Belgium’s Alfa Matrix is well known to welcome cult musicians from the good old late 80’s dark electronic scene to their label roster: Berlin based artists Wagner and Falgalas join Alfa Matrix for the 3rd album of their latest project DARKNESS ON DEMAND.
Back in the days, the German guys inaugurated the repertoire of now cult label Machinery Records under the DANCE OR DIE flagship (they were members of) and were often described as the first band making the bridge between EBM industrial and cold wave gothic music, between FRONT 242 and SISTERS OF MERCY…
Since 2017, they continue intelligently merging moody melodic electronics, dark poignant expressive vocals and upbeat frontal EBM industrial assaults under the DARKNESS ON DEMAND moniker (with the same DOD acronym) with a strong and engaged lyrical focus bridging science fiction themes with major issues of our current society.
Today we are revealing the first song from the new “Digital Outcast” album coming out in September 2023: a very non-representative tune actually for DARKNESS ON DEMAND’s more aggressive electro style, but such a beautiful ballad that nicely sets the tone of the album’s shout for freedom!
“Hang On” gets released here in a collaboration version together with their neo-folk martial side-project WINTERHART. Dramatic echoing piano lines and orchestral synth arrangements beautifully leave room to these almost depressive dark and touching vocals you will quickly sing along with, and that will bring back memories of the claustrophobic moments of the Covid19 lockdown and all the societal excesses and abuses it generated.
Also check the video clip filmed for this song!
“Hang on… Kill the system! Now we want FREEDOM!”.