Skinny Puppy’s Nivek Ogre on Gitmo Torture Music

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Nivek Ogre, lead singer of the industrial music group Skinny Puppy, discussing the band’s reaction to their music being used to torture Guantanamo detainees, as well as their motivation to be politically confrontational, their passion for animal rights, and the need to speak out in time of universal deceit.

Free MP3 Download – Antilopen Gang, NMZS

Antilopen Gang (Antelope Crossing) is a German-language rap group from Düsseldorf, Germany. As of 2015, the band consists of rappers Koljah, Panik Panzer und Danger Dan. Another member, NMZS (Joseph Wich) took his own life on March 20, 2013. On November 28, 2013, NMZS’ last album, Der Elkehefte, was released posthumously by his bandmates.

Most of their albums can be downloaded for free from their website: http://antilopengang.de/

NMZS, "Egotrip"
NMZS, “Egotrip”

The band is known for their lyrics and their anti-music-industry attitude.

David Bowie Helden, German version of Heroes

David Bowie, “Helden (German version)”

Lyrics:
Du
Könntest Du schwimmen
Wie Delphine
Delphine es tun
Niemand gibt uns eine Chance
Doch können wir siegen
Für immer und immer
Und wir sind dann Helden
Für einen Tag

Ich
Ich bin dann König
Und Du
Du Königin
Obwohl sie
Unschlagbar scheinen
Werden wir Helden
Für einen Tag
Wir sind dann wir
An diesem Tag

Ich
Ich glaub’ das zu träumen
die Mauer
Im Rücken war kalt
Die Schüsse reissen die Luft
Doch wir küssen
Als ob nichts geschieht
Und die Scham fiel auf ihre Seite
Oh, wir können sie schlagen
Für alle Zeiten
Dann sind wir Helden
Nur diesen Tag
Dann sind wir Helden
Dann sind wir Helden
Dann sind wir Helden
Nur diesen Tag

Dann sind wir Helden (less)

Rykarda Parasol – Against the Sun

Rykarda Parasol’s latest album, Against the Sun, is absolutely captivating.  I stumbled upon her music a few weeks ago on Spotify and I have not been able to stop listening to it.  Rykarda has a beautiful, deep voice that is dripping with emotional power.  Each song sounds personal and private and I feel like I am being slightly voyeuristic when I listen to it late into the evening.

If you like haunting music, visit Rykarda Parasol’s website by clicking on the album cover.

Rykarda Parasol Against the Sun

 

Atheists Have Songs Too

Since my soul cannot be saved,
I guess ill go in to my grave,
And wake up in a world of flame,
And wake up in world of flame.

Fire and brimstone, thistle and thorn,
I never believed since the day I was born.
Come sit beside me under any old tree,
And under any tree ask me any old thing.
So flesh and flesh and bone and bone,
That is all I’ll ever know …
Fire and brimstone, thistle and thorn,
I never believed since the day I was born.

Suffering is life’s common thread,
Woven in veins of roman red.
Say: “Pain no more. Pain no more!”

 

WATERS – It All Might Be OK – EP, FREE

WATERS is a musical project formed by Van Pierszalowski, former frontman for the now defunct band, Port O’Brien.  In 2014, Waters released the EP, “It All Might Be OK,” as the follow-up to their 2011 album, “Out In the Light”. “It All Might Be OK,” was produced by Ryan Rabin of Grouplove.

http://youtu.be/S7twqkSTUNI

Album/EP Details:

“It All Might Be OK,” contains four tracks available on iTunes. The second track is available as a FREE download.

Water, "It All Might Be OK" (2014, EP)
Water, “It All Might Be OK” (2014, EP)

WATERS
It All Might Be OK – EP
Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock
Released: Oct 14, 2014
℗ 2014 Vagrant Records

Track List:
1. Got to My Head – $0.99
2. I Feel Everything – FREE
3. Over It- $0.99
4. Down Together- $0.99

Band Members:
Van Pierszalowski (vocals/guitar)
Brian DaMert (guitar)
Greg Sellin (bass)
Andrew Wales (drums)
Sara DaMert (keyboard)

Lyrics to I Feel Everything by WATERS

WATERS – I Feel Everything Lyrics

You can fool your friends,
But I know you better than that.
You found my brother’s gun
I think it’s just more fun, like that.

Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.

Kiss me just to keep me close
I’ll call you anything you want me to
I just can’t wait to get away
To that only place where I feel everything.

CHORUS:
I feel everything. I feel everything.
I feel everything. I feel everything.

Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.

Don’t give in on what they say
They can’t understand it at all
It ain’t yours to give away
And it’s not yours to take,
I don’t care what they say,
It’s just the only place
Where I feel everything.

CHORUS:
I feel everything. I feel everything.
I feel everything. I feel everything.

Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.

And it’s not yours take,
I don’t care what they say,
It’s just the only place
Where I feel everything.

CHORUS:
I feel everything. I feel everything.
I feel everything. I feel everything.

Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh. Oh-oh-oh.

[Lyrics to I Feel Everything by WATERS]

Waters, “Got To My Head”

First official video release from the EP is the track, Got To My Head: