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Trakktor

Its been a year and a half since we released our album Force Majeure and now we are BACK.

The HOL album is a direct evolution of what Force Majeure started. Many critics used terms like "EBM Evolved" in the reviews our last album FM... we just tried to make some EBM. Just wait until you get your hands on our new baby. (Can't wait? Click the previews on the right side of the page... a full album preview track on top and a full song for download named The End of Days.) Our aim has been to make an awesome EBM album. And we are extremely proud to give you another album that we ourselves think is awesome. Un-cut and un-edited, it is precisely as we wanted it. That, to us, is what's important.

This total package contains all the TNT, Rage, Plutonium, Gunpowder and whatever the hell you can think of that goes BOOM! Distilled, bottled and left to mature until it's ready to blow your brains out.

We hope you will enjoy this album as much as we did writing, recording, and producing it.

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Package

Luxury double-digipack containing 2 CDs(cleverly named HALO and LIES :) )
A total of 130 Minutes of high-quality, kick-ass EBM 16 page color booklet.
Awesome artwork and photos by Alex Torvenius, Anna Lindberg , Tobias Jansson and Susanne Baldefors.
A wide array of remixes from some of the best EBM acts in the scene The album will be released on the 3rd of December.


Tracklist

CD1 - Halo
01 - Welcome To Sin CIty
02 - End Of Days
03 - Blitzkrieg Galaxy [Album Version]
04 - Halo Of Lies
05 - TraKKtor
06 - Spitting On Your Grave
07 - Orbital Strike [Infinitus Bellum]
08 - MeKKanized Soul
09 - Hollow Spirits [Album Version]
10 - Drag Me To Hell
11 - The Dawn Of War

CD2 - Lies

01 - The Dawn of War [Falling Skies Remix by Roughhausen]
02 - Spitting On Your Grave [Touched by Stahlnebel & Black Selket]
03 - Halo Of Lies [Remixed by Re-legion]
04 - Dawn Of War [Remixed by Diversant:13]
05 - Mekkanized Soul [Remixed by Ginger Snap5]
06 - Blitzkrieg Galaxy [The Blister Exists Remix]
07 - Spitting On Your Grave [1991 Remixx by Angst Pop feat. Technomancer]
08 - Halo Of Lies [Shock-Pop-Mix by Channel East]
09 - Dawn of War [Frontal Boundary Mix]
10 - Mekkanized Soul [Kant Kino Symphony]
11 - Blitzkrieg Galaxy [Frau Untz Remix]
12 - Spitting On Your Grave [Electronic Dreams_WTL Remix]
13 - Halo Of Lies [Remix by Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio]
14 - The Dawn Of War [Remixed by Zargg]
15 - Spitting On Your Grave [Remix By Particle Son]

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ARTIST: TRAKKTOR
TITLE: "HALO OF LIES"
FORMAT: CD
RELEASE DATE: 12/3/2012
RETAIL PRICE: $18.00
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After 3 years of waiting its finally completed. 3 years of hard work, 3 years of anticipation from our fans.

Absolutely relentless EBM with a deep orchestral influence delivered by cold hard machines, fueled by the most intensified rage imaginable. We aim to take you to the very darkest of places of the human soul and back so strap yourselves in for one hell of a ride.

The name speaks for itself. Force Majeure!

(from SIDE-LINE.COM) Trakktor is a Swedish duo set up in 2001 by Pierre Maier and Tobias Jansson. Later on the duo got joined by Jens Lagnekvist aka DJ Conan. Right now Trakktor is again a duo as Tobias Jansson left the band to concentrate on his own project (ACC:Xess). Trakktor previously released an EP entitled "Veil Of Thorns", but you probably heard the band on a few great compilations like Electronic Body Matrix and Extreme Snderfall Vol. 11 or remixes for bands like Kant Kino, Cryo, Red Cell, Menticide ao.

