015, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
Qual is Lebanon Hanover’s bassist and vocalist William Maybelline, who moved from the pop touch of his main band to cruise the slums of darker and even more extreme electronics. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics. Lim. 300 copies.

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A1. Sable
A2. Spit On Me
A3. Flay
A4. Benevolent Technologies
A5. O' Ornate Spade
B1. The Geometry Of Wounds
B2. Luxurious Bleedings
B3. Putrid Perfumes
B4. Desolate Discotheque
B5. Rip Doth Thy Scarlet Claws

last update: 2017-03-01
Qual (Lebanon Hanover) (United Kingdom)
"Cupio Dissolvi" 12" EP 2017, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Qual strikes back with a 3-track 12” EP, with each new songs exploring a different dimension of Maybelline’s approach to Body/Wave electronics. Lim. 500 copies.

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A1. Cupio Dissolvi
A2. A Bloody Blob
B. Rape Me In The Parthenon

last update: 2017-02-15
Rendez-Vous (France)
"Distance" 12" EP 2016, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
Supported by a procession of ghosts from the likes of Fad Gadget, Sad Lovers and Giants, Dance Society or Nitzer Ebb ones, this EP is like a heartbreaking beautiful reunion, which is mostly the case with the best rendez-vous.

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A1. Distance
A2. Workout
A3. Foreseen Death
B1. Euroshima
B2. Demian
B3. Ignorance & Cruelty

last update: 2017-09-20
The Agnes Circle (United Kingdom)
"Some Vague Desire" 12" LP 2016, Avant! Records
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
This London based Post-Punk duo draws on elements of English Post-Punk and French Cold Wave, combining angular guitars with lush and driven bass lines the two envelope their sound together with hypnotic rhythms and melodic croons.

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A1. White Gate
A2. Porcelain
A3. Monument
A4. Martial Love
B1. Underneath The Ivy
B2. Law of Angels
B3. The Crystal Flowers
B4. Under Reason

last update: 2017-03-01
The Agnes Circle (United Kingdom)
"Some Vague Desire" Digipak CD 2016, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ back in stock ] : [ add to cart ]
This London based Post-Punk duo draws on elements of English Post-Punk and French Cold Wave, combining angular guitars with lush and driven bass lines the two envelope their sound together with hypnotic rhythms and melodic croons.

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01. White Gate (02:42)
02. Porcelain (04:57)
03. Monument (04:08)
04. Martial Love (03:28)
05. Underneath The Ivy (03:38)
06. Law of Angels (04:51)
07. The Crystal Flowers (03:51)
08. Under Reason (04:31)

last update: 2017-08-16
Veil of Light (Switzerland)
"Front Teeth" 12" LP 2017, Avant! Records
16.50EUR • approx. 23.9USD [ new : recommended ] : [ add to cart ]
Veil Of Light take a change of direction as the guitar-driven shoegaze-oriented fuzzy sounds of past records make way for a new focus on the Electronic, Industrial Synth, EBM-Wave spectrum.

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A1. Your Love
A2. Soul In Ethanol
A3. Cut Fingers
A4. Sturm Und Drang
A5. Cut Out Your Name
B1. Soft Palate
B2. Bridges Of God
B3. Body To The Ceiling
B4. Under A Sun That Never Sets
B5. Fight Fire With Fire

last update: 2017-06-19
Veil of Light (Switzerland)
"Front Teeth" Digipak CD 2017, Avant! Records
12.00EUR • approx. 17.4USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Veil Of Light take a change of direction as the guitar-driven shoegaze-oriented fuzzy sounds of past records make way for a new focus on the Electronic, Industrial Synth, EBM-Wave spectrum. Limited to 200 copies!

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A1. Your Love
A2. Soul In Ethanol
A3. Cut Fingers
A4. Sturm Und Drang
A5. Cut Out Your Name
B1. Soft Palate
B2. Bridges Of God
B3. Body To The Ceiling
B4. Under A Sun That Never Sets
B5. Fight Fire With Fire

last update: 2017-06-19
White Hex (Australia)
"Heat" 12" EP 2012, Avant! Records
13.00EUR • approx. 18.9USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
White Hex take influence from the Aus graveyard blues tradition, turning it into something new and minimal, perfectly oscillating between drugstore cowboy lush guitars and Tara’s beautifully worn-out voice. “Tropical Goth”, perhaps?

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A1. Stranger Love
A2. Holiday
A3. Nothing Comes
B1. Desperate Heat
B2. Waves
B3. Ice Cold

last update: 2016-08-31
You. (U.S.A.)
"Bouquet" 12" LP 2016, Avant! Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
You.'s fourth album, following previous releases on Blind Prophet and Dais. Minimal meets Post-Punk with a somewhat uncomfortable Industrial harshness often hovering over things.

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A1. Taste Lies
A2. Bouquet
A3. Dont
A4. Graveyard Method Actor
A5. Hagion
B1. The Chase
B2. Lost Mines
B3. White Curtains .
B4. Space Flower

last update: 2017-03-01
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