August 26, 2018 - It is a highlight of a creative person’s life when a project takes on a direction and dimension of its own. This rarely happens in connection with a compilation, but DARK EUROPA is an exception. When Miel Noir approached PANICMACHINE with a cross-border and cross genre collaboration, something special was set in motion. The artists involved were taken on an adventure through a constantly changing, but amazingly cohesive soundscape.
Bands and projects from 9 different countries came together to take the listeners on a sonic journey through the dark music styles of Europe. All 17 tracks on this compilation are collaborative efforts between two different bands/projects.
This compilation offers a wide variety of styles from dark electro in various forms to dark folk, from experimental ambient to dark metal, from industrial to ritual wave and beyond.
The participants include Allerseelen, Chaos Research (project of Marko "Gravehill" Hautamäki from Two Witches), Choronzon, Extreme Chromo (founded by past multi-instrumentalist for NIK TURNER (Hawkwind) projects; with a transfer loan playing Guitar for Alien Sex Fiend, later founding team Extreme Chromo., Jurica Jelic, Laguz Rune, Love The Ghost, Miel Noir, P. Emerson Williams (past collaborations include Jarboe, John Zewizz, Manes), Phobos Reactor (project of Oliver from Insect Plasma), snowW.Wwhite, several members of TONTTU, Veil of Thorns, and Winterhart (project of Falgalas & Wagner from Dance or Die / Darkness on Demand).
You can get the Special Edition physical CD version of the release at multiple outlets. Team captains at Extreme Chromo, TONTTU, Miel Noir and P. Emerson Williams can all deliver your physical CD fix.
Digital version of the compilation for free via Panicmachine at https://digital.panicmachine.com
Enjoy your trip through DARK EUROPA!
Allerseelen has been active in the industrial & apocalyptic folk genres since 1988. The music is a combination of industrial & folkloristic elements. Band leader Gerhard Hallstatt has worked with many guest musicians & vocalists to expand the sound of Allerseelen over the years.
Chaos Research [FI]
Chaos Research is a neo-classical darkwave duo from Finland. The bands’ 4th album was released in February 2018.
Choronzon is not an "occult themed" project. It IS the thing, it is not merely about it, or influenced by it. That which was open will close, that which was shut down will open out. Prediction is futile. Give up. But "give up" properly... "Those
who know don't tell. Those who tell don't know."
Extreme Chromo [GB]
“Creative fist: Extreme Chromo - concept by Dr Hyatt. Thanks to Original Falcon Press for calibration tools for unique freak individuals to calibrate constructively. Chromo kids kicking & screaming clawing from street smarts survivalist hell, turn suffering to success. Using principles of extreme living, hard work & determination to avoid self-defeat. ”
“Try as I might, I can’t come up with anything. To pigeonhole you in 280 characters…I just can’t do it. “
Jurica Jelić [HR]
Jurica Jelić is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Croatia. He played in the band “The Alibor”, played live with the band “Vještice”, created film and theatre scores with Srdjan Sacher and produced/recorded albums for various bands & artists.
Laguz Rune [FI]
Four ancient spirits have risen to pay homage to their northern heritage by utilizing traditional instruments to create atmospheric neofolk soundscapes.
Love The Ghost [IT]
Love The Ghost is an original music/video project created by Andrea L., songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and video-maker. Sound-
wise, Love The Ghost is heavily influenced by Post Punk, New Wave, Goth Rock and Hard-Rock.
Miel Noir [DE/BG]
Miel Noir is the project of Dimo Dimov (Svarrogh, Allerseelen, Sturmpercht…) and Marcel P. (Allerseelen, Sagittarius, Fahl…). They cover a wide variety of styles ranging from Neoclassic and Dark Ambient to Gothic Rock as well as Industrial, Electro-EBM and Avantgarde Pop.
P. Emerson Williams [NO]
Necrofuturist Highwire Artist. Every person known to be connected with this demon in human form has been beset by madness and disaster. Those who dare speak may point to the few who survive his acquaintance who to all appearances retain the manner of sanity and ascend to massive power.
Phobos Reactor [DE]
Phobos Reactor is a German Dark Electro project of the Insect Plasma front man and mastermind Oliver S. Pure electronic sound, forged on vintage machines, focused on dark ambience.
snowW.Wwhite is the only martial female solo project known to exist world-wide and based in Greater London. Playful melodies with martial drums, choral sounds and industrial dark undertones are the trademarks of snowW.Wwhite.
TONTTU is dedicated to the eradication of Gnomes worldwide. Music should be made by these rules as follows:
Gnomes will get offensive and aggressive as they listen to it, sympathizers shall run for their lives and seek cover...
Veil Of Thorns [NO]
Veil of Thorns is an ever evolving concept born of the fevered brain of P. Emerson Williams. Among the growing list of collaborators one can find authors, actors and musicians of many genres, reflecting the scope of what P. Emerson
Williams calls Necrofuturist art.
Winterhart is the project of the two Dance or Die members Falgalas & Wagner who have recently re-formed DoD under the name Darkness on Demand. Winterhart is inspired by Neofolk and Martial Industrial sounds and historic themes such as the rise and fall of great civilizations.
Zigfried Totengnomentanzen [US]