"Force Majeure" is a good way to know a bit more about this band and the least I can say is that this album is an excellent EBM composition. Right after a short intro with the cool title Pandoras Box, we get a dark-body song entitled "Soothsayer". It sounds promising and is an excellent teaser for whats coming up. Trakktor deals with a very efficient and well-crafted EBM style. The songs are powerful and driven by harsh vocal parts. "Final Fusion" and "Veil Of Thorns" are quite efficient pieces. Those who know their EP Veil Of Thorns might have noticed the carrying lead running through the song.

Trakktor is not just composing EBM, but still takes care to elaborate the writing with alluring synth leads. Thats what they do a remarkable way on "The Surge" (released on the great sampler Electronic Body Matrix). Even if the song sounds quieter than the rest and is featuring female backings, its a damned good track as well. One more essential song is Spitfire. I like the lyrics of the track, which are dealing about a pilot from the famous airplanes of the RAF during WWII. I like the power, the sound, even the clich siren-sampling and the captivating string during the break.

Force Majeure has fully seduced me for its fresh EBM temperament. I totally agree what the band affirms in the booklet: And fuck all old farts who do not appreciate anything made after 87. It made me smile, but theyre damn right, illustrating that EBM is not only music of the 80s. This album gets my full support even being an old fart myself... Well-done guys! (DP:8)DP.

For an act who have existed for ten years it is rather unusual to not have released a single album during that time. But now it is here. Force Majeure is the name of the debut album.

TraKKtor is the duo of Pierre Maier and Jens Lagnekvist. Formed in 2001 more on hobby basis, the band took the shot and decided in 2006 to take the project to another level. Five years later, Force Majeure is the result.

Influences from Suicide Commando, Hocico or even Front Line Assembly and Skinny Puppy are not difficult to notice. At high pace, after the opening intro track Pandoras Box, they kick off with the powerful Soothsayer and continue to keep it up. Its harsh, dark and with fast beats it is like ment for the clubs.

Songs like Veil of Thorns bring forward a brighter structure though. Still at high tempo with fast beats but with influences from Trance. The contrast of the bright sound structure, the heavy beats and the dark vocals makes a really great mix. Do not forget the beautiful melodic atmosphere. And that is something I think the band does really good. They create these really dark songs with heavily distorted voice and heavy beats, but at the same time it feels very melodic. Almost every song has a strong melody and a great atmosphere.

The track Thirteenth Order is something of a true masterpiece. As I see it, this IS the closing track for this album and it is just amazing. Nearly 8 minutes of an outstanding atmosphere, putting all the harsh aside and focusing on the synthesizers with cool ambient soundscapes and a melodic structure that reminds of the classic C64 tunes in some parts.

I must say the investment in better equipment really paid off. The quality is at a high level with great production work. The album is really good and it pretty much kicks the shit out of many other bands in this genre today. Force Majeure will stay with me for a long time! Dont be surprised if this one is mentioned as one of the strongest in its genre at the end of the year.

Written by: Bjrn Andersson

TRACKLISTING
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01- PANDORA'S BOX
02- SOOTHSAYER
03- FINAL FUSION
04- VEIL OF THORNS
05- REAPER
06- THE SURGE
07- SPITFIRE
08- EXTINCTION
09- DANCING WITH THE DEVIL
10- THIRTEENTH ORDER
11- DANCING WITH THE DEVIL (ANAMADIM REMIX)

Here's an interview with Reflections Of Darkness on our 10 year anniversary party / release party for force majeure recently.

Some video footage from Elektrostat Festival

album cover
ARTIST: TRAKKTOR
TITLE: "FORCE MAJEURE"
FORMAT: CD
LABEL: KATYUSHA , DSBP DISTRO(USA)
CATALOG #: DSBP#1103
RETAIL PRICE: $15.00
TOTAL TIME : 56:26
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 20TH, 2011
DISTRIBUTION: DSBP, STORMING THE BASE(North America), POPONAUT, INDIETECTIVE(GERMANY), ADVOXYA(HUNGARY) and more.
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